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Marital Events of Selected Group Quarters Populations: 2009-2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Elderly,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-19.pdf

Examines marriage, divorce, and widowhood among people living in military quarters, adult correctional facilities, and nursing homes.   From the Census Bureau.

 

Census Bureau Releases 2009-2011 American Community Survey Estimates

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb12-204.html

Press release which announces the availability of the latest statistics on population and housing for the 2009-2011 period for localities of 20,000 or more people via the American Fact Finder web tool.  From the Census Bureau.

 

Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34234.pdf

Discusses the renewed interest in nuclear energy, surveys the nuclear fuel services market, and discusses proposals for promoting peaceful uses of nuclear energy while limiting the opportunities for clandestine nuclear weapons programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Terrorism and Transnational Crime: Foreign Policy Issues for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R41004.pdf

This report provides an overview of transnational security issues related to international terrorist and crime groups.  The report also discusses the U.S. government’s perception of and response to this threat.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact and Issues

Categories: Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40957.pdf

This report examines debates over what constitutes an unfunded federal mandate and the law’s requirement that agencies and the Congressional Budget Office prepare written estimates of the costs of federal mandates in proposed regulations.     From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Support for Academic Research

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41895.pdf

Colleges and universities are the primary performers of basic research with the federal government as the largest funding source.  This report discusses the importance of higher education research to the nation’s economy, the changing institutional context of research, and the distribution of funding for academic research and development.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Underwater Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Submarines and the Risk of Nuclear War

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Defense/Military,History,Nuclear Arms

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB399/

A collection of declassified documents that reveal  new details about the confrontation between the U.S. Navy and Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  From the National Security Archive

 

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