Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Policy to Require Secure Connections Across Federal Websites and Web Services

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2015/m-15-13.pdf

Memorandum that requires all publicly accessible federal websites to provide services  only through a secure connection or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).  Provides guidance to agencies for the transition to HTTPS and a deadline for compliance.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

Safety Advisory 2015-03: Operational and Signal Modifications for Compliance with Maximum Authorized Passenger Train Speeds and other Speed Restrictions

Categories: Headlines,Transportation

http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L16416

Text of federal advisory which reviews two recent fatal passenger train accidents caused by speeding, reminds railroads of an end-of-year requirement that all trains be equipped with sophisticated braking technology, and calls for stop-gap measures in the interim.  From the Federal Railroad Administration

 

National Preparedness Report 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1432751954859-fcaf2acc365b5a7213a38bbeb5cd1d61/2015_NPR_508c_20150527_Final.pdf

Annual report summarizing progress in building and delivering the 31 core capabilities for preparedness against natural and human disasters at all levels of government.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports

Categories: Govt Information

http://loc.gov/law/help/legal-reports.php?loclr=bloglaw

List of research reports, arranged by topic, prepared for the members of Congress.  Each report includes commentary on the topics and recommended resources.  The topics range from “Adoption-Custody-Parentage” to “War Crimes-Terrorism-National Security.”  From the Law Library of Congress