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Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Statement for the Record

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

http://intelligence.senate.gov/130312/clapper.pdf

Testimony of James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, in March of 2013 about the changing nature of threats to U.S. security.  Focuses on the threat posed by cyber warfare.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

 

FCC Takes Action to Ensure Reliability of Calls to 911 During Times of Emergency

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet,Weather/Disasters

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0320/DOC-319689A1.pdf

Press release announcing federal action to revise regulations relating to best practices in network design to sustain service during emergencies such as the 2012 derecho storm in Washington DC.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Financial Condition of Depository Banks

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43002.pdf

Discusses how to evaluate the financial condition of banks by examining profitability and lending activity levels. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Categories: Arab,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42999.pdf

Reviews the purpose of UNESCO, the history of friction which led the U.S. to withdraw from 1984-2003, the reform efforts that caused it to return, and recent concern over membership for Palestine which led the U.S. to withhold contributions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Supporting Criminal Justice System Reform in Mexico: The U.S. Role

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43001.pdf

Provides an overview of Mexico’s historic 2008 judicial reforms and an assessment of how these reforms have been implemented at the state and federal levels.  Also analyzes U.S. support for judicial reform efforts in Mexico.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: China,Civil/Human Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43000.pdf

Examines human rights issues in China including ongoing rights abuses, legal reforms, and the development of civil society.  Reviews events of the past year and the array of policy tools available to U.S. officials to influence legal and social change in China.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Guns,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43004.pdf

Identifies 78 public mass shootings in the U.S. since 1983.  Identifies the nature of such events—public places, random victims, no political ideology or criminal goal—and discusses policy challenges in three areas: law enforcement, public health, and education. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Census Flows Mapper

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

http://flowsmapper.geo.census.gov/flowsmapper/flowsmapper.html

A web mapping application that provides users with an interface to view, save, and print county-to-county migration flows maps of the United. States.  From the Census Bureau

 

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