Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Investigation Review, Secretary of Defense Guidance

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Headlines

Memorandum from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the release of the report on the October 2015 attack which destroyed a Doctors Without Borders Trauma Center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.  The report concluded that the act was not a war crime, but that 16 individuals involved have been disciplined. The Carter Memo seeks to improve the Joint Force and prevent such incidents in the future.  No link to the report was attached to the memo.  From the Defense Department.


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


2016 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Property Rights,Treaties

Annual U.S.publication on the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Discusses areas of progress and countries, such as China, placed on the Watch List because of trade secret theft, online piracy, and counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Health United States, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Presents an overview of national trends in health statistics in 114 trend tables.  Offers a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Suicide Rates for Females and Males by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 1999 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that the suicide rate in the U.S. was 24% higher in 2014 than in 1999.  Provides information on the frequency and rate of suicide by sex, Hispanic origin, and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents an overview of suicide mortality in the United States from 1999 through 2014.  Looks at suicide rates for males and females across all age groups and compares by method of suicide.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

The major annual compilation of statistics on education including all levels of education, federal funding, education outcomes, international comparisons, libraries, and technology.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     education, higher     headlines     libraries/museums     statistics)


The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Reports results of national tests which showed a drop in math scores from 2013 results by the high school seniors.  Shows trend lines, includes a video, and provides links to download data tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     headlines     literacy/reading     mathematics     statistics     tests/assessments)

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