Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18248

Calls for a new focus on the mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to more closely align the agency’s budget with its objectives.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Right to Work Laws: Legislative Background and Empirical Research

Categories: Federal State Relations,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42575.pdf

Discusses the clash between federal union security agreements stemming from the National Labor Relations Act which require all workers covered by a union contract to pay membership dues to the union,  and the Taft-Hartley Act which allowed states to supersede these provisions with so-called Right-to-Work laws.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42337.pdf

This report analyzes the existing law and authority to detain U.S. persons, including American citizens and resident aliens, as well as other persons within the U.S. who are suspected of being connected with terrorist organizations as enemy combatants.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Arab,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33003.pdf

Provides a brief overview of key issues for Congress related to current relations with Egypt and details about U.S. foreign assistance.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arab,Syria,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42848.pdf

Examines the chemical and biological weapons that Syria is known to have and assesses the damage that could be done if the weapons were used by the government against the rebels or if they were passed to other groups.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran’s Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Programs

Categories: Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42849.pdf

Reviews the details of Iran’s programs to develop a ballistic missile capability and whether space launch programs are a cover for launching ICBMs aimed at Europe or the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Categories: Education,Mathematics

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf

Math standards developed by state-based groups.  From the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association.

 

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Categories: Education,Language,Literacy/Reading

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

Standards developed by  state-based groups which have been much in the news because of the shift in emphasis away from fiction and toward nonfiction.  From the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association.

 

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