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Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Drop by 6% in FY2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 academic institutions in FY2013 for science and engineering research activities, a 6% drop from the previous year, and the third consecutive year of declining funding.  Tables include agencies and amounts given to the top 20 research institutions. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


International Food Security Assessment, 2015-2025

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

Expects food security in the 76 low- and middle-income countries to improve between 2014 and 2015 but to deteriorate toward 2025.  Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain the most food-insecure region in the world. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


State Department Virtual Reading Room, Clinton Emails

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Headlines

Latest batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be released by the Department of State.


114th Congress Mobile Member Guide App

Categories: Congress

For quick access to Congressional member information including picture, party affiliation, hometown, and length of service.  From the Government Publishing Office


Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2014

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Covers the amount of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2014 and the amounts and sources of solid waste generated outside the state.  The total amount received at Virginia facilities declined by about 15,000 tons from the 2013 total.  From the Department of Environmental Quality


Economic Crisis in Greece

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Brief report on the background causes and current situation with regard to Greece’s economic crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Greenhouse Gas Pledges by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

Briefly summarizes the existing commitments and pledges of selected national and regional governments to limit their greenhouse gas emissions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance

Documents the alarming rise in the number of people incarcerated in the U.S. from 1983 to 2013, the concern about social and economic consequences of this high rate, and then discusses the introduction of a system for reducing incarceration levels through use of risk and needs assessment methods.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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