Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Transportation

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

Reports to Congress on the condition, performance, and future capital investment needs of the U.S. highway and transit systems.  Projects needed spending of $65 to $86 billion per year to maintain the system through 2030 and up to $145 billion per year to improve it.  From the Federal Highway Administration.

 

Management Alert: Contract File Management Deficiencies

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines

http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/224580.pdf

Announcement that financial audits of State Department accounts exposed vulnerabilities in the management of contract files that could expose the department to financial losses of up to $6 billion. Calls for creation of improved tracking system.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the State Department

 

NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean Inside Saturn Moon

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/april/nasa-space-assets-detect-ocean-inside-saturn-moon/#.Uz7T9Jxntuo

Describes how Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network uncovered evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an underground ocean of liquid water and possibly extraterrestrial microbes.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Children’s Dental Care: Advice and Visits, Ages 2-17, 2011

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st432/stat432.pdf

Reports that only about half (50.5%) of the children covered in the survey had at least one visit to the dentist in 2011.  Health insurance was a major factor in determining whether children received dental attention.  Only 25% of uninsured children visited the dentist during 2011. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Attitudes Toward Health Insurance

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st433/stat433.pdf

Provides a summary of the attitudes adults have regarding the need for health insurance and the persistence of these attitudes over time.  Differences in attitudes are also distinguished by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v21

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department

 

Growing Risk in the Insurance Sector

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/pubs/eppapers/14-2/epp_14-2.pdf

Warns of important risks in the insurance industry that are similar to weaknesses in the banking sector before the recession of 2008-2009.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis