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Homeland Security: DHS Is Taking Steps to Ensure Security at Chemical Facilities But …

Categories: Homeland Security

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06150.pdf

Reviews plans for strengthening security at chemical plants by the Department of Homeland Security and urges Congress to enhance DHS authority to require improved security by the chemical industry. From the Government Accountability Office.

A Report to the Special Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae: Executive Summary

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Processes/Organization,Housing/Homelessness

http://download.fanniemae.com/execsum.pdf

Thirty page treatment of the major findings of the committee which investigated financial and accounting irregularities at the Federal National Mortgage Association.

A Report to the Special Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Processes/Organization,Housing/Homelessness

http://download.fanniemae.com/report.pdf

2,600 page long report from a committee, headed by former Senator Warren Rudman, which investigated financial and accounting irregularities in the Federal National Mortgage Association.

The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://www.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learned.pdf

Another of the what-went-wrong during Hurricane Katrina reports. This one, from the White House, blames bureaucratic procedures and offers 125 recommendations for improvement, including 11 critical changes to be implemented before the next hurricane season.

Declassification in Reverse

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Headlines

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB179/

Subtitled: The Pentagon and the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Secret Historical Document Reclassification Program. Describes a secret program by the Central Intelligence Agency and other intelligence agencies to reclassify over 55,000 pages of records from open status at the National Archives. Also offers access to some of the documents previously published in other sources, such as the Foreign Relations of the U.S. series. From the National Security Archive.

China’s Trade with the United States and the World

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL31403.pdf

China is the second largest importer of goods into the U.S. and the 4th largest market for U.S. goods. This report examines the trends and provides a data framework for the consideration of policy issues related to trade with China. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends, Revised 2004

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod4.nr0.htm

Manufacturing labor productivity increased in 13 of 15 economies with Korea and Sweden enjoying the largest increase. The U.S. increase of 5.2 percent was the 6th highest. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Maps, Congressional Districts, 109th Congress

Categories: Congress,Maps/Geography

http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/congress.html#list

Offers a listing of maps for all Congressional Districts current as of the 109th Congress. Available for viewing, printing, or downloading. From the National Atlas.

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