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Good to Know…Week of March 27, 2011


NUCLEAR POWER
The Location of Every Single Nuclear Plant in the World
As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis slowly comes under control, global attention is turning to broader existential questions about nuclear power. Despite providing 6% of the world’s power without emissions and fatalities from their nuclear facilities, countries like Germany and China have announced slow-downs to their nuclear programs, and other countries may soon follow.

To read this article, visit: FastCompany.com

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Cyberattacks on Agencies Increase as Preparedness Lags
Government agencies saw a sharp rise over the past fiscal year in cyber incidents, which increased by 39 percent over 2009, according to an annual report by the Office of Management and Budget. Thirty-one percent of those incidents were malicious code attacks.

To read this article, visit: GCN.com

GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION
Progress Cited on Reorganization of Government
Federal agencies are making progress on the Obama administration’s mandate to reorganize the government and improve performance, but not without delays and extra costs, officials said on Tuesday.

To read this article, visit: Govexec.com

JAPAN
Japan in Crisis
A collection of research and commentary from the Brookings Institute.

To read this, visit: Brookings.edu

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