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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Characteristics of Office-Based Physicians and Their Practices: United States, 2003-04

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes demographic and practice characteristics of physicians and specialists who were primarily engaged in office-based care. Data on number of physicians in group practice, number of weekly office visits, number who do not accept new Medicaid or Medicare patients, and other related data. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Vital Statistics of the United States: 2002: Volume 1: Natality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

Detailed data on birth rates, median age of mothers, live births by demographic, regional and marital characteristics and more. From the National Center for Health Statistics

Industrial Funding of Academic R&D Rebounds in FY 2005

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology

Reports that industrial funding for research and development in academic science and engineering fields rebounded from a three year decline and grew by nearly 8 percent. Offers data on R&D expenditures at colleges and universities by science and engineering fields, leading universities, and leading federal agencies investing in academic R&D. From the National Science Foundation.

Quarterly Report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Categories: Iraq>

Large, slowloading file which represents the 12th quarterly report on the topic of Iraq Reconstruction. Despite the expenditure of 80% of the money earmarked for reconstruction, and the identification of 2006 as the year of transition from U.S. to Iraqi control, the IG reports limited progress in dealing with such issues as government corruption, and infrastructure vulnerabilities. From the Special Inspector General.

Congressional Authority to Limit U.S. Military Operations in Iraq

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Iraq

The situation in Iraq has focused attention on whether congress has the constitutional authority to legislate limits on the president’s authority to conduct military operations even though the October 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq contained no limits. This report provides background and discusses constitutional provisions allocating war powers between congress and the president. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Executive Order: Further Amendment to Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations

Text of executive order released on 1/18/07 by George Bush, which curtails the authority of executive branch agencies to regulate industry through guidance, the informal advice that falls short of official rules. The modifications require agencies to submit such guidance documents that have a potential impact of $100 million or more to the White House budget office for review and state the market failure that the guidance intends to cure. From the White House.

Government Auditing Standards: January 2007 Revision

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

Also known as The Yellow Book. Replaces the previous edition released in 2003, except for quality control and peer review standards in Chapter 3 which are not yet finalized. From the Government Accountability Office.

Report on Survey of Family Life Education Programs

Categories: Education,Marriage/Family,Virginia Issues$file/SD7.pdf

Reports results of survey of Virginia school districts about whether the districts offer family life education programs, the qualifications of those who teach them, the number and percentage of students who opt out each year, and the involvement of parents and the community in the programs. Senate Document #7 from the Virginia General Assembly

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