August Edition of the Washington E-Bulletin: Recess Update

August is often considered a slow month in Washington, D.C. Congress is out on recess and many people take the opportunity to leave the sweltering heat for vacation in cooler, less swamp-like parts of the country. However, with our recent office move and plenty of  policy developments on the Hill and off, things didn’t slow down much this month for the Government Relations Office.

In this month’s E-Bulletin, we link to a new Issue Brief on Section 215 written by Government Relations Committee member Susan Nevelow Mart; summarize the status of Net Neutrality legislation; and review the “Information Sharing Environment” being developed to ease information sharing in the federal government. In addition, we update you on President Obama’s nomination of David S. Ferriero to be the next Archivist of the United States, and include plenty of reading for all of you Information Policy Junkies out there!

Here is the Table of Contents from the August edition:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

-The Government Relations Office Has Moved

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-Net Neutrality Picks Up Speed
-New Issue Brief on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization and Section 215
-President Obama Nominates New Archivist of the United States
-The “Information Sharing Environment” Gets Another Look

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-Chapter Liaisons: Your Link to AALL’s Government Relations Committee and Government Relations Office

FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Federal Communications Commission’s

-National Broadband Dialogue
-NextGov Turns Spotlight on Executive Branch, Judicial Openness
-EPIC Urges Administration to Maintain Cookie Ban
-THOMAS Adds Two New RSS Feeds: House & Senate Floor Today

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