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-03/01/13   The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Overview and Considerations for Congress  [270 Kb]
-04/30/09   The 2009 H1N1 "Swine Flu" Outbreak: An Overview
-05/04/09   The 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Outbreak: Selected Legal Issues
-05/26/09   The 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) "Swine Flu" Outbreak: U.S. Responses to Global Human Cases
-11/16/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview
-09/10/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview
-08/06/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview
-06/12/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview
-10/29/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: Selected Legal Issues
-06/23/09   The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: U.S. Responses to Global Human Cases
-07/03/12   ACA: A Brief Overview of the Law, Implementation, and Legal Challenges  [210 Kb]
-07/02/14   Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate  [332 Kb]
-06/12/14   Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate  [331 Kb]
-06/01/09   Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate
-02/16/07   The Advanced Technology Program -- Updated
-04/23/08   AIDS Funding for Federal Government Programs: FY1981-FY2009  [120 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/21/04   AIDS Funding for Federal Government Programs: FY1981-FY2005 -- Updated
-02/02/08   AIDS in Africa  [183 Kb]  -- Updated
-11/24/06   AIDS in Africa -- Updated
-03/01/04   AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC): Problems, Responses, and Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-01/03/08   Avian Flu Pandemic: Potential Impact of Trade Disruptions  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/29/07   Avian Infuenza in Poultry and Wild Birds -- Updated
-05/14/04   Avian Influenza: Multiple Strains Cause Different Effects Worldwide -- Updated
-06/12/02   Background and Legal Issues Related to Stem Cell Research Updated.
-05/04/09   Banking and Financial Infrastructure Continuity: Pandemic Flu, Terrorism, and Other Challenges
-12/08/06   The Bayh-Dole Act: Selected Issues in Patent Policy and the Commercialization of Technology -- Updated
-11/08/05   Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease") in North America: A Chronology of Selected Events -- Updated
-11/05/09   Broadband Infrastructure Programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
-03/20/09   Broadband Infrastructure Programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
-03/19/09   Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs
-08/03/05   Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues -- Updated
-12/08/05   BSE ("Mad Cow Disease"): A Brief Overview -- NEW!
-04/07/10   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001- FY2011  [297 Kb]
-08/21/09   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2010
-07/13/12   China, Internet Freedom, and U.S. Policy  [351 Kb]
-03/10/09   Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative: Legal Authorities and Policy Considerations
-04/16/04   Computer Security: A Summary of Selected Federal Laws, Executive Orders, and Presidential Directives -- NEW!
-04/05/05   Copyright Protection of Digital Television: The "Broadcast Flag" -- NEW!
-05/13/08   Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods  [83 Kb]  -- Updated
-11/08/05   Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods -- Updated
-02/28/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [622 Kb]
-04/26/12   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [478 Kb]
-03/14/12   Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues  [434 Kb]
-08/04/09   Detection of Nuclear Weapons and Materials: Science, Technologies, Observations
-08/12/05   The Digital TV Transition: A Brief Overview -- Updated
-01/14/10   Earthquake: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research
-08/08/14   Ebola: 2014 Outbreak in West Africa - CRS In Focus  [243 Kb]
-04/14/09   Electric Power Transmission: Background and Policy Issues
-06/12/09   Employment-Based Health Coverage and Health Reform: Selected Legal Considerations
-02/19/09   The Evolving Broadband Infrastructure: Expansion, Applications, and Regulation
-05/21/02   Fair Use of the Internet NEW!
-03/11/09   Fairness Doctrine: History and Constituional Issues
-01/21/09   A Federal Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration: Options and Issues for Consideration
-11/18/13   The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape  [296 Kb]
-02/21/12   Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape  [258 Kb]
-02/21/08   FDA Fast Track and Priority Review Programs  [78 Kb]  -- NEW!
-11/26/12   The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer  [310 Kb]
-02/07/07   The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer -- NEW!
-10/10/06   Federal Research and Development Funding:FY2007 -- Updated
-06/02/99   Food Biotechnology in the United States: Science, Regulation, and Issues -- Updated
-10/07/10   Food Safety in the 111th Congress: H.R. 2749 and S.510  [829 Kb]
-02/10/11   Food Safety Issues for the 112th Congress  [222 Kb]
-02/04/05   Food Safety Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-10/05/10   Food Safety on the Farm: Federal Programs and Legislative Action  [268 Kb]
-05/27/08   Food Safety Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill - NEW!
-02/05/07   Foreign Countries' Response to the Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Current Status -- NEW!
