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Governor McDonnell’s Written Testimony to Senate Armed Services Committee Regarding Defense Department Budget Initiatives.

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Text of the Governor’s written testimony in response to Defense Department proposals to eliminate the Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command as a cost-cutting measure.  From the Office of the Governor

More Students Study Foreign Languages in Europe But Perceptions of Skill Levels Differ Significantly

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,European Union,Language,Statistics

Reports that more students at the primary school level are learning a foreign language in 2008 than in 2000 but no progress was made in the number of students learning a foreign language in upper secondary education.  English is the most studied of all foreign languages in European schools.  From Eurostat

Universities Report $55 Billion in Science and Engineering R&D Spending for FY 2009

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports that universities increased spending on research and development in science and engineering by 5.8%  from 2008 to 2009.   Tables cover sources of funds, discipline fields of research  expenditures, and leading 20 universities in R&D expenditures.  From the National Science Foundation

Institutions Increase Networking Capacity, Gap Between Doctorate- and NonDoctorate-Granting Institutions Widens

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Computing resources are more advanced at doctoral institutions than at postsecondary schools which do not have doctoral programs.  From the National Science Foundation

The Quality of our Nation’s Water: Nutrients in the Nation’s Streams and Groundwater, 1992-2004

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Statistics

Presents an assessment of the occurrence and distribution of nutrients in the water samples from some 500 streams and over 5,000 wells from 1992 through 2001.  Also includes the relation of nutrient conditions to aquatic life in streams, changes in nutrient conditions from 1988 to 2004, and implications for future changes.  From the United States Geological Survey

The Civil Society-Military Relationship in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Defense/Military,Democracy/Peace

Examines the relationship between the International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan and civil society organizations which are to work together to bring about safe and peaceful development.   From the United States Institute of Peace

Institutionalizing Security Sector Reform: Options for the U.S. Government

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Foreign Assistance

Contributions from a June 2010 conference on the topic of how to improve programs of foreign assistance by strengthening the security environment in which foreign development can take place.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations Among Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles, 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Presents data on hospitalizations for nine medical conditions among patients with dual Medicare-Medicaid coverage, a group characterized by poverty and poor health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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