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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Spectrum Management for the 21st Century: Federal Strategic Spectrum Plan

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/2008/FederalStrategicSpectrumPlan2008.pdf

Brings together spectrum needs of 15 federal agencies to support federal missions while also fostering the commercial systems related to economic growth and technological innovation. From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Research Ethics in Developing Countries

Categories: Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/postpn304.pdf

Describes the types of research conducted by British organizations and individuals in developing countries, the ethical review process used, and related issues. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Data Mining and Homeland Security: An Overview

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL31798.pdf

Data mining involves the use of data analysis tools to discover previously unknown valid patterns in large data sets. In the context of homeland security, data mining can be used to identify terrorist activities. This report describes data mining uses and limitations for homeland security and issues for policymakers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the U

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Women

http://www.plos.org/press/plme-05-04-ezzati.pdf

Widely cited research study which, among other things, found a significant decline from 1983 to 1999 in life expectancy for women in 180 counties. From the Public Library of Science Medicine Journal. Research sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2006: State and County Areas

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/cffr-06.pdf

Covers federal government expenditures or obligations in state, county, and subcounty areas in 2006. Covers grants, direct payments to individuals, procurement contracts, salaries and wages and more. Also provides a historical summary of federal government expenditures by state 1997 to 2006. Virginia ranked 4th among states for per capita federal government expenditures in 2006. From the Census Bureau.

Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2006

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/fas-06.pdf

Presents statistics on federal aid to states. Federal aid amounted to $428.2 billion in 2006. Provides information by agency and specific program of aid for each state. From the Census Bureau.

State Estimates of Persons Aged 18 or Older Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illicit Drugs

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/stateDUI/stateDUI.pdf

Estimates that 15% of drivers aged 18 or older drove under the influence during the past year. Provides rates by type of substance used by highest ranking states.From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Medical Problems of Prisoners

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mpp.pdf

Offers statistics on the number of state and federal prisoners who reported a current medical problem, a physical or mental impairment, a dental problem, or an injury since incarceration. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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