Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

UK Arms Export Control Policy

Categories: Arab,Arms Control,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02729/SN02729.pdf

Outlines the major changes to British arms export control policies and practices since 1997 with major focus on changes since 2011 when controversy attended the arms trade and the Arab Spring uprisings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper

 

2015 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Special-301-Report-FINAL.pdf

Annual review of the state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners around the world.  The report identifies a wide range of concerns especially with practices in China, India, Russia, and Brazil.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2013/digest/nsf15304a.pdf

Describes trends in the attainment of doctorate degrees including characteristics of those who earn them, fields of study, postgraduation trends, and time/expense required.  From the National Science Foundation

 

Geochemical and Mineralogical Sampling of the Devonian Shales in the Broadtop Synclinorium, Appalachian Basin, in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2015/1061/pdf/ofr2015-1061.pdf

Reports results of geological tests in the cited states for the presence of shale gas deposits.  From the U.S. Geological Society

 

Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

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

http://www.justice.gov/file/police-reform-and-accountability-fact-sheet/download

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-opens-pattern-or-practice-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2014

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2014/supplement14.pdf

The major source of data for U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Published annually since 1940.  Covers both programs administered by the Social Security Administration and other major health care and social insurance programs of the federal government.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/flood-exposure

Provides mapping tools that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding.  The current geography covers the east coast and Gulf of Mexico coastline.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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