The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons
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CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION
News Sources: Federal Government
Given the vast resources of commercial news sources on the Internet (e.g., wire services, newspapers, magazines, journals), this section is limited to official news sources, where announcements from federal agencies and officials are posted online. To track commercial news, we find these commercial services consistently fast and useful in retrieving news stories: Excite NewsTracker at http://nt.excite.com, Lycos News Search at http://www.topnews.com/index.html, and Yahoo News at http://www.yahoo.com/News.
The best single source of current releases and government information relating to foreign affairs is the Washington File maintained by the U.S. Information Agency for its posts overseas, and consisting of articles by USIA correspondents, texts of speeches, and transcripts of news briefings. The Gopher collection can be searched at http://www.usia.gov/products/research.htm and http://22.214.171.124/11s/archives.
Foreign Policy Daily Bulletin
Summary of U.S. foreign policy prepared at the U.S. Mission in Geneva.
White House News
This Week's Briefings and Releases
Last Week's Releases (Via MIT)
Department of Defense News
Central Defense Department homepage, including a searchable database of news releases, speeches, publications, and press briefings.
Air Force Link News
Links to various wire services of the Air Force and its major commands.
Air Combat Command News
Air Force Materiel Command News
Astro News (Space and Missile Systems Center)
Guardian (Air Force Space Command)
Leading Edge Magazine (Air Force Materiel Command)
TIG Brief (Inspector General of the Air Force)
Dealing with, among other subjects, nuclear inspections and safety.
USAFE News Service
Navy Public Affairs Library
Office of Information (CHINFO) online library of press releases, briefings, and position papers.
Patrol Magazine (Submarine Force Pacific Fleet)
Department of Energy News
News and Hot Topics
Notices of upcoming public meetings, Secretary of Energy speeches and correspondence, as well as links to DOE reports and directives, and other databases.
DOE News Briefs
DOE Press Releases
Nuclear Reactor Safety
Monthly collections of abstracts on all safety-related aspects of reactors, including accident analysis, safety systems, radiation protection, decommissioning and dismantling and security measures.
Operating Experience Weekly Summary
The Management of Nuclear Weapons Materials Newsletter
LabSOURCE (University of California Laboratory Administration Office)
News about University of California oversight of Lawrence Berkeley, Livermore, and Los Alamos Labs.
Argonne National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory News
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dateline Los Alamos
Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore Lab News
WAIS searchable database.
Science and Technology Review (formerly Energy and Technology Review)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL Headline News
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Energy Science News
Sandia Lab News
The annual report on lab accomplishments is a particularly useful source of information. The 1996 edition is at http://www.sandia.gov/LabNews/LN02-14-97/labsaccomplish.hml.
Department of State News
Foreign Media Reaction Reports
USIA-prepared thematic reports summarizing foreign media reaction to major events or U.S. policy initiatives.
Voice of America News Reports
News and English Broadcasts (NEB) wire for the past seven days and a summary of editorials in U.S. newspapers. A search of VOA broadcasts can be performed at http://www.niss.ac.uk/news/voiceofam.html.
News of Other Federal Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency Press Releases
Full text from 1994-present.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Weekly Information Report
The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. This page was last updated 5/1/97
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