Reviews the circumstances surrounding the Challenger accident to establish the probable cause or causes of the accident. Develops recommendations for corrective or other action based upon the Commission1s findings and determinations. Color photos, charts and tables.
Computer security conference held by the National Computer Security Assoc. (NCSA) on Nov. 25-26, 1991. The first conference ever held which brought together anti-virus developers from around the world. Includes results of the Dataquest virus prevalence study, virus ethics, and much more. At this point, the NCSA1s computer virus collection numbered about 7,400 samples, the majority of the viruses that had been identified in the Western world.
Reflects laws enacted as of May 1, 1995. Includes: registration; deportation; reform; the Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988; Refugee-Related Provisions; Free Trade Agreements; offices & forms of the INS; lists & tables relating to immigration & nationality, & much more.
Report by the Sec. of Defense on the threat of sophisticated organized terrorism against U.S. overseas forces. He announces major changes in the approach to force protection, and the placement of the threat of terrorism as one of the important considerations to be weighed when deciding how best to undertake a deployment. Appendix contains the Downing Report; the Defense Special Weapons Agency Report of the Khobar Towers Bomb Damage; the memo assigning responsibility for force protection, etc. Includes an 11-page report by Sen. Arlen Specter after a fact-finding trip to Saudi Arabia and a staff review of materials, concluding that there was no intelligence failure prior to the June 25 deadly bombing of the Khobar Towers complex.
An examination of the difficulties small employers report they are experiencing in complying with the HCS, in particular with the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements, and the methodology underlying OSHA's estimates of costs for small employers in non-manufacturing industries to comply with the MSDS requirements.
Provides information on processing defective pricing audit reports received by the Defense contracting officer. Includes a synopsis of pertinent laws, regulations, board & court cases, as well as a sample milestone schedule which may be used by contracting officers in achieving resolution & disposition of defective pricing audits within the time frames prescribed in the DoD Directive 7640-2, Policy for Follow up on Contract Audit Reports.Ó Also, information on contract negotiation: Do's & Don'ts for Contracting OfficersÓ. Glossary.
Designed to help Americans comply with Federal Firearms Laws. Assists you in complying with the Gun Control Act of 1968 while helping to inform future gun buyers of the procedures in making lawful over-the-counter sales of all guns including longguns & out-of-state purchases. Includes every firearms law & ordinance published by state & local jurisdictions, commonwealth or possession, that has anything to do with firearms. Also: list of State Attorney Generals, forms/publications, Brady information, & much more.
Provides an unclassified reference handbook which explains the categories of intelligence threat, provides an overview of worldwide threats in each category, and identifies available resources for obtaining threat information. Contents: intelligence collection activities and disciplines (computer intrusion, etc.); adversary foreign intelligence operations (Russian, Chinese, Cuban, North Korean and Romanian); terrorist intelligence operations; economic collections directed against the U.S. (industrial espionage); open source collection; the changing threat and OPSEC programs.
Consists of full-text or abstracted copies of selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents on asbestos. They include NIOSH publications and testimony that summarize both NIOSH research on the health hazards of asbestos and NIOSH recommendations on workplace exposure to asbestos. Also contains a complete list of NIOSH documents on asbestos. The citations are arranged alphabetically by document title or author within one of the following 6 categories: numbered publications, testimony, journal articles and conference proceedings, contract reports, grant reports, and miscellaneous reports.
A collection of the most pertinent rules pertaining to patent drawings, since drawings form an integral part of a patent application. Appendices include: drawing symbols, examples of correct & incorrect drawings, simulation showing inking of linesÓ, plus much more.Encompasses the objective of worldwide harmonization. Over 100 drawings.
Over 60 terms defined. Provides a brief history of prevention efforts as well as an overview of the issues, principles, & approaches that work best. Topics are listed in alpha order & include: acronyms, AIDS, binge drinking, children of alcoholics, cocaine, evaluation, federal agencies, heroin, Hispanic/Latino, impaired driving, marijuana, media advocacy, older adults, parents & prevention, PCP, prevention, risk factors, social bonding, social marketing, steroids, tobacco, violence, youth participation, etc. Each entry includes a list of references.
