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Federal News Service

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Last Update To Bluesheet: March 29, 2006

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File Description [top]

Federal News Service contains verbatim transcripts of press briefings, speeches, and backgrounders and conferences, as well as interviews on official U.S. policy on a broad range of national and international issues. In many cases, Federal News Service is the sole source for information discussed at U.S. government briefings that are not covered by the media. Transcripts contain the actual words spoken, and are neither condensed nor abstracted. Verbatim transcripts, translated to English, or official policy statements by major Russian leaders are also provided shortly after the event. The file also contains a Daybook of government events occurring in Washington, DC for the day, week, or month ahead, as well as other events of interest, such as lectures.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 660

to locate verbatim transcripts of most important speeches, press briefings, and government hearings occurring daily in Washington, D.C.

USE SH=CAPITOL HILL HEARING

to locate transcripts of Congressional Hearings.

USE /DAY

to restrict results to Daybook records containing schedules of government events

     SELECT AGRICULTURE/DAY


Subject Coverage [top]

  • A Daybook itemizing government events, both public and private, that occur in Washington, DC, for the day, week, or month ahead
  • Congressional Committee hearings and witness testimony
  • Daily White House, State Department, and Defense Department briefings
  • English transcripts of official policy statements by Russian officials from the Kremlin
  • National Press Club luncheons, including the question-and-answer periods
  • Selected coverage of United Nations events
  • Speeches and statements made by the President in the U.S. and abroad
  • Statements and testimony of senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget, Treasury, State, and Defense Departments
  • Statements made by foreign dignitaries while in the U.S.
  • U.S. Trade Representative press briefings and statements


Sources [top]

The sources of verbatim transcripts are complete recordings of the actual events made at the event by members of the Federal News Service staff or sent by wire to the Federal News Service Office and recorded there. In Moscow, events are also recorded by members of the staff, translated into English onsite, and transmitted directly to Federal News Service in Washington, DC. The information contained in the Daybook records is gathered by members of the staff who analyze and verify items for inclusion. They also include any relevant information on general activities taking place in Washington, DC.



Print Counterparts [top]

  • None


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: January 1, 1991 to July 2, 2002
File Size: 178,478 records as of July 2002
Update Frequency: Closed This file no longer updates


Database Content [top]

  • Complete Text Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Government Documents
  • Press Releases
  • Transcripts
  • Speeches


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
AEROBUS Aerospace and Defense Industry
CHEMREGS Chemical Regulation
DEFBUS Defense and Aerospace Industry
ENERGYRE Energy Regulation
ENVREGS Environmental Regulation
GENERALN General News Files
GOVT Government
LAW Legal Information
NEWSFILE News, Archival
POLISCI Political Science
PUBAFF Public Affairs
REGS Regulations
TAXACCT Tax and Accounting
USPOLICY U.S. Government Policy
USREGS U.S. Government Regulations
WASHNEWS Washington D.C. News


Contact [top]

FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE is produced by Federal Information Systems Corporation, Washington, DC. Questions concerning file content should be directed to:

Federal News Service
Tod McKenzie
620 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045

Telephone: 202/347-1400
Fax: 202/393-4733
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Terms and Conditions [top]

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Federal News Service is a private firm and is not affiliated with the State Department or the Federal Government. The Federal News Service database is copyrighted by Federal Information Systems Corporation, Washington, DC 20045, USA. No portion of any transcript may be copied, sold, or retransmitted without the written authorization of Federal Information Systems Corporation, except as provided by Dialog's current Terms and Conditions. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of the original work prepared by a United States government officer or employee as a part of that person's official duties.


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SAMPLE DAYBOOK RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 660:FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 
    (c)2000 Federal News Service. All rts. reserv. 
     
  SF=  00248541   SUBFILE: Daybook 
  /TI     FEDERAL AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS - PART 1 
     
       THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2000 
  /SH, SH=     SECTION HEADING: Projected Daily Schedule 
  DL=     DATELINE: Washington dateline general news 
  PD=, DA=, PY=     SCHEDULE DATE: 000112   YEAR: 2000 
     
  WD=, LI=     APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT: 000925   APPROXIMATE LINE COUNT: 00084 
       FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 
     
    For any additions or corrections to the Daybook, please call the 
    Daybook editors, Joe Loomis or Pat Thorne at (202) 544-4812. 
     
