December 14, 2017

NARA’s Information Security Oversight Office Releases 32nd Annual Report to the President

From the News Release: The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) today released its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. The Report is available online. ISOO noted several positive developments: The number of persons granted original classification authority is at its lowest recorded level, standing at 2,362. Agencies reported a 43 percent reduction […]

Supreme Court of U.S. Will Launch More Mobile-Friendly Web Site of June 1st

From The Washington Post: On June 1, the court announced, the site will be more friendly to those using mobile devices. The Web site “will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation,” the court announced. Here’s the Full Text of the Message […]

UK Government Publishes: “Social Media Guidance for Civil Servants”

We know many of you are always on the lookout for examples of how companies, governments, etc. handle the use of social media/social media in the workplace. A week ago the UK government published a 29 page (PDF) document, Social Media Guidance For Civil Servants that might be of interest. Here’s a brief summary of […]

Department of Homeland Security Joins Science.gov Alliance

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, has joined the Science.gov Alliance. This brings the voluntary, interagency Alliance membership to 17 organizations from 13 federal agencies. The Alliance is responsible for creating Science.gov a decade ago, and continues to govern the […]

GPO Partners With Barnes and Noble to Sell Federal eBooks

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell Federal eBooks. Titles are available in eBook format for Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. GPO works with Federal agencies to produce their publications, books, and reports in print and digital formats, including eBook formats. Approximately 30 […]

Ready Reference: New York City Green Book Now Available Online, Searchable

From an Introduction by Mayor Michael Bloomberg: For nearly a century, the Green Book has kept New Yorkers informed about the agencies, offices, boards, and commissions that keep our dynamic City running. This year, to complement the traditional printed edition, we are proud to publish the first truly “green” Green Book-a searchable, up-to-date City directory […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Issues Policy Statement On Scientific Integrity and Importance of Transparent Access to Scientific Information

From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy: In response to the White House memorandum asking all federal agencies to establish a scientific integrity policy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently issued the Secretarial Policy Statement on Scientific Integrity.  In it, Secretary Chu emphasizes the importance of the “free flow of scientific […]

GPO Introduces New eLearning Tool To Conduct Virtual Training/Meetings With Federal Depository Library Program Members

From a Government Printing Office Announcement (PDF): The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has a new eLearning tool that allows the agency to conduct virtual trainings and host virtual meetings with members of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). GPO attained this tool through a competitive procurement and can now provide libraries with training on […]

Updated Database: 2011 Salary Data for About 1.3 Million U.S. Federal Workers Now Online

From WUSA-TV (Washington, DC): The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act placed with the Office of Personnel Management by a WUSA9/Gannett sister publication, The Asbury Park Press, allows you to enter a federal worker’s name to obtain salary and bonus information. DataUniverse.com estimates the databank covers about 70% of federal workers, but Department […]

Two New Online Databases Containing Data From the State of Oregon

These databases are being made available by the The Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR). 1. Workers’ Compensation Claims from July 2002-October 2011 2. Education: Oregon Chronic Absence by District 2010-2011 See Also: More Online Data via The Statesman Journal