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Assignment 2 presentation

  1. 1. Government Documents News Review<br />Shanna Caines<br />541 Government Information Resources<br />Assignment 2<br />February 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. GAO vs. NARA<br />Government Accountability Office (GAO) is charging the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) with mismanagement of a planned electronic database of government documents<br />According to GAO the project is well off schedule and will cost about $1.4 billion <br />Sen. Thomas Carper and Sen. Susan Collins are going to reintroduce the Information Technology Investment Oversight Enhancement and Waste Prevention Act partly because of NARA’s alleged mismanagement<br />NARA says their management is fine, the project will be finished by September 2011 and will be under cost<br />
  3. 3. Rep. Darrell Issa vs. Homeland Security Department<br />VS.<br />
  4. 4. Issa vs. Homeland Security cont’d<br />new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issacharges that Homeland Security sidetracked hundreds of requests for federal records<br />these requests were given to political advisors who requested information on the people who requested the materials<br />Homeland Security denies any wrongdoing or interference<br />
  5. 5. Labour Party (UK) vs. WikiLeaks:<br />VS.<br />
  6. 6. Labour vs. WikiLeaks cont’d<br />WikiLeaks has leaked documents implicating the British government, specifically the Labour Party, in lying to the public<br />documents released by WikiLeaks shows that Bill Rammell, former Minister of State for the Armed Forces, aided a Libyan foreign minister in getting the Lockerbie bomber released on compassionate grounds<br />Critics say this was done to facilitate an oil deal between Libya and BP<br />BP, the British Government, and the Scottish Government have denied any such “conspiracy” <br />
  7. 7. Nobel Peace Prize?<br />Norwegian legislator, SnorreValen has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize<br />“WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace.”<br />

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