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Daily Archives: July 28, 2022

How do you organize your books? 9 authors share their favorite shelves.

Washington Post –  “I asked nine writers to share a photo of a favorite bookshelf (or what social media might refer to as a “shelfie”), explain the organizing principle (if there is one) and tell me a bit about what’s on that shelf. Here’s what they said. Shelfies by Elin Hilderbrand, Diana Gabaldon, Garrett Graff, Vanessa Riley, Emma Straub, Hernan Diaz, Jennifer Weiner, Chris Bohjalian and Christopher Buckley.”

Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act Scorecard 2022

The FITARA 14 Scorecard was released on July 28, 2022 – This “scorecard grades federal agencies based on their performance of FITARA-related reform and improvement activities and serves as a tool for Congress, chief information officers, agency heads, and outside stakeholders to better understand how agencies across the government are managing and securing their information… Continue Reading

Justice Department investigating data breach of federal court system

Politico: “House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told fellow lawmakers that “three hostile foreign actors” attacked the U.S. Courts’ document filing system as part of a breach in early 2020 causing a “system security failure.” The comments — at a committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department’s National Security Division — were the… Continue Reading

After 50 years pioneering satellite imagery, NASA’s Landsat is ready for 50 more

TechCrunch: “NASA’s Landsat satellites have consistently made history in Earth observation since the project’s first launch in 1972, with this year marking 50 years of innovation and science. Its influence may surprise you, as will its continued relevance in the face of a fast-growing commercial imaging satellite sector. Landsat may be a familiar name to… Continue Reading

A centuries-old horse tooth holds clues to the mystery of the Chincoteague ponies

Popular Science: “The 1947 children’s novel Misty of Chincoteague opens with a dramatic account of a small herd of horses escaping from the wreck of a colonial-era Spanish galleon. According to local folk stories, these same hardy animals thrived on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, which lie off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia. … Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Accountability of Public Administration

Bignami, Francesca, Artificial Intelligence Accountability of Public Administration (June 1, 2022). The American Journal of Comparative Law,, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2022-37, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2022-37, Available at SSRN: “This article canvasses the use and regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in US administrative agencies. It is… Continue Reading

Critical Thinking: An Essential Skill for Law Students, Lawyers, Law Professors, and Judges

Fruehwald, Edwin S., Critical Thinking: An Essential Skill for Law Students, Lawyers, Law Professors, and Judges (July 16, 2022). Kindle Direct Publishing 2022, Available at SSRN: “Critical thinking is essential for law students, lawyers, law professors, and judges. Yet law schools have never systematically taught critical thinking to their students. The main purpose of… Continue Reading