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Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web High Performance ...

By: Glenn J. Mcloughlin

Summary: Congress has a strong interest in export control policy and technologies that may have both commercial and military applications outside of the United States. Through its constitutionally delegated authority to regulate foreign commerce, it has the authority to control exports for national security or foreign policy purposes. The 107th Congress is closely examining issues of national export control policy, including reauthorization of the Export Administration A...

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Public Affairs Guidance (Pag) on Embedding Media during Possible F...

Excerpt: References: Ref. A. Secdef Msg, DTG 172200z Jan 03, Subj: Public Affairs Guidance (PAG) For Movement Of Forces Into The Centcom or For Possible Future Operations.

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Eleventh Amendment Suits against States Contents

Excerpt: Purpose and Early Interpretation: Eleventh Amendment jurisprudence has become over the years esoteric and abstruse and the decisions inconsistent. At the same time, it is a vital element of federal jurisdiction that ‘‘go[es] to the very heart of [the] federal system and affect[s] the allocation of power between the United States and the several states.’’ 1 Because of the centrality of the Amendment at the intersection of federal judicial power and the accountabi...

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Security Assistance Shooting Incident in East Timor, Indonesia

By: Joseph E. Kelley

Excerpt: The island of Timor was first colonized by the Portuguese in the late 16th century and was later divided into Dutch West Timor and Portuguese East Timor in 1964. Although Indonesia’s 13,999 islands, including Dutch West Timor, declared their independence from the Dutch in 1946, the Portuguese did not relinquish control over East Timor until 1976. Fearing that East Timor would fall to communism, Indonesia invaded it in 1976 and annexed it as a province in 1976. T...

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Faq's for Leadership Proposals

Excerpt: I am a little unsure about the difference between the Leadership and the Institutional Transformation Awards. Could you give me some clarification? A. The Institutional Transformation awards require cost sharing, evaluation mechanisms, and negotiation with NSF. The expectation is that institutions receiving these awards will initiate and sustain organizational change. These are likely to be large, complex efforts. The Leadership awards are probably most appropri...

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Technical Data Cat XI

Excerpt: Technical Data Cat XI...

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Report on the Meeting of Experts on Digital Preservation

Excerpt: Introduction and Purpose of the Meeting: On Friday, March 12, 2004, Judith C. Russell, Managing Director for Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office (GPO) convened a meeting of experts on digitization and digital preservation at the GPO in Washington, D.C. .

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Los Alamos Science

By: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Excerpt: Los Alamos Science wishes to thank the following people for Martinez, Elizabelle Martinez, Harold Martinez, Suzie their contributions to this historical issue: Ira Agins, John Martinez, Pat Metropolis, Hank Motz, Barbara Mulkin, Eulalia Allred, Dan Baca, Tom Bauman, Richard Boudrie, James Newton, Nancy O’Hair, Richard Ray, Tony Rivera, Richard Bradbury, Karl Braithwaite, Dan Butler, Joanne Claybrook, Robinson, Bill Jack Rodgers, Clara Salazar, Diane Sandoval, Do...

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Protective Equip Component Parts

Excerpt: Protective Equip Component Parts...

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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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Interaction of Strategic Defenses with Crisis Stability Part 11

Excerpt: Stability indices produce a picture of the transition from offensive to defensive deterrence. Now, fixed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) act as a sink; submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) carry the brunt of retaliation; and aircraft add little. START would shift towards aircraft. Moderate defenses could suppress SLBMs, but would not protect a significant number of ICBMs. Retaliation would shift to aircraft, if protected and penetrating. Com...

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Juvenile Felony Defendants in Criminal Courts

By: Kevin J. Strom

Excerpt: In the Nation's 75 largest counties, juveniles handled as adults in criminal courts represented about 1% of all felony defendants. State statutes define which persons are under the original jurisdiction of the juvenile court system. In 1994, 39 States and the District of Columbia defined the upper age limit of juvenile court jurisdiction at age 17. The remaining 11 States set the upper age limit below age 17. Three States (Connecticut, New York, and North Caroli...

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Counter-Terrorism in the Netherlands

By: E. S. M. Akerboom

Excerpt: The terrorist threat to the Netherlands is largely intertwined with the international threat. If, for example, terrorists are focusing on American or Israeli targets, these targets are also in danger in the Netherlands. The threat emanating from Islamist terrorism in this respect is still very real and relevant to the present situation. We can conclude that, while in the 1980s the Netherlands was faced with just a limited threat from abroad, this threat has now ...

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French Policy on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Us...

Excerpt: By participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement since its inception, France wished to further contribute to enhancing regional and international security and stability. France has effectively been involved for a long time in action aimed at forestalling regional instability and supporting arms control efforts, yet without prejudice to its sovereignty and security or that of its allies, nor to its cooperation commitments. French policy on arms exports is thus the p...

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National Science Foundation Office of Programs September 1998

Excerpt: Photochemical and optical properties of antarctic waters in response to changing ultraviolet- B radiation. Kenneth Mopper, Washington State University, and David Kieber, State University of New York. The decrease in stratospheric ozone over the Antarctic results in an increase in the ultraviolet-B (UV-B) flux in the euphotic zone. The increase leads to cellular damage to aquatic organisms, as documented by photoinhibition and decreased productivity. Cellular dam...

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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

By: Patrick A. Langan

Excerpt: Trends in felony sentencing in the United States From 1988 to 1992 the volume of felony convictions rose 34%. The greatest increases in the number of convictions were for aggravated assault (up 57%) and drug trafficking (up 53%). The number of convictions for murder, rape, and robbery each rose about 39% (page 2)...

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University-Industry Cooperative Research Programs in the Mathemati...

By: Lloyd E. Douglas

Introduction: A major objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to improve the nation's capacity for intellectual and economic growth. It does this by supporting the discovery of new knowledge and the enhancement of a skilled workforce. NSF must rely on industry to help shape the research and educational agenda, to outline the technical challenges and to assist in the support of academic institutions. By serving as a catalyst for university-industry partnersh...

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Perimeter Radiation Monitors

By: P. E. Feblau

Excerpt: Perimeter radiation monitors are located at the periphery of nuclear-material and radioactive-contamination control areas to detect accidental or covert removal of radioactive materials. Two types of perimeter monitors are in use today contamination monitors and nuclear-material monitors. Contamination monitors detect contamination on the surface of a person or an object where the radiation comes from an extended area viewed without intervening absorbers. Nuclea...

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Pistols and Revolvers Spare Parts

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Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 2000

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

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