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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Through the Lens of Cultural Awareness

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Middle East Conflict

http://usacac.army.mil/CAC/csi/RandP/CombatStudiesInstitute-CulturalAwareness.pdf

Subtitled: A Primer for U.S. Armed Forces Deploying to Arab and Middle Eastern Countries. Describes methods for U.S. military leaders to prepare and carry out military operations through the lens of cultural awareness. From the Combat Studies Institute Press at Fort Leavenworth.

Building on Results: A Blueprint for Strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/nclb/buildingonresults.pdf

Presents the administration’s proposals for amending NCLB as the education act enters the congressional reauthorization process. From the Department of Education.

Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in … Adult Depression

Categories: Health/Medical

http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/synthesize/reports/execSummary.cfm?Topic=37

A review of the medical literature on the effectivenss of second generation antidepressant drugs. Finds that first and second generation antidepressant drugs are similar in their effectiveness but that first generation drugs produced more unwanted side effects. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The State of Food and Agriculture 2006: Food Aid for Food Security?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,United Nations,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0800e/a0800e00.htm

Examines the problems and opportunities associated with food aid programs especially in crisis situations. From the Food and Agriculture Organization

Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet,Weather/Disasters

http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11824.html

Information and recommendations for policy makers and emergency management professionals for enhancing disaster management through the use of information technology. Covers responses to natural and manmade disasters. From the National Research Council

Report of the Defense Science Board Taskforce on Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security

http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/2007-01-Critical_Homeland_Infrastructure_Protection.pdf

Examines best practices to protect and enhance the security of U.S. homeland critical assets such as computer networks and the defense industrial base. From the Defense Science Board.

The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2008 to 2017

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://mirror1.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/77xx/doc7731/01-24-BudgetOutlook.pdf

Latest in a series of reports on the outlook over the next decade for the economy, the federal budget, and federal spending and revenue. Foresees a balanced budget by 2011 and then small surpluses each year thereafter, but ignores supplemental appropriations and the impact of making current tax cuts permanent. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Acceptance of Gifts by Members and Employees of the House of Representatives Under New Ethics Rules

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Lobbying,Religion/Ethics

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RS22566_20070109.pdf

Explains the new rules regarding acceptance of gifts and other favors from lobbyists by members of the House of Representatives. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.