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Annual Statistical Supplement [Social Security]

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2015/index.html

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

 

Goldwater-Nichols at 30: Defense Reform and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44474.pdf

Discusses reform proposals to make the Defense Department more agile while retaining its current strength to meet a variety of national security challenges.  Focuses on three “first-order” questions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Inflation in the Costs of Building Aircraft Carriers

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51469-Carrier_Inflation.pdf

Examines the inflation estimates of the Navy, how they were arrived at, what role economic inflation has played, and how costs attributable to compliance with federal, state, or local laws have affected the figures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2014-16

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2014/

Offers detailed data tables by agency, type of R&D, performer, and field of science/engineering.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Funding for Research Increases by 6% in FY2014; Total Federal R&D Up 4%

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16311/nsf16311.pdf

Federal obligations for research reached $62.9 billion in FY2014.  Also provides breakdowns for basic and applied research, and for spending by agencies.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Report to Congress: Implementation Plan for Modernizing the Military Retirement System

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Report%20to%20Congress%20on%20BRS%20March%202016.pdf

Provides a short background on the current military retirement system and highlights of the new modernized system to be known as the Blended Retirement System, along with a legislative proposal to amend certain aspects of the new system.  Covers major changes including vesting eligibility and pay benefits.  From the Defense Department

 

The U.S. Intelligence Community: Selected Cross-Cutting Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R44455.pdf

Focuses on management issues that affect the Intelligence Community’s ability to counter pervasive and emerging threats.  Describes 8 issues of importance including a policy of continuous evaluation as a substitute for polygraph tests to monitor employee behavior and reliability.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Options for Increasing Federal Income From Crude Oil and Natural Gas on Federal Lands

Categories: Energy,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51421-oil_and_gas_options.pdf

Analyzes how the federal government manages access to oil and natural gas on federal lands and presents eight policy options designed to increase federal income from oil and gas leasing without significantly reducing production.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(energy     federal/state relations     govt finance     taxes)

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