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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Analytics.USA.gov

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

https://analytics.usa.gov/

Shows how many people are using which U.S. federal government agency websites at any particular time and what devices, browsers, and operating systems are being used for the connections.  From the Digital Analytics Program and the White House

 

Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15052/nsf15052.pdf

The details of the plan for expanding public access to the results of the agency’s funded research. From the National Science Foundation

 

 

Freedom of Information Act Legislation in the 114th Congress: Issue Summary and Side-by-Side Analysis

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43924.pdf

Discusses the differences that would result from passage of two bills, introduced in the Senate and House, to the Freedom of Information Act.  The proposed legislation would establish a greater presumption of openness than is the case at present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Setting Priorities: An Essential Step in Transforming Declassification

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/recommendations/setting-priorities.pdf

Proposes that items be declassified by the government according to priorities based on historical significance rather than age or automatic declassification of all documents.  From the Public Interest Declassification Board at the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Govt Information,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/98-654.pdf

Describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government as  a selective guide for students from high school to postgraduate.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

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