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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Condition of Education 2008

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008031

Summarizes important developments and trends in education. Presents 43 indicators on the status and condition of education in 5 main areas: participation in education, learner outcomes, student effort and educational progress, the contexts of elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Army Deploys Prevention Programs to Combat Soldier Suicides

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Statistics

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50041

News article about military efforts to prevent suicides which reveals the results of the annual Army Suicide Event Report not separately posted on the Defense Department site. 115 soldiers commited suicide during 2007, up from 102 in 2006. Most killed themselves at home stations, but 32 suicides were recorded in Iraq. From the Department of Defense.

Reauthorization of the E-Government Act: A Brief Overview

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Telecommunications/Internet

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34492_20080514.pdf

December 2007 marked the 5 year anniversary of the passage of the E-Government Act of 2002 and the point at which reauthorization of provisions of the act became necessary. This report discusses the purpose and provisions of the E-Government Act, the funding that has been included, and the issues for Congress to consider as part of any reauthorization. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

German Foreign and Security Policy: Trends and Transatlantic Implications

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,NATO

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34199.pdf

Discusses current issues in German-U.S. relations, including European security and defense policy, use of German troops in peace-keeping missions, support for NATO, and foreign trade issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32724.pdf

Discusses current issues in Mexican-U.S. relations, including drug trafficking, migration, border security, human rights and foreign trade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34503.pdf

Provides an overview of current U.S. international science and technology policy and discusses the role of key players in shaping American foreign policy, including the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Agency for International Development. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

National Security Strategy: Legislative Mandates, Execution to Date, and Considerations for Congress

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL34505.pdf

As part of the current debate over whether the U.S. national security system needs reforming, this report reviews current legislative mandates for security strategic documents, assesses the recent history of execution, describes strategic documents in related fields for comparison, and notes several proposals for changes to legislative requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Accounting for Sources of Projected Growth in Federal Spending on Medicare and Medicaid

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/93xx/doc9316/05-29-SourcesHealthCostGrowth_Brief.pdf

Predicts that health care costs per beneficiary will grow more quickly than per capita GDP and that health care cost growth will be a larger factor in increased Medicare/Medicaid spending than the number of beneficiaries to be covered. From the Congressional Budget Office.

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