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Agency Structure The purpose of this paper is to provide the functional federal budget classifications for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Secret Service and identify each agency as an executive department or independent agency. Furthermore, provide the appropriate subcommittee for budget requests and give a brief agency history. Additionally, provide the U.S. Secret Services proposed and actual budget authority and outlays for a recent year. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers history dates back to 1775 after George Washington appointed the first engineer. However, the agency's creation as a separate entity did not occur until 1802. Subsequently, this agency is responsible for the military construction, protecting water resources, surveys, roads, dams, harbors, and construction of waterways to name a few. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest civil engineering firm. Not only does the Corps design, dig, and build dams, channels, and jetties, it also has broad regulatory powers" (Power, 1977, p.504). Additionally, this agency lies in the administrative structure under U.S. Army whose parent agency is the Department of Defense as part of the executive branch. The appropriation subcommittee who has jurisdiction over this agency is Energy and Water Development Subcommittee under the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. Furthermore, this agency's operation falls under the functional classification of national defense, general government, and natural resources and environment. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation established on June 17, 1902 under the Department of the Interior an execut... ... middle of paper ... ... & the Law, 4(4), 437-457. Gray, C. S. (1999). A Coast Guard for the future: America's maritime guardian. Comparative Strategy, 18(2), 111-128. Mikesell, J. L. (2010). Fiscal administration: Analysis and applications for the public sector (8th ed.: 2010 custom edition). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning Pisani, D. J. (2003). Federal reclamation and the American West in the twentieth century. Agricultural History, 77(3), 391-419. Retrieved from Power, G. (1977). The fox in the chicken coop: The regulatory program of the U.S. Army Corps of engineers. Virginia Law Review, 63(4), 503-559. Retrieved from Shallat, T. (1989). Engineering policy: The U.S. Army Corps of engineers and the historical foundation of power. The Public Historian, 11(3), 6-27. Retrieved from
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