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New on LLRX – The Challenges of a Workplace Bring Your Own Device Policy

Via LLRX– The Challenges of a Workplace Bring Your Own Device Policy – John Hawthorne lays out the pros and cons of BYOD policies in the workplace as well as reviewing challenges that arise between employees and IT regarding securing operational data, the lack of clearly articulated and managed use of devices for non work… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Disconnect Between Knowledge Management and Counsel

Via LLRX – The Disconnect Between Knowledge Management and Counsel – Stacy Nykorchuk‘s article documents significant facets of determining organizational knowledge strategies, creating the appropriate architecture for the content, managing content creation by subject matter experts, aligning systems with objectives, understanding user, stakeholder and client feedback, and acknowledging associated risk based on work product. Continue Reading

DATA Act: As Reporting Deadline Nears, Challenges Remain That Will Affect Data Quality

DATA Act: As Reporting Deadline Nears, Challenges Remain That Will Affect Data Quality, GAO-17-496: Published: Apr 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2017. “Under the DATA Act, federal agencies must improve the federal spending data that are available to the public through the USASpending.gov website. We’ve reviewed the implementation of the DATA Act and found… Continue Reading

Index on Censorship

“This non-exhaustive study of threats to media freedom in the United States researched over 150 publicly reported incidents involving journalists. It uses the criteria developed for and employed by Mapping Media Freedom, Index on Censorship’s project launched in May 2014 that monitors the media landscape in 42 European and neighboring countries. This survey reviewed media… Continue Reading

Access and analyze health data from US 500 largest cities

“From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the CDC Foundation, comes the 500 Cities Project, an interactive map that allows researchers to quickly access and analyze health data from the 500 largest cities in the United States. Visitors can browse this information, which is… Continue Reading

New Study Reveals Average Income According to Age

New Study Reveals Average Income According to Age (Results Are Alarming) For many people and families, age-based earnings don’t match cost of living.  “As a worker (or anyone, really), you know having some immediate cash flow is a given. But if you’re serious about financial planning, it’s crucial to have an idea of how big… Continue Reading

New bill would preserve public access to public data online

Sunlight Foundation – “Today, Sunlight joins a diverse coalition of government transparency, data innovation, scientific groups and environment defense advocates in supporting new bipartisan bill in Congress to preserve public access to public data. The Preserving Data in Government Act speaks to a matter of of heightened public interest in the spring 2017, as open… Continue Reading

Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects

Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects, Maemura, Emily; Becker, Christoph; Milligan, Ian. Issue Date: 2016. Publisher: IEEE Citation: Emily Maemura, Christoph Becker, Ian Milligan. Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects. In: IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BIg Data 1026), December 2016, Washington, D.C. “Use of computational methods… Continue Reading

CRS – Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements

Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements, M. Angeles Villarreal, Specialist in International Trade and Finance, April 25, 2017. [via FAS] “Mexico has had a growing commitment to trade integration and liberalization through the formation of free trade agreements (FTAs) since the 1990s,and its trade policy is among the most open in the world. Mexico’s pursuit of FTAs… Continue Reading

2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Verizon: “Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). We sincerely thank you for once again taking time to dig into our InfoSec coddiwomple that has now culminated in a decade of nefarious deeds and malicious mayhem in the security world. 2016 was an extremely tumultuous year, both in the United… Continue Reading

NOAA – Extreme Sea Level Rise and the Stakes for America

Climate Central: “Should a newly published sea level rise scenario come to pass, hundreds of American landmarks, neighborhoods, towns and cities would be submerged this century, at least in the absence of engineering massive, costly and unprecedented defenses and relocating major infrastructure. Ocean waters would cover land currently home to more than 12 million Americans… Continue Reading

2017 World Press Freedom Index – tipping point

“The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms – especially in democracies…RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index highlights the danger of… Continue Reading