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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Review of Information Technology Services in Virginia: Final Report

Categories: Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.state.va.us/meetings/December09/vitabrf.pdf

Presents slides of commission briefing on the activities of the Virginia Information Technology Agency since its creation in 2003 and the problems with the 10 year, $2 billion contract with Northrop Grumman. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005

Categories: Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1344/

Estimates that about 410 billion gallons per day were withdrawn in 2005, slightly less than the estimate for 2000 and 5% less than the peak year of 1980. Also covers the purposes for which the water was used. From the U.S. Geological Survey.

Texas Gains the Most in Population

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/014509.html

Presents the last estimates of state popularion prior to the 2010 Census. Reports that Texas has gained the most people between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2009 with 478,000, followed by California (381,000), and North Carolina (134,000). Virginia gained 87,000. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau.

North Korea’s Nuclear Program: Challenge and Opportunity for American Policy

Categories: Arms Control,Korea,Nuclear Arms

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR6.pdf

Reports on results of five months of research into the proliferation activities and potential nuclear threat posed by North Korea. From the U. S. Institute of Peace

MOVES: Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm

Describes the nature and purpose of MOVES, and provides instructions for downloading the program and data. Provides enhanced estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. From the Environmental Protection Agency

Violent Behaviors Among Adolescent Females

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/171/171FemaleViolenceHTML.pdf

Reports that 18% of adolescent females got into a serious fight at school or work in the past year and that such individuals were more likely than others to have engaged in binge alcohol use, or used illicit drugs. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Alcohol Use Before and After the 21st Birthday

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/138/138AlcBefore21stBdayHTML.pdf

Reports on research into alcohol use by individuals in the weeks leading up to their 21st birthday and also the weeks following. Also looks at the frequency of binge alcohol use around the 21st birthday. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

A Comparative Analysis of Private Health Insurance Provisions of H.R. 3962 & S.Amdt 2786 to H.R.35

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40981_20091216.pdf

Compares the health insurance provisions of the legislation entitled the Affordable Health Care for America Act, passed by the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009 with those in the Senate bill entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

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