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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A “Kill Chain” Analysis of the 2013 Target Data Breach

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&File_id=24d3c229-4f2f-405d-b8db-a3a67f183883

 

Presents an explanation of how the Target breach of security occurred and how Target missed a number of opportunities to stop the attackers and prevent the massive theft of personal and financial information of 110 million Target customers.  From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

 

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Rear Visiblity

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/FMVSS-111_Rear_Visibility_Final_Rule.pdf

Final regulation on expanding the required field of view for all cars, trucks, buses, and other low-speed vehicles to prevent backover accidents involving vulnerable populations such as small children.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0102/twps0102.pdf

Evaluates how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census.  A working paper of the Census Bureau.

 

Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Introducing a Public Advocate

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43260.pdf

Examines the proposal that the supersecret FISA court include a public advocate who would represent the civil liberties interests of the general public and challenge the government’s applications for foreign surveillance.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Marijuana: Medical and Retail: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Guns,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43435.pdf

Provides a current review of state and federal laws regarding the sale of marijuana for medical or retail purposes, the consequences of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, and Justice Department memoranda relating to marijuana. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Trend in Long-Term Unemployment and Characteristics of Workers Unemployed for Two Years or More

Categories: Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41559.pdf

Focuses on the unprecedented length of time that workers have been unemployed as a result of the recession that began in 2008.  This report reviews the trend of long-term unemployment and the characteristics of the long-term unemployed.  Also examines the controversy over whether to reauthorize the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program which ceased in December 2013.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Nuclear Energy,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43433.pdf

Describes the provisions of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, signed by the two countries in December 2013, and the issues of potential controversy when Congress reviews the treaty including nonproliferation and human rights. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Climate Change 2013: Summary for Policy Makers

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/report/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf

Describes a range of likely outcomes and effects of climate change to enable policy makers to set priorities in combatting those effects.  From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

 

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