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Author: Wendy R. Ginsberg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congress, 111th, issues, information, freedom
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437921914
ISBN-13: 9781437921915

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) History: FOIA Exemptions; Fees for Service; (3) The George W. Bush Administration: Executive Order 13392, żImproving Agency Disclosure of Informationż; (4) 110th Congress Legislative Reform Efforts: OPEN Government Act of 2007; Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007; FOIA Amendment Implementation; (5) The Obama Administration ; (6) FOIA and the 111th Congress: Secret Service or Presidential Records; FOIA Legislation in the 111th Congress.
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Author: Kate M. Manuel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: legal, requirements, overview, contracting, federal, competition
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922651
ISBN-13: 9781437922653

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Background; (3) Contracts Not Subject to CICA; (4) Contracts Subject to CICA; Full and Open Competition Defined; Competitive Procedures Resulting in Full and Open Competition; ¿Full and Open Competition After Exclusion of Sources¿; Circumstances Permitting Other Than Full and Open Competition; Justifications and Approvals; ¿Special Simplified Procedures for Small Purchases¿; Other Competition Requirements; (5) Competition Requirements for Task and Delivery Order Contracts; (6) Legislation in the 111th Congress: Legislation Enacted in the 111th Congress; Legi
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Author: J’nell Blanco (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congress, 111th, legislation, federal, preemptions
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437987966
ISBN-13: 9781437987966

This report on federal mandates focuses on preemptions, a type of mandate that would limit the authority of state, local, or tribal governments to apply and enforce their own laws. It discusses the nature of federal preemptions and identifies preemptive language in legislation considered by the 111th Congress. It also outlines the policy areas most affected by those proposed federal requirements and presents data about other preemptions since 2001. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
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Author: Henry Cohen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: 110th, 111th, congresses, legislation, law, privilege, overview, journalists’
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437926940
ISBN-13: 9781437926941

Though the Supreme Court concluded that the First Amendment does not provide a journalists¿ privilege in grand jury proceedings, 49 states have adopted a journalists¿ privilege in various types of proceedings. Journalists have no privilege in fed. proceedings. This report discusses how Congress has considered creating a journalists¿ privilege for fed. proceedings, and bills to adopt a journalists¿ privilege were introduced in the 110th and 111th Congresses in both the House and Senate. These bills generally would provide for a more narrow privilege than the privileges provided by state law
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Author: Gene L. Dodaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: administration, congressional, testimony, congress, 111th, transition, efforts, assist, upcoming
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437909744
ISBN-13: 9781437909746

The next admin. will fill thousands of positions across govżt.; there will be a number of new faces in Congress as well. Making these transitions as seamlessly as possible is pivotal to effectively and efficiently help accomplish the fed. govtżs. many essential missions. The Presidential Transition Act points to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as a resource to incoming admin. The GAO is a source of briefings and other materials to help presidential appointees make the leap from campaigning to governing by informing them of the major mgmt. issues, risks, and challenges they will fa
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Author: Anna C. Henning
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: activity, congress, legislative, center, detention, guantanamo
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437921973
ISBN-13: 9781437921977

The detention of alleged enemy combatants at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been the focus of significant legislative activity during the 111th Congress. The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, enacted in June 2009, contains several provisions relevant to Guantanamo detainees. Section 319 of the act includes an ongoing reporting requirement. Section 14103 restricts the use of funds for the transfer and release of the detainees in specified circumstances. This report analyzes the relevant provisions of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, and selected legislative p
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Author: Gene L. Dodaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congress, administration, congressional, testimony, 111th, assist, transition, gaos, efforts, upcoming
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437910521
ISBN-13: 9781437910520

The upcoming 2009 transition marks the first wartime presidential transition in 40 years. The next admin. will fill thousands of positions across govżt.; there will be a number of new faces in Congress as well. Making these transitions as seamlessly as possible is pivotal to effectively and efficiently help accomplish the fed. govtżs. many essential missions. The Presidential Transition Act specifically identifies GAO as a source of briefings and other materials to help inform presidential appointees of the major mgmt. issues, risks, and challenges they will face. This testimony provides an
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