A Climate Adaptation Strategy for Conservation and Management of Yellow-Cedar in Alaska

In 2011, the Alaska Region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service identified the need to develop a conservation and management strategy for yellowcedar. Forest Service specialists would synthesize what was known about the species in terms of best available science, evaluate the current and future condition and vulnerability of the species, and recommend conservation and management strategies that would address these vulnerabilities. This report is the product of a collaborative team: Alaska Region land managers and specialists, State and Private Forestry forest health professionals, and Pacific Northwest Research Station scientists.

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Securing Defense-Critical Supply Chains

whitePaper | February 24, 2022

The Department of Defense (DoD) is aligning its priorities and capabilities to enhance our readiness. By modernizing our approach to supply chain resilience, DoD can deliver decisive advantages to our Warfighters in a dynamic threat landscape. In an effort to improve supply chain resilience and protect against material shortages, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, America's Supply Chains. In response to the EO, this report provides DoD's assessment of defense critical supply chains in order to improve our capacity to defend the Nation.

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The Impact of the Trump Labor Market on Historically Disadvantaged Americans

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

The U.S. labor market is the strongest it has been in the last half century, as shown by economic data across various metrics. This is partly attributable to President Trump’s progrowth economic policies, the results of which are disproportionately benefiting Americans who were previously left behind. The Administration’s policies are boosting labor demand and lowering structural barriers to entering the labor market. This report provides evidence that this labor market has contributed to reduced inequality through an economic boom that is greatly benefiting historically disadvantaged groups. These groups are becoming more and more self-reliant through their economic activity, rather than remaining inactive in the labor market to qualify for means-tested government programs.

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UK Government Digital Transformation Beyond Covid-19

whitePaper | August 8, 2022

Over the last almost two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed the UK government’s digital transformation. Remarkable transition to remote working, rapid delivery of new digital services, and scaling of existing IT systems to meet increased demand have demonstrated the power of digital and paved the way for building a digitally led public sector. Additionally, predominant digital inefficiencies have become clearer, whilst new citizen and staff expectations have been set. But how do government departments plan to build on and sustain this recent impetus to digital transformation in the coming years?

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Four ways governments can get the most out of their infrastructure projects

whitePaper | January 7, 2020

Infrastructure—for example, transportation, power, water, and telecom systems—underpins economic activity and catalyzes growth and development. The world spends more than $2.5 trillion a year on infrastructure, but $3.7 trillion a year will be needed through 2035 just to keep pace with projected GDP growth.1 National, state, and local governments are devoting increased amounts of capital to meet these needs, and for good reason. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that infrastructure has a socioeconomic rate of return around 20 percent.2 In other words, $1 of infrastructure investment can raise GDP by 20 cents in the long run.

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Compliance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 1075

whitePaper | June 26, 2022

The United States Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) goal is to promote taxpayer confidence in the integrity of the tax system by ensuring confidentiality of the tax information provided to the federal, state and local agencies. The IRS 1075 publication provides guidance to agencies, agents, contractors and subcontractors on implementing adequate policies, processes, controls and safeguards to protect Federal tax information (FTI). The IRS 1075 requirements follow the FedRAMP and NIST 800-53 Rev.5 guidelines. Agencies that receive FTI must ensure that they have adequate programs in place to protect the data received in line with IRS 1075 guidelines. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) has been authorized against the FedRAMP High baseline controls and therefore can support agencies in meeting the IRS 1075 requirements.

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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework: Governance Perspective

whitePaper | August 26, 2022

As the proliferation of digital technologies continues to disrupt market segments and industries, adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you transform your organization to meet the changing business conditions and evolving customer needs. As the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, AWS can help you reduce business risk, improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, increase revenue, and improve operational efficiency. The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) uses AWS experience and best practices to help you digitally transform and accelerate your business outcomes through innovative use of AWS. Use the AWS CAF to identify and prioritize transformation opportunities, evaluate and improve your cloud readiness, and iteratively evolve your transformation roadmap

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