An administrative agency is an official governmental body that is empowered with the authority to direct and supervise the implementation of particular legislative acts.


There are two basic types of administrative agencies: Independent Regulatory Agencies and Executive Agencies.


Securities Exchange Commission and Internal Revenue Service are examples of Independent Regulatory Agencies, while the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are examples of administrative agencies that fall under the supervision of the President.


Executive agencies are executive branches of the federal government includes the Executive Office of the President and the United States federal executive departments.


List of the Independent agencies of the United States government
List of federal agencies in the United States
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