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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
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2010
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              Improving State Voter Registration Databases: Final Report

              Improving State Voter Registration Databases: Final Report (Paperback)

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

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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
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2010
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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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              ISBN 9780309149792
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
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              Review of Chemical Agent Secondary Waste Disposal and Regulatory Requirements

              Review of Chemical Agent Secondary Waste Disposal and Regulatory Requirements (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Army Science and Technology; Committee on Review of Chemical Agent Secondary Waste Disposal and Regulatory Requirements

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              Under the direction of the U.S. Army's Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) and mandated by Congress, the nation is destroying its chemical weapons stockpile. Large quantities of secondary waste are being generated in the process, and managing these wastes safely and effectively is a ...critical part of CMA's weapons disposal program. To assist, the CMA asked the NRC to examine the environmental and regulatory requirements that secondary waste treatment is subject to, and to assess best practices by industry in meeting such requirements for similar facilities. This book presents an overview of secondary wastes from chemical agent disposal facilities (CDF), a comparison of CDF and industry experience, site-specific analysis of major secondary waste issues, an examination of closure wastes, and findings and recommendations.
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              ISBN 9780309106108
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2007
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              Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security

              Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Materials Advisory Board, National; Committee on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

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              Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) can accelerate materials development and unify design and manufacturing. This book offers a vision for ICME, a view of case studies and lessons learned, an analysis of technological barriers, and an evaluation of ways to overc...ome cultural and organizational challenges to develop the discipline.
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              ISBN 9780309119993
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2008
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              Recommendations for the Disposal of Chemical Agents and Munitions

              Recommendations for the Disposal of Chemical Agents and Munitions (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program; Academy of Sciences, National

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              The US Department of Defense has designated the Department of the Army as the executive agent responsible for the safe, timely, and effective elimination of chemical stockpile. This book provides recommendations on the direction the Army should take in pursuing and completing its... Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program.
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              ISBN 9780309050463
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
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              An Assessment of the Science Proposed for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL)

              An Assessment of the Science Proposed for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Physics and Astronomy; Ad Hoc Committee to Assess the Science Proposed for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (Dusel)

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              According to the big bang theory, our Universe began in a state of unimaginably high energy and density, contained in a space of subatomic dimensions. At that time, unlike today, the fundamental forces of nature were presumably unified and the particles present were interacting a...t energies not attainable by present-day accelerators. Underground laboratories provide the conditions to investigate processes involving rare phenomena in matter and to detect the weak effects of highly elusive particles by replicating similar environments to those once harnessed during the earliest states of the Earth. These laboratories now appear to be the gateway to understanding the physics of the grand unification of the forces of nature. Built to shield extremely sensitive detectors from the noise of their surroundings and the signals associated with cosmic rays, underground facilities have been established during the last 30 years at a number of sites worldwide. To date, the United States' efforts to develop such facilities have been modest and consist primarily of small underground laboratories. However, the U.S. underground community has pushed for larger underground facilities on the scale of major laboratories in other countries. An Assessment of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) addresses this matter by evaluating the major physics questions and experiments that could be explored with the proposed DUSEL. Measuring the potential impact, this assessment also examines the broader effects of the DUSEL in regards to education and public outreach, and evaluates the need associated with developing U.S. programs similar to science programs in other regions of the world.
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              ISBN 9780309217231
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2012
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              An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2008

              An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2008 (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Assessments Board, Laboratory; on Neutron Research, Panel

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              The National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is a national user facility whose mission is to ensure the availability of neutron measurement capabilities in order to meet the needs of US researchers. This book finds that NCNR is a re...liable and comprehensive neutron scattering facility.
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              ISBN 9780309127257
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2008
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              Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines

              Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; of International Affairs, Office; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines

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              Examines potential technologies for replacing antipersonnel landmines by 2006, the US target date for signing an international treaty banning these weapons. The text emphasizes the role that technology can play to allow certain weapons to be used more selectively.

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              Released NZ 15 Jan 2001
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              Manpower and Personnel Needs for a Transformed Naval Force

              Manpower and Personnel Needs for a Transformed Naval Force (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Studies Board, Naval; Committee on Manpower and Personnel Needs for a Transformed Naval Force

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              Offers an introduction to personnel policies of and concerns facing the Naval forces; an assessment of demographic, technological, and other forces affecting future personnel needs and availability; a summary and assessment of previous studies; and, an examination of the role of ...research tools in implementing personnel policy change.
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              ISBN 9780309112659
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