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This roundup began on January 4, 2018.
February 6, 2018 Colleges and Universities Raised $43.60 Billion in 2017 (via Council For Aid to Education)
6 pages; PDF. Includes Top 20 Institutions that Raised the Most.
February 2, 2018 How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries’ Economies (via OECD/ILO)
194 pages; PDF.
January 30, 2018 Department of Homeland Security 2017 Freedom of Information Act Report
37 pages; PDF.
Access to Information
Blockchain Technology Overview (via NIST; Draft)
59 pages; PDF.
Brand Finance Global 500 2018 (Annual Report on the World’s Most Valuable Brands)
Amazon.com Tops 2018 List. 17 pages; PDF)
Climate Science and Climate Risk: A Primer (via MIT)
Written by By Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel Professor of Atmospheric Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 17 pages; PDF.
A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats (via U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and U.S. Dept. of Commerce) ||| Request for Comment
Statistics: Prisoners in 2016 (via Bureau of Justice Statistics)
36 pages; PDF.
Dept. of Homeland Security
Colleges and Universities Raised $43.60 Billion in 2017 (via Council For Aid to Education)
6 pages; PDF. Includes List: “Top 20 Institutions that Raised the Most”
The U.S. accreditation system—which helps to ensure that schools provide students with a quality education—has some key strengths, according to many of the experts GAO convened in a roundtable on the issue, as well as what was reported in literature GAO reviewed and interviews it conducted. Specifically, experts said the structure of the accreditation system, which includes nongovernmental accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education (Education), allows for accreditor reviews that are tailored to various school types, from medical to cosmetology schools. Experts also said the use of peer review by academic faculty and administrators offers the relevant expertise to assess academic quality and provide schools with feedback for improvement.
2017 National 911 Progress Report
104 pages; PDF.
Issue Brief: Individual Retirement Account Balances, Contributions, Withdrawals, and Asset Allocation Longitudinal Results 2010–2015: The EBRI IRA Database (via Employee Benefit Research Institute)
32 pages; PDF.
HISTORICAL: Women in the Workplace: A Statistical Guide
Published in 1953 (Women’s Bureau/U.S. Department of Labor via FRASER)
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018 (via International Labour Organization)
82 pages; PDF.
See Also: Interactive Data Finder
See Also: Summary (4 pages; PDF)
Annual Energy Outlook 2018: With Predictions to 2050 (AEO2018) (via EIA)
74 pages; PDF.
Also available: PPT ||| Data Files ||| Interactive Table Viewer
Gender Equality in the Media Sector (via EU Parliament)
77 pages; PDF.
Asthma Mortality Among Persons Aged 15–64 Years, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 1999–2016 (via MMWR/CDC)
Cancer Facts & Figures 2018: Rate of Deaths From Cancer Continues Decline (via American Cancer Society)
- Report: Cancer Facts & Figures 2018 (78 pages; PDF)
- Report: Supplemental Data, Tables, Slides
- Interactive: Cancer Statistics Center
- Journal Article: “Cancer Statistics, 2018 (via CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinician)
- Additional Resources
U.S.: Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2016 (via Office of Immigration Statistics/DHS)
11 pages; PDF. ||| UPDATE January 26: LETTER About Report from Democratic Members of U.S. House of Representatives to Director of DHS and AG Sessions
New Intelligence Community Policy on Requests for Identities of U.S. Persons in Disseminated Intelligence Reports (Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
News Release ||| Full Text Policy Document (Redacted)
Top 20 Covered Stories on U.S. Network TV Evening Newscasts, 2017 (via Tyndall Report)
Also: Most Used Reporters, Reporters’ Use of Bureaus
2018 Special Operations Command Fact Book (SOC)
60 pages; PDF.
DOD Releases Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at Military Service Academies (via US DOD)
- Report Release Announcement
- Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (MSAs) for Academic Program Year (APY) 2016-2017
- Appendix A: DoD Assessment of the United States Military Academy
- Appendix B: DoD Assessment of the United States Naval Academy
- Appendix C: DoD Assessment of the United States Air Force Academy
- Appendix D: Statistical Data on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
- Appendix E: APY 16-17 Data Matrices and MSA Case Synopsis
- Appendix F: Acronym List
- OPA 2017 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups – Overview Report
- Previously Released Reports
Special Operations (U.S. Army Doctrine Publication)
28 pages; PDF. (January 2018; No. 3-05)
Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (via U.S. DOD)
14 pages; PDF.
Reports For Specific Metros
The High Toll of Traffic Injuries : Unacceptable and Preventable (via The World Bank)
104 pages; PDF. ||| See Also: Over 1.25 Million People are Killed on the Road Each Year (via World Bank Data Blog)
Statistics: Pocket Guide to Transportation 2018 Now Available From Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
69 pages; PDF. NOTE: New and improved app for iOS and Android also available.
U.S. Department of Defense
Director, Operational Test and Evaluation FY 2017 Annual Report
394 pages; PDF.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs Opioid Prescribing Data
Searchable Data Table and Interactive map.
Reward Work, Not Wealth (via Oxfam)
76 pages; PDF.
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