http://www.wtamu.edu/library/govt/gpoaccessaz.shtml New information includes path to each resource, since items that are not collections can sometimes be puzzling to find. Sitemap help for FDsys
Retrieve by Citation functionality for United States Code is not currently functioning for section values that have only integer values. GPO working on a solution that will enable FDsys to specify both integer and text string types in the same FAST query, and will be deploying the solution as soon as possible. FDsys Retrieve by Citation Feature
FDTF (Federal Documents Task Force) Government Documents Site reviewed in Choice this month. http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/fdtf/ CHOICE Review
No requirement that United States Government Manual (Manual) be published and distributed in a print edition. Eliminates the requirement to make print copies available to officials of U.S. government without charge. General public and U.S. government officials will continue to have free access to a redesigned online version of the Manual. Printed copies of the Manual may still be issued and would be available from the U.S. Government Bookstore. Link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-04/pdf/2011-2463.pdf Updated regulations for U.S. Government Manual publication
GAO vs. NARA Government Accountability Office (GAO) is charging the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) with mismanagement of a planned electronic database of government documents According to GAO the project is well off schedule and will cost about $1.4 billion 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 NARA says their management is fine, the project will be finished by September 2011 and will be under cost
Rep. Darrell Issa vs. Homeland Security Department VS.
Issa vs. Homeland Security cont’d new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issacharges that Homeland Security sidetracked hundreds of requests for federal records these requests were given to political advisors who requested information on the people who requested the materials Homeland Security denies any wrongdoing or interference
Labour Party (UK) vs. WikiLeaks: VS.
Labour vs. WikiLeaks cont’d WikiLeaks has leaked documents implicating the British government, specifically the Labour Party, in lying to the public 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 Critics say this was done to facilitate an oil deal between Libya and BP BP, the British Government, and the Scottish Government have denied any such “conspiracy”
Nobel Peace Prize? Norwegian legislator, SnorreValen has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize “WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace.”