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2005 Wiretap Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security

Reports that the number of orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications by federal and state courts increased 4 percent in 2005 for a total of 1, 773 applications. From the Administrative Office of the U.S.Courts.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Education-Higher

5th annual report to Congress on fraud by individuals or businesses marketing financial aid assistance services to consumers. From the Federal Trade Commission.

Highway Traffic Noise in the United States: Problem and Response

Categories: Environment,Transportation

Discusses the basic approaches to highway noise abatement, the roles of federal and local authorities, the standards usedto define noise problems, and when noise abatement procedures are used. From the Federal Highway Administration.

Quarterly and Semiannual Report to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Categories: Iraq

Latest report on the cost and progress of reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2003

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Offers employment and cost data for policing, corrections, and legal services at the local, state, and federal level in 2003 and national trends from 1982 to 2003. Compares justice spending to spending for other governmental services. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

2006 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance … Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Reports that the Medicare trust funds will be exhausted by 2018 at current outlay levels. Also reports on the outcome with alternative economic and demographic assumptions. Also provides 10 year and 75 year actuarial estimates for the Hospital Insurance and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The 2006 OASDI Trustees Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security

Reports that Social Security trust funds will be exhausted in 2040, one year earlier than was estimated in last year’s report. Also provides historical data and data based on alternative economic and demographic assumptions. Also links to report on the state of the Medicare Trust Funds which are estimated to be exhausted in 2018. From the Office of the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration.

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Categories: China,Nuclear Arms,WMD

Discusses the national security problem of China’s role in weapons proliferation and U.S. legislative and policy responses and options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

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