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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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.

 

Adoption of Certified Electronic Health Record Systems and Electronic Information Sharing in Physician Offices: United States, 2013 and 2014.

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db236.pdf

Reports that 74% of office-based physicians had certified electronic health record systems in 2014, up from 67.5% in 2013. Also provides information on the sharing of patient health information by physicians with certified EHR systems. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages: Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/copyrightwhitepaper.pdf

Offers recommendations on amending the Copyright Act to provide courts with more guidance and greater flexibility in awarding statutory damages and calls for Congress to create a small claims tribunal with caps on damage awards. From the Internet Policy Task Force of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/big-data-tool-inclusion-or-exclusion-understanding-issues/160106big-data-rpt.pdf

Examines benefits that “big data” can offer business firms, especially in providing services to underserved populations, and possible risks in worsening disparities or discrimination. Includes a section on Considerations for Companies in Using Big Data. From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Measuring Fixed Broadband Report 2015: A Report on Consumer Fixed Broadband Performance in the United States

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/measuring-broadband-america/measuring-broadband-america-2015

Provides the most recent data collected from Internet Service Providers on their broadband performance. The 2015 report introduces regional service reviews. From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions With Respect to Mobile Wireless, Including Commercial Mobile Services

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db1223/DA-15-1487A1.pdf

Annual report to Congress and the American people on the state of competition in mobile services in the U.S. as mobile wireless becomes one of the most important sectors in the national economy. Includes sections on investments, network coverage, quality of service, and trends. From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Driver Electronic Device Use in 2014

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812197.pdf

Provides statistics on the prevalence of drivers’ use of handheld electronic devices and text messaging.   Also covers cell phone use. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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