Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/dot004_14a

Data on transporting of people and goods, the transportation system, and safety and environment considerations.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Making Sense of DNA Backlogs, 2012: Myths vs. Reality

Categories: Crime/Justice,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/243347.pdf

Provides an update on the status of backlogs in the U.S. Reports that DNA backlogs increased by 16% in 2011, compared to 2009.  From the National Institute of Justice

 

Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/publications/113134.pdf

 

Senate report on the incident.  Focuses on the analysis and actions of the Intelligence Community leading up to, during, and immediately after the attack.  Also discusses the role of the Departments of Defense and State.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Executive Order 2 (2014): Personnel Directive Prohibiting the Receipt of Certain Gifts …

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/executive-order-number-2/

Bans the solicitation or receipt of gifts of more than $100 in value by members of the executive branch of the state government.   From the Office of the Governor

 

Executive Order 1 (2014): Equal Opportunity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Elderly,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues,Women

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/executive-order-number-1/

Text of the executive order of Governor McAuliffe prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or disabilities.   From the Office of the Governor

 

Inaugural Address of Governor Terry McAuliffe, January 2014

Categories: Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=2550

Delivered in Richmond on January 11, 2014.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Governor Robert McDonnell Administration Collection, 2010-2014

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Virginia Issues

https://archive-it.org/collections/1655

Preserves the documents from the administration of former governor, Robert McDonnell, whose term ended in January 2014.  Includes material from the sites of the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and cabinet secretaries.  From the Library of Virginia

 

Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/engagingfamilies/patfamilyengageguide/index.html

A guide for patients and families to work with hospitals to ensure better health outcomes for patients.  Includes sections on communicating to improve quality, involving family members in the nurse bedside shift report, and improved discharge planning.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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