• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Departmental Resources
Departmental resources
■ About the State Department

The cabinet-level State Department is headed by a secretary who is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The State Department negotiates treaties with other nations; the secretary of state advises the president on foreign policy. The State Department is staffed with foreign service officers who serve in a variety of leadership and management positions around the world to promote and protect U.S. interests globally. Domestic employees provide support to the U.S. diplomatic corps, including data analysis, administrative services, and security. The State Department issues travel advisories to inform the public about potential difficulties or dangers in other countries. More than 75,000 employees work for the State Department in the United States and abroad.

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