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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
This is the official website for Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Ben's Guide is a service provided by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources teach how the U.S. government works and include information about the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and citizenship. The site includes a glossary, interactive games and activities, and links to many U.S. Government web sites for children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc406373/
Commission on Long-Term Care
This is the website for the federal Commission on Long-Term Care. Established as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and signed into law January 2, 2013, the commission's goal was to advise Congress on how comprehensive, high-quality long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities. The Commission is composed of 15 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and released its final report on September 18, 2013. The website includes the final report, all relevant press releases, and transcripts and other materials related to its public hearings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270768/
Societal Impacts Program (SIP)
This is the website for the Societal Impacts Program (SIP), located within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The SIP's overarching goal is to help society benefit from current and emerging forecasting capabilities by integrating social science into weather research and applications through cutting-edge research and capacity building. The website includes information about the SIP's research projects and publications. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270766/
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
This is the website for the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. SIGIR provides oversight for Iraq reconstruction programs and operations. Specifically, SIGIR is mandated with the oversight responsibility of the use, and potential misuse, of the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) and all obligations, expenditures, and revenues associated with reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in Iraq. SIGIR reports administratively to the Secretaries of State and Defense and provides quarterly and semi-annual reports directly to the U.S. Congress. The website includes all the quarterly and semi-annual reports submitted to Congress, as well as other reports about audits, investigations, inspections, and evaluations. Additionally, it includes a video archive and statements of testimonies before the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate committees. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270765/
National Biological Information Infrastructure
This website contains information about the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) which is a collaborative program to increase access to data and information about biological resources in the United States, including databases, informational resources, and analytical tools. This site organizes relevant resources based on regions and subjects, as well as grouping together tools for particular needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111038/
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling
This website is for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil SpilUnited States. Office of Fossil Energyl and Offshore Drilling, established by President Barack Obama on May 21, 2010. The Commission examined the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and developed options to guard against, and mitigate the impact of, any oil spills associated with offshore drilling in the future. This included recommending improvements to federal laws, regulations, and industry practices. The website contains detailed information about each of the commission's meetings, the commission's final reports, and other related resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132999/
National Invasive Species Information Center
This website contains information about invasive species including news stories, legislation, information about how to prevent or control invasive species, and other resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111035/
CIO.gov
This website contains information about the Chief Information Officers Councils, which use innovative information technology (IT) in order to promote governmental transparency, accountability, and public participation. It includes resources related to Federal IT and information about the work of the government to close the technology gap between the public and private sectors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111028/
Congressional Oversight Panel
This website contains information about and reports from the Congressional Oversight panel whose job was to monitor the financial markets and the system set up to stabilize the U.S. economy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36262/
Data.gov
This website contains information about the Data.gov project and resources for accessing federal datasets, including the ability to search for data, download datasets, and use related tools. It also includes links to other sites with open data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111032/
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
This website contains the research and final report for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission looking at the causes of the economic crisis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36265/
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
This website contains information about the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSC), a bipartisan committee charged with authoring a recommendation on how to reduce the U.S. deficit by $1.5 trillion over ten years. It includes information about the rules of the committee, the members, and press releases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111031/
U.S. Census Bureau: The 2011 Statistical Abstract
This website contains the social, political, and economic statistical summaries for the United States, compiled from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, as well as other federal agencies and private organizations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111023/
Deepwater Horizon Response: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response
This website served as the focal point for the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, a group of organizations that had involvement with the British Petroleum (BP) explosion and oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The website includes news feeds and information about health concerns, volunteer opportunities, contact information, and ongoing plans for the area. Various maps of the event and other resources are also available, chronicling the problem and the steps taken by the member organizations to deal with the effects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36263/
Minerals Management Service
This website contains information about the Minerals Management Service (MMS) which manages resources on the outer continental shelf (OCS) including natural gas, oil, and other minerals. The pages include information about the programs administered by the MMS, links related to the Deepwater Horizon incident, and other resources related to the work of the agency. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111037/
Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee
This website contains information about the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee including their final report from October 2009. Acourding to their "About" page, "[t]he "Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans" is to examine ongoing and planned National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) development activities, as well as potential alternatives, and present options for advancing a safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable human space flight program in the years following Space Shuttle retirement." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36267/
Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
This website contains information about the work and members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Future, including its charge to conduct a review of policies for managing the nuclear fuel cycle and recommend a new plan. The website also has summaries of meetings, information about the three subcommittees, and other related resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111025/
Fiscal Commission.gov
This website contains information about the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and its working groups. It includes a description of the commission's charter, by-laws, and general information, as well as a list of committee members, public meetings, and news items. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111029/
Office of Human Radiation Experiments
This website is the result of a project started in 1994 by the Department of Energy's Office of Human Radiation Experiments. The purpose of the group was to research experiments done to test the effects of radiation on humans and to compile documentation (including photographs, oral histories, declassified documents, and audio/visual clips) about the projects, making them available online in a single place. In addition to the different documentation that was cataloged, the group also published a report discussing the process and result of their research. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36266/
Born of Dreams - Inspired by Freedom
This website contains information compiled by the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission regarding the 100-year anniversary of the Wright brothers' initial flight; it includes images, documents, information about national events, the final report of the Commission, and other resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111026/
Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.gov is provided by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which is the bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Many political and business decisions are based upon the economic and demographic information produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census Bureau, and STAT-USA. ESA has three primary missions: 1) maintain the highest possible quality Federal statistical system and make improvements where warranted and feasible, 2) communicate a vision of the key forces at work in the economy and of the opportunities they create for improving the well-being of all Americans, and 3) support the information and analytical needs of the Department and the Executive Branch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26004/
National Commission on Children and Disasters
This website contains information about the National Commission on Children and Disasters and its findings, including the final report, "2010 Report to the President and Congress," published in October 2010. The commission was formed to conduct a study to examine specific needs for children regarding disaster preparation, response, and recovery; to identify and evaluate existing legislation and programs which address those needs; to identify and evaluate information from past disasters; and to report to the President and Congress about the findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111027/
National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission was a bipartisan commission created by Congress as part of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), 42 U.S.C. § 15601, et seq. The Commission was charged with studying federal, state and local government policies and practices related to the prevention, detection, response and monitoring of sexual abuse in correction and detention facilities in the United States. Upon its creation, the Commission undertook a comprehensive legal and factual study of the impact of prison sexual assaults on federal, state and local government functions and on the communities and social institutions in which they operate. The Commission presented its final Report and proposed Standards on June 23, 2009. The information and resources on this Web site were compiled between 6/04 and 6/09. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26013/
U.S. Climate Change Science Program
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) integrates federal research on climate and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal agencies and overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, the National Economic Council and the Office of Management and Budget. During the past thirteen years the United States, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), has made the world's largest scientific investment in the areas of climate change and global change research -- a total investment of almost $20 billion. A nation and the global community, as indicated in the vision statement, empowered with the science-based knowledge to manage the risks and opportunities of change in the climate and related environmental systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26002/
Commission on the National Guard and Reserves
The independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves was charged by Congress to recommend any needed changes in law and policy to ensure that the Guard and Reserves are organized, trained, equipped, compensated, and supported to best meet the national security requirements of the United States. The Commission was established by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. On January 31, 2008, the Commission delivered its final report to Congress and the Secretary of Defense. That report contains six major conclusions and 95 recommendations, supported by 163 findings. It was informed by 17 days of public hearings, involving 115 witnesses; 52 Commission meetings; more than 850 interviews; and the detailed analysis of thousands of documents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26011/
Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
The creation of the Commission, which was established by House Resolution 1, implements a key recommendation of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 Commission to address the grave threat that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction poses to our country. The Commission assessed the nation's current activities, initiatives, and programs aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism and provided key recommendations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26020/
Commission on Wartime Contracting In Iraq and Afghanistan
This website contains information about the Commission on Wartime Contracting (CWC), which was established to study contracting for military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan such as waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement of contracts. The site provides information about the commission's activities and copies of its reports, including two interim reports, five special reports, and a final report on "Transforming Wartime Contracting." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111030/
Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States
The bipartisan commission was tasked by Congress to "examine and make recommendations with respect to the long-term strategic posture of the United States." Chaired by former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, Congress created the Commission as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. The final report, consisting of over one hundred findings and recommendations, was delivered to Congress and the White House on May 6, 2009. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26015/
ExpectMore.gov
This website contains information about the "ExpectMore.gov" initiative to evaluate the performance effectiveness of federal programs using the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). The site also contains the database of evaluations and summaries of the initiative's findings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111033/
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences, hosted the first National Math Panel Forum on October 6-7, 2008. This page documents the Forum activities, which brought together various organizations and other interested parties. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26010/
The White House Symposium on Advancing Global Literacy
This Website documented the White House Symposium on Advancing Global Literacy that held in New York City, New York, on September 22, 2008. The site also included the contents of the six UNESCO Regional Conferences in Support of Global Literacy: -Literacy Challenges in the Arab Region (Doha, Qatar – March 12 – 14, 2007) -Literacy Challenges in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Beijing, China – July 31 - August 1, 2007) -Renewing Literacy to Face African and International Challenges (Bamako, Mali – September 10 - 12, 2007) -Literacy Challenges in the South, Southwest and Central Asia (New Delhi, India – November 29 – 30, 2007) -Addressing Literacy Challenges in Europe with a Sub-Regional Focus (Baku, Azerbaijan – May 14 – 16, 2008) -Regional Literacy Conference in Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico City, Mexico – September 10 – 13, 2008) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26009/
USAspending.gov
This website contains information about federal funding awards including (1) the name of the entity receiving the award, (2) the amount, (3) additional information (transaction type, funding agency, etc.), (4) location of the entity receiving the award, and (5) a unique identifier assigned to the entity receiving the award. It also provides an overview of government funding and the sources of data that are reported. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111040/
Antitrust Modernization Commission
The Antitrust Modernization Commission was created pursuant to the Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-273, §§ 11051-60, 116 Stat. 1856. The Commission consists of 12 members, 4 of which were appointed by the President, 4 by the leadership of the Senate, and 4 of which were appointed by the leadership of the House of Representatives. The Antitrust Modernization Commission submitted its Report and Recommendations to Congress and the President on April 2, 2007. The report is to "contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the Commission, together with recommendations for legislative or administrative action the Commission considers to be appropriate." The Antitrust Modernization Commission terminated on May 31, 2007, pursuant to the Antitrust Modernization Commission Act, as amended. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26000/
Lincoln Bicentennial 1809-2009: Live the Legacy
This website contains information about the life and work of Abraham Lincoln, including resources and events about Lincoln and the bicentennial of his birthday. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36261/
Official Site of America's 400th Anniversary
This website is for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the settling of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. Jamestown 2007, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, worked with local, state and national groups to stage the commemoration of America’s 400th Anniversary. The commemoration began in May 2006 and continued through 2007 with a series of national and international signature events commemorating aspects of the Jamestown story. Some of the events included were the 2006 Godspeed Sail, the Virginia Indian Conference, the 225th Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown, the Jamestown Live! webcast, the Jamestown: 400 Years in Retrospect panel, and America's Anniversary Weekend. The website contains recaps of all the events that took place during the celebration, photo galleries, press releases, published reports on all the events, and other additional resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270767/
Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Congress authorized the Citizen’s Health Care Working Group as a provision of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act Of 2003. This provision was sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Orrin Hatch of Utah. The mission of the Working Group has been to provide a nationwide public debate about improving the American health care system so that health care “works for all Americans” and to use the results of that debate to provide recommendations for Congress and the President to consider as they work to achieve high quality, affordable health care. Working Group members were named February 28, 2005 and released various sets of recommendations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26001/
Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
On September 15, 2005, the House of Representatives approved H. Res. 437, which created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. According to the legislation creating it, the Select Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House". Accordingly, the Select Committee presented its final Report on February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26008/
Texas Tax Reform Commission
The Texas Tax Reform Commission (TTRC) was a bipartisan group of 24 Texans who developed proposals to modernize the state tax system and provide long-term property tax relief as well as sound financing for public schools. Governor Rick Perry directed the Commission to make recommendations on how to reform the state's business tax structure and provide significant property tax relief. Both goals are essential to promoting long-term economic growth and ensuring a stable, long-term source of revenue for public education. Accordingly. the Commission presented its final Report in March, 2006 and the recommendations not only address the Governor's directive, but also meet later court-mandated improvements in how Texas funds its schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26017/
President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
