Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-27212.pdf

New final rule providing an exemption to rules prohibiting circumvention of technological measures protecting copyrighted material. The new exemption applies to cases where a person in engaging in noninfringing uses of certain classes of works. From the U.S. Copyright Office in the Library of Congress

 

Climate at a Glance

Categories: Maps/Geography,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/cag/#app=cdo

Interactive mapping interface which displays data for each of 344 climate divisions in the U.S. Climate Divisional Database. View maps of monthly or yearly values, ranks, or anomalies for temperature, precipitation, heating and cooling degree days, and drought indices. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA’s Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Waste Management

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/672734.pdf

Examines progress made in cleaning up nonfederal Superfund sites in the years 1999 through 2013, including trends in annual federal appropriations to the Superfund program and the number of remedial action project completions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Q&A on the Carcinogenicity of the Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/Monographs-Q&A_Vol114.pdf

Covers the definitions of red and processed meats, methods of cooking, types of cancers, the degree of risk and more. From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

IARC Monographs Evaluate Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

Press release on the carcinogenicity of red meat and processed meat. Calls the consumption of red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans” and of processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans.” From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

The Soviet “War Scare”

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Russia

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb533-The-Able-Archer-War-Scare-Declassified-PFIAB-Report-Released/2012-0238-MR.pdf

A recently declassified document from the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board dating from 1990 which reveals that the so-called War Scare of 1983 represented a real possibility of war between the U.S. and USSR. Soviet fears of a U.S.-NATO first strike during NATO exercises known as “Able Archer 83” led to increased Russian and Warsaw pact military preparedness. Posted by the National Security Archive.

 

Notification to Congress on the Permanent Reduction of Sizable Numbers of Members of the Armed Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://fas.org/man/eprint/reduction.pdf

Newly release declassified document which describes the process by which the Army is reducing the size of its force by 120,000 soldiers for an overall 21% reduction to a force of 450,000 by the end of Fiscal Year 2017. From the Department of the Army, posted by the Federation of American Scientists