Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/data-brokers-call-transparency-accountability-report-federal-trade-commission-may-2014/140527databrokerreport.pdf

 

Discusses the results of an in-depth study of the business practices of nine data brokers—companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers.  Finds that data brokers operate with a fundamental lack of transparency and calls for legislation to make data broker practices more visible to and controllable by consumers.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Interagency Pain Research Portfolio

Categories: Health/Medical

http://paindatabase.nih.gov/

A  new database which provides information on pain research and training activities supported by the federal government.  Information on research projects entered by six different agencies.  From the National Institutes of Health

 

Colony Loss 2013-2014: Preliminary Results: Honey Bee Colony Losses in the United States, 2013-2014

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths

http://beeinformed.org/2014/05/colony-loss-2013-2014/

Preliminary results from the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses.  Over the winter of 2013-2014, 23.2% of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S. died.  From the Department of Agriculture and the Bee Informed Partnership

 

UAS in the NAS: Survey Responses by ATC, Manned Aircraft Pilots, and UAS Pilots

Categories: Science/Technology,Transportation

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20140004575.pdf

Reports results of surveys of aircraft pilots, air traffic controllers, and pilots of unmanned aircraft to establish future requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flying in the National Airspace System (NAS).  The survey focused on issues of control, navigation, and communications.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Formative Evaluation of Job Clubs Operated by Faith- and Community-Based Organizations: Findings from Site Visits and Options for Future Evaluation: Final Report

Categories: Labor/Employment,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/reports/Job_Clubs_Evaluation-Final_Report-May.pdf

Examines the nature and operation of job clubs run by religious and community based organizations and how such groups differ from public workforce agencies.  From the U.S. Department of Labor