This guide is designed to be an easy-to-use reference based on the law and regulations as well as the knowledge and experience of the U.S. Dept. of Labor staff. It will take you step-by-step through the election process, help you to identify your responsibilities during each step, and provide suggestions to make your job easier. Except for the first chapter, each chapter is divided into 3 parts. "Requirements" has essential information about the standards for conducting elections, "Suggestions" provides practical tips for election officials, and "Common Pitfalls" warns of mistakes often made in union elections. Illustrated.
An account of the operations of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) in North Burma from February to May in 1994 during WW II. The Marauders' efforts was part of a coordinated Allied offensive to reconquer North Burma. Details of the offensive are summarized briefly to set the operations of the 5307th within a larger framework. The narrative is based on interviews conducted after the operation. Contents: 1st mission: Walawbum; 2nd mission: Shaduzup & Inkangahtawng; 3rd mission: Myitkyina; casualties; & decorations. Photos & maps.
Many scientists believe that from 1/3 to 2/3 of all cancers may be associated with the environment in which we live and work. This report lists: all substances which are known to be carcinogens or may reasonably be anticipated to be carcinogens, and to which a significant number of persons residing in the U.S. are exposed; information concerning the nature of such exposure and the estimated number of persons exposed to such substances, and much, more. Sections include: carcinogenicity, properties, use, production, exposure and regulations. Encyclopedic!!
Serves as a source book for wood pelleting operations and as a business plan guide for people or organizations interested in starting a wood pellet business. Cost and performance figures are presented in a business plan for a hypothetical firm to be used as a reference point. To be used as a guide to help the entrepreneur in the development of a business plan. Covers: residential wood pellet market analysis, manufacturing, and financial projections. Appendices: pellet manufacturers, bibliography, and wood pellet literature review.
Covers the American part in the Buna-Sanananda campaign of WW II, in which Australian and American troops defeated the Japanese Imperial Army. Contents: the Japanese threat to Australia; the Allied counteroffensive; background of the Buna operation; battering at Buna (19 Nov.-14 Dec.); Warren front: capture of the old strip (15 Dec.-3 Jan.); Urbana front: capture of Buna mission (15 Dec.-2 Jan.); background of the Sanananda operation; the road block (22 Nov.-9 Jan.); the capture of Sanananda (4-23 Jan.). Maps, sketches and photos.
Provides a broad view of the human, organizational, budgetary, and procedural elements fundamental to command and control. Also discusses how the command and control concept has grown into command, control, communications, intelligence, and information (C3I). Illustrated.
Covers every war fought by the U.S. Includes: both men and women, black recipients of the medals of honor, black military role models, graduates of the military service academies, statistical factors on blacks in the military, black civilian workforce in the DoD, and much more. Encyclopedic! Over 200 photos, including: General Colin L. Powell, Brig. Gen. Hazel W. Johnson, Gen. Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Brig. Gen. Marcelite J. Harris, Gen. Bernard P. Randolph, Astronaut Mae. C. Jemison, Lt. Col. Thomas L. Bain, Brig. Gen. Sherian G. Cadoria.
An instructional and ref. manual for aerospace students and professionals. Examines the tremendous force-enhancement potential for integrating space-related assets into U.S. war-fighting capabilities. Focuses on the role of space power in future control oper's. Discusses space systems organizations, roles and missions, policy, and applications. Contents: space history: the evolution of space power; space law, policy, and doctrine; space support to the war fighters: space missions and military space systems; spacelift; military space strategy and evolving systems.
Provides information to determine whether or not an establishment must keep OSHA records; describes which forms should be used and how they should be completed; outlines where the OSHA records must be located, how they should be updated, and how long they must be kept; provides guidelines for determining the key issues of recordability and for determining the outcome of recordable cases; describes employer obligations for reporting occupational injuries and illnesses; and discusses some of the checks and balances built into the system to ensure accurate recordkeeping and reporting.
A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.
A detailed, easy to understand reference to help anyone through the classification and disposal of hazardous waste. Graphically explains how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to individual facilities. Checklists and flow charts will guide the user through classification and identification of hazardous waste in any environment. Explains how to meet hazardous waste requirements including on-site treatment, off-site treatment, incineration and landfilling. Includes 30 figures, 39 tables, and a four page checklist.
