Presentation to Indiana State library sponsored Government Information Day (GID) conference August 7, 2020. Video recording available online at


This presentation demonstrates the wide variety of publicly accessible U.S. Government national security information resources. It includes information on the U.S. constitutional foundations of national security policy, a recent annual defense spending bill, documents from the White House/National Security Council, Department of Defense, various military branches including professional military educational institutions, assorted U.S. intelligence agencies, congressional legislation, congressional committee reports on legislation, congressional committee hearings, and reports from congressional support agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office. It concludes by stressing the multiple benefits provided by having public access to these information resources.


U.S. national security policy, government information resources, military information resources, U.S. intelligence agency information resources, public access to government information, congressional oversight, defense spending, national security program management

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