Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Census Atlas of the United States

Categories: Headlines,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

The first comprehensive atlas of population and housing information produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. 300 pages long with 800 maps. Covers major demographic, social, and economic topics about the U.S. population from 1790 through 2000.

Defense Science Board Task Force on Directed Energy Weapons

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security

Calls for increased efforts to develop appropriate laser, microwave, and millimeter wave weapons. Also assesses the current threat level and reviews the most promising potential applications. From the Defense Science Board.

Census Bureau Releases State Estimates of Voting-Age Population

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release with link to detailed tables. Latest annual estimate on the voting age population by state. Includes total population of state, total number 18 and older, and the percentage of the total population who are 18 and older. From the Census Bureau.

Transforming the National Guard and Reserves Into a 21st-Century Operational Force

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security

The final report of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves. Offers 95 recommendations for improving the ability of the Guard and Reserves to deal with emergencies, both weather and war-related, on the home front.

Technological Change and the Growth of Health Care Spending

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology

Describes the historical growth in spending on health care in the U.S., examines the factors behind growth in health care spending over time, with special emphasis on expanded capabilities through technological advances, and the implications of continued technological change for future growth of health care spending. From the Congressional Budget Office.