Vegetation Polygon Mapping And Classification Standards: Malheur, Umatilla, And Wallowa-Whitman National Forests

These mapping and classification standards pertain to delineation and interpretation of vegetation polygons for the Blue Mountain national forests (Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman national forests). It is assumed that the mapper is using a mirror stereoscope and aerial photography to classify only the vegetation that can be seen. A ‘polygon’ is defined as a series of line segments that completely enclose a land area with enough homogeneity of vegetation and other characteristics to be distinguishable from its surroundings. Minimum polygon size is 1 acre for nonforest areas and 2 acres for forest areas. As used here, ‘polygon mapping’ also refers to delineation of nonvegetated areas such as rock or water.

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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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Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies

whitePaper | January 8, 2020

The United States Government is committed to fostering surface transportation innovations to ensure the United States leads the world in automated vehicle (AV) technology development and integration while prioritizing safety, security, and privacy and safeguarding the freedoms enjoyed by Americans. The U.S. Government recognizes the value of industry leadership in the research, development, and integration of AV innovations. Such innovation requires appropriate oversight by the Government to ensure safety, open markets, allocation of scarce public resources, and protection of the public interest. Realizing the full potential of AVs will require collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders from industry, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, academia, not-for-profit organizations, standards development organizations (SDO), and the Federal Government.

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WHY MACHINE LEARNING IS THE FUTURE OF PREDICTIVE & INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

whitePaper | June 30, 2020

There’s no arguing that preventing failures and accidents is critical for industry. Unexpected incidents can grind operations to a halt for extended periods of time and necessitate expensive repairs. For example, just 12 hours of downtime for an oil production platform could cost six to eight million dollars in lost production opportunity alone. A single day of grounding for a plane costs roughly four to five million dollars. Because of these disruptions, industrial sectors are always on the lookout for newer, better maintenance methods, and the approach on everyone’s lips right now is predictive maintenance.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, January 2020

whitePaper | January 16, 2020

Less than two months before California’s presidential primary, the Democratic primary remains a three-way race between Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren. Most Californians say President Trump should be removed from office and disapprove of his handling of the situation with Iran. These are among the key findings of a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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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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Customer Chronicles — Securing State and Local Government Agencies with Strong MFA

whitePaper | February 3, 2020

Protecting sensitive data and maintaining cybersecurity hygiene are top concerns for security professionals and CISOs from state and local government agencies. Government networks contain sensitive data such as social security numbers, voter registration, medical records, bank account and credit card numbers of millions of people and businesses, which can make them an attractive target for bad actors. With the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks and the lack of resources at their disposal, the IT departments across these agencies are looking for a solution that enables them to do more with less. We built Duo to be a simple, affordable and secure solution to help government agencies – and organizations of all sizes – solve to these problems.

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