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NOTE: links to newly added items are live on this page.  Permanent storage of links will remain on the main index pages available through either the "FOIA LOGS" or "DOCUMENTS" links above.

Newly added files listings/links:

NEW Each memo, inventory and description regarding the 4,686,358 foreign gold coins held in storage at the US Mint facility at West Point New York; any records describing coins other than gold held in deep storage at the US Mint facility at West Point, and memos, inventories and/or descriptions of other items of value (other than gold or silver bullion or coins) held at the West Point Mint facility for safekeeping, such as documents, artifacts, historical items, artwork, etc., 2018 - [PDF 17 MB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW Listing of US Mint Directives and Mint-Wide Policy Memoranda, 2017 - [PDF 470 KB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW  2 (Two) US Mint Directives: MD FAP-001-2016 Annual Transfer of Coins, Medals, and Promotional Materials to the Smithsonian Institution and MD 15B-l Inter-Mint Shipments of Coins, Coinage Metals, Bullion and Medals, 2015-2016 - [PDF 490 KB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW US Mint-Wide Policy Memorandums: FIN-08; FIN-09; FIN-10; FIN-11 and Mint Directive MD 8H-3, 2005 - [PDF 2.2 MB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW Listing pages for various United States Mint Directive(s) Chapters, 2017 - [PDF 720 KB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW Experiences 1920-1939, by Brigadier John H. Tiltman - [PDF 870 KB 16-Jul-2018]

NEW Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) printed tour narrative/spiel for the District of Columbia Facility tour, 2018 - [PDF 800 KB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW A copy of each General Services Administration (GSA) Views (or Views Letters), which are statements of the GSA position, thoughts and comments on specific issues or legislation being considered by Congress, 2015-2017 - [PDF 2.4 MB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW  General Services Administration (GSA) records GSA produces that indicates the most recent square foot per person metric for each federal agency, as part of the Presidential Management Agenda (PMA), FY 2016 - [PDF 1 MB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW Chief Financial Officers Council (CFO) Meeting minutes, 2016-2017 - [PDF 1.4 MB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) meeting minutes and agendas, 2016-2017 - [PDF 1 MB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW List of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Inspector General (OIG) investigations closed, July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 - [PDF 800 KB 09-Jul-2018]

NEW List of Vacant General Services Administration (GSA) properties from the REXUS (Real Estate Across the United States) database, 2017 - [PDF 500 KB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW List of General Services Administration (GSA) properties from the REXUS (Real Estate Across the United States) database that have been determined to be “excess” or “decommissioned,” 2017 - [PDF 500 KB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW  General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service activity records, 2016 - [PDF 628 KB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW General Services Administration (GSA) list of lease prospectuses submitted to Congress for the fiscal year 2017 cycle, 2017 - [PDF 959 KB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) Administrative Instructions document compilation, 2014 - [PDF 28 MB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Distribution of Individuals Dangerous to the Security of the US (chart), August 1950 - [PDF 2.3 MB 02-Jul-2018]

NEW Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) $100 Program Wrap Report, 2011 - [PDF 15 MB 25-Jun-2018]

NEW Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Directives Index, 2017 - [PDF 925 KB 25-Jun-2018]

NEW  Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) currency spoilage reports, 2017 - [PDF 1.8 MB 25-Jun-2018]

NEW FOIA Logs for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), 2005-2011 - [PDF 5 MB 25-Jun-2018]

NEW National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) administrative manual and NIST Directives, 2017 - [PDF 77 MB 25-Jun-2018]
NOTE: This is a large file, 77 Megabytes

NEW Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) internal list of general subject matters, addressed by legal opinions, maintained by the RRB Office of General Counsel, 2017 - [PDF 1.3 MB 25-Jun-2018]

NEW Office of the Director National Intelligence (ODNI) Update on the President's Daily Brief (PDB), February 2017 - [PDF 750 KB 18-Jun-2018]

NEW Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Executive Correspondence Handbook, Office of the Executive Secretary, 2015 - [PDF 10 MB 18-Jun-2018]

