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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Implementation of Informatio...

Executive Summary: Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made clear that prevention of terrorism is the top priority of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI. Effective use of information technology (IT) is crucial to the FBI’s ability to meet this priority as well as its other critical responsibilities. For FY 2003, the FBI allocated nearly $606 million to information technology projects.

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Audit Oversight Review of the Quality Control System at the Nation...

By: Patricia A. Brannin

Excerpt: We are providing this memorandum for your information and use. The Government Auditing Standards require that audit organizations that conduct audits in accordance with the standards have an appropriate internal quality control system in place and undergo an external quality control review every 3 years by an organization not affiliated with the organization being reviewed. Our review of the National Security Agency (NSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Of...

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Report on the Management Control Program Within the Office of Info...

By: Robert G. Andary

Excerpt: An Office of lnspector General audit team conducted an audit to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of OIRM's management control program from May 1997 through February 1999. The audit noted that as of February 1999, OIRM had identified and completed self-assessments of six major areas involving 81 controls. While OIRM attempted to identify, assess, and test its internal controls, the work was incomplete. Of the 42 high level controls identified by us in our ap...

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Sea Studios Foundation 810 Cannery Row Monterey, California 93940 ...

Excerpt: Sea Studios Foundation (SSF) is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to educate the public through television and related media about the diversity of life. This includes the production and distribution of educational materials such as books, films, videos, and television programs. SSF, as a Federal awardee, is required to follow the cost principles specified in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-122, Cost Principles f...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Creating a Na...

By: Eric A. Fischer

Summary: Even before the terrorist attacks of September 2001, concerns had been rising among security experts about the vulnerabilities to attack of computer systems and associated infrastructure. Yet, despite increasing attention from federal and state governments and international organizations, the defense against attacks on these systems has appeared to be generally fragmented and varying widely in effectiveness. Concerns have grown that what is needed is a national ...

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Management's Assertion about the Effectiveness of Internal Controls

By: Bruce R. James

Excerpt: Dear Mr. Geraty: In connection with your examination of our assertion regarding internal controls over financial reporting of the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) as of September 30, 2002, and for the year then ended, we make the following representations: // 1. The GPO is responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective internal control structure. // 2. Pursuant to GPO Instruction 825.18A, Internal Control Program, internal control as it ...

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Quality Control Review of the Assistant Inspector General for Audi...

By: Patricia A. Brannin

Excerpt: We have reviewed the Office of the Assistant Inspector General for Audits (OAIGA), Office of the Inspector General, National Reconnaissance Office W O ) system of quality control for the year ended July 31,2003. The Government Auditing Standards require that an audit organization performing Government audits have an appropriate internal quality control system and undergo an external quality control review every 3 years by an organization that is not affiliated w...

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Homeland Security Further Action Needed to Promote Successful Use ...

By: William T. Woods

Excerpt: The Department of Homeland Security has issued policy and is developing a workforce to implement its other transactions authority, but the department’s policies need further development and its contracting workforce needs strengthening to promote the successful use of the authority in the future. Soon after it was established, DHS issued other transactions solicitations using some commonly accepted acquisition practices and knowledge-based acquisition principles...

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Federal Trade Commission Workshop on Rfid Current and Anticipated ...

By: William Allen

Excerpt: Strong heritage of innovation at Texas Instruments: // Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit, Nobel prize winner // Established as a business unit 15 years ago // Surpassed 300 million tag milestone // We focus on passive tags and reader products sold through distributors and integrators // Active participant in standards bodies, ISO/IEC, ANSI, now EPC global // Awards for engineering, marketing and innovation...

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Department of Defense : Performance and Accountability Report, 2004

By: Paul D. Wolfowitz

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Message from the Deputy Secretary of Defense November 15, 2004 I am pleased to present the Department of Defense fiscal year 2004 Performance and Accountability Report. The Department has made significant progress in transforming America’s defense posture to enable decisive plans to address future security challenges. We have demonstrated our superior warfighting capabilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The price of democracy is not cheap. We see continual pressure...

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Guide to Federal Government Sales

Excerpt: November 2003; Dear Consumer: As the Federal Government’s principal manager of workspace, products, services, and solutions, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is proud to sponsor this Guide to Federal...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Syria : Polit...

By: Alfred B. Prados

Summary: This report focuses on Syria’s internal politics and the impact of hostilities in Iraq on Syria’s stability and U.S.-Syrian relations. It outlines the development of the regime currently headed by President Bashar al-Asad and its support base; describes potential challenges to the regime; examines the effect of the Iraq war on Syrian domestic politics and U.S.-Syrian relations; and reviews U.S. policy options toward Syria. It will be updated when significant cha...

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Ditt Prototyping Efforts Ee 1-Video Server Testbed

By: Defense Information Technology Testbed

Excerpt: DITT RIM Projects -- Multimedia Records, Video Server Testbed, EE-1 // Objective: // automate the collection of full motion video, real-time // augment the full motion video and all related components with metadata for search, retrieval and functional management // link all record components together // make available in an enterprise environment for authorized users // within 10 minutes of transmission // Use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) records for your test and evaluation...

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Business Planning Guide for Jail Industries

By: Richard R. Nedelkoff

Legal Reference Publication

Introduction: This guide is intended to help you write a business plan for a jail industry program. The planning process will help you clarify your thinking about important aspects of the program and will allow you to develop a plan for communicating why such a program exists and its potential benefits to inmates, jail programs, and the community. Worksheets are provided in the appendix, allowing you to literally fill in the blanks, respond to questions, and develop a bu...

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Airport Finance Past Funding Levels May Not Be Sufficient to Cover...

By: Gerald L. Dillingham

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We are pleased to be here today to discuss airport financing issues, which are particularly important as you prepare to reauthorize the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21 Century (AIR-21). Much has changed since the Congress enacted AIR-21 3 years ago. At that time, the focus was on reducing congestion and flight delays. Today, flights are being canceled for lack of business, two major air carriers are in bankruptcy, and attention has ...

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Management Team

Excerpt: Management Team...

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Survey of International Investment in Educational Technology Resea...

Excerpt: Advances in computers, communication, and other information technologies make it possible to significantly increase learning rates for a diverse population of people with widely varying backgrounds, learning styles, and interests. Educational policymakers have recognized this opportunity and invested heavily in implementation activities, yet what’s missing is a concomitant interest in research and developing effective applications. The Organization for Economic ...

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Uav Taical Control System (Tcs)

Excerpt: The advantages of a system that benefits from interoperability and commonality have been recognized since Congress directed DOD to consolidate divergent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs in 1988. Early efforts focused on the creation of a common control element operating within established standards and protocols, and interoperable with other UAV and battle management systems. The maturation of such a system was necessary to ensure the proper integration of...

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Inventory Management Greater Use of Best Practices Could Reduce Do...

By: David R. Warren

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We are pleased to be here to discuss the Department of Defense?s (DOD) use of innovative business practices to improve inventory management and the opportunities we see for further application of best practices to DOD?s operations. We have identified defense inventory management as 1 of our 25 high risk areas in the federal government because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, and abuse. Today, we will discuss DOD?s management of consumable items, which represe...

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Information Security Program Information Security Program Policy D...

By: Charles Havekost

Excerpt: Disclaimer: This document is for official use only and is intended for use by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including all of its Operating Divisions (OPDIV) and Staff Divisions (STAFFDIV). Throughout the HHS Information Security Program Policy the terminology, “the Department” or “Departmental” includes all HHS, OPDIV, and STAFFDIV personnel, contractors, and other authorized users. Therefore, the term “Departmental system” inc...

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