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.
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.
This report: reviewed whether the selection of the DoD Acquisition Law Advisory Panel members and the operations of the Panel fulfilled the requirements of the Fed. Advisory Committee Act and the Panel's authorizing legislations; analyzed and described the info. gathering and analytical approaches the Panel used; and reviewed the Panel's report and determined the extent to which the report presents opposing, or otherwise differing, views to its recommendations for statutory change. This is not a review of the Panel's recommendations to retain statues.
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.
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.
Addresses how cholesterol is measured, what is known about the accuracy of cholesterol measurement techniques, what factors influence cholesterol levels, and what is the potential effect of uncertain measurement. 45 charts and tables.
An introduction to research & descriptive information on one of today's most promising -- & least understood -- affordable housing options mobile homesÓ. Contains brief discussions of approximately 40 books, technical reports, journal articles, transcripts, handbooks, & other documents that, taken together, comprise a basic road map to significant areas, landmarks, & pathways in research on manufactured housing.
A national strategy for significantly improving the health of the Nation over the coming decade. Addresses the prevention of major chronic illnesses, injuries & infectious diseases. Sections include: health promotion; health protection; preventive services & surveillance & data systems; age-related objectives; & special population objectives. Charts, tables & graphs.
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.
A national strategy for significantly improving the health of the Nation over the coming decade. Addresses the prevention of major chronic illnesses, injuries and infectious diseases. Sections include: health promotion; health protection; preventive services and surveillance and data systems; age-related objectives; and special population objectives. Charts, tables and graphs.
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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