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2009 Report on the National Security Agency’s Bulk Collection Program for USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/2009_CoverLetter_Report_Collection.pdf

Declassified version of documents related to National Security Agency information gathering program.  Includes cover letters.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

2011 Report on the National Security Agency’s Bulk Collection Program for USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/2011_CoverLetters_Report_Collection.pdf

Declassified version of documents related to National Security Agency information gathering program.  Includes cover letters.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Retaining and Preserving Federal Records in a Digital Environment: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Information

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43165.pdf

How to preserve records when they are in a digital format?  This report reviews the challenge of modern record preservation and the policy options that follow.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Generalized System of Preferences: Background and Renewal Debate

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33663.pdf

Presents recent developments and a brief history, economic rationale, and legal background leading to the establishment of the GSP.  Also includes an analysis of the program’s effectiveness and implications if the U.S. program should expire.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Ocean Acidification

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40143.pdf

Describes what it is, what causes it, how fast it’s occurring, and what the potential effects might be.  Also covers what might be done to mitigate its effects. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The European Parliament

Categories: European Union

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21998.pdf

Discusses the role, organization, and influence of the only directly elected EU institution.  Also covers implications for the U.S. of growing European Parliament influence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State Marijuana Legalization Initiatives: Implications for Federal Law Enforcement

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43164.pdf

Discusses trends in public opinion favoring legalization, state legislative changes, and federal enforcement priorities. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: Plan and Operations, 1999-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_056.pdf

Describes how the survey was designed and implemented to provide national estimates on health-related topics such as diseases and risk factors for the U.S. population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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