Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Headlines

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2012/index.htm

Describes the efforts of key countries  to attack all aspects of the international drug trade during 2011.  Volume one covers drug and chemical control activities; Volume two covers money laundering and related financial crimes.   From the State Department

 

Regional and State Unemployment, 2011 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/srgune.pdf

Reports that the annual average unemployment rates declined in 48 states and rose in 2 in 2011.  In addition 30 states including Virginia posted statistically significant unemployment rate decreases.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Life-Threatening Germ Poses Threat Across Medical Facilities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p0306_cdiff.html

Describes the nature of the threat, and the variety of settings where it may occur, posed by the c.difficile germ.  The affliction has been blamed for 14,000 U.S. deaths annually.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Making Health Care Safer: Stopping C. Difficile Infections

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/HAI/index.html

Describes the threat of infections from the germ c.difficile which is causing life-threatening infections at historically high rates.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Lumbar Spine and Proximal Femur Bone Mineral Density, Bone Mineral Content, and Bone Area: United States, 2005-2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_251.pdf

Provides the first nationally representative data for lumbar spine density measurements for the U.S. population 8 years and older and when combined with femur studies provide the opportunity for examination of demographic characteristics for osteoporosis.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Associate’s Degree Attainers and Time to Associate’s Degree

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012271.pdf

Associate’s degrees have grown faster in the past 10 years than bachelor’s degrees and are projected to continue growing faster over the coming decade.  These tables provide estimates on completion times for associate’s degrees for undergraduate students who began postsecondary work in 2003-04.  Also provides characteristics by sex, race/ethnicity, and parent’s level of educational attainment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Educational Inequities Around Teacher Experience, Discipline, and High School Rigor

Categories: African Americans,Education,Headlines,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-data-us-department-education-highlights-educational-inequities-around-teache

Press release which describes results of survey which found that minority students face harsher discipline, less exposure to rigorous high school curricula, and are more often taught by lower-paid, less-experienced teachers.  Provides links to data behind survey.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Federal Financial Support for the Development and Production of Fuels and Energy Technologies

Categories: Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/03-06-FuelsandEnergy_Brief.pdf

Reviews the tax preferences and federal spending programs, totaling some $24 billion in 2011, that provide incentives for the production of fuels and energy technologies.  Also covers historical trends in these programs and assesses the cost-effectiveness of government energy-related actions.  From the Congressional Budget Office