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The President is the administrative head of the Executive branch. All Executive departments and Federal agencies comprise this branch of government.
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense
- Department of Education
- Department of Energy
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Department of the Interior
- Department of Justice
- Department of Labor
- Department of State
- Department of Transportation
- Department of the Treasury
- Department of Veterans Affairs
Independent Agencies and Government Corporations
There are more than 60 independent agencies and government corporations that are part of the Executive Branch. They are relatively independent of the President's direction and many have regulatory power. Some well-known independent agencies are the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Reserve System, and United States Postal Service. Two well-known government corporations are the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Quasi-Official agencies are not Executive agencies under the definition of 5 U.S.C.105 but are required by statute to publish certain information on their programs and activities in the Federal Register.