On January 7, 2005, President Bush announced the establishment of a bipartisan panel to advise on options to reform the tax code to make it simpler, fairer, and more pro-growth to benefit all Americans. The Advisory Panel will submit to the Secretary of the Treasury a report containing revenue neutral policy options for reforming the Federal Internal Revenue Code as soon as practicable, but not later than November 1, 2005. These options should: simplify Federal tax laws to reduce the costs and administrative burdens of compliance with such laws; share the burdens and benefits of the Federal tax structure in an appropriately progressive manner while recognizing the importance of homeownership and charity in American society; and promote long-run economic growth and job creation, and better encourage work effort, saving, and investment, so as to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States in the global marketplace. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc767/
United States Commission on Ocean Policy
On September 20, 2004, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy fulfilled its mandate to submit recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress. The Commission's final report, "An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century," contains 212 recommendations addressing all aspects of ocean and coastal policy. The 16 members of the Commission call on the President and Congress to take decisive, immediate action to carry out these recommendations, which will halt the steady decline of our nation's oceans and coasts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc761/
Commission on Systemic Interoperability
The Commission on Systemic Interoperability was authorized by the Medicare Modernization Act and established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its members were appointed by the President of the United States of America and the leaders of the 108th United States Congress, and it held its first meeting on January 10, 2005. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26007/
Helping America's Youth
Helping America's Youth is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the challenges facing our youth, particularly at-risk boys, and to motivate caring adults to connect with youth in three key areas: family, school, and community. In his 2005 State of the Union Address, President Bush announced a broad effort to engage all Americans in helping young people become healthy adults. He asked Mrs. Laura Bush to lead this important effort, which became known as the Helping America's Youth initiative. President and Mrs. Bush believed that parents and family are the first and most important influence in every child's life. By becoming actively involved in the lives of young people in their community, teachers, mentors, clergy members, neighbors, coaches, and others can support parents and help youth make better choices that lead to healthier, more successful lives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26006/
National Assessment of Vocational Education
The National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) is a congressionally-mandated evaluation of the 1998 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and of the implementation and outcomes of vocational education in the United States. This page provides access to various NAVE reports and related resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26012/
White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation
In August 2004 President George W. Bush signed the Executive Order titled "Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation" which directs Federal agencies that oversee environmental and natural resource policies and programs to promote cooperative conservation in full partnership with states, local governments, tribes and individuals. The executive order directed the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality to convene a White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation. The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency co-hosted the event. Some of the Key Conference Outcomes includes: -Expand state, tribal, and local communities' role in cooperative conservation -Ensure cooperative approach to use of public lands -Measure and monitor results of cooperative conservation -Encourage and reward leadership, innovation and technology -Improve certainty and incentives for stakeholders -Accelerate cooperative conservation as a way of doing business digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26019/
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc781/
President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond
The mission of the Commission shall be to provide recommendations to the President on implementation of the vision outlined in the President's policy statement entitled "A Renewed Spirit of Discovery" and the President's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2005 (collectively, "Policy"). The Commission shall examine and make recommendations to the President regarding: a) science research agenda to be conducted on the Moon and other destinations as well as human and robotic science activities that advance our capacity to achieve the Policy; b) The exploration of technologies, demonstrations, and strategies, including the use of lunar and other in situ natural resources, that could be used for sustainable human and robotic exploration; c) Criteria that could be used to select future destinations for human exploration; d) Long-term organization options for managing implementation of space exploration activities; e) The most appropriate and effective roles for potential private sector and international participants in implementing the Policy; and f) Methods for optimizing space exploration activities to encourage the interests of America's youth in studying and pursuing careers in mathematics, science, and engineering; and g) Management of the implementation of the Policy within available resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc769/
Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
Established by Executive Order 13328 and signed by President George W. Bush on February 6, 2004, the Commission was charged with assessing whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks). T he Commission examined the capabilities and challenges of the Intelligence Community to collect, process, analyze, produce, and disseminate information concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of such foreign powers relating to the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, possession, proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or threatened use, or use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc757/
Overseas Basing Commission
The Commission on Review of Overseas Military Facility Structure of the United States is charged with implementing Public Law 108-132 Sec. 128 by conducting a thorough study of matters relating to the overseas military facility structure of the United States. See also the Commission's Amended Charter and the Original Charter. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790/
Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce
Home of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, created by Congress to produce recommendations on electronic commerce and tax policy, critical information age issues with global implications. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc801/
U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force
The Final Report of the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force provides a thorough investigation of the causes of the August 14, 2003 blackout. It also recommends actions to minimize the likelihood and scope of similar events in the future. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26005/
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