FISCAL YEAR 2016 COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PLAN & FY15 ANNUAL REPORT

This Community Preservation Plan serves a dual purpose. It provides the public with an overview of CPA in Salem and looks at Salem’s community preservation needs, possibilities and resources. In addition, it serves as an annual report – summarizing the status of funded projects and including copies of required State reports. The Community Preservation Act in Salem A. Overview The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a Massachusetts state law (M.G.L. Chapter 44B) passed in 2000. It enables adopting communities to raise funds and establish a local dedicated pool of funds for the purpose of undertaking open space, historic preservation, outdoor recreation and community housing projects. CPA is financed by a voter-approved property tax surcharge along with matching funds from the state wide CPA Trust Fund.

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Key tips to safeguard your government department

whitePaper | April 28, 2022

The Wall Street Journal called the hybrid workplace a “Cybersecurity Nightmare,” and characterized it as “a hacker’s dream—a constantly changing mix of office and remote workers, devices that move in and out of the company networks, and security staffs stretched thin.” The Wall Street Journal also briefly called out how organizations gain control over this environment – with strong identity-centric security and zero trust.

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National Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy

whitePaper | June 15, 2022

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, America’s safety and well-being depend on cybersecurity. That’s why President Biden considers hardening the nation against cyberattacks a top priority for his administration—and one that has only grown in importance as the country embarks on the biggest buildout of critical infrastructure and manufacturing capacity in a generation. Each stage of the clean energy transformation that will bringwith it an opportunity and an imperative to further increase security, reliability, and resilience in American’s energy sector. The Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy shows us how we can seize the opportunity to address these challenges.

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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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2019 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

whitePaper | November 14, 2019

Three significant anniversaries occurred in 2019. Seventy years ago, on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was anointed the country’s paramount leader. Forty years ago, on January 1, 1979, the United States and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations. And thirty years ago, on June 4, 1989, the leadership of the CCP, having declared martial law, sent troops to violently extinguish a peaceful protest, resulting in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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2020 federal agenda

whitePaper | March 9, 2020

Our federal funding and policy priorities for the coming year reflect our public mission and our commitment to the public good, which are inextricably linked to the University’s historical partnership with the U.S. government. The federal government’s longstanding pledge to invest in research empowers the UW to bridge the gap between curiosity and research-driven discovery and is critical to the health and economic competitiveness of our nation. From regenerative medicine to cleanenergy technologies, new knowledge for a better world is the driving force behind what we do. Support from the federal establishment is critical to ensuring that our positive impact continues.

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American Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Year One Annual Report

whitePaper | February 26, 2020

Continued American leadership in AI is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States and to shaping the global evolution of AI in a manner consistent with our Nation's values, policies, and priorities.

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