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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at the U.S. Geological Survey: Scholarly Publications and Digital Data

Categories: Govt Information

http://www.usgs.gov/quality_integrity/open_access/downloads/USGS-PublicAccessPlan-APPROVED.pdf

Another public access plan from a federal agency. USGS stipulates that all research funded by the federal government should be available free-of-charge (open access) no longer than 12 months after publication and metadata should be available upon publication for adequate cataloging. From the Geological Survey

 

Govinfo

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines

http://govinfo.gov/

Beta release of a new site for access to federal government information. Designed to eventually replace the FDsys site. Permits users to browse for documents by agency, collection, date, or title. From the Government Publishing Office

 

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB534-DIA-Declassified-Sourcebook/

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive

 

The Open Government Partnership: Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/final_us_open_government_national_action_plan_3_0.pdf

Announces more than 40 new or expanded initiatives to make the federal government more open and transparent to its citizens. Featured changes include unlocking workforce data,expanding available federal services to the Open311 platform, and expanding access to justice via the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. From the White House

 

GPO to Digitize Two Million Pages of the Federal Register

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/15news20.pdf

Describes a partnership between the Office of the Federal Register in the National Archives and the Government Publishing Office to digitize every issue of the Federal Register from its origin in 1936 to date.   The Register contains the text of all proposed and final federal regulations. From GPO

 

Secretary Clinton Emails

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines

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

The September 2015 release of another batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while she was in office. The State Department in conducting a Freedom of Information Act review of all emails provided by Clinton and releasing them on a monthly basis. From the State Department

 

Clinton Email Archive

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines

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

Contains the complete collection of monthly email releases to date from the private email server used by Hillary Clinton while serving as Secretary of State. The monthly releases began in May 2015.  From the State Department’s Virtual Reading Room

 

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