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Common Sense Government: Works Better and Costs Less

Common Sense Government: Works Better and Costs Less

Date: 1995
Creator: Gore, Albert
Description: The National Performance Review is about change---historic change---in the way the government works. As the title makes clear, the National Performance Review is about moving from red tape to results to create a government that works better and costs less. This third report of the National Performance Review describes the impact of reinvention on the American people and their government and presents more than 300 new recommendations. The National Performance Review focused primarily on how government should work, not on what it should do. On September 7, 1995, Vice President Al Gore and the National Performance Review released their third report, two years after the first report, From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less.
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World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

Date: December 2008
Creator: Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (U.S.)
Description: The bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism was established by the U.S. Congress to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission. The Commission has interviewed over 200 experts inside and outside of government. They have met with counterterrorism and intelligence officials at home and abroad who are working to stop proliferation and terrorism. The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them. The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013. The Commission further believes that terrorists are more likely to be able to obtain and use a biological weapon than a nuclear weapon. The Commission believes that the U.S. government needs to move more aggressively to limit the proliferation of biological weapons and reduce the prospect of a bioterror attack. Further compounding the nuclear threat is the proliferation of nuclear weapons capabilities to new states and the decision by several existing nuclear states to build up ...
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Wastebook 2012

Wastebook 2012

Date: October 2012
Creator: Coburn, Tom
Description: Senator Tom Coburn released his Wastebook 2012, a report outlining wasteful federal policies that cost taxpayers more than $19 billion dollars a year.
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Deep Water: the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Deep Water: the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Date: January 2011
Creator: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (U.S.)
Description: On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling: an independent,nonpartisan entity, directed to provide a thorough analysis and impartial judgment. The President charged the Commission to determine the causes of the disaster, and to improve the country’s ability to respond to spills, and to recommend reforms to make offshore energy production safer. This report is the result of an intense six-month effort to fulfill the President’s charge. The Commission’s report offers the President, policymakers, industry, and the American people the fullest account available of the largest oil spill in U.S history: the context for the well itself, how the explosion and spill happened, and how industry and government scrambled to respond to an unprecedented emergency.
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Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age

Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age

Date: January 2013
Creator: National Academy of Public Adminstration (NAPA)
Description: The conference report to the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act mandated that the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) conduct a broad operational review of GPO to (1) update past studies of GPO operations; (2) examine the feasibility of GPO continuing to perform executive branch printing; and (3) identify additional cost saving operational alternatives beyond those that GPO has already implemented.The Academy formed a five-member Panel of Fellows to conduct a ten-month study of the agency’s current role, its operations, and its future direction. The Panel determined that the federal government in the digital age must continue to ensure that the public has permanent access to authentic government information and that GPO has a critical role to play in meeting this need. GPO leaders have made significant progress in “rebooting” the agency from a print-centric to a content-centric focus, but the agency needs to make further business and operational changes. The Panel issued fifteen recommendations intended to position the federal government for the digital age, strengthen GPO’s business model, and further GPO’s continuing transformation. Among other things, the Panel recommended that Congress establish an inter-agency process to develop a government-wide strategy for managing the life-cycle of digital government information; GPO ...
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Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 2

Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 2

Date: 1930
Creator: United States. Office of Education.
Description: Second volume of the results of a survey undertaken by the U.S. Office of Education to determine their achievements, objectives, and functions. This bulletin provides the data and information collected by the Office during the survey and suggestions about possible improvements or changes. This volume is divided into ten parts: Part I. Arts and sciences; Part II. Commerce and business; Part III. Teacher training; Part IV. Military education; Part V. Professional veterinary medicine; Part VI. Summer session; Part VII. Extension services; Part VIII. Research; Part IX. Graduate work; Part X. Negro land-grant colleges. Index starts on page 915.
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Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 1

Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 1

Date: 1930
Creator: United States. Office of Education.
Description: First volume of the results of a survey undertaken by the U.S. Office of Education to determine their achievements, objectives, and functions. This bulletin provides the data and information collected by the Office during the survey and suggestions about possible improvements or changes. This volume is divided into eleven parts: Part I. Historical introduction; Part II. Control and administrative organization; Part III. Business management and finance; Part IV. Work of the registrar; Part V. Alumni and former students; Part VI. Student relations and welfare; Part VII. Staff; Part VIII. The library; Part IX. Agriculture; Part X. Engineering; Part XI. Home economics. Index starts on page 991.
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