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Federal Research and Development and R&D Plant Obligations Show Modest Growth in FY2010

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13317/nsf13317.pdf

Reports on total federal obligations for research and development spending by agency and by type of research, whether basic or applied.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federally Funded R&D Centers Spend $17.8 Billion on R&D in FY2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13316/nsf13316.pdf

Shows spending on research and development by the nation’s 40 federally funded R&D centers.  Ranks centers by total spending and shows sources of funds.  Los Alamos edged out Sandia for the top spot on the list. The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News finished 23rd with R&D expenditures of $90.4 million.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13315/pdf/nsf13315.pdf

Provides 8 tables with data on spending by federally financed research and development centers, whether administered by universities, nonprofits, or industry sources, during fiscal year 2011.  Also provides data on spending by type of work, including basic versus applied research.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

EPA Announces Chemicals for Risk Assessment in 2013, Focus on Widely Used Flame Retardants

Categories: Environment,Tests/Assessments

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/c6be79994c3fd08785257b3b0054e2fa!OpenDocument

Press release announcing agency plans to test 23 chemicals with a focus on flame retardant chemicals to more fully understand risks to people’s health and the environment.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

National Rivers and Streams Assessment 2008-2009: A Collaborative Survey: Draft

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/riverssurvey/upload/NRSA0809_Report_Final_508Compliant_130228.pdf

Despite the date, this report was released in March 2013.  Provides information on the ecological condition of the nation’s rivers and streams (not good) and the key stress factors that affect them.  It also compares changes in water quality from an earlier study, the Wadeable Streams Assessment of 2004.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44021-Sequestration.pdf

Annual required report with estimates of the caps on discretionary budget authority in effect for each fiscal year through 2021.  Also reports on whether enacted legislation has exceeded those caps.  Report, usually required within 10 days of the end of a Congressional session, was delayed this year due to American Taxpayer Relief Act, passed in January 2013.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Transcript, Oral Arguments, Hollingsworth v. Perry

Categories: Headlines,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/12-144a.pdf

Oral arguments in the so-called Same Sex Marriage case before the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013.  From the Supreme Court

 

Internal Revenue Service 2012 Data Book

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/12databk.pdf

Provides information on returns filed  and taxes collected, enforcement, taxpayer assistance and more.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

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