Posted on October 21, 2016.
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has published a new report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016 (Fourth Edition)’. Available as a PDF.
‘The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities. EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change.’
To order a free copy, send a request to EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via Federal Librarians Discussion List.
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Posted on May 12, 2015.
Hackers broke into third-party software in 2013 to open personal records on federal employees and contractors with access to classified intelligence, according to the government’s largest private employee investigation provider.
That software apparently was an SAP enterprise resource planning application. It’s unclear if there was a fix available for the program flaw at the time of the attack. It’s also not clear whether SAP—which was responsible for maintaining the application—or USIS would have been responsible for patching the flaw.
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Posted on May 1, 2015.
The emerging Pentagon division that coordinates military cybersecurity and cyberattacks is asking private contractors to help finish standing up the Cyber Command. Among the tasks to be assigned under a request for proposals issued Thursday are support for eavesdropping to detect threats and assistance with repelling hacks equivalent to an armed attack against the nation.
via CYBERCOM to Outsource $475 Million Worth of Offense and Defense Work – Nextgov.com.
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