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Terrorism: Automated Lookout Systems and Border Security Options a...

By: William J. Krouse

Introduction: Border security and the threat of international terrorism are issues of intense congressional concern, as is evidenced by recent congressional hearings held to examine these issues in the 107th Congress. The challenge for policy makers is to provide for a level of border security that is commensurate with threats from abroad, while facilitating legitimate cross-border travel and commerce, as well as, protecting civil liberties.

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Fbi Intelligence Reform Since September 11, 2001 : Issues and Opti...

By: Alfred Cumming

Introduction: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States have been labeled as a major intelligence failure, similar in magnitude to that associated with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In response to criticisms of its role in this failure, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has introduced a series of reforms to transform the bureau from a largely reactive law enforcement agency focused on criminal investigations into a more mobile, agile, f...

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A Joint Committee on Intelligence : Proposals and Options from the...

By: Frederick M. Kaiser

Introduction: Congress saw the first proposal to create a joint committee on intelligence (JCI) in 1948. It appeared just one year after the establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Office of Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), both integral parts of the most far-reaching executive reorganization in United States history. Numerous other plans along the same lines have materialized in the meantime, including one in 2004 from the 9/11 Commission. ...

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Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System: b...

Excerpt: A global system of Earth observations would provide us with tools to make national and global air quality forecasts, would help us to know in advance when droughts would occur and how long they would last, and would give us the capability to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases by tracking the environmental factors that contribute to their spread. The availability of these types of observational data would transform the way we relate and react to our environm...

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Research in Nasa History: by Stephen J. Garber

Description: This document contains information regarding The NASA History Program...

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A Compendium of Niosh Mining Research 2000

By: Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Spokane Research Laboratory 315 E. Montgomery Avenue Spokane, WA 99207 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pittsburgh Research Laboratory P.O. Box 18070 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0070 Cover photos: (Left) NIOSH is investigating ways to reduce the respirable dust exposure of mine workers at longwall mining operations. (Upper right) NIOSH is studying technologies that will reduce haulage truck collisions at...

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Health : United States, 1983

By: Margaret M. Heckler

Health, United States brings us encouraging news: Our overall health is better and we are continuing to live longer. More healthful lifestyles are paying off for millions of us. Since the turn of the century, we have added more than 27 years in life expectancy, which has increased from just 47.3 years in 1900 to 74.5 years in 1982. We have also seen a dramatic decline in infant mortality, which has dropped from about 100 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1900 to an all-tim...

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System Safety and Risk Managemant

By: Rodney J. Simmons

We wish to thank professor robert mc clay indiana university of pennsyvania and professors robert thomas tony smith and susan hankins auburn university for their review of this document we also thank the following national institute for occuptional safety and fealth personnel for their review of this document: dr rebecca Giorcelli.

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New Priorities for the 21St Century Noaas Strategic Plan for Fy 20...

By: onrad C. Lautenbacher

Excerpt: New Priorities for the 21st Century. One NOAA: In the 21st century every aspect of NOAA?s mission faces new urgency given the intensifying national needs of the environment, the economy, and public safety. NOAA?s role in facing these challenges is to assess and predict environmental changes, protect life and property, provide decision makers with reliable scientific information, manage the Nation?s living marine and coastal resources, and foster global environme...

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Staffing the Hybrid Library : Innovative Strategies in the Field o...

By: Barbara Lison

Professional Publication

Introduction: ATTITUDE, APPROACH AND ATTRACTION. This report examines strategies for recruiting the kind of staff libraries need for developing and for developing an innovative and open-minded attitude in existing staff. Attitude, approach and attraction are keywords that characterize this scene and will have a determining influence on the future of the profession.

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The World Wide Military Command and Control System : Evolution and...

By: David E. Pearson
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Organizational Structure for Air National Guard Tactical Aircraft ...

By: Rudolph Ventresca

This study analyzes and assesses the changes in organization and structure of the active Air Force and ANG fighter maintenance units from the time the ANG became a separate reserve component in 1946 to the present-day organization, paralleling it with the active Air Force. It takes the reader from the ANG maintenance unit's beginning, through the changes that occurred over the years and the reason for the changes, to the present day organization. It then provides a glimp...

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Evaluating Components of International Migration : Consistency of ...

By: Nolan J. Malone

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: Background. We examine the consistency of the data sources related to the foreign-born population used for several components of the Demographic Analysis Population Estimates (DAPE) project. Initial examinations of the Demographic Analysis (DA) assumptions relied heavily on tabulations gleaned from the March 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS). Since that time, however, other data sources have been introduced, including the provisional Census 2000 nativity data...

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Census 2000 Data Capture

By: Samuel W. Bodman

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: This report provides an overall synthesis of issues that were identified in several studies addressing the technical and operational elements of the complex and largescale Census 2000 data capture system. The U.S. Census Bureau outsourced the two major components of the Census 2000 data capture program. Those components were the Data Capture System 2000 (DCS 2000) which was awarded to Lockheed Martin and the Data Capture Services Contract (DCSC) awarded to TRW. ...

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Minutes of the Census Advisory Committee of the Professional Assoc...

By: Frederic M. Scherer

Statistical Reference Document

Summary: Introductory remarks. Mr. Holmes reviewed senior staff changes at the Census Bureau and noted that Mr. Robert Shapiro has been sworn in as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Commerce. He announced that the Committee will take part in a meeting on race tabulations with the Census Bureau?s Race and Ethnic Populations Advisory Committees, and the Department of Commerce?s 2000 Census Advisory Committee on June 3, 1998. The next regular meeting...

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I–Adam in Eight Countries Approaches and Challenges

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Historical Background In 1987, NIJ created the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program to serve as one of the U.S. Government’s primary sources of information on drug use among arrestees in cities. DUF became one of the primary research tools on drug use, crime, and related social indicators. In 1997, the DUF program was redesigned and renamed ADAM (Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring) to reflect the geographic expansion and increased methodological rigor of the program a...

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Federal Leadership in Crime Control

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The past year has seen crime rates falling in communities all across America. But few of us in the $criminal justice business# think our job is done. And from the federal level, Fiscal Year 1997 saw two major events that helped us focus our sights on the appropriate federal role in crime control as we approach the year 2000. In February 1997, we released a report the University of Maryland prepared in response to a Congressional mandate to provide an independent...

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All-Volume Overview for the Select Committee of the United States ...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Information About the Satellite Launch in the PRC.

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Unlocking Our Future : Toward a New National Science Policy

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: One strategy is to provide federal government assistance for commercialization of particular technologies. This idea is based on the belief that the government can correct the effects of market failures. This approach has been tried, usually unsuccessfully, in other countries. Ultimately, the market is the best selector of new technologies.

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Fy 1999 Program Plan

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The many collaborative efforts the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have undertaken to make local and state law enforcement, prosecutorial, court, and corrections agencies more effective, one of the most critical is the improvement and integration of information systems that those agencies can use to identify and prosecute offenders. This fact sheet describes the State Identification Systems (SIS) Grants Program, e...

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