Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Half of Federal Agencies Still Use Outdated Freedom of Information Regulations

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

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

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\

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

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

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

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

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

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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