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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Strategy for Improving the Mitigation Policies and Practices of the Department of the Interior: A Report to the Secretary of the Interior from the Energy and Climate Change Task Force

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.doi.gov/news/upload/Mitigation-Report-to-the-Secretary_FINAL_04_08_14.pdf

Describes the challenge of trying to change from a project-by-project approach to consistent, science-based management of the nation’s land and resources.  Calls for policies that minimize and compensate for the development of Department-managed lands and improve the resilience of natural resources in the face of climate change.  From the Department of the Interior

 

Section 847 Ethics Requirements for Senior Defense Officials Seeking Employment with Defense Contractors

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2014-050.pdf

Finds that the Department of Defense has failed to comply with requirements of a 2008 law that called for monitoring and record keeping of DOD officials who move through the revolving door to employment with private sector defense contractors.  Offers recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense

 

Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained Below the National Average

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14310/nsf14310.pdf

Reports the unemployment rate for those with doctoral degrees in science,engineering or health fields was 2.4% in October 2010 or about one-third of the rate for the general population. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Income of the Aged, Chartbook, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/income_aged/2012/iac12.pdf

Features charts and graphs showing total money income, income sources, family income, and poverty status for those 65 and over.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2012/incpop12.pdf

Places special focus on income of population 65 or older.  Several tables describe the economic situation of the aged with varying levels of Social Security benefits and total money income. Also covers poverty status of the elderly. One of a series of biennial reports.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45260-TARP.pdf

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office