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Wilderness: Issues and Legislation

Wilderness: Issues and Legislation

The Wilderness Act of 1964 established the National Wilderness Preservation System and, in it, Congress reserved for itself the authority to  designate federal lands as part of the system. The…

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FY2023 NDAA: Cyber Personnel Policies

FY2023 NDAA: Cyber Personnel Policies

The House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023. The bill includes more than 1,200 amendments, including numerous tech and cyber-security concerns. Lawmakers are still…

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Management of the Colorado River: Water  Allocations, Drought, and the Federal Role

Management of the Colorado River: Water ...

The role of Congress in federal management of the Colorado River Basin is complicated. Congress finances and supervises the management of basin facilities, and it has convened oversight hearings on…

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The U.S. Land-Grant University System: Overview and Role in Agricultural Research

The U.S. Land-Grant University System: Overview...

With the enactment of the first Morrill Act in 1862, the United States began an unique policy of providing government financial assistance for postsecondary education with an emphasis on agriculture and the mechanical…

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National Hurricane Operations Plan 2022

National Hurricane Operations Plan 2022

The National Hurricane Operations Plan (NHOP) is published annually prior to the hurricane season and documents the interdepartmental effort to provide the United States and designated international recipients with forecasts, warnings, and assessments, concerning tropical…

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School Districts in Vulnerable Communities Faced Heightened Challenges After Recent Natural Disasters

School Districts in Vulnerable Communities Faced...

Since 2017, all 50 states and U.S. territory have had over 300 presidentially declared catastrophic disasters. Many of these disasters have devastated K-12 schools, especially those in socially vulnerable communities.…

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World Economic Forum: Net-Zero Industry Tracker – 2022 Edition

World Economic Forum: Net-Zero Industry Tracker –...

The industrial sector consumes over 40% of world energy and emits more than 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These sectors’ change is critical to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.…

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Centralizing Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Centralizing Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Black Kite provides the only standards-based cyber risk assessments that analyze your supply chain’s cybersecurity posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and compliance. In this paper, the Black Kite…

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The Ultimate Guide to Federal IT Compliance

The Ultimate Guide to Federal IT Compliance

Every federal IT pro is familiar with cybersecurity, its importance, and its challenges. That said, an ultimate understanding can be gained by taking a historic perspective, and bringing it forward:…

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Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue for Fourth Quarter 2021

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government...

The fourth quarter of 2021 combined tax revenues for property, sales and gross receipts, and income taxes increased 13.1 percent to $480.7 billion from $425.0 billion in the same quarter…

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State Efforts To Improve The Continuum Of Care For Substance Use Disorder And Opioid Use Disorder

State Efforts To Improve The Continuum Of Care For...

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to evolve, and with increasing challenges related to the rising prevalence of illicit opioids, stimulants, and poly-substance use, states must continue to make progress…

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State Energy Office Support of Energy Security, Continuity, and Reliability through the COVID-19 Pandemic: 2020-2021 Year in Review

State Energy Office Support of Energy Security,...

This document highlights the exemplary issues identified and addressed by State Energy Officials involved in the energy sector emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020. This list is not…

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Small & Rural Agency Crisis Response: A National Survey and Case Studies

Small & Rural Agency Crisis Response: A National...

The National Policing Institute, with support from Arnold Ventures, conducted a study to understand how small and rural law enforcement agencies respond to calls involving people who are in crisis.…

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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Throughout 2021, the National Policing Institute, formerly known as the National Policing Institute, engaged with communities and policing organizations throughout the country to support and enhance local collaboration and further…

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Methodology for Assessing Regional Infrastructure Resilience

Methodology for Assessing Regional Infrastructure...

The methodology described in this white paper reflects countless lessons that CISA learned through the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program, but its application is intended to bolster capabilities of disparate organizations,…

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