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CBP Requests Proposals for Border Wall Prototypes

Categories: Govt Procurement,Homeland Security

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-requests-proposals-border-wall-prototypes

Announcement of two Requests for Proposal to award contracts and initial task orders for the design and construction of wall prototypes to carry out the presidential executive order to construct a physical wall along the southern border of the U.S.  From the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security

 

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide: Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/publications/WorkingGroupDigitalGenderDivide-report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers for women and girls, especially in lesser developed countries, to access and use of the Internet.  Also reviews current data on the digital gender gap and summarizes the reasons why access is important for womens’ empowerment.

 

U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/transactions/2017/pdf/trans416.pdf

Reports that the current account deficit increased to $481.2 billion in 2016 from $463 billion in 2015.  Exports of goods and services decreased by more than the decrease in imports of goods and services.   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014

Categories: Asia,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db277.pdf

Highlights differences in the prevalence of selected health conditions between the NHPI population and the Asian population with whom they have historically been combined.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db279.pdf

Describes trends in infant mortality by race and Hispanic origin, by state, and by leading causes of infant deaths over the ten year period.  Declines were observed for all population subgroups except American Indian and Alaska Native persons.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Certification Status and Experience of U.S. Public School Teachers: Variations Across Student Subgroups

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017056.pdf

Provides information about whether students in U.S. public schools are taught by certified and experienced teachers.  Includes per cent of students who are taught by teachers with state certification, with more than 5 years of experience, and with a postsecondary degree in the subject by various school and student characteristics.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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