The executive departments are the units of government that are under the direct supervision of the President. The heads of the executive departments make up part of the President's cabinet. The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of the 15 executive departments listed below, as well as the Attorney General.
In addition to these departments, there are hundreds of federal agencies and commissions with various responsibilities. Visit USA.gov for a current list of all federal agencies, commissions and departments.
Each executive department collects and publishes unique information. Consult the departmental pages listed below, and the links to highlighted publications, resources, agencies and administrations to learn more! Other agencies and administrations are highlighted in boxes in the right column.
Department of Agriculture highlighted publications and resources:
Department of Commerce highlighted commerce bureaus:
Department of Defense highlighted documents and sites:
Department of Education highlighted resources:
Department of Energy highlighted agencies and offices:
Deparment of Health and Human Services highlighted agencies:
Department of Homeland Security highlighted resources and administrations.
Department of the Interior highlighted bureaus and agencies:
Department of Justice highlighted offices, divisions, and bureaus:
Department of Labor highlighted bureaus and administrations:
Department of State highlighted publications and documents:
Department of Transportation highlighted administrations and bureaus:
Department of the Treasury highlighted resources and agencies:
Department of Veteran Affairs highlighted resources: