Sample records for earthquake information technology

  1. Integration and Dissemination of Citizen Reported and Seismically Derived Earthquake Information via Social Network Technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Guy; Paul Earle; Chris Ostrum; Kenny Gruchalla; Scott Horvath

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a People in the locality of earthquakes are publishing anecdotal information about the shaking within seconds of their occurrences\\u000a via social network technologies, such as Twitter. In contrast, depending on the size and location of the earthquake, scientific\\u000a alerts can take between two to twenty minutes to publish. We describe TED (Twitter Earthquake Detector) a system that adopts\\u000a social network technologies

  2. The Southern California Earthquake Center/Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (SCEC/UseIT) Internship Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Perry, S.; Jordan, T.

    2006-12-01

    Our undergraduate research program, SCEC/UseIT, an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates site, provides software for earthquake researchers and educators, movies for outreach, and ways to strengthen the technical career pipeline. SCEC/UseIT motivates diverse undergraduates towards science and engineering careers through team-based research in the exciting field of earthquake information technology. UseIT provides the cross-training in computer science/information technology (CS/IT) and geoscience needed to make fundamental progress in earthquake system science. Our high and increasing participation of women and minority students is crucial given the nation"s precipitous enrollment declines in CS/IT undergraduate degree programs, especially among women. UseIT also casts a "wider, farther" recruitment net that targets scholars interested in creative work but not traditionally attracted to summer science internships. Since 2002, SCEC/UseIT has challenged 79 students in three dozen majors from as many schools with difficult, real-world problems that require collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. Interns design and engineer open-source software, creating increasingly sophisticated visualization tools (see "SCEC-VDO," session IN11), which are employed by SCEC researchers, in new curricula at the University of Southern California, and by outreach specialists who make animated movies for the public and the media. SCEC-VDO would be a valuable tool for research-oriented professional development programs.

  3. National Earthquake Information Center: Earthquake Search

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site enables the user to access a vast database of earthquakes. Searches may be done using a number of different geographic approaches: a Global or Worldwide search, a Rectangular search by specifying latitudes and longitudes of a rectangular area, and a Circular search by specifying the center latitude and longitude coordinates and a radius. Additional parameters, including dates of events, places of events, magnitude, depth and intensity can be specified before engaging in a search. The results of each search can be viewed in a variety of formats. Users may also view information and data on the following pages: Near Real Time Earthquake List, Current and General Earthquake Information, Seismograph Station Codes, Earthquake Information Sources, Routine U.S. Mining Seismicity, U.S. National Seismograph Networks, Today in Earthquake History, Large Earthquakes in 2001, and Earthquake E-mail Notification. Links to other U.S. Geological Survey earthquake websites are provided.

  4. Earthquake forecasting: Statistics and Information

    E-print Network

    Gertsik, V; Krichevets, A

    2013-01-01

    We present an axiomatic approach to earthquake forecasting in terms of multi-component random fields on a lattice. This approach provides a method for constructing point estimates and confidence intervals for conditional probabilities of strong earthquakes under conditions on the levels of precursors. Also, it provides an approach for setting multilevel alarm system and hypothesis testing for binary alarms. We use a method of comparison for different earthquake forecasts in terms of the increase of Shannon information. 'Forecasting' and 'prediction' of earthquakes are equivalent in this approach.

  5. Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT): Preparing Students for the Twenty-First Century Work Force via a Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Learning Experience

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Degroot, R. M.; Jordan, T. H.; Benthien, M. L.; Ihrig, M.; Berti, R.

    2009-12-01

    UseIT is one of the three undergraduate research programs sponsored by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). The program allows students to work in multi-disciplinary collaborative teams to tackle a scientific “Grand Challenge.” The topic varies each year but it always entails performing computer science research that is needed by earthquake scientists, educators, and other target audiences. The program allows undergraduates to use the advanced tools of information technology to solve important problems in interdisciplinary earthquake research. Since the program began in 2002, 145 students have participated in UseIT. The program stresses problem solving and interdisciplinary cross training. A key aspect of the UseIT program is its flexible, yet structured, team approach. Students share their diverse skills and interests, creating a powerful synergy through this peer mentoring. The majority of UseIT interns have considerable computer science skill or aptitude, but successful UseIT interns have hailed from nearly three-dozen disciplines, all class levels, and all skill levels. Successful UseIT interns have in common a willingness to step outside their comfort zones and try new things. During the 2009 internship the focus of the program was to deliver SCEC Virtual Display of Objects (VDO) images and animations of faults and earthquake sequences to SCEC, the Earthquake Country Alliance, and other virtual organizations via a content management system that captures the metadata and guides the user. SCEC-VDO is the SCEC intern-developed visualization software that allows the user to see earthquake related phenomena in three and four dimensions. The 2009 Grand Challenge had special relevance for the interns because the products they created were used for The Great California ShakeOut. This talk will discuss lessons learned from this program, how it addresses the needs of the 21st century STEM work force, and highlights of the 2009 internship.

  6. Center for Earthquake Research and Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is the homepage of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis. Scientific users can access technical information on earthquakes in the New Madrid zone and central U.S., databases and catalogs, damage reports, and links to other earthquake data. For the general public there is basic information, facts, and frequently asked questions about earthquakes; preparedness tips; a link to request speakers or presentations; and a link to a site where earthquakes can be reported. For eduators there are links to teachers' guides and lesson plans, preparedness tips, and CERI tour information. For graduate students there is information about CERI graduate studies, admissions and application information, and course descriptions.

  7. Earthquake Research Reveals New Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    This brief, three-part report focuses on NSF-sponsored earthquake safety projects. The first section is on the Simmillennium Project, which investigates computer earthquake modeling techniques. The second section concentrates on hospitals, which are particularly difficult to retrofit for earthquake safety because of the sophisticated diagnostic and treatment systems they contain. The report also gives news of a safety engineering project for elementary school students created by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.

  8. A new Automatic Phase Picker for the National Earthquake Information Center

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. S. Earle; R. Buland

    2002-01-01

    The increasing need for rapid accurate earthquake locations for timely notification and damage assessment has placed greater demands on automatic phase picking technology. We are developing a new automatic phase picker for use by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). Since the NEIC provides rapid notification for all felt earthquakes in the US and significant events worldwide, the picking algorithm

  9. Center for Earthquake Research and Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Center for Earthquake Research and Information

    CERI, established in 1977 as the Tennessee Earthquake Information Center, is a Tennessee Board of Regents Center of Excellence at the University of Memphis devoted to understanding the causes and consequences of earthquakes and the structure and evolution of the continental lithosphere. CERI addresses these needs through cutting-edge research, comprehensive graduate student education, operation of state-of-the-art seismic and GPS networks, and dissemination of technical and practical information to the private and public sectors.

  10. Spatial Detect Technology Applied on Earthquake's Impending Forecast

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guo Ziqi; Hu Guiwen; Qian Shuqing

    2001-01-01

    Impending forecast of strong earthquake is still an unsolvable scientific question in the world. Based on our analysis of the disadvantages of present earthquake forecasting, this article discussed the probability to use the Spatial Detect Technology in earthquake's forecasting, moreover summarized the status, extent and some unanswered questions of those new spatial detect techniques and methods. We can surely believe

  11. Earthquakes!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A strong earthquake struck Istanbul, Turkey on Monday, only weeks after a major quake in the same area claimed more than 15,500 lives. This site, from The Why Files (see the August 9, 1996 Scout Report), offers background information on the science of earthquakes, with particular emphasis on the recent tectonic activity in Turkey.

  12. Combining historical and geomorphological information to investigate earthquake induced landslides

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Cardinali; G. Ferrari; M. Galli; E. Guidoboni; F. Guzzetti

    2003-01-01

    Landslides are caused by many different triggers, including earthquakes. In Italy, a detailed new generation catalogue of information on historical earthquakes for the period 461 B.C to 1997 is available (Catalogue of Strong Italian Earthquakes from 461 B.C. to 1997, ING-SGA 2000). The catalogue lists 548 earthquakes and provides information on a total of about 450 mass-movements triggered by 118

  13. Space technologies for short-term earthquake warning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. A. Pulinets

    2006-01-01

    Recent theoretical and experimental studies explicitly demonstrated the ability of space technologies to identify and monitor the specific variations at near-earth space plasma, atmosphere and ground surface associated with approaching severe earthquakes (named as earthquake precursors) which appear several days (from 1 to 5) before the seismic shock over the seismically active areas. Several countries and private companies are in

  14. Space technologies for short-term earthquake warning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Pulinets

    2004-01-01

    Recent theoretical and experimental studies explicitly demonstrated the ability of space technologies to identify and monitor the specific variations at near-earth space plasma, atmosphere and ground surface associated with approaching severe earthquakes (named as earthquake precursors) appearing several days (from 1 to 5) before the seismic shock over the seismically active areas. Several countries and private companies are in the

  15. Scientific Information Platform for the 2008 Great Wenchuan Earthquake

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liang, C.

    2012-12-01

    The 2008 MS 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake is one of the deadliest in recent human history. This earthquake has not just united the whole world to help local people to lead their life through the difficult time, it has also fostered significant global cooperation to study this event from various aspects: including pre-seismic events (such as the seismicity, gravity, electro-magnetic fields, well water level, radon level in water etc), co-seismic events (fault slipping, landslides, man-made structure damages etc) and post-seismic events (such as aftershocks, well water level changing etc) as well as the disaster relief efforts. In the last four years, more than 300 scientific articles have been published on peer-reviewed journals, among them about 50% are published in Chinese, 30% in English, and about 20% in both languages. These researches have advanced our understanding of earthquake science in general. It has also sparked open debates in many aspects. Notably, the role of the Zipingpu reservoir (built not long ago before the earthquake) in the triggering of this monstrous earthquake is still one of many continuing debates. Given that all these articles are ssporadically spread out on different journals and numerous issues and in different languages, it can be very inefficient, sometimes impossible, to dig out the information that are in need. The Earthquake Research Group in the Chengdu University of Technology (ERGCDUT) has initiated an effort to develop an information platform to collect and analyze scientific research on or related to this earthquake, the hosting faults and the surrounding tectonic regions. A preliminary website has been setup for this purpose: http://www.wenchuaneqresearch.org. Up to this point (July 2012), articles published in 6 Chinese journals and 7 international journals have been collected. Articles are listed journal by journal, and also grouped by contents into four major categories, including pre-seismic events, co-seismic events, post-seismic events and seismic hazard. A detailed statistic analyses of all articles will be given. I will also explore in details on some topics in hot debates, such as the Zipingpu reservior's role in the triggering of this event, the prediction efforts made by Chinese researchers. I will specifically concentrate on articles of pre-seismic events and co-seismic events reported in Chinese because these information may be of special interests to non-Chinese speakers.

  16. College of Information Technology 151 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    industry to develop information technology solutions. Computer Science Program. The Computer ScienceCollege of Information Technology 151 COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Dean: Mirsad Hadzikadic of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Information Technology (IT) is part of a dynamic and exciting

  17. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center's Response to the Wenchuan, China Earthquake

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. S. Earle; D. J. Wald; H. Benz; S. Sipkin; J. Dewey; T. Allen; K. Jaiswal; R. Buland; G. Choy; G. Hayes; A. Hutko

    2008-01-01

    Immediately after detecting the May 12th, 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) began a coordinated effort to understand and communicate the earthquake's seismological characteristics, tectonic context, and humanitarian impact. NEIC's initial estimates of magnitude and location were distributed within 30 minutes of the quake by e-mail and text message to 70,000 users via the

  18. Lab 1: Earthquake Resources & Plotting Epicenters Overview: Students will access global earthquake database information and plot the

    E-print Network

    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    Lab 1: Earthquake Resources & Plotting Epicenters Overview: Students will access global earthquake online data information (2) Plot the longitude and latitude of an earthquake on a map. (3) Identify the depth at which an earthquake occurs Time: Introduction & practice plotting (15 mins) Internet database

  19. ABAG Earthquake Shaking Maps and Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Everyone affected by earthquakes should visit this ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) website. The website offers interactive maps of future earthquake scenarios as well as static maps of past earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay area. Residents can learn how to make their homes safer. Commuters can find out how earthquakes affect transportation routes. Businesses can discover planning tools and safety resources. In the Kid Zone, children can explore earthquake facts through stimulating quizzes, puzzles, and answers to common questions. The site also offers materials dealing with dam failure and other natural hazards.

  20. October 2003 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    October 2003 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY AWARENESS, TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATION By Mark Wilson and Joan Hash Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National publica tion to NIST SP 800-16, Information Technology Security Training Require ments: A Role

  1. SELECTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

    E-print Network

    , and availability of its mission-critical information. The foundation for the selection of IT security productsApril 2004 SELECTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PRODUCTS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology

  2. Information and Communication Technologies

    E-print Network

    Liley, David

    Information and Communication Technologies Undergraduate and TAFE Courses swinburne.edu.au Can innovation and excellence in the training sector across Australia. Information and Communication Technologies, but multiple career doors. Dynamic and constantly evolving, information and communication technologies provide

  3. EDIM - Earthquake Disaster Information System for the Marmara Region, Turkey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wenzel, Friedemann; Erdik, Mustafa; Zschau, Jochen; Fischer, Joachim; Christ, Ingrid; Kiehle, Christian

    2010-05-01

    The main objectives of EDIM (www.cedim.de/EDIM.php) are to enhance the Istanbul earthquake early warning (EEW) system with a number of scientific and technological developments that - in the end - provide a tool set for EEW with wide applicability. Innovations focus on three areas. (1) Analysis and options for improvement of the current system; (2) development of a new type of self-organising sensor system and its application to early warning; (3) development of a geoinformation infrastructure and geoinformation system tuned to early warning purposes. Development in the frame of the Istanbul system, set up and operated by KOERI, allows testing our novel methods and techniques in an operational system environment and working in a partnership with a long-standing traditon of success. EDIM is a consortium of Karlsruhe University (TH), GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam, Humboldt University (HU) Berlin, lat/lon GmbH Bonn, DELPHI Informations Muster Management GmbH Potsdam, and Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) of the Bogazici University in Istanbul. The integration of strong motion seismology, sensor system hard- and software development, and geoinformation real-time management tools prove a successful concept in making seismic early warning a novel technology with high potential for scientific and technological innovation, disaster mitigation, and many spin-offs for other fields. EDIM can serve as a model for further developments in the field of early warning on a global scale.

  4. Department of Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Flener, Pierre

    Department of Information Technology Human-Computer Interaction http://www.it.uu.se/research/hci #12;InformationTechnology-HCI Department of Information Technology | www.it.uu.se Today's menu Who we and collaboration Teaching KoF 2007, effects? Vision and plans Challenges #12;InformationTechnology

  5. Earthquakes

    MedlinePLUS

    An earthquake happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause ...

  6. Information Technology for Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snyder, Cathrine E.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Eight papers address technological, behavioral, and philosophical aspects of the application of information technology to training. Topics include instructional technology centers, intelligent training systems, distance learning, automated task analysis, training system selection, the importance of instructional methods, formative evaluation and…

  7. Information Technology Plans.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dugan, Robert E.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses accountability concerns in higher education regarding the value of information technology expenditures and applications and suggests the importance of institutional information technology plans. Topics include academic libraries and information technology plans; plan structures; writing a plan; and recommended sections to include in an…

  8. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 439, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 15-52 DISPLACEMENT MODELLING OF INTRAPLATE EARTHQUAKES

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    force-based (FB) procedure for earthquake resistant design incorporating capacity principles. The FB-Based Design, Intraplate Earthquakes, Component Attenuation Model INTRODUCTION Earthquake engineering researchISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 439, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 15

  9. Earthquakes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Hemedinger

    2007-11-26

    Students will participate in a virtual earthquake lab where they will locate an epicenter and measure Richter Scale magnitude. They will also plot the positions of earthquakes that occurred that day. 1) Go to Virtual Earthquake website and follow instructions to complete the online lab assignment. 2) Go to the USGS earthquake site. Take a few minutes to explore the earthquakes displayed on the world map. Click on \\"M2.5/4+ Earthquake List\\". Use the world map provided by your teacher to plot the locations ...

  10. Earthquakes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lesson on earthquakes is based on naturalist John Muir's experiences with two significant earthquakes, the 1872 earthquake on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Students will learn to explain that earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust called faults, and list the major geologic events including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and mountain building, which are the result of crustal plate motions. A downloadable, printable version (PDF) of the lesson plan is available.

  11. 75 FR 50749 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-17

    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...meeting is to receive information on NEHRP earthquake related activities and to gather...

  12. Information Technologies Activity Report

    E-print Network

    Firestone, Jeremy

    use of information technologies. In 2008, 90 higher-education institutions and over 27,000 freshman-mail: To improve the overall security of the University of Delaware's information resources, UD now requires all1 Information Technologies Activity Report November 1, 2008­January 31, 2009 Highlighted News New

  13. Earthquakes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Timothy Heaton

    This site contains 22 questions on the topic of earthquakes, which covers seismic waves, earthquake characteristics, and earthquake magnitudes. This is part of the Principles of Earth Science course at the University of South Dakota. Users submit their answers and are provided immediate verification.

  14. Earthquakes

    MedlinePLUS

    Earthquakes are sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the earth’s surface. Earthquakes happen along cracks in the earth's surface, called ... although they usually last less than one minute. Earthquakes cannot be predicted — although scientists are working on ...

  15. Information Technology Resources Assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-04-01

    The Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is being published as a companion document to the Department of Energy (DOE) FY 1994--FY 1998 Information Resources Management Long-Range Plan. This document represents a collaborative effort between the Office of Information Resources Management and the Office of Energy Research that was undertaken to achieve, in part, the Technology Strategic Objective of IRM Vision 21. An integral part of this objective, technology forecasting provides an understanding of the information technology horizon and presents a perspective and focus on technologies of particular interest to DOE program activities. Specifically, this document provides site planners with an overview of the status and use of new information technology for their planning consideration.

  16. Quantum Information Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Spiller, Timothy.

    2002-01-01

    From the research laboratories of Hewlett Packard, Quantum Information Technology provides an informative look at current work in quantum information processing and communication (QIPC). The report, published in November 2002, recognizes the potential applications of QIPC and how it could revolutionize conventional information technology. It cites cryptography, quantum computers, and quantum teleportation as motivational factors for development of this technology, offering a basic introduction to each discipline. The paper concludes with an analysis of the direction current research is taking and what the future may hold. Several links to further sources of information are also included.

  17. Information Technology and Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zaman, Halimah Badioze

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the impact of information technology on learning and teacher education and outlines a scenario for the use of information technology in education in Malaysia, including online systems and an experimental computer-integrated learning system. Interactive computer systems used in the Open University (United Kingdom) are described. (Contains…

  18. Technology Advertising Contact Information

    E-print Network

    Peters, Richard

    Overview #12;Technology Advertising Contact Information Alex Sheath 8596 4063 asheath Overview Our online Technology section is geared towards an IT professional environment, reaching a range of technology enthusiasts from every day gadget consumers to business decision makers where enterprise solutions

  19. Information Technology and Management Department of Information Technology and Management

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Information Technology and Management Department of Information Technology and Management Daniel F Chicago, IL 60616 appliedtech.iit.edu/information-technology-and- management Dean and Chair: C. Robert in the information technology and cyber security fields. The Information Technology and Management degrees apply

  20. A comparative study on the Earthquake Information Management Systems (EIMS) in India, Afghanistan and Iran

    PubMed Central

    Ajami, Sima

    2012-01-01

    Context: Damages and loss of life sustained during an earthquake results from falling structures and flying glass and objects. To address these and other problems, new information technology and systems as a means can improve crisis management and crisis response. The most important factor for managing the crisis depends on our readiness before disasters by useful data. Aims: This study aimed to determine the Earthquake Information Management System (EIMS) in India, Afghanistan and Iran, and describe how we can reduce destruction by EIMS in crisis management. Materials and Methods: This study was an analytical comparison in which data were collected by questionnaire, observation and checklist. The population was EIMS in selected countries. Sources of information were staff in related organizations, scientific documentations and Internet. For data analysis, Criteria Rating Technique, Delphi Technique and descriptive methods were used. Results: Findings showed that EIMS in India (Disaster Information Management System), Afghanistan (Management Information for Natural Disasters) and Iran are decentralized. The Indian state has organized an expert group to inspect issues about disaster decreasing strategy. In Iran, there was no useful and efficient EIMS to evaluate earthquake information. Conclusions: According to outcomes, it is clear that an information system can only influence decisions if it is relevant, reliable and available for the decision-makers in a timely fashion. Therefore, it is necessary to reform and design a model. The model contains responsible organizations and their functions. PMID:23555130

  1. D a t a s o u r c e s Alaska earthquake data from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center (www.aeic.alaska.edu)

    E-print Network

    West, Michael

    D a t a s o u r c e s Alaska earthquake data from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center (www.aeic.alaska.edu) Lower 48 earthquake data drawn from the ANSS composite catalog (http://www.ncedc.org/cnss/catalog-search.html) Earthquake occurrence rate in Alaska 1 9 6 0

  2. Information Technology and Security

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dorothy E. Denning

    This paper examines key trends and developments in information technology, and the implications of those developments on stability and security. Focus is on cyber threats to computer networks, including information theft and sabotage, and acts that disrupt or deny services. Seven trend areas are examined: ubiquity, mobility, hacking tools, performance, vulnerabilities, groundedness, and information security. Trends in these areas are

  3. Title: Earthquake Information for International Students To all International Students at the University of Tokyo

    E-print Network

    Miyashita, Yasushi

    Title: Earthquake Information for International Students To all International Students devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011. In Tokyo, planned rolling: http://dir.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/Center/ International Advising Room earthquake-related information: http

  4. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 474, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 124 THE EARLY ENTRANCE OF DYNAMICS IN EARTHQUAKE

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    of the first quantitative procedures for the design of earthquake-resistant structures. The procedure became), following which, on 15 January a Royal Decree appointed a panel to single out and suggest earthquake-resistantISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 474, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 1

  5. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 462, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 147-158 A HUGE SAND DOME FORMED BY THE 1854 EARTHQUAKE

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 462, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 147-158 A HUGE SAND DOME FORMED BY THE 1854 EARTHQUAKE TSUNAMI IN SURUGA BAY, CENTRAL JAPAN Daisuke Sugawara University, Chiyoda-ku 102-8251, Japan ABSTRACT The 1854 Ansei-Tokai earthquake brought massive destruction

  6. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Technical Note, Vol. 40, No.1, March 2003, pp. 77-97 ATHENS EARTHQUAKE OF 7 SEPTEMBER 1999

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Technical Note, Vol. 40, No.1, March 2003, pp. 77-97 ATHENS EARTHQUAKE OF 7 SEPTEMBER 1999: INTENSITY MEASURES AND OBSERVED DAMAGES A. Elenas Department of Civil Engineering Institute of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering Democritus University of Thrace GR

  7. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 482, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 193211 AN EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE SPECTRUM METHOD FOR LINEAR

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    , Italy ABSTRACT Earthquake response spectrum is the most popular tool in the seismic analysis and designISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 482, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 193­211 AN EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE SPECTRUM METHOD FOR LINEAR LIGHT SECONDARY SUBSTRUCTURES Giuseppe Muscolino

  8. Mapping healthcare information technology

    E-print Network

    Crawford, William Charles Richards

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis I have developed a map of Healthcare Information Technology applications used in the United States for care delivery, healthcare enterprise management, clinical support, research and patient engagement. No ...

  9. Communication of Disaster Information Accumulated at Schools after Earthquakes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sako, Noriaki; Tajima, Kazuki; Adachi, Hiromi; Adachi, Toshio; Kihara, Masami; Ohigashi, Muneyuki

    This paper arranged research data focusing on communication of disaster information to aim improving earthquake hazard mitigation abilities at university. The concrete research contents were as follows. 1) The actual situation of communication of disaster information at elementary and junior high schools as a refuge after an earthquake, which was treat as a position of precedent case. 2) Grasping the present activity prepared measures for dealing with disaster actively at university, an enterprise and a local government which was located at the same area of Nihon University, the authors belongs to. 3) The conscious investigation of natural disaster mitigation among the university student. Through those research data, it was shown the reference materials and the problems for developing a natural disaster mitigation system effectively at university in the near future.

  10. UMass Office of Information Technologies Office of Information Technologies

    E-print Network

    Schweik, Charles M.

    UMass Office of Information Technologies Office of Information Technologies A218 Lederle GRC University of Massachusetts Amherst http://www.oit.umass.edu/ The Instructor's Guide to Information Security 1. Student Information at UMass Amherst What is FERPA anyway

  11. Earthquake!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernandez, Hildo

    2000-01-01

    Examines the types of damage experienced by California State University at Northridge during the 1994 earthquake and what lessons were learned in handling this emergency are discussed. The problem of loose asbestos is addressed. (GR)

  12. Information Technology Services Administrative Information System (ADMIN)

    E-print Network

    Gering, Jon C.

    Information Technology Services Administrative Information System (ADMIN) Banner Account Request Information Systems/Banner Guidelines for Data Standards, Data Integrity and Security document, which includes

  13. Women in Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wentling, Rose Mary; Thomas, Steven P.

    2004-01-01

    There is a major concern about the drop of young women entering Computer Science degree programs and a drop in the participation of women in these information technology occupations. In all levels of educational institutions across the nation, girls and women remain under-represented in computer and information science studies and subsequently,…

  14. The method of earthquake landslide information extraction with high-resolution remote sensing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, Jian; Chen, Peng; Liu, Yaolin; Wang, Jing

    2014-05-01

    As a kind of secondary geological disaster caused by strong earthquake, the earthquake-induced landslide has drawn much attention in the world due to the severe hazard. The high-resolution remote sensing, as a new technology for investigation and monitoring, has been widely applied in landslide susceptibility and hazard mapping. The Ms 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake, occurred on 12 May 2008, caused many buildings collapse and half million people be injured. Meanwhile, damage caused by earthquake-induced landslides, collapse and debris flow became the major part of total losses. By analyzing the property of the Zipingpu landslide occurred in the Wenchuan earthquake, the present study advanced a quick-and-effective way for landslide extraction based on NDVI and slope information, and the results were validated with pixel-oriented and object-oriented methods. The main advantage of the idea lies in the fact that it doesn't need much professional knowledge and data such as crustal movement, geological structure, fractured zone, etc. and the researchers can provide the landslide monitoring information for earthquake relief as soon as possible. In pixel-oriented way, the NDVI-differential image as well as slope image was analyzed and segmented to extract the landslide information. When it comes to object-oriented method, the multi-scale segmentation algorithm was applied in order to build up three-layer hierarchy. The spectral, textural, shape, location and contextual information of individual object classes, and GLCM (Grey Level Concurrence Matrix homogeneity, shape index etc. were extracted and used to establish the fuzzy decision rule system of each layer for earthquake landslide extraction. Comparison of the results generated from the two methods, showed that the object-oriented method could successfully avoid the phenomenon of NDVI-differential bright noise caused by the spectral diversity of high-resolution remote sensing data and achieved better result with an overall accuracy of 92.16%, while of the pixel-oriented one could only get 71.32%. As the high-resolution remote sensing has been widely utilized in many fields, the object-oriented image analytical technique will have an extensive application.

  15. Information and communication technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Edelson, Burton I.; Pelton, Joseph N.; Bostian, Charles W.; Brandon, William T.; Chan, Vincent W. S.; Hager, E. Paul; Helm, Neil R.; Jennings, Raymond D.; Kwan, Robert K.; Mahle, Christoph E.

    1994-01-01

    NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) commissioned a panel of U.S. experts to study the international status of satellite communications systems and technology. The study covers emerging systems concepts, applications, services, and the attendant technologies. The panel members traveled to Europe, Japan, and Russia to gather information firsthand. They visited 17 sites in Europe, 20 in Japan, and 4 in Russia. These included major manufacturers, government organizations, service providers, and associated research and development facilities. The panel's report was reviewed by the sites visited, by the panel, and by representatives of U.S. industry. The report details the information collected and compares it to U.S. activities.

  16. SOCIOECONOMIC BENEFITS OF USING SPACE TECHNOLOGIES TO MONITOR AND RESPOND TO EARTHQUAKES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ian A. Christensen; Lauren E. Fletcher; Jonathan J. Liberda; Jose I. Rojas; Cristina Borrero del Pino

    2008-01-01

    Earthquakes represent a major hazard for populations around the world, causing frequent loss of life, human suffering and enormous damage to homes, other buildings and infrastructure. The Technology Resources for Earthquake Monitoring and Response (TREMOR) Team of 36 space professionals analysed this problem over the course of the International Space University Summer Session Program and published their recommendations in the

  17. Information and Communication Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Communication is a central aspect of all our lives. Today, our modes of communication are highly dependent on technologies such as the internet, wireless networks, phones, and computers. This issue of Topic in Depth explores the ways these forms of communication are part of our lives and highlights some new directions in communication technology.WordIQ Dictionary and Encyclopedia (1) offers this definition: "Communication is the process of exchanging information usually via a common system of symbols." The website explains some of the key process involved in communication and describes different forms of communication, such as animal communication, interpersonal communication, and computer-mediated communication. Also taking a broad view on communication, this world history website (2) provides some background on the mathematical theories that are used in designing telecommunications systems. The articles highlighted on this website from the Center for the Study of Technology and Society (4) attest to the far reaching influence of communication technology. As research on the MediaLab Europe website suggests (5), we have moved into not just developing technology that mediates interpersonal communication (such as phones) but also creating "intimate and personal connections with and through new technologies." This NSF website (6) also highlights some recent discoveries in Computer Information Science and Engineering. Finally, this article from First Monday (7) discusses the far-reaching effects these new developments in technology and globalization are having on language and learning.

  18. National clearinghouse for Loma Prieta earthquake information catalog, April 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    This catalog lists 142 new citations on the Loma Prieta earthquake. Section titles are: General topics and conference proceedings; Selected topics in seismology; Engineering seismology; Strong-motion seismometry; Dynamics of soils, rocks, and foundations; Dynamics of structures; Earthquake-resistant design and construction; Earthquake damage; and Earthquakes as natural disasters. Included are indexes by author, title, subject, and format.

