Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The U.S. – Panama Free Trade Agreement

Categories: Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32540.pdf

Reviews the history, terms, and agreements reached for a trade arrangement that entered into force on October 31, 2012.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Categories: Arms Control,China,Korea,Pakistan,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL31555.pdf

Discusses the security problem relating to China’s role in arms proliferation and whether U.S. policy with China has been effective.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Energy Policy: 112th Congress Issues and Legislative Proposals

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42756.pdf

Reviews U.S. energy goals and the controversies between the Republican and Democratic Parties in shaping energy policy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Renewable Electricity: How Does Wind Generation Impact Competitive Power Markets?

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42818.pdf

Discusses whether wind energy projects affect wholesale  market prices, , and whether wind power affects electric system reliability?  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Government Transparency and Secrecy: An Examination of Meaning and Its Use in the Executive Branch

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R42817.pdf

This report assesses the meaning of transparency as related to federal government information and discusses its scholarly and practical definitions.  It also discusses the laws, regulations, and initiatives that make information more available or protect it from public release.  Ironically this report on transparency from Congress is only available because of its posting by a private organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=14668

Asserts that the U.S. has 126,000 sites with contaminated groundwater and that 10% are so severe that restoration is unlikely to occur in the next 50 to 100 years due to costs and technological limitations.  From the National Research Council

 

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Homeland Security

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=14682&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=National%20Academies&utm_campaign=11122012WhatsNew&utm_content=Web&utm_term=

Warns about severity of environmental events within the next decade due to climate change and recommends a range of research and policy actions.  From the National Research Council

 

Declassified 1964 National Intelligence Estimate Predicts India’s Bomb but not Israel’s.

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb401/

A small collection of declassified documents from U.S. intelligence agencies that discussed prospects for the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the early 1960s.  From the National Security Archive

 

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