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  • National Nuclear Security Administration: A Plan Incorporating Leading Practices Is Needed to Guide Cost Reporting Improvement Effort, Report to Congressional Committees
    "Effective management and oversight of contracts, projects, and programs are dependent upon the availability of reliable enterprise-wide financial management information. Such information is also needed by Congress to carry ou… more
    2017-01-19
    520KB
  • Nation's Fiscal Health: Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government's Fiscal Future, A Report to Congress
    "The Congress and incoming Administration face serious economic, security, and social challenges that will require difficult policy choices in the short term about the level of federal spending and investments as well as ways … more
    2017-01-17
    2420KB
  • Executive Order 13764: Amending the Civil Service Rules, Executive Order 13488, and Executive Order 13467 To Modernize the Executive Branch-Wide Governance Structure and Processes for Security Clearances, Suitability and Fitness for Employment, and Credentialing, and Related Matters
    "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and as part of continuing efforts to modernize the overarching executive branch enterprise to ensure that all person… more
    Obama, Barack
    2017-01-17
    227KB
  • Restoring American Power: Recommendations for the FY 2018-FY 2022 Defense Budget
    From the Executive Summary: "This paper offers a general blueprint to begin rebuilding and reshaping our military. It is not cheap-roughly $430 billion of new money above the Obama administration's defense budget for the next … more
    McCain, John, 1936-
    2017-01-16
    4429KB
  • Investigation of the Chicago Police Department
    From the Executive Summary: "On December 7, 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, and the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois,… more
    2017-01-13
    1083KB
  • Privacy Impact Statement for the Automated Targeting System [January 13, 2017]
    From the Abstract: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operates the Automated Targeting System (ATS). ATS is a decision support tool that compares traveler, cargo, and conveyance… more
    2017-01-13
    782KB
  • Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 393: A Bill to Provide for an Exception to a Limitation Against Appointment of Persons As Secretary of Defense Within Seven Years of Relief From Active Duty As a Regular Commissioned Officer of the Armed Forces
    "Current law bars the appointment to the position of Secretary of Defense of any person who has served on active duty as a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces during the previous seven years. H.R. 393 would waive that pro… more
    2017-01-13
    18KB
  • DoD Instruction 5132.14: Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Policy for the Security Cooperation Enterprise, January 13, 2017
    "Purpose: In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5111.1 and the November 30, 2006, Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum, this issuance establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for conducting assessment, mon… more
    2017-01-13
    205KB
  • Executive Order 13763: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency
    "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. [United States Code] 3345 et seq. (the ''Ac… more
    Obama, Barack
    2017-01-13
    193KB
  • Executive Order 13762: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
    "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. [United States Code] 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered… more
    Obama, Barack
    2017-01-13
    192KB
  • Executive Order 13761: Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions
    "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. [United States Code]1701 et seq.), the National… more
    Obama, Barack
    2017-01-13
    195KB
  • Border Patrol: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Post-Apprehension Consequences, Report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
    "To address smuggling along the U.S. southwest border, the U.S. Border Patrol developed CDS [Consequence Delivery System]--a process to classify each apprehended alien into criminal or noncriminal categories and apply conseque… more
    2017-01-12
    7156KB
  • School Bus Safety: Crash Data Trends and Federal and State Requirements, Report to Congressional Addressees
    "School buses transport over 26 million students to school and other activities every day. While school buses have a strong safety record, crashes with fatalities and injuries do occur. Since school buses transport precious ca… more
    2017-01-12
    2946KB
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance: Market Challenges May Exist for Current Structure and Alternative Approaches, Report to Congressional Committees
    "After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, insurers generally stopped covering terrorism risk because losses could be too high relative to the premiums they could charge. Congress enacted TRIA [Terrorism Risk Insuranc… more
    2017-01-12
    2181KB
  • Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress [January 11, 2017]
    "Every four years, on January 20, the President-elect is sworn in as President of the United States. [...] The inauguration ceremonies are public and, like the President's State of the Union address, they are events in which a… more
    Reese, Shawn; Straus, Jacob R.; Bailey, Christina M.