  19. Information Technology and Management Information Technology and Management

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Information Technology and Management Information Technology and Management IIT School of Applied Technology Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus 201 E. Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187 www.iit.edu/applied tech/ Dean Technology & Management program is to educate and inform students to prepare them to assume technical

  20. PROBABILISTIC INFORMATION INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY

    SciTech Connect

    J. BOOKER; M. MEYER; ET AL

    2001-02-01

    The Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos has successfully developed a structured, probabilistic, quantitative approach for the evaluation of system performance based on multiple information sources, called Information Integration Technology (IIT). The technology integrates diverse types and sources of data and information (both quantitative and qualitative), and their associated uncertainties, to develop distributions for performance metrics, such as reliability. Applications include predicting complex system performance, where test data are lacking or expensive to obtain, through the integration of expert judgment, historical data, computer/simulation model predictions, and any relevant test/experimental data. The technology is particularly well suited for tracking estimated system performance for systems under change (e.g. development, aging), and can be used at any time during product development, including concept and early design phases, prior to prototyping, testing, or production, and before costly design decisions are made. Techniques from various disciplines (e.g., state-of-the-art expert elicitation, statistical and reliability analysis, design engineering, physics modeling, and knowledge management) are merged and modified to develop formal methods for the data/information integration. The power of this technology, known as PREDICT (Performance and Reliability Evaluation with Diverse Information Combination and Tracking), won a 1999 R and D 100 Award (Meyer, Booker, Bement, Kerscher, 1999). Specifically the PREDICT application is a formal, multidisciplinary process for estimating the performance of a product when test data are sparse or nonexistent. The acronym indicates the purpose of the methodology: to evaluate the performance or reliability of a product/system by combining all available (often diverse) sources of information and then tracking that performance as the product undergoes changes.

  1. September 2005 ADVISING USERS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    September 2005 ADVISING USERS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BBuulllleettiinn BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES: HELPING TO PROTECT INFORMATION AND AUTOMATED TRANSACTIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES: HELPING TO PROTECT INFORMATION AND AUTOMATED TRANSACTIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

  2. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Information Technology Strategic Plan

    E-print Network

    Shull, Kenneth R.

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Information Technology Strategic Plan 2012 2014 #12;Information technology and services. As the University's information technology organization, Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) is committed to listen and lead in the delivery of technology services and information

  3. Information technology governance — COBIT model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dalibor Radovanovic; Dubravka Lucic; Tijana Radojevic; Marko Sarac

    2011-01-01

    This paper explains the concept of information technology audit, shows relationship between audit and IT Management. Information systems provide both the means for organizations to transact business and the ability to report the financial results of their operations. Information technology auditing is an integral part of corporate governance. However, information technology auditing is often looked upon as a \\

  4. Information Technology and Healthcare

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In July 2004, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched its initiative to develop a National Health Information Infrastructure. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create an electronic health record (EHR) for every American so that health records can be securely shared among health care providers. This Topic in Depth explores developments in electronic health records and technology.This first website (1) is the official site for the National Health Information Infrastructure 2004: Cornerstones for Electronic Healthcare. Some current ideas for how to share medical records, such as secured online postings or saving data on flash disks are discussed in this article from PC World (2). This next article (3) discusses another development in information technology, implantable electronic identification chips. The fourth website (4) presents findings from a recent Medical Records Institute survey of health providers on their current uses, future hopes and perceived barriers to electronic health record systems. One challenge for the initiative is interoperability, which is explained generally on this website (5). The issue of interoperability, as well as privacy and fragmentation in the health industry are addressed in the Preliminary Roadmap for Achieving Electronic Connectivity in Healthcare released by Connecting for Health (6). For more on current research on technology supporting the use of electronic records see this website from The Electronic Record Development and Implementation Programme (ERDIP) (7).

  5. Evaluation of the real-time earthquake information system in Japan Hiromitsu Nakamura,1

    E-print Network

    Allen, Richard M.

    Evaluation of the real-time earthquake information system in Japan Hiromitsu Nakamura,1 Shigeki, and P. A. Rydelek (2009), Evaluation of the real-time earthquake information system in Japan, Geophys these results to JMA in order to issue an EEW. The system uses the real-time data of Hi-net, which is a seismic

  6. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 475, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 2537 RESPONSE SPECTRAAS A USEFUL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS TOOL

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 475, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 25 vulnerability, and post earthquake estimates of potential damage of buildings. KEYWORDS: Response Spectra, Building Codes, Performance-Based Design, Seismic Vulnerability, Earthquake Intensity INTRODUCTION

  7. Multispectral, hyperspectral, and LiDAR remote sensing and geographic information fusion for improved earthquake response

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    Kruse, F. A.; Kim, A. M.; Runyon, S. C.; Carlisle, Sarah C.; Clasen, C. C.; Esterline, C. H.; Jalobeanu, A.; Metcalf, J. P.; Basgall, P. L.; Trask, D. M.; Olsen, R. C.

    2014-06-01

    The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Remote Sensing Center (RSC) and research partners have completed a remote sensing pilot project in support of California post-earthquake-event emergency response. The project goals were to dovetail emergency management requirements with remote sensing capabilities to develop prototype map products for improved earthquake response. NPS coordinated with emergency management services and first responders to compile information about essential elements of information (EEI) requirements. A wide variety of remote sensing datasets including multispectral imagery (MSI), hyperspectral imagery (HSI), and LiDAR were assembled by NPS for the purpose of building imagery baseline data; and to demonstrate the use of remote sensing to derive ground surface information for use in planning, conducting, and monitoring post-earthquake emergency response. Worldview-2 data were converted to reflectance, orthorectified, and mosaicked for most of Monterey County; CA. Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) data acquired at two spatial resolutions were atmospherically corrected and analyzed in conjunction with the MSI data. LiDAR data at point densities from 1.4 pts/m2 to over 40 points/ m2 were analyzed to determine digital surface models. The multimodal data were then used to develop change detection approaches and products and other supporting information. Analysis results from these data along with other geographic information were used to identify and generate multi-tiered products tied to the level of post-event communications infrastructure (internet access + cell, cell only, no internet/cell). Technology transfer of these capabilities to local and state emergency response organizations gives emergency responders new tools in support of post-disaster operational scenarios.

  8. Workshop on the Application of Remote Sensing Technologies to Disaster Response Rapid Damage Mapping for Post-Earthquake

    E-print Network

    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    Mapping for Post-Earthquake Building Damage Assessment Keiko Saito, Robin Spence The Martin Centre Technologies to Disaster Response 12 September 2003 Rapid Damage Mapping for post-Earthquake Building Damage Assessment 2 Objective Develop methodologies to create a post-earthquake rapid building damage map using high

  9. Regaining Control Over Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldsborough, Reid

    2005-01-01

    Living in postindustrial, 21st-century society means being surrounded by the accoutrements of information technology. Information technology is in people's offices, cars and homes. One third of adults do not deal well with information technology, according to the research of Larry Rosen, psychology professor, author, and pundit. Rosen is the Paul…

  10. Georgia Southern University Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Hutcheon, James M.

    Georgia Southern University Information Technology Organization Chart 2013-2014 FINAL: September 18, 2013 R\\Work\\Common:\\OrgCharts\\Rev2014\\ Information Technology \\CIO Produced: Strategic Research of the groups of units reporting there. President Vice President for Information Technology and Chief

  11. Information Technology and Web Science

    E-print Network

    Rensselaer Graduate Studies Information Technology and Web Science Rensselaer nurtures a "low walls advanced study in the highly creative, interdisci- plinary field of Information Technology and Web Science to gain a breadth of IT knowledge: itws.rpi.edu #12;itws.rpi.edu Information Technology and Web Science

  12. Children, Information and New Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cook, John

    As technological change affects current lifestyles and will continue to affect access to information, children should remain a primary consideration, with new technology serving to provide information to them. The growing importance of information is fundamental to recent technological change based on the development of computers and the silicon…

  13. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 427, Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 273-310 EMPIRICAL SCALING OF STRONG EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTION

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 427, Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 273-310 EMPIRICAL SCALING OF STRONG EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTION - PART III: SYNTHETIC STRONG MOTION V.W. Lee Civil A comprehensive and general method for the prediction of strong motion amplitudes, developed by Strong Motion

  14. Outsourcing information technology

    SciTech Connect

    Gordon, K.A. (Planmetrics Inc., Chicago, IL (United States))

    1994-01-15

    Although it has become almost routine in most industries, outsourcing has only emerged as a hot topic in the utility industry over the past few years. Information technology (IT) is a prime candidate for outsourcing alternatives. And while not a panacea for all utilities, the trend to consider outsourcing one or more IT functions will become increasingly important as companies struggle to cope with deregulation and competitive pressures. This article describes how to determine if outsourcing is a viable alternative for a utility, and how to determine what is to be outsourced and how to manage the contract.

  15. Great Earthquakes and Medical Information Systems, with Special Reference to Telecommunications

    PubMed Central

    Miyamoto, Masaki; Sako, Masao; Kimura, Michio; Kanno, Tsuyoshi; Inoue, Michitoshi; Takeda, Hiroshi; Takahashi, Takashi; Inada, Hiroshi; Minato, Kotarou; Hashimoto, Norio; Kawamura, Tetsuo; Naito, Michio; Hattori, Toshio; Nakazawa, Kazuo; Irie, Masayuki

    1999-01-01

    The Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in January 1995 caused the greatest number of deaths and injuries in Japan since World War II. Various weaknesses of modern information systems were exposed during and after the earthquake. The authors carried out a questionnaire survey to investigate the current state of hospital information and to examine the kinds of information needed immediately after an earthquake. The survey results show that information about the ability to admit new patients and the availability of medical supplies is necessary immediately after such a disaster. These results will be useful for planning countermeasures against this kind of disaster. PMID:10332658

  16. Information Technology: American National Standard for

    E-print Network

    Information Technology: American National Standard for Information Systems-- Data Format Publication 500-245 Information Technology: American National Standard for Information Systems-- Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial, & Scar Mark & Tattoo (SMT) Information Sponsored by Information Technology

  17. Providing Seismotectonic Information to the Public Through Continuously Updated National Earthquake Information Center Products

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bernardino, M. J.; Hayes, G. P.; Dannemann, F.; Benz, H.

    2012-12-01

    One of the main missions of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is the dissemination of information to national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public through various products such as ShakeMap and earthquake summary posters. During the summer of 2012, undergraduate and graduate student interns helped to update and improve our series of regional seismicity posters and regional tectonic summaries. The "Seismicity of the Earth (1900-2007)" poster placed over a century's worth of global seismicity data in the context of plate tectonics, highlighting regions that have experienced great (M+8.0) earthquakes, and the tectonic settings of those events. This endeavor became the basis for a series of more regionalized seismotectonic posters that focus on major subduction zones and their associated seismicity, including the Aleutian and Caribbean arcs. The first round of these posters were inclusive of events through 2007, and were made with the intent of being continually updated. Each poster includes a regional tectonic summary, a seismic hazard map, focal depth cross-sections, and a main map that illustrates the following: the main subduction zone and other physiographic features, seismicity, and rupture zones of historic great earthquakes. Many of the existing regional seismotectonic posters have been updated and new posters highlighting regions of current seismological interest have been created, including the Sumatra and Java arcs, the Middle East region and the Himalayas (all of which are currently in review). These new editions include updated lists of earthquakes, expanded tectonic summaries, updated relative plate motion vectors, and major crustal faults. These posters thus improve upon previous editions that included only brief tectonic discussions of the most prominent features and historic earthquakes, and which did not systematically represent non-plate boundary faults. Regional tectonic summaries provide the public with immediate background information useful for teaching and media related purposes and are an essential component to many NEIC products. As part of the NEIC's earthquake response, rapid earthquake summary posters are created in the hours following a significant global earthquake. These regional tectonic summaries are included in each earthquake summary poster along with a discussion of the event, written by research scientists at the NEIC, often with help from regional experts. Now, through the efforts of this and related studies, event webpages will automatically contain a regional tectonic summary immediately after an event has been posted. These new summaries include information about plate boundary interactions and other associated tectonic elements, trends in seismicity and brief descriptions of significant earthquakes that have occurred in a region. The tectonic summaries for the following regions have been updated as part of this work: South America, the Caribbean, Alaska and the Aleutians, Kuril-Kamchatka, Japan and vicinity, and Central America, with newly created summaries for Sumatra and Java, the Mediterranean, Middle East, and the Himalayas. The NEIC is currently planning to integrate concise stylized maps with each tectonic summary for display on the USGS website.

  18. Information & Technology Literacy Standards Matrix.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Potter, Calvin J.; Lohr, Neah J.; Klein, Jim; Sorensen, Richard J.

    Intended to help library media specialists, technology educators, and curriculum planning teams identify where specific information and technology competencies might best fit into the assessed content areas of the curriculum, this document presents a matrix that identifies the correlation between Wisconsin's Information and Technology Literacy…

  19. National clearinghouse for Loma Prieta earthquake information catalog, November 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This catalog lists 440 new citations including recently completed work, abstracts of National Science Foundation research projects in progress, and contributions to the clearinghouse received after April, 1991. Section titles are: General topics and conference proceedings; Selected topics in seismology; Engineering seismology; Strong-motion seismometry; Dynamics of soils, rocks, and foundations; Dynamics of structures; Earthquake-resistant design and construction; Earthquake damage; and Earthquakes as natural disasters. Included are indexes by author, title, subject, and format.

  20. National clearinghouse for Loma Prieta earthquake information catalog, April 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This catalog provides a descriptive list of 570 newspaper and periodical articles, papers in conference proceedings, maps, slides, videos, technical reports, and strong-motion data generated as a result of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Section titles are: General topics and conference proceedings; Selected topics in seismology; Engineering seismology; Strong-motion seismometry; Dynamics of soils, rocks, and foundations; Dynamics of structures; Earthquake-resistant design and construction; Earthquake damage; and Earthquakes as natural disasters. Included are indexes by author, title, subject, and format.

  1. Information Technology and Information Society in Poland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zoltan Batori; Andrea Koren; Bruno S. Sergi

    2008-01-01

    Investment on the information technology has a prominent place in understanding the growth of labour markets productivity in the USA after 1995. While investment on information technology enabled US firms to achieve high growth rates of both labour and total factor productivity, neither Western European nor Central European firms echoed the US experience. The European productive system has failed to

  2. Information Assurance Technology Forecast 2005

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Virgil D. Gligor; Thomas Haigh; Dick Kemmerer; Carl E. Landwehr; Steven B. Lipner; John D. Mclean

    2006-01-01

    This paper gives insights into how the threat's evolving nature, the current information technology environment, and various market forces are combining to yield new security challenges and likely new technology paths for the future.

  3. Information Theoric Framework for the Earthquake Recurrence Models : Methodica Firma Per Terra Non-Firma

    SciTech Connect

    Esmer, Oezcan [Middle East Technical University, Department of City and Regional Planning, Ankara (Turkey)

    2006-11-29

    This paper first evaluates the earthquake prediction method (1999 ) used by US Geological Survey as the lead example and reviews also the recent models. Secondly, points out the ongoing debate on the predictability of earthquake recurrences and lists the main claims of both sides. The traditional methods and the 'frequentist' approach used in determining the earthquake probabilities cannot end the complaints that the earthquakes are unpredictable. It is argued that the prevailing 'crisis' in seismic research corresponds to the Pre-Maxent Age of the current situation. The period of Kuhnian 'Crisis' should give rise to a new paradigm based on the Information-Theoric framework including the inverse problem, Maxent and Bayesian methods. Paper aims to show that the information- theoric methods shall provide the required 'Methodica Firma' for the earthquake prediction models.

  4. Preparing for an Earthquake: Information for Schools and Families

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heath, Melissa Allen; Dean, Brenda

    2008-01-01

    Over the past decade, catastrophic earthquakes have garnered international attention regarding the need for improving immediate and ongoing support services for disrupted communities. Following the December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake, the Indian Ocean tsunami was responsible for displacing millions and taking the lives of an estimated 320,000…

  5. Towards an Information Technology Strategy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ewart, R. W.

    1988-01-01

    As new information technology options are made available, office automation systems are being introduced and along with campus networks, and management information service requirements are evolving. Eight common strategies found in 10 American institutions are reported. (Author/MLW)

  6. New Technology and Information Explosion.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johns, David

    A flood of new electronic technologies promises to usher in the Information Age and alter economic and social structures. Telematics, a potent combination of telecommunications and computer technologies, could eventually bring huge volumes of information to great numbers of people by making large data bases accessible to computer terminals in…

  7. Information Technology for Knowledge Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Uwe M. Borghoff; Remo Pareschi

    1997-01-01

    Abstract: Knowledge has been lately recognized as one of the most important assets of organizations. Can information technology help the growth and the sustainment of organizational knowledge? The answer is yes, if care is taken to remember that IT here is just a part of the story (corporate culture and work practices being equally relevant) and that the information technologies

  8. Information Technology and Disabilities (ITD)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Electronic Journal: Information Technology and Disabilities: Refereed journal focussed on the development and effective use of new and emerging technologies by computer users with disabilities. Founded by EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information), topics include issues affecting rehabilitation counselors, human resources professionals, and developers of adaptive computer hardware and software products.

  9. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 478, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 101109 A NOTE ON SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN RESPONSE SPECTRA OF

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    spectra of earthquake ground motions are important in the earthquake-resistant design and reliabilityISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 478, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 101­109 A NOTE ON SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN RESPONSE SPECTRA OF EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTIONS Hideji Kawakami*, Hidenori

  10. Using a geographic information system (GIS) to assess pediatric surge potential after an earthquake.

    PubMed

    Curtis, Jacqueline W; Curtis, Andrew; Upperman, Jeffrey S

    2012-06-01

    Geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial technology (GT) can help hospitals improve plans for postdisaster surge by assessing numbers of potential patients in a catchment area and providing estimates of special needs populations, such as pediatrics. In this study, census-derived variables are computed for blockgroups within a 3-mile radius from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and from Los Angeles County-University of Southern California (LAC-USC) Medical Center. Landslide and liquefaction zones are overlaid on US Census Bureau blockgroups. Units that intersect with the hazard zones are selected for computation of pediatric surge potential in case of an earthquake. In addition, cartographic visualization and cluster analysis are performed on the entire 3-mile study area to identify hot spots of socially vulnerable populations. The results suggest the need for locally specified vulnerability models for pediatric populations. GIS and GT have untapped potential to contribute local specificity to planning for surge potential after a disaster. Although this case focuses on an earthquake hazard, the methodology is appropriate for an all-hazards approach. With the advent of Google Earth, GIS output can now be easily shared with medical personnel for broader application and improvement in planning. PMID:22700026

  11. College of Information Technology 139 COLLEGE OF INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    information technology solutions. Computer Science Program. The Computer Science Department offers a wide · Collaborative system technology and design · Human/computer iCollege of Information Technology 139 COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Dean: Mirsad Hadzikadic

  12. Turning the rumor of May 11, 2011 earthquake prediction In Rome, Italy, into an information day on earthquake hazard

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Amato, A.; Cultrera, G.; Margheriti, L.; Nostro, C.; Selvaggi, G.; INGVterremoti Team

    2011-12-01

    A devastating earthquake had been predicted for May 11, 2011 in Rome. This prediction was never released officially by anyone, but it grew up in the Internet and was amplified by media. It was erroneously ascribed to Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian self-taught natural scientist who studied planetary motions. Indeed, around May 11, 2011, a planetary alignment was really expected and this contributed to give credibility to the earthquake prediction among people. During the previous months, INGV was overwhelmed with requests for information about this supposed prediction by Roman inhabitants and tourists. Given the considerable mediatic impact of this expected earthquake, INGV decided to organize an Open Day in its headquarter in Rome for people who wanted to learn more about the Italian seismicity and the earthquake as natural phenomenon. The Open Day was preceded by a press conference two days before, in which we talked about this prediction, we presented the Open Day, and we had a scientific discussion with journalists about the earthquake prediction and more in general on the real problem of seismic risk in Italy. About 40 journalists from newspapers, local and national tv's, press agencies and web news attended the Press Conference and hundreds of articles appeared in the following days, advertising the 11 May Open Day. The INGV opened to the public all day long (9am - 9pm) with the following program: i) meetings with INGV researchers to discuss scientific issues; ii) visits to the seismic monitoring room, open 24h/7 all year; iii) guided tours through interactive exhibitions on earthquakes and Earth's deep structure; iv) lectures on general topics from the social impact of rumors to seismic risk reduction; v) 13 new videos on channel YouTube.com/INGVterremoti to explain the earthquake process and give updates on various aspects of seismic monitoring in Italy; vi) distribution of books and brochures. Surprisingly, more than 3000 visitors came to visit INGV headquarters until 9 p.m.: families, school classes with and without teachers, civil protection groups, journalists. This initiative, built up in a few weeks, had a very large feedback, also due to the media highlighting the presumed prediction. Although we could not rule out the possibility of a strong earthquake in central Italy (with effects in Rome) we tried to explain the meaning of short term earthquake prediction vs. probabilistic seismic hazard assessment. Despite many people remained with the fear (many decided to take a day off and leave the town or stay in public parks), we contributed to reduce this feeling and therefore the social cost of this strange Roman day. Moreover, another lesson learned is that these (fortunately sporadic) circumstances, when people's attention is high, are important opportunities for science communication. We thank all the INGV colleagues who contributed to the May 11 Open Day, in particular the Press Office, the Educational and Outreach laboratory, the Graphics Laboratory and SissaMedialab. P.S. no large earthquake happened

  13. Data and Visualizations in the Southern California Earthquake Center's Fault Information System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Perry, S.

    2003-12-01

    The Southern California Earthquake Center's Fault Information System (FIS) provides a single point of access to fault-related data and models from multiple databases and datasets. The FIS is built of computer code, metadata and Web interfaces based on Web services technology, which enables queries and data interchange irrespective of computer software or platform. Currently we have working prototypes of programmatic and browser-based access. The first generation FIS may be searched and downloaded live, by automated processes, as well as interactively, by humans using a browser. Users get ascii data in plain text or encoded in XML. Via the Earthquake Information Technology (EIT) Interns (Juve and others, this meeting), we are also testing the effectiveness of querying multiple databases using a fault database ontology. For more than a decade, the California Geological Survey (CGS), SCEC, and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) have put considerable, shared resources into compiling and assessing published fault data, then providing the data on the Web. Several databases now exist, with different formats, datasets, purposes, and users, in various stages of completion. When fault databases were first envisioned, the full power of today's internet was not yet recognized, and the databases became the Web equivalents of review papers, where one could read an overview summation of a fault, then copy and paste pertinent data. Today, numerous researchers also require rapid queries and downloads of data. Consequently, the first components of the FIS are MySQL databases that deliver numeric values from earlier, text-based databases. Another essential service provided by the FIS is visualizations of fault representations such as those in SCEC's Community Fault Model. The long term goal is to provide a standardized, open-source, platform-independent visualization technique. Currently, the FIS makes available fault model viewing software for users with access to Matlab or Java3D. The latter is the interactive LA3D software of the SCEC EIT intern team, which will be demonstrated at this session.

  14. Profit Impact of Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weitzendorf, Thomas; Hiller, Harald

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the correlation between corporate performance and the use of information technology. Tests a model that was based on management information systems literature. Examines system effectiveness, user information satisfaction, organizational conversion, top management commitment, and organizational climate. Discusses testing in Austrian and…

  15. Information Technology Security Assessment Framework

    E-print Network

    Federal Information Technology Security Assessment Framework November 28, 2000 Prepared (NIST) Computer Security Division #12;Overview Information and the systems that process it are among and maintain a program to adequately secure its information and system assets. Agency programs must: 1) assure

  16. Earthquakes Rock!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

    Students learn the two main methods to measure earthquakes, the Richter Scale and the Mercalli Scale. They make a model of a seismograph—a measuring device that records an earthquake on a seismogram. Students also investigate which structural designs are most likely to survive an earthquake. And, they illustrate an informational guide to the Mercalli Scale.

  17. Information technology: opening the box.

    PubMed

    Nussbaum, G M

    1998-09-01

    If you thought managed care was a tough nut to crack, wait until you have to start making decisions about your organization's information technology (IT). Information systems are complex and expensive, they can take years to implement, and, once installed, they need costly and regular upgrades. But for a contemporary clinical organization to function, this technology is as essential as power and water. For many years, information technology was seen as a black box, impenetrable and beyond real understanding. If done with knowledge and care, however, cracking the box opens up possibilities, not ruin. PMID:10185652

  18. Extraction Method for Earthquake-Collapsed Building Information Based on High-Resolution Remote Sensing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chen, Peng; Wu, Jian; Liu, Yaolin; Wang, Jing

    2014-03-01

    At present, the extraction of earthquake disaster information from remote sensing data relies on visual interpretation. However, this technique cannot effectively and quickly obtain precise and efficient information for earthquake relief and emergency management. Collapsed buildings in the town of Zipingpu after the Wenchuan earthquake were used as a case study to validate two kinds of rapid extraction methods for earthquake-collapsed building information based on pixel-oriented and object-oriented theories. The pixel-oriented method is based on multi-layer regional segments that embody the core layers and segments of the object-oriented method. The key idea is to mask layer by layer all image information, including that on the collapsed buildings. Compared with traditional techniques, the pixel-oriented method is innovative because it allows considerably rapid computer processing. As for the object-oriented method, a multi-scale segment algorithm was applied to build a three-layer hierarchy. By analyzing the spectrum, texture, shape, location, and context of individual object classes in different layers, the fuzzy determined rule system was established for the extraction of earthquake-collapsed building information. We compared the two sets of results using three variables: precision assessment, visual effect, and principle. Both methods can extract earthquake-collapsed building information quickly and accurately. The object-oriented method successfully overcomes the pepper salt noise caused by the spectral diversity of high-resolution remote sensing data and solves the problem of same object, different spectrums and that of same spectrum, different objects. With an overall accuracy of 90.38%, the method achieves more scientific and accurate results compared with the pixel-oriented method (76.84%). The object-oriented image analysis method can be extensively applied in the extraction of earthquake disaster information based on high-resolution remote sensing.

  19. HUMAN TOUCH nanotechnology information technology biomedical technology and

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    HIGH TECH, HUMAN TOUCH FACTS AND FIGURES 2014 #12;nanotechnology information technology biomedical technology and technical medicine behavioural sciences and governance geo-information science and earth

  20. Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy

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    to exercise good judgment and operate under best practices in the #12;Information Technology Appropriate Use and governing documents concerning appropriate use. These documents may contain more detailed statements

  1. Information and Communications Technologies Tutorials

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) presents this collection of links to a number of online tutorials. The tutorials fall under the categories of electronics, fiber optics, general computing and programming, general telecommunications, java, math, matlab, networking and physics.

  2. Management Framework for Information Technologies.

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    Mathezer, Gordon

    1985-01-01

    The development and implementation of an institutional framework to guide the management and use of information technologies (computing, office automation, and telecommunications) at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, are described. (Author/MLW)

  3. Managing agile information technology infrastructure

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    Kalissery, Biju

    2007-01-01

    Information technology (IT) can be a key contributor for the successful implementation of business strategies. However, companies normally find it hard to synchronize their evolving business strategies with the capabilities ...

  4. Information technologies and patient safety.

    PubMed

    Ellner, Scott J; Joyner, Paul W

    2012-02-01

    Advances in health information technology provide significant opportunities for improvements in surgical patient safety. The adoption and use of electronic health records can enhance communication along the surgical spectrum of care. Bar coding and radiofrequency identification technology are strategies to prevent retained surgical sponges and for tracking the operating room supply chain. Computerized intraoperative monitoring systems can improve the performance of the operating room team. Automated data registries collect patient information to be analyzed and used for surgical quality improvement. PMID:22269262

  5. Information Technology Services (ITS) Information Technology Services (ITS) ensures that faculty, students, and staff have the

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    Maroncelli, Mark

    Information Technology Services (ITS) Information Technology Services (ITS) ensures that faculty, students, and staff have the information technology tools and infrastructure necessary to carry out maximum use of the appropriate information technology tools in their learning, teaching, research

  6. HOW TO ACCESS TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    ATTIC (Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center) is an on-line computer database and repository for information on remediation and treatment technologies. t contains several of EPA's technology databases, including the Treatment Technology Database, the RREL (Risk Redu...

  7. How citizen seismology is transforming rapid public earthquake information and interactions between seismologists and society

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    Bossu, Rémy; Steed, Robert; Mazet-Roux, Gilles; Roussel, Fréderic; Caroline, Etivant

    2015-04-01

    Historical earthquakes are only known to us through written recollections and so seismologists have a long experience of interpreting the reports of eyewitnesses, explaining probably why seismology has been a pioneer in crowdsourcing and citizen science. Today, Internet has been transforming this situation; It can be considered as the digital nervous system comprising of digital veins and intertwined sensors that capture the pulse of our planet in near real-time. How can both seismology and public could benefit from this new monitoring system? This paper will present the strategy implemented at Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) to leverage this new nervous system to detect and diagnose the impact of earthquakes within minutes rather than hours and how it transformed information systems and interactions with the public. We will show how social network monitoring and flashcrowds (massive website traffic increases on EMSC website) are used to automatically detect felt earthquakes before seismic detections, how damaged areas can me mapped through concomitant loss of Internet sessions (visitors being disconnected) and the benefit of collecting felt reports and geolocated pictures to further constrain rapid impact assessment of global earthquakes. We will also describe how public expectations within tens of seconds of ground shaking are at the basis of improved diversified information tools which integrate this user generated contents. A special attention will be given to LastQuake, the most complex and sophisticated Twitter QuakeBot, smartphone application and browser add-on, which deals with the only earthquakes that matter for the public: the felt and damaging earthquakes. In conclusion we will demonstrate that eyewitnesses are today real time earthquake sensors and active actors of rapid earthquake information.

  8. Information Technology and Disabilities, 1995.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNulty, Tom, Ed.

    1995-01-01

    Four issues of this newsletter on information technology and disabilities (ITD) contain the following articles: "Developing an Accessible Online Public Access Catalog at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library" (Charles Hamilton); "Assistive Technology in the Science Laboratory: A Talking Laboratory Work Station for Visually Impaired…

  9. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SERVICES: HOW TO

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    June 2004 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SERVICES: HOW TO SELECT, IMPLEMENT, AND MANAGE Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute decisions are made and that system security is strengthened. Guide to Information Technology Security

  10. Ecovillages, Values, and Information Technology: Balancing Sustainability

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    Anderson, Richard

    Ecovillages, Values, and Information Technology: Balancing Sustainability with Daily Life in 21st as individuals with explicit value commitments interact with information technology. Specifically, ethnographic methods are being used to investigate the information technology adaptive process as it unfolds

  11. Michigan State University Health Information Technology

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    Michigan State University Health Information Technology Privacy Statement Revised 12 for Information Technology Resources. Although this Site has security measures in place to protect personal This Site collects information automatically through the use of cookies, third party tracking technologies

  12. University of Connecticut Information Technology Security

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    University of Connecticut Information Technology Security Incident Response Plan #12;- i - Revision technology needs of the University. The Information Technology Security Office has created this Incident, affiliates, or students. Audience This document is primarily for University departmental information security

  13. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 447, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 201-222 WHITHER PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING IN INDIA?

