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Presidential Transitions, Arms Transfers, and More from CRS

A range of presidential transition policy issues — including records management, budget preparation and the role of executive orders — is explored in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.  See “Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations” (pdf), October 23, 2008.

Other noteworthy new CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News that were not previously available online include the following (all pdf).

“Status of a Senator Who Has Been Indicted for or Convicted of a Felony,” October 22, 2008.

“Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Background and Analysis,” October 22, 2008.

“Would an Influenza Pandemic Qualify as a Major Disaster Under the Stafford Act?,” October 20, 2008.

“The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11,” updated October 15, 2008.

“The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act: Implementation and Proposed Amendments,” October 22, 2008.

“Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2000-2007,” October 23, 2008.