White House Offices and Agencies

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Below is a list of each White House office and agency, including the director, the role of the agency, history, and contact information.

  • Office of Administration
  • Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg.,
    725 17th St., NW (20503)
  • Established: Dec. 12, 1977
  • Director: Beth Jones
  • The Office of Administration provides administrative support to all units in the Executive Office of the President. The services include personnel, financial management, data processing, library services, records maintenance, and general office operations.
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Executive Office of the President (20503)
  • Established: Jan. 29, 1989
  • Director: R. Gil Kerlikowske
  • This office sets policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug-control program, which is intended to reduce illegal drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, as well cut the rate of drug-related crime and violence.
  • Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)
  • 1800 G. St., NW (20502)
  • Members: 2
  • Established: Feb. 20, 1946
  • Chair: Alan B. Krueger
  • The CEA helps the President devise an economic policy that promotes employment, production, and purchasing power.
  • Council on Environmental Quality
  • 722 Jackson Place, NW (20503)
  • Established: 1969
  • Chair nominee: Nancy Sutley
  • The council works with the President to formulate programs, strategies, laws, and regulations that help preserve the environment and the country's natural resources.
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Executive Office of the President, 725 17th St., NW (20503)
  • Established: July 1, 1939
  • Deputy Director: Jeffrey Zients
  • The OMB helps the President prepare the Federal budget and makes sure the other executive agencies comply with its provisions.
  • Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Executive Office of the President, 725 17th St., NW, Room 5228 (20502)
  • Established: May 11, 1976
  • Director: John P. Holdren
  • The Office of Science and Technology works to ensure that the United States remains a world leader in science and technology.
  • National Security Council (NSC)
  • Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg. (20504)
  • Members: 4
  • Established: July 26, 1947
  • Chair: The President
  • National Security Adviser: Thomas E. Donilon
  • Other members: Vice President; Secretary of State; Secretary of Defense
  • The NSC's primary function is to advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policy.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • 600 17th St., NW (20508)
  • Established: Jan. 15, 1963
  • Trade Representative: Ron Kirk
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct-investment policy. The office also directs negotiations with other countries on such matters.

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