NEW Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) The Beacon Newsletters, January 2014 - February 2017 - [PDF 59 MB 18-Jun-2018]
NOTE: This is a large file, 59 Megabytes

NEW Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) Directives Manual, 2015 - [PDF 10 MB 18-Jun-2018]

NEW Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC) Space Safety Council (SES) agendas and meeting minutes, 2017 - [PDF 7.1 MB 18-Jun-2018]

NEW Social Security Number (SSN) Verification: Policy, Process, and Recommendations, A Report of the SSN Verification Sub-Team to the Enumeration Response Team, September 2003 - [PDF 1/3 MB 18-Jun-2018]

NEW National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) inventory of Presidential Gifts at NARA (i.e., gifts from foreign nations and others to Presidents that were transferred to NARA by law and stored by NARA), 2016 - [PDF 4.4 MB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW Internal Revenue Service (IRS) numbers of Potential Dangerous Taxpayer (PDT) and Caution Upon Contact (CAU) Indicators Assigned for 2012 - June 9, 2017 - [PDF 168 KB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program/agenda for the most recent Leadership and Congressional Affairs Program (CAP) Conference, 2015 and the program for the most recent annual Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) Symposium, 2017 - [PDF 1.6 MB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Inspector General (OIG) Office of Investigations Report of Investigation Case Number: 17-CO-07, conflict of interest investigation regarding NCUA Chairman J. Mark Mc Watters, 2018 - [PDF 3.5 MB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW Closing documents for six (6) National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Inspector General (OIG) investigations, 2014-2015 - [PDF 16.6 MB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW A copy of questions and responses from Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) employees to the Office of Investigations Executives, the Office of Audits Executives, OMS Executives, and Inspections and Evaluations Executives, FY 2015 - FY 2016 - [PDF 1 MB 11-Jun-2018]

NEW National Security Agency (NSA) security/motivational posters from the 1950s and 1960s - [PDF 73 MB 04-Jun-2018]
NOTE: This is a large file, 73 Megabytes

NEW United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reports concerning the administration, and/or status, and/or accomplishments of the Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats (PIOET) program, 2010-2013 - [PDF 759 MB 04-Jun-2018]
NOTE: This is a very large file, 759 Megabytes containing over 4200 pages of material

NEW FOIA Request Logs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 2016-2017 - [PDF 20 MB 04-Jun-2018]

NEW Five (5) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) handbooks/guides, 2010-2017 - [PDF 8.5 MB 28-May-2018]

NEW National Science Foundation (NSF) Report on the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Operations & Maintenance Review, 2012 - [PDF 890 KB 28-May-2018]

NEW United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meeting minutes for the National Food and Agriculture Council (NFAC), 2015 - [PDF 4.2 MB 28-May-2018]

NEW Three (3) Social Security Administration (SSA) Information Security policy documents, 2001-2017 - [PDF 3.1 MB 28-May-2018]

NEW Department of Education (ED) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Departmental Directive OIG: 1-102, Cooperation with and Reporting to the Office of Inspector General, 2014 - [PDF 770 KB 28-May-2018]

NEW Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Information Technology Strategy and Transition Plan, Security and Technology Services FY 2016 - FY 2019, 2016 - [PDF 5.8 MB 28-May-2018]

NEW Listing of the audits, assessments and reviews conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Safety Center (NSC), 2015-2017 - [PDF 775 KB 21-May-2018]

NEW List of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Technical Documents in the Aeronautics and Space Database (non-public NASA Technical Report Server) for all reports citations that include the term “Limited Distribution” in the Restriction on Access field, 1940-1959 - [PDF 980 KB 21-May-2018]

NEW Copies of all National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) letter correspondence with Congressman Jim Bridenstine from a search of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, 2015-2016 - [PDF 2.2 MB 21-May-2018]

NEW Listing of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US and international trademarks, 2011 - [PDF 745 KB 21-May-2018]

NEW Unpublished National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memoranda and reports concerning the decommissioning of the International Space Station (ISS), 2010-2016 - [PDF 5.5 MB 21-May-2018]

NEW The National Cryptologic School Television Center Catalog, 9th Edition, 1991 - [PDF 5.6 MB 21-May-2018]

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