Which Agency Name Changes Can You Identify?



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What does the acronym VA stand for?

People commonly, and mistakenly, refer to the Veterans Affairs Department as the Veterans Administration.

What was the original name of the Office of Management and Budget?

The Bureau of the Budget was established in 1921 as part of the Treasury Department and was reorganized into the Office of Management and Budget in 1970.

In what year did the Government Printing Office become the Government Publishing Office?

The GPO changed its name in 2014 due to the increasing presence of digital media in the agency's mission.

What was the original name of the Government Accountability Office?

The agency changed its name from the General Accounting Office to Government Accountability Office in 2004.

Which of the following was never a name for the Department of Defense?

The department was originally called the War Department, was then changed to the National Military Establishment in 1947 and changed again to Department of Defense in 1949.

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Which of the following is not a real U.S. government agency?

The Food and Nutrition Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Archives and Records Administration is the nation's archives and the Railroad Retirement Board was created in 1935 and continues today. The United States does not have a Department of Sports and Fitness.

What was the name of the Office of Personnel Management's predecessor agency?

United States Civil Service Commission, OPM's predecessor, was established in 1871 under President Ulysses Grant.

Which is the name of the most recently formed U.S. Cabinet-level agency?

The Department of Homeland Security was established in 2003, the Department of Defense was established as the War Department in 1789, the Department of Education was established in 1979 and the Department of State was established as the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1789.

Which of the New Deal-era agencies is still a functioning government agency?

The United States Housing Authority was dissolved in 1947, the Civilian Conservation Corps was dissolved in 1942 and the Works Progress Administration was dissolved in 1943.

What was a previous name for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services?

The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established in 1965 and the Health Care Financing Administration was formed to administer the programs in 1977. The name change to CMS came about in 2001.