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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA 2009): Overview and Legal Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41163.pdf

Provides a background and analysis comparing rules and procedures of military commissions as envisioned under the revised MCA (2009) to those established by the MCA (2006). From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The First Responder Network (FirstNet) and Next-Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42543.pdf

Describes challenges in trying to build a nationwide network that meets state, local, and tribal needs for interoperable emergency communications. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Keystone XL: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessments in the Final Environmental Impact Statement

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Homeland Security,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43415.pdf

Reviews conclusions about economic and energy security benefits versus environmental impacts of the final environmental impact statement on the proposed pipeline.  Also suggests ways that Congress could expand its role in pipeline consideration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Climate Change Legislation in the 113th Congress

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43230.pdf

Describes both major focus areas of climate change-related legislation in the 113th Congress and key climate change provisions.  Also compares selected market-based, carbon price programs.

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

 

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2014

Categories: Geology/Mining,Statistics

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2014/mcs2014.pdf

A to Z treatment of 90 minerals with information on trends, issues, and statistics on domestic and world production. From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting: A Report to the Secretary of Defense

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/DoD-Internal-Review-of-the-WNY-Shooting-20-Nov-2013.pdf

 

Reports on results of the investigation into how loose security regulations and other vulnerabilities allowed a contractor employee to smuggle guns into the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 and kill 12 people.  From the Defense Department

 

Navy Yard Shooting Reviews Recommend Security Changes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2014/0314_wnys/

Offers information on the outcome of the investigation into the Washington Navy Yard shootings which claimed 12 lives in September 2013.  From the Defense Department

 

Compendium of Priority Recommendations March 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical

http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/compendium/files/compendium2014.pdf

Covers 25 priority issues where recommendations for cost savings, improved program management, or quality of care have not been completed by the agency.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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