Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Crop Values: 2006 Summary

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Todays_Reports/reports/cpvl0207.pdf

Covers average prices and values of production for major field crops and many specialty crops by states and for the nation. From the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The Putin Era in Historical Perspective

Categories: Russia

http://www.fas.org/irp/nic/putin.pdf

Results of a November 2006 conference in which participants reviewed the obstacles to development of a capitalist culture in Russia, examined the tendencies of the government headed by Vladimir Putin, and speculated on Russian intentions as a post-imperial power. From the National Intelligence Council.

Prevalence of Heart Disease, United States: 2005

Categories: Health/Medical

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5606a2.htm

Offers first ever data on the percentage of citizens per state suffering from heart ailments. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology

Categories: Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL32759.pdf

Reviews the use of public statements by Al Qaeda from the mid-1990s to the present and analyzes the evolving ideological and political content of those statements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Changes to the OMB Regulatory Review Process by Executive Order 13422

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33862.pdf

Analyzes changes made to the regulatory process by Executive Order 13422 issued by President Bush on January 18, 2007. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Sharing Law Enforcement and Intelligence Information: The Congressional Role

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33873.pdf

Reviews the historical reasons for constructing walls between law enforcement and intelligence agenicies, the changes that have been made since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the continuing concern about compromising freedom of speech or association in information sharing activities. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process

Categories: Disability,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11859.html

Reviews the concept of disability and the Social Security Administration programs for determining disability status. Offers recommendations for improving the tools used to determine who is disabled. From the Institute of Medicine.