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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Darknet and Online Anonymity

Categories: Great Britain,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-488.pdf

Technologies that allow Internet users to be anonymous help citizens protect their security but also facilitate organized crime such as the Silk Road drug market.  This report discusses the challenge of preventing such crimes without compromising other uses of anonymity technology.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

2014 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014%20Notorious%20Markets%20List%20-%20Published_0.pdf

Lists online and physical marketplaces that engage in trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%20DOL%20Trade%20-%20Labor%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

Discusses the role the U.S. is playing in efforts to improve labor laws and working conditions with foreign trade partners.  Key countries include Guatemala, Jordan, Colombia, Bahrain, Haiti, and Burma.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

The President’s Trade Agenda 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Presidents-Trade-Agenda_2.pdf

Annual trade policy agenda which credits U.S. exports as a key contributor to the recovery of the American economy.  Describes the foreign trade policy objectives and priorities of the administration for 2015.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Science and Engineering State Profiles

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/states/

Provides access to data on science and engineering personnel, finances, and state rankings.  Virginia ranks first among states for federal R&D spending by the Department of Homeland Security.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Geotechnical Aspects in the Epicentral Region of the 2011 Mw5.8 Mineral Virginia Earthquake

Categories: Geology/Mining,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/509/151

Documents geological details of the August 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake to help assess current geoengineering practices in the region as well as the seismic performance of the region’s aging infrastructure.  Abstract only is available free.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Understanding Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Implications for Management and Restoration—The EasternShore

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1406/pdf/circ1406.pdf

The Eastern Shore only includes 7% of the Bay watershed  but contribute a disproportionate amount of nitrogen and phosphorus to Bay waters.  This report covers the importance of the Eastern Shore to the Bay, the major sources of nitrogen and phosphorus, and the management practices that would be most effective in mitigating the problem.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Small Innovative Company Growth: Barriers, Best Practices and Big Ideas: Lessons from the 3D Printing Industry

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/FINAL_Innovation_Report.pdf

Describes eleven key barriers to small innovative company growth.  From the U.S. Small Business Administration

 

 

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