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New Items Added September 12, 2017
U.S. Dept. of Transportation Releases New Federal Guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0.
- Direct to News Release
- Direct to Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0 (36 pages; PDF)
- Direct to Additional Resources re: Automated Vehicles,
New Item Added September 8, 2017
FEMA Incident Management Handbook (IMH)
392 pages; PDF
See Also: Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH-2014)
New Items Added September 5, 2017
Rescission of DACA: Official Statements, Memorandum, and FAQ
- Full Text of Letter From Attorney General to Acting Director of Dept. of Homeland Security Rescinding DACA (PDF)
- Statement from DHS Acting Secretary Duke on the Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
“Today, the Center for the Study of the Drone published “Amazon’s Drone Patents,” a survey of the more than 60 patents that Amazon has been awarded in recent years for its planned drone delivery program. The study found that the company appears to be looking to build a variety of different delivery technologies in order to accommodate a range of different operating environments and regulatory landscapes. Taken together, these patents represent a wide range of innovations that will have implications for a variety of industries beyond parcel delivery.”
New Items Added September 1, 2017
Data in the News: Real Estate: CoreLogic Analysis Estimates Total Residential Insured and Uninsured Flood Loss for Hurricane Harvey Between $25 Billion and $37 Billion — Approximately 70 Percent of Flood Damage is Uninsured
New Items Added August 31, 2017
State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America (via Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
14th Annual Report .
Direct to Summary/News Release
Direct to All Report Resources
Direct to All Data
Direct to Obesity Rates and Trends Overview
Direct to State Policies to Prevent Obesity
Direct to The State of Childhood Obesity
More New Reports
Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Report 2017 (Most Liveable Cities)
Free overview. 14 pages; PDF.
Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2017 (via National Centers for Environmental Information)
August 8, 2017; Data, maps, and links.
Digital Evolution Index 2017 (via Tufts University, Mastercard)
Multiple resources available.
Global Information/Communications Technologies (ICT) Facts and Figures 2017 (via ITU)
8 pages; PDF. + Data Files.
Declared States of Emergency: Opioid Crisis; Fact Sheet (via Network for Public Health Law, RWJF)
Fact Sheet ||| Primer (Opioid Related Public Health Emergency Declarations)
Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide (2017 Edition)
94 pages; PDF.
Fact Sheet: NCHS Data on Drug-Poisoning Deaths (August 2017; via National Center for Health Statistics) 2 pages; PDF. ||| HTML Version
See Also: Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2015 (Data Visualizations, Datasets)
State of the Climate: Global Climate Report for July 2017 (via NCEI)
A summary blog post is also available.
Health and Healthcare
Higher and higher, looks at parents’ ambitions for their children, their views on the costs and benefits of education, and the sacrifices they are prepared to make to ensure their children can fulfil their potential. It also explores parents’ perceptions of digital learning and the importance of international studies in our globalised world.
From Rand Corp: Working Conditions in the United States: Results of the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey
- Key Findings
- Research Brief (8 pages; PDF)
- Full Text Report (79 pages; PDF)
- Direct to Dataset
- Research Brief #2: The American Working Conditions Survey Finds That More Than Half of Retirees Would Return to Work (2 pages; PDF)
State of the News Media 2017 (via Pew Research)
Digital News, Public Broadcasting ||| Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet (Released August 7, 2017)