Which of Final Commission Reports do you prefer?[MORE ADDED]

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Post by TriciaG » May 19th, 2014, 4:26 pm

We've currently got the The 9/11 Commission Report and the National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report in the catalog. I think it's time for another one. Here are the options:

1. The Commission on Long-Term Care - PDF here. The commission was to: "...develop a plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports for individuals in need of such services and supports, including elderly individuals, individuals with substantial cognitive or functional limitations, other individuals who require assistance to perform activities of daily living, and individuals desiring to plan for future long-term care needs."

2. Commission on Wartime Contracting - PDF here. The commission was to "study federal agency contracting for the reconstruction, logistical support of coalition forces, and the performance of security functions, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Section 841 requires the Commission to assess a number of factors related to wartime contracting, including the extent of waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement of wartime contracts."

3. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction - PDF here. Actually, there are two reports: http://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/sigir/20131001084013/http://www.sigir.mil/publications/lessonsLearned.html

So, what do you think? Feel free to vote for more than one. :)

--[Added December 2015]
Bumping this up with some more options:

1. The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (2012) - PDF direct download HERE
"The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future today released its final report to the U.S. Energy Secretary, detailing comprehensive recommendations for creating a safe, longterm solution for managing and disposing of the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high‐level radioactive waste."

3. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (2005) - Link to PDF HERE
"Established by Executive Order 13328 and signed by President George W. Bush on February 6, 2004, the Commission was charged with assessing whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks)."

4. Final Report of the COPA Commission Presented to Congress, October 20, 2000 link to PDF HERE
"the Commission's final Report reflecting its study of technologies and methods designed to reduce access by minors to harmful to minors material on the Internet"

5. President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond (2004) - Link to PDF HERE
"The report, titled "A Journey to Inspire, Innovate and Discover" was later released to the public at a press conference, held at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington D.C.

The Commission, chaired by Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr., supports the President's new vision for space and the report contains eight findings and fourteen recommendations on how to implement that vision. The Commission believes that this new space agenda will significantly help the nation protect its technological leadership, economic vitality, and physical, economic and military security."

6. Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee (2009) - Link to PDF HERE
"The Committee will conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans and programs, as well as alternatives, to ensure the nation is pursuing the best trajectory for the future of human space flight - one that is safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable."

---ADDED January 2017:

Final report of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, House of Representatives together with additional and minority views (2016)
Catalog entry: https://catalog.gpo.gov/F/P166UB57SEH7PL8F24UFPHYJ6318B8VGQN1T1EQ1XTHMM3P174-95312?func=full-set-set&set_number=003095&set_entry=000042&format=999
PDF text: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-114hrpt848/pdf/CRPT-114hrpt848.pdf

Final Report of the Commission on Care (care for veterans) (2016):
Catalog: https://catalog.gpo.gov/F/P166UB57SEH7PL8F24UFPHYJ6318B8VGQN1T1EQ1XTHMM3P174-94576?func=full-set-set&set_number=003095&set_entry=000040&format=999
Report: https://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo69908/Commission-on-Care_Final-Report_063016_FOR-WEB.pdf

Final report of the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel (2015)
"The final report is an examination of the Government's preparedness to respond to the global surge in terrorist travel, in addition to key findings and recommendations for the United States to consider as we look to combat the threat at home and abroad."

Catalog: https://catalog.gpo.gov/F/P166UB57SEH7PL8F24UFPHYJ6318B8VGQN1T1EQ1XTHMM3P174-15861?func=full-set-set&set_number=003095&set_entry=000117&format=999
PDF: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo62413
Plain Text: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo62414

--- Added May 2018:

Kerner Commission Report (1968) (to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerner_Commission
http://www.eisenhowerfoundation.org/kerner_report.php
The source scans are kinda ugly, but I haven't found it anywhere else.

Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (1974)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/resources/intelligence-related-commissions
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_I.pdf
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_II.pdf
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_III.pdf
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_IV.pdf
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_V.pdf
- https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/94755_VI.pdf
The Church Committee was the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, a U.S. Senate committee chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church (D-ID) in 1975. The committee investigated abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Financial Crisis Inquiry Report (2011) (Final report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States)
https://archive.org/details/FinancialCrisisInquiryCommisionReport

---- Added October 2019:

"Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident" (1987?). We did Columbia but not Discovery.
html: https://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/genindex.htm
direct to PDF: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=n2pbop2fh60010n76lmcnh4po7&action=dlattach;topic=8535.0;attach=25186

"Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity" (2016). it's short; reminds me of the one on policing.
Direct PDF: https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2016/12/02/cybersecurity-commission-report-final-post.pdf


So... what's next? 8-) Throw in your vote for one or two of these, and we'll see where the votes go!

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Post by Availle » May 19th, 2014, 4:30 pm

Am I allowed as non-american/usian to vote?

Then I'd like to vote for 4., the oilspill. I think it won't be the last we've seen so far...
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Post by TriciaG » May 19th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Am I allowed as non-american/usian to vote?
Absolutely!

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Post by icequeen » May 20th, 2014, 8:48 am

I agree with Ava, number 4 would be a good one to read. Number 5 is a very close second, though.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » May 20th, 2014, 12:01 pm

I'd vote for either #4 or #5 -- and I'd volunteer to read for either one.

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Post by BellonaTimes » May 22nd, 2014, 2:53 pm

Anything from WWII or Vietnam available? I know that there are some speeches on American Rhetoric, per Ruth's home-school project.
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Post by TriciaG » May 22nd, 2014, 5:31 pm

I don't know. I went here and browsed the past couple years.

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Post by MrsHand » May 24th, 2014, 4:57 am

Oh man, they all sound good. I think if I had to put them in order, I'd start with #5, followed closely by #4.

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Post by TriciaG » May 27th, 2014, 11:14 am

Okay, thanks! I think I'll start with 4, and if that goes well, move on to 5.

EDIT: Launched! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=52232

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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2014, 9:01 am

Hurricane Katrina report has been launched: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54347

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Post by TriciaG » December 16th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Bumping this up with some more options:

1. The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (2012) - PDF direct download HERE
"The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future today released its final report to the U.S. Energy Secretary, detailing comprehensive recommendations for creating a safe, longterm solution for managing and disposing of the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high‐level radioactive waste."

2. The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (2003) - Links to PDFs HERE
"The Columbia Accident Investigation Board today presented its final report on the causes of the Feb. 1, 2003 Space Shuttle accident to the White House, Congress and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."

3. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (2005) - Link to PDF HERE
"Established by Executive Order 13328 and signed by President George W. Bush on February 6, 2004, the Commission was charged with assessing whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks)."

4. Final Report of the COPA Commission Presented to Congress, October 20, 2000 link to PDF HERE
"the Commission's final Report reflecting its study of technologies and methods designed to reduce access by minors to harmful to minors material on the Internet"

5. President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond (2004) - Link to PDF HERE
"The report, titled "A Journey to Inspire, Innovate and Discover" was later released to the public at a press conference, held at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington D.C.

The Commission, chaired by Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr., supports the President's new vision for space and the report contains eight findings and fourteen recommendations on how to implement that vision. The Commission believes that this new space agenda will significantly help the nation protect its technological leadership, economic vitality, and physical, economic and military security."

6. Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee (2009) - Link to PDF HERE
"The Committee will conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans and programs, as well as alternatives, to ensure the nation is pursuing the best trajectory for the future of human space flight - one that is safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable."


So... what's next? 8-) Throw in your vote for one or two of these (or if you prefer one of those in the first post), and we'll see where the votes go!

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Post by Availle » December 16th, 2015, 6:18 pm

No contest: The Columbia accident! :D

For the others, I don't know much about American history and politics. Maybe giving the year of the report in the post above would help with things like the first report? It makes a difference if it was written 5 months or 50 years ago.
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Post by TriciaG » December 16th, 2015, 6:23 pm

Added years. :)

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 16th, 2015, 7:34 pm

I also would vote for #2, The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (2003). I'd sign up to read for that one.

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Post by icequeen » December 16th, 2015, 8:48 pm

Availle wrote:No contest: The Columbia accident! :D

Oh man, I totally agree! Just to hear exactly what happened, that would be interesting.
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