National Park Service FY 2010 Budget Update

The National Park Service would receive $2.7 billion under the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 bill that was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 18. This represents a $198 million increase over the FY 2009 level.


National Endowment for the Humanties FY 2010 Budget Update

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) would receive $170 million under the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 bill that was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 18. This represents a $15 million increase over the FY 2009 level of $155 million.


Smithsonian Institution FY 2010 Budget Update

The Smithsonian Institution would receive $774 million under the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 bill that was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 18. This represents a $43 million increase over the FY 2009 level of $731 million.


National Digital Newspaper Program Marks One Millionth Page Milestone

This week, the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) marked a major milestone in their partnership to digitize historic U.S. newspapers and make them widely available on the Internet. The Chronicling America website—a free, national, searchable database of historic American newspaper pages published between 1880 and 1922—recently posted its millionth page.


NEH, National Park Service & Smithsonian FY 2010 Budget Increases

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service would receive major boosts in funding under the House Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 “Chairman’s Mark” that was approved on June 11. The full House Appropriations Committee is expected to take up the bill sometime next week.


NARA Proposes Cut in Hours at New York City Regional Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is seeking public comment on a proposed change to the hours of operation at the Kansas City, Missouri, and New York City regional archives. The proposal for the New York City archives would result in a reduction of 2.5 hours per week from the current 42.5 hours to 40 hours, and a one-half hour per-month reduction in extended research hours. In Kansas City the hours of operation would change, but there would be no reduction of service.


NARA Names Director of Office of Government Information Services

This week, Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas announced the appointment of Miriam Nisbet as the director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration. OGIS, an organization newly established under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, will provide policy guidance and mediation services for FOIA activities government-wide.