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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Treaties

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/11/u-s-treaties-a-beginners-guide/

A guide to how and where to find copies of treaties that involve the U.S.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Health Care Transparency: Actions Needed to Improve Cost and Quality Information for Consumers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666572.pdf

As health care costs rise, consumers need more information about cost and quality of service.  This report examines the health care cost/quality information currently available from tools sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the characteristics of effective tools, and current federal efforts to improve the tools.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The DOD Insider Threat Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Information,Homeland Security

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/d5205_16.pdf

Directive for policies and procedures in the Defense Department to prevent, deter, or detect the danger of malicious insiders who represent a threat to national security.  The directive is a response to the damage done by then Pfc Bradley Manning who provided classified information to WikiLeaks in 2011.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Restoring Access to ERIC’s PDFs

Categories: Education,Govt Information

http://eric.ed.gov/pdf/ERIC_PDF_Restoration_Webinar.pdf

A series of 40 slides which cover why full text access to ERIC documents was removed, the process that was used to restore them, why it took so long, and what are the next steps.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43434.pdf?

Serves as a finding aid to sources of information used in legislative research.  Aimed at congressional staffers but useful for all researchers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Information Security Oversight Office Report to the President 2013

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/isoo/2013rpt.pdf

Annual report on the level of government classification of information.  Reports that original classification decisions declined by 20% over the past year.  From the Information Security Oversight Office, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Energy: Audit Report: Public Dissemination of Research Results

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/05/f16/DOE-IG-0912.pdf

Consults that department-funded science and energy results, upon which $11 billion is spent annually, were not always properly disseminated to the public and that recipients of financial assistance had not always submitted final technical reports to the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Energy

 

The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf

Laws relating to the flag from the United States Code.  Also offers answers to frequently asked questions about display and respect for the flag.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Senate.

 

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