Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,WMD

Updates the 2002 document for the 2005-2008 presidential term. Reiterates the emphasis on preventive war against terrorists and hostile states with weapons of mass destruction, and identifies Iran as the greatest foreign policy challenge. From the White House.

Unemployment Insurance: Factors Associated with Benefit Receipt

Categories: Labor/Employment,Welfare/Social Services

Looks at the 53 state programs which paid out $41.3 billion in unemployment benefits to 8.8 million eligible workers in 2004 to determine what characteristics associated with workers or their industry employers are associated with likelihood of benefit receipt and unemployment duration. From the Government Accountability Office.

Intelligence in the Civil War

Categories: History,Homeland Security

Examines the individuals and techniques who pioneered intelligence functions during the American Civil War. Offers a special focus on the origins of wire tapping and overhead reconnaissance as intelligence techniques. From the Central Intelligence Agency.

Sensitive but Unclassified Information and Other Controls:

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

Subtitled Policies and Options for Scientific and Technical Information, this report reviews past and current federal government approaches to controlling access to scientific and technical information, the lack of uniform approaches in determining what is sensitive but unclassified information, and the contentious issues related to it. Also reviews recommendations for improving the situation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.