The Quiz: How many executive departments are in the Cabinet today?
Today, the President’s Cabinet consists of 15 executive departments, nine additional departments, and the Vice President. The 15 executive departments and their heads are at the top tier of the Cabinet, followed by the lesser (yet still important) nine departments. The 15 department heads are the secretaries of agriculture, commerce, defense, education, energy, health and human services, homeland security, housing and urban development, the interior, labor, state, transportation, the treasury, veterans affairs, and the attorney general. The nine additional departments include the chief of staff, the ambassador to the U.N., the director of national intelligence, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The correct answer to this quiz is 15.