Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Categories: Arms Control,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34327.pdf

Describes what the Proliferation Security Initiative is, when  and how it began, objectives and methods used, and whether it has been successful in interdicting shipments of weapons of mass destruction.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation

Categories: Arms Control,China,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41259.pdf

Provides background information on the negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the uncertain state of the regime amid leadership succession, and the pressure on China to punish North Korea for violation of nonproliferation agreements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty: Background and Current Developments

Categories: Arms Control,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33548.pdf

Describes most recent developments and the negotiations, provisions, and entry into  force of the CTBT.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

North Korea’s 2009 Nuclear Test: Containment, Monitoring, Implications

Categories: Arms Control,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41160.pdf

Describes the nature of the 2009 nuclear test by North Korea, the relevance of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT),  the science of monitoring and containing nuclear tests, the potential value of containment for North Korea, and issues for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Changes in Airport Passenger Screening Technologies and Procedures: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41502.pdf

Describes the new technologies and procedures, their impact on privacy concerns, whether they have potential for harmful health effects, and whether alternative techniques are available. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads: Draft Report

Categories: Public Works,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/MTG_AGNDS/TTAC_Info/2010/Dec2010/E12_State_of_Transportation_2010_Draft_Report.pdf

Details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in Hampton Roads including congestion, bridge conditions, commuting characteristics, and roadway safety.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines,Health/Medical,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/sites/fiscalcommission.gov/files/documents/TheMomentofTruth12_1_2010.pdf

Final version of presidential commission report  on how to reduce the federal government deficit.  Calls for slashing military spending, raising Medicare premiums and the retirement age,  reducing the federal workforce by 10% or 200,000 jobs, and raising taxes largely through elimination of favorable treatment of home mortgages, employer-provided health insurance, and preferred rates for capital gains.  From the Commission

Pay Freeze for Federal Employees: Impact on Hampton Roads

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Documents/Economics/2010/FederalPayFreezeImpact%20Brief_No_5.pdf

Attempts to project the loss in regional income of the pay freeze that would affect approximately 47,000 federal civilian employees in Hampton Roads.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

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