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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.

Washington File
http://www.usia.gov/products/washfile.htm.
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://198.80.36.82/11s/archives.

Foreign Policy Daily Bulletin
gopher://sajo.itu.ch:70/11/.1/MISSIONS/.1/US%20Mission/Daily%20Bulletin/
Summary of U.S. foreign policy prepared at the U.S. Mission in Geneva.


White House News

Today's Briefings
http://library.whitehouse.gov/Briefings-plain.cgi

Today's Releases
http://library.whitehouse.gov/PressReleases-plain.cgi
http://www1.ai.mit.edu/search/white-house-publications?everything+%3eyesterday+%3d200+@www.whitehouse.gov%2fwhite_house%2fpublications%2fhtml%2fpublications.html

This Week's Briefings and Releases
http://library.whitehouse.gov/ThisWeek-plain.cgi

Last Week's Releases (Via MIT)
http://www1.ai.mit.edu/search/white-house-publications?everything+%3Elast-week+%3D400


Department of Defense News

DefenseLINK News
http://www.dtic.mil/defenselink/news/
Central Defense Department homepage, including a searchable database of news releases, speeches, publications, and press briefings.

Air Force Link News
http://www.dtic.dla.mil/airforcelink/pa/index.html
Links to various wire services of the Air Force and its major commands.

Air Combat Command News
http://www.acc.af.mil/index.html

Air Force Materiel Command News
http://www.afmc.wpafb.af.mil/organizations/HQ-AFMC/PA/news_sou/index.htm

Astro News (Space and Missile Systems Center)
http://www.laafb.af.mil/SMC/PA/Astro_News/index.html

Guardian (Air Force Space Command)
http://131.15.144.52/hqafspc/magazines.html

Leading Edge Magazine (Air Force Materiel Command)
http://www.afmc.wpafb.af.mil/organizations/HQ-AFMC/PA/leading_edge/

TIG Brief (Inspector General of the Air Force)
http://www-afia.saia.af.mil/tig/tig_index.html
Dealing with, among other subjects, nuclear inspections and safety.

USAFE News Service
http://www.usafe.af.mil/news.htm

Navy Public Affairs Library
http://www.navy.mil/navpalib/.www/welcome.html
Office of Information (CHINFO) online library of press releases, briefings, and position papers.

Patrol Magazine (Submarine Force Pacific Fleet)
http://www.csp.navy.mil/patrol.html


Department of Energy News

News and Hot Topics
http://www.doe.gov/html/doe/whatsnew/hottopic.html
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
http://apollo.osti.gov/html/doe/whatsnew/briefs.html

DOE Press Releases
http://apollo.osti.gov/html/doe/whatsnew/pressrel/releases.html

Nuclear Reactor Safety
http://www.doe.gov/eh/nrs/nrs.html
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
http://bigbert.tis.eh.doe.gov/web/oeaf/oe_weekly/

The Management of Nuclear Weapons Materials Newsletter
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/menu/any/newsltr.htm

LabSOURCE (University of California Laboratory Administration Office)
http://www.llnl.gov/labsrc/
News about University of California oversight of Lawrence Berkeley, Livermore, and Los Alamos Labs.

Argonne National Laboratory

Lab News
http://www.anl.gov/OPA/newsmenu.html

Logos
http://www.anl.gov/OPA/logos/index.html

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory News
http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Research-News.html

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Daily NewsBulletin
http://www.lanl.gov/Internal/News/dailynews.html

Inside Story
http://www.lanl.gov/projects/PA/Director/insides

Weekly News
http://www.lanl.gov/Public/News/newsbulletin.html

Dateline Los Alamos
http://lib-www.lanl.gov/pubs/dateline.htm

Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore Lab News
http://www.llnl.gov/PAO/lab_news.html

News Releases
http://www.llnl.gov/PAO/NewsRelease.html
WAIS searchable database.

Science and Technology Review (formerly Energy and Technology Review)
http://www.llnl.gov/str/str.html

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Headline News
http://www.ornl.gov/Press_Releases/headline.html

ORNL Review
http://www.ornl.gov/ORNLReview/rev26-2/text/recent.html

Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Energy Science News
http://www.pnl.gov/energyscience/

Lab News
http://www.pnl.gov/news/

Sandia Lab News
http://www.sandia.gov/LabNews/
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

Press Briefings
http://www.state.gov/www/briefings/index.html
gopher://dosfan.lib.uic.edu:70/1D-1:11177:011996%20Press%20Briefings

Press Statements
gopher://dosfan.lib.uic.edu:70/1D-1%3A66484%3ADOS%20Press%20State

Dispatch Magazine
gopher://dosfan.lib.uic.edu:70/1D-1:6535:Dispatch%20(WKLY%20MAG)

Foreign Media Reaction Reports
gopher://198.80.36.82:70/11s/medreac/reports
USIA-prepared thematic reports summarizing foreign media reaction to major events or U.S. policy initiatives.

Voice of America News Reports
gopher://gopher.voa.gov/11/newswire
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
http://www.epa.gov/PressReleases/
Full text from 1994-present.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Weekly Information Report
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/NEWS/weekly.html


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 warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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