Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Drug Problem in the Americas 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Latin America,Treaties

Discusses differing views of responding to the trafficking of drugs in the Americas, and the mandate among American nations to coordinate future policies and actions.  From the Organization of American States


Emergence of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Causing Severe Human Illness: China, Febrary-April 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,China,Health/Medical

Reports on three cases of infection from a strain of avian influenza not previously reported in humans and which resulted in the deaths of the patients.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Screening for Suicide Risk in Primary Care: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical

Surveys a large number of research articles to review evidence about the accuracy of suicide risk screening  instruments and the efficacy of treatments to prevent suicide.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Department of Defense’s Use of Contractors to Support Military Operations: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq

Describes the importance of effective use of contractors by the Defense Department and the dangers of ineffective use, especially as seen by consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also discusses the importance of cultural and systemic change in contracting in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Projects an increase of about 5% in fatalities in 2012 from motor vehicle accidents.  Also provides information about trends in the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles of travel.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The Diary of Anatoly S. Chernyaev. 1973

Categories: Communism,History,Russia

Records events in the Kremlin during the Brezhnev era from the diary of a participant.  From the National Security Archive