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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/index.htm

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

2014 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Foreign Affairs,Geology/Mining

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/vprpt/2014/239362.htm

Describes U.S. efforts in the past year to promote principles that guide oil, gas, and mining companies in providing security for their operations in a manner that respects human rights.  From the State Department

 

Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Address Sexual Assaults of Male Servicemembers

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Sex Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669096.pdf

Examines DOD actions to prevent and respond to sexual assaults, programs to meet the medical and mental health needs of male service members, and the culture of the U.S. military.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

ISIS and the Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

Categories: Arab,Asia,Headlines,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-16.pdf

Describes the origins of ISIS in the U.S. invasion of Sunni-occupied Iraqi territory, its divergence from Al-Qaeda, their conquests in Syria and Iraq, and the political/military reaction against ISIS.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/16

 

Employment Situation of Veterans: 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/vet_03182015.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 declined 1.8% to 7.2% in 2014.   Includes tables on employment status of veterans and nonveterans by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-140.pdf

Provides a detailed statistical analysis of the characteristics of householders who desired to move in 2010 and their subsequent mobility patterns from 2010 to 2011.  From the Census Bureau

 

Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15052/nsf15052.pdf

The details of the plan for expanding public access to the results of the agency’s funded research. From the National Science Foundation

 

 

Defensive Best Practices for Destructive Malware

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/Defending_Against_Destructive_Malware.pdf

Details several steps that network administrators can take to detect, contain and minimize destructive malware infections.  From the Information Assurance Directorate of the National Security Agency

 

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