use of semi-colon, colon
When writing a sentence with 16 different federal agencies, what is the proper use of the semi-colon, colon?
The 16 agencies that make up the DHS are the Directorate for National Protection and Programs (NPPD): Science and Technology Directorate, Directorate for Management, Office of Policy, Office of Health Affairs, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A;), Office of Operations Coordination and Planning, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the United States Secret Service (USSS) (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2008).
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