-03/23/10   Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force  [290 Kb]
-07/23/08   Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force  [203 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/14/10   The Future of NASA: Space Policy Issues Facing Congress
-07/09/08   The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)  [143 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/10/12   Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs  [1097 Kb]
-05/03/11   The Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria  [1589 Kb]
-11/03/05   The Global Fund and PEPFAR in U.S. International AIDS Policy -- NEW!
-05/15/12   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Issues for Congress and U.S. Contributions from FY2001 to FY2013  [415 Kb]
-07/01/11   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Issues for Congress and U.S. Contributions from FY2001 to the FY2012 Request  [370 Kb]
-04/14/08   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Progress Report and Issues for Congress  [184 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/03/11   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: U.S. Contributions and Issues for Congress  [374 Kb]
-08/03/10   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: U.S. Contributions and Issues for Congress  [374 Kb]
-07/08/08   Global Health: Appropriations to USAID Programs from FY2001 through FY2008  [91 Kb]  -- NEW!
-12/28/05   The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing a Fair Use Under Copyright Law? -- NEW!
-07/06/09   The Google Library Project: Is Digitization for Purposes of Online Indexing Fair Use Under Copyright Law?
-07/09/12   Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers  [288 Kb]
-07/29/09   Health Care Reform: An Introduction
-06/30/09   Health Care Reform: An Introduction
-04/14/09   Health Care Reform: An Introduction
-09/25/13   Health Insurance Exchanges: Health Insurance "Navigators" and In-Person Assistance  [430 Kb]
-03/17/09   Health Insurance: A Primer
-02/25/10   Health Reform and the 111th Congress  [306 Kb]
-12/30/04   HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2005 -- Updated
-01/28/04   HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2002-FY2004 -- Updated
-06/14/02   HIV/AIDS International Programs: FY2003 Request and FY2002 Spending Updated.
-03/25/02   HIV/AIDS International Programs: FY2002 Request and FY2002 Spending
-01/24/03   HIV/AIDS International Programs: FY2002 Spending and FY2003 Outlook Updated.
-04/30/08   HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Central America  [110 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/18/12   How FDA Approves Drugs and Regulates Their Safety and Effectiveness  [376 Kb]
-02/25/02   Human Cloning NEW!
-03/16/05   Identity Theft: The Internet Connection -- NEW!
-01/12/09   The Impact of Food Insecurity and Hunger on Global Health: Issues for Congress
-07/02/12   Individual Mandate and Related Information Requirements Under ACA  [310 Kb]
-02/23/10   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy  [176 Kb]
-11/05/09   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy
-08/25/08   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy  [148 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/19/07   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy -- Updated
-04/01/05   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy -- Updated
-08/25/08   International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding  [167 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/14/08   International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding  [151 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/29/04   Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting Its Use and Growth -- Updated
-06/10/14   Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues  [437 Kb]
-09/22/05   Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues -- Updated
-11/13/13   Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress  [510 Kb]
-01/02/13   Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress  [402 Kb]
-05/21/02   Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation Updated.
-03/02/05   The Iran Nonproliferation Act and the International Space Station: Issues and Options -- NEW!
-03/12/01   Mad Cow Disease: Agriculture Issues
-10/26/09   Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws
-06/30/09   The Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A Comparative Analysis
-02/04/09   The Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A Comparative Analysis
-09/03/08   The Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A Comparative Analysis  [111 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/13/12   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [294 Kb]
-06/02/10   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [195 Kb]
-03/12/10   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [191 Kb]
-01/04/10   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer
-05/20/08   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [119 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/15/08   Nanotechnology and U.S. competitiveness: Issues and Options  [193 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/01/05   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's FY2006 Budget Request: Description, Analysis, and Issues for Congress -- Updated
-04/17/03   NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress Updated.
-06/02/05   NASA's Space Shuttle Program: Issues for Congress Related to the Columbia Tragedy and "Return to Flight" -- Updated
-03/19/09   Net Neutrality: Background and Issues
-11/10/09   Noncitizen Eligibility and Verification Issues in the Health Care Reform Legislation
-11/02/09   Noncitizen Eligibility and Verification Issues in the Health Care Reform Legislation
-02/06/09   Nuclear Waste Disposal: Alternatives to Yucca Mountain
-06/18/13   The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation  [626 Kb]
-07/25/12   The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation  [468 Kb]
-11/03/05   Organic Agriculture in the U.S.: Program and Policy Issues -- Updated
-04/27/08   Oversight of Dual-Use Biological Research: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity  [130 Kb]  -- Updated
-11/10/05   Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts -- NEW!