    2017-01-11
    857KB
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation [January 11, 2017]
    "The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) provides economic assistance through a competitive selection process to developing nations that demonstrate positive performance in three areas: ruling justly, investing in people, a… more
    Tarnoff, Curt
    2017-01-11
    901KB
  • Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 17-001: Cybersecurity in the Defense Acquisition System, January 11, 2017
    "Cybersecurity is a requirement for all DoD programs. DoD program offices, systems, and networks, and supporting contractor facilities and activities, are at risk of cyber-attacks by state and non-state threat actors. [...] Re… more
    2017-01-11
    251KB
  • Privacy Impact Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security - Victim Information and Notification Exchange (DHS-VINE)
    "The Department of Homeland Security Victim Information and Notification Exchange (DHS-VINE) is a new system that DHS U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) established to autom… more
    2017-01-10
    262KB
  • Military Personnel: DOD Has Processes for Operating and Managing Its Sexual Assault Incident Database, Report to Congressional Committees
    "GAO [Government Accountability Office] has reported that DOD has not collected uniform data on sexual assaults involving members of the armed forces. In 2008, Congress required DOD to implement a centralized, case-level datab… more
    2017-01-10
    607KB
  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress [January 10, 2017]
    "The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is being developed by the Army and the Marine Corps as a successor to the High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which has been in service since 1985. On October 28, 2008, awards… more
    Feickert, Andrew
    2017-01-10
    608KB
  • Sanctuary Jurisdictions and Criminal Aliens: In Brief [January 10, 2017]
    "The prominence of immigration enforcement issues during the 2016 presidential election as well as publicity surrounding crimes committed by some unauthorized aliens have reignited debates over immigration enforcement in the i… more
    Kandel, William
    2017-01-10
    705KB
  • Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA [January 10, 2017]
    "On October 23, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final Clean Power Plan rule (Rule) to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), from existing fossil fu… more
    Tsang, Linda; Wyatt, Alexandra M.
    2017-01-10
    1001KB
  • Biennial Budgeting: Issues, Options, and Congressional Actions [January 10, 2017]
    "Difficulties in the timely enactment of budgetary legislation have long fueled interest in the idea that the congressional budget process could be better structured in a way that eases time constraints. [...] One long-discuss… more
    Saturno, James
    2017-01-10
    700KB
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Proposed Reauthorization in the 115th Congress [January 10, 2017]
    "The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), created in 1974, regulates futures, most options, and swaps markets. The CFTC administers the Commodity Exchange Act [CEA] enacted in 1936 to monitor trading in certain derivat… more
    Miller, Rena S.
    2017-01-10
    760KB
  • Indian Health Service: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Quality of Care, Report to Congressional Requesters
    "IHS [Indian Health Service] is charged with providing health care to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people who are members or descendants of 567 tribes. AI/AN people born today have a life expectancy that is 4.4 years … more
    2017-01-09
    6439KB
  • Public Health Emergencies: HHS Needs to Better Communicate Requirements and Revise Plans for Assessing Impact of Personnel Reassignment, Report to Congressional Committees
    "HHS [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] provides funding to state, local, and territorial entities to help them prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, such as influenza pandemics and other threats. H… more
    2017-01-09
    1368KB
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Housing Programs, Report to Congressional Committees
    "Since 2009 Treasury has obligated $37.51 billion in TARP [Troubled Asset Relief Program] funds to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 included a provision for GAO [Go… more
    2017-01-09
    608KB
  • State, Foreign Operations Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts [January 9, 2017]
    "The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations legislation provides annual funding for almost all of the international affairs programs generally considered as part of the 150 International Affairs Budget … more
    Tarnoff, Curt; Gill, Cory Richard
    2017-01-09
    656KB
  • Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act [January 9, 2017]
    "Congress remains deeply divided over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health reform law enacted in March 2010 during the 111th Congress. Since the ACA's enactment, lawmakers opposed … more
    Redhead, C. Stephen; Kinzer, Janet
    2017-01-09
    794KB
  • Intelligence Community Directive 208: Maximizing the Utility of Analytic Products
    From the Purpose statement: "1. This Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) establishes policy for the Intelligence Community (IC) to maximize the utility of analytic products by facilitating wider dissemination and enhancing … more
    Clapper, James R. (James Robert), 1941-
    2017-01-09
    2102KB
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