Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Half of Federal Agencies Still Use Outdated Freedom of Information Regulations

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB460/

Reports that about half of federal agencies have Freedom of Information procedures that are not in compliance with 2007 FOIA legislation and more than half have procedures that ignore 2009 administration guidance that calls for a “presumption of disclosure.”  From the National Security Archive

 

eBooks at GPO

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fdlp.gov/377-projects-active/1886-ebooks-gpo

Provides information on how to search or browse E-book titles from the federal government and the available formats.  From the U.S. Government Printing Office

 

Data Inventory Audit

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://assets.sunlightfoundation.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/Open%20Data%20EO/Agency%20Data%20Listing%20JSON%20CSVs.zip\

A list of data files maintained by government agencies and made available to the public in compliance with President Obama’s Open Data Executive Order.  This link makes the files available in human-readable format.  Posted by the Sunlight Foundation

 

FDsys Tutorials

Categories: Govt Information

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsysinfo/instructional_video.htm

Four videos which show how to use the Federal Digital System site to find federal government information.   From the Government Printing Office

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background, Legislation, and Policy Issues

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R41933.pdf

Provides background information on the law, analyzes statistics on its administration, and considers several legal and policy issues, including the release of controversial records. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

DARPA Open Catalog

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

http://www.darpa.mil/OpenCatalog/index.html

Federal agency involved with advanced research opens its catalog of “publically-releasable” material.  From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

 

S.1947 A Bill to Rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for Other Purposes

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf

Redesignates the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office to better cite the range of contemporary responsibilities of the agency.  The Public Printer would become the Director of the Government Publishing Office.  From the Federal Digital System

 

Governor Robert McDonnell Administration Collection, 2010-2014

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries,Virginia Issues

https://archive-it.org/collections/1655

Preserves the documents from the administration of former governor, Robert McDonnell, whose term ended in January 2014.  Includes material from the sites of the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and cabinet secretaries.  From the Library of Virginia

 

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