Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums

http://www.fdlp.gov/project-list/national-plan

Describes an ambitious plan for preserving U.S. government information via the Federal Depository Library Program, the Cataloging and Indexing Program, and the Federal Information Preservation Network.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Revision of Justice Department Freedom of Information Act Regulations

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/news/2015/04/doj-foia.pdf

Updates regulations to lower copying fees, recognize Internet news organizations as representatives of the news media making them exempt from search fees, and increase responsiveness to requests for classified information by determining whether continuing classification is proper. From the Justice Department

 

White Paper on the Capstone Approach and Capstone GRS

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2015/04/FINAL-Capstone-WHITE-PAPER.pdf

Presents a plan for federal government management and retention of emails of permanent value and disposition of those lacking such value.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669367.pdf

Criticizes the library for weak IT management and calls for hiring of a permanent chief information officer expeditiously.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Analytics.USA.gov

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

https://analytics.usa.gov/

Shows how many people are using which U.S. federal government agency websites at any particular time and what devices, browsers, and operating systems are being used for the connections.  From the Digital Analytics Program and the White House

 

Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15052/nsf15052.pdf

The details of the plan for expanding public access to the results of the agency’s funded research. From the National Science Foundation

 

 

Freedom of Information Act Legislation in the 114th Congress: Issue Summary and Side-by-Side Analysis

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43924.pdf

Discusses the differences that would result from passage of two bills, introduced in the Senate and House, to the Freedom of Information Act.  The proposed legislation would establish a greater presumption of openness than is the case at present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Setting Priorities: An Essential Step in Transforming Declassification

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/recommendations/setting-priorities.pdf

Proposes that items be declassified by the government according to priorities based on historical significance rather than age or automatic declassification of all documents.  From the Public Interest Declassification Board at the National Archives and Records Administration

 

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