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WSJ – The Need to Read

Thank you Will Schwalbe: “Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small…Books are uniquely suited to helping us change our relationship to the rhythms and habits of daily life in this world of endless connectivity. We can’t interrupt books;… Continue Reading

Report – IBM and Ponemon Study Reveals Organizations Remain Unprepared to Respond to Cyberattacks

PRNewswire – “Resilient, an IBM Company and the Ponemon Institute unveiled the results of the annual Cyber Resilient Organization study, which found that only 32 percent of IT and security professionals say their organization has a high level of Cyber Resilience – down slightly from 35 percent in 2015. The 2016 study also found that… Continue Reading

Call To Action App – Locate and contact your Congressional Rep

“Calling the district office of your Congressional rep is the most effective way to get government to listen to you, according to political staffers. Calls are taken more seriously and make a greater impact than emails or written letters. Because your Congressional rep serves fewer constituents than a Senator, a call to your rep is… Continue Reading

NYT – Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier

Choose To Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier – Arthur Brooks, New York Times November 22, 2015. “Beyond rotten circumstances, some people are just naturally more grateful than others. A 2014 article in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience identified a variation in a gene (CD38) associated with gratitude. Some people simply have… Continue Reading

Unique Identification Codes for Federal Contractors : DUNS Numbers and CAGE Codes

Unique Identification Codes for Federal Contractors: DUNS Numbers and CAGE Codes, L. Elaine Halchin, Specialist in American National Government. November 21, 2016.” An essential element of the federal government’s acquisition system is the capability to identify the businesses, and other types of entities, that do work for the government. Accurate identification of potential contractors and… Continue Reading

CRS – Can a New Administration Undo a Previous Administration’s Regulations?

With the Stroke of a Pen: What Executive Branch Actions Can President-elect Trump “Undo” on Day One?, CRS Legal Sidebar, November 22, 2016. Can a New Administration Undo a Previous Administration’s Regulations? November 21, 2016 (IN10), Maeve P. Carey “Following the election of Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016, questions have been raised as… Continue Reading

Curation, Evaluation, and Open Access for Teaching

“..It’s important for students to understand why good research can be useful. It’s not because peer reviewed research is better than any other kind of research, or that articles dressed a certain way are more true than articles that aren’t, but that academic research is driven by values that matter. Researchers ask genuine questions without… Continue Reading

Kasier – Key Medicaid Questions Post-Election

“Medicaid covers about 73 million people nationwide.  Jointly financed by the federal and state governments, states have substantial flexibility to administer the program under existing law.  Medicaid provides health insurance for low-income children and adults, financing for the safety net, and is the largest payer for long-term care services in the community and nursing homes… Continue Reading

The Data Visualisation Catalogue

“The Data Visualisation Catalogue is an on-going project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, this project was a way for me to develop my own knowledge of data visualisation and create a reference tool for me to use in the future for my own work. However, I felt it would also be useful to both designers… Continue Reading

Socrata Announces Free, Open and Public Tool using Valuable Commerce Datasets

“The open data movement has been alive at the Department of Commerce for a very long time. The predecessors to the National Weather Service have been providing open weather reports since the founding of our nation and regular weather reports have been around since the early 1900s. The Census Bureau, one of our nation’s leading… Continue Reading

Pew – Who doesn’t read books in America?

Pew FactTank – “About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form. So who, exactly, are these non-book readers? Several demographic traits correlate with non-book reading, Pew Research Center surveys have found. For instance, adults… Continue Reading

WaPo – Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say – Craig Timberg –  “Researchers found that Russians used sophisticated tools to boost Donald Trump and target Hillary Clinton, and exploited various platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment. The techniques may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down… Continue Reading