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Executive Office of the President – Federal Register Notices

“Under authority of the Reorganization Act of 1939 (5 U.S.C. 133-133r, 133t note), various agencies were transferred to the Executive Office of the President by the President’s Reorganization Plans I and II of 1939 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective July 1, 1939. Executive Order 8248 of September 8, 1939, established the divisions of the Executive Office and defined their functions. Subsequently, Presidents have used Executive orders, reorganization plans, and legislative initiatives to reorganize the Executive Office to make its composition compatible with the goals of their administrations. This agency has published 5,222 documents since 1994…”

Google announces SyntaxNet: “The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source”

May 12, 2016, Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist: “At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasingContinue Reading

EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers’ every move online. EFF’s comments are part of the FCC’s rulemaking on consumer privacy and telecommunications services. As broadband providers are uniquely positioned to track everyContinue Reading

All the Internet Meta Search Engine

“All the Internet, a business of Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. which is a leading provider of search services and technology. Advanced Search Technologies, Inc continues to advance Internet search with new search technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Nevada, Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. has a rich history ofContinue Reading

OPM IG Report on Information Infrastructure Improvement Project

Second Interim Status Report on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Infrastructure Improvement Project – Major IT Business Case (Report No. 4A-CI-00-16-037).  May 18, 2016. “OPM has still not performed many of the critical capital project planning practices required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Of primary concern, prior to initiating theContinue Reading

Report – Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation

Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley® SD rats (Whole Body Exposures) Draft 5-19-2016 Michael Wyde, Mark Cesta, Chad Blystone, Susan Elmore, Paul Foster, Michelle Hooth, Grace Kissling, David Malarkey, Robert Sills, Matthew Stout, Walker, Kristine Witt, Mary Wolfe, John Bucher doi:Continue Reading

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

“A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news onContinue Reading

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More)

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More) Herbert Van de Sompel, David S. H. Rosenthal, Michael L. Nelson (Submitted on 19 May 2016) “E-journal preservation systems have to ingest millions of articles each year. Ingest, especially of the “long tail” of journals from small publishers, is the largest element of their cost. Cost isContinue Reading

GAO – Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems

Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems, GAO-16-696T: Published: May 25, 2016. Publicly Released: May 25, 2016: “The federal government spent more than 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Specifically, 5,233 of the government’s approximately 7,000 IT investments areContinue Reading

How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

Via Ars Technica – this is a must read for all researchers – we must not take for granted that the internet is always on, secure, and not subject to monumental disruption from human, environmental, hardware/software and geopolitical factors to name just a few. “A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit toContinue Reading

Congress.gov adds RSS and email alerts for researchers

Via Emily Carr, LC – “…new email alerts and RSS feeds are now available from Congress.gov. For more details, see New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov: “Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov Most-Viewed Bills (email |Continue Reading

Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project

Follow up to previous posting – Founder of Oyez.org seeks new manager and large purchase price – via Law.com – ‘Oyez Project’ New Home Will Keep Supreme Court Audio Free to Public‘ “The project is now housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago under an agreement that expires soon. By the time the newContinue Reading