Items of Interest – May 2013

National Defense University.
Leading at the Strategic Level in an Uncertain World.
D 5.402:ST 8/17

Senate Committee on the Budget.
Tax Expenditures: Compendium and Background Material on Individual Provisions.
Y 4.B 85/2:S.Prt. 112-45

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Hard Times and Hardening Attitudes: The Economic Downturn and the Rise of Violence Against Roma.
Y 4.SE 2:R 66/4

Central Intelligence Agency.
Map of the World Oceans, October 2012
Physical map of the World, June 2012
Political Map of the World, June 2012

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Budget of the United States Government for FY 2014

President Obama released his proposed budget for FY 2014 this past week.

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Recent additions of interest

Census – South Carolina

United States Census Bureau.
South Carolina: 2010 – Population and Housing Counts.
C 3.223/5:2010 CPH-2-42 (shelved in GovInfo Reference)

Climate Change

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sea Level Rise.
Y 4.EN 2:S.HRG. 112-622

Military History-Air Force

United States Air Force.
On Alert: An Operational History of the United States Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program, 1945-2011.
D 301.2:H 62/29

Nuclear Weapons-History

United States Department of Energy.
Building the Bomb: A History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex.
E 1.2:B 86/9/2012

Terrorism

House Committee on Homeland Security.
Boko Haram-Emerging Threat to the United States.
Y 4.H 75:112-60

House Committee on Homeland Security.
Jihadist Use of Social Media-How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation.
Y 4.H 75:112-62

Washington, DC – History

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Capital Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, D.C. 1790-2004.
D 103.43:870-I-67

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New items – March 15, 2013

Budget of the United States – Sequester

House Committee on the Budget.
Replacing the Sequester.
Y 4.B 85/3:112-25

China

House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Organ Harvesting of Religious and Political Dissidents by the Chinese Communist Party.
Y 4.F 76/1:112-180

Energy

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Usage of Natural Gas.
Y 4.EN 2:S.Hrg. 112-587

Freedom of Information

Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The Freedom of Information Act: Safe-Guarding Critical Infrastructure Information and the Public’s Right to Know.
Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG. 112-586

Homeland Security

House Committee on Homeland Security.
Compilation of Hearings on Islamist Radicalization-Volume III.
Y 4.H 75:112-78

Iran

House Committee on Armed Services.
Addressing the Iranian Nuclear Challenge: Understanding the Military Options.
Y 4.AR 5/2 A:2011-2012/134

Small Business

House Committee on Small Business.
Broadband: A Catalyst for Small Business Growth.
Y 4.SM 1:112-054

Supreme Court of the United States

Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Access to the Court: Televising the Supreme Court.
Y 4.J 89/2:S.Hrg. 112-584

Women

Senate Special Comittee on Aging.
Enhancing Women’s Retirement Security.
Y 4.AG 4:S.Hrg. 112-591

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New items of interest

Afghanistan

House Committee on Armed Services. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Historical Lessons.
Y 4.AR 5/2 A:2011-2012/143

Cybersecurity

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  Securing America’s Future: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012.  Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG. 112-524

Doping

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Steroid Use in Professional and Amateur Sports.  Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 108-944

Music Industry

Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  The Universal Music Group/EMI Merger and the Future of Online Music.  Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG. 112-550

Privacy

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Privacy Implications of Online Advertising.  Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1179

Social Media

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.  Twitter Against Tyrants: New Media in Authoritarian Regimes.  Y 4.SE 2:T 91

Syria

House Committee on Armed Services.  Recent Developments in the Middle East: The Security Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.  Y 4.AR 5/2 A:2011-2012/132

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.  Syria: U.S. Policy Options.
Y 4.F 76/2:S.Hrg. 112-495

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The Cost of Sequestration to South Carolina

The Budget Sequestration is scheduled to happen on March 1st. On Sunday the White House released an estimate of what this means for the state of South Carolina.

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Effects of Sequestration on the Federal Government

Congress is facing another sequestration deadline March 1st. The Senate Appropriations Committee has letters solicited from Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) posted on this website –

http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/

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College Scorecard

During his State of the Union Address this past Tuesday (Feb 12th) President Obama announced the College Scorecard.

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

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Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

Foreign Relations of the United States or FRUS has announced the first large scale e-books initiative in the federal government.  Visit the State Department’s e-book site at http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/ebooks to view the list of 109 titles available.

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What’s new – August 2012

Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan

Senate Committee on Armed Services.
The U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Y 4.AR 5/3:S.HRG. 112-349

Agriculture

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.  Opportunities for Speciality Crops and Organics in the Farm Bill.
Y 4.AG 8/3:S.HRG. 112-286

House Committee on the Judiciary.
Regional Perspectives on Agricultural Guestworker Programs.
Y 4.J 89/1:112-92

Arctic

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Protecting U.S. Sovereignity: Coast Guard Operations in the Arctic.
Y 4.T 68/2:112-63

Atheletics

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Concussions and the Marketing of Sports Equipment.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 112-324

China

Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
China’s Censorship of the Internet and Social Media: The Human Toll and Trade Impact.
Y 4.C 44:C 33

Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
One Year After the Nobel Peace Prize Award to Liu Xiaobo: Conditions for Political Prisoners and Prospects for Political Reform.
Y 4.C 44:P 93/2

Climate Change

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
A Time for Change: Improving the Federal Climate Change Research and Information Program.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1119

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Economic and International issues in Global Warming Policy.
Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG. 110-1113

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Green Jobs from Action on Global Warming.
Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG. 11-1121

College Sports – Football

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Bowl Championship Series: Money and Other Issues of Fairness for Publically Financed Universities.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-34

Communications Policy

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The Future of Radio.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1117

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Communications Networks and Consumer Privacy: Recent Developments.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-31

Congress – Ethics

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  Insider Trading and Congressional Accountability.
Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG. 112-344

Cruise Ships

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
A Review of Cruise Ship Safety and Lessons Learned from Costa Concordia Accident.
Y 4.T 68/2:112-74

Cybersecurity

House Committee on Financial Services.
Cybersecurity: Threats to the Financial Sectors.
Y 4.F 49/20:112-60

Economic Crisis and Recovery

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Oversight of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Broadband.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-26

Education

Senate Committee on Health, Education, labor, and Pensions.
ESEA Reauthorization: Improving America’s Secondary Schools.
Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG. 111-1121

Energy Policy

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Coal Gasification Technologies and the Need for Large Scale Projects.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 11-1130

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Shale Gas Development: Meeting the Transportation, Pipeline, and Rail Needs to Renew American Manufacturing.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 112-415

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
How Obama’s Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs.
Y 4.G 74/7:112-116

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Empowering Consumers and Promoting Innovation through the Smart Grid.
Y 4.SCI 2:112-32

Financial Services Industry

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
One Year Later – The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Implementation of Title VII.
Y 4.AG 8/3:S.HRG. 112-280

Fracking

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Beds: Ensuring Regulatory Approaches that Will Help Protect Jobs and Domestic Energy Production.
Y 4.T 68/2:112-61

Freedom of Information

Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age.
Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG. 112-296

Health Care

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Accelerating the Adoption of Health Information Technology.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 109-1149

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The Accuracy of the FTC TAR and Nicotine Cigarette Rating System.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1118

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Making Healthcare Work for American families: Ensuring Affordable Coverage.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-16

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Making Healthcare Work for American Families: Improving Access to Care.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-20

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-27

House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Ensuring Regulations Protect Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care.
Y 4.ED 8/1:112-54

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of Grants.
Y 4.G 74/7:112-124

House Committee on the Judiciary.
Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in America.
Y 4.J 89/1:112-95

Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Tarjetas de Education Civica para el Examen de Naturalizacion.
HS 8.2:F 61/2/2012/SPAN.

Internet and Information Technology

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The Universal Service Fund: Assessing the Recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1123

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  ICANN’s Expansion of Top Level Domains.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 112-394

House Committee on Science and Technology.
Oversight of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program and Priorities for the Future.
Y 4.SCI 2:112-37

International Relations

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Examining the Status of U.S. Trade with Cuba and Its Impact on Economic Growth.
Y 4.C 73/8:111-32

House Committe eon Financial Services.
The Eurozone Crisis and Implications for the United States.
Y 4.F 49/20:112-76

House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt, part 1.
Y 4.F 76/1:112-126

House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Egypt at a Crossroads.
Y 4.F 76/1:112-128

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The U.S.-Caribbean Shared Security Pertnership: Responding to the Growth of Trafficking and Narcotics in the Caribbean.
Y 4.F 76/2:S.HRG. 112-370

Military Affairs

Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Rearming for the Cold War 1945-1960.
D 1.2:H 62/19/v. 1

Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance.
Intelligence Revolution 1960: Retrieving the Corona Imagry that Helped Win the Cold War.
D 1.2:IN 8/16

Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1965-1968.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, v. 5.
D 5.2:H 62/v. 9

Marine Corps University Press.
The End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans.
D 214.2:D 71

Nanotechnology

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  National Nanotechnology Initiative: Charting the Course for Reauthorization.
Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG. 110-1131

Rural America

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Growing Jobs in Rural America.
Y 4.AG 8/3:S.HRG. 112-283

Terrorism

House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Bioterrorism, Controlled Substances, and Public Health Issues.
Y 4.C 73/8:112-79

House Committee and Homeland Security.
Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil.
Y 4.H 75:112-54

Transportation Policy

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Volt Vehicle Fire: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?..
Y 4.G 74/7:112-111

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