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Earl Gregg Swem Library

American Housing Survey: National Summary Data 2011

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/housing/ahs/data/national.html

Current information on a wide range of housing subjects including size and physical condition of housing units, mortgages and other housing costs, and indicators of neighborhood quality.  From the Census Bureau

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976. Volume 37, Energy Crisis, 1974-1980

Categories: Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Prices/Inflation

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v37

The documentation in this volume focuses on Ford and Carter policies aimed at mitigating the damage to the U.S. and global economy caused by rising oil prices imposed in 1973 by the OPEC cartel.  See also Vol. 36, Energy Crisis, 1969-1974  From the State Department

 

Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007-2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_11/sr11_252.pdf

Presents national data for all ages of the U.S. population to add to results previously published for years 1960-2006.  Includes a variety of human body measurements, such as weight, height, and size, as a key component of nutritional status assessment in children and adults.  Reports results by sex, age, race, and ethnicity.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/10/121022facialtechrpt.pdf

Recommendations from the federal government on the protection of consumer privacy by commercial operators that use facial recognition technologies in digital signs or other devices.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL32665.pdf

Discusses Congressional concerns over the planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Taiwan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf

Reviews the recent history of China’s military modernization efforts, the so-called anti-access model for Chinese efforts, and U.S. military strategies, especially relating to naval forces, in the pivot to Asia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arms Control,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Headlines,Libya,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33142.pdf

Covers events in Libya since the attack on the U.S. embassy and the killing of the U.S. ambassador in September 2012.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Peru in Brief: Political and Economic Conditions and Relations with the United States

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Foreign Assistance,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42523.pdf

This report provides an overview of Peru’s government and economy and a discussion of issues in relations between the U.S. and Peru.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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