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 447, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 201 Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee-247667 ABSTRACT The Kutch Earthquake of January 26, 2001 in Gujarat this earthquake, doubts arose about our professional practices, building by-laws, construction materials, building

  14. Aboriginal Information & Communication Technologies

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    Martin, Jeff

    Networking (30 Hours) · Networking Protocols (30 Hours) · Advanced Networking (30 Hours) · Windows Design (24 Hours) · Introduction to Business Analysis (30 Hours) · Information Assurance and Security application form admission requirements 2. Successfully pass the entrance exam 3. Successfully pass

  15. Helsinki University of Technology: Computational Information Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Computational Information Technology is a research group of the Laboratory of Computational Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. This section of the website introduces visitors to the group's work on modelling and analyzing complex physical, technical and economic processes and systems. Researchers "carry out method development and application oriented research on advanced probabilistic and information theoretic methods." Some applications include statistical modelling of financial markets, pattern recognition in neural networks, machine vision for microscope image processing, data mining, and intelligent human-machine interfaces. The Research Projects section describes the group's work in these areas and highlights the mathematical and statistical methods used, such as Bayesian methods, vision geometry, Turing's reaction-diffusion systems, and time-frequency analysis. Each research area has its own website, where the overall project and theoretical framework is described along with images and diagrams. Publications, such as theses and journal articles are listed and some conference proceedings and articles are available to download.

  16. Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.

    This profile includes a comprehensive set of information technology competencies that are grounded in core academic subject areas and built around four occupational clusters (information services and support, network systems, programming and software development, and interactive media) that reflect the job opportunities and skills required for…

  17. Information Technology and Indigenous People

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    Dyson, Laurel, Ed.; Hendriks, Max, Ed.; Grant, Stephen, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    Information Technology and Indigenous People provides theoretical and empirical information related to the planning and execution of IT projects aimed at serving indigenous people. It explores many cultural concerns with IT implementation, including language issues and questions of cultural appropriateness, and brings together cutting-edge…

  18. Information technology standards process guide

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-04-01

    This document presents a logical and realistic approach to implementation of the Information Technology Standards Program throughout the Department and its management and operating contractors, as described in Department of Energy 1360.3C, Information Technology Standards, dated October 19, 1992. To take better advantage of commercial advances and investments in information technology resources, it is paramount that the Department of Energy move as rapidly as programmatically feasible to an open systems environment. The process revolves around the selection of interface standards in areas such as multi-system and multi-processor interconnects, operating and database management systems, graphics, and security. This new approach will result in reduced production, operation, and maintenance costs, and more effective system integration. The Information Technology Standards Process Guide provides a model that may be tailored to Department of Energy sites. It also assists sites in understanding the Information Technology Standards Program. It is not an architectural description to be used in implementing a corporate information systems environment.

  19. WeInformation Sciences and Technology

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    WeInformation Sciences and Technology College of Information Sciences and Technology #12;Office of Undergraduate Recruiting College of Information Sciences and Technology The Pennsylvania State University 104 Information Sciences and Technology Building University Park, PA 16802-6822 For more information: ist

  20. Earthquake ethics through scientific knowledge, historical memory and societal awareness: the experience of direct internet information.

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    de Rubeis, Valerio; Sbarra, Paola; Sebaste, Beppe; Tosi, Patrizia

    2013-04-01

    The experience of collection of data on earthquake effects and diffusion of information to people, carried on through the site "haisentitoilterremoto.it" (didyoufeelit) managed by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), has evidenced a constantly growing interest by Italian citizens. Started in 2007, the site has collected more than 520,000 compiled intensity questionnaires, producing intensity maps of almost 6,000 earthquakes. One of the most peculiar feature of this experience is constituted by a bi-directional information exchange. Every person can record observed effects of the earthquake and, at the same time, look at the generated maps. Seismologists, on the other side, can find each earthquake described in real time through its effects on the whole territory. In this way people, giving punctual information, receive global information from the community, mediated and interpreted by seismological knowledge. The relationship amongst seismologists, mass media and civil society is, thus, deep and rich. The presence of almost 20,000 permanent subscribers distributed on the whole Italian territory, alerted in case of earthquake, has reinforced the participation: the subscriber is constantly informed by the seismologists, through e-mail, about events occurred in his-her area, even if with very small magnitude. The "alert" service provides the possibility to remember that earthquakes are a phenomenon continuously present, on the other hand it shows that high magnitude events are very rare. This kind of information is helpful as it is fully complementary to that one given by media. We analyze the effects of our activity on society and mass media. The knowledge of seismic phenomena is present in each person, having roots on fear, idea of death and destruction, often with the deep belief of very rare occurrence. This position feeds refusal and repression. When a strong earthquake occurs, surprise immediately changes into shock and desperation. A positive approach to the topic should comprise: 1) a better knowledge of seismic activity, 2) acceptance of earthquakes as a constant presence, 3) understanding concepts related to probability, geological time, rare occurrence of catastrophic events, 4) disposition toward the correct solutions like buildings reinforcements, earthquake simulation activities, etc. Our activity has social and ethical implications, that have to be analyzed in order to find an equilibrium between alarmism and hazard undervaluation.

  1. Application of Rapid Earthquake Location for Earthquake Early Warning in Korea

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    Kim, K.; Rydelek, P. A.; Suk, B.

    2008-12-01

    Economic growth, industrialization and urbanization have made society more vulnerable then ever to seismic hazard in Korea. Although Korea has not experienced severe damage due to earthquakes during the last few decades, there is little doubt of the potential for large earthquakes in Korea as documented in the historical literature. As we see no immediate promise of short-term earthquake prediction with current science and technology, earthquake early warning systems attract more and more attention as a practical measure to mitigate damage from earthquakes. Earthquake early warning systems provide a few seconds to tens of seconds of warning time before the onset of strong ground shaking. To achieve rapid earthquake location, we propose to take full advantage of information from existing seismic networks; by using P wave arrival times at two nearest stations from the earthquake hypocenter and also information that P waves have not yet arrived at other stations. Ten earthquakes in the Korean peninsula and its vicinity are selected for the feasibility study. We observed that location results are not reliable when earthquakes occur outside of the seismic network. Earthquakes inside the seismic network, however, can be located very rapidly for the purpose of earthquake early warning. Seoul metropolitan area may secure 10 - 50 seconds of warning time before any strong shaking starts for certain events. Carefully orchestrated actions during the given warning time should be able to reduce hazard and mitigate damages due to potentially disastrous earthquakes.

  2. Office of Information Technology Strategic Planning Process

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    Liu, Paul

    Office of Information Technology Strategic Planning Process June 2012 Marc Hoit, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Information Technology North Carolina State University #12;Office of Information Technology Strategic Planning Process June 2012 Page 2 Office of Information Technology Strategic Planning Process

  3. Formal and informal material aid following the 2010 Haiti earthquake as reported by camp dwellers.

    PubMed

    Versluis, Anna

    2014-04-01

    Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, more than two million people moved to temporary camps, most of which arose spontaneously in the days after the earthquake. This study focuses on the material assistance people in five Port-au-Prince camps reported receiving, noting the differences between assistance from formal aid agencies and from 'informal' sources such as family. Seven weeks after the earthquake, 32% of camp dwellers reported receiving no assistance whatsoever; 55% had received formal aid, typically a tent or tarpaulins; and 40% had received informal aid, usually in the form of cash transfers from family living abroad. While people were grateful for any material aid, cash was more frequently considered timely and more effective than aid-in-kind. Should this study be indicative of the greater displaced population, aid agencies should consider how they might make better use of cash transfers as an aid modality. PMID:24601934

  4. The U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Summary Posters: A GIS-based Education and Communication Product for Presenting Consolidated Post-Earthquake Information

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    Tarr, A.; Benz, H.; Earle, P.; Wald, D. J.

    2003-12-01

    Earthquake Summary Posters (ESP's), a new product of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Program, are produced at the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) in Golden. The posters consist of rapidly-generated, GIS-based maps made following significant earthquakes worldwide (typically M>7.0, or events of significant media/public interest). ESP's consolidate, in an attractive map format, a large-scale epicentral map, several auxiliary regional overviews (showing tectonic and geographical setting, seismic history, seismic hazard, and earthquake effects), depth sections (as appropriate), a table of regional earthquakes, and a summary of the reional seismic history and tectonics. The immediate availability of the latter text summaries has been facilitated by the availability of Rapid, Accurate Tectonic Summaries (RATS) produced at NEIC and posted on the web following significant events. The rapid production of ESP's has been facilitated by generating, during the past two years, regional templates for tectonic areas around the world by organizing the necessary spatially-referenced data for the map base and the thematic layers that overlay the base. These GIS databases enable scripted Arc Macro Language (AML) production of routine elements of the maps (for example background seismicity, tectonic features, and probabilistic hazard maps). However, other elements of the maps are earthquake-specific and are produced manually to reflect new data, earthquake effects, and special characteristics. By the end of this year, approximately 85% of the Earth's seismic zones will be covered for generating future ESP's. During the past year, 13 posters were completed, comparable to the yearly average expected for significant earthquakes. Each year, all ESPs will be published on a CD in PDF format as an Open-File Report. In addition, each is linked to the special event earthquake pages on the USGS Earthquake Program web site (http://earthquake.usgs.gov). Although three formats are generated, the poster-size format is the most popular for display, outreach, and use as a working map for project scientists (JPEG format for web; PDF for download, editing, and printing) whereas the other (smaller) formats are suitable for briefing packages. We will soon make both GIS and PDF files of individual elements of the posters available online. ESP's provide an unprecedented opportunity for college earth-science faculty to take advantage of current events for timely lessons in global tectonics. They are also invaluable to communicate with the media and with government officials. ESP's will be used as a vehicle to present other products now under development under the auspices of NEIC and the ANSS, including rapid finite-fault models, global predictive ShakeMaps, "Did You Feel It?", and Rapid Assessments of Global Earthquakes (RAGE, Earle and others, this meeting).

  5. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 468, Vol. 43, No. 1-2, March-June 2006, pp. 11-29 ANALYSIS OF STRONG MOTION DATA OF THE UTTARKASHI

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 468, Vol. 43, No. 1-2, March-June 2006, pp. 11-29 ANALYSIS OF STRONG MOTION DATA OF THE UTTARKASHI EARTHQUAKE OF 20TH OCTOBER 1991 AND THE CHAMOLI EARTHQUAKE of two major earthquakes in the Garhwal Himalayas, namely the 1991 Uttarkashi Earthquake and the 1999

  6. Academic libraries and information technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce E. Massis

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the convergence of the academic library and the information technology departments regarding whether this is, as has been suggested, “an arranged marriage” or a synchronous melding of two related services, and to establish an awareness of the various models resulting from this concept. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form

  7. Information Technology and Disabilities, 1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNulty, Tom, Ed.

    1996-01-01

    This document consists of all issues/pages of the electronic journal "Information Technology and Disabilities" published during 1996, i.e., a total of 13 ITD articles: (1) "New CSUF (California State University at Fullerton) Braille Transcription Center Promotes Access to Postsecondary Instructional Materials for the California State University…

  8. Presidential Leadership for Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, David; Hawkins, Brian L.

    2003-01-01

    Addresses six information technology (IT) questions that should be answered by college presidents, providing illustrations from campus experience and offering advice from experienced presidents: "How much should we spend?"; "Which processes should receive funds?"; "Which capabilities need to be company-wide?"; "How good do our services need to…

  9. Information Technology and Disabilities, 1994.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNulty, Tom, Ed.

    1994-01-01

    Four issues of this newsletter on information technology and disabilities (ITD) contain the following articles: "Building an Accessible CD-ROM Reference Station" (Rochelle Wyatt and Charles Hamilton); "Development of an Accessible User Interface for People Who Are Blind or Vision Impaired as Part of the Re-Computerisation of Royal Blind Society…

  10. Academic Integrity and Informational Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Plowman, Travis S.

    2000-01-01

    Considers the impact of information technology on academic integrity. Highlights include machines versus man; honor codes and student cheating; copyrights for digital data; authoring versus writing; intuitive software; and an example and analysis of the use of AutoSummary in Microsoft Word 97 to create a summary of a published article. (Contains…

  11. Online Information Technologies Certificate Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yukselturk, Erman

    2005-01-01

    In this study, Information Technologies Certificate Program which is based on synchronous and asynchronous communication methods over the Internet offered by cooperation of Middle East Technical University, Computer Engineering Department and Continuing Education Center were examined. This online certificate program started in May 1998 and it is…

  12. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 460, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 127-136 RAPID TSUNAMI MODELS AND EARTHQUAKE SOURCE

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    al., 1995; Tsuboi, 2000) and other seismic discriminants (Newman and Okal, 1998; Okal and Newman for tsunamigenic earthquakes is similar in a given region can be evaluated by measuring the seismic consistency, seismic information such as magnitude and hypocenter is used to trigger the warning system

  13. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 459, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 111-125 TSUNAMI SOURCES IN THE SUMATRA REGION, INDONESIAAND

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 459, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 111 Bandung Jalan Ganeca 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia ABSTRACT A total of 19 tsunamis generated by earthquakes occurred in the Sumatra region in the period from 1770 to 2005. About 84% of the tsunamigenic earthquakes

  14. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 480, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 127167 PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSIS METHOD FOR

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 480, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 127 QUANTITIES TO ESTIMATE THE EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS ON MAN-MADE STRUCTURES I.D. Gupta Central Water and Power is necessary to have a more comprehensive estimate of the earthquake effects on a variety of man

  15. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 471, Vol. 43, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 65-74 ESTIMATION OF NEAR-FAULT STRONG GROUND MOTIONS FOR

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 471, Vol. 43, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 65 of the recorded strong motions. The spectral differences between small and strong earthquakes are described ground motions of the Northridge (Mw = 6.7) earthquake. It is concluded that the finite-fault effect

  16. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 472, Vol. 43, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 75-104 DEVELOPMENT OF SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 472, Vol. 43, No. 3, September 2006, pp. 75 Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy **European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake in future earthquakes are of fundamental importance for emergency planners and for the insurance

  17. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 500, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 117 SMOOTH SPECTRA OF HORIZONTALAND VERTICAL GROUND

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 500, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 1­17 SMOOTH*** *Seismology Research Center, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran **Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ***Iran Strong Motion Network, Building

  18. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 431, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 2003, pp. 19-50 23rd ISET Annual Lecture

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 431, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 2003, pp. 19-50 23rd of earthquake-resistant structures. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of this event, this paper reviews Biot directions for the development of the earthquake-resistant design tools are suggested. KEYWORDS: Response

  19. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 428, Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 311-346 THE STATE OF THE ART IN SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSIS

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 428, Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 311 of the strong-motion parameters at a site for the purpose of earthquake resistant design or seismic safety for the maximum credible earthquake, assumed to occur at the closest possible distance from the site of interest

  20. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 487, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 305323 ENERGY AND POWER OF NONLINEAR WAVES IN A SEVEN-STORY

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 487, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 305 the limitations of the classical Response Spectrum Method (RSM) for the design of earthquake-resistant structures in the near field of strong earthquakes. The main limitation is that the RSM is based on the largest peak

  1. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 465, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 189-201 ASSESSING THE HAZARD RELATED TO TSUNAMIS OF TECTONIC

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 465, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 189 and submarine slides cannot be neglected, most tsunamis were the results of coastal and submarine earthquakes. Therefore, assessing the occurrence probability of tsunamigenic earthquakes is an important contribution

  2. Seeking Information after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: A Case Study in Mass-Fatality Management

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    Gupta, Kailash

    2013-01-01

    The 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which killed an estimated 316,000 people, offered many lessons in mass-fatality management (MFM). The dissertation defined MFM in seeking information and in recovery, preservation, identification, and disposition of human remains. Specifically, it examined how mass fatalities were managed in Haiti, how affected…

  3. ICT Information Communication Technology CollegeofCommunicationandInformation

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    MacAdam, Keith

    ICT Information Communication Technology CollegeofCommunicationandInformation KEY: # = new course and address their information needs. (Same as IS 201.) #ICT 202 TECHNOLOGIES FOR INFORMATION SERVICES. (3. (Same as IS 202.) #ICT 205 ISSUES IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY. (3

  4. Information Technology Policy: Responsible Use of Information Technology Resources Page 1 of 3

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    Hardy, Christopher R.

    Information Technology Policy: Responsible Use of Information Technology Resources Page 1 of 3 Effective: May 1, 2009 Information Technology Policy RESPONSIBLE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES of information technology to the mission of a modern university. These electronic resources provide vital

  5. Proposal as to Efficient Collection and Exploitation of Earthquake Damage Information and Verification by Field Experiment at Toyohashi City

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zama, Shinsaku; Endo, Makoto; Takanashi, Ken'ichi; Araiba, Kiminori; Sekizawa, Ai; Hosokawa, Masafumi; Jeong, Byeong-Pyo; Hisada, Yoshiaki; Murakami, Masahiro

    Based on the earlier study result that the gathering of damage information can be quickly achieved in a municipality with a smaller population, it is proposed that damage information is gathered and analyzed using an area roughly equivalent to a primary school district as a basic unit. The introduction of this type of decentralized system is expected to quickly gather important information on each area. The information gathered by these communal disaster prevention bases is sent to the disaster prevention headquarters which in turn feeds back more extensive information over a wider area to the communal disaster prevention bases. Concrete systems have been developed according to the above mentioned framework, and we performed large-scale experiments on simulating disaster information collection, transmission and on utilization for smooth responses against earthquake disaster with collaboration from Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, where is considered to suffer extensive damage from the Tokai and Tonankai Earthquakes with very high probability of the occurrence. Using disaster information collection/transmission equipments composed of long-distance wireless LAN, a notebook computer, a Web camera and an IP telephone, city staffs could easily input and transmit the information such as fire, collapsed houses and impassable roads, which were collected by the inhabitants participated in the experiment. Headquarters could confirm such information on the map automatically plotted, and also state of each disaster-prevention facility by means of Web-cameras and IP telephones. Based on the damage information, fire-spreading, evaluation, and traffic simulations were automatically executed at the disaster countermeasure office and their results were displayed on the large screen to utilize for making decisions such as residents' evacuation. These simulated results were simultaneously displayed at each disaster-prevention facility and were served to make people understand the situation of whole damage of the city and necessity of evacuation with optimum timing and access. According to the evaluation by the city staffs through the experiments, information technology is available for rationally implementing initial responses just after a large earthquake in spite of some improvement on the systems used in the experiments.

  6. Evaluating geographic information systems technology

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Guptill, Stephen C.

    1989-01-01

    Computerized geographic information systems (GISs) are emerging as the spatial data handling tools of choice for solving complex geographical problems. However, few guidelines exist for assisting potential users in identifying suitable hardware and software. A process to be followed in evaluating the merits of GIS technology is presented. Related standards and guidelines, software functions, hardware components, and benchmarking are discussed. By making users aware of all aspects of adopting GIS technology, they can decide if GIS is an appropriate tool for their application and, if so, which GIS should be used.

  7. Supply Chain and Information Sciences Technology 2010

    E-print Network

    Guiltinan, Mark

    Supply Chain and Information Sciences Technology 2010 Supply Chain and Information Systems Technology Minor SCIST Minor Application Department of Supply Chain & Information Systems College of Information Sciences and Technology Overview The minor in SCIST is structured to provide students not majoring

  8. Technology Requirements for Information Management

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Graves, Sara; Knoblock, Craig A.; Lannom, Larry

    2002-01-01

    This report provides the results of a panel study conducted into the technology requirements for information management in support of application domains of particular government interest, including digital libraries, mission operations, and scientific research. The panel concluded that it was desirable to have a coordinated program of R&D that pursues a science of information management focused on an environment typified by applications of government interest - highly distributed with very large amounts of data and a high degree of heterogeneity of sources, data, and users.

  9. [Medical publications and information technologies].

    PubMed

    Espinosa-Larrañaga, Francisco

    2013-01-01

    The development of the computer science during the last 30 years has had a very important influence in human life, changing paradigms on all daily activities like public policies, commerce, education and science development. The aim of this editorial is to communicate some considerations about the way the development of technology in information and communication had influenced on the spread of scientific knowledge in its using on medical publications. PMID:23883449

  10. Managing information technology security risk

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gilliam, David

    2003-01-01

    Information Technology (IT) Security Risk Management is a critical task for the organization to protect against the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT resources. As systems bgecome more complex and diverse and and attacks from intrusions and malicious content increase, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage IT security risk. This paper describes a two-pronged approach in addressing IT security risk and risk management in the organization: 1) an institutional enterprise appraoch, and 2) a project life cycle approach.

  11. Technology Strategic Plan 2013 2016 Office of Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Brinkmann, Peter

    Technology Strategic Plan 2013 ­ 2016 Office of Information Technology June 2013 #12;2 T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S: - Introduction - - Executive Summary - - Terminology - - A Vision for Technology at the City College of New York - - The Mission of the Office for Technology (OIT) - - Technology Guiding

  12. Multimission helicopter information display technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Terry, William S.

    1995-06-01

    A new Operator display subsystem is being incorporated as part of the next generation United States Navy (USN) helicopter avionics system to be integrated into the Multi-Mission Helicopter (MMH) which will replace both the SH-60B and the SH- 60F in 2001. This subsystem exploits state-of-the-art technology for the display hardware, the display driver hardware, information presentation methodologies, and software architecture. The technologies to be base technologies have evolved during the development period and the solution has been modified to include current elements including high resolution AMLCD color displays that are sunlight readable, highly reliable, and significantly lighter that CRT technology, as well as Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) based high-performance display generators that have only recently become feasible to implement in a military aircraft. This paper describes the overall subsystem architecture, some detail on the individual elements along with supporting rationale, the manner in which the display subsystem provides the necessary tools to significantly enhance the performance of the weapon system through the vital Operator-System Interface. Also addressed is a summary of the evolution of design leading to the current approach to MMH Operator displays and display processing as well as the growth path that the MMH display subsystem will most likely follow as additional technology evolution occurs.

  13. Tracy Futhey VP of Information Technology

    E-print Network

    McShea, Daniel W.

    Tracy Futhey VP of Information Technology Chief Information Officer Trina Rodriguez Executive, Finance & Administration Chris Meyer Senior Director, Enterprise Services & Support Scooter Freeney Human Resources Manager Evan Levine Assistant Director Debbie DeYulia Director, Customer & Technology Support

  14. Underlying Technical Models for Information Technology Security

    E-print Network

    Underlying Technical Models for Information Technology Security Recommendations of the National U R I T Y Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute for the Nation's measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data

  15. Information Technology Services (ITS) Strategic Plan

    E-print Network

    Brownstone, Rob

    Information Technology Services (ITS) Strategic Plan Release Date August 2010 Empowering the University This is a document intended to guide strategy and operations for information technology at Dalhousie University. It will provide a framework for ITS and information technology deployed and used

  16. Fiscal Year 2009 Office of Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Yorke, James

    UN I VERSITY O F M A RY L A N D 18 56 Fiscal Year 2009 Office of Information Technology of Information Technology: Providing Computing and Communications Resources to the University of Maryland ..................................................................15 Contents Contents #12;Office of Information Technology: Providing Computing and Communications

  17. Finance and Information Technology Financial Transition Training

    E-print Network

    Aronov, Boris

    Finance and Information Technology 1 Financial Transition Training Chartfields And Other Select;Finance and Information Technology NYU's Mission 2 "New York University's mission is to be a top quality students, and providing an intellectually rich environment." #12;Finance and Information Technology How

  18. Using JavaScript and the FDSN web service to create an interactive earthquake information system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fischer, Kasper D.

    2015-04-01

    The FDSN web service provides a web interface to access earthquake meta-data (e. g. event or station information) and waveform date over the internet. Requests are send to a server as URLs and the output is either XML or miniSEED. This makes it hard to read by humans but easy to process with different software. Different data centers are already supporting the FDSN web service, e. g. USGS, IRIS, ORFEUS. The FDSN web service is also part of the Seiscomp3 (http://www.seiscomp3.org) software. The Seismological Observatory of the Ruhr-University switched to Seiscomp3 as the standard software for the analysis of mining induced earthquakes at the beginning of 2014. This made it necessary to create a new web-based earthquake information service for the publication of results to the general public. This has be done by processing the output of a FDSN web service query by javascript running in a standard browser. The result is an interactive map presenting the observed events and further information of events and stations on a single web page as a table and on a map. In addition the user can download event information, waveform data and station data in different formats like miniSEED, quakeML or FDSNxml. The developed code and all used libraries are open source and freely available.

  19. APhoRISM FP7 project: the A Priori information for Earthquake damage mapping method

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bignami, Christian; Stramondo, Salvatore; Pierdicca, Nazzareno

    2014-05-01

    The APhoRISM - Advanced PRocedure for volcanIc and Seismic Monitoring - project is an FP7 funded project, which aims at developing and testing two new methods to combine Earth Observation satellite data from different sensors, and ground data for seismic and volcanic risk management. The objective is to demonstrate that this two types of data, appropriately managed and integrated, can provide new improved products useful for seismic and volcanic crisis management. One of the two methods deals with earthquakes, and it concerns the generation of maps to address the detection and estimate of damage caused by a seism. The method is named APE - A Priori information for Earthquake damage mapping. The use of satellite data to investigate earthquake damages is not an innovative issue. Indeed, a wide literature and projects have addressed and focused such issue, but usually the proposed approaches are only based on change detection techniques and/or classifications algorithms. The novelty of APhoRISM-APE relies on the exploitation of a priori information derived by: - InSAR time series to measure surface movements - shakemaps obtained from seismological data - vulnerability information. This a priori information is then integrated with change detection map from earth observation satellite sensors (either Optical or Synthetic Aperture Radar) to improve accuracy and to limit false alarms.

  20. NASA Information Technology Implementation Plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    NASA's Information Technology (IT) resources and IT support continue to be a growing and integral part of all NASA missions. Furthermore, the growing IT support requirements are becoming more complex and diverse. The following are a few examples of the growing complexity and diversity of NASA's IT environment. NASA is conducting basic IT research in the Intelligent Synthesis Environment (ISE) and Intelligent Systems (IS) Initiatives. IT security, infrastructure protection, and privacy of data are requiring more and more management attention and an increasing share of the NASA IT budget. Outsourcing of IT support is becoming a key element of NASA's IT strategy as exemplified by Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) and the outsourcing of NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN) support. Finally, technology refresh is helping to provide improved support at lower cost. Recently the NASA Automated Data Processing (ADP) Consolidation Center (NACC) upgraded its bipolar technology computer systems with Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology systems. This NACC upgrade substantially reduced the hardware maintenance and software licensing costs, significantly increased system speed and capacity, and reduced customer processing costs by 11 percent.

  1. Advocating investments in information technology

    SciTech Connect

    Nirenberg, L.M. (Competition Technology Corp., Campbell, CA (United States))

    1992-01-01

    Information and communication systems can improve the timeliness and quality of decisions. These benefits are strategically important to the utility industry in an era of increasing competition. Because these systems often do not reduce labor cost, however, they can be difficult to evaluate. This report presents a new process for reaching consensus of the value of capital investment in information and communication systems. The results of this project is A Strategic Advocacy Process (ASAP), a methodology that can be used to evaluate investments in information technology. ASAP uses belief graphs to produce a living business case showing facts, assumptions, goals, and metrics for measuring progress toward those goals; shows how to use option pricing theory to quantify the value of managerial flexibility; ASAP uses an organizational impact assessment tool to identify the potential impact of new information systems and how to realize the benefits of managerial flexibility. The ASAP methodology addresses the critical problem of correctly valuing information and communication systems. The methodology offers a way to account for the intangible'' value of these systems by recognizing the managerial flexibility these systems can provide in addressing risks and uncovering new business opportunities. Metrics for measuring progress toward new goals can be defined, and plans for achieving the goals can be made. As a result, agreement can be reached on the uses, value, and priority of projects based on a metric other than on labor replacement savings.

  2. Earthquake Education and Public Information Centers: A Collaboration Between the Earthquake Country Alliance and Free-Choice Learning Institutions in California

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Degroot, R. M.; Springer, K.; Brooks, C. J.; Schuman, L.; Dalton, D.; Benthien, M. L.

    2009-12-01

    In 1999 the Southern California Earthquake Center initiated an effort to expand its reach to multiple target audiences through the development of an interpretive trail on the San Andreas fault at Wallace Creek and an earthquake exhibit at Fingerprints Youth Museum in Hemet. These projects and involvement with the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands beginning in 2007 led to the creation of Earthquake Education and Public Information Centers (EPIcenters) in 2008. The impetus for the development of the network was to broaden participation in The Great Southern California ShakeOut. In 2009 it has grown to be more comprehensive in its scope including its evolution into a statewide network. EPIcenters constitute a variety of free-choice learning institutions, representing museums, science centers, libraries, universities, parks, and other places visited by a variety of audiences including families, seniors, and school groups. They share a commitment to demonstrating and encouraging earthquake preparedness. EPIcenters coordinate Earthquake Country Alliance activities in their county or region, lead presentations or organize events in their communities, or in other ways demonstrate leadership in earthquake education and risk reduction. The San Bernardino County Museum (Southern California) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (Northern California) serve as EPIcenter regional coordinating institutions. They interact with over thirty institutional partners who have implemented a variety of activities from displays and talks to earthquake exhibitions. While many activities are focused on the time leading up to and just after the ShakeOut, most EPIcenter members conduct activities year round. Network members at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena and San Diego Natural History Museum have formed EPIcenter focus groups on early childhood education and safety and security. This presentation highlights the development of the EPIcenter network, synergistic activities resulting from this collaboration, and lessons learned from interacting with free-choice learning institutions.

  3. Information Technology Implementation Research: A Technological Diffusion Approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Randolph B. Cooper; Robert W. Zmud

    1990-01-01

    Based on the innovation and technological diffusion literatures, promising research questions concerning the implementation of a production and inventory control information system (material requirements planning: MRP) are identified and empirically examined. These questions focus on the interaction of managerial tasks with the information technology and the resulting effect on the adoption and infusion of that technology. Using a random sample

  4. Information Communication Technology Planning in Developing Countries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Malapile, Sandy; Keengwe, Jared

    2014-01-01

    This article explores major issues related to Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education and technology planning. Using the diffusion of innovation theory, the authors examine technology planning opportunities and challenges in Developing countries (DCs), technology planning trends in schools, and existing technology planning models…

  5. The use of geologic and seismologic information to reduce earthquake Hazards in California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Kockelman, W.J.; Campbell, C.C.

