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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to Retire

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.infodocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SUPERINTENDENT-OF-DOCUMENTS-MARY-ALICE-BAISH-TO-RETIRE.pdf

Announces the resignation of the person who has headed the Federal Depository Library Program since 2011.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Guidance for Agency FOIA Regulations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip-guidance/guidance-agency-foia-regulations

Presents guidance and a template in seeking to bring about more uniformity in agency requirements dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests.  From the Justice Department

 

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office 2015 Freedom of Information Act Report

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security,Privacy

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/dhs-foia-annual-report-fy-2015.pdf

Claims a 66% reduction in the backlog of FOIA requests over the past year and that DHS receives the largest number of FOIA requests of any federal agency. From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Virtual Reading Room, Clinton Email Documents

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email

Site now contains 30,000+ emails from the former Secretary of State’s time in office when she used a private email server. Last batch added on February 29, 2016. From the State Department

 

Analytics.USA.gov

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

https://analytics.usa.gov/

Site for showing how people are interacting with federal agency websites. Shows how many people are currently accessing government websites and the pages that are being viewed the most. Covers many, but not all federal sites. From USA.gov

 

National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information: A Framework for a User-Centric Service Approach to Permanent Public Access

Categories: Govt Information

http://www.fdlp.gov/file-repository/about-the-fdlp/gpo-projects/national-plan-for-access-to-u-s-government-information/2700-national-plan-for-access-to-u-s-government-information-a-framework-for-a-user-centric-service-approach-to-permanent-public-access

Lays out a set of principles for access to federal government information, the strategies to be used to accomplish these principles, and how depository libraries will help to achieve the desired outcomes.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Declassified CIA and Henry Kissinger State Department Records

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2016/nr16-46.html

Announcement about the availability to researchers of 40,000 pages of newly declassified records from the collection of former Secretary of State (and William and Mary Chancellor) Henry Kissinger’s government papers. Unfortunately the material is not available online. From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Why Researchers Now Rely on Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs: A Comparison of Four Major Surveys

Categories: Govt Information,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2016-01.pdf

Explains why the race characteristic is no longer collected for some major government programs.

From the Social Security Administration

 

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