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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Principles for Reforming the U.S. Air Traffic Control System

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Transportation

Describes the plans of the Trump Administration to privatize the air traffic control system as part of the effort to the U.S. transportation infrastructure.  From the White House


Science and Engineering State Profiles

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

Provides access to state data on science and engineering personnel and finances including education, graduates, total R&D performance and more.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Technology Assessment: Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology

Provides an introduction to the IoT, describes what is known about current and emerging IoT technologies, and the implications of their use, especially dangers involving information security, safety, and privacy.  From the Government Accountability Office


S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Press release about bill introduced in Senate to require that federal agencies preserve public access to databases and datasets created with taxpayer funding.  From the office of Cory Gardner, U.S. Senator from Colorado


Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology

An evaluation of the merit of the National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) Program, which was launched by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to support the development of resources for teachers and learners in STEM fields of education.  From Rand Corporation

S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

Advanced Gene Editing: CRISPR-Cas9

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Discusses the nature, applications, and implications of a new gene editing technology.  Some experts assert that the current regime for regulating biotechnology products, the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology, may be inadequate to deal with this approach. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development Fiscal Years 2015-17

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers data on federal funds devoted to research and development purposes by agency, outlays, field of research, and performers. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Electricity: Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Uncategorized

New devices are allowing customers to generate, store, and manage electricity at their home or business.  This report describes key federal/state policies used to encourage the deployment of such technologies, the extent to which they are being deployed, and the benefits and challenges of such efforts.  From the Government Accountability Office


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