ENG_332_Government_reports[1] - _MEMORANDUM To Beryl...

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____________________________________ MEMORANDUM________________________ _______ To: Beryl Pittman From: Alexis Wardlaw Subj: Requested feedback on government reports The purpose of the memo is to present you with requested feedback on various reports that I have read, to understand what is appealing to a reader and how to format a report as a writer. The reports that I have analyzed is the 9/11 Commission Report and the BP Oil Spill Report. These reports have documented important events in the history of the United States of America and have impacted the majority of American citizens across the world. 9/11 Commission Report What was the situation that the writers were responding to? The 9/11 Commission Report is a document that referred to the tragedy that took place ten years ago on September 11 th 2001. This was a day that was documented in history books as the biggest devastation in American history. Nearly 3,000 deaths occurred from the impact of four planes across various parts of the country. All deaths were civilians except 55 military personnel killed in the Pentagon attack. Who’s the decision-maker (primary reader)? The primary reader of the 9/11 Commission Report is the President of the United States. Many of the included recommendations suggested that changes should be made to the government’s infrastructure and the only person that can approve these suggestions would be the president himself. “Recommendation: A specialized and integrated national security workforce should be established at the FBI consisting of agents, analysts, linguists, and surveillance specialist who are recruited, trained, rewarded, and retained to ensure the development of an institutional culture imbued with a deep expertise in intelligence and national security .” Only the president can direct the FBI to develop this protective organization either by an executive order or directly. Who did the primary reader go to for advice? Thinking about the Legislative branch of the Government, the secondary readers of the 9/11 Commission Report should have included several people in the White House such as Congress, the Secretary of State and other cabinet officials. I would imagine that the president would go to his advisors or the vice president for advice or maybe even the first lady. Who’s affected by the decision of the primary reader? The 9/11 Commission Report is a report that is explaining what happed the day of 9/11/01. It describes how each of the planes crashed and the damage of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. This report also includes recommendations of government and global changes which affects all citizens of the United States. If the president takes into consideration all suggestions made to the government, for an example, these changes will in factor down to the American society as a whole. Increasing security measures within our airports and establishing more FBI organizations are all way to protect the people of America, therefore I believe that any decision that the
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course ENG 332 taught by Professor Jsreed during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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