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White House ePublication Collection (952 Books)


The White House Publications collection includes policies, news releases, briefings, proclamations, speeches, reports, and handbooks. Learn how America's federal, state and local governments work to enact the will of the people, and how President Obama and his administration collaborate with the Legislative and Judicial branches to govern the United States.

 
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Performance of Commercial Activities

By: Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Government Reference Publication

Recent studies offer compelling evidence that confirms what parents have always known ? the quality of a teacher is one of the most critical components of how well students achieve. Studies in both Tennessee and Texas found that students who had effective teachers greatly outperformed those who had ineffective teachers. For example, in the Tennessee study, students with highly effective teachers for three years in a row scored 50 percentage points higher on a test of mat...

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Circular No. A76 Revised Supplemental Handbook Performance of Comm...

Government Reference Publication

Dear Mr. Speaker: Section 1106 of Title 31, United States Code, calls for the President to transmit to the Congress a supplemental update of the Budget that was transmitted to the Congress earlier in the year. This supplemental update of the Budget, commonly known as the Mid-Session Review, contains revised estimates of the budget deficit, receipts, outlays, and budget authority for fiscal years 2004 through 2009. An update of executive branch progress in implementing th...

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Implementation of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1...

By: Jacob J. Lew

Government Reference Publication

Since the CORONA satellite made its first successful flight in August 1960, the Intelligence Community?s overhead reconnaissance programs have been among the nation?s most closely guarded secrets. The end of the Cold War, however, has at last made it possible to declassify both information and imagery from the first American satellite systems of the 1960s. To do this, President William Clinton in February of this year ordered the declassification within 18 months of hist...

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Guidelines and Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal...

By: Joel D. Kaplan

Government Reference Publication

Attached are guidelines that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) has developed to address procurement flexibilities for emergency procurements. New authorities provided by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, in combination with existing authorities, should help to ensure that agencies are well positioned to effectively meet the demands associated with fighting terrorism. The guidelines are divided into two parts. The first part provides a general framework for...

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Recompilation of Omb Circular A-102

By: Mark A. Forman

Government Reference Publication

This chapter addresses the overarching, cross-sector initiatives that represent our national-level priorities for critical infrastructure and key asset protection. The focus is on cross-sector protection issues and activities that require immediate attention, encourage cooperation, and increase the cost-effectiveness of security investments. The protection initiatives outlined herein also support the three underlying objectives of this Strategy: (1) identifying and assur...

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Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations

Government Reference Publication

A Case for Action The terrorist attacks against the United States that took place on September 11, 2001, had a profound impact on our Nation. The federal government and society as a whole have been forced to reexamine conceptions of security on our home soil, with many understanding only for the first time the lengths to which self designated enemies of our country are willing to go to inflict debilitating damage.

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Management of Federal Information Resources

By: David Childs

Government Reference Publication

Purpose of the Initiative: The purpose of the Clearinghouse, a new initiative at the Department of Education, is to provide educators and policymakers with an easily accessible web-based database of information on what works in educating students. The Clearinghouse would evaluate the effectiveness of educational products, practices, and programs that are intended to enhance student results. Highlights: -- Educators will be able to access information on effective curricul...

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Audits of States, Local Governments, And Non-Profit Organizations

By: Joshua B. Bolten

Government Reference Publication

Chapter 1. Increasing Access Through Technology: New technologies are opening opportunities for work, community living, and independence for those with even the most severe disabilities. The New Freedom Initiative commitments will help jumpstart research in assistive and universally designed technologies and will help ensure that Americans with disabilities have access to those technologies. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 became effective in June 2001. It ...

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Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

By: James T. Lynn

Government Reference Publication

Dear Mr. Chairman: In accordance with section 515 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2004 (P.L. 108-199), I herewith transmit the report on the reduction of $50,000,000 taken against departmental management administrative and related expenses for the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. Section 515 requires that the $50,000,000 rescission be taken on a pro rata basis across all accounts.

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Regulatory Analysis

By: James K. Hammitt

Government Reference Publication

Emergency Preparedness and Response We cannot assume that we can prevent all acts of terror and therefore must also prepare to minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur. As September 11 showed, the consequences of terrorism can be far-reaching and diverse. The Department of Homeland Security would ensure the preparedness of our nation?s emergency response professionals, provide the federal government?s response, and aid America?s recovery from terrorist ...

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Performance of Commercial Activities

By: Jacob J. Lew

Government Reference Publication

The Central Intelligence Agency is pleased to declassify and publish this collection of documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis, as the First Intelligence History Symposium Marks the thirtieth anniversary of that event.

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Performance of Commercial Activities

By: Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Government Reference Publication

1. Executive Summary: The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (the Act) was enacted June 28, 2002. The goal of the Act is to reduce the burden of Federal paperwork on small businesses. The Act requires the Federal government to (1) publish an annual list of the compliance assistance resources available to small businesses, (2) establish a single point of contact within agencies to interact with small businesses, and (3) establish an interagency Task Force to stud...

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Cost Principles for State, Local, And Indian Tribal Governments

Government Reference Publication

A Nation in Cyberspace: Our Nation?s critical infrastructures consist of the physical and cyber assets of public and private institutions in several sectors: agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, government, defense industrial base, information and telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemicals and hazardous materials, and postal and shipping. Cyberspace is the nervous system of these infrastructures the control system o...

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President George W. Bush : A Remarkable Record of Achievement

By: President George W. Bush

Government Reference Publication

Since President Bush took office in January 2001, the Nation has faced an unprecedented combination of challenges. These challenges began with a stock market collapse that had started the previous spring, continued with a recession that took hold as the President entered office, and built with the revelation of corporate scandals later that year. The challenges grew exponentially with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the loss of thousands of lives on Amer...

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President Bushs Africa Policy Accomplishments and Initiatives

By: Colin Powell

Government Reference Publication

Purpose of the Program: The Teaching American History grant program supports projects to raise student achievement by improving teachers? knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for American history through intensive, ongoing professional development.

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The White House

By: J. Dennis Hastert

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: Citizen service has always been a cornerstone of our democracy. Citizens have acted individually or through voluntary associations to found hospitals and libraries, start fire companies and civic improvement projects, and help cure diseases and advance rocketry that would fulfill our most distant dreams. Today, millions of Americans continue this tradition of service. Some observers, however, have indicated a decline in civic participation in recent de...

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The White House

By: Joshua B. Bolten

Government Reference Publication

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Prwora) of 1996 requires Federal agencies and instrumentalities to transmit information about employees newly hired and quarterly earnings to a National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Pub. L. 104-193, $ 316(f), codified at 42 U.S.C. 653.

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The White House

By: Joshua B. Bolten

Government Reference Publication

The Bush Administration?s Environmental Philosophy -- The focus is on results ? making our air, water, and land cleaner. -- We need to employ the best science and data to inform our decision-making. -- Our policies should encourage innovation and the development of new, cleaner technologies. -- We should continue to build on America?s ethic of stewardship and personal responsibility through education and volunteer opportunities, and in our daily lives. -- Opportunities f...

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The White House

By: Joshua B. Bolten

Government Reference Publication

This memorandum provides additional guidance to Executive Departments and Agencies on responding to congressional inquiries which involve access to personal information subject to the privacy act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a).

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The White House

By: Joshua B. Bolten

Government Reference Publication

On December 17th, 2003, the President signed HSPD-7, Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization and Protection (Attachment A). This HSPD supersedes Presidential Decision Directive/NSC-63 of May 22, 1998, ?Critical Infrastructure Protection?, and establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks. 17 th, HSPD-7 instructe...

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