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Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

CRS – Resolutions to Censure the President: Procedure and History

Resolutions to Censure the President: Procedure and History, February 1, 2018.

“Censure is a reprimand adopted by one or both chambers of Congress against a Member of Congress, President, federal judge, or other government official. While Member censure is a disciplinary measure that is sanctioned by the Constitution (Article 1, Section 5), non-Member censure is not. Rather, it is a formal expression or “sense of” one or both houses of Congress. As such, censure resolutions targeting non-Members use a variety of statements to highlight conduct deemed by the resolutions’ sponsors to be inappropriate or unauthorized. Resolutions that attempt to censure the President for abuse of power, ethics violations, or other behavior, are usually simple resolutions. These resolutions are not privileged for consideration in the House or Senate. They are, instead,considered under the regular parliamentary mechanisms used to process “sense of” legislation…”

Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2018 Survey

This posting [snipped] is authored by Ron Friedmann, Prism Legal: “I report here on the 2018 Knowledge Management (KM) Summit survey results. The Summit is a meeting of senior knowledge management professionals from large US, UK, Canadian, and Australian law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram, and I organize the meeting. To prepare for it, we… Continue Reading

Cliff Notes for Managing the Data Science Function

William Vorhies – Data Science Central: “There are an increasing number of larger companies that have truly embraced advanced analytics and deploy fairly large numbers of data scientists.  Many of these same companies are the one’s beginning to ask about using AI.  Here are some observations and tips on the problems and opportunities associated with… Continue Reading

Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24996. “TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited, draft version of Research Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility,… Continue Reading

PinMe: Tracking a Smartphone User around the World

PinMe: Tracking a Smartphone User around the World. Arsalan Mosenia, Xiaoliang Dai, Prateek Mittal, Niraj Jha (Submitted on 5 Feb 2018). arXiv:1802.01468 [cs.CR] “With the pervasive use of smartphones that sense, collect, and process valuable information about the environment, ensuring location privacy has become one of the most important concerns in the modern age. A… Continue Reading

Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving

“OCLC Research established the Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (WAM) to develop recommendations for descriptive metadata. Their approach is tailored to the unique characteristics of archived websites, with an eye to helping institutions improve the consistency and efficiency of their metadata practices in this emerging area. The result of this collaboration is three publications that… Continue Reading

Decoding DNA of California’s giant redwoods to Redwoods

Washington Post – As threats to California’s giant redwoods grow, the key to their salvation might be in their complex genetic code. “As California’s climate changes to one of extremes and humans continue to harvest, the only coast redwoods on the planet are in peril. The challenge to preserving them is here, in forests like… Continue Reading

The Internet of Things – When your home spies on your every move

Gizmodo – The House That Spied on Me: “Thanks to the Internet of Things, I could live in my very own tech-mediated Downton Abbey. That’s the appeal of smart homes for most people, and why they are supposed to be a $27 billion market by 2021. But that wasn’t my primary motivation. The reason I… Continue Reading

36 indicted in global cybercrime ring that stole $530M

DOJ: “A federal indictment was unsealed today charging 36 individuals for their alleged roles in the Infraud Organization, an Internet-based cybercriminal enterprise engaged in the large-scale acquisition, sale, and dissemination of stolen identities, compromised debit and credit cards, personally identifiable information, financial and banking information, computer malware, and other contraband. Following the return of a… Continue Reading