United States Department of the Interior

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United States
Department of the Interior
US-DeptOfTheInterior-Seal.svg
Seal of the Department of the Interior
Department overview
Formed March 3, 1849
Employees 71,436 (2004)
Annual budget $10.7 billion (2004)
Agency executives Ken Salazar, Secretary
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary
Website
www.doi.gov

The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally owned land. These responsibilities are different from other countries' Interior Departments or ministries, which tend to focus on police or security.