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Monthly Archives: October 2019

How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams

Harvard Business Review – “Companies spend millions on antibias training each year. The goal is to create workforces that are more inclusive, and thereby more innovative and more effective. Studies show that well-managed diverse groups outperform homogeneous ones and are more committed, have higher collective intelligence, and are better at making decisions and solving problems.… Continue Reading

Ancestry® Debuts the World’s Largest Digital Archive of Searchable Online Obituaries and Death Announcements

Business Wire, October 28, 2019: “Today, Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, is releasing the new Obituary Collection and announcing an upgrade to its U.S. Obituary Collection, adding to what is now the world’s largest, searchable digital archive of over 262 million worldwide obituaries and death announcements, containing almost 1… Continue Reading

Legal Enterprise Search at the Crossroads

Prism Legal – Ron Friedman: “This [was] a live post from the Ark Knowledge Management conference; the title of this talk is Legal Enterprise Search at the Crossroads. The presenters [were] Harris Tilevitz, Chief Technology Officer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Douglas Freeman, Knowledge Systems Manager, White & Case LLP Kate Simpson, National… Continue Reading

Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB

CRS Report via LC – Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB, Updated October 24, 2019 – “According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal workforce is composed of an estimated 2.1 million civilian workers,1 and several federal agencies collect, compile, and publish statistics about this workforce. Sources may vary in their totals due… Continue Reading

The Law of Immigration Detention – A Brief Introduction

The Law of Immigration Detention: A Brief Introduction, October 24, 2019. “The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorizes— and in some cases requires—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detain non-U.S. nationals (aliens) who are subject to removal from the United States. This detention scheme is multifaceted, with rules that turn on several factors, such… Continue Reading

Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life

“Heading into the network’s 50th anniversary, Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked hundreds of technology experts, including Kleinrock and fellow internet pioneers, how individuals’ lives might be affected by the evolution of the internet over the next 50 years. Overall, 530 technology pioneers, innovators, developers, business and policy leaders, researchers… Continue Reading

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

“Hyperautomation, blockchain, AI security, distributed cloud and autonomous things drive disruption and create opportunities in this year’s strategic technology trends. Human augmentation conjures up visions of futuristic cyborgs, but humans have been augmenting parts of the body for hundreds of years. Glasses, hearing aids and prosthetics evolved into cochlear implants and wearables. Even laser eye… Continue Reading

Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

Publishers Weekly – “The American Library Association (ALA) has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors,” including Amazon and some major publishers, is “doing concrete harm to libraries.” The report, delivered last week to a House antitrust subcommittee investigating competition in the digital market,… Continue Reading