Electronic Collection and Dissemination of Information by Federal Agencies: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session April 29, June 26, and October 18, 1985, Volume 4

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Page 500 - There shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 22 - Commission is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Page 549 - A popular Government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 125 - It promotes uniform fee schedules among agencies which could recover reasonable processing costs in addition to the current search and copying costs, and could keep half the fees to offset costs. The public interest fee waiver would be clarified. Many of the substantive and procedural changes proposed by the Senate to the FOIA are controversial. Rep. Glenn English (D-OK), Chair of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture, has indicated that...
Page 113 - (6) to ensure that the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of information by the Federal Government is consistent with applicable laws relating to confidentiality, including section 552a of title 5, United States Code, known as the Privacy Act. " 3502. Definitions "As used in this chapter — "(1) the term 'agency...
Page 115 - While automation clearly offers promises of savings, will public access to government information be further restricted for people who cannot afford computers or cannot pay for computer time? ALA reaffirmed its long standing conviction that open government is vital to a democracy in a resolution passed by Council in January 1984 which stated that "there should be equal and ready access to data collected, compiled, produced, and published in any format by the government of the United States.
Page 461 - Office of Management and Budget. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is hereby designated and empowered to exercise, without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President, the following...
Page 116 - President Reagan imposed a moratorium on the production and procurement of new audiovisual aids and government publications using the rationale that the federal government is spending too much money on public relations, publicity, and advertising. "Much of this waste consists of unnecessary and expensive films, magazines, and pamphlets.
Page 480 - Cooperating with State and Local Governments to Coordinate and Improve Information Systems A-108 — Responsibilities for the Maintenance of Records about Individuals by Federal Agencies A-121 — Cost Accounting.
Page 123 - In order for libraries, specifically depository libraries* to be able to provide .information in this format to the general public, it must become a part of the depository library program.

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