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  • In the past 10 years, Internet adoption outside the Western world has moved at a rapid pace, and there are documented instances of cultural, social, and economic difficulties owed to the Internet. Nations like China, whose number of Internet users now outnumbers the entire United States' population, advocate for a more state-centered model of control over the Internet. In the eyes of the United States and liked-minded developed nations, this increasing push for state control represents a significant threat to the Internet's continued social, economic, and political impact. Many have rallied to oppose what they see as an attempted authoritarian takeover of the Internet. In this e-book, author Lucas Wadman advocates for a threefold solution: the creation of a centralized body of Cyber Affairs within the U.S. Government, further decentralization and representation of civil society in Internet governance matters, and reform of legislation that permits overreaching electronic surveillance activities.
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  • Why should you engage the political system? Because you already are, in the sense that your life is already unavoidably linked to decisions made (or not made) by politicians. Your only real option is to help influence those decisions, or just hope for the best. You, your family, your profession and your country will be better off, if you choose to speak up. The 2010 Update of this book will assist you in building relationships with your elected officials. Member: FREE Non-Member: $7.99
  • IEEE-USA's Energy Policy Committee developed this whitepaper e-book as an addendum to IEEE-USA's National Energy Policy Recommendations, including policy recommendations for the Smart Grid, expanding our nation's transmission infrastructure, and energy storage.  This e-book whitepaper is intended to provide additional background information to support IEEE-USA's recommendations. Member: FREE Non-Member: $4.99
  • This book briefly outlines, for engineers and policymakers, the history of U.S. government involvement in technological innovation. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • The IEEE-USA-sponsored symposium, Plug-in Hybrids: Accelerating Progress 2007, investigated the technology and policy challenges of commercializing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The second of a three-part series of transcripts from the symposium, looks at Electrification, Fuel Economy & the Environment; Plug-in Vehicles & the Electric Grid; New Technology Challenges & Opportunities; and The Need for Federal Action Now. Keynote speakers included Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state, FERC Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff, and former CIA director and founding member of the Set America Free Coalition, R. James Woolsey. Developed by Bill Williams, Senior Legislative Representative for IEEE-USA Technology Policy. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • The IEEE-USA-sponsored symposium, Plug-in Hybrids: Accelerating Progress 2007, investigated the technology and policy challenges of commercializing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The first of a three-part series of transcripts from the symposium, looks at Electrification, Fuel Economy & the Environment; Plug-in Vehicles & the Electric Grid; New Technology Challenges &  Opportunities; and The Need for Federal Action Now. Keynote speakers included Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state, FERC Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff, and former CIA director and founding member of the Set America Free Coalition, R. James Woolsey. Developed by Bill Williams, Senior Legislative Representative for IEEE-USA Technology Policy. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • In today's policy arena, some policy-makers take the advice of those with the most valid arguments and evidence, while others take the advice of those with the loudest and sometimes most controversial voices. This e-book attempts to fuse the two viewpoints, so that those with the most valid and well-supported arguments may be heard more clearly, allowing engineers to have their arguments heard, and most importantly, properly understood by present and future policy-makers. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • This lively and easy-to-read manual gives you everything you need to know to make a positive impact on Congressional policy. Chapters cover the hows and whys of emailing, letter-writing, Congressional visits, politics and the press, campaign volunteering and contributing, and more. Learn how communicating with Congress can benefit you, your profession, and our democracy -- and how IEEE-USA's grassroots network can support your own efforts to become an effective citizen lobbyist. Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.99
  • Development of a National Health Information Network (NHIN) has been proposed as a means of providing secure and reliable transport of healthcare information. Developed by members of IEEE-USA's Medical Technology Policy Committee Interoperability Working Group, this white paper outlines a definition of interoperability for the NHIN, discusses the role of standards in guaranteeing interoperability, and provides a taxonomy of standards for developing the NHIN. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • A raging battle exists between market pressures, technical necessities and policy priorities when it comes to modern energy and electricity sectors. Engineers, economists and policy specialists must all be knowledgeable about all sides of the fray to come to a peaceful resolution , as the vital American energy infrastructure , the lifeblood of our society , depends on it. This eBook provides detailed analysis of The Energy Policy Act of 2005. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99
  • RFID is rapidly becoming the enabling technology of the 21st Century. RFID is ra, based on a white paper by the IEEE-USA Committee on Communications and Information Policy, dated 21 November 2005, idly becoming the enabling technology of the 21st Century. This eBook, based on a white paper by the IEEE-USA Committee on Communications and Information Policy, dated 21 November 2005, provides a basic introduction to RFID technology and surveys the current state of its implementation. Member: FREE Non-Member: $5.99

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