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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2009
 Month: September
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress

Cybersecurity: Current Legislation, Executive Branch Initiatives, and Options for Congress

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: Theohary, Catherine A. & Rollins, John
Description: This report identifies cybersecurity policy issues that have been proposed for priority consideration. The report lists and synopsizes current legislation that has been developed to address various aspects of the cybersecurity problem. It then lists the current status of the legislation and compares legislation with existing executive branch initiatives. Finally, analysis of information contained in executive branch initiatives and congressional legislation is used to further highlight related considerations for Congress.
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The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Guinea's 2008 Military Coup and Relations with the United States

Guinea's 2008 Military Coup and Relations with the United States

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: Arieff, Alexis & Cook, Nicolas
Description: This report analyzes developments since the military's seizure of power in December 2008, Guinea's relations with the United States, and U.S. policy in the wake of the coup. It also provides background on Guinean history and politics.
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Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy

Illegal Drug Trade in Africa: Trends and U.S. Policy

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: Wyler, Liana Sun & Cook, Nicolas
Description: This report discusses the rise in illicit drug trafficking in Africa, the U.S. policy response, and implications for U.S. interests.
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report discusses the Navy's plans regarding the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The LCS is a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular "plug-and-fight" mission packages. The Navy wants to field a force of 55 LCSs.
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Proposed Import Restrictions on Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs)

Proposed Import Restrictions on Milk Protein Concentrates (MPCs)

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: Shields, Dennis A. & Hanrahan, Charles E.
Description: Low farm milk prices and declining dairy sector income in 2009 have renewed congressional interest in imposing new import barriers on milk protein concentrates (MPCs), which generally include casein, the main protein found in milk, and caseinates, a soluble form of casein. This report examines proposed import restrictions and potential trade policy implications.
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Somalia: Current Conditions and Prospects for a Lasting Peace

Somalia: Current Conditions and Prospects for a Lasting Peace

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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South Korea: Its Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Outlook

South Korea: Its Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Outlook

Date: September 30, 2009
Creator: Konishi, Weston S.
Description: This report covers the background and current state of the relationship of the United States with the Republic of Korea (ROK, formerly South Korea), including economic and trade issues, North Korea, naval, and military events. It is a general overview of the current state of relations with South Korea.
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The Department of Defense's Use of Private Security Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress

The Department of Defense's Use of Private Security Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: Schwartz, Moshe
Description: This report examines current private security contractor (PSC) trends in Iraq and Afghanistan, steps Department of Defense (DOD) has taken to improve oversight and management, and the extent to which DOD has incorporated the role of security contractors into its doctrine and strategy. It also reviews steps Congress has taken to exercise oversight over the use of PSCs and includes options for Congress.
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The Department of Defense’s Use of Private Security Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress

The Department of Defense’s Use of Private Security Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 110th Congress

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 110th Congress

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: Sissine, Fred; Cunningham, Lynn J. & Gurevitz, Mark
Description: This report reviews the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 110th Congress. Most action in the second session is focused on the FY2009 budget request and legislation that would extend or modify selected renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.
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The European Parliament

The European Parliament

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Description: This report discusses the construction and history of the European Parliament (EP), its role in functions of the European Union as well as internationally, various international supports and criticisms of the EP, and the EP's ties with the U.S. Congress.
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Status

Iran's Nuclear Program: Status

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: Kerr, Paul K.
Description: This report looks at the background of Iran's nuclear policy. It covers the current status of Iran's nuclear facilities, and current controversy surrounding them, as well as the effects of international sanctions on Iran, recent sabotages on the Iran Enrichment Program, an estimated timeline of Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities, and whether or not Iran even has a nuclear weapons program.
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Sending Mail to Members of the Armed Forces at Reduced or Free Postage: An Overview

Sending Mail to Members of the Armed Forces at Reduced or Free Postage: An Overview

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: Kosar, Kevin R.
Description: This report discusses proposed legislation to establish a free-mail-to-troops postage benefit. Various bills introduced in Congress would provide members of the Armed Forces serving overseas with free-postage vouchers every month. Recipients of these vouchers would be able to transfer them to family members or other persons in the United States, who then could use the vouchers to mail a letter or package to the troops postage-free.
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Summary and Analysis of S. 1462: American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009, As Reported

Summary and Analysis of S. 1462: American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009, As Reported

Date: September 29, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Date: September 28, 2009
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: This report analyzes war funding for the Defense Department and tracks funding for USAID and VA Medical funding.
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Emergency Communications: The Future of 911

Emergency Communications: The Future of 911

Date: September 28, 2009
Creator: Moore, Linda K.
Description: This report discusses possible paths toward the modernization of the 911 emergency response system's infrastructure.
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Membership of the 111th Congress: A Profile

Membership of the 111th Congress: A Profile

Date: September 28, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Date: September 28, 2009
Creator: Kerr, Paul K. & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Description: This report discusses Pakistan's efforts to produce fissile material and other issues related to nuclear proliferation and improving its nuclear arsenal. It also discusses the steps Pakistan has taken to increase international confidence in its nuclear security. However, continued instability in Pakistan has caused some to question the effectiveness of its nuclear security reforms.
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Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006: A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces

Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006: A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces

Date: September 28, 2009
Creator: Serafino, Nina M.
Description: This report provides background on Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the Secretary of Defense with authority to train and equip foreign military forces and foreign maritime security forces.
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The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States

The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States

Date: September 25, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The European Union: Questions and Answers

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Date: September 25, 2009
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership between 27 sovereign member states. The report describes the formation of the EU, the three main institutions of the EU, and the EU's relationship with the United States.
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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: September 25, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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