Areal, or Prefectoral, System
An approach to government that structures its organizations by particular geographic region.
Generally, a subunit of a cabinet department
group of officials who head government departments and advise the President
perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
A government organization that, like business corporations, provides a service that could be provided by the private sector and typically charges for its services. The U.S. Postal Service is an example.
agencies in the executive branch of the federal government formed by Congress to help enforce laws and regulations not covered by the executive departments
the heads of the Defense, State, Treasury, and Justice departments
National Security Council
a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security
Office of Management and Budget
Presidential staff agency that serves as a clearinghouse for budgetary requests and management improvements for government agencies.
Office of Policy Development
Advise Pres. in Domestic affairs
newer departments, less access to president, provide interest group access to executive branch of government e.g. Agriculture Department Secretary
independent agencies created by Congress that can make rules concerning certain activities and bring violators to court. (ie. SEC, FCC)