Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office


2017 Solar Eclipse—Media Tool Kit

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Science/Technology

Includes a NASA science eclipse overview, fast facts, safety information, eclipse terminology, instructions on building a pinhole projector, and more.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Russia Military Power: Building a Military to Support Great Power Aspirations

Categories: Defense/Military,Russia

Examines resurgent military power by Russia to support its aggressive actions in Syria and Ukraine.  Includes sections on Russian military doctrine and strategy, core Russian military capabilities, and an outlook for the future.  From the Defense Intelligence Agency


Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State FY 2011 – 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Libraries/Museums

The first report to combine museum and library program funding by state.  Includes lists of recipient institutions, amounts of grants, and provides descriptions of activities funded.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations


Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Declined 2% in FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Federal funding for science/engineering at U.S. colleges and universities amounted to $30.5 billion in FY2015.  Various tables cover the leading university recipients, the leading federal agency funders, and the leading minority-serving universities.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual report which presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered by Social Security and Medicare.  From the Social Security Administration


Political Stability in Afghanistan: A 2020 Vision and Roadmap

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

Examines Afghanistan’s political future from the operation of the current National Unity Government agreement to parliamentary, district, and presidential elections and proposals for constitutional amendments.  From the United States Institute of Peace


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