This workshop concentrated on the technologies to improve the design, performance, manufacturing, and economics of the critical components for the next generation of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles for the year 2000 and beyond. Over 100 illustrations.
Discusses bone marrow transplantation (BMT) procedures, the diseases that can be treated with BMT or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, & current research on these treatments. Designed to help people better understand this method of treatment. Parents & their families who want detailed information about these procedures, health care workers, & those with a strong interest in this topic will find it helpful. Contains some technical information that assumes that the reader has a basic knowledge of cancer. Glossary, resources & references.
Examines the emerging threat of Russian organized crime in America through witness testimony from: the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service; the Criminal Investigation Div. of the FBI; the Director of Criminal Investigation of the IRS; the Deputy Minister of Interior of the Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs; a detective from the the New York City Police Dept.; the Organized Crime Intelligence Div. of the Los Angeles Police Dept.; as well as former members of the Colombo and Lucchese organized crime families, an anonymous Russian criminal, and an anonymous undercover police officer. Tables, charts, letters, and photos.
Reviews the current status of plant conservation in the southwestern U.S., citing specific cases from surveys, and genetic, demographic, and ecological studies. In addition, broad issues affecting the paradigms of conservation of rare plants species in an ecosystem management context are reviewed. Contents: public involvement in plant conservation; demography; genetics; issues concerning rarity and preserving biodiversity; reproductive and pollination biology; autecology; strategies for protection in an ecosystem context; and surveys and monitoring. 40 papers. Illus.
An illustrated compendium, in full color, of the uniforms of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, & Yugoslavia prior to the end of the Cold War. Covers: Marshals & Generals, Air Force uniforms, female uniforms, branch insignia, shoulder boards & sleeve stripes, hat emblems, collar tabs & branch insignia, officer hat & collar insignia, traffic regulators, special uniforms, Naval Forces, KGB uniforms, student shoulder boards, Interior Ministry, parade & service uniforms, Civil Defense uniforms, & much more.
Ineligible individuals may be receiving disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides benefits to the low-income disabled & blind. Allegations of fraud, waste, & abuse in the program have been wide spread. Some ineligible non-English-speaking applicants were illegally obtaining benefits through the use of middlemen. There have also been sharp increases in the number of SSI recipients in recent years. From 1990 to 1996, the population of disabled SSI recipients increased by over 40%, from about 3.4 million to nearly 4.8 million. Tables.
Reviews 58 government corpations (GC) presently in operation; their reported adherence to 15 federal statutes which cover a diverse range of legislative requirements; and proposals to create additional GCs. Corps. include: gov't. department agencies, gov't. corps. (owned and controlled by the public sector) and gov't. sponsored enterprise and private corp., (owned and controlled by the private sector.). Examples: Export-Import Bank, Fed. Housing Admin., Amtrak, OPIC, RTC, TVA, FDIC, Legal Serv. Corp., Corp. for Public Broad., Postal Service. 85 charts and tables.
Covers the development of & recommendations for minimum security standards in Fed. facilities, & a survey of existing security conditions. Perimeter, entry, & interior security are all discussed along with security planning for the different level facilities. Appendix supplies a sample profile, classification tables, a cost matrix, details of recommended security standards, & the role of GSA. Recommendations cover: establish building security committees; upgrade the Fed. protective service; & create an interagency security committee. Charts & tables.
Held October 10-13, 1995. Addresses a wide range of interests from technical research and development projects to user oriented management and administration topics. Focuses on developing and implementing secure networks, technologies, applications, and policies. Papers and panel discussions address a broad spectrum of network security subjects including: security architecture, internet security, firewalls, multilevel security products and security management.
Describes environmental, safety, and health problems throughout the nuclear weapons complex and what the U.S. Dept. of Energy is doing to address them. Covers: building nuclear warheads: the process; wastes and other byproducts of the cold war (spent nuclear fuel, plutonium residues, radioactive waste, transuranic waste, hazardous waste, etc.); contamination and cleanup; an international perspective; transition to new missions; and looking to the future. Over 100 b/w photos. Extensive glossary and bibliography.
