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.
Includes 3 reports: assesses progress DoD has made in achieving its A-76 goals and the extent to which strategic sourcing is affecting these goals and the extent to which savings from A-76 and strategic sourcing are likely to be achieved; assesses the extent to which actual savings have been achieved or can be expected as a result of competition and identifies DoD's efforts to improve processes for identifying and tracking changes to cost and savings estimates; whether DoD has improved the identification of commercial activities that could be studied under A-76 and the likelihood that DoD will increase the number of functions and positions studied under A-76. Tables.
Over the past decade and a half, the Department of Energy (DoE) has spent tens of0 billions of dollars on projects, many of which experienced significant cost overruns and schedule delays, and some have never been completed. Reviews DoE's ability to complete its largest and most significant projects, called major system acquisitions. Specifically: it assesses DoE's performance in completing its major system acquisitions; identifies any key factors that hinder the timely, cost-effective completion of the acquisitions; and determines what DoE is doing to improve its performance. Charts and tables.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Addresses why the FDIC Board of Directors decided to resolve First City's financial difficulties in 1988 by providing financial assistance instead of using other available resolution alternatives and what lessons does the First City experience offer relevant to the assistance, closure and resolution processes?
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 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.
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.
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