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February 25, 2014
“A comprehensive health and lifestyle analysis of people from a range of Hispanic/ Latino origins shows that this segment of the U.S. population is diverse, not only in ancestry, culture, and economic status, but also in the prevalence of several diseases, risk factors, and lifestyle habits. These health data are derived from the Hispanic Community Health […]The post NIH releases comprehensive new data outlining Hispanic/Latino health and habits appeared first on beSpacific.
“To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). These titles are joining the growing number of online resources that have been a vital part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) for over […]The post Introducing eBooks from the Federal Depository Library Program appeared first on beSpacific.
“As part of its engagement with the business community, the New York Fed’s Outreach Team surveys small firms twice a year about their financing and credit needs. Responses to the Small Business Credit Survey provide insight into the dynamics behind aggregate lending trends. The survey probes firms’ credit application decisions, strategies for obtaining credit or […]The post New York Fed – 2014 Small Business Credit Survey appeared first on beSpacific.
“The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced that results from the latest supervisory stress tests conducted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be released on Thursday, March 20, and the related results from the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or CCAR, will be released on Wednesday, March 26. […]The post Federal Reserve Board announces release dates for the latest supervisory stress tests results appeared first on beSpacific.
William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Remarks at the Tenth Asia-Pacific High Level Meeting on Banking Supervision, Auckland, New Zealand. “Today, I am going to talk about the challenges that face us in ensuring stability in the global financial system. While we have made considerable progress in strengthening the financial system—for example, large global […]The post Speech – Global Financial Stability – the Road Ahead appeared first on beSpacific.
“The U.S. Census Bureau updated its application programming interface today with monthly and quarterly economic indicators. The API allows more access and easier customization of data products. Developers could use the statistics available through the API to create a variety of apps and tools, such as ones that allow homebuyers to find the latest new residential construction statistics. […]The post Census Bureau Updates API with Economic Indicators appeared first on beSpacific.
CREDIT CARDS: Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined, GAO-14-225: Published: Feb 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2014. “Trends associated with college affinity card agreements include fewer agreements and cardholders and declining payments, according to data GAO analyzed from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the Bureau of Consumer […]The post New GAO Report on Credit Card Marketing to Students appeared first on beSpacific.
February 24, 2014
A Guide to U.S. Military Casualty Statistics: Operation New Dawn, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. Hannah Fischer, Information Research Specialist, February 19, 2014. “This report presents statistics regarding U.S. military casualties in the active Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF, Afghanistan), as well as operations that have ended: Operation New Dawn (OND, Iraq) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF, […]The post A Guide to U.S. Military Casualty Statistics appeared first on beSpacific.
“Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that for the first time, quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, a website that helps consumers search for information about hundreds of thousands of physicians and other health care professionals. The site helps consumers make informed choices about their care. “Patients and their families […]The post Quality Data Added to Physician Compare Website appeared first on beSpacific.
“A new analysis from the Consumer Federation of America identifies household digital devices as a leading driver of electricity consumption in U.S. and California households. The analysis, Electricity Consumption and Energy Savings Potential of Digital Devices: The Role of California Appliance Standards Leadership finds that demand for electricity from computers, monitors, notebooks, game consoles, routers and similar devices is […]The post Digital Devices Drive Electricity Demand for U.S. appeared first on beSpacific.
Agency calls upon American companies to help solve ‘big data’ problem, February 24, 2014: “Today, NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, announced a new effort to unleash the power of its data to foster innovation, create new industries and job opportunities, and spur economic growth. NOAA, through a Request for Information, is looking to the […]The post NOAA announces RFI to unleash power of ‘big data’ appeared first on beSpacific.
“The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced that it will soon begin publishing a semi-annual report with aggregate data and other information regarding banking applications. The report will be released in the second half of 2014 and include statistics on the length of time taken to process applications and notices, the number of approvals, denials, and […]The post Federal Reserve Board to begin publishing semi-annual report with aggregate data appeared first on beSpacific.
“As the costs of procurement and subsequent contract negotiations within the public sector continue to rise, it becomes critically important to examine ways to introduce reform and innovation rather than to simply accept the status quo. Since the increased costs have not lead to a commensurate increase in performance, delivery, or completion of projects, there […]The post Procurement Innovation Report appeared first on beSpacific.
“College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which […]The post College Affordability and Transparency Center – College Scorecard appeared first on beSpacific.
“In a video message released today, Attorney General Eric Holder called on Congress to create a strong, national standard for quickly alerting consumers whose information may be compromised by cyberattacks. This legislation would strengthen the Justice Department’s ability to combat crime, ensure individual privacy, and prevent identity theft, while also helping to bring cybercriminals to […]The post AG Holder Urges Congress to Create National Standard for Reporting Cyberattacks appeared first on beSpacific.
“Energy trade has long been a key component of overall U.S. trade flows. Recent developments in U.S. energy production, notably the rapid growth of tight oil and shale gas output, are leading to significant changes in the nation’s energy trade flows. Another important factor is consumption trends, which reflect both increased efficiency of vehicles and […]The post Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows appeared first on beSpacific.
FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY: Improved Transparency Could Help Efforts to Manage Agencies’ Maintenance and Repair Backlogs, GAO-14-188: Published: Jan 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2014. STRATEGIC SOURCING: Selected Agencies Should Develop Performance Measures on Inclusion of Small Businesses and OMB Should Improve Monitoring, GAO-14-126: Published: Jan 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2014.The post New GAO Reports – Federal Real Property, Strategic Sourcing appeared first on beSpacific.
February 23, 2014
Friedman, Henry L., Risk, Incentives, and the Desirability of Prudent Managers (February 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2399690 “I analyze a model in which the CFO oversees a reporting system that provides information useful for monitoring, decision-making, and contracting. The CFO’s actions influence the precision and bias of the performance metric, as well as the […]The post Risk, Incentives, and the Desirability of Prudent Managers appeared first on beSpacific.
Guardian: “Ray Kurzweil…believes that we can live for ever and that computers will gain what looks like a lot like consciousness in a little over a decade is now Google’s director of engineering. The announcement of this, last year, was extraordinary enough. To people who work with tech or who are interested in tech and who are […]The post Ray Kurzweil changing the landscape of Google with new focus on robotics appeared first on beSpacific.
Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, Number 260. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health. Interview Survey, 2012. Data from the National Health Interview Survey. February 2014. “This report provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. civilian non institutionalized population of adults. The other two reports in this set provide estimates of selected health measures for the U.S. […]The post Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012 appeared first on beSpacific.