Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/2013cpr/pdfs.htm

Information on the physical condition, operational performance, and financing mechanisms of the U.S. transportation system currently and the projected future state under a set of alternative investment scenarios.  From the Federal Highway Administration

 

Immigrants in Virginia

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/CensusBrief_Immigrants-in-Virginia_March2014.pdf

Examines the increase in the percentage of foreign-born people in Virginia’s population since 1970 and the shift in country of origin for the immigrants. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Summary of FY2015 National Intelligence Budget Request to Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2014/03/nip-summary.pdf

Presents highlights of budget justification for fiscal year 2015.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Posted by the  Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligence Budget Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/irp/budget/index.html

Adds information about the FY2015 request for the National Intelligence budget and the Military Intelligence budget to this intelligence resource archive.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Early Release for Federal Inmates: Fact Sheet

Categories: Crime/Justice

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43392.pdf

Reviews options for shortening prison sentences to reduce the size of the federal prison population by revising sentencing policy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43409.pdf

Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of controversial plans to assist low income workers with either a raise in the federal minimum wage eventually to $10.10 per hour or through changes in programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit which supplement earnings. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Venezuela: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Energy,Latin America,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43239.pdf

Analyzes the economic and political situation in Venezuela since the death of Chavez, and the country’s foreign policy orientation.  Also examines key issues between the U.S. and Venezuela.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Social Media and Big Data

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-460.pdf

Examines the application of “big data” approaches to social media in three key areas: elections and polling, commercial applications, and security.  Also discusses the regulation of social media data and privacy concerns.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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