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GPO Suspends Public Access to Some NASA Records

[Editor’s note 5/23/13: Several people have contacted FGI and asked for clarification. The title of our post, which we borrowed from Steven Aftergood, is a little misleading. The decision to suspend access to NASA technical reports was purely the decision of NASA administrators. GPO’s news item makes it clear that GPO is only announcing that some of the purls to NASA technical reports in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) “may not link to the documents that the catalog record describes.”]

Steven Aftergood reports that The Government Printing Office is blocking public access to some previously released records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. PURLs may not link to the documents that the catalog record describes.

  • GPO Suspends Public Access to Some NASA Records, by Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News (May 16, 2013).

    The Government Printing Office is blocking public access to some previously released records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, while the records are reviewed to see if they contain export-controlled information. The move follows the controversial disabling and partial restoration of the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (NASA Technical Report Database Partly Back Online, Secrecy News, May 9.)

  • NASA Technical Reports Server Has Limited Content Availability Until Further Notice, FDLP (May 16, 2013).

    Affected classes are:

    NAS 1.15: 0830-D
    NAS 1.26: 0830-H-14
    NAS 1.2/2-2: 0830-H-26
    NAS 1.60: 0830-H-15

See also our earlier comment on this issue.

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