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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Increase by 6% in FY 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on the first federal increase in funding for science and engineering at academic institutions since FY2009.  Includes statistical tables showing funding agencies and leading academic recipients.  From the  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


FHFA’s Administrative Reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Housing Finance System

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Reviews the progress of housing reforms by the Federal Housing Finance Agency since the 2008 financial crisis including Credit Risk Transactions, the Common Securitization Platform, and Single Security type mortgage-backed securities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Options for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the huge increase in the federal prison population since 1980, the financial and management problems created by this increase, and the policy options available to Congress for alleviating the problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Subsidy Tracker 3.0

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Nonprofit site that provides information on government subsidies to private corporations.  Covers economic development subsidies and other forms of government assistance to business.  From Good Jobs First


The National Science Foundation Strategic Framework for Investments in Graduate Education FY 2016-FY 2020

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Discusses the importance of graduate STEM education to the U.S. and summarizes the primary challenges facing graduate education.  Also presents 3 goals and a set of strategic objectives that serve as a foundation for federal investments in graduate education.  From the National Science Foundation


National Security Space Launch at a Crossroads

Categories: Govt Finance,Homeland Security,Russia,Science/Technology

Discusses controversies surrounding the U.S. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, including costs of the program, liabilities of continuing to rely on Russian rocket engines for U.S. efforts in space, and legal challenges to government efforts from private sources such as SpaceX.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


CBO’s Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

New site that identifies intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress or in bills proposed in Congress.  Replaces an annual printed report.  From the Congressional Budget Office



Annual Statistical Supplement [Social Security]

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical compendium with more than 240 tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration


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