  /TX     dest+ dbfedag,dbdoa,dbag,dbforaf,dbtrade 
     
  EV=, /TX  1:00 pm EVENT: MEETING - AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, FOOD SAFETY AND 
    INSPECTION SERVICE (FSIS), WITH HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
    DEPARTMENT (F.R. PAGE 69685) 
     
  /TX  SUBJECT: Agriculture Department, Food Safety and Inspection Service 
    (FSIS), with Health and Human Services Department (F.R. 
    page 69685) sponsor a meeting to provide information and 
    receive public comments on issues that will be discussed 
    at the meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and 
    Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS), 
    which will be held in Adelaide, Australia, February 21-25, 
    2000. 
     
  /TX  LOCATION: Room 1409, Federal Office Building 8, 200 C Street SW, 
    Washington, DC 
    -- January 13, 2000 
     
  /TX  CONTACT: Patrick J. Clerkin, 202-205-7760 
     
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
     
    dest+ dbfedag,dbdoc,dbenvrmt,dbnatres 
     
    8:30 am EVENT: MEETING - COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND 
    ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL SEA GRANT REVIEW 
                                  (...) 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
   
  /TX  dest+ dbfedag,dbdhhs,dbhlth,MEDIC 
     
  /TX  9:30 am EVENT: MEETING - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT (HHS), 
    PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (PHS), FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION 
    (FDA) (F.R. PAGE 69774) 
     
  EV=,/TX  SUBJECT: Health and Human Services Department (HHS), Public Health 
    Service (PHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. 
    page 69774) holds a meeting of the Ophthalmic Devices 
    Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. 
    Committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on 
    a premarket approval application (PMA) for a holmium laser 
    for the correction of hyperopia using laser thermal 
    keratomileusis. 
     
  /TX  LOCATION: Corporate Bldg., conference room 020B, 9200 Corporate 
    Blvd., Rockville, MD 
    -- January 13, 2000 
     
  /TX  CONTACT: Sara M. Thornton, 301-594-2053 
     
  /ID     KEYWORDS: daybook; fed; I; thu 
  /DE     DAYBOOK DESCRIPTORS: Federal Agencies, Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture, 
        Foreign affairs, Trade; Federal Agencies, Dept. of Commerce, Environment, 
        Natural resources; Federal Agencies, Dept. of Defense, DOD, Defense; 
        Federal Agencies,  Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Environment, 
        Science and technology; Federal Agencies, Environmental Protection 
        Agency, EPA, Environment; Federal Agencies, Agriculture; Federal 
        Agencies, Health, Natural Disasters; Federal Agencies, Dept. of Health 
        and Human Services, HHS, Health, Science and technology; Federal 
        Agencies, Dept. of Health and Human Services, HHS, Food and Drug 
        Administration, FDA, Health; Federal Agencies, Dept. of Health and 
        Human Services, HHS, Health 
     
   

SAMPLE RECORD FROM FNS SUBFILE

 
     
    DIALOG(R)File 660:FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 
    (c)2000 Federal News Service. All rts. reserv. 
     
  SF=  00248565   SUBFILE: FNS 
  /TI    TITLE: THE WHITE HOUSE REGULAR BRIEFING 
     
  /TX         BRIEFER: JOE LOCKHART, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN 
     
  /TI         LOCATION: WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM, WASHINGTON, D.C. 
     
           TIME: 12:20 P.M. EST 
             DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2000 
  SH=     SECTION HEADING: White House briefing 
  DL=     DATELINE:  International news,  including  United  Nations  dateline and 
                  updated roundups keyed to foreign events 
  PD=, PY=     FILING DATE: 000112   YEAR: 2000 
     
  WD=, LI=     APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT: 003844   APPROXIMATE LINE COUNT: 00349 
     
  /TX     TEXT:  TRANSCRIPT  BY:  FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 620 NATIONAL PRESS BUILDING 
                WASHINGTON, DC 20045 
     
              FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE IS A PRIVATE FIRM AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH 
                THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 
              COPYRIGHT  2000  BY  FEDERAL  NEWS  SERVICE, INC., WASHINGTON, DC 
                20045,  USA. NO PORTION OF THIS TRANSCRIPT MAY BE COPIED, SOLD, 
                OR  RETRANSMITTED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN AUTHORITY OF FEDERAL NEWS 
                SERVICE, INC. 
     
              TO  RECEIVE  STATE,  WHITE  HOUSE,  DEFENSE, BACKGROUND AND OTHER 
                BRIEFINGS AND SPEECHES BY WIRE SOON AFTER THEY END, PLEASE CALL 
                CORTES RANDELL AT 202-347-1400. 
     
              COPYRIGHT  IS  NOT  CLAIMED  AS  TO ANY PART OF THE ORIGINAL WORK 
                PREPARED BY A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE AS A 
                PART OF THAT PERSON'S OFFICIAL DUTIES. 
     
              THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. ------------------------- 
     
              MR.  LOCKHART:  I am not sure there is anything left. But welcome 
                to our weekly briefing here, a new feature of the millennium. I 
                think  we'll do it next week on Tuesday, if that feels good for 
                everybody. 
     
              Yes, sir? 
              Q  Joe, did you have a chance to read Robert Reich's editorial -- 
                (laughter)  --  and  what do you think of his comments that gun 
                and tobacco losses undermine the democratic process? 
     
              MR.  LOCKHART:  Well,  I  will  resist  the temptation to call it 
                short-sighted, but -- 
     
              Q Why? 
     
              MR.  LOCKHART:  --  no,  I  think  --  seriously -- (laughter) -- 
                seriously,  I  think that, you know, the Constitution is fairly 
                clear  in  investing  power  in  the  executive  branch, in the 
                judicial branch and in the congressional branch. 
     
              We  have  a congressional majority right now that seems intent on 
                thwarting  the  will  of  the  majority  in this country on gun 
                safety,  on tobacco. And, therefore, the president will use the 
                authority  invested  in him by the Constitution and the laws of 
                this country, to seek alternative solutions. 
     
              Q  But,  Joe -- I mean, Mr. Reich's major point was that, "If you 
                don't like the Congress, change it." 
     
                                         (...) 
              This  is about peace. This is about whether Northern Ireland will 
                become  an  area  that  will  fully participate in the economic 
                recovery  and  the economic renaissance that Ireland and Europe 
                are  experiencing,  or  whether it will be an area that will be 
                bogged  down  in  the  ancient  religious  hatred  that  has so 
                dominated the last decades in that area. 
     
              MORE 
     
              x x x area. 
     
              So  this  --  you know, I don't think the president looks at this 
                and says how does this affect me; he looks at it as how does it 
                affect  the  people  of  this  country,  how does it affect the 
                people  in  Ireland,  whether  it be the Northern Ireland peace 
                process or the Middle East peace process or work we're doing in 
                Africa.  This is all about doing the job that he was elected to 
                do  and  doing  it  in  a  way that I think the American public 
                support. 
     
                                            (...) 
              Q Thanks. 
     
              MR. LOCKHART: Thanks. 
     
              END 
     
              Jan 12, 2000 13:23 ET 
     
  /ID     KEYWORDS: wh; lockhart; wed 
     

SAMPLE RECORD FROM KREMLIN SUBFILE

     
    DIALOG(R)File 660:FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 
    (c)2000 Federal News Service. All rts. reserv. 
     
  SF=  00248354   SUBFILE: Kremlin 
  /TI     TITLE: INTERVIEW GRANTED BY ACTING PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TO ORT NEWS 
               PROGRAM (ORT NEWS PROGRAM, JANUARY 4, 2000) 
  /SH, SH=     SECTION HEADING: Kremlin 
  DL=     DATELINE:  International news,  including  United  Nations  dateline and 
                  updated roundups keyed to foreign events 
  PD=, PY=     FILING DATE: 000105   YEAR: 2000 
     
  WD=, LI=     APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT: 002781   APPROXIMATE LINE COUNT: 00252 
     
       TEXT:  TRANSCRIPT  BY:  FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 620 NATIONAL PRESS BUILDING 
        WASHINGTON, DC 20045 
     
           FEDERAL  NEWS  SERVICE  IS A PRIVATE FIRM AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH 
        THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 
     
           COPYRIGHT  1999 BY FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE, INC., WASHINGTON, DC 20045, 
        USA.   NO   PORTION   OF  THIS  TRANSCRIPT  MAY  BE  COPIED,  SOLD,  OR 
        RETRANSMITTED  WITHOUT  THE  WRITTEN  AUTHORITY OF FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE 
        GROUP, INC. 
           COPYRIGHT  IS  NOT  CLAIMED  AS  TO  ANY  PART  OF THE ORIGINAL WORK 
        PREPARED BY A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE AS A PART OF 
        THAT PERSON'S OFFICIAL DUTIES. ------------------------- 
     
  /TX         Anchor:  And  now  we  will  have  an exclusive interview granted by 
        Vladimir Putin to our television channel. 
     
           Interviewer:  Vladimir  Vladimirovich:  Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin's 
        sudden  departure  from  his post has given rise to a maze of questions 
        here and abroad. Perhaps, we could try to answer at least some of them. 
     
           Putin: Let's try. 
     
           Q:  So, when did Boris Nikolayevich first speak on this subject, the 
        subject of his resignation? 
     
