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Iraq Reconstruction: Quarterly Report and Semiannual Report to Congress, Jan 2008

Categories: Iraq

http://www.sigir.mil/reports/quarterlyreports/Jan08/pdf/Report_-_January_2008.pdf

Latest in a series of reports on the situation in Iraq. Terms 2008 the year of transfer when Iraq will have to assume greater responsibility for security and economic reconstruction. Large, slow-loading file. From the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Alternative Personnel Systems in the Federal Government

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel

http://www.opm.gov/demos/2007StatusReport_on_DemonstrationProjects_and_OtherPerformance-BasedPaySystems.pdf

Subtitled: A Status Report on Demonstration Projects and Other Performance-Based Pay Systems. Third report on experiments with performance-based pay systems, which now cover 298,000 federal employees. From the Office of Personnel Management.

Revised Statistics of Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 2004-2006

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/industry/gdpindustry/2008/pdf/gdpind06_rev.pdf

Reveals that the private services sector of the American economy accounted for most of the GDP growth during 2006. Private services grew by 4.2%, while growth in the private goods producing sector slowed to 0.8%. News release plus three statistical tables on GDP contributions by private industries and government. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Security Classified and Controlled Information: History, Status, and Emerging Management Issues

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RL33494.pdf

Reviews the history and development of the classifying of secret government information since World War I, the problems with the current state of information classification, and proposed legislative remedies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

The Changing U.S.-Japan Alliance: Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Asia,History,Japan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33740.pdf

Reviews the history of the alliance since World War II and changes since 2000 as the U.S. has urged a more robust military role for Japan in national defense and regional security. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance

Categories: Afghanistan,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33627.pdf

Describes the role of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Afghanistan and how it serves as a test of the ability of NATO to go beyond the European theater and combat such threats as terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Presidential Transitions

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30736.pdf

Part I discusses legislative actions and general considerations for the presidential transition process and part II contains the texts of the major transition laws. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Virginia Compared to the Other States: A Compendium of State Statistics

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.state.va.us/Reports/Rpt366.pdf

Subtitled: National Rankings on Taxes, Budgetary Components, and Other Indicators. Reveals Virginia’s ranking among the states in such benchmark areas as population, personal income, revenues, taxes, employment, college tuition, average salary of public school teachers, percentage of population under 65 with health insurance, and more. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

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