-01/29/09   PEPFAR Reauthorization: Key Policy Debates and Changes to U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Programs and Funding
-10/10/12   The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Funding Issues After a Decade of Implementation, FY2004-FY2013  [466 Kb]
-09/27/13   The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Programs: A Description of Permanent and Expiring Authorities  [425 Kb]
-11/26/12   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress  [677 Kb]
-06/03/09   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress
-04/21/09   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress
-02/06/09   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-12/24/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-11/10/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-10/30/09   Private Health Insurance Provisions of H.R. 3962
-07/27/09   Private Health Insurance Provisions of H.R. 3200
-11/16/09   Private Health Insurance Provisions of S. 1796, America's Healthy Future Act of 2009
-03/08/07   Project BioShield: Appropriations, Acquisitions, and Policy Implementation Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-07/07/10   Project BioShield: Authorities, Appropriations, Acquisitions, and Issues for Congress  [231 Kb]
-06/23/10   Project BioShield: Authorities, Appropriations, Acquisitions, and Issues for Congress  [229 Kb]
-01/22/10   Project BioShield: Authorities, Appropriations, Acquisitions, and Issues for Congress
-05/04/09   Project BioShield: Purposes and Authorities
-04/23/13   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [288 Kb]
-10/23/12   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [285 Kb]
-08/30/12   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [272 Kb]
-05/26/11   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [174 Kb]
-12/13/05   Protecting New Orleans: From Hurricane Barriers to Floodwalls -- NEW!
-02/25/09   Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response: Issues in the 111th Congress
-04/06/12   Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis  [452 Kb]
-04/17/13   Ricin: Technical Background and Potential Role in Terrorism  [204 Kb]
-06/04/09   The Role of the Department of Defense During a Flu Pandemic
-08/31/10   The Role of Trade Secrets in Innovation Policy  [194 Kb]
-08/05/14   Safe at Home? Letting Ebola-Stricken Americans Return - CRS Insights  [195 Kb]
-12/27/13   Science and Technology Issues in the 113th Congress  [469 Kb]
-06/20/13   Science and Technology Issues in the 113th Congress  [439 Kb]
-05/27/09   Science and Technology Policymaking: A Primer
-04/18/08   Science and Technology Policymaking: A Primer  [455 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/28/05   Science and Technology Policy: Issues for the 109th Congress -- NEW!
-06/29/09   Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress
-02/03/09   Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress
-05/22/08   Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress  [111 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/06/11   Social Media and Disasters: Current Uses, Future Options, and Policy Considerations  [241 Kb]
-02/03/10   Social Networking and Constituent Communications: Member Use of Twitter During a Two-Month Period in the 111th Congress
-12/10/04   Space Exploration: Overview of President Bush's "Vision for Space Exploration," and Key Issues for Congress -- Updated
-02/03/03   Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports Updated.
-02/03/03   Space Stations Updated.
-01/07/11   Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress  [321 Kb]
-07/01/10   Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress  [330 Kb]
-06/21/10   Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress  [328 Kb]
-02/03/10   Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress  [325 Kb]
-12/09/09   Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress
-04/14/09   State Health Reform Strategies
-04/28/09   Stem Cell Research: Ethical Issues
-06/14/10   The Technology Innovation Program  [119 Kb]
-06/29/09   The Technology Innovation Program
-03/02/09   The Technology Innovation Program
-11/05/09   Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development
-03/02/09   Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development
-08/25/08   Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development  [144 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/01/05   Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development -- Updated
-05/01/08   Tuberculosis: International Efforts and Issues for Congress  [265 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/30/11   USAID Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2012 Request  [381 Kb]
-02/02/09   U.S. Civilian Space Policy Priorities: Reflections 50 Years After Sputnik
-06/20/08   U.S. Civilian Space Policy Priorities: Reflections 50 Years After Sputnik  [380 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/21/13   U.S. Global Health Assistance: Background and Issues for the 113th Congress  [984 Kb]
-09/08/10   U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology  [347 Kb]
-04/05/10   U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology  [347 Kb]
-03/06/07   U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Spending: FY2004-FY2008 -- Updated
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts  [399 Kb]
-02/22/11   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts  [336 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts  [349 Kb]
-02/22/11   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts  [265 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts  [437 Kb]
-01/05/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts  [927 Kb]
-02/22/11   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts  [599 Kb]
-05/06/13   The U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Recent, Current, and Projected Employment, Wages, and Unemployment  [642 Kb]
-02/28/05   U.S. Space Programs: Civilian, Military, and Commercial -- Updated
-11/24/08   The World Bank's Clean Technology Fund (CTF)