Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

VOIP/Internet Telephony

Categories: Science/Technology

A Science Tracer Bullet Online, which offers a list of resources, including books, articles, technical reports and other materials for research on the subject. From the Library of Congress.

Detention and Removal of Illegal Aliens

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration

Assesses the Immigration and Customs Enforcement program for detaining and removing illegal aliens apprehended in the U.S. and at ports of entry. Offers recommendations for improvement. From the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2005

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Americans are marrying later and living alone more than in the 1970s. The median age of marriage for American women is now 25.8 years of age compared to 20.8 in 1980. The current figure for men is 27.1 compared to 23.2 in 1980. Offers data on types and sizes of families and their living arrangements by race and Hispanic origin. From the Census Bureau.

Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2006: Report to Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

Latest in a series of annual analyses of the size and nature of Chinese military forces. Sees the Chinese military in a pattern of transformation from a mass army designed for long wars of attrition to a more modern force capable of fighting short, high-intensity conflicts. From the Department of Defense.

NAEP Science 2005 State Snapshot Reports

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

Brief reports that present key findings by state on 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress 2005 science tests. Tables show results by gender, race, and eligibility for free/reduced price lunch. From the National Center for Education Statistics

The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2005

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports national results for 4th, 8th, and 12th grades and state results for 44 participating states for 4th and 8th grades on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in science. Trend shows national gains in 4th grade scores, no change in 8th grade and decline in 12th grade scores since 1996. From the National Center for Education Statistics.