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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Justice Policy Guidance: Use of Cell-Site Simulator Technology

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/767321/download

Establishes policy that requires federal law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant before using cellphone tracking technology. Covers background information, management controls, legal process and court orders, and the process for applying to a court for the use of such technology. From the Justice 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

 

Clinton Email August 2015 Release

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines

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

Latest monthly release of emails from the private email server used by Hillary Clinton while serving as Secretary of State.  Latest batch is said to include some 7,000 messages with about 150 partially or completely withheld as sensitive national security information.  From the State Department’s Virtual Reading Room

 

Barack Obama v. Larry Klayman

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/ED64DC482F286F1785257EAF004F71E8/$file/14-5004-1570210.pdf

Federal appeals court decision overturning a District Court case which had blocked the National Security Agency from gathering phone information on U.S. citizens.  The judge ruled that the conservative activist lacked standing to sue the agency, because he lacked evidence that records involving his calls had been collected.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

 

Special Report: The Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee to Solyndra, Inc.

Categories: Energy,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/08/f26/11-0078-I.pdf

Provides the results of a 4 year-long investigation into allegations that officials of Solyndra submitted false and misleading information to the DOE during the application process for a $535 million loan guarantee.  The controversial transaction damaged confidence in the program designed to provide loan guarantees for innovative energy projects.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Energy Department

 

Governor McAuliffe Addresses General Assembly Money Committees

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=12504

Governor’s financial report on the state of Virginia’s budget at the beginning of the new fiscal year and his initiatives for the new legislative session in January.  From the Office of the Governor

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50724-BudEconOutlook-2.pdf

Predicts that the federal government deficit will be $426 billion this year, $60 billion less than projected in March 2015.  Marks the 6th consecutive year that the deficit has declined as a percentage of GDP but, if current laws are unchanged, deficits will rise by 2025 to be higher relative to the size of the economy than now.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/08/246121.htm

Remarks of the Secretary of State at the ceremony marking the opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba after 54 years.  From the State Department

 

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