October Edition of the Washington E-Bulletin

October has been a busy month in Washington, D.C. To catch up on all of the news from the Government Relations Office, please read through the jam-packed October edition of our Washington E-Bulletin.

This month the E-Bulletin includes our Action Alert on free online access to CRS reports, updates about the PATRIOT Act reauthorization process and net neutrality, and more. As always, there’s chapters news (this time from LLSDC and the Council of California County Law Librarians) and lots of interesting reading for all of you information policy junkies out there.

Here is the Table of Contents from the October edition:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

-AALL Advocacy Webinar Is a Success

ACTION ALERT

-Your Help Needed To Get Free Online Access to Congressional Research Service Reports

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-Update on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Process and New Issue Brief
– XML of the Federal Register Is Now Available
-FCC Moves Forward on Net Neutrality
-Open Government Provision in DHS Appropriations Act Strengthens FOIA
-Senate Homeland Security Committee Approves Archivist Nomination
– New FOIA Mediation Office Launches Web site

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-LLSDC Hosts D.C. Government Official to Discuss Online Regulations and D.C. Register
-Update to California County Law Library Code Sections

FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie

-New Report on Developing State Data.gov Portals
-Guidelines for Agencies on the Secure Use of Social Media
-New Executive Order Restores Power to Intelligence Oversight Board
-National Security Archive Launches New Blog
-Congressional Research Service Report Surveys Supreme Court Justices
-Communicating with Congress through Online Town Halls

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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