2013 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government Analysis

April 14, 2014

Partnership for Public Service 2014 – “The managers and employees of well-run federal agencies are usually on the same page, sharing a common vision and working in sync to achieve mission results. But when there are considerable disparities in the viewpoints of these two groups, it could mean that your agency doesn’t agree on key […]

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Updated Estimates of Effects of Insurance Coverage Provisions of Affordable Care Act

April 14, 2014

“CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have updated their estimates of the budgetary effects of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that relate to health insurance coverage. The new estimates, which are included in CBO’s latest baseline projections, reflect CBO’s most recent economic forecast, account for administrative actions […]

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CDC – Healthcare-associated Infections

April 14, 2014

“The CDC National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report is a report that gives a closer look at the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) most commonly reported to CDC using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This is an annual report that describes national and state progress in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections […]

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Trade linkages and the globalisation of inflation in Asia and the Pacific

April 14, 2014

Trade linkages and the globalisation of inflation in Asia and the Pacific by Raphael Auer and Aaron Mehrotra. Working Papers No 447, April 2014 “Some observers argue that increased real integration has led to greater comovement of prices internationally. We examine the evidence for cross-border price spillovers among economies participating in the pan-Asian cross-border production networks. Starting with country-level data, we […]

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GAO Report – Petroleum Refining

April 14, 2014

PETROLEUM REFINING: Industry’s Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations, GAO-14-249: Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2014: “Stakeholders GAO contacted and information reviewed by GAO identified the following three major changes that have recently affected the domestic petroleum refining industry: Increased production. U.S. and Canadian crude oil production have increased, leading to lower costs […]

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FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

April 14, 2014

EFF – “New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer. EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)—the FBI’s massive biometric database that may hold records on […]

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OCLC Presentation – Inside the Digital Public Library of America

April 14, 2014

“View the video or download the slides from the recent Inside the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation in which DPLA  Executive Founding Director Dan Cohen explains how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what’s to come for the young project and organization.”

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New on LLRX – eCommerce Resources on the Internet

April 13, 2014

Via LLRX.com - eCommerce Resources on the Internet - Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a comprehensive, diverse and wide ranging listing of eCommerce Resources on the Web. These resources include those in a wide range of areas such as: associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites.

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CRS Report – Foreign Assistance to North Korea

April 13, 2014

Foreign Assistance to North Korea - Mark E. Manyin, Specialist in Asian Affairs; Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation. April 2, 2014 “Food Aid. Large swathes of North Korea’s population have suffered from chronic malnutrition since the mid-1990s. Food aid—largely from China, South Korea, and the United States—has been essential in filling the gap between North Korea’s supply and demand, though […]

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Report – Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to Boston Marathon Bombings

April 13, 2014

Inspectors General – DOJ, DHS, CIA: Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings - As outlined in a May 21, 2013, memorandum from the participating Inspectors General, the objectives of this review were to determine: [1] The extent of the information available to the U.S. government concerning the relevant […]

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BIS – One currency, two markets: the renminbi’s growing influence in Asia-Pacific

April 13, 2014

One currency, two markets: the renminbi’s growing influence in Asia-Pacific by Chang Shu, Dong He and Xiaoqiang Cheng. “This study presents evidence of the renminbi’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region. The CNH market – the offshore renminbi foreign exchange market in Hong Kong SAR – is found to exert an effect on Asian currencies that is distinct from that […]

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Law review article – The Court Cannot Hold

April 13, 2014

Bassok, Or, The Court Cannot Hold (April 10, 2014). Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 30, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2423398 “In recent decades the American Supreme Court has been struggling with two main issues: articulating America’s constitutional identity and the decline of legal expertise in the public mind. First, since American national identity is […]

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