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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The DOD Insider Threat Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Information,Homeland Security

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Clinton Administration: Previously Restricted Documents

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency

A collection of documents from the Clinton administration made available to the public after the passage of twelve years following the end of a presidential administration.  From the National Archives and Records Administration and the Clinton Presidential 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


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