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Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate

By: Kevin D. Donaldson

Background: On the morning of April 20,2001, a Peruvian Air Force A-37 fighter engaged in counter-drug operations over northeastern Peru fired on and disabled a suspected drug trafficking aircraft. The single engine float plane actually was owned and operated by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism and was carrying missionaries returning to their homes in Iquitos, Peru. One of the missionaries, Veronica Bowers, and her infant daughter Charity were killed by t...

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My Medicines

Excerpt: About 30% to 50% of those who use medicines do not use them as directed. This causes more doctor visits, hospital stays, lost wages and changed prescriptions. All this costs Americans as much as $76.6 billion each year.

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Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1999

By: Jan M. Chaiken

Excerpt: The number of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys increased by 2% between 1998 and 1999, from 115,692 to 117,994; between 1990 and 1999, the number of investigations increased by 17%. About three quarters of those for which the investigation was concluded were prosecuted - either before a U.S. district court judge (60%) or before a U.S. magistrate (13%) -- and 27% of those investigated were not prosecuted by U.S. attorneys.

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

By: Carl Kaysen

Excerpt: Any device that contains a microprocessor or a microcontroller dependent on a timing sequence may encounter Y2K problems, as may a variety of software systems. Microcontrollers, which are pervasive in things like stop lights and automatic door locks, are microchips that control events by executing a series of instructions. Microprocessors, found in computers, communications equipment, building security systems, elevators, cash registers, and medical equipment, a...

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National Science Foundation Fy 2003 Performance and Accountability...

By: Rita R. Colwell

Excerpt: I am pleased to present the National Science Foundation’s Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2003. This report summarizes the Foundation’s programmatic achievements, core business priorities and accomplishments as well as its financial status of the past year. For more than 50 years, NSF has invested in a wide range of research and education programs in fundamental science and engineering. These investments have generated discoveries and advances in sc...

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Quarterly Federal Court Litigation Status Report

By: Michael D. Bergman

Excerpt: Includes all cases in which appellate proceedings have taken place during the reporting period or are pending; these cases are not counted in the District Court column, even if such proceedings are going on simultaneously.

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Insites Magazine

By: Deborah J. Daniels

Excerpt: This letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels, set forth the themes of the Weed and Seed Law Enforcement Coordination Workshop that was held June 18–19, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dear Weed and Seed Coordinator: As you know, Weed and Seed is essentially a coordination strategy. I am writing to tell you about a new initiative that should be well coordinated with your Weed and Seed strategy. Under the leadership of President Bush, the ...

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Representatives and Appearances

By: John Ashcroft

Summary: The OCC, OTS, Board, FDIC, NCUA, FTC, CFTC, and SEC (the Agencies) are requesting comment on whether the Agencies should consider amending the regulations that implement sections 502 and 503 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) to allow or require financial institutions to provide alternative types of privacy notices, such as a short privacy notice, that would be easier for consumers to understand.

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Aec Releases Oppenheimer Transcript

By: M. Stanley Livingston
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Sheriffs’ Departments 1997

By: Andrew L. Goldberg

Excerpt: Debra Cohen, Joseph B. Kuhns III, Tammy Rinehart, Karin Schmerler, and Meg Townsend of the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) developed the community policing content of the 1997 LEMAS questionnaire.

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Oig Report Number 03-2014 Audit of International Geosphere-Biosphe...

By: Deborah H. Cureton

Excerpt: Attached is the final report on our audit of the International Geophere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). Generally, the report concludes that NSF procedures for managing and monitoring the IGBP grants needed improvement to ensure compliance with applicable federal regulations and award terms and conditions. Based on NSF and IGBP comments, we have revised one of the four audit findings. Accordingly, we have deleted one audit recommendation and revised other recommenda...

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Dsca-Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 02

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 02...

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Nuclear Weapon Capability

Excerpt: India possesses the components to deploy a small number of nuclear weapons within a few days and has produced enough weapons-grade plutonium to produce between 50 and 90 nuclear weapons. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that India has approximately 30–35 warheads. India is thought to have produced between 225 and 370 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium and a smaller, but unknown, amount of weapons-grade uranium. Yet three years after India’s “Sha...

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Review Sf U.S. Government International Broadcasting Activities

By: R. Soubers

Excerpt: In light of the dramatic political, economic and social changes in the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, I am directing that a National Security Review be undertaken of the international broadcasting activities of the United States Government. The review will be chaired by the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Senior Director for International Programs, and should be completed by May 31, 1990.

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I Again Thank You and Other Members of the Senate Select Committee...

By: Lowell E. Jacoby

Excerpt: Dear Mr. Chairman: I again thank you and other members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for allowing me the opportunity to appear before your committee and address the many challenges to our national Security.

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Semiannual Report to the Congress September 2002

Excerpt: The FY 2001 Management Letter Report discusses in detail the internal control findings referred to during the FY 2001 financial statement audit, including the reportable condition regarding post-award grant and asset management identified in the FY 2001 Independent Auditor’s Report. The report also describes the need for NSF to improve its cost accounting and performance measurement systems in order to better assess the effectiveness and efficiency of NSF’s oper...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web House Select ...

By: Judy Schneider

Background: On March 17, 2005, President Bush forwarded to the Senate the nomination of Ambassador John Negroponte to fill the position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) established by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458; hereafter, the Intelligence Reform Act). There has been considerable media speculation as to whether the new DNI will have the authority necessary to effectively manage the Intelligence Community, which ha...

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National Symposium on Alcohol Abuse and Crime: Recommendations to ...

By: Leslie Acoca

Excerpt: Part I: Overview: The National Symposium on Alcohol Abuse and Crime In the fall of 1997, Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson convened a federal interagency working group to plan a National Symposium on Alcohol Abuse and Crime. In the Assistant Attorney General’s words, the symposium would “...reinforce what we all know and want to focus on--that the links between alcohol abuse and crime and what to do about this problem are of critical importance to the h...

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Dsca-Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 02

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 02...

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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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