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Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 01

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 2000...

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Export Controls Issues to Consider in Authorizing a New Export Adm...

By: Joseph A. Christoff

Excerpt: A new Export Administration Act will need to balance stakeholder interests, assess the national security risks presented by end users, and balance the needs of exporters with foreign policy and national security interests. Both bills seek to balance these interests by involving the departments of Commerce, Defense, and State. In some cases, however, the lack of clear provisions raises questions about the balance of U.S. foreign policy and national security inter...

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Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web the Export Admini...

By: Ian F. Fergusson

Summary: The 108th Congress may consider legislation to rewrite or to reauthorize the Export Administration Act (EAA). H.R. 55 was introduced on January 7, 2003. Through the EAA, Congress delegates to the executive branch its express constitutional authority to regulate foreign commerce. The EAA provides the statutory authority for export controls on sensitive dual-use goods and technologies: items that have both civilian and military applications, including those items ...

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Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Notic...

By: J. Wade Bryant

Summary: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at City-County Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). Dates: Comments must be received on or before November 26, 2004.

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Base Realignm...

By: Aaron M. Flynn

Introduction: The nation’s military installations have gone through several rounds of base realignments and closures (BRAC), the process by which excess military facilities are identified and, as necessary, transferred to other federal agencies or disposed of, placing ownership in non-federal entities. Since the enactment of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, transfer or disposal of former military installations has been governed by relatively consiste...

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Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate

By: Pat Roberts

Excerpt: The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at 2:40 p.m., in room SH–216, Hart Senate Office Building, Hon. Pat Roberts (chairman of the committee), presiding. Committee Members Present: Senators Roberts, DeWine, Warner, Rockefeller, Levin, and Wyden. Chairman Roberts. The Committee will come to order. Senator Rockefeller should be here in the very near future. This afternoon the Committee considers the nomination of Lieutenant General Frank Libutti to serve as our n...

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Aircraft and Associated Equipment

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Unification of Nature's Fundamental Forces

By: Geoffrey B. West

Excerpt: It is a well-known, and much overworked, adage that the group of scientists brought to Los Alamos to work on the Manhattan Project constituted the greatest assemblage of scientific talent ever put together. Many of those scientists had made (or in some cases were destined to make) highly significant contributions to the development of our understanding of the basic laws of physics. They had grappled with deep questions concerning the consequences of quantum mech...

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Twelfth Amendment Election of President

Excerpt: Election Of President: The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice- President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice- President...

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Organization of American States: A Primer

By: Clare M. Ribando

Excerpt: The Organization of American States (OAS) is the oldest regional organization in the world. The OAS evolved from a series of Inter-American conferences that began in the 1820s and led to the creation of its predecessor, the Pan American Union, in 1910. In 1948, following hemispheric cooperation during World War II, the Charter of the Organization of American States was signed in Bogota, Colombia by the United States and 20 Latin American nations.

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Fas Public Interest Report Journal of the Federation of American S...

By: Carl Kaysen

Excerpt: June 30 concluded our council elections for 1996. We are pleased to welcome Bms Weston, Morton Halperin, and Steve Fetter to our council. Gerald Holton and Neff will leave our council, with the end of their term, but hopefully will remain active in FAS activities. Robert Adams will also leave the Council to become new Vice Chairman, replacing Cal Kaysen who will succeed Robert Solow as Chairman of FAS. FAS continues to develop web presence. Our site is an excell...

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For Official Use Only Dsca- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Delive...

Excerpt: For Offical Use Only DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 98...

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U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy and the 9/11 Commission Report

By: Raphael F. Perl

Introduction: Central to a global strategy for combating terrorism is defining the threat and understanding who the enemy is. “Terrorism” as a generic concept is too vague and amorphous to design a strategy against. Moreover, terrorism, though often perceived as a threat, is perhaps better characterized as a tactic or a process. An important point made by the 9/11 Commission is that the strategic threat faced by the United States and its allies is from an enemy consistin...

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Office of the Assistant Director Biological Sciences

By: Mary E. Clutter

Excerpt: Dear Colleague: In order to provide better FastLane customer support and facilitate the timely handling of proposals, we are announcing a change in the target dates for a number of the programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). Currently the target dates for submission of unsolicited proposals to the Divisions of Environmental Biology, Integrative Biology & Neuroscience and Molecular & Cellular Biosciences are January 10 and July 10. Beginning Ja...

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Scientific Computing Research Environments for the Mathematical Sc...

By: Ken Shaw

Excerpt: The Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation plans a limited number of grants for the support of computing environments for research in the mathematical sciences. This solicitation provides guidance for the preparation of eligible proposals. Who may submit: Proposals may be submitted by U.S. educational institutions with ongoing research programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. Proposals involving inter-institution...

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Russian Capital Flight, Economic Reforms, And U.S. Interests: An A...

By: William H. Cooper

Excerpt: Capital flight is an abnormal flow of funds whose holder seeks safe havens from financial uncertainty and taxation or seeks to launder proceeds from illegal activities. Russian capital flight is a longstanding problem with very negative influences and consequences for the Russian economy. It deprives the Russian economy of critical financial resources that could be used for investment, tax revenues, and restructuring pensions and other social security programs.

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The Silence of the Labs

By: Don J. Deyoung

Excerpt: Overview: Something important to the Nation’s defense has vanished, yet the top Pentagon brass never noticed. Not the stuff of headlines, this loss would not arouse public concern, especially during these times of terrorist massacres, anthrax attacks, corporate scandal, and war. Nevertheless, like the miner’s canary that is first to die with the rush of an ill wind, this loss is a warning. In the span of 18 months, the Department of Defense (DOD) lost a key part...

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Sonar Systems (An/Aqs Series)

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Air Cargo Sec...

By: Bartholomew Elias

Summary: The air cargo system is a complex, multi-faceted network that handles a vast amount of freight, packages, and mail carried aboard passenger and all-cargo aircraft. The air cargo system is vulnerable to several security threats including: potential plots to place explosives aboard aircraft; illegal shipments of hazardous materials; criminal activities such as smuggling and theft; and potential hijackings and sabotage by persons with access to aircraft. While it i...

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Based on Recent Discoveries in Science and Advances in Engineering...

By: Reed J. Jensen

Excerpt: Since the advent of lasers, these unique sources of highly intense and nearly monochromatic radiation have been proposed as tools to induce or catalyze chemical reactions. Of all the reactions investigated, laser isotope separation has received the most attention worldwide and may be the fust major commercial application of lasers to chemistry. Laser isotope separation was first demonstrated nearly a decade ago for boron and to date has been applied on a laborat...

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