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Report – 50 Years of Moore’s Law

SPECIAL REPORT: 50 Years of Moore’s Law The glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaks, IEEE Spectrum – “Fifty years ago this month, Gordon Moore forecast a bright future for electronics. His ideas were later distilled into a single organizing principle—Moore’s Law—that has driven technology forward at a staggering clip.Continue Reading

El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala Account for 38% of Immigration Court Filings

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “Three Central American countries — El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — account for over a third (38 percent) of removal orders sought by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) so far this fiscal year, according to the latest Immigration Court data covering the period through the end of March 2015. DuringContinue Reading

New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries

ALA News: “According to The State of America’s Libraries Report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic lifeContinue Reading

Fair Copyright Reform for Libraries and Archives in Europe

The London Manifesto: “Fair copyright across Europe is essential. Without it we will fail to adequately support research, innovation and growth, and hinder the ambition for a digital single market. With it we will better foster knowledge across borders, meet the needs of disabled people and take full advantage of the digital age. We areContinue Reading

U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2016 Budget Request

Kaiser Fact Sheet: “President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 federal budget request, released on February 2, 2015, includes an estimated $31.7 billion for combined domestic and global HIV efforts. Domestic HIV is funded at $25.3 billion and global at $6.3 billion in the request.  The FY 2016 request represents a 3.1% increase ($956 million) overContinue Reading

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later

NOAA: This is the first in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico.Oil spills raise all sorts of scientific questions, and NOAA’s job is to help answer them.  We have aContinue Reading

The Economy Goes to College: The Hidden Promise of Higher Education in the Post-Industrial Service Economy

College-Educated Workers Now Produce More Than Half of the Nation’s Annual Economic Value, According to New Georgetown University study: “The findings contradict the fear that good manufacturing jobs of the past are being replaced with low – paid, dead-end service jobs (Washington, D.C., April 13, 2015) – College-educated workers make up only 32 percent ofContinue Reading

Financial malware explained

IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper. Financial malware explained – Explore the lifecycle of fraudulent transactions and how to take action against emerging threats. December 2014. “Financial malware—that is, malicious software designed to enable fraudulent transactions—is a growing concern for line-of- business executives, heads of retail and commercial banking, readers of global compliance operations, andContinue Reading

H.R. 1560, Protecting Cyber Networks Act

“H.R. 1560 would establish within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) a center that would be responsible for analyzing and integrating information from the intelligence community related to cyber threats. In addition, the bill would require the government to establish procedures for sharing information and data on cyber threats between the federalContinue Reading

New GAO Report – Education Could Better Support Grantees, Survey of School Districts’ Capacity to Implement Reform, Federal Agencies Differ in the Data They Collect on Grant Applicants

Race to the Top: Education Could Better Support Grantees and Help Them Address Capacity Challenges, GAO-15-295: Published: Apr 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015. Race to the Top: Survey of School Districts’ Capacity to Implement Reform (GAO-15-317SP, April 2015), an E-supplement to GAO-15-29, GAO-15-317SP: Published: Apr 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015. RaceContinue Reading

Watering a Lemon Tree: Heterogeneous Risk Taking and Monetary Policy Transmission

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Papers – Watering a Lemon Tree: Heterogeneous Risk Taking and Monetary Policy Transmission. April 2015   Number 724. Dong Beom Choi, Thomas M. Eisenbach, and Tanju Yorulmazer. “We build a general equilibrium model with financial frictions that impede the effectiveness of monetary policy in stimulating output. Agents with heterogeneous productivity can increaseContinue Reading

Nonlinearity and Flight to Safety in the Risk-Return Trade-Off for Stocks and Bonds

Federal Reserve Bank of New York /staff Reports – Nonlinearity and Flight to Safety in the  Risk-Return Trade-Off for Stocks and Bonds. April 2015. Number 723. Tobias Adrian, Richard Crump, and Erik Vogt. “We document a highly significant, strongly nonlinear dependence of stock and bond returns on past equity-market volatility as measured by the VIX. We propose aContinue Reading