to complete this assignment, select a federal agency of your choice from those listed on page 282 of the chapter or from the Federal Directory. Make sure to choose an agency, not a department. Once you have chosen an agency, respond to the prompts below. This assignment is worth a total of 15 points.
•Identify the agency you chose. (1 point).
•Describe the general size and mission of this agency. (2 points).
•Describe the agency’s place in the executive branch hierarchy. In other words, what cabinet does it fall under? With what other agencies/departments is it lumped together? (2 points).
•What types of groups and individuals have the most interest in the actions of your agency? Describe the impact that this agency has upon these individuals and groups. (5 points).
•Find a news article, blog, or interest group posting related to the federal agency you’ve investigated. How would you characterize the general tone and attitude found in the writing? Provide a link to the article and examples to support your conclusion. (5 points).