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Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to address the disproportionate and severe impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on communities of color and other underserved populations, it is hereby ordered as follows: COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force…There is… Continue Reading

Farewell Print Textbook Reserves: A COVID-19 Change to Embrace

Educase Review: “Along with interlibrary loans and book purchases on demand, a high-use and routinely expected service that academic libraries provide to faculty is the course reserves section. In anticipation of students who will be seeking course materials, instructors arrange with their library to acquire this vital educational content and make it available for short… Continue Reading

Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board

Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats – “It is the policy of my Administration to control coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by using a Government-wide, unified approach that includes: establishing a national COVID-19 testing and public health workforce strategy; working… Continue Reading

Gaps in Trump’s Pardons: How the Biden Administration Can Still Pursue Justice

Just Security – “Former President Donald Trump issued numerous pardons and commutations to friends, family and associates, as well as felons who engaged in heinous crimes involving war crimes, murder, political corruption, and civil rights violations. He seemed to revel in absolving corrupt politicians, corrupt law enforcement officers, and of course, anyone prosecuted by Robert… Continue Reading

Who Joe Biden picked to fill his Cabinet

Washington Post – “President-elect Joe Biden has made his selections for his incoming Cabinet and top White House positions. Cabinet positions — with the exception of the vice president and White House chief of staff — will require Senate approval, which may face significant delays. Biden promised to be “a president for all Americans” and… Continue Reading

21 Reasons for Hope in 2021

Fast Company: “We’re not out of the woods, not yet. One year after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S., more than 400,000 people have died and thousands of businesses have shuttered. On the political front, our democracy endured a months long campaign to subvert the presidential election, culminating in a violent… Continue Reading

Biden launches sweeping COVID-19 changes on first full day in White House

Reuters – “U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership…Biden will sign a series of executive orders related to the pandemic later on Thursday, including… Continue Reading

This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

Wired – “Faces of the Riot used open source software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos taken from the insurrection on January 6. When hackers exploited a bug in Parler to download all of the right-wing social media platform’s contents last week, they were surprised to find that many of… Continue Reading

In hidden message on WH website Biden calls for coders

Reuters: “The recently updated website for President Joe Biden’s White House carried an invitation for tech specialists savvy enough to find it. Hidden in the HTML code on www.whitehouse.gov was an invitation to join the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 16, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 16, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading