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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Emergency Management: A Brief Introduction

Categories: Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42845.pdf

Provides an introduction to the principles and foundations of federal emergency management and a description of the activities of the federal agencies that provide assistance.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

China’s Economic Conditions

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33534.pdf

Covers the history of China’s economic development, its foreign trade patterns, and major long-term challenges facing the Chinese economy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

IMF Reforms: Issues for Congress

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42844.pdf

Reviews reforms planned by the International Monetary Fund to increase their resources and expand representation of developing countries in their work.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Cooperative R&D: Federal Efforts to Promote Industrial Competitiveness

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33526.pdf

Reviews examples of cooperative research and development ventures and controversial issues surrounding such efforts.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate over Government Policy

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33528.pdf

Examines the question of the proper role of the federal government in technology development and economic competitiveness with a review of current legislative initiatives and programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33527.pdf

One-third of the federal government’s research and development funding goes for internal government projects.  Congress established a system to transfer technology to the private sector for commercial purposes to stimulate the economy.    This report examines why the results have been disappointing and what changes are needed to existing law to bring about better results.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Bayh-Dole Act: Selected Issues in Patent Policy and the Commercialization of Technology

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32076.pdf

Discusses the purpose of the Bayh-Dole Act, the need for cooperation among businesses, government, and academia to promote research leading to new products and services,  and the concerns about implementation of provisions of the law.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Alternative Minimum Taypayers by State: 2009, 2010, and Projections for 2012

Categories: Statistics,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22083.pdf

Describes what the alternative minimum tax is, how it works, and how many citizens are affected by it.
From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

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