    1984-01-01

    Five examples illustrate how geologic and seismologic information can be used to reduce the effects of earthquakes Included are procedures for anticipating damage to critical facilities, preparing, adopting, or implementing seismic safety studies, plans, and programs, retrofitting highway bridges, regulating development in areas subject to fault-rupture, and strengthening or removing unreinforced masonry buildings. The collective effect of these procedures is to improve the public safety, health, and welfare of individuals and their communities. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

  6. Earthquake preparedness levels amongst youth and adults in Oakland, California

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Burris, M.; Arroyo-Ruiz, D.; Crockett, C.; Dixon, G.; Jones, M.; Lei, P.; Phillips, B.; Romero, D.; Scott, M.; Spears, D.; Tate, L.; Whitlock, J.; Diaz, J.; Chagolla, R.

    2011-12-01

    The San Francisco Bay Area has not experienced a large earthquake since 1989. However research shows that the Hayward fault is overdue for a tremor, based on paleo-seismic research. To analyze the level of earthquake preparedness in the Oakland area (close to the Hayward fault), we surveyed over 150 people to assess their understanding of earthquakes. Our research evaluates whether increased earthquake knowledge impacts people's preparedness and concern toward earthquake events. Data was collected using smart-phone technology and survey software in four sites across Oakland including; North Oakland, Downtown, East Oakland, and a summer school program in East Oakland, which has youth from throughout the city. Preliminary studies show that over 60% of interviewees have sufficient earthquake knowledge, but that over half of all interviewees are not prepared for a seismic event. Our study shows that in Oakland, California earthquake preparedness levels vary, which could mean we need to develop more ways to disseminate information on earthquake preparedness.

  7. 29 CFR 2205.135 - Electronic and information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... false Electronic and information technology requirements. 2205.135 Section...COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 2205.135 Electronic and information technology requirements. (a) In...

  8. 29 CFR 2205.135 - Electronic and information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... false Electronic and information technology requirements. 2205.135 Section...COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 2205.135 Electronic and information technology requirements. (a) In...

  9. 29 CFR 2205.135 - Electronic and information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... false Electronic and information technology requirements. 2205.135 Section...COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 2205.135 Electronic and information technology requirements. (a) In...

  10. NC State Office of Information Technology PURCHASE REQUEST FORM

    E-print Network

    Liu, Paul

    NC State Office of Information Technology PURCHASE REQUEST FORM Voucher #: Req #: PO#: Other: SHIP North Carolina State University Office of Information Technology Office of Information Technology Campus

  11. UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY

    E-print Network

    Portman, Douglas

    B. Patient Protected Health Information (HIPAA)..................................... 9 C. StudentUNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY Adopted ­ December 12, 2006 Last Revised ­ June 20, 2012 Page 1 of 13 PURPOSE The University of Rochester recognizes the vital role information

  12. Gordon's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Snyder, Gordon F.

    This page presents the blog of Gordon F. Snyder of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, presenting perspectives on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industries and Education. Gordon blogs about topics ranging from personal interests, technology and politics, the birth and death of new technologies, and industry developments. In addition to the blog's archives, visitors can find Snyder's photo stream, links to other bloggers of interest, and more information about Gordon himself.

  13. The Language of Information Technology: Accessibility in the Information Society.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Warmkessel, Marjorie M.

    The language of information technology is discussed, with a focus on accessibility in the information society. The metaphors of information technology as an "information superhighway" or "infobahn" are analyzed; limitations of the "road system" and developments of Internet systems are considered. The concept of connectivity of the rhizome in "A…

  14. The Benefits of Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kosakowski, John

    2000-01-01

    Summarizes the observed benefits of educational technology implementation. Topics include applications of technology for drill and practice of basic skills; applications to advanced skills; effects of technology on student attitudes; online technologies; use of technology by teachers and administrators; factors that help technology succeed; and…

  15. From Information Technologies to Knowledge Technologies? Jean-Philippe Auzelle, Frdrique Mayer, Pascal Lhoste

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    From Information Technologies to Knowledge Technologies? Jean-Philippe Auzelle, Frédérique Mayer Intelligence, NIAM, ORM. 1. Introduction In the information age, Information and Communication Technologies information, is it possible to imagine that KCT technologies (Knowledge Collaborative Technologies) could

  16. Essays on information, technology and information worker productivity

    E-print Network

    Aral, Sinan

    2007-01-01

    I examine how information technology (IT) skills and use, communication network structures, and the distribution and flow of information in organizations impact individual information worker productivity. The work is divided ...

  17. Readiness levels for spacecraft information technologies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mackey, R.; Some, R.; Aljabri, A.

    2003-01-01

    Presented in this paper is a modified interpretation of the traditional TRLs aimed solely at information technology. The intent of this new set of definitions is twofold: First, to enable a definitive measurement of progress among developing information technologies for spacecraft; and second, to clarify particular challenges and requirements that must be met as these technologies are validated in increasingly realistic environments.

  18. Evaluation and Assessment in Educational Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liu, Leping, Ed.; Johnson, D. LaMont, Ed.; Maddux, Cleborne D., Ed.; Henderson, Norma J., Ed.

    This book contains the following articles on evaluating and assessing educational information technology: (1) "Assessing Learning in the New Age of Information Technology in Education" (Leping Liu, D. LaMont Johnson, Cleborne D. Maddux, and Norma J. Henderson); (2) "Instruments for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Education" (Rhonda…

  19. Technology Evaluation under Information Inadequacy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Romito; D. Probert; C. Farrukh

    2007-01-01

    Assessing the benefits of a new technology can be a foremost concern for managers in technologically-intensive companies. Increasingly, technological complexity is combined with higher uncertainty (market and technology) and often decreasing budgets. This is particularly true in the case of converging technologies where markets have yet to fully emerge. The result is a need for ever more efficient resource allocation,

  20. NUMBER: IT 1.00 SECTION: Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Almor, Amit

    NUMBER: IT 1.00 SECTION: Information Technology SUBJECT: Information Technology Procurement DATE by: William F. Hogue Issued by: Office of Information Technology __________________________________________________________________________ Background: This Information Technology (IT) policy is designed to support the Academic, Research

  1. Robonaut's Flexible Information Technology Infrastructure

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Askew, Scott; Bluethmann, William; Alder, Ken; Ambrose, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Robonaut, NASA's humanoid robot, is designed to work as both an astronaut assistant and, in certain situations, an astronaut surrogate. This highly dexterous robot performs complex tasks under telepresence control that could previously only be carried out directly by humans. Currently with 47 degrees of freedom (DOF), Robonaut is a state-of-the-art human size telemanipulator system. while many of Robonaut's embedded components have been custom designed to meet packaging or environmental requirements, the primary computing systems used in Robonaut are currently commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products which have some correlation to flight qualified computer systems. This loose coupling of information technology (IT) resources allows Robonaut to exploit cost effective solutions while floating the technology base to take advantage of the rapid pace of IT advances. These IT systems utilize a software development environment, which is both compatible with COTS hardware as well as flight proven computing systems, preserving the majority of software development for a flight system. The ability to use highly integrated and flexible COTS software development tools improves productivity while minimizing redesign for a space flight system. Further, the flexibility of Robonaut's software and communication architecture has allowed it to become a widely used distributed development testbed for integrating new capabilities and furthering experimental research.

  2. University of Connecticut Information Technology Security

    E-print Network

    Alpay, S. Pamir

    University of Connecticut Information Technology Security Incident Response Plan #12;- i - Revision requirements for the protection of that information on the University. The University has had security of the University. The Information Technology Security Office has created this Incident Response Plan to assist

  3. Health Information Systems (HIS): Concept and Technology

    E-print Network

    Almunawar, Mohammad Nabil

    2012-01-01

    A health information system (HIS) is the intersection of between healthcare's business process, and information systems to deliver better healthcare services. The nature of healthcare industry, which is highly influenced by economic, social, politic, and technological factors, has changed over time. This paper will address some important concepts of healthcare and related terminologies to provide a holistic view for HIS. Related technological milestones and major events are briefly summarized. The trends and rapid development of health information technologies are also discussed.

  4. Information Technology Letter from the Director

    E-print Network

    information technologies to help meet national priorities. For example, ITL cybersecurity experts collaborate to develop cybersecurity standards, guidelines, and associated methods and techniques for federal agencies

  5. USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Current Earthquakes Maps

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) provides this Website for current earthquake maps (for a related USGS site of geologic hazards, see the September 18, 1998 Scout Report). Taken from the NEIC's Near-Real Time Earthquake Bulletin, maps of the world, hemispheres, continents, and sub-continents provide location and phase data for the most recent seismic events. More detailed maps and charts can be accessed by clicking on earthquake locations on the larger maps.

  6. Neural Network Model for Earthquake Prediction Using DMETER Data and Seismic Belt Information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fangzhou Xu; Xianfeng Song; Xinhong Wang; Juexiao Su

    2010-01-01

    The mechanism of the earthquake remains to be investigated, though some anomalies associated with earthquakes have been found by DEMETER satellite observations. The next step is to use the DEMETER data for earthquake prediction. It is a useful and feasible way to use the self-adaptive artificial neural network to construct relations between various symptom factors and earthquake occurrences. The back-propagation

  7. November 2005 ADVISING USERS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    of information about checklists. The Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2002 designated NIST "toNovember 2005 ADVISING USERS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BBuulllleettiinn SECURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS: NIST RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USING A SECURITY CONFIGURATION CHECKLIST SECURING MICROSOFT

  8. Impact of information technology on medicine

    SciTech Connect

    Shine, K.I.

    1996-12-31

    Although the health sciences will benefit from many of the advances in information technology that are applied to a wide variety of research areas, information technology is of particular importance to health care delivery. Developments of computerized patient records will enhance the efficiency effectiveness, and distribution of health care. As managed care programs develop, population-based information will be of increasing importance to health care providers and to the public health community. The capacity to transmit this information. 3 refs.

  9. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 448, Vol. 41, No. 2-4, June-December 2004, pp. 223-232 24th ISET Annual Lecture

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    and the phase characteristics of ground velocity and displacement. Earthquake-resistant design of multiISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 448, Vol. 41, No. 2-4, June-December 2004, pp. 223, and wave generation. In the usual design analysis, input motions for the selected safety evaluation

  10. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 458, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 95-110 FLOOD ELEVATION, INUNDATION DISTANCE AND FLOW

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 458, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 95-to-moderate forcing, i.e, maximum still water 2-4 m MTL, in the low-relief settings of the South-East India coastal Mw 9.3 rupture. This great subduction zone earthquake from the Sumatra-Andaman margin (Stein and Okal

  11. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 466, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 203-212 TSUNAMIS AND TSUNAMI PREPARDNESS IN COSTA RICA,

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 466, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 203 and Atlantic sides of Costa Rica there are coastal segments characterised by a flat relief, which increases), Costa Rican communities are at risk of a local tsunami generated by an earthquake in an undersea thrust

  12. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 464, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 171-188 SCENARIOS OF GIANT TSUNAMIS OF TECTONIC ORIGIN IN THE

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 464, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 171, 8-40127 Bologna, Italy ABSTRACT Scenarios represent a very useful technique for the definition simple scenarios of earthquake-generated tsunamis in the Mediterranean. We identify four different

  13. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 454, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 21-46 SEISMIC RETROFITTING OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    years moderate to severe earthquakes have occurred in Italy at intervals of 5 to 10 years. Such eventsISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 454, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 21, Italy ABSTRACT The seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete buildings not designed to withstand

  14. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 455, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 47-61 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF INSTRUMENTED BUILDINGS

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 455, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 47, Politecnico di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy ABSTRACT Performance-based seismic design requires reliable methods to estimate earthquake demands to be met by structural capacities

  15. How citizen seismology is transforming rapid public earthquake information: the example of LastQuake smartphone application and Twitter QuakeBot

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bossu, R.; Etivant, C.; Roussel, F.; Mazet-Roux, G.; Steed, R.

    2014-12-01

    Smartphone applications have swiftly become one of the most popular tools for rapid reception of earthquake information for the public. Wherever someone's own location is, they can be automatically informed when an earthquake has struck just by setting a magnitude threshold and an area of interest. No need to browse the internet: the information reaches you automatically and instantaneously! One question remains: are the provided earthquake notifications always relevant for the public? A while after damaging earthquakes many eyewitnesses scrap the application they installed just after the mainshock. Why? Because either the magnitude threshold is set too high and many felt earthquakes are missed, or it is set too low and the majority of the notifications are related to unfelt earthquakes thereby only increasing anxiety among the population at each new update. Felt and damaging earthquakes are the ones of societal importance even when of small magnitude. LastQuake app and Twitter feed (QuakeBot) focuses on these earthquakes that matter for the public by collating different information threads covering tsunamigenic, damaging and felt earthquakes. Non-seismic detections and macroseismic questionnaires collected online are combined to identify felt earthquakes regardless their magnitude. Non seismic detections include Twitter earthquake detections, developed by the USGS, where the number of tweets containing the keyword "earthquake" is monitored in real time and flashsourcing, developed by the EMSC, which detect traffic surges on its rapid earthquake information website caused by the natural convergence of eyewitnesses who rush to the Internet to investigate the cause of the shaking that they have just felt. We will present the identification process of the felt earthquakes, the smartphone application and the 27 automatically generated tweets and how, by providing better public services, we collect more data from citizens.

  16. Concerning Shot-term Earthquake Forecasting Through Magnetotelluric Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. M. Kerimov; G. B. Agaguliyev; F. P. Biagi; A. A. Abdullayev; K. G. Mammadhasanov

    2002-01-01

    It is recognized, each earthquake event is a unique phenomena and there is no similarity in its paradigm multiplicity, this event just bears information on a series of identical aspects. and therefore, several aspects, such as structure and peculiarities of geotectonical development, geologic setting, monitoring station location and monitoring technology should be considered while shot-term forecasting of strong earthquakes. In

  17. Technology for Career Information Delivery. Conference Proceedings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kimmel, Karen S., Ed.; Blank, Joan C., Ed.

    These proceedings contain 27 papers developed for a conference at which information was provided on currently available and future technological alternatives for delivery of career information. The presentations by staff of State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees, Career Information Delivery Systems, and hardware vendors are grouped…

  18. Speeding earthquake disaster relief

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mortensen, Carl; Donlin, Carolyn; Page, Robert A.; Ward, Peter

    1995-01-01

    In coping with recent multibillion-dollar earthquake disasters, scientists and emergency managers have found new ways to speed and improve relief efforts. This progress is founded on the rapid availability of earthquake information from seismograph networks.

  19. Information friction : information technology and military performance

    E-print Network

    Lindsay, Jon Randall

    2011-01-01

    Militaries have long been eager to adopt the latest technology (IT) in a quest to improve knowledge of and control over the battlefield. At the same time, uncertainty and confusion have remained prominent in actual experience ...

  20. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 456, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 63-78 STRUCTURAL DAMAGES ON THE COAST OF TAMIL NADU DUE TO

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 456, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-September 2005, pp. 63-78 STRUCTURAL DAMAGES ON THE COAST OF TAMIL NADU DUE TO TSUNAMI CAUSED BY DECEMBER 26, 2004 SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE B.K. Maheshwari, M.L. Sharma and J.P. Narayan Department of Earthquake Engineering Indian Institute of Technology

  1. USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site serves as a portal to all US Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake information, both real-time and historic. At the site, visitors can find information on past, present, and predicted future earthquake activity; access a range of publications, maps, and fact sheets; use a number of earthquake education activities; link to various earthquake research centers; and read in-depth information on selected recent earthquakes worldwide. While the site does offer some detailed information, it is probably still best suited for K-12 students and general users.

  2. Application of information technologies in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The main purpose of this investigation is to define the status of the application of information technology in academic libraries located in Kerman, the center and largest city of Kerman Province, Iran, and to understand the problems and difficulties in using information technology in these libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The survey has covered 17 libraries belonging to Shahid Bahonar

  3. NUMBER: 1626 TITLE: Information Technology Management

    E-print Network

    of Visitors delegates the following general technology management responsibilities to the institutional1626 - 1 NUMBER: 1626 TITLE: Information Technology Management APPROVED: September 9, 2005 I. Definitions A. Board of Visitors - The Rector and Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University. B. Information

  4. Employment, Trends, and Training in Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wright, Benjamin

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, students, workers, and jobseekers have received mixed signals about the job market for information technology. Periods of strong job growth have been punctuated by brief periods of employment declines. Optimism about information technology (commonly referred to as IT) as a career field has been tempered by concerns about job…

  5. Older Adults' Acceptance of Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wang, Lin; Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Salvendy, Gavriel

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated variables contributing to older adults' information technology acceptance through a survey, which was used to find factors explaining and predicting older adults' information technology acceptance behaviors. Four factors, including needs satisfaction, perceived usability, support availability, and public acceptance, were…

  6. InformationTechnology ITCSand Computing Services

    E-print Network

    software), and lynda.com (www.ecu.edu/lynda). Visit the ITCS Training Web site for more informationInformationTechnology ITCSand Computing Services www.ecu.edu/itcs Technology Services at ECU Store up to 40GB of files on your secure ECU Piratedrive (www.ecu.edu/piratedrive), easy to access

  7. Information processing technology for emergency management

    SciTech Connect

    Kahn, R.E.

    1985-01-01

    Several information processing technologies which are capable of augmenting human performance in handling a range of emergency situations are featured in this discussion. Among the more sophisticated systems which have proven useful in enhancing information collection, transmission, and selective processing are packet radio networks, expert planning systems, multiple-satellite technology, and such related emerging developments as internetting and machine intelligence. 4 references.

  8. UCSB Information Technology Planning Group (ITPG) Adopted August 17, 2009

    E-print Network

    Akhmedov, Azer

    UCSB Information Technology Planning Group (ITPG) Charter Adopted August 17, 2009 August 17, 2009 1 Purpose Through broad campus cooperation, coordination, and consultation, the Information Technology Planning Group provides a campus forum for Information Technology planning, identification of technology

  9. Next generation of transportation & information technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eduard Babulak

    2009-01-01

    Transportation and Internet Technologies have evolved dramatically during the last decade, laying solid foundation for the future generation of the Ubiquitous Internet access, omnipresent web technologies and ultimate automated information cyberspace. As a result, the current efforts in the research and development in the areas of Future Transportation and Next Generation of Internet Technologies promotes formation of inter-disciplinary international teams

  10. Computing, Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Website

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hardman, John; Tu, Eugene (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The Computing, Information and Communications Technology Program (CICT) was established in 2001 to ensure NASA's Continuing leadership in emerging technologies. It is a coordinated, Agency-wide effort to develop and deploy key enabling technologies for a broad range of mission-critical tasks. The NASA CICT program is designed to address Agency-specific computing, information, and communications technology requirements beyond the projected capabilities of commercially available solutions. The areas of technical focus have been chosen for their impact on NASA's missions, their national importance, and the technical challenge they provide to the Program. In order to meet its objectives, the CICT Program is organized into the following four technology focused projects: 1) Computing, Networking and Information Systems (CNIS); 2) Intelligent Systems (IS); 3) Space Communications (SC); 4) Information Technology Strategic Research (ITSR).

  11. Investigating Information Technologies in Disasters: Three Essays on Micro-Blogging and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Environment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Li, Pu

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation aims to investigate how advanced information technologies cope with the various demands of disaster response. It consists of three essays on the exploration of micro-blogging and FOSS environments. The first essay looks at the usage of micro-blogging in the aftermath of the massive 2008 China earthquake and explores the…

  12. United States Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site describes the research activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The activities include: borehole geophysics and rock mechanics, crustal deformation, earthquake information, earthquake geology and paleoseismology, hazards, seismology and earth structure, and strong motion seismology, site response, and ground motion. Other links include: earthquake activity, earthquake facts and education, earthquake products, hazards and preparedness, regional websites, and seismic networks.

  13. An attempt of using straight-line information for building damage detection based only on post-earthquake optical imagery

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dong, Laigen; Shan, Jie; Ye, Yuanxin

    2014-03-01

    It is important to grasp damage information in stricken areas after an earthquake in order to perform quick rescue and recovery activities. Recent research into remote sensing techniques has shown significant ability to generate quality damage information. The methods based on only post-earthquake data are widely researched especially because there are no pre-earthquake reference data in many cities of the world. This paper addresses a method for detection of damaged buildings using only post-event satellite imagery so that scientists and researchers can take advantage of the ability of helicopters and airplanes to fly over the damage faster. Statistical information of line segments extracted from post-event satellite imagery, such as mean length (ML) and weighted tilt angel standard deviation (WTASD), are used for discriminating the damaged and undamaged buildings.

  14. ITS POLICIES AND GUIDELINES CATEGORY: Information Technology, Security, Privacy,

    E-print Network

    Gering, Jon C.

    ITS POLICIES AND GUIDELINES CATEGORY: Information Technology, Security, Privacy, Information Access technology security incident. A standard Universitywide approach to information security is important the Information Technology Services Office has completed its investigation and authorizes such activity. 3

  15. . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 1

    E-print Network

    Mustakerov, Ivan

    103 . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES , 1 CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 1 . 2002 Institute of Information Technologies, 1113 Sofia Abstract: The paper presents a management information system for the research and development activity of the Institute of Information Technologies (IIT

  16. Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology: Selection Criteria for Undergraduate

    E-print Network

    University of Technology, Sydney

    Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology: Selection Criteria for Undergraduate 2013 Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Courses ­ Bachelor of Information Technology Selection criteria applying to the Bachelor of Information Technology is outlined below. Course title UAC Code Bachelor of Information

  17. CISN Display - Reliable Delivery of Real-time Earthquake Information, Including Rapid Notification and ShakeMap to Critical End Users

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rico, H.; Hauksson, E.; Thomas, E.; Friberg, P.; Given, D.

    2002-12-01

    The California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) Display is part of a Web-enabled earthquake notification system alerting users in near real-time of seismicity, and also valuable geophysical information following a large earthquake. It will replace the Caltech/USGS Broadcast of Earthquakes (CUBE) and Rapid Earthquake Data Integration (REDI) Display as the principal means of delivering graphical earthquake information to users at emergency operations centers, and other organizations. Features distinguishing the CISN Display from other GUI tools are a state-full client/server relationship, a scalable message format supporting automated hyperlink creation, and a configurable platform-independent client with a GIS mapping tool; supporting the decision-making activities of critical users. The CISN Display is the front-end of a client/server architecture known as the QuakeWatch system. It is comprised of the CISN Display (and other potential clients), message queues, server, server "feeder" modules, and messaging middleware, schema and generators. It is written in Java, making it platform-independent, and offering the latest in Internet technologies. QuakeWatch's object-oriented design allows components to be easily upgraded through a well-defined set of application programming interfaces (APIs). Central to the CISN Display's role as a gateway to other earthquake products is its comprehensive XML-schema. The message model starts with the CUBE message format, but extends it by provisioning additional attributes for currently available products, and those yet to be considered. The supporting metadata in the XML-message provides the data necessary for the client to create a hyperlink and associate it with a unique event ID. Earthquake products deliverable to the CISN Display are ShakeMap, Ground Displacement, Focal Mechanisms, Rapid Notifications, OES Reports, and Earthquake Commentaries. Leveraging the power of the XML-format, the CISN Display provides prompt access to earthquake information on the Web. The links are automatically created when product generators deliver CUBE formatted packets to a Quake Data Distribution System (QDDS) hub (new distribution methods may be used later). The "feeder" modules tap into the QDDS hub and convert the packets into XML-messages. These messages are forwarded to message queues, and then distributed to clients where URLs are dynamically created for these products and linked to events on the CISN Display map. The products may be downloaded out-of-band; and with the inclusion of a GIS mapping tool users can plot organizational assets on the CISN Display map and overlay them against key spectral data, such as ground accelerations. This gives Emergency Response Managers information useful in allocating limited personnel and resources after a major event. At the heart of the system's robustness is a well-established and reliable set of communication protocols for best-effort delivery of data. For critical users a Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) state-full connection is used via a dedicated signaling channel. The system employs several CORBA methods that alert users of changes in the link status. Loss of connectivity triggers a strategy that attempts to reconnect through various physical and logical paths. Thus, by building on past application successes and proven Internet advances the CISN Display targets a specific audience by providing enhancements previously not available from other applications.

  18. Taiwan Nantou County earthquake 0327 Taiwan Nantou County earthquake

    E-print Network

    Taiwan Nantou County earthquake 20130327 1 #12;0327 Taiwan Nantou County earthquake Source, Intensity 5 #12;I II III IV V VI VII Intensity Shake map of the March 27 Earthquake The peak ground and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) #12;Earthquake Response and Evacuation are a Part of Students

  19. Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company information management technology architecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Hughes; P. K. S. Lau

    1996-01-01

    The Information Management Technology Architecture (TA) is being driven by the business objectives of reducing costs and improving effectiveness. The strategy is to reduce the cost of computing through standardization. The Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (LMITCO) TA is a set of standards and products for use at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The TA will provide direction for

  20. Information technologies for astrophysics circa 2001

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Denning, Peter J.

    1991-01-01

    It is easy to extrapolate current trends to see where technologies relating to information systems in astrophysics and other disciplines will be by the end of the decade. These technologies include miniaturization, multiprocessing, software technology, networking, databases, graphics, pattern computation, and interdisciplinary studies. It is less easy to see what limits our current paradigms place on our thinking about technologies that will allow us to understand the laws governing very large systems about which we have large data sets. Three limiting paradigms are as follows: saving all the bits collected by instruments or generated by supercomputers; obtaining technology for information compression, storage, and retrieval off the shelf; and the linear model of innovation. We must extend these paradigms to meet our goals for information technology at the end of the decade.

  1. Information technologies for astrophysics circa 2001

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Denning, Peter J.

    1990-01-01

    It is easy to extrapolate current trends to see where technologies relating to information systems in astrophysics and other disciplines will be by the end of the decade. These technologies include mineaturization, multiprocessing, software technology, networking, databases, graphics, pattern computation, and interdisciplinary studies. It is easy to see what limits our current paradigms place on our thinking about technologies that will allow us to understand the laws governing very large systems about which we have large datasets. Three limiting paradigms are saving all the bits collected by instruments or generated by supercomputers; obtaining technology for information compression, storage and retrieval off the shelf; and the linear mode of innovation. We must extend these paradigms to meet our goals for information technology at the end of the decade.

  2. Information Technology Policies. SPEC Kit 218.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leung, Shirley; Bisom, Diane

    The objectives of this survey were: to gather information on the development of institutional information technology policies and guidelines for responsible computing and use of electronic information; to identify the scope of such policies and guidelines; and to determine the role of the library in the development and/or use of the policies and…

  3. Information Technology and the Human Research Facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Klee, Margaret

    2002-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews how information technology supports the Human Research Facility (HRF) and specifically the uses that contractor has for the information. There is information about the contractor, the HRF, some of the experiments that were performed using the HRF on board the Shuttle, overviews of the data architecture, and software both commercial and specially developed software for the specific experiments.

  4. Bachelor of Science Information Management and Technology

    E-print Network

    Crowston, Kevin

    of organizations employ information professionals; these organizations include governments, health-care facilities, and information security. As an iSchool student, you must fulfill core course requirements of 24-25 credits, which1 Bachelor of Science Information Management and Technology Advising Handbook 2011

  5. (CICT) Computing, Information, and Communications Technology Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    VanDalsem, William R.

    2003-01-01

    The goal of the Computing, Information, and Communications Technology (CICT) program is to enable NASA's Scientific Research, Space Exploration, and Aerospace Technology Missions with greater mission assurance, for less cost, with increased science return through the development and use of advanced computing, information and communications technologies. This viewgraph presentation includes diagrams of how the political guidance behind CICT is structured. The presentation profiles each part of the NASA Mission in detail, and relates the Mission to the activities of CICT. CICT's Integrated Capability Goal is illustrated, and hypothetical missions which could be enabled by CICT are profiled. CICT technology development is profiled.

  6. Health information technology in US emergency departments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel J. Pallin; Ashley F. Sullivan; Rainu Kaushal; Carlos A. Camargo Jr

    2010-01-01

    Background  Information technology may improve patient safety, and is a focus of health care reform. A minority of emergency departments\\u000a (EDs) in Massachusetts, and in academic EDs throughout the US, have electronic health records.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Aims  Assess health information technology adoption in a nationwide sample of EDs.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  We surveyed 69 US EDs, asking site investigators about the availability of health information technology in

  7. Women Technology Leaders: Gender Issues in Higher Education Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drury, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    Women working in higher education information technology (IT) organizations and those seeking leadership positions in these organizations face a double challenge in overcoming the traditionally male-dominated environments of higher education and IT. Three women higher education chief information officers (CIOs) provided their perspectives,…

  8. Strategic Plan for Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Maroncelli, Mark

    .......................................................................................... 14 Metrics for Teaching, Learning, Communication, and Collaboration ....................................................................................6 E-learning and On-line Presence ....................................................................8 Management of Information and Innovation

  9. CICT Computing, Information, and Communications Technology Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laufenberg, Lawrence; Tu, Eugene (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The CICT Program is part of the NASA Aerospace Technology Enterprise's fundamental technology thrust to develop tools. processes, and technologies that enable new aerospace system capabilities and missions. The CICT Program's four key objectives are: Provide seamless access to NASA resources- including ground-, air-, and space-based distributed information technology resources-so that NASA scientists and engineers can more easily control missions, make new scientific discoveries, and design the next-generation space vehicles, provide high-data delivery from these assets directly to users for missions, develop goal-oriented human-centered systems, and research, develop and evaluate revolutionary technology.

  10. Essays on impact of information technology

    E-print Network

    Bhansali, Sumit Milap

    2007-01-01

    The five essays in this dissertation look at how specific information technologies (such as Electronic Document Management (EDM), Semantic Web and RuleML) and IT in general can be used to automate and standardize data and ...

  11. Essays on information technology and intangible capital

    E-print Network

    Saunders, Adam

    2011-01-01

    This thesis consists of three essays related to information technology and intangible capital. The first essay, "Valuing IT-Related Intangible Capital," examines the value of intangible assets in the firm. Using a panel ...

  12. Information technology security system engineering methodology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Childs, D.

