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The word department is a noun.  Department means (1) a specialized sphere of knowledge, (2) a specialized division of a large organization, (3) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word department.
  • United States Department of Commerce
    The responsibility of the Department is to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement. Among the Bureaus within the Department are the Bureau of the Census, International Trade Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, and others. The website describes the organization of the Department and its programs.
    http://www.commerce.gov/
  • United States Department of Defense
    This is the website for the Department of Defense. The Department was formally established in 1949 when the three branches of the military were merged. On the website, users can find information about the War of Terror and other news that involves the Military worldwide. There are also casualty reports, photos, blogs, speeches, and links to the various agencies within the Department.
    http://www.defense.gov/
  • United States Department of State
    The website contains daily news; top stories; a message from the Secretary of State; a daily press briefing; travel warnings; information about passports and visas; country background notes; careers; a site for students; information about the Department of State; photos; RSS news feeds; podcasts; Listservs; and much more.
    http://www.state.gov/
  • United States Department of the Treasury
    This is the official website for the Dept. of the Treasury which was established in 1789 and is a Cabinet Level Department. The website provides information about Treasury activities and news. It also has links to forms, interest rate statistics, and more. Users interested in coins and currency can find information about that as well as information about the economy and taxes.
    http://www.treasury.gov/
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
    The Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003 as part of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The website contains a National Threat Advisory, the current National Response Plan, Information about immigration, travel security and procedures, prevention and protection and much more.
    http://www.dhs.gov/
  • United States Department of Labor
    The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, and protecting the rights of retirees, among other things. Users can find information on labor laws, the Consumer Price Index, the Family & Medical Leave Act, job opportunities, forms, and more.
    http://www.dol.gov/
  • United States Department of Energy
    The Dept. of Energy's mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. The website describes their principal aims and programs including Energy Security, Nuclear Security, and Environmental Responsibility. The Secretary for the Department of Energy is a member of the President's Cabinet.
    http://www.energy.gov/
  • United States Department of Agriculture
    This federal agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
    http://www.usda.gov/
  • United States Department of Justice
    The mission of the DOJ, founded in 1870, is to enforce the laws and defend the interests of the U.S. The DOJ has a number of Task Forces such as the Corporate Fraud Task Force and the Identity Theft Task Force. It also has initiatives to combat terrorism, fight trafficking in persons, prevent youth violence, help victims of crime, apprehend fugitives, halt domestic violence, and much more.
    http://www.usdoj.gov/
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    The DHHS is the government's chief agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services. There are more than 300 programs, such as Head Start, Assuring Food and Drug Safety, and Health and Social Science Research. Descriptions of all the programs and information about grants, aging, disasters and much more available on the website.
    http://www.dhhs.gov/
  • United States Department of the Interior
    The DOI was established in 1849 to take charge of the Nation's internal affairs. Within the DOI are the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Geological Survey, the National Parks Service, and others. The web site describes the many projects and initiatives of the DOI, and some special interest links to obtaining fishing and hunting licenses and searching Indian ancestry.
    http://www.doi.gov/
  • United States Department of Education
    The DOE was created in 1980 to foster educational excellence and ensure equal access. On the website, users can read about current topics in educational news, search by student, teacher, administrator, or parent, look at information centers on financial aid, grants, policy, research and statistics, and other programs. Most useful is a link to teaching aids that covers many subjects and grade levels.
    http://www.ed.gov/
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Dept. of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are almost 24 million veterans in the U.S., 7.2% of whom are women. The VA handles the benefits due to these veterans by running health care facilities; compensation and pension funds; life insurance; home loans; and burial and memorial benefits. Users to the website can find out about benefits, locations of resources, and find forms.
    http://www.va.gov/
  • Transportation Guide
    This transportation guide provides an overview of the industry and helpful links to auto body shops, heavy duty trucking, passenger railroads, and more.
    http://www.regionaldirectory.us/transportation.htm
  • Federal Aviation Administration
    The FAA has been, in one form or another, in existence since 1926. Today it is an agency within the Department of Transportation. Its mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace industry in the world. The Department deals with aircraft registry and safety, airport and air traffic conditions, compiles statistics, produces standards for pilot and air controller education, and more.
    http://www.faa.gov/
  • Advertising Display Directory
    Visit this advertising display vendor directory for information about advertising display suppliers in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a department store display advertisement.
    http://advertising-displays.regionaldirectory.us/
  • Discount Store History
    This website details the history of department stores, including several key figures in discount retailing and information about retailing today.
    http://www.discount-stores.us/history.htm
  • Plus Sizes
    Plus sized women's clothing is tailored for fuller figures and encompasses size 14W on up. Many stores have a separate plus sized clothing department, but some stores are dedicated solely to plus sizes.
    http://www.plus-sizes.us/
  • Student Aid on the Web
    Free information from the United States Department of Education about funding post-secondary education. Information on Federal student aid programs, financial aid forms, and help deciding on a career. Also in Spanish.
    http://studentaid.ed.gov/
  • Cambridge University Press
    CUP is a department of Cambridge University in the UK. It is the oldest publisher in the world, operating since 1534, and also one of the largest. On the website, users can find a catalog of all their publications, searchable by subject. Also on the website are links to permissions and information about working for CUP.
    http://www.cambridge.org/
  • City of Columbus
    The official website for the City of Columbus, Ohio has information about city department and services. Learn about the Columbus city government, and read about visiting and living in the city of Columbus.
    http://www.cityofcolumbus.org/
  • The Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University
    The Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University in the UK is an academic department which encompasses computer science, engineering, technology and mathematics. There are 35 faculty and 140 PhD students. There is a specialized library and access to a publications database. Information about the faculty, research, applying, and job openings are all found on the website.
    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/
  • The Unofficial Guide to the DMV
    This website is privately owned and managed and not related to any government agency or department. It provides information about vehicles and driving, car ownership and licensing regulations. Users can find licensing information and laws for specific States, information on insurance, driving tests and schools, vehicle and tire recalls, vehicle history reports, news, fun stuff, and more.
    http://www.dmv.org/
  • Energy Star
    Energy Star was set up by the Department of Energy and the EPA to energy efficient solutions to businesses and consumers. Products that meet the standards are labeled Energy Star. Users can check online to see what products have received this designation. There are also many energy saving tips on the website.
    http://www.energystar.gov/
The following articles provide department-related news.
  • Cerner EHR will bring interoperability to the VA, Shulkin says
    With the VA and Cerner set to finalize their new EHR contract, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured lawmakers that the system will result in greater interoperability between the VA, Defense Department and community providers.
    Modern Healthcare.  Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST.
  • Ames Laboratory, UConn discover superconductor with bounce
    The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme "bounce," or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest ...
    Nanotech-now.com.  PST.
  • U.S. Sues FCA Over Diesel Emissions
    The U.S. Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles claiming the automaker used software to evade emissions controls on diesel vehicles. ...
    Kelly Pleskot.  Motor Trend.  Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:55:45 +0000.

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