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April 23, 2014

“Illegal and unreported catches represented 20–32% by weight of wild-caught seafood imported to the USA in 2011, as determined from robust estimates, including uncertainty, of illegal and unreported fishing activities in the source countries. These illegal imports are valued at between $1.3 and $2.1 billion, out of a total of $16.5 billion for the 2.3 […] The post Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA appeared first on beSpacific.
“eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers: A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download […] The post New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loans appeared first on beSpacific.
Google Official Blog: “If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop. We’ve gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to […] The post Go back in time with Street View appeared first on beSpacific.
The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read by Sharon Lin and Jeffrey Heer “Artists and designers regularly use semantically resonant colors in their work. And in the research we conducted with Julie Fortuna, Chinmay Kulkarni, and Maureen Stone, we found they can be remarkably important to data visualization.” The post Research Focuses on effective use of color in data visualization appeared first on beSpacific.
Kaiser Family Foundation: “This month’s Visualizing Health Policy infographic shows global health funding’s share of the US federal budget, the flattening of US funds for global health during the 21st century, where US dollars for global health are spent, the major areas receiving US global health funding, and how the US public overestimates the percentage of the […] The post Visualizing Health Policy: A Snapshot of US Global Health Funding appeared first on beSpacific.
“Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the 272 NUTS 2 regions of the EU28 in 2013, with the lowest rates recorded in the regions of Oberbayern in Germany (2.6%), Freiburg in Germany and Salzburg in Austria (both 2.9%), Tübingen in Germany and Tirol in Austria (both 3.0%), while the highest rates were registered in five Spanish  regions: Andalucía (36.3%), Ceuta (35.6%), Melilla (34.4%), Canarias (34.1%) and Extremadura (33.7%). Among the regions, 49 had an unemployment rate of […] The post Unemployment in the EU28 regions in 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
“Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, requires that senior agency officials for privacy and civil liberties assess the privacy and civil liberties impacts of the activities their respective departments and agencies have undertaken to implement the Executive Order, and to publish their assessments annually in a report compiled by the DHS Privacy Office and Office for […] The post Executive Order 13636 Privacy and Civil Liberties Assessment Report 2014 appeared first on beSpacific.
“EFF recently filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) concerning Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FAA), one of the key statutes under which the government claims it can conduct mass surveillance of innocent people’s communications and records from inside the US. EFF maintains that the government’s activities under Section 702 that we know […] The post EFF Outlines Key Issues With Mass Surveillance to Government Oversight Board appeared first on beSpacific.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas, GAO-14-409: Published: Apr 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2014. WARFIGHTER SUPPORT: DOD Policy and Implementation Plan for Reconstitution of Forces, GAO-14-530R: Published: Apr 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2014. The post New GAO Reports – Telecommunications, Warfighter Support appeared first on beSpacific.
“Global flows have been a common thread in economic growth for centuries, since the days of the Silk Road, through the mercantilist and colonial periods and the Industrial Revolution. But today, the movement of goods, services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an […] The post McKinsey – Global flows in a digital age appeared first on beSpacific.

April 22, 2014

Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 14-093. Available at SSRN:  or “Research on learning has primarily focused […] The post Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance appeared first on beSpacific.
Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped 1,200-to-1; recently released proxy disclosures reveal that the ratio remained above 1,000-to-1 in 2013.” The post How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy appeared first on beSpacific.
Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same techniques simply won’t cut it. Not only would the dominant incident characteristics drown out the subtleties of the less frequent varieties, but we cannot […] The post Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report appeared first on beSpacific.
“The CFPB received more than 2,300 private student loan complaints and more than 1,300 debt collection complaints related to student loans between October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014.  This mid-year update discusses specific co-signer issues reported by borrowers. Approximately 90% of private student loans were co-signed in 2011. Many private student lenders advertise an option to release a […] The post CFPB – Mid-year update on student loan complaints appeared first on beSpacific.
News release: “All of us at the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) are delighted that the New York Times (NYT) chose to launch their exciting new venture — The Upshot — with an extensive report, Losing the Lead, based on the LIS data. The Upshot, led by Pulitzer Prize winning economics journalist David Leonhardt, premiered today. The NYT report includes additional information about the data and a note […] The post NYT – Data Reveals American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest appeared first on beSpacific.
“…AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch today. According to its data, U.S. CEOs – the highest paid in the world – pocketed, on average, $11.7 million in 2013 compared to the average worker who earned $35,293. That means CEOs were paid 331 times that of the average worker. Many of the CEOs highlighted […] The post AFL-CIO 2014 Executive PayWatch appeared first on beSpacific.
“In October 2013, 65.9 percent of 2013 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2013 were over twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking for work–74.2 percent compared with 34.1 percent. Information on school enrollment and […] The post College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2013 High School Graduates appeared first on beSpacific.
Key findings - Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012. NCHS Data Brief, Number 146, April 2014 Use of nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements (17.9%) was greater than any other complementary health approach used by U.S. adults in 2012. The use of practitioner-based chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation was nearly twice as high in the West North Central region […] The post Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults appeared first on beSpacific.
“A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population Estimates webpage.” The post Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: Department of Defense’s Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Air Force’s B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization Program, GAO-14-522R: Published: Apr 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2014. VA CONSTRUCTION: VA’s Actions to Address Cost Increases at Denver and Other Major Medical-Facility Projects, GAO-14-548T: Published: Apr 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2014. The post New GAO Reports – National Defense, VA Construction appeared first on beSpacific.