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Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/02/legislation-email-alerts-on-congress-gov/

Announces new service of email alerts for legislation introduced by a member of Congress, for activity of a particular bill, or for new issues of the Congressional Record.  From Congress.gov and the Library of Congress

 

Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/SB%20Profiles%202014-15_0.pdf

Provides a snapshot of small business in each state and territory including number of small businesses, number of jobs created, small business exports, and the leading small business industries in each state.  From the Small Business Administration

 

Chairman Wheeler Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-wheeler-proposes-new-rules-protecting-open-internet

Fact sheet on the FCC chairman’s proposal to promote an Open Internet by revising existing rules and treating broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

2015 Broadband Progress Report and Notice of Inquiry on Immediate Action to Accelerate Deployment

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0204/FCC-15-10A1.pdf

Concludes that broadband is not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion and that a digital divide persists between urban and non-urban parts of the country.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

International Broadband Data Report: Fourth Report

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0205/DA-15-132A1.pdf

Compares the state of broadband deployment in the U.S. and the country’s broadband speeds/prices with the international community.  Finds the U.S. continues to lag behind a number of other developed countries in broadband metrics.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Key Diplomat’s Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner Workings of U.S. Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Weather/Disasters

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB500/

Excerpts from the notebook of the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda during the period of genocide plus a collection of 41 documents illustrating the diplomatic maneuvering at the time.  From the National Security Archive

 

After the Paris Attacks: Implications for the Transatlantic Security Debate

Categories: Homeland Security,NATO,Terrorism

http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/downloads.php?icode=434

Attempts to describe the main pattern behind the January 2015 Paris attacks by Jihadist terrorists and the strategic lessons to be learned.  Offers recommendations for a transatlantic strategy against jihadi terrorism.  From the NATO Defense College)

 

FALQs: Vaccination Law in the United States

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/02/falqs-vaccination-law-in-the-united-states/

Discusses and provides links to information about vaccination laws at the federal and state levels.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

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