Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

FOIA Recommendations

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Describes a partnership between the Department of Justice and the General Services Administration to build a request portal which would allow a member of the public to submit a request for agency records to any agency from one site under the Freedom of Information Act procedures.  From the Department of Justice and Github


Federal Register 1980-1989

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Expands the availability of past issues of the Federal Register through the 1980s.  Issues are now available from the 1980 to the present on the GovInfo site.  From the Government Publishing Office


National Archives Draft FY2018 – FY2022 Strategic Plan

Categories: Govt Information

Updates the agency’s Strategic Objectives for an ongoing commitment to digitization and increased access to government records.  Sets 2022 deadline for federal agencies to transmit all records in electronic format with appropriate metadata.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

The record of Congressional Debates is now digitized on the GovInfo site from 1932 through 2001.  From the Government Publishing Office


Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

Now contains volumes of the digitized permanent edition from 1941 through 2001.  From the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.


JFK Assassination Records: 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,History,Presidency

Consists of 3,800 documents, most of which were previously released with parts redacted but also includes 441 formerly withheld-in-full. The documents were released by the CIA and FBI.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Annual report on the actuarial status and financial operations of the Medicare Parts A, B, and D programs. Estimated depletion date for the Hospital Insurance Fund (Part A) under current law  is 2029.  The fund which covers Parts B and D is expected to be adequately funded over the next 10 years.  From the Social Security Administration

(govt finance     headlines     health/medical     Medicare/Medicaid     statistics)

Presidential Authority to Permit Access to National Security Information

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

Examines the controversy over the disclosure of classified information by the president and related government standards for classifying and declassifying information. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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