Most public policy is made from within government agencies. Select an agency to review for this assignment:
- Go to https://www.usa.gov to begin your search.
- Next, click on the menu tab labelled “Government Agencies and Elected Officials.”
- Then, click on “A-Z Index of U.S. Government Agencies.”
- Select one of the large federal agencies, and review one of its major policies, laws, or regulations.
What is the primary mission of the agency? Select a problem that the agency is attempting to solve. Research the major policy process as it has evolved and identify its major stakeholders. Identify what major factors have contributed to policy ineffectiveness. Is the bureaucracy now too large to provide adequate oversight and future development? Be sure to integrate lessons learned and policy concepts discussed throughout the class. Examples may include security at airports, immigration, education (No Child Left Behind), welfare support, Social Security, health care, etc. Identify government subsidies, tools, and regulations the agency uses to meet its policy goals. Pinpoint supporting agencies, groups, or businesses that would be most interested in these policies, and describe the potential conflicts of interest.
Your APA style paper should be two to three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Provide at least three peer-reviewed or professional references. Be sure your paper is double-spaced and uses 12-point font and one-inch margins. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines.