Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fourth of July 2013

Find selected facts highlighting the Fourth of July 2013.
Fourth of July 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Homelessness Data Exchange

Find data on the national homeless population using the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Homeless Data Exchange.
Homeless Data Exchange

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Listeria Illnesses, Deaths, and Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2011

"Almost all listeriosis occurs in persons in higher-risk groups. Soft cheeses were prominent vehicles, but other foods also caused recent outbreaks. Prevention targeting higher-risk groups and control of Listeria monocytogenes contamination in foods implicated by outbreak investigations will have the greatest impact on reducing the burden of listeriosis..."
Listeria Illnesses, Deaths, and Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2011

Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response

"After two years of unrest and violence, the central question for policy makers remains how best to
bring the conflict in Syria to a close before the crisis consigns the region to one of several
destructive and destabilizing scenarios. The human toll of the fighting, and the resulting political,
ethnic, and sectarian polarization, all but guarantee that political, security, humanitarian, and
economic challenges will outlast Asad and keep Syria on the U.S. agenda for years to come..."
Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response

Effects of a Carbon Tax on the Economy and the Environment

"Lawmakers could increase federal revenues and encourage reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by establishing a carbon tax, which would either tax those emissions directly or tax fuels that release CO2 when they are burned (fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas).
Emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change—a long-term and potentially very costly global problem..."
https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44223_Carbon_0.pdf

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Progress Report on the President’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

 Vice President Biden's progress report on President Obama's Executive actions to reduce gun violence.
President's Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

Kids.gov

 "Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids..."
Kids.gov

Leader's Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Handbook

 "Commanders, leaders, and managers are responsible for ensuring that Information Assurance/Cybersecurity is part of all Army operations, missions and functions..."
 Army's Cybersecurity Handbook

Commuting (Journey to Work)

Find data on commuting to work for states, counties, and Puerto Rico for the time period 2006-2010. Data is taken from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey. 
Commuting (Journey to Work)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

"The use or loss of control of chemical weapons stocks in Syria could have unpredictable consequences for the Syrian population and neig hboring countries as well as U.S. allies and forces in the region. Congress may wish to assess the Administration’s plans to respond to possible scenarios involving the use, change of hands, or loss of control of Syrian chemical weapons..."
Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Budget Issues Shaping a Farm Bill in 2013

"The desire by many to redesign farm policy and reallocate the remaining farm bill baseline—in a sequestration and deficit reduction environment—is driving much of the farm bill debate this year..."
Budget Issues Facing the Farm Bill in 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Computer and Internet Use in the United States:2011

Latest annual review on computer and internet use from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Computer and Internet Use in the United States:2011

Asians Fastest-Growing Race or Ethnic Group in 2012

"The U.S. Census Bureau announced Asians were the nation's fastest-growing race or ethnic group in 2012. Their population rose by 530,000, or 2.9 percent, in the preceding year, to 18.9 million, according to Census Bureau annual population estimates. More than 60 percent of this growth in the Asian population came from international migration..."
Asians fastest growing race/ethinc group in 2012

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Free Census Training Resources

Find free resources for learning about U.S. census data.
Census Training Resources

Gas Mileage Tips

Find tips from the U.S. Department of Energy on improving gas mileage.
Gas Mileage Tips

Postal Service to Continue Saturday Mail Delivery

Read the statement from the U.S. Postal Service on the decision to continue Saturday mail delivery.
Saturday Mail Delivery to Continue

The 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

Take a look at the development of equal pay legislation for women.
 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

Summer Vacation Tips

"As the busy summer driving season begins, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges motorists to take simple, yet necessary, precautions to ensure vehicles are in optimal driving condition and appropriately equipped prior to taking to the road. Additionally, NHTSA advises drivers to avoid risky behaviors that could potentially place road users inside and outside of the vehicle in danger..."
Summer Vacation Tips