Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iraq After the Surge: Options and Questions

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/iraq_surge.pdf

A report on the current state of Iraq and prospects for the U.S. commitment of troops, from a panel of experts. Presents two alternative strategies that would reduce the U.S. commitment to Iraq. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Second Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=dennis_culhane

Offers data on the number, characteristics, and patterns of shelter use among sheltered homeless persons during the first 6 months of 2006. Also includes information from 16 additional communities not included in the original canvass. Offers varying estimates of the number of homeless from 428,000 in shelter to 759,000 counted on a single night. From the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mortgage Loan Fraud: An Update of Trends Based Upon an Analysis of Suspicious Activity Reports

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.fincen.gov/MortgageLoanFraudSARAssessment.pdf

Updates a November 2006 report on mortage loan fraud. Includes cases with mortgage brokers as active participants in the reported fraudulent activity. From the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Terrorism-Related Cases: Special Case-Management Challenges: Case Studies

Categories: Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.fjc.gov/public/pdf.nsf/lookup/ts080326.pdf/$file/ts080326.pdf

Brings together information about how federal judges have handled terrorism cases including such problems as classified material, special security measures, and diminished attorney-client contact. From the Federal Judicial Center.

U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2007

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/LPR_FR_2007.pdf

Offers information on the number and characteristics of persons who became legal permanent residents of the U.S. in 2007. Includes information on category of admission, country of birth, and state of residence. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security.

United States Intelligence Community, Information Sharing Strategy

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/reports/IC_Information_Sharing_Strategy.pdf

Describes the strategy designed to overcome past practices, where each intelligence agency developed its own networks and data repositories and guarded the information closely. Information sharing among intelligence agencies is now a top priority. From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.