    2003-01-01

    A methodology is described for system engineering security into large information technology systems under development. The methodology is an integration of a risk management process and a generic system development life cycle process. The methodology is to be used by Security System Engineers to effectively engineer and integrate information technology security into a target system as it progresses through the development life cycle. The methodology can also be used to re-engineer security into a legacy system.

  13. Libraries, Self-Censorship, and Information Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buschman, John

    1994-01-01

    Explores the theme of self-censorship in libraries in relation to new technologies. Highlights include the results of investing in high-cost electronic resources at the expense of traditional, lower-status formats; the effect of information technologies on literacy and historical records; and market censorship, including centralization and…

  14. Information Technology: A Year in Review.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Byles, Torrey

    1989-01-01

    Describes developments in information technology during 1988, including new telecommunications and networking services, advances in optical disk technologies, the increased use of facsimile transmissions, and new microcomputer hardware and software products. Litigation within the computer industry is reviewed, and the implications for needed…

  15. Can Free Information Really Accelerate Technology Diffusion?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard D. Morgenstern; Saadeh Al-Jurf

    1999-01-01

    Significant environmental benefits are often associated with the rapid diffusion of new energy-saving technologies. Over the past decade, electric and gas utilities, as well as the federal government, have provided free technical information and, in some cases, direct cash subsidies, to owners of existing commercial buildings to stimulate investment in specific energy-saving technologies. Yet little is known about the effectiveness

  16. Historic Earthquakes in Southern California

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This page contains a map of southern California with epicenters of earthquakes shown as circles of different sizes and colors. The size and color of each earthquake symbol corresponds to its magnitude, as indicated by a scale on the map. Clicking on an epicenter takes the user to a page of information about that earthquake. Earthquakes dating back to 1812 are shown. Also available on this page are links to fault maps, earthquake animations, and other indexes of seismological information.

  17. Application of 3D laser scanning technology in the investigation of the Ms8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake surface ruptures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Feng Li; Xi-Wei Xu; Gui-Hua Chen; Shao-Peng Dong; Yan-Fen An

    2009-01-01

    As the scientific investigation on the Ms8.0 Wenchuan earthquake demonstrates, the landscapes of co-seismic surface ruptures or structure destructions were rapidly destroyed by storms or secondary disasters. Traditional survey methods often are limited by the environment and do not provide perfect information about the deformation value in a timely manner. The 3D laser scanner, on the other hand, can work

  18. OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING CONTRACTS: AN APPLICATION AND

    E-print Network

    Walden, Eric

    OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING CONTRACTS: AN APPLICATION AND EXTENSION, TX 79409 Last Revised: February 7, 2003 #12;OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING of Electronic Commerce and Electronic Markets. #12;OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING

  19. Understanding learning: Applications to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Understanding learning: Applications to Information and Communication Technology (ICT to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and to Environmental Governance & Learning Pathways ................................................................................................................................................... 3 PART I : UNDERSTANDING LEARNING: APPLICATIONS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT

  20. 78 FR 24749 - Health Information Technology Policy Committee Appointment

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-26

    ...ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Health Information Technology Policy Committee Appointment...established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee to make...implementation of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure to the...

  1. 17 CFR 200.26a - Office of Information Technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Office of Information Technology. 200.26a Section 200.26a...Organization § 200.26a Office of Information Technology. The Office of Information Technology is responsible for the...

  2. 76 FR 4350 - Health Information Technology Extension Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-25

    ...AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Information Technology Extension Program ACTION...announces changes to the Health Information Technology Extension Program, which...meaningful users of health information technology, as authorized under...

  3. 29 CFR 1615.135 - Electronic and information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Electronic and information technology requirements. 1615.135 Section...ACCESSIBILITY OF COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 1615.135 Electronic and information technology requirements. (a)...

  4. 48 CFR 39.104 - Information technology services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Information technology services. 39.104 Section 39...CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY General 39.104 Information technology services. When acquiring...

  5. 48 CFR 939.7002 - Contractor acquisition of information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Contractor acquisition of information technology. 939.7002 Section 939.7002...CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Implementing DOE Policies and Procedures...Contractor acquisition of information technology. (a) Management and...

  6. 48 CFR 939.7002 - Contractor acquisition of information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Contractor acquisition of information technology. 939.7002 Section 939.7002...CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Implementing DOE Policies and Procedures...Contractor acquisition of information technology. (a) Management and...

  7. 48 CFR 939.7002 - Contractor acquisition of information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Contractor acquisition of information technology. 939.7002 Section 939.7002...CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Implementing DOE Policies and Procedures...Contractor acquisition of information technology. (a) Management and...

  8. 48 CFR 939.7002 - Contractor acquisition of information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Contractor acquisition of information technology. 939.7002 Section 939.7002...CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Implementing DOE Policies and Procedures...Contractor acquisition of information technology. (a) Management and...

  9. 48 CFR 939.7002 - Contractor acquisition of information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Contractor acquisition of information technology. 939.7002 Section 939.7002...CONTRACTING ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Implementing DOE Policies and Procedures...Contractor acquisition of information technology. (a) Management and...

  10. ITS POLICIES AND GUIDELINES CATEGORY: Information Technology, Security

    E-print Network

    Gering, Jon C.

    ITS POLICIES AND GUIDELINES CATEGORY: Information Technology, Security STATUS: Approved POLICY of the requesting department to send pricing requests to Information Technology Services, have funds available the requesting department should coordinate with Information Technology Services to ensure dependencies

  11. PRESIDENT'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Panel on Transforming Health Care

    E-print Network

    Horvitz, Eric

    #12;PRESIDENT'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Panel on Transforming Health Care February 2001 Transforming Health Care Through Information Technology REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT #12;c/o National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research & Development 4201 Wilson Boulevard

  12. 2 CFR 200.58 - Information technology systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Information technology systems. 200.58 Section 200...Definitions Acronyms § 200.58 Information technology systems. Information technology systems means computing devices,...

  13. 31 CFR 542.306 - Information and communications technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Information and communications technology. 542.306 Section...Definitions § 542.306 Information and communications technology. The term information and communications technology means any...

  14. DATE: NVLAP LAB CODE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY TESTING

    E-print Network

    DATE: NVLAP LAB CODE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY TESTING TEST PROCEDURE SELECTION LIST the Application Supplement on the next pages. #12;DATE: NVLAP LAB CODE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY TESTING CODE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY TESTING TEST PROCEDURE SELECTION LIST ­ HEALTHCARE IT TESTING

  15. Earthquake Hazards Program - National Earthquake Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical solutions, a catalog search, an automatic data request function, mining seismicity information, and a registry of seismograph stations.

  16. The Global Seismographic Network The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center reports on more than

    E-print Network

    Torgersen, Christian

    The Global Seismographic Network The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information, and characterizing events, providing alerts, maps of strong ground shaking, and impact estimates of potential was formed in 1986 as a partnership involving the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Science

  17. Technological Change in Written Information.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Christensen, Lois M.

    This paper presents an introductory lesson for elementary learners to construct ideas about how print began and about the media upon which it was recorded. In the lesson's introduction, students examine the present state and constant flow of print to which people are exposed, focusing primarily on the technology of the computer. Students examine…

  18. Nuclear Technology: Making Informed Decisions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Altshuler, Kenneth

    1989-01-01

    Discusses a unit on nuclear technology which is taught in a physics class. Explains the unit design, implementation process, demonstrations used, and topics of discussion that include light and optics, naturally and artificially produced sources of radioactivity, nuclear equations, isotopes and half-lives, and power-generating nuclear reactors.…

  19. Technology Transfer under Asymmetric Information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy T. Gallini; Brian D. Wright

    1990-01-01

    Licensing contracts for newly patented innovations are observed to vary along several dimensions, including the form and size of the payment to the inventor (fixed fee versus some output-based royalty), the degree of exclusivity, and the division of rents. In this article, we show that the form of the contract can be explained by two problems in technology exchange: the

  20. Use of GPS and InSAR Technology and its Further Development in Earthquake Modeling

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Donnellan, A.; Lyzenga, G.; Argus, D.; Peltzer, G.; Parker, J.; Webb, F.; Heflin, M.; Zumberge, J.

    1999-01-01

    Global Positioning System (GPS) data are useful for understanding both interseismic and postseismic deformation. Models of GPS data suggest that the lower crust, lateral heterogeneity, and fault slip, all provide a role in the earthquake cycle.

  1. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 497, Vol. 45, No. 3-4, Sept.-Dec. 2008, pp. 4163 GIS-BASED URBAN SEISMIC RISK ASSESSMENT USING RISK.IITB

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 497, Vol. 45, No. 3-4, Sept.-Dec. 2008, pp. 41 The earthquake risk or damage potential of an area is due to a combination of seismic hazard, and vulnerability of the built environment and its exposure. The damage during recent earthquakes worldwide has demonstrated

  2. Information persistence using XML database technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Clark, Thomas A.; Lipa, Brian E. G.; Macera, Anthony R.; Staskevich, Gennady R.

    2005-05-01

    The Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) Information Management (IM) services provide information exchange and persistence capabilities that support tailored, dynamic, and timely access to required information, enabling near real-time planning, control, and execution for DoD decision making. JBI IM services will be built on a substrate of network centric core enterprise services and when transitioned, will establish an interoperable information space that aggregates, integrates, fuses, and intelligently disseminates relevant information to support effective warfighter business processes. This virtual information space provides individual users with information tailored to their specific functional responsibilities and provides a highly tailored repository of, or access to, information that is designed to support a specific Community of Interest (COI), geographic area or mission. Critical to effective operation of JBI IM services is the implementation of repositories, where data, represented as information, is represented and persisted for quick and easy retrieval. This paper will address information representation, persistence and retrieval using existing database technologies to manage structured data in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format as well as unstructured data in an IM services-oriented environment. Three basic categories of database technologies will be compared and contrasted: Relational, XML-Enabled, and Native XML. These technologies have diverse properties such as maturity, performance, query language specifications, indexing, and retrieval methods. We will describe our application of these evolving technologies within the context of a JBI Reference Implementation (RI) by providing some hopefully insightful anecdotes and lessons learned along the way. This paper will also outline future directions, promising technologies and emerging COTS products that can offer more powerful information management representations, better persistence mechanisms and improved retrieval techniques.

  3. Rail Technology and Systems Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website from Federal Transit Administration reviews some of the challenges involved in subway design. On this page, visitors will find the aims of the program as well as further research and reports regarding the sharing of tracks between transit and freight railroads, tunnel design and construction, and subway environment simulation. There is also a link to the May 2005 final report on the General Atomics Low Speed Maglev Technology Development Program, a 174-page pdf.

  4. Information technology, the humanities and the library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brendan Loughridge

    1989-01-01

    Some current computer-based projects in humanities re search and teaching are reviewed and the implications for the future development of library and information services to humanities scholars and for the professional education of librarians are considered. It is concluded that the penetration of information technology into humanities research and teach ing activities and the development of the concept of the

  5. Governance Mechanisms in Information Technology Outsourcing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ravindran, Kiron

    2010-01-01

    While the dominance of Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) as a sourcing strategy would seem to indicate successful and well-informed practice, frequent examples of unraveled engagements highlight the associated risks. Successful instances of outsourcing suggest that governance mechanisms effectively manage the related risks. This…

  6. Applications of Optical Technology: Information Retrieval.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connor, Mary Ann

    1991-01-01

    Discusses applications of optical technology, especially CD-ROMs, to information management needs. Information retrieval problems are discussed; design questions that concern the format of the data, indexing methods, and retrieval capabilities are presented; the need for updates is considered; access requirements are discussed; and the importance…

  7. Health Information Technology and Nursing Homes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liu, Darren

    2009-01-01

    Nursing homes are considered lagging behind in adopting health information technology (HIT). Many studies have highlighted the use of HIT as a means of improving health care quality. However, these studies overwhelmingly do not provide empirical information proving that HIT can actually achieve these improvements. The main research goal of this…

  8. Information Technology and the Social Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Searles, John E.

    1983-01-01

    The information revolution is making various impacts on social studies. Students are children of this age and are learning social ideas from technology. The information revolution should be part of the social studies curriculum. Unresolved questions (e.g., Who should write computer software?) and some thoughts on the future are discussed. (RM)

  9. Information Technology, Intellectual Property, and Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilbert, Steven W.

    1990-01-01

    Discusses issues affecting the fields of information technology, intellectual property, and education. Four main needs are addressed: (1) new economic mechanisms beyond copyright and patent; (2) new codes of ethics for education; (3) effective representation for creator/producers and users of information; and (4) a forum for the voice of…

  10. New Technology, Information Access and Educational Outcomes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clyde, Anne

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of the use of technology in Australian schools to improve information access and educational outcomes focuses on the impact on school library resource centers. Topics discussed include online information services; electronic bulletin boards; electronic mail via microcomputers; and optical storage media, including CD-ROM, hypermedia, and…

  11. Center for Women and Information Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT), located at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, was named "the best resource on women and technology on the Web" by ABCNews.com. The center's primary goal is to promote women's involvement in the IT industry. CWIT's Web site provides a wealth of information for women, ranging from learning the basics of computers to IT training and certification. Women considering IT as a field of study will also find information on financial aid and the CWIT Scholars Program. There is a list of books and many links to news articles about women and IT that are both interesting and insightful. .

  12. Alternative Technologies for Information Networks.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farquhar, J. A.; Dei Rossi, J. A.

    The paper concerns some of the economic considerations inherent in designing user services that incorporate various communication systems. It describes three such services considered important in providing information to the biomedical community comprised of practicing physicians and those engaged in teaching and research, as well as other…

  13. BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BIT)

    E-print Network

    Dawson, Jeff W.

    ; the online portfolio must be completed by the same date. Admissions Committee School of Information modelling architectural design collage, craft design digital artwork drawing game design graphic design multimedia design painting photography sculpture set design traditional artwork video/visual effects video

  14. Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation in The Marmara Region and Disaster Education in Turkey (SATREPS Project: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development by JICA-JST)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kaneda, Yoshiyuki

    2015-04-01

    Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation in The Marmara Region and Disaster Education in Turkey (SATREPS Project: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development by JICA-JST) Yoshiyuki KANEDA Disaster mitigation center Nagoya University/ Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Mustafa ELDIK Bo?aziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and ??????Earthquake Researches Institute (KOERI) and Members of SATREPS Japan-Turkey project The target of this project is the Marmara Sea earthquake after the Izmit (Kocaeli) Earthquake 1999 along to the North Anatolian fault. According to occurrences of historical Earthquakes, epicenters have moved from East to West along to the North Anatolian Fault. There is a seismic gap in the Marmara Sea. In Marmara region, there is Istanbul with high populations such as Tokyo. Therefore, Japan and Turkey can share our own experiences during past damaging earthquakes and we can prepare for future large Earthquakes and Tsunamis in cooperation with each other in SATREPS project. This project is composed of Multidisciplinary research project including observation researches, simulation researches, educational researches, and goals are as follows, ? To develop disaster mitigation policy and strategies based on Multidisciplinary research activities. ? To provide decision makers with newly found knowledge for its implementation to the current regulations. ? To organize disaster education programs in order to increase disaster awareness in Turkey. ? To contribute the evaluation of active fault studies in Japan. In this SATREPS project, we will integrate Multidisciplinary research results for disaster mitigation in Marmara region and .disaster education in Turkey.

  15. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Portal

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Site aiming to provide useful and educational information in geotechnical earthquake engineering. The site involves topics such as: liquefaction engineering, seismic slope analysis and soil structure interaction.

  16. Information technology and scientific and technical information in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zi-guang Bai

    1992-01-01

    When China began to carry out its policy of reform and opening up to the outside world, the rapid development of the national economy and science and technology called for the development of scientific and technical information activities. One of the most significant trends in the development of modern scientific and technical information activities in the world is the application

  17. University of Alberta Information Technology

    E-print Network

    MacMillan, Andrew

    on Versions 1.5 and 1.6 of the plan. To date the IT Plan has received input from: ­ IT Committee ­ Faculty-based and suggestions regarding the plan can be made by completing an on-line questionnaire at: www.vpit.ualberta.ca/planning/feedback.php.ualberta.ca/~univhall/vp/vpa/Committees&TaskForces/ROSC.pdf) FB ICT Committee ­ Faculty-based Information

  18. UNCG Technology Decision-Making Processes Information Technology Services (ITS), 10/31/2013

    E-print Network

    Saidak, Filip

    UNCG Technology Decision-Making Processes Information Technology Services Technology Services & Chief Information Officer reports to the Chancellor, & all. · University Policy-making and Major Campus-wide Technology Decisions · IT Governance

  19. Predicting Earthquakes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Five moderate-to-strong earthquakes struck California in June 2005. Could the cluster of quakes be a harbinger of the Big One? Another earthquake-prone area, New Madrid, near Memphis, Tennessee, has had more than its share of impressive quakes and strain is building along its fault lines. This radio broadcast discusses these two seismic zones, the new data based on years of GPS (Global Positioning System) measurements that may give scientists more information, and how the Earth generates the stress which leads to earthquakes. There is also discussion of the danger of tsunamis in the Virgin Islands and the need for a worldwide tsunami warning network. The broadcast is 18 minutes in length.

  20. Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    Students examine the effects of geology on earthquake magnitudes and how engineers anticipate and prepare for these effects. Using information provided through the Earthquakes Living Lab interface, students investigate how geology, specifically soil type, can amplify the magnitude of earthquakes and their consequences. Students look in-depth at the historical 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its destruction thorough photographs and data. They compare the 1906 California earthquake to another historical earthquake in Kobe, Japan, looking at the geological differences and impacts in the two regions, and learning how engineers, geologists and seismologists work to predict earthquakes and minimize calamity. A worksheet serves as a student guide for the activity.

  1. BATEC Information Technology Workforce Skills Study

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) is a regional partnership between business, industry, government and community that is a development system for information technology. This system is an attempt to attract a diverse workforce for the promotion of lifelong learning in this discipline. This specific resource explores "the implications of the shift in corporate valuation from physical to intellectual capital for technical workers, and provides detailed suggestions regarding the responses required for education at all levels that educates our technological workforce." The PDF is broken down into a research methodology, data presentation, findings/observations, regional employment outlook and conclusions/recommendations. This study is a thorough introduction into professional development in the field of information technology.

  2. How to access treatment technology information

    SciTech Connect

    Hsu, K.F.; Sullivan, D.A.

    1995-09-01

    In this information age, there is a wealth of data on innovative treatment technologies being created at a very fast pace. The exchange of new information via telecommunication is prompt and far-reaching. For environmental protection and health and risk-related issues, there are quite a number of databases developed by US EPA currently available, both as on-line search systems and as discrete diskette-based databases. However, when it comes to the issues and problems of treatment and remediation of hazardous wastes, EPA`s ATTIC (Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center) database (DB) was developed to provide convenient one-stop shopping for the most recent information on alternative methods to treat hazardous wastes. Whether your issue is pollution prevention, waste treatment, clean-up operations, decontamination or one of a number of treatment technologies (thermal, solidification and stabilization, physical, chemical or biological remediation), ATTIC can offer you relevant information. Access to this information is free of charge and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can use your personal computer (PC) to conduct an on-line search of ATTIC. The desired information then can be flagged for downloading from the centralized ATTIC computer to your own PC.

  3. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) is a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for the Mathematical Sciences in Canada. The organization's work focuses on "the imperatives of research, education and technology transfer" applied to "the fastest growing sectors of the nation's economy." Currently, its work involves developing mathematical solutions in the areas of Biomedical & Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Information Processing, Risk & Finance, and Communication, Networks & Security. The website describes each of these Scientific Programmes and provides a link to the project website, where the publications resulting from its work are posted. The website is also available in French.

  4. NUMBER: IT 1.06 SECTION: Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Morgan, Stephen L.

    1 NUMBER: IT 1.06 SECTION: Information Technology SUBJECT: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Authorized by: William F. Hogue Issued by: Office of Information Technology I. Policy All users of University information technology resources must adhere to applicable state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations

  5. CHAPTER 7: CROSS-CAMPUS ELEMENTS E. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Mullins, Dyche

    CHAPTER 7: CROSS-CAMPUS ELEMENTS 242 E. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND Information technology resources at UCSF with resources world- wide. Information technology refers to voice, data and video, configuration, and technology used) and protocols (the standards that computers use to exchange information

  6. Harvard Medical School Information Technology Department Welcome from the Harvard Medical School Information Technology Department! Information on this page will

    E-print Network

    Chou, James

    Harvard Medical School Information Technology Department Welcome from the Harvard Medical School Information Technology Department! Information on this page will familiarize you with how to obtain access registrar@hms.harvard.edu. HSDM Students' Registrar Office at 617-432-8243 School of Public Health Human

  7. Rutgers Business School Master of Information Technology Program Learning Goals

    E-print Network

    Rutgers Business School Master of Information Technology Program Learning Goals 1. Communication to find innovative solutions. 4. Business Technology Knowledge Learning Goal Students graduating Skills Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Information Technology degree will be able

  8. 48 CFR 1352.239-71 - Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To...electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable...26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional...attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely...

  9. 48 CFR 1352.239-71 - Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To...electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable...26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional...attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely...

  10. 48 CFR 1352.239-71 - Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To...electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable...26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional...attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely...

  11. Information systems to enhance technology exchange

    SciTech Connect

    Hunter, T.; Harrington, M.; Harlan, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Drozhko, E. [MAYAK Production Association (United States)

    1994-03-01

    A fundamental part of international technology exchange is the compilation and dissemination of information. Worldwide environmental problems and technology development activities form the basis for important opportunities across the world and especially for those in the former Soviet Union. Recently, important agreements have been reached among Russian institutes engaged in environmental work and the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories. These agreements will allow a systematic compilation of information on environmental contamination problems in Russia that can be included in DOE`s environmental information systems. A computer hardware and software system has been loaned to Russian scientists by the DOE for the sharing of environmental software and data, while establishing standards for future information networks.

  12. Comparison of Information Processing Technologies

    PubMed Central

    Piniewski-Bond, Joanne F.; Buck, Germaine M.; Horowitz, Roberta S.; Schuster, John H.R.; Weed, Douglas L.; Weiner, John M.

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To examine the type of information obtainable from scientific papers, using three different methods for the extraction, organization, and preparation of literature reviews. Design: A set of three review papers was identified, and the ideas represented by the authors of those papers were extracted. The 161 articles referenced in those three reviews were then analyzed using 1) a formalized data extraction approach, which uses a protocol-driven manual process to extract the variables, values, and statistical significance of the stated relationships; and 2) a computerized approach known as “Idea Analysis,” which uses the abstracts of the original articles and processes them through a computer software program that reads the abstracts and organizes the ideas presented by the authors. The results were then compared. The literature focused on the human papillomavirus and its relationship to cervical cancer. Results: Idea Analysis was able to identify 68.9 percent of the ideas considered by the authors of the three review papers to be of importance in describing the association between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. The formalized data extraction identified 27 percent of the authors' ideas. The combination of the two approaches identified 74.3 percent of the ideas considered important in the relationship between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, as reported by the authors of the three review articles. Conclusion: This research demonstrated that both a technically derived and a computer derived collection, categorization, and summarization of original articles and abstracts could provide a reliable, valid, and reproducible source of ideas duplicating, to a major degree, the ideas presented by subject specialists in review articles. As such, these tools may be useful to experts preparing literature reviews by eliminating many of the clerical-mechanical features associated with present-day scientific text processing. PMID:11230385

  13. Wen, K.-L., et al. Earthquake Early Warning Technology Progress in Taiwan

    E-print Network

    Wu, Yih-Min

    with a virtual subnetwork approach. An onsite EEW ap- proach using the first 3 sec of P waves has been de of the earthquake early warning (EEW) sys- tem [1­5]. With advances in seismic instrumentation and communication-motion stations constructed in the Tai- wan Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP), currently 109

  14. Prioritizing Information Technology Investments: Assessing the Correlations among Technological Readiness, Information Technology Flexibility, and Information Technology Effectiveness

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walter, John T.

    2010-01-01

    Management's dilemma, when allocating financial resources towards the improvement of technological readiness and IT flexibility within their organizations, is to control financial risk and maximize IT effectiveness. Technological readiness is people's propensity to embrace and use technology. Its drivers are optimism, innovativeness, discomfort,…

  15. Introduction David Keil Introduction to Information Technology 7/13 D. Keil Introduction to Information Technology 7/13 1

    E-print Network

    Keil, David M.

    Introduction David Keil Introduction to Information Technology 7/13 D. Keil Introduction to Information Technology 7/13 1 David M. Keil, Framingham State University CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology Introduction 1. What this course offers 2. What is information technology? 3. How this course

  16. Introduction David Keil Information Technology and Society 3/13 David Keil Information Technology and Society 3/13 1

    E-print Network

    Keil, David M.

    Introduction David Keil Information Technology and Society 3/13 David Keil Information Technology and Society 3/13 1 David M. Keil, Framingham State University CSCI 135 Information Technology and Society Introduction 1. What this course offers 2. How it delivers 3. What is information technology? 4. Sources

  17. 76 FR 66327 - Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., Corporate Service Group, Information Technology (IT...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-26

    ...Service Group, Information Technology (IT) Division, Including On-Site Leased...Service Group, Information Technology (IT) Division, including on-site leased...Service Group, Information Technology (IT) Division. The Department has...

  18. 77 FR 70444 - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Health Information...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-26

    ...of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment...Health Records (EHRs) AGENCY: Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, Office of...

  19. 75 FR 47631 - Swets Information Services, Operations Department, Information Technology Group, Marketing Group...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-06

    ...Information Technology Group, Marketing Group, Finance Group, Runnemede...Information Technology (IT) Group...Group and the Finance Group into one...Information Technology Group, Marketing Group, and Finance Group,...

  20. Policy 3505 Information Technology Security 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Policy 3505 ­ Information Technology Security 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #3505 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY POLICY Responsible Oversight Executive: Vice President Code of Practice for Information Security Management (ISO/IEC 27002:2005) The international standard

  1. Cities in the Information Technology & People,

    E-print Network

    Sahay, Sundeep

    Cities in the developing world 273 Information Technology & People, Vol. 14 No. 3, 2001, pp. 273-286. # MCB University Press, 0959-3845 Cities in the developing world Linking global and local networks urbanization is transforming the developing world ± creating cities, which on the one hand offer opportunities

  2. Campus Computer Store Information Technology Services

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    Campus Computer Store Information Technology Services 20 Place Riel, 1 Campus Drive 966-8375 ccs Computer Store is administering a license for SAS. It is licensed on a yearly pro-rated basis as outlined: _____________________________________________________ Student Number (if applicable): _______________________________________________ Location of Computer

  3. Myths and Symbols of Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Talbert, Roy, Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Concepts and symbols of the language of information techology are examined, including the concept of a technological revolution, a literacy crisis, the presumption of a moral and ethical dilemma, orientation toward the future, the promise of productivity, the image of an elite using an unintelligible language, and the symbol of the infallible…

  4. Exploring Hospitals' Adoption of Information Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. E. Burke; B. B. L. Wang; T. T. H. Wan; M. L. Diana

    2002-01-01

    This study explores the adoption of information technology (IT) and the association between organizational and market factors, and IT adoption in hospitals. Results suggest that a wide range of amounts and types of IT are adopted. Hospitals with higher overall IT adoption adopt strategic IT most often. Hospitals with lower IT adoption adopt administrative IT most often. Results also show

  5. Making Sense of Health Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kitzmiller, Rebecca Rutherford

    2012-01-01

    Background: Hospital adoption of health information technology (HIT) systems is promoted as essential to decreasing medical error and their associated 44,000 annual deaths and $17 billion in healthcare costs (Institute of Medicine, 2001; Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 1999). Leading national healthcare groups, such as the Institute of Medicine,…

  6. Technology Assessment and Federal Information Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eisenbeis, Kathleen

    1988-01-01

    Describes the role and purpose of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) and its relationship to Congress. A chain of congressional activities is developed which links the major events within selected committees to the current OTA assessment of federal information dissemination, and issues and implications of this study are addressed. (14…

  7. The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Kaber, David B.

    The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) Annual Review David B Ergonomics Laboratory #12;Research Assistants w Becca Green (IE) - Cognitive task analysis (CTA); abstraction URO (funded by SMV): n Complimentary research - "Physio-ergonomic Optimized Human-machine Interfaces

  8. Governance Methods Used in Externalizing Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chan, Steven King-Lun

    2012-01-01

    Information technology (IT) is the largest capital expenditure in many firms and is an integral part of many organizations' strategies. However, the benefits that each company receives from its IT investments vary. One study by Weill (2004) found that the top performer in the sample was estimated to have as high as a 40% greater return on its…

  9. ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Jiménez, Mario de J. Pérez

    ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Volume 17, Number 1, 2014, 89­102 A P with some new ingredients. In addition, a new built-in simulation algorithm that has been added to the core, a programming language, P­Lingua [1, 11], was designed. The authors of P-Lingua developed a Java library

  10. Information Technology Support Services: Crisis or Opportunity?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yohe, J. Michael

    1996-01-01

    Information technology services on campuses are in crisis, due to dramatically increased expectations and stable or dwindling funding. The situation can be improved and service effectiveness enhanced by controlling expectations, reducing work, getting help (student volunteers, experiential learning programs, local experts, consultants, faculty and…

  11. Critical Theory, Information Society and Surveillance Technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tony Fitzpatrick

    2002-01-01

    This article offers an account of information and communication technologies (ICTs) that draws upon the tradition of critical theory, arguing that an application of the latter to the former can be categorized as a theory of 'cyber criticalism'. Its aim is not to provide an exhaustive theoretical analysis or any kind of literature review, but to suggest that such a

  12. The advanced information technology innovation roadmap

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G Segarra

    1999-01-01

    The AIT (Advanced Information Technology for the European Manufacturing Industry) initiative is focusing on IT innovations and their integration in the users enterprise. This is achieved through the deployment of the AIT Innovation Cycle starting with the AIT strategic planning (development of a common master plan) and finishing with the business integration of complete IT innovative solutions. The IT integration

  13. Leveraging Information Technology. Track VII: Outstanding Applications.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

    Eight papers from the 1987 CAUSE conference's Track VII, Outstanding Applications, are presented. They include: "Image Databases in the University" (Reid Kaplan and Gordon Mathieson); "Using Information Technology for Travel Management at the University of Michigan" (Robert E. Russell and John C. Hufziger); "On-Line Access to University Policies…

  14. High Severity Information Technology Risks in Finance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel J. Hinz

    2005-01-01

    Financial institutions are part of the backbone of modern nations in the same way electrical power grids and transportation infrastructures are. Therefore, breakdowns of single banks or whole financial centers could have a massive impact not only on the affected banks but also on the entire economy (systemic risk). As financial institutions rely heavily on information technology (IT), this is

  15. COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Giles, C. Lee

    , big data informatics and analytics, and modeling the interplay among the physical, cyber and human: 1) The Internet of things; 2) Mobile computing and sensing; 3) Big Data--the explosion of online.S. degrees--Information Sciences and Technology and Security and Risk Analysis (SRA); a B.A. degree

  16. Health information technology: help or hindrance?

    PubMed

    Ketchersid, Terry

    2014-07-01

    The practice of medicine in general and nephrology in particular grows increasingly complex with each passing year. In parallel with this trend, the purchasers of health care are slowly shifting the reimbursement paradigm from one based on rewarding transactions, or work performed, to one that rewards value delivered. Within this context, the health-care value equation is broadly defined as quality divided by costs. Health information technology has been widely recognized as 1 of the foundations for delivering better care at lower costs. As the largest purchaser of health care in the world, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has deployed a series of interrelated programs designed to spur the adoption and utilization of health information technology. This review examines our known collective experience in the practice of nephrology to date with several of these programs and attempts to answer the following question: Is health information technology helping or hindering the delivery of value to the nation's health-care system? Through this review, it was concluded overall that the effect of health information technology appears positive; however, it cannot be objectively determined because of the infancy of its utilization in the practice of medicine. PMID:24969389

  17. Education, Information Technology and Cognitive Science.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scaife, M.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses information technology and its effects on developmental psychology and children's education. Topics discussed include a theory of child-computer interaction (CCI); programing; communication and computers, including electronic mail; cognitive science; artificial intelligence; modeling the user-system interaction; and the future of…

  18. Information Technology in Libraries. A Pakistani Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mahmood, Khalid

    This book presents an overview of the present status of the use of library automation hardware and software in Pakistan. The following 20 articles are included: (1) "The Status of Library Automation in Pakistan"; (2) "Promoting Information Technology in Pakistan: the Netherlands Library Development Project"; (3) "Library Software in Pakistan"; (4)…

  19. Information Technology Services Support for Emergencies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spicer, Donald Z.

