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Earl Gregg Swem Library

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Conversion to Mass-Based Emission Targets

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

Discusses alternative ways that states could meet federal rules on limiting carbon-dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units by 2030.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

In view of frequent cyberattacks on government and private web sites, experts have urged greater public-private cooperation and sharing of cyber-threat intelligence.  This report examines various legal issues that confront such information  sharing, such as privacy and tort laws and intellectual property concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Latest annual report on how well the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is doing in carrying out its major projects and reducing acquisition risk.  From the Government Accountability Office


Presidential Memorandum: Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption ….

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Presidential directive that executive branch agencies identify funds, programs, and regulatory actions that could enhance broadband access to an estimated 50 million Americans who currently lack such access.  From the White House


Tuberculosis Trends, United States, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on the number and incidence of TB cases among U.S. and foreign-born persons from 2000 to 2014.  Also provides race/ethnicity characteristics among U.S. cases for 2013 and 2014.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention