Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in the Department of Defense’s Support Costs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53168-dodsupportcosts.pdf

Funding for support functions consumes more of the defense budget today than it did in the 1980s.  Largest increases were attributed to health care, communications infrastructure, the science/technology program, and DoD management.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2015

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-37.pdf

Provides a picture of current computer use and access to broadband Internet in the U.S.  Overall 62% of American households had access to “high connectivity,” meaning a desktop or laptop, a tablet or smartphone, and a broadband subscription.  Also describes access by demographic characteristics and geography and charts computer/Internet use historically from 1984.    From the Census Bureau

 

Elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/18/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense

Presidential directive that elevates the Pentagon’s offensive cyber-force to a 10th unified command level, on a par with other main combat commands.  It had been subordinate to Strategic Command, the unit responsible for U.S. missile defenses.  From the White House

 

Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

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

http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEVv009JZZgRUAyg8nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEya2JoNHBtBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjQ0MzBfMQRzZWMDc3I-/RV=2/RE=1503093941/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fwww.acq.osd.mil%2fdsb%2freports%2f2010s%2fDSB-CyberDeterrenceReport_02-28-17_Final.pdf/RK=1/RS=bzAPNMmZIJQkzlaS9NP3enOPyhs-

Offers a series of recommendations for strengthening U.S. ability to deter cyber attacks and intrusions. Finds that the offensive cyber capabilities of some U.S. adversaries exceed our ability to defend critical infrastructures.  From the Defense Science Board

 

Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

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

http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-53/sp800-53r5-draft.pdf

Offers a comprehensive set of security and privacy controls for all types of computing platforms including Internet of Things (IoT) devices to protect individuals and organizations from various external threats.    From the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce

 

Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/CyberTF/Documents/report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for improving network security in the healthcare industry around six high-level imperatives.  From the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force

(consumer info/protection     health/medical     telecommunications/Internet)

Can Public Investment in Freight Rail Deliver the Goods?

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202008%20Vol.%2084%20No.%202.pdf

Proposes the creation of a Virginia rail authority similar to the port authority to bolster freight railroad transportation within the state and reduce long-haul truck traffic on the highways. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

H.R.2884, Covfefe Act of 2017

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2884?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr2884%22%5D%7D&r=1

Introduced by Mike Quigley, a Congressman from Illinois, the bill would require the preservation of a president’s social media accounts. From Congress.gov

 

Next Page »