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Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 2015-2016

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2082016/$file/RD208.pdf

Annual report on the officers, agencies, boards, and commissions of the Virginia state government.  Also contains a brief description of the duties of each agency and department.  From the Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

Opportunity to Enter into a Joint Venture with the National Technical Information Service for Data Innovation Support

Categories: Govt Information

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-15/pdf/2016-14175.pdf

Invites proposals from for-profit, non-profit, or research organizations to enter partnerships with NTIS to assist federal agencies to develop innovative ways to collect, analyze and use federal data and data services.  From the National Technical Information Service.

 

The Freedom of Information Act Turns Fifty and is Revised

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/foia-fifty.pdf

Briefly reviews the history and purpose of FOIA and its impact on federal agency practices and court decisions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/05/257733.htm

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department

 

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to Retire

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.infodocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SUPERINTENDENT-OF-DOCUMENTS-MARY-ALICE-BAISH-TO-RETIRE.pdf

Announces the resignation of the person who has headed the Federal Depository Library Program since 2011.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Guidance for Agency FOIA Regulations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip-guidance/guidance-agency-foia-regulations

Presents guidance and a template in seeking to bring about more uniformity in agency requirements dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests.  From the Justice Department

 

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office 2015 Freedom of Information Act Report

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security,Privacy

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/dhs-foia-annual-report-fy-2015.pdf

Claims a 66% reduction in the backlog of FOIA requests over the past year and that DHS receives the largest number of FOIA requests of any federal agency. From the Department of Homeland Security

 

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