The United States Government Internet Directory 2016


Author: Adam Jacobs

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 159888834X

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 7896

Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the "Deep Web" with content that does not surface or surface easily with even the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory navigates the maze of data and locates the materials that you seek. The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with The United States Government Internet Directory. The Directory: contains more than 1,800 Web site records, organized into 21 subject themed chapters includes topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more provides descriptions and URLs for each site describes sites to help you choose the proper resource notes the useful or unique aspects of the site lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site provides a roster of congressional members with member's Web sites lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies includes a one-page Quick Guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites identifies the major government Web sites related to the global recession and new government economic recovery programs

The United States Government Internet Directory, 2013


Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598886290

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 8459

Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's information online is massive and can be difficult to locate. The e-version of this book allows you to click on a link and go directly to each government site!

The United States Government Internet Directory 2018


Author: Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1598889974

Category: Computers

Page: 616

View: 6815

The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web.

The United States of Fear


Author: Tom Engelhardt

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461548

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 4129

With piercing wit and brutal insight, Tom Engelhardt tours the future ruins of the American empire.

Vital Statistics of the United States 2016

Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data


Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888552

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 7234

Vital Statistics of The United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies. Vital Statistics contains over 225 tables and is divided into 4 parts : Births, Mortality, Health, and Marriage and Divorce. Charts and graphs, available at applicable points in each chapter, illustrate some of the most vital trends in the data. In addition, updated definitions reflect the latest federal parameters for information about births, mortality, health, and marriages.

All the Facts

A History of Information in the United States Since 1870


Author: James W. Cortada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190460679

Category: Information resources

Page: 688

View: 7969

"A history of the role of information in the United States since 1870"--

Finding and Using U.S. Government Information

A Practical Guide for Librarians


Author: Bethany Latham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 5048

Finding and UsingU.S. Government Information: A Practical Guide will: Serve as a guide to the vast universe of government information, with a special focus on digital methods of delivery Provide librarians with the tools they need to understand how government information is produced, organized, located, and accessed for most effectual use For those new to the government information landscape and government information specialists alike, this volume will also offer an annotated listing by subject which can serve as a ready-reference tool for some of the most widely-useful government information resources While geared primarily towards reference and instruction librarians, acquisitions and collection development librarians may also find this book useful in making purchasing decisions in light of resources freely available from the US Federal Government

Sociopathic Society

A People's Sociology of the United States


Author: Charles Derber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317251725

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 5100

Charles Derber introduces and vividly explains the idea of a sociopathic society and why the idea has become necessary to understand today s world.Sociopathic society is rooted in governments and economies, not psychiatry. The book offers a new sociology of societies organized around antisocial values, which ultimately lead to societal and planetary self-destruction. Most of the sociopathic behaviors are perfectly legal and are perpetrated by governments, financial institutions, and corporate capitalism.Focusing on the United States, Derber connects the dots of Wall Street meltdown, guns and murder, uninhibited greed, the 1% and the 99%, a new crisis of unemployable surplus people, Hurricane Sandy and global warming, cheating scandals, and more including the war on democracy itself.Although the book brings together a breathtaking set of stories of a system run wild, it also offers hope, showing pathways for confronting and avoiding the many ways a society can commit sociocide. FEATURES OF THE BOOK"

Privacy on the Ground

Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe


Author: Kenneth A. Bamberger,Deirdre K. Mulligan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262331357

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 3865

Barely a week goes by without a new privacy revelation or scandal. Whether by hackers or spy agencies or social networks, violations of our personal information have shaken entire industries, corroded relations among nations, and bred distrust between democratic governments and their citizens. Polls reflect this concern, and show majorities for more, broader, and stricter regulation -- to put more laws "on the books." But there was scant evidence of how well tighter regulation actually worked "on the ground" in changing corporate (or government) behavior -- until now. This intensive five-nation study goes inside corporations to examine how the people charged with protecting privacy actually do their work, and what kinds of regulation effectively shape their behavior. And the research yields a surprising result. The countries with more ambiguous regulation -- Germany and the United States -- had the strongest corporate privacy management practices, despite very different cultural and legal environments. The more rule-bound countries -- like France and Spain -- trended instead toward compliance processes, not embedded privacy practices. At a crucial time, when Big Data and the Internet of Things are snowballing, Privacy on the Ground helpfully searches out the best practices by corporations, provides guidance to policymakers, and offers important lessons for everyone concerned with privacy, now and in the future.

