Data Mining for National Security: U.S. Government Programs
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Data Mining for National Security

Data mining enables corporations and government agencies to analyze massive volumes of data quickly and relatively inexpensively. The use of this type of information retrieval has been driven by the exponential growth in the volumes and availability of information collected by the public and private sectors. This book provides an overview of data mining activities of the U.S. Government that focus on national security. Agencies cover...

Victim Zero: The Internet Bullying of Monica Lewinsky
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Victim Zero: The Internet Bullying of Monica Lewinsky

In 2014 Monica Lewinsky began utilizing her experience with a 16 year old wave of abuse and shaming for one greater campaign she is now crusading for, Cyber bullying. Since she was the first person to have their reputation destroyed over the internet, she declared that she would now use her experience to help others deal with cyber bullying and online violations of privacy. The webzine ExopaTerra started collecting and preserving dat...

Blockchain Technology In the U.S. Government
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Blockchain Technology In the U.S. Government

Blockchains are immutable digital ledger systems implemented in a distributed fashion (i.e., without a central repository) and usually without a central authority. At its most basic level, they enable a community of users to record transactions in a ledger public to that community such that no transaction can be changed once published. This volume extracts and examines information about how the U.S. government is approaching blockcha...

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

This volume provides a brief history of the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security. the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Military Museums, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Census. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Social Security Administration, Food and Drug Administration, National Park Service, White House, Environmental Protection Agenc...

The Internet of Things Activities in the U.S. Government
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The Internet of Things Activities in the U.S. Government

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet and to send and receive data. It includes, for example, Internet-connected cameras that allow you to post pictures online with a single click; home automation systems that turn on your front porch light when you leave work; and bracelets that share with your friends how far you have biked or run during the day. The Internet of Things i...

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

This volume provides a brief history of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Naval Academy, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Department of State, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Interior, The Army Corps of EngineersInternal Revenue Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Coast GuardDepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Borde...

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...