Someone I know was recently applying for government work and was lamenting an extensive "history" that had to be filled out. In discussion, it actually sounded like a decent set of paperwork to have---all the addresses you've lived at in the last ten years, job history back ten years, and a list of contact people--plus usual government information stuff.
I asked for a copy of the form so I could fill it out. It looks like a nice way to keep all of that information in one fairly easy place. The form takes an hour or two to fill out--depending on depth and how far you feel like going personally.
If you'd like to fill it out please check out: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF86.pdf