Locating United States Government Information

A Guide to Sources. 2001 Internet supplement


Author: Edward Herman

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 9781575886831

Category: Reference

Page: 195

View: 5997

The main text of LOCATING UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTINFORMATION, SECOND EDITION, contains few Internet sitesbecause they change so often. This Supplement, therefore,contains hundreds of Internet sites and will be updatedperiodically as URL's change and more sites are created.LAST EDITION PUBLISHED. TITLE SUSPENDED.

United States Protocol

The Guide to Official Diplomatic Etiquette


Author: Mary French

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442203198

Category: Reference

Page: 445

View: 5970

guide to any official event --Book Jacket.

No Magic Bullet

A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880


Author: Allan M. Brandt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195042375

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 7804

This expanded edition of Brandt's analysis of the treatment of venereal diseases since the 1880s includes a new chapter on the recent AIDS epidemic.

United States of Jihad

Who Are America's Homegrown Terrorists, and How Do We Stop Them?


Author: Peter Bergen

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0804139555

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 7672

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more than eighty U.S. citizens have been charged with ISIS-related crimes. Others have acted on American soil, as with the attacks at Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, and in San Bernardino. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our efforts to track them? Paced like a detective story, United States of Jihad tells the entwined stories of the key actors on the American front. Among the perpetrators are Anwar al-Awlaki, the New Mexico-born radical cleric who became the first American citizen killed by a CIA drone and who mentored the Charlie Hebdo shooters; Samir Khan, whose Inspire webzine has rallied terrorists around the world, including the Tsarnaev brothers; and Omar Hammami, an Alabama native and hip hop fan who became a fixture in al Shabaab’s propaganda videos until fatally displeasing his superiors. Drawing on his extensive network of intelligence contacts, from the National Counterterrorism Center and the FBI to the NYPD, Peter Bergen also offers an inside look at the controversial tactics of the agencies tracking potential terrorists—from infiltrating mosques to massive surveillance; at the bias experienced by innocent observant Muslims at the hands of law enforcement; at the critics and defenders of U.S. policies on terrorism; and at how social media has revolutionized terrorism. Lucid and rigorously researched, United States of Jihad is an essential new analysis of the Americans who have embraced militant Islam both here and abroad. — Washington Post, Notable Non-Fiction Books in 2016

Innovative State


Author: Aneesh Chopra

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802121349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7122

Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change America, a movement arose around the idea that these same technologies could reshape and improve government. But the idea languished, and while the private sector innovated, our government stalled. The election of Barack Obama offered a new opportunity. In 2009, Aneesh Chopra was named the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Previously the Secretary of Technology for Virginia and managing director for a health care think tank, Chopra led the administration’s initiatives for a more open, tech-savvy government. In Innovative State, he draws on this experience and interviews with policy experts and tech insiders to offer an absorbing look at how government can establish a new paradigm for the internet era and allow us to tackle our most challenging problems, from economic development to veteran affairs.

Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change


Author: Rogelio S?enz,Maria Cristina Morales

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509500162

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 5526

As the major driver of U.S. demographic change, Latinos are reshaping key aspects of the social, economic, political, and cultural landscape of the country. In the process, Latinos are challenging the longstanding black/white paradigm that has been used as a lens to understand racial and ethnic matters in the United States. In this book, Sáenz and Morales provide one of the broadest sociological examinations of Latinos in the United States. The book focuses on the numerous diverse groups that constitute the Latino population and the role that the U.S. government has played in establishing immigration from Latin America to the United States. The book highlights the experiences of Latinos in a variety of domains including education, political engagement, work and economic life, family, religion, health and health care, crime and victimization, and mass media. To address these issues in each chapter the authors engage sociological perspectives, present data examining major trends for both native-born and immigrant populations, and engage readers in thinking about the major issues that Latinos are facing in each of these dimensions. The book clearly illustrates the diverse experiences of the array of Latino groups in the United States, with some of these groups succeeding socially and economically, while other groups continue to experience major social and economic challenges. The book concludes with a discussion of what the future holds for Latinos. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students, social scientists, and policymakers interested in Latinos and their place in contemporary society.

