Basic Site Map
This document is meant to be an aid for you in that it gives an overall view
many topics this Website offers. The U. S. Federal Government is a logical
gathering of resources but it becomes confusing because of its size, labels,
processes, etc.--these particulars are often unique and not easy to relate to.
With this in mind, we offer this page in hopes it will make things more clear.
THE RED BUTTONS (Above)
- Introduction: Informs as to who and what is Federal Gateway.
- Use, Awards, Legal, and "Linking to Us."
- Departments and Independent Agencies and Commissions individual news
- Commercial and other news sources.
- Federal Gateway WebPages Search Engine
- Other Major U. S. Government Search Engines, Information Locations,
- A listing of major acronyms (words formed
from the initial letters of other words).
- Includes a grouping of glossaries and other
MR. WASHINGTON STORE
- Selection of unique historical items.
- Special clothing that identifies with the Nations'
Capital and the year 2000.
THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN "BLUE AREA INDEX"
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (left side Blue Index Area)
- "Introduction" - (activated by clicking on the "Legislative
Branch" title) explains this branch of government.
- Covers Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) and the
balance of the Legislative Branch..
JUDICIAL BRANCH (left side
Blue Index Area)
- "Introduction" (to
activate click on "Judicial Branch") explains this branch of government.
- Covers The Supreme Court and the U. S. Federal Courts.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH (left
side Blue Index Area)
- "Introduction"( to activate click
on "Executive Branch") explains
this branch of government.
- Covers The White House and the Office of the
EXECUTIVE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS (left side
Blue Index Area)
- This area lists the major Departments of the U. S. Government.
- These organizations are under the direct control of the President of the
INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS AND GOVERNMENT
- These are not Departments but they can be
very sizeable organizations like NASA, EPA, SSA, etc.
- As the administrative head of the executive
branch the President also controls these organizations.
KEY FEDERAL DOCUMENTATION (left side Blue Index
- This area is meant to be an assist in searching for basic U. S.
- Gives unique approaches to finding obscure data, and "government with an attitude."
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (left side Blue Index
- Gives all the current state informational reporting and particulars.
- Covers state government functional aspects, associations, news, etc.
FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES (left side Blue
- Concerns the 1000 or so federal non-profits that have been created
by Congress or the President.
- Includes a definition of these groups--few of these groups employ
more than 10 people.
You will see that we have compiled a great deal of helpful non-government
links to further explain the above
organizations. Also, at times we enhance the information of one
government location with another agencies
data in order to give you the benefit of knowing when and/or how such
activities are shared. For example,
when disasters (floods, hurricanes, etc.) arise many agencies can be
involved. The Federal Emergency
Management Administration usually takes control but the Department
of Agriculture (food supplies), Small
Business Administration (loans), Department of the Treasury
(replacement of bonds and other financial
instruments), etc. often become a part of a team effort in assisting with their own specialties at such
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Inc. © 1997