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Government Investigations

One to Two Months Later

February 1986 +

Government documents are released describing federal investigations into management problems at NASA that may have contributed to the explosion.

Government Document Characteristics
AUDIENCE: Government officials, the general public
AUTHOR: Civil servants, elected officials
TIMELINESS: Depends on the format — government documents available on the Web are available quickly; printed documents are sometimes not available in libraries for several months
CONTENT: The official response to an event: transcripts of hearings or speeches; reports from government agencies; statistics; research reports

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