The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.
"This is an exciting place to work and vitally important to the financial health of our nation. The SEC helps American families save and invest for the future and helps businesses grow and create jobs." -- SEC's Chief Capital Officer Lacey Dingman