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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: Air Force Research Laboratory, Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Naval Research Laboratory, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laborato, executive agency, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Counterterrorist Center, Nonproliferation Center, Bureau of the Census, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, National Weather Service, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Technical Information Service, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense Laboratory System, Department of Energy Intelligence, United States Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Border Patrol, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Foreign Service, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Financial Management Service, Office of Intelligence Support, Comptroller of the Currency, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Aviation Agency, Transportation Safety Administration, Government Accounting Office, United States Coast Guard, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Special Warfare, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Office of Naval Intelligence, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaiss, independent agency, Advanced Research and Development Activity, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, Defense Technical Information Center, law enforcement agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, organ, Patent and Trademark Office Database, United States Government Printing Office, National Guard Bureau, Army Intelligence, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Casualty Care Research Center, Federal Housing Administration, local authority
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";