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July 14, 2016

Via CityLab: “From northern Maine to the tip of Florida, the East Coast of the United States stretches 3,000 miles. It’s a diverse, expansive route, cutting through wooded hills and rocky coastlines before hitting the sun-drenched beaches of the South. And all of it can be traveled by bicycle. The East Coast Greenway Alliance has […]
David Leonard and Bailey Nelson – Successful Predictive Analytics Demand a Data-Driven Workplace, July 14, 2016. The global data push is stronger than ever Data-driven companies are more productive and profitable Leaders need to develop and sustain a data-driven culture The data movement is growing exponentially, not only regarding the sheer quantity of data but […]
NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY CENTER – OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.  2015 Annual Report on Security Clearance Determinations, Unclassified. June 28, 2016. “This 2015 annual security clearance determinations report provides the current state of government security clearances. The report is divided into two sections, Security Clearance Volume for the Entire Federal Government and […]
“The Global Commission on Internet Governance was established in January 2014 to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance. The project conducts and supports independent research on Internet-related dimensions of global public policy.” “Half of the world’s population now uses the Internet to connect, communicate and interact. But basic access […]
Working Paper 2016-05: Michael Carr and Emily Wiemers – Washington Center for Equitable Growth, The decline in lifetime earnings mobility in the U.S.: Evidence from survey-linked administrative data, May 3, 2016 “There is a sizable literature that examines whether intergenerational mobility has declined as inequality has increased. This literature is motivated by a desire to […]
“Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today queried Facebook and Instagram about addressing the sale of guns on their services. Earlier this year, both Facebook and Instagram announced that gun sales would be banned on the social media platforms but reports and reviews show users are still able to pursue unregulated gun sales. In November 2013, […]

July 13, 2016

News release, Consumer Federation of America – “Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Thirty-three consumer […]
Via Google Public Policy Blog: “The internet continues to be a boon for creators, their communities, and the content industry. At Google, we are committed to helping these industries flourish online. Today, Google’s services provide content for people all around the world and generate significant revenue for rightsholders. YouTube alone has now generated over $2 […]
Ali Alichi, IMF Western Hemisphere Department July 12, 2016 “U.S. growth resilient, forecast at 2.2 percent this year, 2.5 percent in 2017 Addressing long-term structural problems key to ensure continued solid growth U.S needs to lower public debt While the U.S. economy is doing well, continued solid growth hinges on addressing long-term issues of falling […]
Because every human should take into consideration the importance of a choosing a compatible companion animal – Behavioral Ecology of Captive Species: Using Bibliographic Information to Assess Pet Suitability of Mammal Species – Front. Vet. Sci., 20 May 2016. “Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many […]
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Processes Used to Prepare the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements, GAO-16-621: Published: Jul 13, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2016. “During its audit of the fiscal year 2015 consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), GAO identified control deficiencies in the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) and […]
Via FAS – Expansion of Foreign Intelligence Service HQ (SVR; Former KGB First Main Directorate) Yasenevo, Moscow, Russia 55.584 N, 37.517 E Between 2007 and 2016 Version of 2016-07-13 – a photo essay. See also via meduza – This is what losing your newsroom looks like in Russia.The reporters at ‘RBC’ meet their new bosses […]
TIME: “Carla Hayden made history on Wednesday (July 13, 2016) as the Senate voted to approve her nomination as Librarian of Congress, making her both the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. Hayden was first nominated by President Obama in February, and the Senate Rules Committee approved her nomination in […]
Washington University in St. Louis: “The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1791 and 2015 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose […]

July 12, 2016

Via Center for Research Libraries (CRL) – “The ICON database is the most comprehensive source of information about significant newspaper collections in print, digital and micro formats. The large and growing database is designed to inform library decisions on the development, management and preservation of newspaper collections. Current statistics: 47,222,880 issues from 171,518 publications dating […]
“This Visualizing Health Policy infographic (no fee) provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States and 2 demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults and gay and bisexual men. In 2014, 4 in 10 black adults, and more than half of gay […]
“European Commission Implementing Decision of 12.7.2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Text with EEA relevance) THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Directive 95/46/EC of […]
Economic Policy Institute, By Lawrence Mishel and Jessica Schieder,  July 12, 2016: “What this report finds: In 2015, CEOs in America’s largest firms made an average of $15.5 million in compensation, which is 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker. While the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio is down from 302-to-1 in 2014, it […]
Improper Payments: CFO Act Agencies Need to Improve Efforts to Address Compliance Issues, GAO-16-554: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2016. “For fiscal year 2014, 15 of the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act (CFO Act) agency inspectors general (IG) determined that their agencies did not comply with criteria in the Improper Payments Elimination […]
“Thirty percent of consumers globally have experienced card fraud in the past five years, according to new global benchmark data from ACI Worldwide and Aite Group. The global fraud study of more than 6,000 consumers across 20 countries revealed that, compared to ACI’s 2014 benchmark study, card fraud rates—unauthorized activity on three types of payment […]