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DOL Resources for Women

“This is a central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of interest to women.” Women in the workforce are vital to the nation’s economic security. The Women’s Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economicContinue Reading

EU Report – The challenge of resilience in a globalised world

The challenge of resilience in a globalised world. Joint Research Centre. EUR 27280 EN. Report by the Joint Research Centre the European Commission’s in-house science service. “…[this] Directorate-General Joint Research Centre Resilience Report is the first-ever attempt to deepen our knowledge and develop a holistic approach by analysing various strategies for building resilience in theContinue Reading

Infographic: World Statistics Day 2015

“The U.S. Census Bureau will join statistical organizations throughout the world to celebrate the second World Statistics Day on Oct. 20, 2015. This interactive infographic is a compilation of news graphics that highlights the wide range of ways the Census Bureau supports this year’s theme of “Better data. Better lives.” The Census Bureau uses statisticsContinue Reading

GPO to Digitize Two Million Pages of the Federal Register

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to make every issue of the Federal Register digitally available to the public.  A total of 14,587 individual issues, which go back to 1936, will be digitized.  GPO employees will hand pack and catalogue every issue. The projectContinue Reading launches user privacy initiative blog: “Our new Privacy Manager puts privacy choices at your fingertips Your privacy is serious business. That’s why we always make sure we have important safeguards in place to protect the information you provide when you visit We’ve now introduced a tool that lets you easily control some of the information we mayContinue Reading

USGC leveraging Twitter to anticipate earthquakes

NextGov: “According to a Twitter blog post on Wednesday, the USGS has begun to augment its seismological data with a real-time feed of tweets. The social-network data helps fill in holes in the agency’s sensor network and check for false alarms. (The seismic network senses as many as 70 earthquakes per day, but many of themContinue Reading

CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website

“CDC launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, and wildlife. Users can now search alphabetically by animal and learn which zoonotic diseases they may carry. It is a unique “one-stop shop” where people can learn simple actions to protect themselves – andContinue Reading

GAO – Agencies Need to Correct Weaknesses and Fully Implement Security Program

Federal Information Security: Agencies Need to Correct Weaknesses and Fully Implement Security Programs, GAO-15-714: Published: Sep 29, 2015. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2015. “Persistent weaknesses at 24 federal agencies illustrate the challenges they face in effectively applying information security policies and practices. Most agencies continue to have weaknesses in (1) limiting, preventing, and detecting inappropriateContinue Reading

HHS launches resources system to improve disaster preparedness

News release: “Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR),Continue Reading

UK surveillance program collected billions of records from persons in multiple countries

Ryan Gallagher, The Intercept: “…The mass surveillance operation — code-named KARMA POLICE — was launched by British spies about seven years ago without any public debate or scrutiny. It was just one part of a giant global Internet spying apparatus built by the United Kingdom’s electronic eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ…The surveillance is underpinned byContinue Reading

2013 Business Dynamics Statistics

“The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and job loss from 1976 to 2013 by firm size, age, industrial sector, state and metropolitan statistical area. These statistics are part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s effort to enhance understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S. and are crucialContinue Reading

HIV/AIDS Database Update

“The U.S. Census Bureau’s HIV/AIDS database has been updated to include new data for more than 120 nations. It is a compilation of data from 219 countries and areas on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. Major updates include new data for China, Nigeria, India, South Africa, and Namibia. The database focuses on HIV/AIDSContinue Reading