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Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2016

“Each year, Federal agencies are required to conduct a Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and submit the findings to NARA. The goal of the self-assessments is to determine whether Federal agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. Agencies have until March 17, 2017 to submit their reports to NARA.  NARA is committed to continuing to work with Federal agencies to strengthen their records management programs so these scores improve. We look forward to working with Congress, OMB, and the Federal agencies to improve records management performance across the Federal Government. As of Fiscal Year 2017, the Records Management Oversight and Reporting Program will be issuing the RMSA Report as a consolidated report with the Senior Agency Officials for Records Management Annual Reports and the Federal Email Management Reports.”

Federal Agency Records Management 2016 Annual Report

Google – Updating our Transparency Report and electronic privacy laws

“Today, we are releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report concerning government requests for user data. This includes government requests for user data in criminal cases, as well as national security matters under U.S. law. Google fought for the right to publish this information in court and before Congress, and we continue to believe… Continue Reading

4 Part Series – It’s the end of the university as we know it

Quartz [Part 4 in the series of articles – digital transformation and the impact on higher education]: “Over the last several decades, the university library has become less vital, its books getting dusty with disuse, its edge-worn card system replaced by digital catalogs and powerful scanning machines that could put entire tomes online in minutes.… Continue Reading

Proliferation of diseases resistant to antibiotics poses deadly healthcare challenge

Wired: “…Last August, a woman in her 70s checked into a hospital in Reno, Nevada with a bacterial infection in her hip. The bug belonged to a class of particularly tenacious microbes known as carpabenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CREs. Except in addition to carpabenem, this bug was also resistant to tetracycline, and colistin, and every single… Continue Reading

Webrecorder – Create high-fidelity, interactive web archives of any web site you browse

“Webrecorder is both a tool to create high-fidelity, interactive web archives of any web site you browse and a platform to make those recordings accessible.” Continue Reading

Report – Phish For the Future

“This report describes “Phish For The Future,” an advanced persistent spearphishing campaign targeting digital civil liberties activists at Free Press and Fight For the Future. Between July 7th and August 8th of 2017 we observed almost 70 spearphishing attempts against employees of internet freedom NGOs Fight for the Future and Free Press, all coming from… Continue Reading

Report – Financial well-being in America

“This report provides a first-of-its-kind view into the state of financial well-being in America. It presents results from the National Financial Well-Being Survey, conducted in late 2016. The findings include the distribution of financial well-being scores for the overall adult population and for selected subgroups, which show that there is wide variation in how people feel… Continue Reading

Federal Courts Web Archive Launched by LC

“The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. The websites in this archive include those of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as federal appellate courts, trial courts,… Continue Reading

Federal Reserve – Survey of Consumer Finances – Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity

“The 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is the most recent survey conducted. Below are links to the bulletin article, historical bulletin tables, full public dataset, extract dataset, replicate weight files, and documentation. Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2013 to 2016: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances (PDF) Recent Trends in  : Evidence… Continue Reading

U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress

Via FAS – CRS report – U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress, September 19, 2017. “The overall U.S. role in the world since the end of World War II in 1945 (i.e., over the past 70 years) is generally described as one of global leadership and significant engagement in international affairs.… Continue Reading