Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2013-2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics

Reports that the percentage of academy men and women reporting sexual assaults or unwanted sexual contact in 2013-14 was lower than the previous year.  Includes data and analysis on cases of sexual assault and harassment and assessment in the areas of prevention, investigation, accountability and victim assistance.  From the Defense Department


Why CBO Projects That Actual Output Will Be Below Potential Output on Average

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Explains how projections of economic activity and gross domestic product are made and why potential output never matches actual output.  Also explains how the approach to GDP also affects economic and budget projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Executive Order: Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Promotes the voluntary creation of private/public Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations to counter cybersecurity threats. Also calls for the government to select a nongovernmental organization to serve as the Standards Organization which will identify a set of common cybersecurity standards.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum: Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

Sets out principles for the federal government’s use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national air space.  Covers purposes for federal drone use, protection of privacy and civil rights, and provisions for accountability and transparency.  From the White House


DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Press release announcing a framework of regulations to allow routine use of small drones in today’s aviation system.  The proposal covers UAS devices under 55 pounds conducting non-recreational operations. Contains links to a summary of the proposed rules including operational limitations, operator responsibilities, and aircraft requirements.  From the Federal Aviation Administration


Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony and Reports. State of Missouri v. DarrenWilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

Some seventy documents from the investigation into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.  The documents, including witness testimony and the autopsy report, were released to the public after the grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson and made available by the  Stanford University Libraries Digital Repository