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Newly added files listings/links:

NEW Records re: progress and status of Department of Transportation / Federal Aviation Administration Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) system implementation, 2016-2017 - [PDF 35.4 MB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of Communications & Legislative Affairs Communications (OCLA) Handbook: A Guide to Media Relations, 2007 - [PDF 2.6 MB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Listing of courses available through the Department of the Treasury Learning Management System (TLMS), 2017 - [PDF 20.1 MB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) employee newsletter, FERC Insider, 2016 - [PDF 7.7 MB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Standard Operating Procedures, 2014 - [PDF 1.6 MB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Office of Special Counsel (OSC) communication with Congress, 2015-2017 - [PDF 290 KB 20-Nov-2017]

NEW Smithsonian Institution (SI) Ten Most Recent Artifact Damage Reports, 2016 - [PDF 3.8 MB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW List of artwork items deaccessioned from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), 2010-2017 - [PDF 704 KB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW Smithsonian Institution (SI) Autopsy/Necropsy Reports from the National Zoological Park, 2016-2017 - [PDF 8.7 MB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Index of Numbered Board Resolutions, 2017 - [PDF 608 KB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Advisory Council meeting minutes, 2016-2017 - [PDF 2.2 MB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) fiscal year (FY) 2018 proposed budget, May 2017 - [PDF 624 KB 13-Nov-2017]

NEW National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Records - Record Group 373 - Holdings Management System - October 2017 - [PDF 140 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) National Security Agency (NSA) - Central Security Service Records - Record Group 457 - Holdings Management System - October 2017 - [PDF 155 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) US Continental Army Command (CONARC) Records - Record Group 546 - Holdings Management System - October 2017 - [PDF 317 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Records - Record Group 65 - Master Location Registry - October 2017 - [PDF 444 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW Nineteen (19) Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director's Weekly Reports to the Department of the Treasury Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), Feb-Jul 2017 - [PDF 276 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW Lists of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Directives and Policies/Directives/SOPs/Handbooks from the FinCEN employee-only Intranet, 2017 - [PDF 220 KB 06-Nov-2017]

NEW Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Congressional Budget Requests, FY1999-FY2002 - [PDF 10 MB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) employee record: Summary of Landowner Helpline Purpose, Role, and Processes, 2015 - [PDF 492 KB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Four (4) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) employee guides, 2017 - [PDF 612 KB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) employee-only intranet pages, 2017 - [PDF 1.6 MB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Annual Reports of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, 2000-2009 - [PDF 1.2 MB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Congressional Budget Justifications, FY 2014-FY 2018 - [PDF 550 KB 30-Oct-2017]

NEW Listing of reports categorized as restricted/limited distribution/classified dated 1980 or older from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Technical Report database, 2017 - [PDF 17.6 MB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW Closing documents for nineteen (19) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Inspector General (OIG) investigations closed 2012-2016 - [PDF 7.9 MB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW Home page of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intranet site (insite.eeoc.gov) including each page connected by one click/link to the INSITE home page, 2017 - [PDF 7.6 MB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Policy on Working Effectively with Indian Tribes: Communication, Collaboration, Coordination, and Consultation, 2017 - [PDF 150 KB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW Training presentations for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees relating to preventing criminal misconduct by CBP employees, 2016-2017 - [PDF 3 MB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW Department of the Interior document: Onshore Federal and Indian Energy and Mineral Lease Management Standard Operating Procedures, 2013 - [PDF 1.6 MB 23-Oct-2017]

NEW Thirty (30) National Security Agency (NSA) DIRgrams, NSA Director's Messages to the Work Force, 1999-2004 - [PDF 4 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Technical Bulletins, 2005-2007 - [PDF 1.4 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for Fiscal Years 2007-2012 - [PDF 16 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW Annual Historical Review, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), FY 1985 - [PDF 3.3 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW US Census Bureau slide presentation entitled: Linking Administrative Records at the U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 - [PDF 1.5 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW US Census Bureau 2020 Tribal Consultation Meeting minutes, 2015 and spreadsheet of Federal Agency American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Federal Data Collections Inventory, 2016 - [PDF 3.1 MB 16-Oct-2017]

NEW Issues of the National Security Agency (NSA) Crypto-Linguistic Association CLArion Newsletter, 1980-2010 - [PDF 7.9 MB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Report to Congress on Nuclear Weapons Handling Policies and Procedures, August 2009 - [PDF 8.5 MB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) National Severe Weather Playbook, 2017 - [PDF 10 MB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Nine (9) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Oversight Circulars (SOC) published by the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service on the employee-only FAA intranet, 2017 - [PDF 6.2 MB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Freedom of Information Act Appeals Log for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 2009-2017 - [PDF 588 KB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents related to the impact of Federal budget sequestration on FAA operations and functions, 2013 - [PDF 4.6 MB 09-Oct-2017]

NEW Closing documents for thirty-five (35) Department of the Interior (DOI) Inspector General (OIG) investigations closed during CY 2015 - [PDF 47 MB 02-Oct-2017]

NEW Department of Commerce (DOC) Scalable Acquisition Project Management Guidebook, 2015 - [PDF 305 KB 02-Oct-2017]

NEW Listing of Commerce Department (DOC) forms posted on the DOC employee only Intranet, 2017 - [PDF 3.25 MB 02-Oct-2017]

NEW Five documents from the Voice of America (VOA) Employee Orientation page of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employee only intranet site: The VOA Handbook Table of Contents, Skype/Web Cam Tips, Tips For Working With Minicam, Webcam: Ichat Minimum Requirements, TV Audio Mix - Studio M, 2017 - [PDF 335 KB 02-Oct-2017]

NEW US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Secrecy/Invention Secrecy Order Program activity, 2005-2015 - [PDF 180 KB 02-Oct-2017]

NEW Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Fraud and Abuse Prevention Program Newsletters, 2012-2017 - [PDF 11 MB 02-Oct-2017]

UPDATED Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Special Agents Manual, 2016 - [PDF 35 MB 24-Sep-2017]
699 pages of additional material added

NEW List of Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (OIG) closed investigations for CY 2016 - [PDF 9 MB 24-Sep-2017]

NEW List of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Policy Directives, 2017 - [PDF 3.25 MB 24-Sep-2017]

NEW National Science Foundation (NSF) Personnel (PER) Manual, 2015 - [PDF 6.8 MB 24-Sep-2017]

NEW Table of contents for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement Case Closing Manual, 2017 - [PDF 128 KB 24-Sep-2017]

 

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