Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2016.pdf

Provides statistics on border protection actions during 2016, a period which saw apprehensions increase by 15% over the previous year.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Categories: Congress,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency,Property Rights,Recreation/Travel

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/revised_final_report.pdf

Final report of the Secretary of the Interior which reviews the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the relative roles of the legislation and executive branch in declaring monuments.  Reviews and provides recommendations for all monuments designated from 1996 to the present.  From the Interior Department

 

An Assessment of Product Turnover in the U.S. Food Industry and Effects on Nutrient Content

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85761/eib-183.pdf?v=43055

Looks at data gathered in the 2008-2012 period to examine product entry and exit in the U.S. food industry, and how nutrient composition differed as a marketing strategy.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

World Energy Outlook 2017: Executive Summary

Categories: China,Energy,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO_2017_Executive_Summary_English_version.pdf

Focuses on four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a cleaner, more services-oriented economy in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the U.S.  From the International Energy Agency

 

Effects of Medicare Advantage Enrollment on Beneficiary Risk Scores: Working Paper 2017-08

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53270

Explores differences in the methods used to determine federal payments for Medicare Advantage versus Fee for Service patients and why the former are assigned higher risk scores leading to higher government payments.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Women in STEM: 2017 Update

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/women-in-stem-2017-update.pdf

Reports on the lagging participation of female workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.  Finds that women filled 47% of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but only 24% of STEM jobs.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Government Printing, Publications, and Digital Information Management: Issues and Challenges

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20171108_R45014_97e8039031e1587bfb3efaf88c009e30069cd7d6.pdf

Examines problems and questions involving the present and future of federal government information with attention to the Joint Committee on Printing, the Federal Depository Library Program, and the management of government information in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRS.com

 

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-lincoln-papers/about-this-collection/

An online collection of more than 20,000 documents comprising 62,000 images as well as transcriptions of about 10,000 documents.  Represents an upgrade from the original collection placed online in 2001.  From the Library of Congress

 

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