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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Telecommunications and Media Convergence: Selected Issues for Consideration

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43178.pdf

Covers a range of convergence issues including broadband deployment, regulation, and access, broadcast media ownership rules, Internet governance and the domain name system, spectrum policy, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and more.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Categories: Syria,WMD

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

Describes what is known about the Syrian government’s involvement with chemical weapons and courses of action that Congress might choose.  Also covers biological weapons and the concerns about chemical  weapons security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Egypt in Crisis: Issues for Congress

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Assistance,Headlines

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43183.pdf

Provides a brief overview of key issues related to the current political upheaval in Egypt and the future of U.S.-Egypt relations, especially with regard to military assistance.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Problems in the Military: Oversight Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43175.pdf

Examines prevalence of issues associated with psychological health in the active duty military forces of the U.S. and actions that Congress might take to improve screening and treatment of veterans.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data Summary Report: 2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

 

http://www2.census.gov/govs/retire/2011summaryreport.pdf

Presents data on public pension systems including revenues, employee and employer contributions, expenditures, cash and investment holdings by state, membership, beneficiaries, and more.  From the Census Bureau

 

Proportion of Open Access Peer-Reviewed Papers at the European and World Levels: 2004-2011

Categories: European Union,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.science-metrix.com/pdf/SM_EC_OA_Availability_2004-2011.pdf

Examines the open access availability of scholarly publications for 22 fields of knowledge during a recent 8 year period.  Concludes that more than 50% are available free in the U.S. and several other countries.  From the European Commission

 

Systematic Review Opening: Nixon Tapes

Categories: History,Presidency,Russia,Vietnam

http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/forresearchers/find/textual/findingaids/racfindingaid_082113.pdf

Listing of 30,000 pages of documents released by Nixon library from April-July 1973.  The opening also covers 94 White House tapes.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

The State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food Systems for Better Nutrition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3300e/i3300e.pdf

Argues that food systems should be improved to contribute to the eradication of malnutrition.  Includes country data on malnutrition and obesity.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

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