    2008-01-01

    For at least the last quarter century, enterprises--including higher education institutions--have increasingly relied on Information Technology Services (ITS) for business functions. As a result, IT organizations have had to develop the discipline of production operations as well as recovery procedures to respond when those operations are…

  20. Integrating Information Technology into Biology Courses.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoagland, Buzz

    1997-01-01

    Information technology is integrated into biology courses through various mechanisms. Electronic mail distribution lists are used to answer student questions outside of class. The World Wide Web is used for posting interactive course syllabi and student-generated data. Most students surveyed indicated that integrating the Internet and the Web into…

  1. Earthquake Preparedness and Response

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This portal provides access to a variety of governmental, charitable, and private websites with information on earthquake preparedness. Information is available for citizens, responders, planners, and engineers. There are also links to a variety of publications on how to prepare for an earthquake, and to government and non-government first response organizations.

  2. Operational earthquake forecasting can enhance earthquake preparedness

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Jordan, T.H.; Marzocchi, W.; Michael, A.J.; Gerstenberger, M.C.

    2014-01-01

    We cannot yet predict large earthquakes in the short term with much reliability and skill, but the strong clustering exhibited in seismic sequences tells us that earthquake probabilities are not constant in time; they generally rise and fall over periods of days to years in correlation with nearby seismic activity. Operational earthquake forecasting (OEF) is the dissemination of authoritative information about these time?dependent probabilities to help communities prepare for potentially destructive earthquakes. The goal of OEF is to inform the decisions that people and organizations must continually make to mitigate seismic risk and prepare for potentially destructive earthquakes on time scales from days to decades. To fulfill this role, OEF must provide a complete description of the seismic hazard—ground?motion exceedance probabilities as well as short?term rupture probabilities—in concert with the long?term forecasts of probabilistic seismic?hazard analysis (PSHA).

  3. Earthquake Education Environment (E3)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Earthquake Education Environment (E3) supports high-quality K-12 and undergraduate education by providing up-to-date earthquake information, authoritative technical sources and educational resources for the classroom.

  4. Seismic design technology for breeder reactor structures. Volume 1. Special topics in earthquake ground motion

    SciTech Connect

    Reddy, D.P.

    1983-04-01

    This report is divided into twelve chapters: seismic hazard analysis procedures, statistical and probabilistic considerations, vertical ground motion characteristics, vertical ground response spectrum shapes, effects of inclined rock strata on site response, correlation of ground response spectra with intensity, intensity attenuation relationships, peak ground acceleration in the very mean field, statistical analysis of response spectral amplitudes, contributions of body and surface waves, evaluation of ground motion characteristics, and design earthquake motions. (DLC)

  5. Environmental effects of information and communications technologies.

    PubMed

    Williams, Eric

    2011-11-17

    The digital revolution affects the environment on several levels. Most directly, information and communications technology (ICT) has environmental impacts through the manufacturing, operation and disposal of devices and network equipment, but it also provides ways to mitigate energy use, for example through smart buildings and teleworking. At a broader system level, ICTs influence economic growth and bring about technological and societal change. Managing the direct impacts of ICTs is more complex than just producing efficient devices, owing to the energetically expensive manufacturing process, and the increasing proliferation of devices needs to be taken into account. PMID:22094696

  6. Information Technology in Public Libraries in Kuwait: A First Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    CHARLENE L. AL-QALLAF; HOWAYA M. AL-AZMI

    2002-01-01

    This study examines the availability and use of information technology in public libraries in Kuwait. Specific areas addressed are (1) hardware\\/software, (2) patterns of connectivity such as LANs, Internet, etc., (3) training and development activities in support of information technology, and (4) future projections regarding the use of information technology. The study provides policy-makers and information professionals with previously unavailable

  7. WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Work Integrated Learning (WIL for employers participating in WIL in the discipline of information technology. This is a field, where students thinking processes. Resource 3 - Information Technology #12;SOME KEY POINTS ABOUT WIL IN INFORMATION

  8. Virginia Tech Information Technology Strategic Plan for 2012-2018

    E-print Network

    Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Information Technology Strategic Plan for 2012-2018 Version 1.1 June 12, 2013 #12;Information Technology Strategic Plan for 2012-2018 (Version 1.1) Page 2 of 33 Virginia Tech Information ..................................................................................................................................................5 Information Technology: Supporting "A Plan for a New Horizon

  9. Bachelor of Arts in Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA)

    E-print Network

    Squicciarini, Anna Cinzia

    Bachelor of Arts in Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA) College of Information Sciences? If this describes you, then let's talk about a bachelor of arts in information sciences and technology (ISTBA of the curriculum allows you to combine information sciences and technology courses with your creative interests

  10. The Integration of Information and Communication Technology into Classroom Teaching.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reid, Scott

    2002-01-01

    A Newfoundland study examining how information technologies affect teaching interviewed 13 teachers at a leading high school in the use of information technology. Teachers used information technology to interact on a global basis, expand resources, enhance local content, and customize material. Problems included need for training, information

  11. Texas A&M Information Technology Audio Visual Surveillance Technology Committee

    E-print Network

    ...............................................................................................................7 General Audio video surveillance technology may be used by Texas A&M University and other SystemTexas A&M Information Technology Audio Visual Surveillance Technology Committee Audio Visual Surveillance Technology Operational Standards Table of Contents General

  12. Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Medina, Philip

    This unit provides an introduction for younger students on earthquakes, volcanoes, and how they are related. Topics include evidence of continental drift, types of plate boundaries, types of seismic waves, and how to calculate the distance to the epicenter of an earthquake. There is also information on how earthquake magnitude and intensity are measured, and how seismic waves can reveal the Earth's internal structure. A vocabulary list and downloadable, printable student worksheets are provided.

  13. Thermal omens before earthquakes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    De-Fu Liu; Ke-Yin Peng; Wei-He Liu; Ling-Yi Li; Jian-Sheng Hou

    1999-01-01

    The calefacient phenomenon in the vicinity of the epicenter before an earthquake has observed. It shows that there exists\\u000a some abnormal information of heat radiation in the seismogenic zone. It might be helpful to open up a new research field of\\u000a survey the hot omen of earthquake and to improve the capability of earthquake prediction by using the satellite remote

  14. Information Communication Technology and Politics: A Synthesized Analysis of the Impacts of Information Technology on Voter Participation in Kenya

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tsuma, Clive Katiba

    2011-01-01

    The availability of political information throughout society made possible by the evolution of contemporary information communication technology has precipitated conflicting debate regarding the effects of technology use on real life political participation. Proponents of technology argue that the use of new information technology stimulates…

  15. InformatIon technology Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center 1000

    E-print Network

    Ravikumar, B.

    InformatIon technology Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center 1000 (707) 664-2346 Acting chief informAtion officer Jason Wenrick Information Technology provides the spectrum of services needed,high-techclassrooms,andmediaservicespreviewrooms.A fully staffed help desk provides consulting in the use of information technology. Consultants

  16. Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Utah Seismograph Stations

    This website provides up-to-date information on recent earthquakes in the Intermountain West, including the greater Yellowstone area. Earthquakes for the past 7 days are shown. Symbols on the map indicate earthquake location, time, and magnitude. Users may select from a clickable map or choose from a linked list to obtain more in-depth information about an earthquake.

  17. Information-Technology Based Physics Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, J. S.; Lee, K. H.

    2001-04-01

    Developing countries emphasize expansion of the educated population but demand for quality improvement follows later. Current science education reform is driven in part by post cold war restructuring of the global economy and associated focus on the education of a more scientifically literate society, due to the industrial change from labor-intensive to high-technology type, and the societal change inherent in the present information era. Industry needs employees of broad and flexible background with inter disciplinary training, engineers with better physics training, and well trained physicists. Education researches have proved that active-learning based methods are superior to the traditional methods and the information technology (IT) has lot to offer in this. Use of IT for improving physics education is briefly discussed with prospects for collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region via Asian Physics Education Network (ASPEN), UNESCO University Foundation Course in Physics (UUFCP), etc.

  18. Health Information Technology and Physician Career Satisfaction

    PubMed Central

    Elder, Keith T.; Wiltshire, Jacqueline C.; Rooks, Ronica N.; BeLue, Rhonda; Gary, Lisa C.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose Health information technology (HIT) and physician career satisfaction are associated with higher-quality medical care. However, the link between HIT and physician career satisfaction, which could potentially reduce provider burnout and attrition, has not been fully examined. This study uses a nationally representative survey to assess the association between key forms of HIT and career satisfaction among primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialty physicians. Methods We performed a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of physician career satisfaction using the Community Tracking Study Physician Survey, 2004–2005. Nine specific types of HIT as well as the overall adoption of HIT in the practice were examined using multivariate logistic regression. Results Physicians who used five to six (odds ratio [OR] = 1.46) or seven to nine (OR = 1.47) types of HIT were more likely than physicians who used zero to two types of HIT to be “very satisfied” with their careers. Information technology usages for communicating with other physicians (OR = 1.31) and e-mailing patients (OR = 1.35) were positively associated with career satisfaction. PCPs who used technology to write prescriptions were less likely to report career satisfaction (OR = 0.67), while specialists who wrote notes using technology were less likely to report career satisfaction (OR = 0.75). Conclusions Using more information technology was the strongest positive predictor of physicians being very satisfied with their careers. Toward that end, healthcare organizations working in conjunction with providers should consider exploring ways to integrate various forms of HIT into practice. PMID:20808606

  19. Controlling information technology costs, Part 2.

    PubMed

    Honan, Tom; Ciotti, Vince

    2002-01-01

    Health care executives are increasingly frustrated by Information Technology (IT). Although our industry is often accused of underinvesting in technology (hospitals average 2-3 percent of their costs in IT, compared to other industry's 8-10 percent), when IT investments are made, they fail to reflect demonstrable return to the bottom line. Yet the effective deployment of technology is so critical to the success of the organization and can in itself cause the failure of a health care system. While being forced to invest significant amounts of resources in the past two years preparing for Y2K, health care organizations have come under increasing financial pressures due to other industry developments. PMID:11968991

  20. Careers in Information and Security Technologies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain investigates three possible career paths in information and security technologies: administration, development, and integration. Explore each path to learn more about the education and experience required for particular jobs such as computer support specialist, network and systems administrator, computer security specialist, database administrator, computer technician, computer hardware engineer, computer software engineer, computer training specialist, computer systems analyst, and network engineer. The interactive is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions.

  1. Integrated Engineering Information Technology, FY93 accommplishments

    SciTech Connect

    Harris, R.N.; Miller, D.K.; Neugebauer, G.L.; Orona, J.R.; Partridge, R.A.; Herman, J.D.

    1994-03-01

    The Integrated Engineering Information Technology (IEIT) project is providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use computer network solution or communicating with coworkers both inside and outside Sandia National Laboratories. IEIT capabilities include computer networking, electronic mail, mechanical design, and data management. These network-based tools have one fundamental purpose: to help create a concurrent engineering environment that will enable Sandia organizations to excel in today`s increasingly competitive business environment.

  2. Information Technology Assessment Study: Executive Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Peterson, John (Editor)

    2002-01-01

    A team was formed to assess NASA Office of Space Science (OSS) information technology research and development activities. These activities were reviewed for their relevance to OSS missions, for their potential for using products better supplied by industry or other government agencies, and for recommending an IT infusion strategy for appropriate products for OSS missions. Assessment scope and methodology and the findings and recommendations of OSS IT users and providers are presented.

  3. ITL Bulletins are published by the Information Technology Laboratory

    E-print Network

    Intrusion Detection Systems, July 2003 IT Security Metrics, August 2003 Information Technology Security Security Considerations in the Information System Development Life Cycle, December 2003 Computer Security Standard (FIPS) 199, Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems

  4. On-line Technology Information System (OTIS): Solid Waste Management Technology Information Form (SWM TIF)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Levri, Julie A.; Boulanger, Richard; Hogan, John A.; Rodriguez, Luis

    2003-01-01

    Contents include the following: What is OTIS? OTIS use. Proposed implementation method. Development history of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Technology Information Form (TIF) and OTIS. Current development state of the SWM TIF and OTIS. Data collection approach. Information categories. Critiques/questions/feedback.

  5. Earthquake Education and Public Information Centers: A Collaboration Between the Earthquake Country Alliance and Free-Choice Learning Institutions in California

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. M. Degroot; K. Springer; C. J. Brooks; L. Schuman; D. Dalton; M. L. Benthien

    2009-01-01

    In 1999 the Southern California Earthquake Center initiated an effort to expand its reach to multiple target audiences through the development of an interpretive trail on the San Andreas fault at Wallace Creek and an earthquake exhibit at Fingerprints Youth Museum in Hemet. These projects and involvement with the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands beginning in 2007 led to

  6. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 500, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 117 SMOOTH SPECTRA OF HORIZONTALAND VERTICAL GROUND

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    Hazard Analysis, Iran REFERENCES 1. BHRC (2003). "Iranian Code of Practice for Seismic Resistant Design Study", Proceedings of the Third Conference on Iranian Code for Seismic Resistant Design of BuildingsISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 500, Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 1­17 SMOOTH

  7. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Technical Note, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 219-225 ANALYTICAL STUDY OF LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN THE TSUNAMI-

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Technical Note, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 219-economic aspects responsible for architectural development to find out the cause of failure of existing building storms occur during this period due to depression in the Bay of Bengal (Krishna, 2005). #12

  8. 75 FR 76986 - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Health Information...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-10

    ...Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report Entitled...of Health Information Technology To Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path...of Health Information Technology To Improve Healthcare for Americans: The...

  9. Arctic Science and Technology Information System

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America, the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database "contains over 46,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada." This service, which has recently been made free with help from the Canadian Polar Commission, covers all of the major branches of science. The simple and advanced search features lead to citations of Canadian government and industry reports, journal articles, conference papers, theses, and books, from 1978 to present. Citations contain bibliographic information, an abstract, detailed subject and geographic terms, and a library symbol to aid in locating a publication. The database also holds close to 11,000 descriptions of research projects conducted in Canada's three northern territories (Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) since 1974. Information about obtaining publications is provided at the search page.

  10. Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India

    E-print Network

    Sanders, Seth

    Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India_______________ ___________________________________________Date_______________ University of California, Berkeley Fall 2008 #12;Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India Copyright 2008 By Renee Kuriyan #12;1 Abstract Outsourcing

  11. 48 CFR 311.7000 - Defining electronic information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 false Defining electronic information technology requirements. 311.7000 Section 311.7000...Accessibility Standards 311.7000 Defining electronic information technology requirements. HHS staff that...

  12. 48 CFR 311.7000 - Defining electronic information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 2012-10-01 false Defining electronic information technology requirements. 311.7000 Section 311.7000...Accessibility Standards 311.7000 Defining electronic information technology requirements. HHS staff that...

  13. 48 CFR 311.7000 - Defining electronic information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2013-10-01 false Defining electronic information technology requirements. 311.7000 Section 311.7000...Accessibility Standards 311.7000 Defining electronic information technology requirements. HHS staff that...

  14. 48 CFR 311.7000 - Defining electronic information technology requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2014-10-01 false Defining electronic information technology requirements. 311.7000 Section 311.7000...Accessibility Standards 311.7000 Defining electronic information technology requirements. HHS staff that...

  15. 17 CFR 200.26a - Office of Information Technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...of Information Technology. The Office of Information Technology...carried out by other divisions and offices, and furnishing such organizations...development of microcomputer and office automation capabilities and support...

  16. 17 CFR 200.26a - Office of Information Technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...of Information Technology. The Office of Information Technology...carried out by other divisions and offices, and furnishing such organizations...development of microcomputer and office automation capabilities and support...

  17. 17 CFR 200.26a - Office of Information Technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...of Information Technology. The Office of Information Technology...carried out by other divisions and offices, and furnishing such organizations...development of microcomputer and office automation capabilities and support...

  18. Earthquake Counting Method for Spatially Localized Probabilities: Challenges in Real-Time Information Delivery

    E-print Network

    Holliday, James R; Rundle, John B; Turcotte, Donald L

    2013-01-01

    We develop and implement a new type of global earthquake forecast. Our forecast is a perturbation on a smoothed seismicity (Relative Intensity) spatial forecast combined with a temporal time-averaged (Poisson) forecast. A variety of statistical and fault-system models have been discussed for use in computing forecast probabilities. Our paper takes a new approach. The idea is based on the observation that GR statistics characterize seismicity for all space and time. Small magnitude event counts (quake counts) are used as markers for the approach of large events. More specifically, if the GR b-value = 1, then for every 1000 M>3 earthquakes, one expects 1 M>6 earthquake. So if ~1000 M>3 events have occurred in a spatial region since the last M>6 earthquake, another M>6 earthquake should be expected soon. In physics, event count models have been called natural time models, since counts of small events represent a physical or natural time scale characterizing the system dynamics. In a previous paper, we used condi...

  19. Earthquakes of the Holocene.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Schwartz, D.P.

    1987-01-01

    Areas in which significant new data and insights have been obtained are: 1) fault slip rates; 2) earthquake recurrence models; 3) fault segmentation; 4) dating past earthquakes; 5) paleoseismicity in the E and central US; 6) folds and earthquakes, and 7) future earthquake behavior. Summarizes important trends in each of these research areas based on information published between June 1982 and June 1986 and preprints of papers in press. The bibliography for this period contains mainly referred publications in journals and books.-from Author

  20. Rapid Earthquake Viewer Tutorial

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This tutorial is designed to help you and your students become familiar with the Rapid Earthquake Viewer (REV), an interactive website that provides access to earthquake data from seismograph stations around the world. REV gathers earthquake data from seismic networks around the Earth and posts information about recent notable earthquakes so you can see where they happened and view the seismograms from global seismograph stations. REV also lets you see if any seismic activity has registered on seismograph stations in your area or other areas around the world. It is recommended that you and your students go through this tutorial before initiating other lessons involving REV.

  1. Quantum technology and cryptology for information security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Naqvi, Syed; Riguidel, Michel

    2007-04-01

    Cryptology and information security are set to play a more prominent role in the near future. In this regard, quantum communication and cryptography offer new opportunities to tackle ICT security. Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) is a scientific field where new conceptual foundations and techniques are being developed. They promise to play an important role in the future of information Security. It is therefore essential to have a cross-fertilizing development between quantum technology and cryptology in order to address the security challenges of the emerging quantum era. In this article, we discuss the impact of quantum technology on the current as well as future crypto-techniques. We then analyse the assumptions on which quantum computers may operate. Then we present our vision for the distribution of security attributes using a novel form of trust based on Heisenberg's uncertainty; and, building highly secure quantum networks based on the clear transmission of single photons and/or bundles of photons able to withstand unauthorized reading as a result of secure protocols based on the observations of quantum mechanics. We argue how quantum cryptographic systems need to be developed that can take advantage of the laws of physics to provide long-term security based on solid assumptions. This requires a structured integration effort to deploy quantum technologies within the existing security infrastructure. Finally, we conclude that classical cryptographic techniques need to be redesigned and upgraded in view of the growing threat of cryptanalytic attacks posed by quantum information processing devices leading to the development of post-quantum cryptography.

  2. Information technology for forecasting geological processes and phenomena

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Gitis; E. Jurkov; B. Osher; S. Pirogov; A. Vainchtok

    1997-01-01

    The information technology and instrumental environment GEO are described. The technology implemented in GEO integrates the geographic information technology with case-based and knowledge-based system technologies. The applications to seismic hazard assessment for the region of the Lesser Caucasus and the Eastern part of the Great Caucasus are discussed.

  3. Information Technology & Management IIT Graduate Bulletin 2006-2008

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Certificate Program Computer and Network Security Technologies Faculty C. Robert Carlson, Professor, Director of Technology, M.B.A. University of Chicago. Computer net- working, computer and network security, and computer218 Information Technology & Management IIT Graduate Bulletin 2006-2008 Information Technology

  4. Information technology investment evaluation: Investments in telecommunication infrastructure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. K. Apostolopoulos; K. C. Pramataris

    1997-01-01

    Evaluation of investments in information technology is quite a difficult task, difficulties being both conceptual and functional. The fact that the investment's performance is very much dependent on the way a certain information technology project is implemented renders the evaluation procedure even more difficult. In this paper we propose a certain methodology for evaluating investments in information technology, placing special

  5. Information Technologies in Florida's Rural Hospitals: Does System Affiliation Matter?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Menachemi, Nir; Burke, Darrell; Clawson, Art; Brooks, Robert G.

    2005-01-01

    Context: The recent explosive growth of information technology in hospitals promises to improve hospital and patient outcomes. Financial barriers may cause rural hospitals to lag in adoption of information technology, however, formal studies that examine rural hospital adoption of information technology are lacking. Purpose: To determine the…

  6. SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Almor, Amit

    SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY University of South Carolina $ Columbia of Law and its information technology staff. As used herein, Law School Computers are computers information technology staff. B. Support includes: 1. Software installation 2. Software troubleshooting 3

  7. ODP Information Technology and Data Services ODP Technical Note 37

    E-print Network

    ODP Information Technology and Data Services ODP Technical Note 37 ODP PRIME SCIENTIFIC DATA: COLLECTION, ARCHIVE, AND QUALITY1, 2 ODP Information Technology and Data Services3 ACRONYM LIST The acronyms, and chroma 1ODP Information Technology and Data Services, 2007. ODP prime scientific data: collection

  8. 25 CFR 543.20 - What are the minimum internal control standards for information technology and information...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...minimum internal control standards for information technology and information technology data? 543.20 Section 543.20 Indians...minimum internal control standards for information technology and information technology data? (a)...

  9. 25 CFR 543.20 - What are the minimum internal control standards for information technology and information...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...minimum internal control standards for information technology and information technology data? 543.20 Section 543.20 Indians...minimum internal control standards for information technology and information technology data? (a)...

  10. Health information technology impact on productivity.

    PubMed

    Eastaugh, Steven R

    2012-01-01

    Managers work to achieve the greatest output for the least input effort, better balancing all factors of delivery to achieve the most with the smallest resource effort. Documentation of actual health information technology (HIT) cost savings has been elusive. Information technology and linear programming help to control hospital costs without harming service quality or staff morale. This study presents production function results from a study of hospital output during the period 2008-2011. The results suggest that productivity varies widely among the 58 hospitals as a function of staffing patterns, methods of organization, and the degree of reliance on information support systems. Financial incentives help to enhance productivity. Incentive pay for staff based on actual productivity gains is associated with improved productivity. HIT can enhance the marginal value product of nurses and staff, so that they concentrate their workday around patient care activities. The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) was associated with a 1.6 percent improvement in productivity. PMID:23971142

  11. Evaluating health information technology's clinical effects.

    PubMed

    Strom, Brian L; Schinnar, Rita

    2011-02-01

    In 2009 the federal government appropriated $34 billion in stimulus-related funding to promote the "meaningful use" of health information technology among Medicare and Medicaid providers and hospitals. One of the key elements of this technology is the adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems for inpatient drug prescribing. The potential for CPOE to improve prescribing patterns and prevent adverse events is large, and as yet, unrealized. Amidst enthusiasm for the benefits of CPOE, providers and policymakers are becoming aware that CPOE could introduce new errors into the system and cannot simply be assumed to "work." This Issue Brief reports on the experience of one hospital system that used its CPOE to reduce the incidence of a serious drug interaction. This rigorous test of a specific CPOE intervention shows that an electronic alert system can be effective in changing prescribing, but may also have unintended consequences for patient safety. PMID:21365962

  12. Optical technologies for quantum information science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kwiat, Paul G.; Altepeter, Joseph; Barreiro, Julio; Branning, David A.; Jeffrey, Evan R.; Peters, Nicholas; VanDevender, Aaron P.

    2004-02-01

    A number of optical technologies remain to be developed and optimized for various applications in quantum information processing, especially quantum communication. We will give an overview of our approach to some of these, including periodic heralded single-photon sources based on spontaneous parametric down-conversion, ultrabright sources of tunable entangled photons, near unit efficiency single- and multi-photon detectors based on an atomic vapor interaction, quantum state transducers based on high efficiency frequency up-conversion, and low-loss optical quantum memories.

  13. [Technology and progress in scientific information systems].

    PubMed

    Kerschbaum, T

    1989-09-01

    The development of modern information technology has brought about dramatic changes in the field of auxiliary instruments for scientific research, and by the same token, for research in dentistry. In the context of data acquisition literature data bases play an important part; in the evaluation of data emphasis is being placed on data bases, improved online measuring techniques and statistical systems. Text and graphics programs may facilitate and improve the mediation of scientific results. The value of expert systems for establishing diagnoses seems highly questionable. PMID:2700334

  14. Health information technology: dispatches from the revolution.

    PubMed

    Gerber, Ticia

    2009-01-01

    Countries around the world are increasingly employing health information technology (IT). These tools hold the promise of powerful health system breakthroughs from Johannesburg to Jakarta. While implementers multiply, a global e-health consensus framework is beginning to take shape among donors, governments, industries, researchers, and policymakers. As plans are formulated in the United States for substantial new federal investments in health IT, this paper details common threads in national and global health IT discourse. Among them are the need for strong stakeholder engagement, workable policy solutions, funding and donor coordination, and the imperative for adequately addressing standards and interoperability. PMID:19273816

  15. Southern California Earthquake Data Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    To say that there are a few earthquake research centers in Southern California is a bit like saying that Chicago sits on a lake of some size. It's a bit of an obvious remark, but given that there are a number of such projects, it's important to take a look at some of the more compelling ones out there. One such important resource is the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, sponsored by a host of organizations, including the California Institute of Technology and the United States Geological Survey. Visitors to the project site can peruse some of its recent work, which includes a clickable map of the region that features information on recent earthquakes in California and Nevada. Equally compelling is the clickable fault map of Southern California where visitors can learn about the local faults and recent activity along each fault. Another key element of the site is the historical earthquake database, which may be of interest to both the general public and those who are studying this area.

  16. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 426, Vol. 39, No.4, December 2002, pp. 255-271 EMPIRICAL SCALING OF STRONG EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTION

    E-print Network

    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    of the earthquake source and propagation path, and regional geologic and local soil characteristics, are discussed force or overturning moment, for a given number of times, at any level of a multistory building), the propagation path characteristics, and the regional geologic and local soil conditions at the site

  17. Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page

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    This is the home page of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a consortium of universities and research institutions dedicated to gathering information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate that knowledge into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. News of recent earthquake research, online resources and educational information is available here.

  18. The Earthquake of Padang, Sumatra of 30 September 2009 scientific information and 01-October-2009

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    Vigny, Christophe

    is not frontal but rather oblique, the motion is partitioned on two distinct faults: the shortening not rupture. It seats right on the equator, between the two large ruptures of Nias in March 2005 and Bengkulu of average slip (in meters) associated to each earthquake since 2000... and the obvious slip deficit in front

  19. Investigating the Tsunamigenic Potential of Earthquakes from Analysis of the Informational and Multifractal Properties of Seismograms

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    Telesca, Luciano; Chamoli, Ashutosh; Lovallo, Michele; Stabile, Tony Alfredo

    2014-06-01

    Revealing the tsunamigenic potential of an earthquake is very challenging in regards to minimizing the casualties a tsunami can provoke. Thus, development of methodologies that can reliably furnish a early warnings of a tsunami is crucial. In order to accomplish this aim it is important to preliminarily identify the characteristics of seismograms that can be used to distinguish tsunamigenic (TS) earthquakes from non-tsunamigenic (NTS) earthquakes. In this paper P-wave time dynamic of 17 seismograms of TS earthquakes and 26 NTS seismograms are analysed by means of two advanced statistical tools: the Fisher-Shannon method and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA). Both methods are well suited to disclosing the inner time properties of complex signals, as seismograms appear to be. Using these two methods jointly, we defined a classifier, the performance of which was tested by means of the receiver-operating characteristic curve that plots true positive rate versus false positive rate. This classifier shows a discrimination power that can be considered acceptable in comparison with the devastating effects caused by a non-alarmed tsunami. Our findings indicate that proper choice of the classifier's threshold allows correctly identification of approximately 69 % of the NTS seismograms and approximately 76 % of the TS seismograms. The presented results presented may be helpful in addressing the complex problem of early tsunami warning.

