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The Executive Branch of the United States Government includes the agencies and departments that take direction from the President, who is the administrative head of the executive branch. Through regulations, the Executive branch enforces laws. Laws are created by the Legislative branch in Congress and are interpreted by the Judicial branch through the Courts.
Selected Executive Agencies:
|Environmental Protection Agency||1997+|
|General Services Administration||1997+|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||2004+|
|National Science Foundation||1996+|
|Office of Management and Budget||1997-2011|
|Office of National Drug Control Policy||2009+|
|Office of Personnel Management||2009+; 2005-2009|
|Office of Science and Technology Policy||2009+|
|Small Business Administration||2009+|
Social Security Administration
|U.S. Agency for International Development||2009+|
|U.S. Trade Representative||2009+; 2001-2007|