Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

HHS Public Access

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.hhs.gov/open/public-access/index.html

Contains plans of component agencies of the department for providing open access to the results of research including data.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology

http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/TOS_Guidance_Jan%202015_0.pdf

Helps users of educational technology understand how a given online service or app will collect and make use of customer information.  Includes checklist for evaluating terms of service agreements, warning signs to watch for, and recommendations for protecting yourself and your organization.  From the Privacy Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education

 

State Transportation by the Numbers Profiles

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/state_transportation_statistics_11/index.html

Profiles of transportation for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Covers transportation infrastructure, freight and passenger movement, safety, energy usage, and environmental factors.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Legalized Tax Fraud: How Top U.S. Corporations Continue to Profit Through Offshore Tax Havens

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.budget.senate.gov/democratic/public/_cache/files/3eaf7d6c-a87e-49cc-aa1a-be496f6c213e/legalized-tax-fraud.pdf

Examines tax avoidance strategies of large U.S. companies, including the sheltering of profits in offshore tax havens.  Claims more than 50% of U.S. companies represented by the Business Roundtable collectively hold more than $1 trillion in profits in such tax havens.  From the Senate Budget Committee

 

Drivers of U.S. Household Energy Consumption, 1980-2009

Categories: Energy,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/analysis/studies/buildings/households/pdf/drivers_hhec.pdf

The residential sector accounts for 21% of U.S. primary energy consumption and 20% of carbon dioxide emissions.  This analysis identifies four main categories of residential energy usage over the study period.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Older Women Workers and Economic Security

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/OlderWomen_IssueBrief-F-508.pdf

Fact sheet which discusses the economic needs of older women, their sources of income, and the gender wage gap by race and ethnicity.  Also discusses factors behind lower wage outcomes for women and policy changes that could improve economic security for women.  From the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor

 

Systemic Importance Indicators for 33 U.S. Bank Holding Companies: An Overview of Recent Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://financialresearch.gov/briefs/files/2015-02-12-systemic-importance-indicators-for-us-bank-holding-companies.pdf

Evaluates the importance of the largest U.S. bank holding companies by comparing their scores on size, interconnectedness, complexity, global activity, and dominance in certain customer services.  From the Office of Financial Research of the Treasury Department

 

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/doj_report_on_shooting_of_michael_brown_1.pdf

Announces that the evidence does not support bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.  Presents the evidence from witness statements, the autopsies, blood, and ballistics and explains the relevant law. From the Justice Department

 

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