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.
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.
Provides a survey of the progress in the field, an evaluation of the state of the art, and trends of future developments. Covers: klystrons; magnetrons; vircators, reflex-diodes; Cherenkov devices. Extensive bibliography.
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 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.
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.
Summarizes probabilistic seismic hazard assessment as it is practiced in various countries throughout the world. 59 reports are included covering 88 countries, which comprise about 80% of the inhabited land mass of the Earth. Over 100 maps.
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.
Identifies important areas for Federal investment, & specific research in agriculture, environmental biotechnology, manufacturing & bioprocessing, marine biotechnology & aquaculture, & infrastructure. Includes 13 Federal agency overviews: USAID, USDA, DoC, DoD, DoE, DHHS, DoI, DoJ, DoS, DVA, EPA, NASA, & NSF. Stresses the need to research the effects that biotechnology can have on society before going ahead with new advances. Discusses the impact of biotechnology in legal, societal, & economic issues. Glossary. Photos & charts.
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 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.
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.
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.
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