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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Estimates of the Effect on the Prevalence of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592411.pdf

Reviews estimates of the effect of the health care law on the number of employers who continue to offer health insurance to employees and how estimates of coverage are affected by the types of employers and employees.  Concludes that smaller employers were more likely to drop coverage but that other smaller employers might begin coverage under the new law.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Navy Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (CVN) Homeporting at Mayport: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R40248.pdf

Latest developments in the competition between Norfolk and a Florida port as sites for berthing nuclear aircraft carriers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Budget “Sequestration” and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42050.pdf

Examines the process of sequestration where largely across-the-board spending cuts would occur, the programs that would be exempt from this process of cuts, and the special rules that would govern the effects of sequestration on others.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Major Fiscal Issues Before Congress in FY2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42654.pdf

This report provides a brief overview of the major tax and spending policy changes set to take effect under current law at the end of 2012 or early in 2013. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Speech or Debate Clause: Constitutional Background and Recent Developments

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42648.pdf

This report examines the portion of the Constitution that provides members of Congress with legal immunity for certain actions and recent challenges to this privilege, including the case of the raiding of a congressional office by the FBI in search of evidence of possible wrongdoing.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Wiretapping, Tape Recorders, and Legal Ethics: An Overview of Questions Posed by Attorney Involvement in Secretly Recording Conversation

Categories: Privacy,Religion/Ethics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42650.pdf

Reviews state views on when recording a conversation without the consent of all parties is illegal or unethical.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Guidelines for Managing and Securing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise (Draft)

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-124r1/draft_sp800-124-rev1.pdf

The purpose of this publication is to help organizations centrally manage and secure mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.  Provides recommendations for selecting, implementing, and using centralized management security technologies.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Update to CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010: Oral Cephalosporins No Longer a Recommended Treatment for Gonococcal Infections

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6131a3.htm?s_cid=mm6131a3_x

Describes the increasing antibiotic resistance of microbes related to gonorrhea and changes in recommended treatment by clinicians.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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