Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Mental Health

Subtitled: Final Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces.  Offers international, national, and military perspectives on suicide and suicide prevention.  Recommendations include reducing stress on military families and reducing stigma in seeking help..  From the Task Force.

The 2010 Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report

Categories: Homeland Security,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

Reports on efforts to secure and safeguard domestic radioactive sources from terrorists, including improvements to existing security regimes and evaluation of alternative technologies for the most risk-significant radioactive devices.  From the Nuclear Regulatory Agency

Coming Together for Clean Water: EPA’s Strategy for Achieving Clean Water: Public Discussion Draft

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

This proposed strategy outlines EPA’s plans to address the most critical sources and threats to clean water in the U.S.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

Commercial Cultivation of Cannabis: Findings from the UK National Problem Profile

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Great Britain,Statistics

Describes trends in commercial cultivation of marijuana since 2004, present and potential risks to society, and recommendations for stronger law enforcement actions.  From the Association of Chief Police Officers

JFCOM Economic Impact Brief No.2

Categories: Defense/Military,Virginia Issues

Another short contribution on the effect upon employment in the Hampton Roads area of the proposed loss of the Joint Forces Command due to Pentagon retrenchment.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission