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GovernmentExecutive.com is government's business news daily and a premier website for federal managers and executives. Its mission is to cover the business of the federal government and its departments and agencies. They cover government management in the same way that Forbes and Business Week cover management in the private sector. The website contains news and articles.
HUD - Homes and Communities
HUD, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, was founded by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. The website's most popular sites are ones linked to how to buy a home, how to buy a HUD home, how to avoid foreclosure, etc. There is also important information about homelessness, funding, legal information, fair market rents, FHA information, progress on rebuilding New Orleans, and much more.
Internal Revenue Service
This is the official website of the IRS, a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department. The roots of the IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln enacted an income tax to help pay for the war. It was repealed and enacted again in 1913 with the 16th Amendment. On the website, users can download tax forms, track refunds, and find specific information about tax laws and regulations.
Kids.gov is the official kids' portal to the U.S. Government. It links over 1200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. Users search by grade level or educator, then by educational topic. On the homepage are news topics of interest to kids and more.
Regulations.gov is the public face of the U.S. Government's eRulemaking Initiative which facilitates public participation in the federal regulatory process. Users can search by topic or see the Documents Open for Public Comment and respond to them. Users can also search by Docket, Document, or Report. The site also contains directions for submitting comments.
Social Security Administration
This is the online site for the U.S. Social Security Administration. It began as the Social Security Board, founded by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. The website provides a vast amount of information from applying for benefits to obtaining a new card. There is a link to lists of the most popular baby names by year, and all kinds of information about types of benefits and how to get them.
Social Security Online
This is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. On it, users can apply for cards, check social security records, check and plan for retirement, find information about Medicare, check on disability benefits, widow and widower benefits, and more. There is also a news section, a link to a site that discusses the future of social security, forms and publications, and more.
U.S. Census Bureau
This site provides data taken from the Census Bureau statistics. Users can search by topic, such as poverty or state median income, or many other subjects. There is a regional population finder for any city and a population counter that updates every minute. There are also links to news stories, publications of the Bureau, maps, and much more.
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
The USCIS became a part of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization functions. On the website, users can find out about visiting and working in the U.S. temporarily, citizenship, green cards, and information for employers. Users can also check on the status of their cases. New rules and other news also on the site.
U.S. Department of Justice
The mission of the DOJ, founded in 1870, is to enforce the laws and defend the interests of the U.S. The DOJ has a number of Task Forces such as the Corporate Fraud Task Force and the Identity Theft Task Force. It also has initiatives to combat terrorism, fight trafficking in persons, prevent youth violence, help victims of crime, apprehend fugitives, halt domestic violence, and much more.
U.S. Department of Labor
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, and protecting the rights of retirees, among other things. Users can find information on labor laws, the Consumer Price Index, the Family & Medical Leave Act, job opportunities, forms, and more.
U.S. Department of State
The website contains daily news; top stories; a message from the Secretary of State; a daily press briefing; travel warnings; information about passports and visas; country background notes; careers; a site for students; information about the Department of State; photos; RSS news feeds; podcasts; Listservs; and much more.
U.S. Department of the Interior
The DOI was established in 1849 to take charge of the Nation's internal affairs. Within the DOI are the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Geological Survey, the National Parks Service, and others. The web site describes the many projects and initiatives of the DOI, and some special interest links to obtaining fishing and hunting licenses and searching Indian ancestry.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
This is the official website for the Dept. of the Treasury which was established in 1789 and is a Cabinet Level Department. The website provides information about Treasury activities and news. It also has links to forms, interest rate statistics, and more. Users interested in coins and currency can find information about that as well as information about the economy and taxes.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
The responsibility of the Department is to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement. Among the Bureaus within the Department are the Bureau of the Census, International Trade Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, and others. The website describes the organization of the Department and its programs.
U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
The Treasury Department was established in 1789. The duties of the Department are to manage Federal finances; collect taxes; produce postage stamps; manage government accounts and the public debt; supervise national banks; advise on financial matters; enforce Federal finance and tax laws; and investigate and prosecute tax evaders, counterfeiters, and forgers. More information on the website.
U.S. General Services Administration
The GSA, formed in 1947 under President Truman, has the mission of helping federal agencies by offering superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisitions services, and management policies. It employs around 13,000 people. The website thoroughly describes all of its services and products, including information about bidding on government contracts, property disposal, a forms section, and more.
This is the official website for the U.S. Senate. On it, users can find out about who the Senators are, committee information, legislation, art and history, visiting, reference and more. Users can follow the daily schedule of the Senate and also learn about how the legislative process works.
United States House of Representatives
This is the website of the U.S. House of Representatives, which contains information about the current make-up of the House and of its history. Users can find out about pending legislation, upcoming bills, the websites of all representatives, websites for House Committees, full text of the basic Laws of the U.S., visiting the House, voting information, and much more.
USA.gov - United States Government Official Web Portal
The website provides links to all kinds of information and services of the U.S. Government. It is organized by subject and by audience. There are links to auctions, benefits, grants, jobs, and much more.
Website of U.S. Embassies
This is the website of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions around the world. The website is produced by the Department of State. Users can search the website by location to find the address, phone number, services, and other information.
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