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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44039.pdf

Discusses the effects on defense spending of the Budget Control Act limits for the years FY 2012 until FY2021 and the rising average troop cost figures.  If Congressional spending for defense exceeds the BCA caps, the President is required to levy across-the-board cuts to each type of defense spending.  Also discusses different options for savings. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2015_China_Military_Power_Report.pdf

Latest annual report to Congress on the military modernization and security strategies of China, the probable future developments over the next 20 years, and U.S.-China engagement on security matters at present.  From the Department of Defense

 

Snapshot Review of Sexual Assault Report Files at the Four Largest U.S. Military Bases in 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Gillibrand_Sexual%20Assault%20Report.pdf

Alleges that sexual assault cases have been under-reported by the Defense Department, particularly in excluding cases involving civilian spouses of military members and civilian women living near military bases.  One of the four bases covered in the investigation was Naval Station Norfolk.  From the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

 

Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DoD Spends its Contracting Dollars

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44010.pdf

The Defense Department spends more money on contractors than all other federal agencies combined.  This report examines how much money the Defense Department spends, what it is buying, and where the money is being spent. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Snapshot of Complaints Received From Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Veterans

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_snapshot-of-complaints-received-from-servicemembers-veterans-and-their-families.pdf

Offers data and trends about consumer complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  More than 17,000 complaints were received during 2014.  Includes special focus on problems involving management of financial accounts.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

SAPRO Reports

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports

Includes the annual report on sexual assault in the military plus links to 8 appendices covering statistical data on sexual assaults, male victims of sexual assault, and metrics on sexual assault.  From the Defense Department

 

Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_Annual/FY14_DoD_SAPRO_Annual_Report_on_Sexual_Assault.pdf

Presents statistics and analysis of reports of incidents of sexual assault during FY2014.  Also discusses policy and program improvements to the Sexual Assault  Prevention and Response Program of the DoD.  From the Defense Department

 

The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2015/0415_cyber-strategy/Final_2015_DoD_CYBER_STRATEGY_for_web.pdf

Guides the development of the Defense Department’s cyber forces and strengthens the cyber defense and deterrence capabilities.  Focuses on three missions: defending DOD systems, defending the U.S. homeland and supporting operational plans.  From the Department of Defense

 

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