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Excerpt: Dear Mr. Aftergood: You appealed from the action of the Office of Professional Responsibility on your request for access to a copy of its report concerning the investigation of the Wen Ho Lee. With respect to the classified portions of the report, after considering your appeal, I have decided to affirm the OPR holding of that information because it is protected from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5 552 (b) (1) . I am, howeve...

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Appendix D : Surfer Training Materials

Excerpt: Background on the Study: Why Surf the Internet Instead of Florida During Spring Break? Privacy is one of the important factors that potentially threatens the growth of electronic commerce. A recent Business Week article reported that privacy was the number one reason why consumers who are not already online do not go online. Other surveys of Internet users have found that at one time or another, the majority decline to provide information requested by a web site...

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Small Arms Survey Stray Bullets: 5 the Impact of Small Arms Misuse...

By: William Godnick

Excerpt: About the Author: William (Bill) Godnick is Policy Advisor for Latin America for International Alert’s Security and Peace-building Programme and a PhD candidate in International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Bradford, where he is conducting research on the impact of voluntary weapons-collection programmes in post-conflict societies and societies in transition. In addition to contributing to the work of the Small Arms Survey, he advises Amne...

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Defense Trade Export Policy : Denmark

By: Copenhagen

Excerpt: This message responding to Reftel request has been cleared 2. Denmark maintains an open and competitive trade system with respect to defense procurement. Post is not aware of any evidence of preferential treatment toward domestic or third country defense firms.

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Probing the Structure of Matter

By: Richard A. Reichelt

Excerpt: The history of Los Alamos is intimately linked to machines. Machines of all types- from reactors to computers to lasers- have been indispensable in advancing scientific knowledge at the Laboratory. Among all of those machines, accelerators occupy a special position. During World War II accelerators provided vital information to scientists designing the first nuclear weapons, and after the war some of those machines were used as tools of basic scientific research...

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Small Arms and Tourism

Excerpt: Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and a leading source of revenue for many developing countries. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism is among the top five “exports” for 83% of countries and the top export for almost 40%. Tourism has one of the highest rates of job creation, both directly within the industry and in related areas. Tourism also helps bring in foreign currency, providing a more consistent source of income...

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The Honorable Duncan Hunter Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Pro...

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Excerpt: To determine trends in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) foreign sourcing, we analyzed DOD’s DD 350 data on prime contract awards, which were adjusted to reflect constant 1998 dollars, from fiscal year 1987 to 1997. We examined the amounts DOD purchased at the prime contractor level by country and by item. We performed a similar assessment of DOD’s data on foreign subcontract awards. However, we did not include a trend analysis of DOD’s foreign subcontract procu...

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Technical Data Cat VI

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Child Victimizers : Violent Offenders and Their Victims

By: Lawrence A. Greenfeld

Excerpt: This report was written by Lawrence A. Greenfeld of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Tracy Snell and Jodi Brown assisted with verification. Tom Hester and Yvonne Boston edited and produced the report. Marilyn Marbrook supervised publication. The author would like to express appreciation to Patrick A. Langan, Ph.D., Carol J. De- Frances, Ph.D., and Marianne Zawitz of BJS and to Jeffrey Slowikowski of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for ...

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Report by the Department of State Pursuant to Sec. 655 of the Fore...

Excerpt: Overview: This report covers defense articles and defense services licensed for export during Fiscal Year 2001 under Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. It is provided pursuant to Section 655 of the Foreign Assistance Act and, as required by that Section, the report shows the aggregate dollar value and quantity of defense articles and defense services authorized to each foreign country.

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Global Climate Change and International Security

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Excerpt: On September 25 and 26, 2003, the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Advanced Concepts Group, working with the SNL Energy, Information, and Infrastructure Surety Division convened a workshop to explore “The Implications of Global Climate Change for International Security.” Visiting Sandia were a dozen experts in international environmental policy, environmental security, and international security (see Appendix I). Joining this group were 16-20 Sandia technical ...

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By: Patricia Peyton

Summary: This final rule establishes the standard for a unique health identifier for health care providers for use in the health care system and announces the adoption of the National Provider Identifier (NPI) as that standard. It also establishes the implementation specifications for obtaining and using the standard unique health identifier for health care providers. The implementation specifications set the requirements that must be met by ‘‘covered entities’’: Health ...

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Memorandum from Peter Jessup of .The National Security Council Sta...

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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1993-2000

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Summary: This report is prepared annually to provide unclassified quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years. Some general data are provided on worldwide conventional arms transfers, but the principal focus is the level of arms transfers by major weapons suppliers to nations in the developing world.

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Excerpt: State Court Processing Statistics Every 2 years, as part of its State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics tracks a sample of felony cases filed during the month of May in 40 of the Nation’s 75 largest counties. The most recent SCPS study analyzed cases filed during May 1998.

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Energy Conservation Cuts Lack Economic and Security Rationale

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Excerpt: Transportation Conservation: The most damaging budget cuts in transportation energy conservation involve information programs. These programs have three purposes: 1) to enable consumers to make decisions in purchasing and using transportation services; 2) to collect or generate, via research, the information needed to enable rational government policy formulation; and 3) to provide the information base on which new transportation technologies will rest (i. e., t...

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Social Security

Excerpt: Este folheto fornece uma visao geral das características mais importantes dos programas de Seguridade Social, Renda Suplementar de Seguridade (SSI – Supplemental Security Income) e Medicare. Voce pode encontrar informacoes específicas sobre esses programas atraves do website Internet ou telefonando para o numero gratuito e solicitando outras publicacoes da Seguridade Social ou pedindo para falar com um representante da Seguridade Social.

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Taking the Scare Out of Auto Repair

Excerpt: The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle work and to identify vommon car problems is a good beginning.

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