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

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.
Date: January 2011
Creator: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (U.S.)
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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States

Description: The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created to “examine the causes of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States.” In this report, the Commission presents to the President, the Congress, and the American people the results of its examination and its conclusions as to the causes of the crisis.
Date: January 2011
Creator: Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (U.S.)
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Common Sense Government: Works Better and Costs Less

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.
Date: 1995
Creator: Gore, Albert
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Ready Schools

Description: To the National Education Goals Panel, ensuring that children start school ready to learn is vitally important. But ensuring that schools are ready for children is important as well. Recognizing that good education means both ready children and ready schools, the Goals Panel convened a special group of advisors and asked them to identify what makes a ready school. This report, Ready Schools, is the result of their efforts. It recommends ten specific approaches found in successful elementary schools and documented by research to be keys to ready schools.
Date: February 1998
Creator: National Education Goals Panel (U.S.)
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Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age

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 should provide an expanded set of services supporting the life cycle management of digital government information; GPO and Congress should explore alternative funding models for the Federal Digital System; and GPO should continue to perform executive branch printing, while further reducing costs and improving service to customers.
Date: January 2013
Creator: National Academy of Public Adminstration (NAPA)
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A Descriptive Catalogue of The Government Publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881.

Description: This catalog lists the books, pamphlets, and other documents published by the U. S. government between September 1774 and March 1881. The list is organized by date of publication and includes the title, date, short description, page counts, and relevant Congress sessions and persons related to each document.
Date: 1885
Creator: Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887
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Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 2

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.
Date: 1930
Creator: United States. Office of Education.
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Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 1

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.
Date: 1930
Creator: United States. Office of Education.
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Report of the Chief of the Forest Service: 1960

Description: Annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service describing activities of the organization, expenditures and receipts, and a discussion of other relevant topics for the fiscal year.
Date: August 1961
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
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Report of the Chief of the Forest Service: 1964

Description: Annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service describing activities of the organization, expenditures and receipts, and a discussion of other relevant topics for the fiscal year.
Date: June 1965
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
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Bicycle Transportation

Description: This report presents the results of a study regarding bicycle use as a practical transportation alternative in the United States and elsewhere. It includes an overview of bicycle use in America; the cycling environment; related federal, state, and local activities; experiences in Europe, Japan, and China; and recommendations based on the study's conclusions.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Dougherty, Nina & Lawrence, William
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