           Putin: That was about ten days before New Year. I came to him with a 
        regular  report  on  economic matters, on the situation in the Northern 
        Caucasus and noticed after my first reports that Boris Nikolayevich was 
        thinking  about  something  else.  But  I  continued  with my report as 
        planned. Then he interrupted me and said, "You know, lately I have been 
        thinking  a  lot  about how the situation is forming in the country and 
        have decided to resign". 
     
           Q:  What  were  his  arguments,  why  did  he  decide  that this was 
        necessary? 
     
           Putin: It is difficult for me to say. This question should be put to 
        Boris  Nikolayevich.  I  can  only  repeat  what he told me and what my 
        answers were. It may  be that he had some other  thoughts, but  that is 
        something I do not know. In  any case, as  you can guess, after  such a 
        statement  by  the  President  that  came quite as a surprise to me, my 
        response was quite a restrained one. 
     
                                        (...) 
     
           You know, I never aspired for this. There are people here who can be 
        called  professional politicians who have been here for decades. Career 
        is  in their blood. I never set myself any such tasks. It simply has so 
        happened.  That  is  why,  to  a certain extent, all recent events were 
        sudden  for me. I simply used to find myself in some concrete place and 
        in  this concrete place at a given point in time some problems appeared 
         and  needed  to  be  solved.  But I did not think about how this would 
        affect  my career. I simply knew that these tasks had to be dealt with. 
        I  looked  for  the  most  effective  solutions.  And  sometimes  I was 
        successful. Most often I was successful. 
     
           Well,  in the course of my conversation with Boris Nikolayevich when 
        I told him all this, he said something that I regard as very important. 
        And  these words really do change something. He said, "You know, one of 
        the  reasons  why  I  am  taking this decision is that something that I 
        regard as very important has happened -- people have faith in you." 
     
           In  my opinion, this is more important, indeed, than a transfer from 
        one office to another, even from one building to another, regardless of 
        how beautiful the building is. Even if this is the Kremlin. And this is 
        what is of the greatest importance. 
     
           Q: Thank you very much for your sincere answers and I wish you every 
        success. 
     
           Putin: Thank you and a Happy New Year. 
     
           END 
     
  /ID     KEYWORDS: krm; putin 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S CONGRESSIONAL(W)MAJORITY
/DE DE Daybook Descriptor1 Word
& Phrase
S EPA/DE
S FOREIGN AFFAIRS/DE
/ID ID Identifier (Keywords) Word S PUTIN/ID
/SH SH Section Heading Word S WHITE(W)HOUSE(W)BRIEFING/SH
/TI TI Title2 Word S VLADIMIR(W)PUTIN/TI
/TX TX Text Word S FOOD(W)IMPORT?/TX

1 Descriptors are derived from a controlled vocabulary and are present for Daybook records only.

2 For Daybook records the TI display code also includes the name of the event.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
DA= DA Daybook Schedule Date3 Phrase S DA=20000112
DL= DL Dateline Phrase S DL=WASHINGTON?
EV= EV Daybook Event3 Word
& Phrase
S EV=(AGRICULTURE(W)DEP?)
S EV=MEETING - AGRICULTURE?
LI= LI Line Count Phrase S LI=15:30
PD= PD Publication Date (or Filing Date)3 Phrase S PD=20000112
PY= PY Publication Year3 Phrase S PY=2000
SF= SF Subfile4,5 Phrase S SF=FNS
S SF=KREMLIN
S SF=DAYBOOK
SH= SH Section Heading Phrase S SH=PROJECTED DAILY SCHEDULE?
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
WD= WD Word Count Phrase S WD<=1000

3 The Daybook Schedule Date is the date the event was scheduled and published by FNS. The Publication Date is the date the transcript was created. The actual date of the event can be searched in the Basic Index, e.g., S JANUARY(W)12(W)2000.

4 The FNS subfile includes all transcript records, except Kremlin transcripts.

5 A search can be restricted to a specific subfile using one of the limits, e.g. /FNS, or combining the search with one of the subfile terms, e.g. S CONGRESS AND SF=FNS.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/DAY Daybook Records5 S S1/DAY
/FNS Federal News Service4,5 S S2/FNS
/KREM Kremlin Transcripts5 S S4/KREM
/YYYY Publication Year S S2/2000


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SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AN, DA, LI, PD, PY, TI, WD SORT S1/ALL/DA,LI
PRINT S2/1-10/TI,PD


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. RANK DE


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats may be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S2/DA,EV/1-10


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record
3 Short Bibliographic Citation
4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields
5 Long Full Record
6 Free Title
7 Medium Bibliographic Citation6
8 -- Title, Keywords, Section Heading
9 Full Full Record
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats

6 Daybook records in Format 7 include a list of events.


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

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DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 00104603/4
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