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The mission of the Commerce Department is to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States.
ITA's mission is to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
Website provides information on the following topics:
Consumer Information
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HIPAA Regulations & Standards
Compliance & Enforcement
Educational Materials
Website provides information on the following topics:
HIPAA Overview
HIPAA Educational Materials
Employer Identification Number
Enforcement
National Provider Identifier (NPI)
Security Standards
Transactions & Code Sets Standard
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks. It also supervises the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

The Division enforces Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  It also manages the Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse, which houses the federal government's centralized repository for consumer identity theft complaints.


The Division issues, revises, and enforces Commission’s rules, including the Telemarketing Sales Rules and the CAN-SPAM Rules.


The division is responsible for various projects and functions, including the Consumer Response Center and Consumer Sentinel

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts
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