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Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2010

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12330/pdf/nsf12330.pdf

Statistics on  research and development by institutions of higher education including source of funds, field of research, institutional rankings, and trends since 1953.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Businesses Concentrate Their R&D in a Small Number of Geographic Areas in the United States

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf12326/nsf12326.pdf

Provides information about the metro areas in the U.S. where the largest amount of research and development activity by large firms occurs.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report 2011

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2011/ssi_asr11.pdf

Provides information and statistics about the federal program that provides a minimum level of income for the needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals.  Includes information on benefit rates, total annual payments, and total recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security, 2012

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2012/fast_facts12.pdf

Compiles basic program data highlights for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Bike Sharing in the United States: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Recreation/Travel,Transportation

http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/promote/bikeshareintheus.pdf

Describes the evolution of bike sharing programs in the U.S. and how to plan and implement such a program in a local community.  From the Federal Highway Administration

 

Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42690.pdf

Discusses the purpose and use of documents known as “detainers” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to get custody of aliens from other law enforcement agencies.  Also considers issues of government relations and alien rights.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

Categories: Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42693.pdf

Discusses the background and purpose of the WARN Act, the circumstances that trigger 60 day notices to workers and the community, and other special circumstances related to layoffs or plant closings.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Weather-Related Power Outages and Electric System Resiliency

Categories: Energy,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42696.pdf

Discusses the problems and costs of storm-related power outages and the issues that Congress could consider to increase the reliability of the U.S. power grid.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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