Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Controlled Unclassified Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/news/2015/05/cui-proposed.pdf

New proposed federal rules for standardizing treatment of information that is unclassified but considered too sensitive for public disclosure, such as information related to law enforcement, nuclear security, and grand jury proceedings.  Would replace more than 100 different categories for such information previously used by agencies. From the Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Consumer Information Catalog, Summer 2015

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information

http://publications.usa.gov/USAFileDnld.php?PubType=P&PubID=9801&httpGetPubID=0&PHPSESSID=c67agt4ct23g44u5oqp6kd8mm2

Lists more than 150 free or low-cost publications from federal agencies on money, health, jobs, housing, education, travel and other topics of interest.  From the Federal Citizen Information Center

 

2014 Report on Security Clearance Determinations

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Statistics

http://fas.org/sgp/othergov/intel/clear-2014.pdf

Reports on the number of persons with security clearances for classified information in the federal government and trends in the number of such clearances.  In 2014 the number of persons holding such clearances declined by 12.3% or 164,000 persons.  From the office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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

 

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