Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Combating Autism Act

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/652356.pdf

Describes the actions that federal agencies have taken since the passage of the law and the oversight provided for those awarded grants.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Teenage Driver Fatalities by State: 2012 Preliminary Data

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Youth

http://www.ghsa.org/html/publications/pdf/spotlights/spotlight_teens12.pdf

Reports that the trends in teenage driver deaths (16 and 17 year olds) were up in the first 6 months of the year compared to 2011.  Provides state-level details.  From the Governors Highway Safety Association

 

Azerbaijan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Categories: Asia,Communism,Energy,Foreign Assistance,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/97-522.pdf

Describes the history since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the aims and levels of U.S. foreign assistance, and current mutual efforts aimed at counterterrorism objectives.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

NAFTA at 20: Overview and Trade Effects

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42965.pdf

Looks at trade trends and economic effects generated by the first large-scale trade agreement by the U.S. with foreign nations.  Includes several statistical tables showing NAFTA trade flows.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Border Security: Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42969.pdf

Identifies border threats—criminal, terrorist, immigration-related—and describes a framework for assessing risks via cost-benefit analysis models. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33865.pdf

Discusses the recent history of arms control and nonproliferation negotiations, the rising and waning interest in various administrations, and the arguments for and against devoting serious efforts to such negotiations.  Includes a list of arms control treaties, a discussion of the U.S. treaty ratification process, and a list of arms control organizations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations

Categories: Arms Control,China,Defense/Military,France,Great Britain,India,Israel,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40439.pdf

Describes which agency in each of the nine nuclear club nations is responsible for research and development of nuclear weapons, whether these agencies are military or civilian, and the evolution of this agency in the U.S. from 1942 to date.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Congressional Authority to Limit Military Operations

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,History,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41989.pdf

Discusses constitutional provisions allocating war powers between Congress and the President, and presents a historical overview of relevant court cases.  The report then considers the various measures that can be used by Congress to restrict or end military operations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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