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6/15/2007 1:10:38 PM
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What is the feasibility of working out an arrangement with the Government Printing Office whereby the CMO or DFO can electronically transmit FACA reports for inclusion in the Federal Depository Library System? This would ensure the widest dissemination of FACA committee reports to the American public without increasing the agency's costs.

Within the Department of Defense, we ask our committees to provide copies of their unclassified reports to the libraries servicing the Service Academies and the officer/non-commissioned professional military education programs. All our future military leaders pass through one or more of these schools and having this information for research provides them a broader education.

Instead of mailling these reports the same could be achieved if we could electronically transmitted the reports to the GPO's Federal Depository Library System -- all of our libraries are part of the system along with most major U.S. universities. This would also support the administration's E-Government initiative.
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