ISOO Issues Annual Report On Federal Government Classification

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) recently issued its Fiscal Year 2010 Report to the President providing data about the Government-wide security classification. ISOO is responsible to the President for policy and oversight of the Government-wide security classification system and the National Industrial Security Program and is part of the National Archives.

National Archives Releases Dr. John Cutler Papers Online

The National Archives at Atlanta recently released online the papers of Dr. John C. Cutler. Dr. Cutler, a former employee of the U.S. Public Health Service, 1942-1967, was involved in research on Guatemalan soldiers, prisoners, and mental health patients who were exposed to the syphilis bacteria. The collection is available at

U.S. Government Manual Made Available On-Line

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently announced the first-ever Web release of the new United States Government Manual (the Manual), the official handbook of the Federal Government, online at

Library of Congress Hosts Civil War Mapping Conference

An upcoming Library of Congress conference will take a fresh look at the accomplishments of Civil War cartographers and topographic engineers from a multi-disciplinary perspective. “Re-Imaging the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography” will be held on Friday, May 20.