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Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690910.pdf

Participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four areas: cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2015

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/doctoratework/2015/

Offers a list of statistical tables with details about doctorate recipients by field of study, employment characteristics, demographic characteristics, occupation, mean annual salary,  and more.  Includes social sciences and medical fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Patterns and Projections of High Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline Using a Common Impact Threshold

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt86_PaP_of_HTFlooding.pdf

Provides estimates for height and frequency of high tide flooding up to the beginning of the 22nd Century.  Cites Norfolk as one of the most vulnerable areas and predicts daily high tide flooding under an intermediate scenario by 2100.  From the National Ocean Service.

 

Border Security: Analysis of Vulnerabilities Identified by Frontline Agents

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/border-security_-analysis-of-vulnerabilities-identified-by-frontline-agents

Committee staff report analyzing information collected from frontline Customs and Border Protection agents on southwest border vulnerabilities and how to correct them.  Calls for better technology, more personnel, and improved equipment as highest priorities rather than a border wall.  From the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee minority staff.

 

Federally Funded R&D Centers Continue Increase to $19.2 Billion in R&D Spending in FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsf18301/nsf18301.pdf

Provides information on research and development spending at the 42 federally funded centers in the U.S. including total spending, sources of funding, and expenditures at specific centers.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/gradpostdoc/2016/

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Draft Interagency Report on Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://csrc.nist.gov/CSRC/media/Publications/nistir/8200/draft/documents/nistir8200-draft.pdf

Describes five IoT technology application areas and the status of international cybersecurity standards in these areas.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Full-Time Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Grow in 2016 Due to Increased Enrollment by Foreign Students on Temporary Visas

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsf18307/nsf18307.pdf

Finds that enrollment in graduate science and engineering courses continues to increase due to foreign student enrollments, while full-time graduate enrollment in such programs by U.S. citizens declined for the fifth consecutive year.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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