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Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attacks in Paris

Swiss foundation seeks to extend copyright on Diary of Anne Frank

New York Times: “When Otto Frank first published his daughter’s red-checked diary and notebooks, he wrote a prologue assuring readers that the book mostly contained her words, written while hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex of a factory in Amsterdam. But now the Swiss foundation that holds the copyright to “The Diary of… Continue Reading

NGOs Reject “Safe Harbor 2.0,” Urge EU and US to Protect Fundamental Rights

EPIC – NGOs Reject “Safe Harbor 2.0,” Urge EU and US to Protect Fundamental Rights – Leading human rights and consumer organizations have issued a letter to urge the US and the EU to protect the fundamental right to privacy. After the Schrems decision the parties are now renegotiating the invalidated Safe Harbor arrangement. The… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Bureau of Fiscal Service Audit, Increasing Female Officer Applicants in Military

Financial Audit: Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Schedules of Federal Debt, GAO-16-160: Published: Nov 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2015. Military Personnel: Oversight Framework and Evaluations Needed for DOD and the Coast Guard to Help Increase the Number of Female Officer Applicants, GAO-16-55: Published: Nov 13, 2015. Publicly Released:… Continue Reading

CBO’s Revenue Forecasting Record

CBO’s Revenue Forecasting Record, November 10, 2015. “To prepare the baseline budget projections on which much of its analysis is based, the Congressional Budget Office must regularly produce revenue forecasts. As a part of that process, the agency assesses the accuracy of its past projections and continually refines its methods for projecting revenues to attempt… Continue Reading

CRS Report – Veterans and Homelessness

Veterans and Homelessness, Libby Perl, Specialist in Housing Policy. November 6, 2015. “The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan brought renewed attention to the needs of veterans, including the needs of homeless veterans. Researchers have found both male and female veterans to be over represented in the homeless population, and, as the number of veterans increased… Continue Reading

Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations

CRS – Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff, Jerry W. Mansfield, Lead Information Services Coordinator. November 9, 2015. “This report is designed to introduce congressional staff to selected governmental and nongovernmental sources that are useful in tracking and obtaining information on federal legislation and regulations. It includes governmental… Continue Reading