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              Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop

              Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Steering Committee on the Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National

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              Despite many advances, security and privacy often remain too complex for individuals or enterprises to manage effectively or to use conveniently. Security is hard for users, administrators, and developers to understand, making it all too easy to use, configure, or operate systems... in ways that are inadvertently insecure. Moreover, security and privacy technologies originally were developed in a context in which system administrators had primary responsibility for security and privacy protections and in which the users tended to be sophisticated. Today, the user base is much wider--including the vast majority of employees in many organizations and a large fraction of households--but the basic models for security and privacy are essentially unchanged. Security features can be clumsy and awkward to use and can present significant obstacles to getting work done. As a result, cybersecurity measures are all too often disabled or bypassed by the users they are intended to protect. Similarly, when security gets in the way of functionality, designers and administrators deemphasize it. The result is that end users often engage in actions, knowingly or unknowingly, that compromise the security of computer systems or contribute to the unwanted release of personal or other confidential information. Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology discusses computer system security and privacy, their relationship to usability, and research at their intersection. --Publisher's description.
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              ISBN 9780309160902
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              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment

              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              The new field of toxicogenomics presents a potentially powerful set of tools to better understand the health effects of exposures to toxicants in the environment. At the request of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Research Council assembled a ...committee to identify the benefits of toxicogenomics, the challenges to achieving them, and potential approaches to overcoming such challenges. The report concludes that realizing the potential of toxicogenomics to improve public health decisions will require a concerted effort to generate data, make use of existing data, and study data in new ways--an effort requiring funding, interagency coordination, and data management strategies.
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              ISBN 9780309112987
              Released AU 15 Nov 2007
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              Improving State Voter Registration Databases: Final Report

              Improving State Voter Registration Databases: Final Report (Paperback)

              By Committee on State Voter Registration Databases; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National

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              Improving State Voter Registration Databases outlines several actions that are needed to help make voter registration databases capable of sharing information within state agencies and across state lines. These include short-term changes to improve education, dissemination of inf...ormation, and administrative processes, and long-term changes to make improvements in data collection and entry, matching procedures, and ensure privacy and security.
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              ISBN 9780309146210
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              Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve

              Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Board on Physics and Astronomy; Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve

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              Helium has long been the subject of public policy deliberation and management, largely because of its many strategic uses and its unusual source-it is a derived product of natural gas and its market has several anomalous characteristics. Shortly after sources of helium were disco...vered at the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government recognized helium's potential importance to the nation's interests and placed its production and availability under strict governmental control. In the 1960s, helium's strategic value in cold war efforts was reflected in policies that resulted in the accumulation of a large reserve of helium owned by the federal government. The latest manifestation of public policy is expressed in the Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (1996 12 Act), which directs that substantially all of the helium accumulated as a result of those earlier policies be sold off by 2015 at prices sufficient to repay the federal government for its outlays associated with the helium program. The present volume assesses whether the interests of the United States have been well served by the 1996 Act and, in particular, whether selling off the helium reserve has had any adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium.
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              Changes in the Sheep Industry in the United States: Making the Transition from Tradition

              Changes in the Sheep Industry in the United States: Making the Transition from Tradition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on the Economic Development and Current Status of the Sheep Industry in the United States; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              The US sheep industry is complex, multifaceted, and rooted in history and tradition. The dominant feature of sheep production in the US, and, thus, the focus of much producer and policy concern, has been the steady decline in sheep and lamb inventories since the mid-1940s. This r...eport describes the US sheep industry as 'an industry in transition'.
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              ISBN 9780309121613
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              The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet

              The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Committee on Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Although we can't usually see them, microbes are essential for every part of human life -- indeed all life on Earth. The emerging field of metagenomics offers a new way of exploring the microbial world that will transform modern microbiology and lead to practical applications in ...medicine, agriculture, alternative energy, environmental remediation, and many others areas. Metagenomics allows researchers to look at the genomes of all of the microbes in an environment at once, providing a meta view of the whole microbial community and the complex interactions within it. It's a quantum leap beyond traditional research techniques that rely on studying -- one at a time -- the few microbes that can be grown in the laboratory. At the request of the National Science Foundation, five Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy, the National Research Council organized a committee to address the current state of metagenomics and identify obstacles current researchers are facing in order to determine how to best support the field and encourage its success. The New Science of Metagenomics recommends the establishment of a Global Metagenomics Initiative comprising a small number of large-scale metagenomics projects as well as many medium- and small-scale projects to advance the technology and develop the standard practices needed to advance the field. The report also addresses database needs, methodological challenges, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in supporting this new field.
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              ISBN 9780309106764
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              Review of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap
               

              Review of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap (Paperback)

              By Committee to Review the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              The Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Laboratories jointly developed the Roadmap to serve as a strategic research pathway for desalination and water purification technologies to meet future water needs. The book recommends that the Roadmap include a sharper focus on the r...esearch and technological advancements needed to reach the long-term objectives. The book also suggests that the environmental, economic, and social costs of energy required by increased dependence on desalination be examined. Strategies for implementing the Roadmap initiative are provided.
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              ISBN 9780309092807
              Released AU 15 Oct 2004
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              Orphans and Incentives: Developing Technology to Address Emerging Infections

              Orphans and Incentives: Developing Technology to Address Emerging Infections (Trade Paperback / Paperback, annotated edition)

              By Institute of Medicine; on Emerging Infections, Forum; Edited by Lederberg, Joshua; Harrison, Polly F.; By Research Council, National

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              Focuses on product areas where returns from the market might be perceived as being too small or too complicated by other factors to compete in industrial portfolios with other demands for investment, for example, vaccines. This book includes a summary that contains an examination... of the Children's Vaccine Initiative and other models.
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              ISBN 9780309059411
              Released AU 15 Jan 1999
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              Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach

              Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach (Hardback)

              By Committee on Major U.S. Oceanographic Research Programs; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; Studies Board, Ocean; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Examines how the largest US ocean research programs, such as the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), have significantly contributed to our understanding of the oceans. This book is useful for ocean investigators, users of oceanographic rese...arch findings, policymakers, administrators, educators, and students.
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              ISBN 9780309065641
              Released AU 15 Jan 1999
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              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs

              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Committee on Grand Challenges for Sustainability in the Chemical Industry; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Based on a workshop held in February 2005 that brought together a broad cross section of disciplines and organizations in the chemical industry, this report identifies a set of overarching grand challenges for sustainability research in chemistry and chemical engineering to assis...t the chemical industry in defining a sustainability agenda.
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