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Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

American Journal of Public Health opens research archives on gun violence

“In response to the student movement against gun violence, the American Public Health Association has opened access to all of the published research, commentaries, and essays on public health and firearms. that have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health.”

Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017 – House Report

115TH Congress Report – House of Representatives 2d Session Report 115–512. Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017 “H.R. 3737, The Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017 requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide pertinent data on the current and potential use of social media for clearance investigation… Continue Reading

CRS – Banking Policy Issues in the 115th Congress

Banking Policy Issues in the 115th Congress, David W. Perkins, Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy. March 7, 2018. “The financial crisis and the ensuing legislative and regulatory responses greatly affected the banking industry. Many new regulations—mandated or authorized by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203) or promulgated under the authority of… Continue Reading

CRS updated repot – U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues. Amy F. Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy. March 6, 2018. “…At the present time, the U.S. land-based ballistic missile force (ICBMs) consists of 400 land-based Minuteman III ICBMs, each deployed with one warhead, spread among a total of 450 operational launchers. This force is consistent with… Continue Reading

CBO Warns Bipartisan Bank Bill Heightens Risk of Financial Crisis

The Intercept: “The Congressional Budget Office confirmed on Monday [March 5, 2018] that bank lobbyists had successfully altered language of the so-called Citigroup carve-out, potentially allowing mega-banks Citi and JPMorgan Chase to add leverage and put more debt-fueled risk on their balance sheets. CBO gave Citi and JPMorgan a 50 percent chance of convincing regulators… Continue Reading

Taming the Data for Better BI

Campus Technology – David Raths – The secret to successful business intelligence is data governance and a metadata repository that connects data to standardized definitions across the campus. [h/t Pete Weiss] “In 2015, the University of Washington began work on its own repository called the Knowledge Navigator, which is designed to give context to the… Continue Reading

International Women’s Day – Every day, we are grateful and mindful of those in whose steps we walk

Calling out one day each year to honor a huge group of people, in each town and city in every country around the world, may be a paradigm ready for amendment.  We know of countless women whose work, intellect, courage, artistry, faith, inventions, creations, characters, lyrics, poems, speeches, ground breaking achievements, and the list goes… Continue Reading

Paper – The spread of true and false news online

The spread of true and false news online. Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, Sinan Aral. Science 09 Mar 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6380, pp. 1146-1151 DOI: 10.1126/science.aap9559 “Lies spread faster than the truth – “There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how… Continue Reading

Agencies Struggling to Respond to FOIA Requests for Email

National Security Archive audit results: One in Three Agencies Have Yet to Acknowledge 11-Month-Old FOIA Request; Three Years After Clinton Case Brought Government Email to National Attention, Agencies Still Behind the Curve; FOIA Offices Demand Unnecessary Information to Conduct Simple Email Searches without Consulting IT Departments. “Two out of five federal agencies claimed that they… Continue Reading