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Departmental Flags (U.S.)

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US Government Agency Flags

Prescribing the design, use, or non-use of agency flags falls within the broad managerial powers of the head of an executive department, as set forth in 5 U.S. Code 301: "The head of an Executive department or military department may prescribe regulations for the government of his department, the conduct of its employees, the distribution and performance of its business, and the custody, use, and preservation of its records, papers, and property." There are similar provisions of law for independent agencies that are not part of an executive department.
Joe McMillan, 5 January 2004

Colors used on US government flags

Here are the Army Institute of Heraldry prescribed equivalencies for variously named colors used in US government flags:

dark blue - PMS 539
ultramarine blue - PMS reflex blue
cobalt blue - PMS 281
light blue - PMS 5415
oriental blue - PMS 285

scarlet - PMS 200
maroon - PMS 504
crimson - PMS 220
brick red - PMS 202

yellow - PMS 123
golden yellow - PMS 116

orange - PMS 1655
golden orange - PMS 1375

green - PMS 357
jungle green - PMS 343

purple - PMS 267

buff - PMS 465

silver gray - PMS 422

Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001