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GPO Launches govinfo beta to replace FDsys

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches and ushers in a new, dynamic way for the public to  discover and access Government information on the three branches of the Federal Government.  govinfo is a user-friendly, modernized site that provides an easy to use navigation system accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers.  GPOContinue Reading

The Library of Congress by the Numbers in 2015

“The Library of Congress today released statistics for fiscal year 2015. Its collection now comprises more than 162 million physical items in a wide variety of formats. The daily business of being the world’s largest library, the home of the U.S. Copyright Office and a supportive agency to the U.S. Congress resulted in the LibraryContinue Reading

CBO Launches New Budget and Economic Data Page

“We are excited to announce the launch of a new Budget and Economic Data page on our website. The new page, which can be accessed from our home page, features links to Excel spreadsheets containing budget and economic projections regularly released in CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook and Updates and in the associated supplemental material.Continue Reading

White House – Taking Action to Advance Equal Pay

“Summary:  On the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama is announcing new actions the Administration is taking to advance equal pay for all workers…The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor, is publishing a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, andContinue Reading

Sen. Elizabeth Warren releases document on DOJ and SEC corporate law enforcement

Via International Business Times – A New York Times Op-Ed today by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was coordinated with the release by her office of a 12 page investigative report titled, Rigged Justice: How Weak Enforcement Let Corporate Offenders Off Easy, “that documents 20 civil and criminal cases that in her opinion lacked adequate accountability. ThoseContinue Reading

Unmanned Aircraft Operations in Domestic Airspace : U.S. Policy Perspectives and the Regulatory Landscape

Via FAS – CRS report – Unmanned Aircraft Operations in Domestic Airspace: U.S. Policy Perspectives and the Regulatory Landscape. Bart Elias, Specialist in Aviation Policy. January 27, 2016. “…Many of the commercial applications envisioned for UAS, such as express package delivery, remote monitoring of utilities and infrastructure, and imagery collection and analysis to support precisionContinue Reading

Federal Reserve Board releases supervisory scenarios for 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review

“The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday, January 28, 2016 released the supervisory scenarios for the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act stress test exercises and also issued instructions to firms participating in CCAR. This year, CCAR will include 33 bank holding companies with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets.Continue Reading

30th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

30th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Congressional Report on the Investigation. H. Rept. 99-1016 – Investigation of the Challenger Accident. October 29, 1986. 450 pages. PDF. Via NPR – Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried To Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch 30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself

Report to the President, Congress by National Commission on the Future of the Army

National Commission on the Future of the Army – Report to the President and the Congress, January 28, 2016. “The American people expect their Army to be trained and ready whenever called upon to achieve national objectives. In an increasingly complex world with an increasing array of diverse threats at home and abroad, America’s ArmyContinue Reading

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Monthly Complaint Report January 2016

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the first federal agency solely focused on consumer financial protection and consumer complaints are an integral part of that work. The CFPB’s Office of Consumer Response hears directly from consumers about the challenges they face in the marketplace, brings their concerns to the attention of companies, and assistsContinue Reading

Office of Financial Research Issues 2015 Annual Report to Congress

News release:  “The Office of Financial Research (OFR) issued its fourth Annual Report to Congress today. The report fulfills the OFR’s statutory responsibility to report on potential threats to U.S. financial stability, key research findings, and progress in meeting its mission. The report also describes the 2016 agenda of the Office. Threats to financial stabilityContinue Reading

The Glass – Steagall Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis

CRS – The Glass-Steagall Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis – David H. Carpenter, Legislative Attorney; Edward V. Murphy, Specialist in Financial Economics; M. Maureen Murphy, Legislative Attorney. January 19, 2016. “The phrase “Glass-Steagall” generally refers to the separation of commercial banking from investment banking. Congress effected a separation of commercial and investment banking throughContinue Reading