Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Three
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Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Three

This volume provides a brief history of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Reserve. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC), Department of Labor, Defense Security Service (DSS), U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), U.S. Army Medical Department Office Of Medical History, United States Postal Service, General Accountability Office (GAO), Nationa...

Big Data Technology In the U.S. Government
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Big Data Technology In the U.S. Government

In March 2012, the Obama Administration announced the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.” By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning.To launch the initiative, six Federal departments and agencie...

Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Four
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Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Four

This volume provides a brief history of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Securities and Exchange Commission, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), Joint Chief...

Cloud Computing Concerns of the U.S. Government
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Cloud Computing Concerns of the U.S. Government

The Cloud Computing model offers the promise of massive cost savings combined with increased IT agility. It is considered critical that government and industry begin adoption of this technology in response to difficult economic constraints. However, cloud computing technology challenges many traditional approaches to datacenter and enterprise application design and management. Cloud computing is currently being used; however, securit...

Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Five
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Brief Histories of U.S. Government Agencies Volume Five

This volume provides a brief history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency( DARPA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), National Wildlife Refuge System, National War Colleg...

Cybersecurity Concerns of the U.S. Government
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Cybersecurity Concerns of the U.S. Government

The collective impact is staggering. Billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems hit by such attacks. Some take down vital systems, disrupting and sometimes disabling the work of hospitals, banks, and 9-1-1 services around the country. This volume presents important testimony provided by various government agencies addressing threats to computers systems and networks.

U.S. Military Educational Institutions
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U.S. Military Educational Institutions

The U.S. military operates many types of schools to train members of the U.S. military, foreign militaries, and civilians in certain fields. The military academies are colleges that train future officers. This book provides a brief overview and history of West Point, U.S Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, National War College (NWC) National Defense University, U.S. Army War ...

Virtual Currency: Issues and Promise
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Virtual Currency: Issues and Promise

Virtual currencies are designed to be an alternative to current payment systems. Better-known virtual currencies include Bitcoin, XRP, and Dogecoin. Often referred to in the industry as “digital currencies,” they are a way for people to track, store, and send payments over the Internet, and they may have the potential to make payment processing cheaper or faster. But they are not backed by any government or central bank. In addition,...

Quantum Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
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Quantum Computing: Challenges and Opportunities

Quantum computers - a possible future technology that would revolutionize computing by harnessing the bizarre properties of quantum bits, or qubits. Qubits are the quantum analogue to the classical computer bits “0” and “1.” Engineering materials that can function as qubits is technically challenging. Using supercomputers, scientists from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory predicted possible new qubits built ou...

Nasty Stuff About Russia
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Nasty Stuff About Russia

The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the decades following Stalin’s rule, until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. This volume presents documentation regarding the U.S. Russian r...