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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Universal Service Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,Libraries/Museums,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides annual information on industry revenues, program funding requirements, and other data on four universal service programs of telecommunications support.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

Offers guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things, the name given to the linking of all kinds of devices to the Internet.  Finds great possibilities in transportation safety and health management but challenges relating to cybersecurity and privacy.  This paper analyzes public comments on the role of government in this area.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce



Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

The declassified version of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russian efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, including their use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence U.S. public opinion.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


The Obama White House Social Media Archive

Categories: Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides public access to social media content created during the Obama White House years.  Includes over 250,000 posts, photos, and videos.  From the Obama White House


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

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that the number of homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow, to 49.3% during the first half of 2016.  More than two-thirds of all adults aged 25 to 34 were living in wireless-only households.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides tactical and strategic guidance regarding the planning, testing, and improving of recovery efforts from cybersecurity events.  Also provides an example scenariothat may be helpful for improving resilience of information systems.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology


Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

Final report of a presidential commission charged with developing recommendations for strengthening cybersecurity in the public and private sectors.  Offers 16 recommendations built around six “major imperatives.”  From the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity


Review of the Unauthorized Disclosures of Former National Security Agency Contractor Edward Snowden

Categories: Congress,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Completed in September 2016 but released to the public in unclassified form in December 2016.  Reviews how the Snowden disclosures occurred, what the U.S. government knows about the man who released the information, and whether the security shortfalls have been remedied.  From the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


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