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The Latest from the Government Publishing Office

By Scott West

Roesch Library, which will celebrate 50 years in the Federal Depository Library Program in 2019, receives new releases from the Government Publishing Office all year round. Some highlights from the past few weeks:

China in Africa: the New Colonialism?

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Held March 7, 2018, the hearing analyzes Chinese activity in sub-Saharan Africa. More specifically, it looks at the motivations behind Chinese involvement as well as the impact on African nations.

  • Call number: Y 4.F 76/1:115-117
  • Format: Print and online

Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety of American Athletes

Hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. It primarily looks at sexual abuse, performance-enhancing drugs, and concussions in American sport.

  • Call number: Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG.115-218
  • Format: Print and online

Empty Threat or Serious Danger: Assessing North Korea’s Risk to the Homeland

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The purpose is to investigate North Korean threats to homeland security and identify options to mitigate those risks.

  • Call number: Y 4.H 75: 115-33
  • Format: Print and online

Forging a Total Force: The Evolution of the Guard and Reserve

Written by retired Air Force Reserve Col. Forrest L. Marion and retired Marine Corps Reserve Col. Jon T. Hoffman for the Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, this work analyzes and records the contributions of the National Guard and Reserves from their beginnings in 1790 through the current day.

  • Call number: D 1.2:G 93
  • Format: Print and online

The Legacy of Belleau Wood: 100 Years of Making Marines and Winning Battles

Paul Westermeyer edited this anthology of materials related to the history of the Marine Corps since World War I.

  • Call number: D 214.511:M 33
  • Format: Print and online

Mass Migration in Europe: Assimilation, Integration and Security

Hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. It focuses on migration in Europe, its history, the current reality, the consequences of migration and what those consequences mean to the transatlantic relationship.

  • Call number: Y 4.F 76/1:115-123
  • Format: Print and online

New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the 18th McMullen Naval History Symposium

Edited by Lori Lyn Bogle and James C. Renfrow. This is a pretty extensive collection of papers from the 2013 symposium held at the U.S. Naval Academy.

  • Call number: D 208.210:N 22/2013
  • Format: Print

Open Hearing on Worldwide Threats

Hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The purpose is to provide an open forum for discussing the range of threats to the United States. The traditional focus on North Korea, Russia, and Iran is complicated by strategic threats posed by non-state actors in the cyber arena and the danger of transnational terrorists.

  • Call number: Y 4.IN 8/19:S.HRG.115-205
  • Format: Print and online

Open Hearing: Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Election

Hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This hearing includes testimony from the General Counsels for Facebook, Twitter and Google.

  • Call number: Y 4.IN 8/19:S.HRG.115-232
  • Format: Print and online

Outdoor Recreation: Vast Impact of the Great Outdoors

Hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. It provides an analysis of the economic activity generated by outdoor recreation across the country that can be quantified and incorporated into an annual federal assessment of the national economy.

  • Call number: Y 4. C 73/8: 115-27
  • Format: Print and online

U.S. Policy toward a Turbulent Middle East

Hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In this discussion/explication of U.S. policy toward threats posed in the Middle East, participants devote particular attention to information on Syria and Iran.

  • Call number: Y 4.F 76/1: 115-124
  • Format: Print and online

Virtual Currency: Financial Innovation and National Security Implications

Hearing before the House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. This hearing confronts questions such as: Does the creation of a currency that is completely decentralized from a governmental structure, administered through peer-to-peer sharing, present a new threat to the safety and soundness of banks and to national security? What, if any, regulatory structure exists around these emergency forms of currency and technology? Does the notion of peer-to-peer sharing provide an increased veil of secrecy that could be exploited by terrorists and illicit actors?

  • Call number: Y 4.F 49/20: 115-22
  • Format: Print and online

— Scott West is an information resources specialist in Roesch Library.

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