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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

E-Stats 2015: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/econ/e15-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2015, revises earlier estimates, and places these estimates in historical context.  Covers manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services sectors of the economy.  From the Census Bureau

 

In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://web.archive.org/web/20170524013725/https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-60A1.pdf

Notice of proposed agency rulemaking which would undo the so-called net neutrality rules for Internet providers.  The proposal, published for public comment, would eliminate the public utility-type regulations for Internet providers approved by the Commission in 2015.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201705.pdf

The second half of 2016 marked the first time that a majority of American homes had only wireless telephones.  Preliminary results from the survey indicated that 50.8% of American homes did not have a landline telephone.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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