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Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

UK Gov’t Guide – Bring your own device (BYOD)

“Bring your own device is a term which refers to when employees use their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the workplace. Permitting devices which you do not have sufficient control over to connect to the corporate IT systems can introduce a range of security vulnerabilities and other data protection concerns if not correctly managed. This guidance explores what you need to consider if permitting the use of personal devices to process personal data for which you are responsible. Bring your own device guidance (pdf).”

CRS – Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain

Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain. Marc Humphries, Specialist in Energy Policy. December 16, 2013. “The concentration of rare earth elements (REEs) production in China raises the important issue of supply vulnerability. REEs are used for many commercial applications including new energy technologies, electronic devices, automobiles, and national security applications. Is the U.S. vulnerable to supply disruptions? Are these elements… Continue Reading

CRS – U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues, James K. Jackson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance. December 11, 2013. “According to balance of payments data, U.S. direct investment abroad dropped in 2012 compared with 2011 as a result of a sharp reduction in net equity investment that overshadowed increases in reinvested earnings and intercompany debt investment. Equity capital fell… Continue Reading

Environmental Disclosure and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Environmental Disclosure and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Pietro Bonetti, University of Padova; Charles H. Cho, ESSEC Business School; Giovanna Michelon; University of Exeter; University of Padova; Yuki Tanaka, Hosei University, December 1, 2013. “Our study is motivated by the lack of overall consensus in the debate about whether and how capital market participants capture and value the disclosure… Continue Reading

Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World

Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World, Urs Gasser….a collection of essays from roughly two dozen experts around the world, including Ron Deibert, Malavika Jayaram, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Molly Sauter, Bruce Schneier, Ashkan Soltani, and Zeynep Tufekci, among others. The report highlights key events and recent trends in the digital space. “This publication is the first… Continue Reading

Net Effects: The Past, Present & Future Impact of Our Networks – History, Challenges and Opportunities

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman:  “Almost a month into my new job, the fact that I’ve always been a “network guy” and an intrepid history buff should come as no surprise. Reading history has reinforced the central importance networks play and revealed the common themes in successive periods of network-driven change. Now, at the FCC, I… Continue Reading

Labor IG – Controls Over the Release of UI Weekly Claims Report Need Improvement

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit, Report Number 17-14-001-03-315, issued to the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. Controls Over the Release of the UI Weekly Claims Report Need Improvement, (January 2, 2014) “Within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) is responsible… Continue Reading

Estimates of State Voting-Age Population – July 1, 2013

Via Census – Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state, Puerto Rico and the U.S.  The downloadable file will also include total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. Datasets are provided here to download for analysis in spreadsheet, statistical, or geographic information systems software. Files are in fixed-length… Continue Reading

Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

“In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Care often is… Continue Reading

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger

“Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger is the summary of that workshop, convened in Fall 2012 to examine research gaps and opportunities to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of child hunger in the United States. This report reviews the adequacy of current knowledge, identifies substantial research gaps,… Continue Reading

New GAO Report – Health Resources and Services Administration

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION – Review of Internal Communication Mechanisms, Staffing, and Use of Contracts, GAO-14-52, Dec 3, 2013 “HRSA is charged with improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA carries out its mission by providing funding and support to a wide variety of programs, which have… Continue Reading