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How to sign: an administrative unit of government
"the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority";
Within this category: Advanced Research and Development Activity, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaiss, Air Force Research Laboratory, Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Army Intelligence, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Casualty Care Research Center, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Comptroller of the Currency, Counterterrorist Center, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense Laboratory System, Department of Energy Intelligence, executive agency, Federal Aviation Agency, Federal Housing Administration, Financial Management Service, Food and Drug Administration, Foreign Service, Government Accounting Office, Immigration and Naturalization Service, independent agency, Internal Revenue Service, law enforcement agency, local authority, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, National Climatic Data Center, National Guard Bureau, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service, National Technical Information Service, National Weather Service, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Special Warfare, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Nonproliferation Center, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Intelligence Support, Office of Naval Intelligence, organ, Patent and Trademark Office Database, Technology Administration, Transportation Safety Administration, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laborato, United States Border Patrol, United States Coast Guard, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Government Printing Office, United States Public Health Service
How to sign: the power or right to give orders or make decisions
"he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests";
How to sign: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority";