Archive for July, 2014
At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy (National Academies Press); Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the CyberSecurity Labor Market (RAND); Diplomatic Security: Overseas Facilities May Face Greater Risks Due to Gaps in Security-Related Activities, Standards, and Policies (GAO); The U.S. Secret Service: History and Missions (CRS); Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications (CIA); Membership in the United Nations and Its Specialized Agencies (CRS); Cyber Risks: The Growing Threat (Insurance Information Institute); and Global Cybercrime: The Interplay of Politics and Law (Centre for International Governance Innovation).
The development of 5G wireless technology is discussed in this CRS report – Deploying 5G (Fifth Generation) Wireless Technology: Is the United States on Track?
What Percentage of the Budget Have NJCU (and Hundreds of Other Colleges) Spent on Student Services Over the Past Decade
The Chronicle of Higher Education presents this interactive feature following increases (or decreases) in support for student services as a percentage of the total budget. You can search by name, state, or type. The data was gleaned from IPEDS reports.
Of course, back then it was not called World War I; it was called “The Great War”. Extensive primary sources are found at firstworldwar.com and Europeana 1914-1918. Newspapers played an important role in covering this conflict: for the American perspective, go to this Chronicling America site while The Daily Telegraph provides its World War One Archive reprinting its entire day-by-day coverage from those years; the London Gazette allows you to retrieve notices back to the 17th century while the British Library features World War One containing articles and primary sources. The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919 is a 17-volume collection of AEF documents, and the History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 is a 10-volume official history. British regimental histories and American regimental histories are available online.
Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report, authored by the former commissioners, reflects on how the world has changed since 9/11, what we still need to do, and offers concrete recommendations for the future. A lot is packed into this brief report.
The Council on Foreign Relations has recently issued The Sunni-Shia Divide, an informative introduction to these two branches of Islam. Included are an overview video, timeline, infographics, and numerous relevant links. The BBC also has a brief explanation as do the CRS, the Middle East Institute, and an NPR series.