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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Conflict Assessment and Intelligence Analysis: Commonality, Convergence, and Complementarity

Categories: Conflict Resolution

Argues that policymaking, to be effective in conflict situations must begin with an understanding of the local context and local actors.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Climate Change Adaptation and Conflict in Nigeria

Categories: Africa,Climate Change,Conflict Resolution

Explores the link between climate change warnings and conflict in poor, vulnerable countries.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Half of U.S. Respondent Businesses were Home-Based

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Press release about results of survey of business owners.  51% of all businesses responding were home-based and 57% of home-based businesses brought in less than $25,000 in receipts for the year. Provides links to detailed data.   From the Census Bureau


U.S. History 2010: The Nation’s Report Card

Categories: Education,History,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Presents results of National Assessment of Educational Progress testing of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in American history.  Average scores were higher at grade 8 but not significantly different at grades 4 and 12 compared with 2006 results.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Congressional Pictorial Directory 112th Congress

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel

Color photos of the members of the 112th Congress plus House and Senate officers.  From FDSys


Intelligence Information: Need-to-Know vs. Need-to-Share

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Discusses the efforts to promote intelligence sharing between agencies since 9/11 and the risks of information sharing as seen in the Fort Hood shooting and the Wikileaks disclosures.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program: FY 2010

Categories: African Americans,Govt Personnel,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

Latest annual report on the composition of the federal work force and the percentages of minorities and women.  Reports that progress has been made in representation of minorities and women in senior pay level positions.  From the Office of Personnel Management


Review of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Smoking/Tobacco,Virginia Issues

Reviews awards made by the group which allocates Virginia’s portion of the tobacco settlement funding.  Calls for slowing spending to maintain endowment and reviewing community economic revitalization strategy emphasizing economic stress rather than historic tobacco production.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


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