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Biofutures

By: D. Nelson

Excerpt: The genomes of over 36 organisms (many of them simple unicellular prokaryotes) are now known. Among other applications, this information could be used to construct computer (in silicon) models of organisms. Indeed, efforts are already underway to model Mycoplasma genitalium (the smallest known genome of a free-living organism, with approximately 500 genes) by a set of coupled nonlinear rate equations for the concentrations of various structural proteins, enzymes...

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Opening Statement of Scott W. Muller

By: Scott W. Muller

Excerpt: Let me start, Mr. Chairman, by thanking you and the distinguished members of this Committee for giving me this opportunity to appear before you and make this introductory statement. I am honored that the President has nominated me to the position of General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. The privilege that I feel in being asked to serve is particularly great because this is an extremely challenging time for the Agency, the Intelligence Community, an...

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Written Testimony of Mg Robert A. Harding Usa (Retired), President...

By: Robert A. Harding

Excerpt: Chairman Goss, Congresswoman Harman, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before this committee. Like many Americans, I have been following the work of this committee and applaud you for your continued bipartisan and effective support of the intelligence community as well as your continued innovative approach and recommended solutions to the many seemingly intractable problems the community seniors face on a daily basis. This issue of diversity is clearly in t...

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Photo Opportunity Production of the Budget of the United States, F...

Excerpt: This photo opportunity is for shooting stock footage and photos only, in preparation for the release of President Bush’s budget on Monday, February 4. OMB officials will not be present. Copies of a Budget volume will be running on one of GPO’s binding lines. Arrive at Main Entrance, sign in and clear security. Escort to press room will be provided.

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Fy 04 Authorized Defense Services under Section 38 Aeca

Excerpt: The percentage breakdown between the export to military/law enforcement and private individuals for semi-automatic assault weapons (illegal to possess in US) reference above as follows...

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Neutrinos in Cosmology and Astrophysics

By: Edward W. Kolb

Excerpt: It has been over 15 years since Penzias and Wilson discovered the 3 K microwave background radiation. Interpretation of this background as a remnant of the hot Big Bang is the cornerstone of modern theories of the beginning, the present, and the future evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe. Despite the appearance of the clear night sky as viewed from the mountains of northern New Mexico, most of the photons in the universe do not originate in st...

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The Open Government Act of 2005 Testimony before Senate Judiciary ...

By: Mark Tapscott

Excerpt: My name is Mark Tapscott. I am director of the center for media and public policy at the heritage foundation. The views i express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of the heritage foundation. I appreciate very much the opportunity to testify on the open government act of 2005. Among secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld’s lesser known marks of distinction in his public service career is the important r...

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Tank Components and Spare Parts

Excerpt: Tank Components & Spare Parts...

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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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Mediating Citizen Complaints against Police Officers : A Guide for...

By: Samuel Walker, Charles Simeon

Excerpt: This report was supported by Grant 1999–CK–WX–1016 from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Points of view or opinions contained in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. We thank the COPS Office for providing the funding to conduct this research project. In particular, we thank former Director Tom Frazier...

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Fy 98 Authorizations under Section 38 Aeca

Excerpt: FY 98 Authorizations Under Section 38 AECA...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web the National ...

By: Dana A. Shea

Summary: The construction of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), with an estimated construction cost of $128 million, will be the first Department of Homeland Security laboratory specifically focused on biodefense. Its programmatic contents and component organization are unclear, as conflicting information has been provided during each of the past three budget cycles. Congressional oversight of programs, especially those performed in fede...

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Strange Attractors and Number Theory

By: Paul R. Stein

Excerpt: First met Stan Ulam during the war, when I was at Los Alamos as a GI, working in Hans Bethe’s Theoretical Division. Our friendship was social rather than Ulamian professional, for at that time I had little to contribute. I returned to Los Alamos in 1950 and was immediately caught up in the weapons program, spending much of POTPOURRI my time in the East helping to run problems on computers in Washington, Philadelphia, and Aberdeen. What time remained was spent in...

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Foreign Military Sales Improved Navy Controls Could Prevent Unauth...

By: William M. Solis

Excerpt: From 1993 through 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) delivered over $150 billion worth of services and defense articles- including classified and controlled cryptographic spare parts to foreign countries through foreign military sales programs administered by the military services. Some sales occurred under blanket orders, which are cases that specify a specific dollar value rather than specific items. They are designed to simplify supply actions on certain c...

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National Guard Bureau (Ngb) Pacific Air Forces (Pacaf) Flying Oper...

Excerpt: This instruction implements AFPD 11-4, Aviation Service. With its complementary Chapter 8, Local Operating Procedures, this instruction prescribes standard operational and weapons employment procedures to be used by all tactical pilots operating USAF F-16 aircraft. USAFAWC and USAFWTC aircraft may deviate from the contents of this instruction as outlined in individually approved test plans required for Follow On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) purposes. File a copy ...

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Should Fas Issue a Statement on Vietnam

Excerpt: For more than two years, Vietnam has been the number one problem for Americans. To many members of FAS it has seemed to overshadow everything with which FAS has been concerned in the past. Whether or not FAS should address itself to this subject was first discussed at the Council meeting in April 1965. About half of the Council members advocated making a statement while the other half felt that the subject was not appropriate for the Federation. Finally, a state...

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The U.N. Law of the Sea Convention and the United States: Developm...

By: Marjorie Ann Browne

Introduction: On February 25, 2004, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, by a vote of 19 to 0, recommended that the Senate give its advice and consent to U.S. accession to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and ratification of the 1994 Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the U.N. Convention (S. Ex. Rpt. 108-10, March 11, 2004). The resolution of advice and consent included declarations to be made under Articles 287 and 298 o...

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

By: Andrew M. Sessler

Excerpt: Text of the Joint Statement released by FA S and CSS on May 13, 1988. The proposal which we put forward on behalf of our organizations (after two joint workshops) to ban nuclear power in Earth orbit grows out of our efforts to prevent both the five contamination of the Earth’s surface and the extension of the arms race into space. In particular, this agreement would prevent the use of reactors in Earth orbit by either side for any purpose- whether offensive or d...

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United States District Court for the District of Columbia

By: Colleen Kollar Kotelly

Introduction: The Court is presented with a dispute over the relationship between an executive order issued by the President of the United States and a statute passed by Congress. In particular, the Court is asked to determine whether the President has overstepped the limitations on his power by issuing an executive order that alters the terms of a statute. Plaintiffs, research organizations, individual researchers, and a public interest organization, all seek access to ...

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Human-Computer Interaction

By: Ephraim Glinert

Introduction: The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) program will play a leading role in the creation of tomorrow's exciting new user interface software and technology, by supporting the broad spectrum of fundamental research that will ultimately transform...

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