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

Departmental resources

■ About the Defense Department

The Defense Department, headquartered in the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, is best known as the agency with oversight of the U.S. military: Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. With nearly three million uniformed services members and civilian employees, the Defense Department is the largest U.S. employer. With a focus on national defense, the Defense Department is not a powerhouse regulatory agency. The exception is the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which has extensive regulatory authority over a variety of program areas as noted in the next section.

■ Judicial Action and Court Case Selections

Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.

Decided by an 8–0 vote May 31, 2016.

Citation: 578 U.S. __ (2016)

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determination is final ...

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