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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Wind Energy: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Federal Financial Support

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/652957.pdf

Examines federal wind-related energy initiatives including key characteristics of programs implemented in 2012, overlap, duplication or fragmentation in the programs, and the manner in which agencies allocate support to such projects.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Statistics

http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2012.pdf

Detailed report concerning complaints from citizens received by the Federal Trade Commission during 2012.  Provides national and state totals for types of complaints.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Statistics

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/02/sentineltop.shtm

Agency press release with listing of top complaints received from citizens during the past year.  Complaints relating to identity theft accounted for 18% of the complaints, the highest category total.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Hampton Roads MSA: Analysis of Recent Delineation

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Transportation,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/news/index/view/id/1520/

Explains that change of status for Williamsburg and James City County from central counties to urbanized area caused Surry County to be dropped from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area based on commuting patterns.  For similar reasons, Gates County North Carolina was added.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

 

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

 

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