Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Characteristics of the College-Educated Population and the Science and Engineering Workforce in the United States

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15317/nsf15317.pdf

Reports that the number of college graduates nearly doubled between 1993 and 2013  from 29 million to 55 million and that the number of graduates with degrees in science and engineering fields grew faster than the number with degrees in  non S&E fields.  Also includes median annual salaries of graduates with various degrees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

The Economics of Early Childhood Investments

Categories: Business/Economics,Children,Education,Govt Finance

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/early_childhood_report_update_final_non-embargo.pdf

Attempts to estimate the economic benefits  to investments in early childhood development and education.  Suggests that for every $1 dollar of investment in early learning initiatives, society would derive $8.60 worth of benefits.   From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

http://www.smart.gov/pdfs/SMARTSummary.pdf

Presents an overview of the full range of alternative approaches for prosecuting serious sex offenders in juvenile courts in the various states of the U.S.  From the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice

 

DMCA Notice-and-Takedown Processes: List of Good, Bad, and Situational Practices

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/dmca_good_bad_and_situational_practices_document.pdf

Presents a set of agreed upon practices, developed by stakeholders, aimed at improving the operation of the notice and takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  From the Internet Policy Task Force, posted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, Covering the Period January 3, 2013 to January 5, 2015

Categories: Congress,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://fas.org/irp/congress/2015_rpt/ssci-113.pdf

A report on committee activities for the designated period, which covers the Snowden leaks and the release of the redacted report on CIA interrogation practices.  This report describes the committee oversight of intelligence during that period including struggles to promote the sharing of classified information among intelligence agencies.  From the committee, posted by the Federation of American Scientists