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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia,Treaties

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department


The Obama White House Social Media Archive

Categories: Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides public access to social media content created during the Obama White House years.  Includes over 250,000 posts, photos, and videos.  From the Obama White House


Summary of an Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2017 Shipbuilding Plan

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

Analyzes the costs of carrying out the Navy’s plan to expand the fleet to 308 battle force ships over the next 30 years.  The average annual cost, estimated at about $21 billion, would be one-third more than the average amount spent on shipbuilding in recent decades.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Virginia Population Shifts: Localities Face Challenges as Growth Slows

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

Analyzes the changes in Virginia’s population as some localities continue to grow by double digits while others deal with slowing growth rates or declining population.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that the number of homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow, to 49.3% during the first half of 2016.  More than two-thirds of all adults aged 25 to 34 were living in wireless-only households.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Trends in Spending by the Department of Defense for Operation and Maintenance

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Statistics

The O&M portion is one of four main parts of the DoD budget which also includes compensation of personnel, developing and purchasing weapons, and building bases/facilities/housing.  O&M is the largest budget component and this study analyzes what it covers and why it is growing.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Jail Inmates in 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Presents information on the change in the number of jail inmates between 2000 and 2015 by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status.  Also provides year-by-year data on average daily population, rated capacity of local jails, and percent of capacity occupied.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.


Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Offers statistics on persons incarcerated in federal, state, or local correctional facilities or on community supervision (probation or parole) at the end of 2015.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.


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