  20. Investigating the Tsunamigenic Potential of Earthquakes from Analysis of the Informational and Multifractal Properties of Seismograms

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    Telesca, Luciano; Chamoli, Ashutosh; Lovallo, Michele; Stabile, Tony Alfredo

    2015-07-01

    Revealing the tsunamigenic potential of an earthquake is very challenging in regards to minimizing the casualties a tsunami can provoke. Thus, development of methodologies that can reliably furnish a early warnings of a tsunami is crucial. In order to accomplish this aim it is important to preliminarily identify the characteristics of seismograms that can be used to distinguish tsunamigenic (TS) earthquakes from non-tsunamigenic (NTS) earthquakes. In this paper P-wave time dynamic of 17 seismograms of TS earthquakes and 26 NTS seismograms are analysed by means of two advanced statistical tools: the Fisher-Shannon method and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA). Both methods are well suited to disclosing the inner time properties of complex signals, as seismograms appear to be. Using these two methods jointly, we defined a classifier, the performance of which was tested by means of the receiver-operating characteristic curve that plots true positive rate versus false positive rate. This classifier shows a discrimination power that can be considered acceptable in comparison with the devastating effects caused by a non-alarmed tsunami. Our findings indicate that proper choice of the classifier's threshold allows correctly identification of approximately 69 % of the NTS seismograms and approximately 76 % of the TS seismograms. The presented results presented may be helpful in addressing the complex problem of early tsunami warning.

  1. Mothers' use of information and communication technologies for information seeking.

    PubMed

    Jang, Juyoung; Dworkin, Jodi; Hessel, Heather

    2015-04-01

    Previous studies have revealed that information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a crucial role in parenting. Utilizing a national sample of mothers, the current study addresses mothers' information-seeking behaviors using ICTs utilizing the sense-making theoretical approach. Specifically, the study explored mothers' gap-bridging activities via online information venues including blogs, discussion boards/chatrooms, e-mailed newsletters, and online courses. Further, the associations were examined between mothers' demographic characteristics and their patterns of gap-bridging activities using online information venues. Latent class analysis revealed five latent classes: limited gap bridging, active gap bridging, problem identifiers, perspective explorers, and reassurance seekers. The "limited gap bridging" latent class was the most common class across online information venues. The other latent classes illustrate a more complex picture of mothers' gap-bridging activities depending on their needs. Mothers' demographic characteristics were associated with their patterns of gap-bridging activities. Implications of these findings for future research are discussed. PMID:25803204

  2. Information Services for Agriculture: The Role of Technology.

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    Chartrand, Robert L.; And Others

    This document discusses issues and developments related to the effects of new information technology on agriculture, beginning with an overview of the range of information-related issues, the evolving role of information technology, and the "stakeholders" (the groups) involved in advanced information systems for rural America. An examination of…

  3. The Ordered Network Structure and Prediction Summary for M?7 Earthquakes in Xinjiang Region of China

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    Men, Ke-Pei; Zhao, Kai

    2014-12-01

    M ?7 earthquakes have showed an obvious commensurability and orderliness in Xinjiang of China and its adjacent region since 1800. The main orderly values are 30 a × k (k = 1,2,3), 11 ~ 12 a, 41 ~ 43 a, 18 ~ 19 a, and 5 ~ 6 a. In the guidance of the information forecasting theory of Wen-Bo Weng, based on previous research results, combining ordered network structure analysis with complex network technology, we focus on the prediction summary of M ? 7 earthquakes by using the ordered network structure, and add new information to further optimize network, hence construct the 2D- and 3D-ordered network structure of M ? 7 earthquakes. In this paper, the network structure revealed fully the regularity of seismic activity of M ? 7 earthquakes in the study region during the past 210 years. Based on this, the Karakorum M7.1 earthquake in 1996, the M7.9 earthquake on the frontier of Russia, Mongol, and China in 2003, and two Yutian M7.3 earthquakes in 2008 and 2014 were predicted successfully. At the same time, a new prediction opinion is presented that the future two M ? 7 earthquakes will probably occur around 2019 - 2020 and 2025 - 2026 in this region. The results show that large earthquake occurred in defined region can be predicted. The method of ordered network structure analysis produces satisfactory results for the mid-and-long term prediction of M ? 7 earthquakes.

  4. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 463, Vol. 42, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 159-170 STRONG TSUNAMIS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    -170 STRONG TSUNAMIS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A RE-EVALUATION Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos and Anna Fokaefs documentary sources of the Mediterranean Sea region contain much information about earthquakes and associated, Mediterranean Sea INTRODUCTION Because of the active lithospheric plate convergence, the Mediterranean Sea

  5. Three-dimensional visualization simulation assessment system based on multi-source data fusion for the Wenchuan earthquake

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiangtao Fan; Xiaoping Du; Jian Tan; Junjie Zhu

    2009-01-01

    We have developed a visual three-dimensional simulation and assessment system of the Wenchuan earthquake zone using the Digital Earth concept and highly efficient spatial information visualization technology. Our goal is to provide a foundation for earthquake disaster relief and reconstruction. A number of major collapses, landslides, mud-rock flows and other geological disasters are analysed in the system, and the system

  6. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 451, Vol. 41, No. 2-4, June-December 2004, pp. 261-276 A PERFORMANCE-RELIABILITY-BASED CRITERION FOR THE

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    Gupta, Vinay Kumar

    ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 451, Vol. 41, No. 2-4, June-December 2004, pp. 261 Orabona 4-70126-Bari, Italy ABSTRACT This paper concerns a performance-reliability based criterion, nonstationary stochastic process, is adopted in order to model the earthquake motion. The hysteretic Bouc

  7. Healthcare Information Technology Infrastructures in Turkey

    PubMed Central

    Yuksel, M.; Ertürkmen, G. L.; Kabak, Y.; Namli, T.; Y?ld?z, M. H.; Ay, Y.; Ceyhan, B.; Hülür, Ü.; Öztürk, H.; Atbakan, E.

    2014-01-01

    Summary Objectives The objective of this paper is to describe some of the major healthcare information technology (IT) infrastructures in Turkey, namely, Sa?l?k-Net (Turkish for “Health-Net”), the Centralized Hospital Appointment System, the Basic Health Statistics Module, the Core Resources Management System, and the e-prescription system of the Social Security Institution. International collaboration projects that are integrated with Sa?l?k-Net are also briefly summarized. Methods The authors provide a survey of the some of the major healthcare IT infrastructures in Turkey. Results Sa?l?k-Net has two main components: the National Health Information System (NHIS) and the Family Medicine Information System (FMIS). The NHIS is a nation-wide infrastructure for sharing patients’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). So far, EHRs of 78.9 million people have been created in the NHIS. Similarly, family medicine is operational in the whole country via FMIS. Centralized Hospital Appointment System enables the citizens to easily make appointments in healthcare providers. Basic Health Statistics Module is used for collecting information about the health status, risks and indicators across the country. Core Resources Management System speeds up the flow of information between the headquarters and Provincial Health Directorates. The e-prescription system is linked with Sa?l?k-Net and seamlessly integrated with the healthcare provider information systems. Finally, Turkey is involved in several international projects for experience sharing and disseminating national developments. Conclusion With the introduction of the “Health Transformation Program” in 2003, a number of successful healthcare IT infrastructures have been developed in Turkey. Currently, work is going on to enhance and further improve their functionality. PMID:24853036

  8. 76 FR 64325 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    2011-10-18

    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...National Preparedness to National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  9. 75 FR 75457 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...the meeting should be sent to National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  10. 77 FR 18792 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  11. 75 FR 18787 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  12. 77 FR 27439 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    2012-05-10

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  13. 76 FR 8712 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  14. 75 FR 8042 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...CONTACT: Dr. Jack Hayes, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  15. 77 FR 75610 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...prior to the meeting on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  16. 77 FR 19224 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  17. 78 FR 8109 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...prior to the meeting on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  18. 76 FR 72905 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  19. 77 FR 64314 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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  20. 76 FR 18165 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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    ...and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee...the meeting should be sent to National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...

  1. 77 FR 43106 - Tribal Consultation Sessions-Department of the Interior Information Technology Infrastructure...

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    ...Department of the Interior Information Technology Infrastructure Consolidation...tribal input on the 2012 Information Technology transformation realignment proposal as well as on how Information Technology transformation should...

  2. 77 FR 749 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology...

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    ...Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision AGENCY...and orders that include information technology (IT) supplies, services...January 6, 2012 that include information technology (IT) supplies,...

  3. 16 CFR 6.152 - Program accessibility: Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. 6.152 Section 6...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. (a) When developing...or using electronic and information technology, the Commission...

  4. 76 FR 18800 - NASA Advisory Council; Information Technology Infrastructure Committee; Meeting

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    ...NASA Advisory Council; Information Technology Infrastructure Committee...announces a meeting for the Information Technology Infrastructure Committee...Executive Secretary for the Information Technology Infrastructure...

  5. 16 CFR 6.152 - Program accessibility: Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. 6.152 Section 6...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. (a) When developing...or using electronic and information technology, the Commission...

  6. 16 CFR 6.152 - Program accessibility: Electronic and information technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. 6.152 Section 6...accessibility: Electronic and information technology. (a) When developing...or using electronic and information technology, the Commission...

  7. Assessment of information technology capacity in community-based clinics.

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    Millery, Mari; Messeri, Peter; Kukafka, Rita; Schluter, Dan

    2006-01-01

    An Information Technology Needs Assessment was conducted as part of a study investigating the implementation of a web-based information tool for HIV providers in community-based health clinics (n=24). Data are shown describing the state of technology readiness in these settings. Technology infrastructure and support was generally found to be poor. Few clinics had internet access, or computers, available at point of care and few utilized e-mail. Staff attitudes regarding information technologies were generally positive. PMID:17238651

  8. Reviewing information support during the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster : From the perspective of a hospital library that received support

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    Terasawa, Motoko

    The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 caused extensive damage over a widespread area. Our hospital library, which is located in the affected area, was no exception. A large collection of books was lost, and some web content was inaccessible due to damage to the network environment. This greatly hindered our efforts to continue providing post-disaster medical information services. Information support, such as free access to databases, journals, and other online content related to the disaster areas, helped us immensely during this time. We were fortunate to have the cooperation of various medical employees and library members via social networks, such as twitter, during the process of attaining this information support.

  9. IS 2927 Independent Study in Systems & Technology Applications of Information Technology

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    Brusilovsky, Peter

    - 1 - IS 2927 Independent Study in Systems & Technology Applications of Information Technology: IS 2927 Independent Study in Systems & Technology ­ Applications of Information Technology Term: Spring ­ CourseAgent, which is a web-based application with more enhanced adaptive functionality, integrating

  10. Standards Advisor-Advanced Information Technology for Advanced Information Delivery

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    Hawker, J. Scott

    2003-01-01

    Developers of space systems must deal with an increasing amount of information in responding to extensive requirements and standards from numerous sources. Accessing these requirements and standards, understanding them, comparing them, negotiating them and responding to them is often an overwhelming task. There are resources to aid the space systems developer, such as lessons learned and best practices. Again, though, accessing, understanding, and using this information is often more difficult than helpful. This results in space systems that: 1. Do not meet all their requirements. 2. Do not incorporate prior engineering experience. 3. Cost more to develop. 4. Take longer to develop. The NASA Technical Standards Program (NTSP) web site at http://standards.nasa.gov has made significant improvements in making standards, lessons learned, and related material available to space systems developers agency-wide. The Standards Advisor was conceived to take the next steps beyond the current product, continuing to apply evolving information technology that continues to improve information delivery to space systems developers. This report describes the features of the Standards Advisor and suggests a technical approach to its development.

  11. Information and Communication Technology and Education: Analysing the Nigerian National Policy for Information Technology

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    Yusuf, Mudasiru Olalere

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the Nigerian National Policy for Information Technology. The analysis reveals that the policy is inadequate to impact positively on the Nigerian education system, and that the philosophical frame of reference is market driven. The policy places little emphasis on the integration and infusion of ICT in the…

  12. Effectiveness of Information Technology Infrastructure Library Process Implementations by Information Technology Departments within United States Organizations

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    Persinger, Jon F.

    2010-01-01

    This research study examined whether the overall effectiveness of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) could be predicted by measuring multiple independent variables. The primary variables studied included the number of ITIL process modules adopted and the overall ITIL "maturity level." An online survey was used to collect data…

  13. Rutgers Business School Master of Information Technology Program Learning Goals

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    . Communication Skills Learning Goal Students graduating with a Master of Information Technology degree. Students will be able to find innovative solutions. 4. Business Technology Knowledge Learning Goal StudentsRutgers Business School Master of Information Technology Program Learning Goals October 2011 1

  14. Computing, Information, and Communications Technology (CICT) Program Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    VanDalsem, William R.

    2003-01-01

    The Computing, Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Program's goal is to enable NASA's Scientific Research, Space Exploration, and Aerospace Technology Missions with greater mission assurance, for less cost, with increased science return through the development and use of advanced computing, information and communication technologies

  15. Value Addition in Information Technology and Literacy: An Empirical Investigation

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    Sanghera, Kamaljeet K.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the research is to analyze the value addition in students' information communication and technology (ICT) literacy level and confidence in using technology after completing a general education information technology course at a four-year university. An online survey was created to examine students' perceptions. The findings revealed…

  16. Technology & Information Management Minor Curriculum Chart: 2013-2014

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    Stuart, Josh

    Technology & Information Management Minor Curriculum Chart: 2013-2014 http 11B or 19B TIM 105 Management of Technology I · ISM 50 or perm. of instructor Entry Level Writing Requirement TIM 158 Business Strategy & Information Systems · ISM 105 TIM 125 Management of Technology II

  17. Human Resource Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ANTHONY R. HENDRICKSON

    2003-01-01

    The Human Resource (HR) function of organizations is changing rapidly, reacting to a changing social and organizational environment and rapidly evolving information technologies. Social and organizational changes exert pressure on HR professionals to provide expanded services, of a higher quality, faster, and seamlessly linked with other corporate functions (Pfeffer, 1997). Information technologies (IT), which provide enabling technologies to assist HR

  18. Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) YouTube Channel

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    This page presents the YouTube channel of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center). There is a growing collection of videos - focusing on information and communication technologies - on topics such as Second Life, the oscilloscope, digital media production, games and gaming, as well as a number of interviews with others in the telecommunications technology field.

  19. Report on the Trend of the Utilization of Information Technology for the Exchange and Communication of Scientific and Technological Information

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    Dobashi, Hisashi; Sawaki, Masataka

    The Science and Technology Agency conducted research on utilization of information technology in future scientific and technological information dissemination systems. This paper describes the outline of this study. Based on the hearing from information specialists, questionnaires to personnels in charge of R & D as well as documentation sections of organizations, and the literature search this report discusses a new type of information distributing system having its origin in prospects on usage forms of scientific and technological information, and the information disseminating technology. As to scientific and technological information for Keihanshin District it also grasps the needs for its use, analyzes the trend in the distributing systems and describes subjects for promoting information and communication in this District.

  20. Geospatial and geophysical information for earthquake hazard assessment in Vrancea area, Romania

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maria Zoran

    2010-01-01

    Vrancea area at the sharp bend of the Southeast Carpathians in Romania is one of the highest seismogenic zones in Europe, the present-day tectonic activity in this region being characterized by a small zone of intense shallow- to intermediate-depth seismicity that is often interpreted as reflecting the late stage of intra-continental collision. Efforts to advance understanding of earthquake physics and

  1. Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The California Institute of Technology Library System and the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory provides the Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports Web site. Visitors will find access to technical reports by browsing the categorized sets from the Center for Research on the Prevention of Natural Disasters, Dynamics Laboratory, Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Soil Mechanics Laboratory, as well as the section entitled Policy Documents. The materials can also be viewed by year (going back to 1952) or fully searched to gain access to the full-text reports, which include offerings like Impact of Seismic Risk on Lifetime Property Values. Although the topics covered are somewhat limited on the site, those interested will appreciate the well organized and informative resources provided.

  2. Brief: Information technology outsourcing -- one company's experience

    SciTech Connect

    Klochko, J.W.; Bester, L.W. (Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada))

    1994-06-01

    To address the pressures of the 1990's business climate, Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd. went through an aggressive evaluation and restructuring of its business operations. This precipitated a critical review of its information technology (IT) strategy with a goal of maintaining effectiveness while reducing overall costs. To meet the challenge of substantially reducing expenses while continuing to maintain effective service levels, the company entered a 5-year agreement to outsource its data center and network operations. this paper discusses the business forces that brought Amoco Canada to consider outsourcing, the processes surrounding the outsourcing decision, and the results to date. The authors demonstrate that by understanding the role of IT in its business plans, the company successfully met its outsourcing objectives.

  3. Training and information technology issue, 2005

    SciTech Connect

    Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

    2005-05-15

    The focus of the May-June issue is on training and information technology. Major articles/reports in this issue include: Communicating effectively, by Alain Bucaille, AREVA; Reputation management, by Susan Brisset, Bruce Power; Contol room and HSI modernization guidance, by Joseph Naser, EPRI; How far are we from public acceptance, by Jennifer A. Biedscheid and Murthy Devarakonda, Washington TRU Solutions LLC; Spent fuel management options, by Brent W. Dixon and Steven J. Piet, Idaho National Laboratory; Industry Awards; A secure energy future for America, by George W. Bush, President, United States of America; Vision of the future of nuclear energy, by Anne Lauvergeon, AREVA; and, Plant profile: strategy for transition to digital, TXU Power.

  4. Missing Great Earthquakes

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    Hough, S. E.; Martin, S.

    2013-12-01

    The occurrence of three earthquakes with Mw greater than 8.8, and six earthquakes larger than Mw8.5, since 2004 has raised interest in the long-term rate of great earthquakes. Past studies have focused on rates since 1900, which roughly marks the start of the instrumental era. Yet substantial information is available for earthquakes prior to 1900. A re-examination of the catalog of global historical earthquakes reveals a paucity of Mw ? 8.5 events during the 18th and 19th centuries compared to the rate during the instrumental era (Hough, 2013, JGR), suggesting that the magnitudes of some documented historical earthquakes have been underestimated, with approximately half of all Mw?8.5 earthquakes missing or underestimated in the 19th century. Very large (Mw?8.5) magnitudes have traditionally been estimated for historical earthquakes only from tsunami observations given a tautological assumption that all such earthquakes generate significant tsunamis. Magnitudes would therefore tend to be underestimated for deep megathrust earthquakes that generated relatively small tsunamis, deep earthquakes within continental collision zones, earthquakes that produced tsunamis that were not documented, outer rise events, and strike-slip earthquakes such as the 11 April 2012 Sumatra event. We further show that, where magnitudes of historical earthquakes are estimated from earthquake intensities using the Bakun and Wentworth (1997, BSSA) method, magnitudes of great earthquakes can be significantly underestimated. Candidate 'missing' great 19th century earthquakes include the 1843 Lesser Antilles earthquake, which recent studies suggest was significantly larger than initial estimates (Feuillet et al., 2012, JGR; Hough, 2013), and an 1841 Kamchatka event, for which Mw9 was estimated by Gusev and Shumilina (2004, Izv. Phys. Solid Ear.). We consider cumulative moment release rates during the 19th century compared to that during the 20th and 21st centuries, using both the Hough (2013) compilation and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) catalog released in June, 2013. The GEM catalog includes three 19th century earthquakes of M8.5 and three M8.4s, and no 19th century earthquakes larger than 8.5. Cumulative moment release rates are notoriously difficult to estimate, but using the Hough (2013) compilation the 19th century moment release rate appears to be roughly half of the rate during the instrumental era; using the GEM catalog the 19th century rate appears to be roughly ¼ the instrumental rate. Thus, either 1) the global moment release rate varies by a factor of two or more on century time scales, or 2) the best available historical catalogs significantly underestimate great earthquake magnitudes and overall moment release rates. One can also consider whether magnitudes of great earthquakes were systematically underestimated during the first half of the 20th century, prior to the advent of long-period seismometry. We consider whether the 19th century moment release rate can be made consistent with the rate during the instrumental era using individual event magnitudes within the uncertainties estimated by past published studies. Lastly we consider the expected variability in global moment release rate, assuming a linear b-value up to Mmax9.5 and a Poissonian rate.

  5. Strategic Planning DIV: Full Assessment Report (downward) Entity: Information Technology Services

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    Saidak, Filip

    Strategic Planning DIV: Full Assessment Report (downward) Entity: Information Technology Services Division Mission Statement Division Objectives Information Technology Services (ITS) Mission Statement Providing Department: Information Technology Services Mission Statement ITS Mission - Information Technology

  6. Information Technology: A Community of Practice. A Workplace Analysis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guerrero, Tony

    2014-01-01

    Information Technology (IT) encompasses all aspects of computing technology. IT is concerned with issues relating to supporting technology users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration, and administration of computing technologies (Lunt, et. al., 2008). The…

  7. Accessing Current, Recent and Historical Earthquake Data

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Larry Braile

    This site explains the many Internet tools that are currently available for accessing earthquake data. Students discover that by using these tools one can obtain information (such as location, origin time and magnitude) about the most recent earthquakes; search historical earthquake catalogs for earthquakes in a given region over a selected time period; and view, download or make maps of recent or historical earthquake activity of the world or of a selected region. They also learn that the tools support education and research activities related to earthquakes such as: maintaining a classroom map of significant earthquakes; calculating earthquake magnitude from educational seismograph records and comparing with official magnitude estimates; obtaining historical earthquake data for a specific area to relate a recent event to the background seismicity; and analyzing sequences of earthquake activity. There is a link to information about obtaining and using seismograms.

  8. Harvard University Information Technology Applicaton for Email Account Extension

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Harvard University Information Technology Applicaton for Email Account Extension Return To: Phone: 617-495-9000 / Fax: 888-316-3492 Email: accounts@fas.harvard.edu Section A: Applicant Information Department: Date: Phone: Extension End Date: Harvard University Information Technology Current email on FAS

  9. The City College of New York Office of Information Technology

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    The City College of New York Office of Information Technology (OIT) 212.650.7878 servicedesk on your phone The City College of New York Office of Information Technology (OIT) 212.650.7878 servicedesk note: recent iOS updates may not require entering the server information, they will auto- detect

  10. Information Technology; Some Critical Implications for Decision Makers.

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    Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.

    Information technology is the collection, storage, processing, dissemination and use of information. This report is an effort to contribute to the formation of a more comprehensive American view of the implications of information technology and to provide a basis for assessing its future impact. The authors of contributed papers discuss…

  11. Transforming Health Care through Information Technology. Report to the President.

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    Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.

    This is one in a series of reports to the President and Congress developed by the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) on key contemporary issues in information technology. This report argues that significant improvements in health care would be possible if modern clinical information systems were widely implemented and a…

  12. Technology Leadership or Technology Somnambulism? Exploring the Discourse of Integration amongst Information and Communication Technology Coordinators

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    McDonagh, Adrian; McGarr, Oliver

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to explore information and communication technology (ICT) coordinators' discourse in relation to ICT integration in a sample of Irish post-primary schools. As ICT leaders in their schools, how they conceptualise ICT significantly influences school-based policy and use. The research involved semi-structured interviews with a…

  13. Creative Commons, Integrated Circuits, Open Access, Information Technologies 

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    Waelde, Charlotte

    2006-01-01

    The contribution to Oxford Enclopaedia broadly discusses the information technologies and technologies used to protect and disseminate content posted on the Internet. Creative Commons licenses as a means of protecting ...

  14. Information Technology and Community Restoration Studies/Task 1: Information Technology

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    Upton, Jaki F.; Lesperance, Ann M.; Stein, Steven L.

    2009-11-19

    Executive Summary The Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration—a program jointly funded by the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Science and Technology Directorate—is developing policies, methods, plans, and applied technologies to restore large urban areas, critical infrastructures, and Department of Defense installations following the intentional release of a biological agent (anthrax) by terrorists. There is a perception that there should be a common system that can share information both vertically and horizontally amongst participating organizations as well as support analyses. A key question is: "How far away from this are we?" As part of this program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted research to identify the current information technology tools that would be used by organizations in the greater Seattle urban area in such a scenario, to define criteria for use in evaluating information technology tools, and to identify current gaps. Researchers interviewed 28 individuals representing 25 agencies in civilian and military organizations to identify the tools they currently use to capture data needed to support operations and decision making. The organizations can be grouped into five broad categories: defense (Department of Defense), environmental/ecological (Environmental Protection Agency/Ecology), public health and medical services, emergency management, and critical infrastructure. The types of information that would be communicated in a biological terrorism incident include critical infrastructure and resource status, safety and protection information, laboratory test results, and general emergency information. The most commonly used tools are WebEOC (web-enabled crisis information management systems with real-time information sharing), mass notification software, resource tracking software, and NW WARN (web-based information to protect critical infrastructure systems). It appears that the current information management tools are used primarily for information gathering and sharing—not decision making. Respondents identified the following criteria for a future software system. It is easy to learn, updates information in real time, works with all agencies, is secure, uses a visualization or geographic information system feature, enables varying permission levels, flows information from one stage to another, works with other databases, feeds decision support tools, is compliant with appropriate standards, and is reasonably priced. Current tools have security issues, lack visual/mapping functions and critical infrastructure status, and do not integrate with other tools. It is clear that there is a need for an integrated, common operating system. The system would need to be accessible by all the organizations that would have a role in managing an anthrax incident to enable regional decision making. The most useful tool would feature a GIS visualization that would allow for a common operating picture that is updated in real time. To capitalize on information gained from the interviews, the following activities are recommended: • Rate emergency management decision tools against the criteria specified by the interviewees. • Identify and analyze other current activities focused on information sharing in the greater Seattle urban area. • Identify and analyze information sharing systems/tools used in other regions.

  15. Earthquake Myths

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site serves to belie several popular myths about earthquakes. Students will learn that most earthquakes do not occur in the early morning and one cannot be swallowed up by an earthquake. In addition, there is no such thing as earthquake weather and California is not falling into the ocean. On the more practical side, students can learn that good building codes do not insure good buildings, it is safer under a table than in a doorway during an earthquake, and most people do not panic during an earthquake.

  16. Information Technology in Complex Health Services

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    Southon, Frank Charles Gray; Sauer, Chris; Dampney, Christopher Noel Grant (Kit)

    1997-01-01

    Abstract Objective: To identify impediments to the successful transfer and implementation of packaged information systems through large, divisionalized health services. Design: A case analysis of the failure of an implementation of a critical application in the Public Health System of the State of New South Wales, Australia, was carried out. This application had been proven in the United States environment. Measurements: Interviews involving over 60 staff at all levels of the service were undertaken by a team of three. The interviews were recorded and analyzed for key themes, and the results were shared and compared to enable a continuing critical assessment. Results: Two components of the transfer of the system were considered: the transfer from a different environment, and the diffusion throughout a large, divisionalized organization. The analyses were based on the Scott-Morton organizational fit framework. In relation to the first, it was found that there was a lack of fit in the business environments and strategies, organizational structures and strategy-structure pairing as well as the management process-roles pairing. The diffusion process experienced problems because of the lack of fit in the strategy-structure, strategy-structure-management processes, and strategy-structure-role relationships. Conclusion: The large-scale developments of integrated health services present great challenges to the efficient and reliable implementation of information technology, especially in large, divisionalized organizations. There is a need to take a more sophisticated approach to understanding the complexities of organizational factors than has traditionally been the case. PMID:9067877

  17. Towards implementation of the GRiD MT algorithm for near real-time calculation of moment tensors at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center

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    Macpherson, K. A.; Ruppert, N. A.; Dreger, D. S.; Lombard, P. N.; Freymueller, J. T.; Nicolsky, D.; Guilhem, A.

    2013-12-01

    The Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) locates approximately 30,000 earthquakes a year and is the primary source for earthquake information for the state of Alaska. This information is vital for the state; the most seismically active in the Union and home to significant infrastructure such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Anchorage, a city with a population of over 295,000. The ability to quickly characterize an earthquake's moment and mechanism and make this information available to the public is a fundamental component of the AEIC's mission. In order to enhance the AEIC's capabilities in this regard, we are implementing the GRiD MT algorithm. This algorithm monitors a grid of potential sources by continuously cross-correlating pre-computed Green's functions with a data stream, allowing source locations and mechanisms to be determined rapidly. The algorithm has been employed effectively by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, and by Academia Sinica in Taiwan. We show preliminary results for Alaska obtained by running the off-line, research version of the GRiD MT code for a 8°×8° grid that covers Anchorage and a segment of the Aleutian megathrust. Because even broad-band instruments may be off scale in the event of a large earthquake, we applied the algorithm to both strong-motion and high-rate GPS data. The results show that the algorithm is able to quickly produce accurate moment tensors for test cases employing both synthetic and real data. Based on these encouraging initial results, we are now incorporating GRiD MT into the AEIC's monitoring infrastructure by developing an interface for the Antelope real-time system and by expanding the grid to cover a larger portion of the Alaska region. Moment tensors determined by GRiD MT will complement the AEIC's existing real-time monitoring capability.

  18. The NASA Integrated Information Technology Architecture

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    Baldridge, Tim

    1997-01-01

    This document defines an Information Technology Architecture for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where Information Technology (IT) refers to the hardware, software, standards, protocols and processes that enable the creation, manipulation, storage, organization and sharing of information. An architecture provides an itemization and definition of these IT structures, a view of the relationship of the structures to each other and, most importantly, an accessible view of the whole. It is a fundamental assumption of this document that a useful, interoperable and affordable IT environment is key to the execution of the core NASA scientific and project competencies and business practices. This Architecture represents the highest level system design and guideline for NASA IT related activities and has been created on the authority of the NASA Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be maintained under the auspices of that office. It addresses all aspects of general purpose, research, administrative and scientific computing and networking throughout the NASA Agency and is applicable to all NASA administrative offices, projects, field centers and remote sites. Through the establishment of five Objectives and six Principles this Architecture provides a blueprint for all NASA IT service providers: civil service, contractor and outsourcer. The most significant of the Objectives and Principles are the commitment to customer-driven IT implementations and the commitment to a simpler, cost-efficient, standards-based, modular IT infrastructure. In order to ensure that the Architecture is presented and defined in the context of the mission, project and business goals of NASA, this Architecture consists of four layers in which each subsequent layer builds on the previous layer. They are: 1) the Business Architecture: the operational functions of the business, or Enterprise, 2) the Systems Architecture: the specific Enterprise activities within the context of IT systems, 3) the Technical Architecture: a common, vendor-independent framework for design, integration and implementation of IT systems and 4) the Product Architecture: vendor=specific IT solutions. The Systems Architecture is effectively a description of the end-user "requirements". Generalized end-user requirements are discussed and subsequently organized into specific mission and project functions. The Technical Architecture depicts the framework, and relationship, of the specific IT components that enable the end-user functionality as described in the Systems Architecture. The primary components as described in the Technical Architecture are: 1) Applications: Basic Client Component, Object Creation Applications, Collaborative Applications, Object Analysis Applications, 2) Services: Messaging, Information Broker, Collaboration, Distributed Processing, and 3) Infrastructure: Network, Security, Directory, Certificate Management, Enterprise Management and File System. This Architecture also provides specific Implementation Recommendations, the most significant of which is the recognition of IT as core to NASA activities and defines a plan, which is aligned with the NASA strategic planning processes, for keeping the Architecture alive and useful.

