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Daily Archives: December 15, 2015

NOAA Releases Arctic Report Card 2015

“On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 NOAA [released] the latest scientific observations of the Arctic environment at a press conference hosted by the American Geophysical Union at its Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco.  The Arctic is on the front lines of global climate change, warming more than twice as fast as lower latitudes. Now in its 10th year, the peer-reviewed Arctic Report Card provides the latest Arctic observations from an international team of more than 70 scientists in 10 countries about changes in Arctic air and sea temperatures, snow, sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet and vegetation. This year’s report also includes guest essays that provide insight on how fish, walrus, and Arctic rivers are responding to changes in the warmer environment.”

Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms on the Rise

“Los Angeles County, Calif., led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. It also ranked second in the number of black or African American- and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms (after Cook County,… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

CRS – Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents. Rita Tehan, Information Research Specialist. December 10, 2015. “Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. Attacks have been initiated against individuals, corporations, and countries. Targets have included government networks, companies, and political organizations, depending upon whether the attacker was seeking military intelligence, conducting diplomatic or… Continue Reading

Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011–12

Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011–12. Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., RTI International, Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D., Laura Maruschak, BJS Statisticians. December 14, 2015   NCJ 249151 “Presents the prevalence of disabilities among prison and jail inmates, detailing the prevalence of six specific disability types: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living. Important differences in each type… Continue Reading

Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas 2015

Union of Concerned Scientists: “Sea levels are rising as global warming heats up the planet. The risks of tidal flooding and storm surge have grown significantly. In the U.S., sea levels are rising fastest along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. The growing consequences of climate change threaten communities up and down the U.S.… Continue Reading

Working Paper – Toxic Workers

Housman, Michael, and Dylan Minor. “Toxic Workers.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 16-057, October 2015. (Revised November 2015.) “While there has been a strong focus in past research on discovering and developing top performers in the workplace, less attention has been paid to the question of how to manage those workers on the opposite… Continue Reading

Second Annual Study on Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence

Dr. Larry Ponemon – “We are pleased to let you know about our latest study on intelligence sharing. The Second Annual Study on Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way [registration req’d – report is free] reveals interesting trends in how organizations are participating in initiatives or programs for exchanging threat… Continue Reading