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Report in Response to America COMPETES Act: SEC. 7022

Description: This report is written in response to the America COMPETES Act request that the NSF Director report on the NSF broader impact merit review criterion. This report includes background on the NSF implementation of the broader impact criterion and responds to each of the five specific requests made in the COMPETES Act Sec 7022.
Date: 2008
Creator: National Science Foundation (U.S.)

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research: Appendix, Volume 1

Description: Second part of an appendix to accompany a report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research: "This Appendix contains (in two volumes) the full text of the papers that were prepared to assist the Commission in its consideration of the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of research involving human subjects" (title page). This volume has three sections: III. Boundaries Between Research and Practice, IV. Risk/Benefit Criteria, and V. Informed Consent
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research: Appendix, Volume 1

Description: First part of an appendix to accompany a report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research: "This Appendix contains (in two volumes) the full text of the papers that were prepared to assist the Commission in its consideration of the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of research involving human subjects" (title page). This volume has two sections: I. Preliminary Papers Prepared for the Commission and II. Basic Ethical Principles Relating to Research Involving Human Subjects.
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research

Description: Report describing the conclusions of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research regarding ethics in research. It is broken into three main sections: A. Boundaries Between Practice and Research, B. Basic Ethical Principles (Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice), and C. Applications (Informed Consent, Assessment of Risks and Benefits, and Selection of Subjects).
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

Monograph on Terrorist Financing: Staff Report to the Commission

Description: Report compiled on terrorist financing, intended to inform the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) during their investigations. It includes broad information about issues that affect terrorist financing and the extent to which U.S. strategy addresses lessons learned by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It also outlines further actions that could be taken to detect, investigate, deter, and disrupt funding for terrorist groups.
Date: 2004
Creator: Roth, John; Greenburg, Douglas & Wille, Serena

9/11 and Terrorist Travel: Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Description: Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) describing research into the events of September 11, 2001. It contains the Commission's findings based on the thousands of document and hundreds of interviews collected during the course of the investigations.
Date: August 21, 2004
Creator: Eldridge, Thomas R.; Ginsburg, Susan; Hempel, Walter T., II; Kephart, Janice L. & Moore, Kelly

Debates over Exchange Rates: Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides information on current debates over exchange rates in the global economy. It offers an overview of how exchange rates work; analyzes specific disagreements and debates; and examines existing frameworks for potentially addressing currency disputes. It also lays out some policy options available to Congress.
Date: June 22, 2018
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M.

Intelligence Community Spending: Trends and Issues

Description: This report examines Intelligence Community (IC) funding over the past several decades, with an emphasis on the period from 2007-2019--the period in which total National Intelligence Program (NIP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP) spending dollars have been publicly disclosed on an annual basis. Intelligence-related spending (such as the Homeland Security Intelligence Program) that does not fall within the NIP and MIP is outside the scope of this report.
Date: June 18, 2018
Creator: DeVine, Michael E.

Legislative Actions to Modify the Affordable Care Act in the 111th-115th Congresses

Description: This report summarizes legislative actions taken during the 111th-115th Congresses to modify the health care-related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Since enactment of the ACA and HCERA, lawmakers have repeatedly debated the laws' implementation and considered bills to repeal, defund, or otherwise amend them.
Date: June 27, 2018
Creator: Mach, Annie L. & Kinzer, Janet

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

Description: This report discusses the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which is a presidential advisory body consisting of nine cabinet members, two ex officio members, and other members appointed by the President to oversee direct investments by foreign countries in the United States. It discusses the basics of the committee's operations and laws governing their conduct and power, presidential blocks of investment, previous reforms to the original law governing the committee and its actions and current propositions in Congress to further amend the laws regarding the committe.
Date: June 27, 2018
Creator: Jackson, James K.

U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations During President Trump's First Year in Office: Comparative Analysis with Recent Presidents

Description: This report provides statistics related to the nomination and confirmation of U.S. circuit and district court nominees during the first year of the Trump presidency, as well as during the first year of each of his three immediate predecessors: Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Date: May 2, 2018
Creator: McMillion, Barry J.

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program

Description: This report provides an overview of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, including how areas are designated as part of a HIDTA, and program coordination and funding. It also examines issues that policymakers may consider as they debate the future of the program: whether the county is still an appropriate unit of inclusion, whether the criteria remain adequate, whether the program is effective, whether its tangential effects can be measured, whether the current bounds on funds are still appropriate, and which federal entity may be best suited to administer the program.
Date: May 3, 2018
Creator: Finklea, Kristin