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Daily Archives: August 3, 2014

Developing the Cyber Experts of the future – GCHQ certifies Master’s Degrees in Cyber Security

News release: “The certification of six Master’s degrees in Cyber Security was announced by Rt.Hon Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he visited GCHQ today. This marks another significant step in the development of the UK’s knowledge, skills and capability in all fields of Cyber Security as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. The National Cyber Security Strategy recognises education as key to the development of Cyber Security skills and, earlier in the year, UK universities were invited to submit their Cyber Security Master’s degrees for certification against GCHQ’s stringent criteria for a broad foundation in Cyber Security.”

Exploring and (Re)Defining the Boundaries of the Cohan Rule

Soled, Jay A., Exploring and (Re)Defining the Boundaries of the Cohan Rule (August 1, 2007). Temple Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 939, 2007. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2475192 “Year in and year out, courts repeatedly adjudicate taxpayer substantiation issues. These are cases in which taxpayers make assertions relating items such as business deductions, the amountContinue Reading

Worthy Memorial for President and General Eisenhower Needed; Chronic Mismanagement Plagues Process

“The House Natural Resources Committee’s Majority oversight staff released a report [July 25, 2014] entitled “A Five-Star Folly: An Investigation into the Cost Increases, Construction Delays, and Design Problems That Have Been a Disservice to the Effort to Memorialize Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The current proposal for the Memorial, created by Frank Gehry’s architecture firm, has facedContinue Reading

Transforming Performance Measurement for the 21st Century

Harry P. Hatry - July 2014, Urban Institute “While substantial progress has been made in spreading performance measurement across the country and world, much of the information from performance measurement systems has been shallow. Modern technology and the considerable demand for information on progress in achieving the outcomes of public programs and policies are creating majorContinue Reading

What Does Consistent Participation in 401(k) Plans Generate? Changes in 401(k) Account Balances, 2007–2012

Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2014 Issue Brief #402 – July 2014 “The importance of analyzing a consistent group of participants. The annual EBRI/ICI 401(k) database update report is based on large cross sections of 401(k) plan participants with a wide range of tenure and participation experience. Consequently, meaningful analysis of the potential for 401(k) participants to accumulateContinue Reading

Pseudo-Classification of Executive Branch Documents

Pseudo-Classification of Executive Branch Documents: Problems with the Transportation Security Administration’s Use of the Sensitive Security Information Designation, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. May 29, 2014. “Under the Air Transportation Security Act of 1974, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created a category of sensitive but unclassified information, frequently referred to as “Sensitive Security Information” (SSI), andContinue Reading

How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013 – WSJ

“The U.S.’s most dominant industries look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analysis of its Quarterly Census of EmploymentContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe

Via LLRX.com - Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe: How he can make it reality A follow-up from David Rothman’s article earlier this month, Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community - he shares that while U.S. librarians mull over LibraryCity’s proposal forContinue Reading