The Coastal Zone Information Center (CZIC) collection on FDsys provides access to nearly 5,000 coastal related documents that GPO received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library. The collection provides almost 30 years of data and information crucial to the understanding of U.S. coastal management and NOAA's mission to sustain healthy coasts.
From the summary: "The United States, the third most populous country globally, accounts for about 4.5% of the world's population. The U.S. population--currently estimated at 308.7 million persons--has more than doubled since its 1950 level of 152.3 million. More than just being double in size, the population has become qualitatively different from what it was in 1950. As noted by the Population Reference Bureau, "The U.S. is getting bigger, older, and more diverse." The objective of this report is to highlight some of the demographic changes that have already occurred since 1950 and to illustrate how these and future trends will reshape the nation in the decades to come (through 2050)."
"There is no comprehensive federal privacy statute that protects personal information. Instead, a patchwork of federal laws and regulations govern the collection and disclosure of personal information and has been addressed by Congress on a sector-by-sector basis. Federal laws and regulations extend protection to consumer credit reports, electronic communications, federal agency records, education records, bank records, cable subscriber information, video rental records, motor vehicle records, health information, telecommunications subscriber information, children’s online information, and customer financial information. [...] This report examines some of those efforts with respect to the protection of personal information. This report provides a brief overview of selected recent developments in the area of federal privacy law. This report does not cover workplace privacy laws or state privacy laws."
"Preliminary FBI figures reveal that the levels of both violent crime and property crime in the U.S. declined in 2010 from the previous year's data.
The 2010 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, just released today, shows a 5.5 percent decrease in the number of reported violent crimes when compared with data from 2009. It also shows a 2.8 percent decline in reported property crimes.
This latest report is based on information submitted to the FBI from 13,007 law enforcement agencies around the country. The crimes covered are murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson."
"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."
Compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Office of the Federal Register (OFR), the Public Papers of the Presidents contains the papers and speeches of the President that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during a specified time period.
Book 1 contains public writings, addresses, remarks, and photographs that occurred from January 20-June 30, 2009. Tweets, blogs, Facebook posts, and YouTube videos are not included in the Public Papers.
Transcripts were collected from about 610 public schools and 130 private schools for the 2009 High School Transcript Study (HSTS). These transcripts constituted a nationally representative sample of 37,700 high school graduates, representing approximately 3 million 2009 high school graduates. The 2009 results are compared to the results of earlier transcript studies dating back to 1990, and differences among graduates by race/ethnicity, gender, and parent education are examined. Because the study is restricted to high school graduates, it contains no information about dropouts, who may differ from graduates. Graduates who receive a special education diploma or certificate of completion are also excluded from analyses in this report unless noted otherwise.
As of 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on March 21, 2011 EPA's RadNet radiation air monitors across the U.S. show typical fluctuations in background radiation levels. The levels detected are far below levels of concern. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said we do not expect to see radiation at harmful levels reaching the U.S. from damaged Japanese nuclear power plants.
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has reported on
progress and opportunities for improving health care quality and reducing health care disparities.
Guided by a subcommittee of AHRQ‟s National Advisory Council and a Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) Interagency Work Group,i past reports were built on more than 250
measures categorized across six dimensions: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, patient
centeredness, efficiency, and access to care. As mandated by the U.S. Congress, the National
Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) focuses on “national trends in the quality of health care
provided to the American people” (42 U.S.C. 299b-2(b)(2)) while the National Healthcare
Disparities Report (NHDR) focuses on “prevailing disparities in health care delivery as it relates
to racial factors and socioeconomic factors in priority populations” (42 U.S.C. 299a-1(a)(6)).
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