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Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

A Pictorial History of the Russian Nuclear Program

Via Secrecy News – “Newly published briefing slides from a Los Alamos history of the Russian nuclear weapons program include rare images and photographs of key personalities and facilities in the Russian (formerly Soviet) nuclear program. See History of the Russian Nuclear Weapon Program by Houston T. Hawkins, Los Alamos National Laboratory, November 19, 2013 (large PDF file).”

CRS – U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress

U.S.-China Military Contacts:  Issues for Congress, Shirley A. Kan, Specialist in Asian Security Affairs. November 20, 2013. “U.S. leaders have applied military contacts as one tool and point of leverage in the broader policy toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The first part of this CRS Report discusses policy issues regarding such military-to-military (mil-to-mil) contacts. The second part provides… Continue Reading

TRAC – Immigration Prosecutions Reached All-time High in FY 2013

News release: “The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2013 immigration prosecutions reached an all-time high, with new cases being filed against 97,384 defendants. This number is up 5.9 percent over the past fiscal year, and up 22.6 percent over the past five years, according to the case-by-case information analyzed… Continue Reading

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report – United States, 2013

MMWR Supplements: Current Volume (2013). November 22, 2013 / Vol. 62 / Supplement / No. 3 / Pg. 1 – 187. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013 “CDC works 24 hours a day, seven days a week protecting people in the United States from health threats in order to save lives, promote health, and reduce… Continue Reading

Census Infographic – The Young and Uninsured in America

Infographic Profiles Young Adults Without Health Insurance: “In 2012, 27 percent of young adults (ages 19 to 34) lacked health insurance, although the rate varied widely from state to state, according to a new Census Bureau infographic, The Young and Uninsured in 2012. The infographic looks at the characteristics of this group and their uninsured… Continue Reading

About Three in Four Parents Living with Children are Married, Census Bureau Reports

News release: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 76 percent of American parents living with children under 18 are married. Another 16 percent have no partner present, and 8 percent cohabit with a partner. Among parents living with an unmarried partner, two-thirds (66 percent) share a biological child with their partner.  This information comes from America’s Families… Continue Reading

CFPB – study on the impact of regulations at financial institutions

“Today, we’re releasing findings from a study we conducted on the operational effects of certain regulations for banks, in order to better understand the day-to-day activities they perform to comply with regulations. We chose a narrow scope for the study, in the expectation that depth over breadth would create findings of lasting value. We looked at ongoing operational… Continue Reading

Bloomberg: Defusing Derivatives

Matthew Leising | Published Nov. 12, 2013 [snipped] “They made bankers billions of dollars before helping to blow up the global economy in 2008, living up to Warren Buffett’s description of derivatives six years before as “weapons of financial mass destruction.” After the crash, regulators set to work to make them less dangerous, through changes that in the process… Continue Reading

Private For-Profit Institutions in Higher Education

Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “The private for-profit sector of higher education has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade, and its market share is at an all-time high. Given its growing importance, it is essential to understand the evolving role of this group of institutions in the higher education landscape. How has enrollment… Continue Reading

TIGTA – IRS Full Compliance With Trusted Internet Connection Requirements Is Progressing

Full Compliance With Trusted Internet Connection Requirements Is Progressing; However, Improvements Would Strengthen Security. September 17, 2013. Reference Number: 2013-20-107. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration “The Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative is one of the Administration’s three priorities to information improve cybersecurity and the security of Federal information systems. The TIC initiative aims to improve agencies’ security posture… Continue Reading