Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Terrorist Watchlist Nomination Practices

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Criticizes the FBI for quality control problems relating to the terrorist watchlist, including failing to promptly remove cleared names and moving to slowly to add known terrorist names. Makes 16 recommendations for improving the FBI management of the terrorist watchlist. From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department.

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2010

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

Provides several documents related to the budget proposed by the Obama Administration. Includes an Appendix with detailed budget figures by agency, a document on Terminations, Reductions, and Savings, and a map which shows effects of the budget for each state. From the Office of Management and Budget

The Supervisory Capital Assessment Program: Overview of Results

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

Reports the results of the so-called stress test for 19 of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. to determine if they have sufficient capital to withstand losses and meet the credit needs of their customers. Concludes that 10 of the 19 firms need to add $185 billion in capital to reach goals for surviving adverse scenarios. From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Child Maltreatment: 2007

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics

The 18th annual issue with statistics on child abuse from the 50 states. Estimates that 1760 children died from abusive treatment in the U.S. during 2007. From the Administration on Children and Families.

Mexico’s Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counterdrug Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mexico

Examines the problems behind the drug wars in Mexico and the effectiveness of the U.S. Merida Initiative program, a multiyear counterdrug program designed to help the Mexican government in its fight against the drug cartels. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College