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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in the Relationship Between U.S. Academic Scientific Publication Output and Funding and Personnel Inputs: 1988-2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/ncses16200/ncses16200.pdf

A working paper which compares rapid funding increases for academic R&D in the period of coverage to 2005 with slower growth in the number of U.S. trained academic researchers and the number of annual academic sector publications.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db251.pdf

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sheriff’s Office Personnel, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sop9313.pdf

Presents statistics on persons employed by sheriffs’ offices and employment trends from 1993.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

A Patent/Innovation Box as a Tax Incentive for Domestic Research and Development

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44522.pdf

Describes current tax incentives for research, the reason for subsidizing research and development, and the potential effects upon innovation of patent/innovation boxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44521.pdf

Describes the various types of jihadists who pose threats to the U.S. and the approaches taken by U.S. law enforcement authorities to deal with these threats, including watch-listing, screening, and investigating. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51628-Federal_Investment.pdf

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Budgetary Effects of the United States’ Participation in the International Monetary Fund

Categories: Govt Finance,Nongovernmental organizations

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51663-IMF.pdf

Provides background information on the membership and lending activities of the IMF, budgetary treatment of U.S. participation, how fair-value cost of U.S. participation is estimated, and other effects of U.S. membership on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Documents Related to the Former Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/documents-related-former-detention-and-interrogation-program

A collection of 50 declassified documents relating to the CIA’s program for interrogation of suspected Jihadist terrorists.  From the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room.