Will help in the understanding of cancer and how it is treated. Designed to help with the changes brought on by having a family member with cancer. Helps a person deal with feelings about cancer and the person in the family with cancer. Covers: learning about cancer; cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and its side effects, radiation therapy and its side effects, biological therapy and its side effects); reading about cancer; feelings (being scared, feeling guilty, getting mad, feeling neglected, lonely, and embarrassed, dealing with side effects).
About 75,000 Amerasians, and members of their families have left Vietnam to resettle in the U.S. under the provisions of the "Amerasian Homecoming Act,"enacted in Dec. 1987. This report assesses both the process and outcomes of resettling Vietnamese Amerasians in the U.S. It focuses on the outcomes for Amerasians and their families after resettlement has taken place, particularly with regard to education, employment, housing, and health care. Also examines the factors that have been helpful or harmful to the successful resettlement of Amerasians.
Presents four detailed narratives dealing with small units which took part in combat operations in Europa and Asia in World War II. In particular, it covers: France: 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoe; Saipan: 27th Division at Tanapag Plain; Italy: 351st Infantry at Santa Maria Infante; France: 4th Armored Division at Singling. Provides solid, uncolored material for a better understanding of the real nature of modern battle. Provides concrete, case-history material which company and field-grade officers can use to find out what actually happens in battle. Illustrated.
Discusses biological rhythms: what they are, how they are controlled by the brain, and the role they play in regulating physiological and cognitive functions. The major focus of the report is the examination of the effects of nonstandard work hours on biological rhythms and how these effects can interact with other factors to affect the health, performance, and safety of workers. Over 100, photos, drawings, charts, and tables.
Intended for both new and experienced juvenile probation officers. Represents the collective experience of more than 40 probation professionals involved in its development. Intended to improve the effectiveness of juvenile probation as a community response to the law covering behavior of youth. Covers professional orientation, job-related skill areas and much more. Illustrated.
Investigates whether an industry in the U.S. producing aramid fiber formed of poly para-phenylene terephtalamide is materially injured by reason of imports of the subject merchandise from the Netherlands that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are being sold at less than fair value. Tables and figures.
Reviews the progress of the telecommunications industry and the law enforcement agencies in implementing the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. This Act invokes the assistance of the telecommunications industry to provide technological solutions for accessing call information and call content for law enforcement agencies when legally authorized to do so. Charts and tables.
Reviews the role of the Federal Housing Admin. (FHA) in providing mortgage credit to home buyers. Specifically, this report discusses: (1) the terms of the mortgage insurance offered by FHA, private mortgage insurers, and the U.S. Dept. of Veterans' Affairs; (2) the characteristics of borrowers of insured mortgages and the overlap between FHA-insured mortgages and privately insured mortgages; and (3) other methods used by the federal government to promote affordable homeownership. Of the 3.5 million home purchase loans made in 1994, FHA insured 15%.
Uses the theory of passive detection to show that nuclear weapons employing plutonium and depleted uranium can be detected on board naval vessels, even when they are making port calls in countries that do not allow nuclear weapons.
Presentations of a conference. Covers a wide range of topics spanning the new draft Federal Criteria for Information Security, research and development activities, techniques for building secure computer systems and networks, and ethics issues. Papers and panels address harmonization of U.S. criteria for information technology security with international criteria, future techniques for integrating commercial off-the-shelf products into secure systems, access control and other networking challenges, etc. Numerous tables and figures.
The official guide for arson investigators prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Designed to be used as a reference at a fire scene, and while conducting the necessary follow-up investigations associated with arson-for-profit violations. Guidelines and interviewing checklists are provided for those areas typically involved in arson investigation. Illustrated.
Presents data on apartments; single-family homes; mobile homes; vacant housing units; age, sex and race of householders; income; housing and neighborhood quality; housing costs; equipment and fuels; and size of the housing units. Also reports on homeowners' repairs and mortgages, rent control, rent subsidies, previous unit of recent movers, and reasons for moving. Over 100 tables, charts and graphs.