Are you interested in the types of terrorist activitites that have taken place in the United States? The FBI just released the latest edition of its report summarizing terrorist activities in the US, titled “Terrorism 2002-2005.” The report “provides an overview of the terrorist incidents and preventions designated by the FBI as having taken place… Continue reading
The Law Library of Congress has about 75,000 volumes of Congressional hearings. The library has partnered with Google, Inc. to digitize the hearings and make them freely available to Congress and the public. The first sets of digitized hearings have been released, at http://www.loc.gov/law/find/hearings.html. The topics covered are Freedom of Infomration/Privacy, Immigration, and the U.S.… Continue reading
A partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities called the National Digital Newspaper Program has released a new web site called Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers at http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/. You can read from 226,000 digitized pages from newspapers in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kenturcky, Utah and Virginia. The… Continue reading
Six federal agencies – the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency – have teamed up to bring you recalls.gov. Billed as a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls, you… Continue reading
Should you be required to pay to find out information about federal government jobs? Is it a violation of U.S. law to solicit for foreign lotteries? Are you aware of the scams out there? If not, take the Grand Scam Challenge and test your consumer savvy.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) captured House and Senate public web sites as they existed between November 13 and December 11, 2006. This “harvest” was intended to document Congressional presence on the World Wide Web during the closing weeks of the 109th Congress (2006). The harvest, performed by Internet Archive (IA), a San… Continue reading
C-SPAN is a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. Their mission is to “provide public access to the political process. C-SPAN receives no government funding; operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.” So even though it’s not strictly… Continue reading
Search the U.S. Government Recall website for unsafe, hazardous, and defective products. Search for or see a list of recently recalled food, medicine, cosmetics, motor vehicles, environmental products, boats & boating safety, meat & poultry products, and other consumer products. For information on recent pet food recalls, click on Recent Recalls, and look in the… Continue reading
To find websites for defunct U.S. government agencies go to the CyberCemetery hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries. The CyberCemetery provides permanent public access to old websites of the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and Independent Commissions. Sites are organized by category or alphabetically, and include information such as how the agency or… Continue reading
The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States.