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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Piracy Off the Cost of Somalia

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Somalia,Transportation

A collection of public and private resources related to the issue of piracy in the Indian Ocean. From the National Defense University.

Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

Argues that the U.S. government and society are not adequately prepared to handle issues related to cyberattack. From the National Research Council.

FDA Requires Additional Labeling for Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Press release on the issuance of a final regulation that requires manufacturers of non-prescription pain relievers and fever reducers to include warning labels about possible internal bleeding and liver damage from use of these products. From the Food and Drug Administration.

Manufacturing Industries Led Slowdown in 2008

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that manufacturing value added to products fell by 2.7% in 2008. Preliminary statistics on the economy in 2008 are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Swine Flu Scare of 1976

Categories: Health/Medical,Homeland Security

LibGuide collection of resources compiled by a librarian on the 1976 swine flu scare. Covers congressional hearings, reports and documents, laws, presidential documents, and articles from government periodicals. From Bowling Green State University.

2008 Wiretap Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Privacy,Statistics

Covers the number of wire taps approved by courts during 2008 plus major offenses for which intercepts were granted, types of surveillance used, arrests made, and convictions secured. Federal and state judges approved 1,891 applications for wire taps, a 14% decrease from the previous year. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

American Community Survey: Design and Methodology

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Updates report released in 2006. Includes information about survey changes, modifications, improvements, and methods used to produce the 2005-2007 American Community Survey 3 year estimates. The ACS is the program which is replacing the long form decennial Census. From the Census Bureau.

Women’s Pay

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Women

Subtitled: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish. This report examines whether a pay gap still exists between male and female federal government workers, and what the federal government is doing to enforce anti-discrimination laws. Finds that from 1988 to 2007 the gender pay gap in the federal workforce declined from 28 cents to 11 cents. All but 7 cents of the difference is accounted for by measurable differences in education and experience. From the Government Accountability Office

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