This report describes: funding and staff size of the Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDC); extent of subcontracted FFRDC work; structure of the parent organizations; missions, core competencies, and capabilities of the FFRDC's sponsors' criteria for defining core work; and sponsors' oversight mechanisms and responsibilities. Overall funding for DoD's FFRDC's increased by about 23%, from almost $1.4 billion in FY 1985 to a peak of approximately $1.7 billion in FY 1990. Since FY 1990, funding for DoD's FFRDC's has decreased by almost 26% to about $1.3 billion in FY 1995.
Describes the changes in the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) organizational structure, responsibilities, and staffing as a result of OMB 2000 -- a major reorganization and process change to improve the decisionmaking process of executive branch operations. Focuses on the changes to OMB's three statutory offices; changes in the attention OMB gave to management issues in the budget formulation process before and after OMB 2000; and the way OMB planned to evaluate OMB 2000. Charts and tables.
Over the next 6 years, the military services plan to spend more than $10 billion on aircraft & other weapons to improve their close support capabilities. These plans come at a time of reduced defense budgets, force structure reductions, & questions about the affordability of future defense modernization programs. This report discusses the aggregate capabilities of the military services to provide close support, & the extent to which those capabilities continue to be modernized & enhanced. Evaluates modernization proposals for the close support mission.
A popular introductory guide for American citizens and those of other countries who seek a greater understanding of our heritage of democracy. The question and answer format covers a broad range of topics dealing with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of our government, as well as the electoral process and the role of political parties. Glossary of terms, bibliography, full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the U.S.
Includes summary data on Department of Defense (DoD) prime contract awards over $25,000 by service category and Federal Supply Classification (FSC) for fiscal years 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992. The data presented in this report have the following characteristics: data cover only prime contracts (those awarded directly by DoD). The large number of subcontracts awarded for basic and intermediate materials and components are not reflected in this report. Terminations and other downward adjustments of contracts are included in the award category to which their dollar amount corresponds. Charts and tables.
In 2006, the fed. gov¿t. spent $13 billion -- 14% of its R&D expenditures -- to enable 38 federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs) to meet special research needs. FFRDCs -- including laboratories, studies and analyses centers, and systems engineering centers -- conduct research in military space programs, nanotechnology, microelectronics, nuclear warfare, and biodefense countermeasures, among other areas. This report identifies: (1) how fed. agencies contract with organizations operating FFRDCs; and (2) agency oversight processes used to ensure that FFRDCs are well-managed. The author reviewed documents and interviewed officials from 8 FFRDCs sponsored by the DoD, DoE, HHS, and DHS. Includes recommend. Illus.
A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive encyclopediaÓ of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.
The official FBI manual on fingerprinting. Covers all aspects, including: techniques for taking good prints, problems in taking inked prints, powdering and lifting latent impressions, fingerprint cameras, fingerprinting the dead, and much more. Over 100 illustrations.
Provides general information about patents & the operation of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Attempts to answer many of the questions commonly asked of the Office. Covers: attorneys & agents; filing fees; plant patents; maintenance fees; interfernces; specification (description & claims); disclosure document; models, exhibits & specimens; infringement of patents; design patents; foreign applicants for U.S. patents, & much more. Not intended to be a comprehensive textbook on patent law or a guide for the patent lawyer. Illustrated.
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.
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.
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.
Abuse of drugs and alcohol may cause serious difficulties at work including deterioration in job performance. Abuse is caused by a range of personal, family, social or work situations or a combination of such factors. This report presents a variety of multidisciplinary approaches to the prevention, assistance, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol- and drug-related problems in the workplace. Although experience has shown the difficulty of eliminating substance abuse, the policies presented are likely to yield constructive results for workers and employers alike.
Informs veterans & dependents of the variety of federal benefits available. Includes information on who's eligible; wartime service; filing claims; & important documents. Contents: disability compensation; other disability benefits; pension; education & training; vocational rehabilitation; home loan guarantees; life insurance; burial benefits; benefits for survivors; health-care benefits; homeless veterans; women veterans; overseas benefits; small & disadvantaged business utilization; other Federal benefits; & appeals. List of VA facilities. Index.
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.
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