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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/812333_CybersecurityForModernVehicles.pdf

Offers nonbinding guidance to automakers on how to protect motor vehicles from malicious cyber-attacks and unauthorized access.  From the Department of Transportation

 

Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Urban Issues

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/Family-Options-Study-Full-Report.pdf

Presents results of a lengthy study on the most cost-effective ways to house and serve homeless families.  Tracks 2,200 families and concludes that a long-term subsidy, usually a Housing Choice voucher, led to the best outcomes for reducing homelessness.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program … Final Regulations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2016/bd-unofficialfinalregs-102716.pdf

Full text of the final regulations (927 pages) designed to protect student loan borrowers and define situations where borrowers qualify for loan forgiveness due to institutional misconduct.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-regulations-protect-students-and-taxpayers-predatory-institutions

Press release summarizing the objectives of new rules designed to protect students and clarify the process for loan forgiveness in cases of institutional misconduct.  Includes a link to a summary of the key provisions.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Performance of the Defense Acquisition System: 2016 Annual Report

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Statistics

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Performance-of-Defense-Acquisition-System-2016.pdf

Includes background material on spending levels and trends, analyzes performance outcomes from various perspectives, discusses factors behind cost growth, and concludes with information about contract bid-protest rates and trends in improving contractor audits.  From the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

 

State Variation in Electronic Sharing of Information in Physician Offices: United States, 2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db261.pdf

Describes the extent to which physicians’ offices are equipped with health record systems that allow them to electronically send, receive, and search for patient information.  By 2015 approximately 78% of physician offices had a certified EHR system.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18-64, by Poverty Level: United States, 2013-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db262.pdf

Tracks the effect of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in the U.S.  The percentage of adults who were poor and uninsured decreased from 40% to 26%, the near-poor from 39% to 24%, and the not-poor from 12% to 8%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan

Categories: Govt Finance,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/microsites/ostp/NSTC/national_ai_rd_strategic_plan.pdf

Lays out a plan to identify scientific and technological needs in AI, track the progress and maximize the impact of AI research investments, and establish ethical, legal, social, and technical priorities for federal investment.  From the National Science and Technology Council and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

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