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Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at the U.S. Geological Survey: Scholarly Publications and Digital Data

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http://www.usgs.gov/quality_integrity/open_access/downloads/USGS-PublicAccessPlan-APPROVED.pdf

Another public access plan from a federal agency. USGS stipulates that all research funded by the federal government should be available free-of-charge (open access) no longer than 12 months after publication and metadata should be available upon publication for adequate cataloging. From the Geological Survey

 

Cybersecurity National Action Plan Factsheet

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/09/fact-sheet-cybersecurity-national-action-plan

Establishes a long-term strategy to enhance U.S. cybersecurity awareness and protections, while protecting privacy. Creates a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to oversee U.S. efforts, a $3.1 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund to enable the modernizing of legacy IT equipment, and an emphasis on multi-factor authentication to protect online personal information. From the White House.

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/SASC_Unclassified_2016_ATA_SFR_FINAL.pdf

Presents the U.S. Intelligence Community’s 2016 assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Covers regional and global threats, including cyber and technology, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, outer space, transnational organized crime, economics, and natural resources. From the Director of National Intelligence.