Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

AIDS at 30: Nations at the Crossroads

Categories: Health/Medical,United Nations

International resources needed to sustain the success in controlling AIDS have decreased for the first time in 10 years.  This report looks back at past efforts to fight the disease and at current strategy to support country efforts to combat the disease and achieve Millennium Development Goals.   From UN AIDS


Prevent Strategy

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Plan of British government to prevent terrorist attacks by home-grown extremists.  Hous of Commons Command Paper Cm 8092


2011 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns—2000-2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Reports that 2009 capital spending by U.S. nonfarm businesses declined to its lowest level in five years.  This report provides statistics on expenditures for new and used structures and equipment by U.S. businesses.  From the Census Bureau


E-Commerce 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that electronic commerce declined in two of four major sectors: manufacturing and merchant wholesaling.  This report provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2009.  From the Census Bureau


Issues and Challenges for Federal Geospatial Information

Categories: Federal State Relations,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

Examines the change of the federal role from being a primary provider of geospatial  data to coordinating and managing  geospatial data and creating partnerships, with states/localities and the private sector.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): An Overview for Congress

Categories: Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

Describes what GIS systems are all about, how they are used by the federal government, and how geospatial data is managed at the federal level.  Cites a usage example from a military base closure decision in Virginia Beach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists