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The federal government was the governing body of the United States of America before the Great War.


In the years prior to the war, the government was led by the president, who worked with their respective cabinet. The House of Representatives and the Senate were legislative bodies capable of the impeachment of a president.[1] The Senate was comprised of department committees that engaged in various initiatives, while Congress was briefed on plans concerning national security.[2][3] The government included multiple departments and agencies as followed.






Behind the scenes



  1. Sierra Depot GNN transcript
  2. Department of Ag projects
  3. Vault 79 (slideshow)
  4. H&H Tools Factory terminal entries; Alan Dalton's terminal, E-mail from Jenny DeSoto
  5. Vault locations v34.129
  6. The Sam Blackwell interview
  7. Charleston Capitol Building terminal entries; Senator Blackwell's terminal, Appointments
  8. St. Aubin medical facility terminal entries; terminal, To: Doctor Stewart
  9. Committee meeting notes
  10. Charleston Capitol Building terminal entries; Senator Blackwell's terminal, Energy Meeting
  11. Department of Ag projects
  12. Desmond Lockheart: "Members of the Calvert family were influential all over the world. They practically owned a deed to the US government. In their best days, there were no less than three Calvert family senators, seven members of the house, and two governors. They even had a top candidate for president, until that scandal with the dog forced him to drop out of the race. I was particularly proud of that one."
    (Desmond Lockheart's dialogue)
  13. Alien captive recorded log 15


  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: "Holodisc Reader with Library - includes selections from the Library of Congress, complete set of encyclopedias, and other life saving information, all contained on four-hundred and sixty handy holodiscs! and... A Miniature Pen Flashlight'!
  2. Tibbets Prison design documents, page 7: "The United States Penitentiary (USP), Tibbets is located on 1,583 square acres with 22.8 inside the penitentiary walls. It is an all-male high security level facility committed to carrying out the judgments of the Federal Courts. It provides a safe, secure and humane environment for those offenders committed to its custody. Like all Bureau facilities, Tibbets adheres to a balanced philosophy that recognizes that punishment, deterrence, and incapacitation are all valid purposes of confinement. Opportunities for positive change are provided through work, education, training, and counseling for inmates motivated toward self-improvement."