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November 17, 2014

20:01
“In this unique anniversary edition of the Quarterly, leading management thinkers tackle the management challenges of tomorrow. Leaders including author Tom Peters, former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner, eBay head of HR Beth Axelrod, and The Second Machine Age authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explore topics such as leadership, the future of the organization, machine learning, long-term capitalism, and […]
19:57
“Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. They say the upsides are enhanced health, convenience, productivity, safety, and more useful information for people/organizations. At KMWorld Confererence, Lee Rainie shared the latest findings from Pew Research about the internet and puts it into organizational context […]
19:48
“Innovation is a central driver of economic growth in the United States. Workers become more productive when they can make use of improved equipment and processes, and consumers benefit when new goods and services become available or when existing ones become better or cheaper—although the transition can be disruptive to established firms and workers as […]
19:47
The Risks to the Inflation Outlook, Vasco Cúrdia “Although inflation is currently low, some commentators fear that continued highly accommodative monetary policy may lead to a surge in inflation. However, projections that account for the different policy tools used by the Federal Reserve suggest that inflation will remain low in the near future. Moreover, the relative […]
19:35
Via POGO: “A federal audit has found problems with the State Department’s oversight of security at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan. The audit, issued November 3, showed that, years after the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and long after Washington policymakers pledged to bolster protection for diplomats in danger zones, the State […]
19:31
“To reach the State Dept Press Office today please call the Press Office main number at 202.647.2492. Or e-mail statedeptpressduty@gmail.com.” Via The Atlantic: “The State Department confirmed on Monday that hackers breached its unclassified email system. The White House, the Postal Service, and NOAA have also been compromised in recent weeks.”
18:29
FINANCIAL AUDIT: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements, GAO-15-146R: Published: Nov 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2014. FINANCIAL AUDIT: Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements, GAO-15-147R: Published: Nov 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2014. FINANCIAL AUDIT: Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements, GAO-15-166R: Published: Nov 17, […]
18:12
“Members of the Safe Food Coalition wrote today to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to finalize a rule to label mechanically tenderized beef products by the end of the year. The Secretary must then send the rule to the Office of Management and Budget for final approval. The letter is available […]

November 16, 2014

12:39
“The 2008 financial crisis threw into sharp relief the issue of “too-big-to-fail” (TBTF)—the challenge posed by financial institutions that were bailed out on concerns that their failure would cause damage to the rest of the financial system and the overall economy. Since then, policymakers and regulators have wrestled with how to address this problem. The […]
12:34
Paper prepared for the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), October 2014. European Banking Union: An Immediate Tool for Euro Crisis Management and a Long-Term Project for the Single Market by Giulia Rosa Maria Cavallo. “After the adoption of a single monetary policy which commits the European Central Bank to maintaining the euro’s purchasing power and price stability in […]
12:30
“Events of the last year have increased many of the long-term uncertainties facing the global energy sector, says the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014). It warns against the risk that current events distract decision makers from recognising and tackling the longer-term signs of stress that are emerging in the energy system. In the […]
12:19
“Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community.”
12:17
BCBS Working Papers No 27, November 2014: “This Working Paper assesses the potential impact and implementation challenges of specific standards issued by the Basel Committee in the context of emerging market, developing and small economies. Additionally, it outlines practical steps that can be taken by authorities in these jurisdictions to implement global standards and enhance […]
12:09
Via LLRX.com – Guide To Privacy Resources 2015 – Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet that impact your email, smartphones, websites, hard drives, files and data. Sources include associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites and organizations that provide the latest technology and information to raise awareness […]
11:58
“The World Economic Forum’s Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015  features an analysis of the Top 10 trends which will preoccupy our experts for the next 12-18 months as well as the key challenges facing the world’s regions, an overview of global leadership and governance, and the emerging issues that will define our future.” Deepening income […]
11:19
“Information design is about understanding data. Whether you’re writing an article for your newspaper, showing the results of a campaign, introducing your academic research, illustrating your team’s performance metrics, or shedding light on civic issues, you need to know how to present your data so that other people can understand it. Regardless of what tools you use […]
10:41
SkyTruth, Oceana & Google Announce New Technology Initiative to Illuminate Global Fishing Activity: “SkyTruth, Oceana and Google announced Global Fishing Watch, a big data technology platform that leverages satellite data to create the first global view of commercial fishing. On November 14, 2014, a prototype was unveiled at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in […]

November 15, 2014

18:53
“Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations today announced that they have introduced legislation to improve American efforts to preserve cultural property around the world and cut off […]
18:38
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, New York Times: “The Pentagon will have to spend billions of dollars over the next five years to make emergency fixes to its nuclear weapons infrastructure, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel …announce[d] on Friday, after two separate Pentagon studies concluded that there are “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” according to senior […]
18:19
Via Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) – Executive Summary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report on the White House Incursion of September 19, 2014 Training: “Due to staffing shortfalls, USSS has not conducted regular training for Uniformed Division Officers. [...] the training did not prepare personnel for non-lethal force scenarios such as preventing a noncompliant individual […]