  19. Information Technology in the Education Process at the Royal Institute of Technology.

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    Graham, Peter; Karlsson, Goran

    1987-01-01

    Described are the developments of a computing environment, the general training in the use of information technology, the training of specialists in computer science and engineering, and the use of information technology as an aid in the education process at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. (RH)

  20. People in a Technology Driven Future: On the Social Relations of New Information Technologies.

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    Ngwenyama, Ojelanki K.

    This keynote address examines the social relations of information technology in the future. Examples of the recent history of technology related to transportation, printing, and nuclear energy are presented. Some troubling examples of the social relations of new information technologies that are emerging on a global scale are then discussed,…

  1. Client/server technology: Is it beneficial in the engineering information and information technology environment?

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    Norton, F.J.

    1996-06-10

    Client/server systems have been touted as the next step in the advance of the computer into modern, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), geographical information systems (GIS), engineering information (EI) technology, and information technology (IT) society, but they are not a solution to every organizations problems when it comes to advanced computer technology. Some of the ideas that are presented here are {open_quotes}old hat.{close_quotes} Then I ask you, why don`t we follow there {open_quotes}old hat{close_quotes} principles? This paper attempts and explores the advantages and disadvantages of these popular systems. The client/server architecture, apart from its ability to manage CAD/CAE/GIS and EI/IT and deliver it to decision makers in a timely fashion, offers many compelling advantages. There is, however, a downside to the widespread acceptance of the client/server environment. Users who expect to save money may be very disappointed. This paper provides a set of guidelines to help senior managers determine whether client/server computing is right for their CAD/CAE/GIS and IT organizations. From this point on, the abbreviations, CAD/CAE/GIS and EI/IT will be jointly referred to as {open_quotes}EI/IT{close_quotes} systems.

  2. Earthquake Quiz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This web site provides a short, interactive, four-question quiz on earthquakes focusing the the largest earthquake in both the world and in recent US history, preparedness, and the development of seismic instrumentation.

  3. Earthquake Glossary

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Education FAQ Earthquake Glossary For Kids Prepare Google Earth/KML Files Earthquake Summary Posters Photos Publications Share ... for Education FAQ EQ Glossary For Kids Google Earth/KML Files EQ Summary Posters Photos Publications Monitoring ...

  4. Electronic Discovery and the Adoption of Information Technology

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    Tucker, Catherine Elizabeth

    After firms adopt electronic information and communication technologies, their decision-making leaves a trail of electronic information that may be more extensive and accessible than a paper trail. We ask how the expected ...

  5. What to Do BEFOREBEFORE an Earthquake What to Do DURINGDURING an Earthquake

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    Weber, Rodney

    What to Do BEFOREBEFORE an Earthquake What to Do DURINGDURING an Earthquake What to Do AFTERAFTER an Earthquake For Local Emergency Managers & CitizensFor Local Emergency Managers & Citizens BE PREPARED! For more information, log onto: www.gema.ga.gov www.ready.ga.gov www.geophysics.eas.gatech.edu Earthquake

  6. Virtual Earthquake

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    Gary Novak

    This interactive feature shows students how an earthquake epicenter is located and how Richter magnitude is determined. They will use recordings of seismograms from three stations (provided in the activity), learn the difference between the focus and epicenter of an earthquake, and that the magnitude of an earthquake is an estimate of the amount of energy that it has released.

  7. Earthquake prediction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tsuneji Rikitake

    1968-01-01

    Earthquake prediction research programmes in a number of countries are reviewed together with achievements in various disciplines involved in earthquake prediction research, i.e., geodetic work, tide gauge observation, continuous observation of crustal movement, seismic activity and seismological method, seismic wave velocity, geotectonic work, geomagnetic and geoelectric work and laboratory work and its application in the field. Present-day development of earthquake

  8. A research analysis on the concept of converging technology and converging types of information technology

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    K. H. Choi

    2009-01-01

    The future technological revolution is expected to be led by converging technologies, having enormous effects on economic and industrial environments in the future. But there have been few attempts to make empirical approach to the concept of converging technologies. In order to obtain the overall concept of converging technologies, this study will look into the field of information & communication

  9. Compensating for Information Externalities in Technology Diffusion Models

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    Allan Shampine

    1998-01-01

    The role of information in the adoption of new technologies is discussed, focusing on the role of information externalities when nonadopters observe adopters in order to gather information. A Bayesian model of aggregate adoption is derived and the social planner's relationship to the model is discussed. The fact that the information externality is uncompensated suggests that too little adoption may

  10. Religious Education and Information Technology: Challenges and Problems

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    Sajjadi, Seyed Mahdi

    2008-01-01

    With advances in information technology, the velocity of information production on the global level has expanded as well. This acceleration has led to the delegitimizing of knowledge, the equating of information with knowledge, and the giving of predominance to information rather than knowledge. This advance has created epistemological challenges…

  11. Listening to data from the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki, Japan, earthquake

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    Peng, Z.; Aiken, C.; Kilb, D. L.; Shelly, D. R.; Enescu, B.

    2011-12-01

    It is important for seismologists to effectively convey information about catastrophic earthquakes, such as the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Tohoku-Oki, Japan, to general audience who may not necessarily be well-versed in the language of earthquake seismology. Given recent technological advances, previous approaches of using "snapshot" static images to represent earthquake data is now becoming obsolete, and the favored venue to explain complex wave propagation inside the solid earth and interactions among earthquakes is now visualizations that include auditory information. Here, we convert seismic data into visualizations that include sounds, the latter being a term known as 'audification', or continuous 'sonification'. By combining seismic auditory and visual information, static "snapshots" of earthquake data come to life, allowing pitch and amplitude changes to be heard in sync with viewed frequency changes in the seismograms and associated spectragrams. In addition, these visual and auditory media allow the viewer to relate earthquake generated seismic signals to familiar sounds such as thunder, popcorn popping, rattlesnakes, firecrackers, etc. We present a free software package that uses simple MATLAB tools and Apple Inc's QuickTime Pro to automatically convert seismic data into auditory movies. We focus on examples of seismic data from the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. These examples range from near-field strong motion recordings that demonstrate the complex source process of the mainshock and early aftershocks, to far-field broadband recordings that capture remotely triggered deep tremor and shallow earthquakes. We envision audification of seismic data, which is geared toward a broad range of audiences, will be increasingly used to convey information about notable earthquakes and research frontiers in earthquake seismology (tremor, dynamic triggering, etc). Our overarching goal is that sharing our new visualization tool will foster an interest in seismology, not just for young scientists but also for people of all ages.

  12. 2003 --Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems 1653 FLEXIBILITY AND COST IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Walden, Eric

    , outsourcing, economic models, flexibility, base cost Introduction Information technology (IT) outsourcing2003 -- Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems 1653 FLEXIBILITY AND COST IN INFORMATION examine the contract directly and show how the costs stipulated in the contract affect the nature

  13. The role of customer experience in technology strategy : implications for product adoption in information technology

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    Vernon, Mona Masghati

    2011-01-01

    This research identifies and describes the impact of customer experience on the adoption of information technology products. The research findings are applied to the business case of a global technology firm entering into ...

  14. Linking giant earthquakes with the subduction of oceanic fracture zones

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    Landgrebe, T. C.; Müller, R. D.; EathByte Group

    2011-12-01

    Giant subduction earthquakes are known to occur in areas not previously identified as prone to high seismic risk. This highlights the need to better identify subduction zone segments potentially dominated by relatively long (up to 1000 years and more) recurrence times of giant earthquakes. Global digital data sets represent a promising source of information for a multi-dimensional earthquake hazard analysis. We combine the NGDC global Significant Earthquakes database with a global strain rate map, gridded ages of the ocean floor, and a recently produced digital data set for oceanic fracture zones, major aseismic ridges and volcanic chains to investigate the association of earthquakes as a function of magnitude with age of the downgoing slab and convergence rates. We use a so-called Top-N recommendation method, a technology originally developed to search, sort, classify, and filter very large and often statistically skewed data sets on the internet, to analyse the association of subduction earthquakes sorted by magnitude with key parameters. The Top-N analysis is used to progressively assess how strongly particular "tectonic niche" locations (e.g. locations along subduction zones intersected with aseismic ridges or volcanic chains) are associated with sets of earthquakes in sorted order in a given magnitude range. As the total number N of sorted earthquakes is increased, by progressively including smaller-magnitude events, the so-called recall is computed, defined as the number of Top-N earthquakes associated with particular target areas divided by N. The resultant statistical measure represents an intuitive description of the effectiveness of a given set of parameters to account for the location of significant earthquakes on record. We use this method to show that the occurrence of great (magnitude ? 8) earthquakes on overriding plate segments is strongly biased towards intersections of oceanic fracture zones with subduction zones. These intersection regions are linked with 8 of the largest 10, 18 of the largest 25, about half of the largest 100 subduction earthquakes, as well as with the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Subduction zone intersections with volcanic chains are not found to be associated with a significantly elevated risk for great earthquakes globally. This difference likely arises from subducting fracture zone ridges leading to stronger seismic coupling than subducting volcanic chains.

  15. Influence of Technology on Informal Learning

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    Milheim, Karen L.

    2007-01-01

    Research suggests that technology use among adult literacy students has positive effects on learning outcomes, with the majority of these studies focused on traditional classroom environments where technology is used as a supplement to existing instruction. Adult literacy students are affected in many ways by technology use within less structured…

  16. The advancement of maintenance information technology : A literature review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mirka Kans

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – Maintenance management information technology (MMIT) systems have existed for some 40 years. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the advancement of these systems and compares the development of MMIT with other corporate information technology (IT) systems. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is a literature study of 97 scientific papers within the topic of MMIT in the period

  17. Library Information Technology Collaborations at the University of New Mexico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martha Bedard; Dale Hendrickson; Rebecca Lubas; Johann Van Reenen

    2012-01-01

    Information technology services and programs at the University of New Mexico are delivered by a mixture of distributed and centralized operations. Collaborations between the distributed services, largely in academic areas, as well as with central Information Technologies have been developed largely around point of need, historical arrangements, and personal interests. Recent changes in the leadership for Academic Affairs, the Office

  18. Educators Using Information Technology. GIS Video Series. [Videotape].

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    A M Productions Inc., Vancouver (British Columbia).

    This 57-minute videotape covers the "Florida Educators Using Information Technology" session of the "Eco-Informa '96" conference. Two speakers presented examples of environmental educators using information technology. The first speaker, Brenda Maxwell, is the Director and Developer of the Florida Science Institute based at Brevard Community…

  19. Declaration of MINOR Application Information Technology, Design and Startups

    E-print Network

    Crowston, Kevin

    Declaration of MINOR Application Information Technology, Design and Startups STEP 1: MEET://ischool.syr.edu/ #12;Declaration of MINOR Application Information Technology, Design and Startup Please type or print and Startups Do you have a dream of starting a new company? The minor

  20. Latinos and Information Technology. Perspectives for the 21st Century.

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    Wilhelm, Tony; Rood, Justin, E.

    Data from the Current Population Surveys of the U.S. Census were used to construct this report on the access to and use of computers and information technology by the Hispanic population of the United States. The report explores four main issues, each of which is being transformed by innovations in information technology. The first issue…

  1. Ergonomics concerns and the impact of healthcare information technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alan Hedge; Tamara James; Sonja Pavlovic-Veselinovic

    2011-01-01

    The US healthcare industry is poised on the verge of a massive expansion of its information technology infrastructure. Healthcare information technology (IT) is permeating numerous areas of healthcare delivery and fundamentally changing the nature of many healthcare jobs. When a comparable expansion in HIT use occurred in the office environment in the 1980s, little attention was paid to ergonomic design

  2. The synergism of teleworking and information and communication technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manuela Pérez Pérez; Angel Martínez Sánchez; Pilar de Luis Carnicer; María José Vela Jiménez

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – Aims to contribute to the teleworking literature by analysing the differences between teleworking adopters and non-adopters regarding the use and impact of information and communication technologies. Design\\/methodology\\/aproach – Analyses the differences on the use and impact of information and communication technologies in a sample of Spanish companies. The data for the study come from a survey of a

  3. Evaluating the Effect of Information Technology in Small Businesses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newman, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Information technology (IT) has become a strategic vehicle for small businesses to achieve and sustain their competitive advantage. Prior research has suggested that information technology plays an important role in the decision-making process. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between organizational IT performance and…

  4. Harvard University Information Technology Application for Non-FAS Groups

    E-print Network

    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Harvard University Information Technology Application for Non-FAS Groups All applicants· MUST as appropriate. Return To: Harvard University Information Technology Phone: 617-495-9000 / Fax: 888-316-3492 Email: accounts@fas.harvard.edu Section A: Primary Contact Applicant Name: Harvard ID #: Department

  5. Issues in the illegal transference of US information technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel J. Morris; Lawrence P. Ettkin; Marilyn M. Helms

    2000-01-01

    US intellectual property (IP) is a key target of numerous other countries and individuals. Of specific interest to outsiders are technological resources. Illegally transferring information can range from the extreme of the often-glamorized international espionage to the more traditional and common gathering of competitive intelligence (CI). This paper will review the key issues in the illegal transference of information technologies

  6. The Propagation of New Technology, Information Asymmetry and Financing Patterns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiao Huadong

    2010-01-01

    The propagation of new technology generally has huge financing demand, and the financing is in the information asymmetry environment. Market-based financing pattern and bank-based financing pattern have different mechanisms in eliminating information asymmetry problems, and thus the efficiency to provide funds for the propagation of new technology is different. Comparing the mechanisms and efficiency that two kinds of financing patterns

  7. Information Technology and Its Impact on American Education (Summary Report).

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    Computing Teacher, 1983

    1983-01-01

    This summary of report prepared for the 97th Congress presents two conclusions: the information revolution, driven by rapid advances in communication and computer technology, is profoundly affecting American education; and information technology can improve and enrich educational services, distributing education and training into such new…

  8. Information Technology, Core Competencies, and Sustained Competitive Advantage.

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    Byrd, Terry Anthony

    2001-01-01

    Presents a model that depicts a possible connection between competitive advantage and information technology. Focuses on flexibility of the information technology infrastructure as an enabler of core competencies, especially mass customization and time-to-market, that have a relationship to sustained competitive advantage. (Contains 82…

  9. Preparing for a New Century: Information Technology Workforce Needs.

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    Teeter, Thomas A.; Bailey, Janet L.; Cherepski, Don D.; Faucett, John; Hines, Robert J.; Jovanovic, Nickolas S.; Tschumi, Pete; Walker, Jeffery T.; Watson, Gretchen B.

    The purpose of this project was to determine workforce needs in the new information technology/knowledge-based world in order to design a coherent minor program in information technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the non-technically oriented college student. The process consisted of three phases: site visits to five…

  10. Art as a Source of Information on Horticultural Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jules Janick

    Works of art from antiquity to the present constitute an alternate source of information on horticultural technology and science providing significant information on subjects such as the history of technology, crop evolution, lost traits, and crop dispersal. Sources include ancient mosaics, sculpture, illustrations of medieval manu- scripts, renaissance paintings, and illustrations from illuminated and printed herbals. The uses of art

  11. Information Nano-Technologies: Transition from Classical to Quantum

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    Alexander Yu. Vlasov

    2009-12-04

    In this presentation are discussed some problems, relevant with application of information technologies in nano-scale systems and devices. Some methods already developed in quantum information technologies may be very useful here. Here are considered two illustrative models: representation of data by quantum bits and transfer of signals in quantum wires.

  12. Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight. Federal Government Information Technology.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

    This report considers the management, use, and congressional oversight of information technology in the Federal Government as rapid advances in technology--e.g., microcomputers, computer networking, computer modeling, videoconferencing, and electronic information exchange--are generating many new applications, opportunities, and issues which are…

  13. Information Nano-Technologies: Transition from Classical to Quantum

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    Vlasov, Alexander Yu

    2009-01-01

    In this presentation are discussed some problems, relevant with application of information technologies in nano-scale systems and devices. Some methods already developed in quantum information technologies may be very useful here. Here are considered two illustrative models: representation of data by quantum bits and transfer of signals in quantum wires.

  14. America's New Deficit: The Shortage of Information Technology Workers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    America's New Deficit: The Shortage of Information Technology Workers, a 1997 US Commerce Department Office of Technology Policy study (available in Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only, suggests that the United States "could face a growing shortage of information technology workers that would have severe consequences for U.S. competitiveness, economic growth, and job creation." It provides evidence that fast growing companies have trouble finding enough information technology workers for their operations. As a solution to this problem, the study recommends that the United States develop its labor force skills to maintain its lead in productivity and competitiveness.

  15. 75 FR 2013 - Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and...

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    2010-01-13

    ...Technology HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel HL7 Health...under a contract with HHS, the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel...

  16. Assessing Pre-Service Teachers' Information and Communication Technologies Knowledge

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    Kovalik, Cindy; Kuo, Chia-Ling; Karpinski, Aryn

    2013-01-01

    The impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers' knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as defined by ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) was investigated in this study. Two changes were made to the course: (1) a commercially available…

  17. Social Technologies and Informal Knowledge Sharing within and across Organizations

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    Jarrahi, Mohammad Hosein

    2013-01-01

    This doctoral dissertation is focused on both empirical and conceptual contributions relative to the roles social technologies play in informal knowledge sharing practices, both within and across organizations. Social technologies include (a) traditional social technologies (e.g., email, phone and instant messengers), (b) emerging social…

  18. Improving Outcome Assessment in Information Technology Program Accreditation

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    Goda, Bryan S.; Reynolds, Charles

    2010-01-01

    As of March 2010, there were fourteen Information Technology programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, known as ABET, Inc (ABET Inc. 2009). ABET Inc. is the only recognized institution for the accreditation of engineering, computing, and technology programs in the U.S. There are currently over 128 U.S. schools…

  19. Welcome to Computing at UNCG! Information Technology Services

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    Saidak, Filip

    Welcome to Computing at UNCG! Information Technology Services Welcome to computing at UNCG! Technology has become a major part of life of UNCG. You will find yourself using computers and the UNCG in Jackson Library or the Technology Support Center located in 101 Forney Building. Ethical Use of Computing

  20. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Information Technology Access

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phyllis Mondak

    2000-01-01

    Advances in information technology have created new employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other pieces of federal legislation have mandated the provision of reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology, to all individuals who might benefit from them. This article reviews the requirements of relevant legislation, describes various ways in which assistive technology can

  1. 48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

  2. 48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

  3. 48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

  4. 48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

  5. Information Technology Support in the 8000 Directorate

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2004-01-01

    My summer internship was spent supporting various projects within the Environmental Management Office and Glenn Safety Office. Mentored by Eli Abumeri, I was trained in areas of Information Technology such as: Servers, printers, scanners, CAD systems, Web, Programming, and Database Management, ODIN (networking, computers, and phones). I worked closely with the Chemical Sampling and Analysis Team (CSAT) to redesign a database to more efficiently manage and maintain data collected for the Drinking Water Program. This Program has been established for over fifteen years here at the Glenn Research Center. It involves the continued testing and retesting of all drinking water dispensers. The quality of the drinking water is of great importance and is determined by comparing the concentration of contaminants in the water with specifications set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its 1986 and 1991 amendments. The Drinking Water Program consists of periodic testing of all drinking water fountains and sinks. Each is tested at least once every 2 years for contaminants and naturally occurring species. The EPA's protocol is to collect an initial and a 5 minute draw from each dispenser. The 5 minute draw is what is used for the maximum contaminant level. However, the CS&AT has added a 30 second draw since most individuals do not run the water 5 minutes prior to drinking. This data is then entered into a relational Microsoft Access database. The database allows for the quick retrieval of any test@) done on any dispenser. The data can be queried by building number, date or test type, and test results are documented in an analytical report for employees to read. To aid with the tracking of recycled materials within the lab, my help was enlisted to create a database that could make this process less cumbersome and more efficient. The date of pickup, type of material, weight received, and unit cost per recyclable. This information could then calculate the dollar amount generated by the recycling of certain materials. This database will ultimately prove useful in determining the amounts of materials consumed by the lab and will help serve as an indicator potential overuse.

  6. Health Insurance Claim Review Using Information Technologies

    PubMed Central

    Yoon, Jeong-Sik; Speedie, Stuart M.; Yoon, Hojung; Lee, Jiseon

    2012-01-01

    Objectives The objective of this paper is to describe the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA)'s payment request (PARE) system that plays the role of the gateway for all health insurance claims submitted to HIRA, and the claim review support (CRS) system that supports the work of claim review experts in South Korea. Methods This study describes the two systems' information technology (IT) infrastructures, their roles, and quantitative analysis of their work performance. It also reports the impact of these systems on claims processing by analyzing the health insurance claim data submitted to HIRA from April 1 to June 30, 2011. Results The PARE system returned to healthcare providers 2.7% of all inpatient claims (97,930) and 0.1% of all outpatient claims (317,007) as un-reviewable claims. The return rate was the highest for the hospital group as 0.49% and the lowest rate was found in clinic group. The CRS system's detection rate of the claims with multiple errors in inpatient and outpatient areas was 23.1% and 2.9%, respectively. The highest rate of error detection occurred at guideline check-up stages in both inpatient and outpatient groups. Conclusions The study found that HIRA's two IT systems had a critical role in reducing heavy administrative workloads through automatic data processing. Although the return rate of the problematic claims to providers and the error detection rate by two systems was low, the actual count of the returned claims was large. The role of IT will become increasingly important in reducing the workload of health insurance claims review. PMID:23115745

  7. (Endorsed by the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee on November 28, 2005)

    E-print Network

    Gering, Jon C.

    (Endorsed by the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee on November 28, 2005) November 29, 2005 FY 2006-2008 Information Technology Strategic Plan Truman State University #12;INFORMATION...................................................................5 Information Technology Guiding Principles

  8. Does knowledge signify protection? The SEISMOPOLIS centre for improvement of behavior in case of an earthquake

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dandoulaki, M.; Kourou, A.; Panoutsopoulou, M.

    2009-04-01

    It is vastly accepted that earthquake education is the way to earthquake protection. Nonetheless experience demonstrates that knowing what to do does not necessarily result in a better behaviour in case of a real earthquake. A research project titled: "Seismopolis" - "Pilot integrated System for Public Familiarization with Earthquakes and Information on Earthquake Protection" aimed at the improvement of the behaviour of people through an appropriate amalgamation of knowledge transfer and virtually experiencing an earthquake situation. Seismopolis combines well established education means such as books and leaflets with new technologies like earthquake simulation and virtual reality. It comprises a series of 5 main spaces that the visitor passes one-by-one. Space 1. Reception and introductory information. Visitors are given fundamental information on earthquakes and earthquake protection, as well as on the appropriate behaviour in case of an earthquake. Space 2. Earthquake simulation room Visitors experience an earthquake in a room. A typical kitchen is set on a shake table area (3m x 6m planar triaxial shake table) and is shaken in both horizontal and vertical directions by introducing seismographs of real or virtual earthquakes. Space 3. Virtual reality room Visitors may have the opportunity to virtually move around in the building or in the city after an earthquake disaster and take action as in a real-life situation, wearing stereoscopic glasses and using navigation tools. Space 4. Information and resources library Visitors are offered the opportunity to know more about earthquake protection. A series of means are available for this, some developed especially for Seismopolis (3 books, 2 Cds, a website and an interactive table game). Space 5. De-briefing area Visitors may be subjected to a pedagogical and psychological evaluation at the end of their visit and offered support if needed. For the evaluation of the "Seismopolis" Centre, a pilot application of the complete complex took place with the participation of different groups (schoolchildren, university students, adults, elderly persons, emigrants and persons with special needs). This test period recorded positive impression and reaction from the visitors and indicated the pedagogical and psychological appropriateness of the system. Seismopolis is the outcome of collaboration of public, academic and private partners and of a range of disciplines, namely seismologists, geologists, structural engineers, geographers, sociologists and psycologists. It is actually hosted by the Municipality of Rendis in Athens. More information on Seismopolis can be found in www.seismopolis.org .

  9. TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Information Technology

    E-print Network

    Gabbouj, Moncef

    , audio and video) requires an efficient way to browse that information and find a way to retrieve-based image retrieval over wireless networks. The application on the client side is running on the Personal, Finland. The work is part of the MUVI project. The objective is content- based information retrieval

  10. Modeling utilization of planned information technology.

    PubMed Central

    Stettheimer, T. D.; Cleveland, A. D.

    1998-01-01

    The antecedents of technology use involve user, system, task and organization characteristics as well as externalities which can affect all of these entities. Evaluation of all entity attributes would be impossible; however, measurement of the interaction effects between these entities can act as a proxy for individual attribute values. A model is proposed which, based upon evaluation of these interaction effects, should predict technology utilization. This model will provide insight into the relationship between the antecedents of technology utilization. Also, application of the approach described can provide a predictive model and taxonomy of variables which can be applied to predict or manipulate the likelihood of utilization for planned technology. PMID:9929228

  11. Integrated Bibliographic Information System: Integrating Resources by Integrating Information Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cotter, Gladys A.; Hartt, Richard W.

    The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), an organization charged with providing information services to the Department of Defense (DoD) scientific and technical community, actively seeks ways to promote resource sharing as a means for speeding access to information while reducing the costs of information processing throughout the technical…

  12. Supporting Clinical Information Management by NFC Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Bravo; G. Casero; M. Vergara; C. Fuentes; R. Peña; R. Hervás; V. Villarreal

    2009-01-01

    Tele-monitorization is a problem with aging people living alone since the vital signs control is complicated for them. In this sense, some initiatives by adapting technologies make easy these controls. In this work we present a solution consist of the Near Field Communications technology adaptability. Mobile phones NFC enabled serving as a middleware between measure devices and people. In addition,

  13. UW Information Technology 2011 ANNUAL REPORT

    E-print Network

    Hochberg, Michael

    is not about technology--it's about people. It's about leveraging the power of technology to make people within tomorrow's infrastructure. Toward that end, we are engaging with faculty and students on key initiatives, computing, and data storage and analysis capabilities. To arrive at these priorities we listened to people

  14. Information Tectonics: The Emergence of a New Key Discipline in Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henriksen, Peter

    1991-01-01

    Defines information tectonics as the organizing of information in structures and good information tectonics as being adapted to the needs of the user. Topics discussed include the influence of electronic information technology and electronic databases; hypertext; hierarchical information structures; cross-graining, e.g., the Dewey Decimal system;…

  15. Information Technologies 2500 University Drive NW

    E-print Network

    Habib, Ayman

    to decrypt and recover their files. As of this time, the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments. For more information on phishing, visit www.ucalgary.ca/it/help/articles/security/awareness/phishing-220-5555. For more information on phishing and other information security topics, visit www

  16. Integration of Logistics Information System and RFID Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhongwei Wang; Hongbo Wang; Yan Pang

    2009-01-01

    This paper is aimed at discussing the integration of logistics information system and RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to improve the informatization level of logistics management. Based on analyzing the functional demand of logistics information system, a framework of logistics information system is constructed. There are five levels in the framework: physical level, technical level, data layer, functional level and

  17. French Development Cooperation: A Scientific and Technological Information Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aubrac, Raymond

    1981-01-01

    Describes a project to provide developing countries with access to scientific and technological information produced in connection with French bilateral development cooperation programs. Making an inventory of the available material, the users of the information, processing the information, and the development of a documentation policy are…

  18. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Programme name Information Systems and Technology

    E-print Network

    Weyde, Tillman

    1 PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION ­ POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES KEY FACTS Programme name Information Systems of information systems, examining the technology in the context of human activities and purposes. It takes an `info-socio-technical approach to organisational information systems. WHAT WILL I BE EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE

  19. Hotspots, Lifelines, and the Safrr Haywired Earthquake Sequence

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ratliff, J. L.; Porter, K.

    2014-12-01

    Though California has experienced many large earthquakes (San Francisco, 1906; Loma Prieta, 1989; Northridge, 1994), the San Francisco Bay Area has not had a damaging earthquake for 25 years. Earthquake risk and surging reliance on smartphones and the Internet to handle everyday tasks raise the question: is an increasingly technology-reliant Bay Area prepared for potential infrastructure impacts caused by a major earthquake? How will a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault affect lifelines (roads, power, water, communication, etc.)? The U.S. Geological Survey Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) program's Haywired disaster scenario, a hypothetical two-year earthquake sequence triggered by a M7.05 mainshock on the Hayward Fault, addresses these and other questions. We explore four geographic aspects of lifeline damage from earthquakes: (1) geographic lifeline concentrations, (2) areas where lifelines pass through high shaking or potential ground-failure zones, (3) areas with diminished lifeline service demand due to severe building damage, and (4) areas with increased lifeline service demand due to displaced residents and businesses. Potential mainshock lifeline vulnerability and spatial demand changes will be discerned by superimposing earthquake shaking, liquefaction probability, and landslide probability damage thresholds with lifeline concentrations and with large-capacity shelters. Intersecting high hazard levels and lifeline clusters represent potential lifeline susceptibility hotspots. We will also analyze possible temporal vulnerability and demand changes using an aftershock shaking threshold. The results of this analysis will inform regional lifeline resilience initiatives and response and recovery planning, as well as reveal potential redundancies and weaknesses for Bay Area lifelines. Identified spatial and temporal hotspots can provide stakeholders with a reference for possible systemic vulnerability resulting from an earthquake sequence.

  20. Earthquake Plotting

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mr. Perry

    2008-11-18

    Do earthquakes tend to happen in certain locations on Earth? Are there predictable patterns to where earthquakes will occur? The Earth is divided into large tectonic plates that move on a ductile layer of material in the mantle (the Asthenosphere). Earthquakes tend to occur along the boundaries where these plates either collide with one another or try to slide one past the other. Today you will plot on a map the location of every earthquake with a magnitude greater than 4.0 within the past week to see if any patterns appear. You will need Dynamic Crust lab #3 (Earthquake Plotting) from your lab books and your Earth Science Reference Tables. Vocabulary: Use the following website to find definitions to the vocabulary terms in the lab. Geology Dictionary Procedures: Go to this site to find a list of \\"Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 2.5 or Greater in the United States ...