2016-2017 Directory of American Politics

The Definitive Guide to Political Organizations and Resources in the United States


Author: Arlander C. Brown

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1631440365

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 2208

The 2015–2016 edition of The Directory of American Politics is the most comprehensive listing of government and private political organizations yet published, with information on the offices of federal and state elected officials, interest groups, media outlets, Super PACs, and registered lobbyists—in short, an exhaustive listing of every significant organization and individual involved in the American political system. Each entry contains detailed contact information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Also included are selected email and Internet addresses, websites, descriptions of committee assignments, senior staff by name and responsibility, a listing of sponsored legislation, and more. Entries are categorized by state, including those for congressional office holders, and are indexed alphabetically and by subject on topics ranging from voting records to campaign finance. Each person listed in the directory is also indexed alphabetically.

Remembering John Hanson

A Biography of the First President of the Original United States Government


Author: Peter H. Michael

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615621074

Category: Statesmen

Page: 472

View: 4144

Winner of the 2013 eLit Silver Award in Biography for books published in 2012 Remembering John Hanson" re-illuminates the key Revolutionary War figure and Founding Father to whom George Washington reported when Hanson served as the first president of the original United States government. The first John Hanson biography in over seventy years and the best documentation ever on him, Remembering John Hanson" spells out Hanson s two nation-saving triumphs which kept the nation whole on the eve of independence and again as it struggled to form a government. Remembering John Hanson" tells the astounding and tragic story of the destruction of Hanson's tomb and the author's rediscovery of its site in researching the book. Also covered are current efforts to rekindle the nation's memory of Hanson and Internet myths that have arisen about him in recent years. The first comprehensive biography of "the most forgotten major figure in American history," reading this volume is enriching. Michael's narrative presents . . . a torrent of information in fine detail . . . a rich trove about a major historical figure. Kirkus Reviews " Some of the best information on Hanson I have ever seen. Edward Edelen, Founder, The John Hanson Institute " A must read book, extremely well written, easy to follow and well documented. The "go to" book for anyone reseaching John Hanson and his life. Mary Jo Pundt, John Hanson genealogist" This work represents the most comprehensive and - equally important - extensively documented exploration of the life and contributions of John Hanson. It provides the context and critical analysis to properly elevate Hanson to the pantheon of the fathers of our nation. Aldan Weinberg, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Communications Arts Program, Hood College " You contribute greatly to our understanding of Hanson, his times, and why he became largely forgotten. Remembering John Hanson is also clearly and engagingly written, with excellent illustrations. Ralph Levering, Hanson scholar and Professor of History, Davidson College " I have found your information to confirm my arguments why Hanson was the most significant first president of the United States. The story of John Hanson is much greater than previous authors have given credit to. John Cummings, John Hanson author"

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009


Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 8080

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Shadow Government

How the Secret Global Elite is Using Surveillance Against You


Author: Grant R. Jeffrey

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 1400074428

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 5747

In an age of security cameras, spy chips hidden in consumer products, and an ultra-secret global elite, Jeffrey reveals the biblical description of Satan's global conquest and identifies the tools of technology that the Antichrist will use to rule the world.

Neither Snow Nor Rain

A History of the United States Postal Service


Author: Devin Leonard

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802189970

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5142

“[The] book makes you care what happens to its main protagonist, the U.S. Postal Service itself. And, as such, it leaves you at the end in suspense” (USA Today). Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the United States Postal Service was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, and yet, it is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing. In Neither Snow nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness. Under Andrew Jackson, the post office was molded into a vast patronage machine, and by the 1870s, over seventy percent of federal employees were postal workers. As the country boomed, USPS aggressively developed new technology, from mobile post offices on railroads and airmail service to mechanical sorting machines and optical character readers. Neither Snow nor Rain is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system—and the country—to a halt in the 1970s. “Delectably readable . . . Leonard’s account offers surprises on almost every other page . . . [and] delivers both the triumphs and travails with clarity, wit and heart.” —Chicago Tribune