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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, August 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50739-FederalDebt.pdf

Predicts the so-called debt ceiling will be reached between mid-November and early December and the federal government would not be able to fully pay its obligations.  Explains the background to the current situation, what makes up the debt subject to limit, what extraordinary measures can be taken, and what happens when they run out.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

I Have a Question … A Parent Checklist

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/family-community/parent-checklist.pdf

Subtitled: What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School.  A short brochure which provides five questions to ask about the school, advice from teachers on how parents can assist their children, and a list of helpful resources.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Legal Aspects of Unmanned Systems: Part 1: Civilian Uses

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/08/legal-aspects-of-unmanned-systems-part-1-civilian-uses/?loclr=eaiclb

Looks at the potential civilian uses for unmanned drone or robotic systems technologies such as package delivery, search and rescue operations, and wildlife conservation, and the legal aspects relating to privacy, security, and safety.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB527-Using-overhead-imagery-to-track-domestic-US-targets/

A collection of 38 government documents on the use of unmanned aircraft or drones and satellites to conduct surveillance activities aimed at civilian targets within the U.S.  From the National Security Archive

 

New CDC Tool Illustrates Changes in Antibiotic Resistance

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/a0819-antibiotic-resistance.html

Interactive tool for tracking changes over the past 18 years in the pace of antibiotic resistance for four bacteria commonly transmitted through food.  The NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Now: Human Data allows users to access antibiotic resistance data by bacteria, antibiotic, year (1996-2013), and region.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Encounters with Unmanned Aircraft

Categories: Homeland Security,Transportation

http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/UASEventsNov2014-Aug2015.xls

List of encounters between aircraft and drones reported by pilots and citizens from November 2014 to August 2015.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/youth.pdf

Reports that 52.7% of young people were employed in July 2015, little changed from a year earlier.  Also provides statistics on the employment status of the population 16 to 24 years old by sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity, and by the industries employing them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Greek Debt Crisis: Overview and Implications for the United States

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44155.pdf

Describes the budgetary and economic problems in Greece, and the implications of the crisis for European unity and U.S. economic and political relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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