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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Federalism, S...

By: Kenneth R. Thomas

Summary: The ratification of the Constitution, to a significant extent, defined the lines of authority between the state and federal governments. Over recent years, the Supreme Court has decided a number of cases which address this historical relationship. This report discusses state and federal legislative power generally and focuses on a number of these “federalism” cases. Issues addressed include congressional power under the Commerce Clause and the Fourteenth Amendme...

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Bruce James Issued the Following Statement in Reaction to the Canc...

By: Veronica Meter

Excerpt: “Last year, the Government Printing Office began transforming into a 21st century digital information processing facility. The GPO successfully carried out a broad reorganization, reduced employment by ten percent through a voluntary retirement incentive program and closed its failing retail bookstores. These and other cost-saving efforts are restoring the GPO to a positive financial footing. Today, GPO is a more efficient agency because of it. Continued transfo...

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National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Va 22...

By: Herman B. Zimmerman

Excerpt: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) announces an extension of our nationwide search to fill the position of Head, Research Grants Section. The new deadline for applications is September 1, 2004. We are in the process of reorganizing the Division of Earth Sciences. EAR will now be structured in two Sections: Surface Earth Processes Section and Deep Earth Processes Section. The Surface Earth Processes Section will support research on processes occurring at or nea...

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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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The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation

By: Joy Frechtling

Excerpt: The Handbook discusses quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, suggesting ways in which they can be used as complements in an evaluation strategy. As a result of reading this Handbook, it is expected that program managers will increase their understanding of the evaluation process and NSF’s requirements for evaluation, as well as gain knowledge that will help them to communicate with evaluators and manage the actual evaluation...

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Advanced Speed Integrated Circuits

Excerpt: Advanced Speed Integrated Circuits...

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Victim-Oriented Multidisciplinary Responses to Statutory Rape Trai...

By: Janet Reno

Excerpt: Statutory rape laws are meant to protect our Nation’s young people. When these laws are broken, victimized young people should feel confident that our legal system will punish the offenders. If the laws are inadequate or poorly enforced, we must provide improved or new laws and a legal system that enforces them. A recent American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law study, funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, reported many problems associat...

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

Excerpt: For Offical Use Only DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 99...

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The Lifting of the Eu Arms Embargo on China

By: Richard F. Grimmett

Excerpt: Arms embargoes fall within the sanctions or restrictive measures imposed by the European Union against third countries. In general, EU embargoes are either adopted to implement UN Security Council resolutions acting under Chapter VII, or are “autonomous.” In the latter case, embargoes are legally founded in a specific provision of the treaties establishing the European Union. EU members have full jurisdiction to decide on imposing arms trade restrictions. Prior ...

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

Excerpt: For Offical Use Only DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 99...

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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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Emerging Models and Technologies for Computation (Emt)

By: Mitra Basu

Introduction: This cluster seeks to advance the fundamental capabilities of computer and information sciences and engineering by incorporating insights from areas such as biological systems, quantum phenomena, nanoscale science and engineering, and other novel computing concepts. To bring fundamental changes to software, hardware and architectural design aspects of future computational models, collaborations among computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, biologist...

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Understanding Contemporary Law Enforcement Intelligence: Concept a...

Excerpt: In the purest sense, intelligence is the product of an analytic process that evaluates information collected from diverse sources, integrates the relevant information into a cohesive package, and produces a conclusion or estimate about a criminal phenomenon by using the scientific approach to problem solving (i.e., analysis). Intelligence, therefore, is a synergistic product intended to provide meaningful and trustworthy direction to law enforcement decision mak...

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A Comprehensive Review of the Classification System

By: Jimmy Carter

Excerpt:In order to provide for greater open government while at the same time effectively protecting sensitive national security information, I direct that a new Executive Order be prepared to 'replace Executive Order 11652. This new order should establish the government ' s policies with respect to the classification, protection and declassification of national security information and material.

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Pakistan-U.S. Relations

By: K. Alan Kronstadt

Summary: A stable, democratic, economically thriving Pakistan is vital to U.S. interests in Asia. Key U.S. concerns regarding Pakistan include regional terrorism; weapons proliferation; the ongoing Kashmir problem and Pakistan-India tensions; human rights protection; and economic development. A U.S.-Pakistan relationship marked by periods of both cooperation and discord was transformed by the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and the ensuing enlistmen...

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Dsca Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 2003

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 2003...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Creating a Na...

By: Eric A. Fischer

Summary: Even before the terrorist attacks of September 2001, concerns had been rising among security experts about the vulnerabilities to attack of computer systems and associated infrastructure. Yet, despite increasing attention from federal and state governments and international organizations, the defense against attacks on these systems has appeared to be generally fragmented and varying widely in effectiveness. Concerns have grown that what is needed is a national ...

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United States Government International Broadcast

Excerpt: This directive establishes national policy, guidelines, and implementing actions for United States Government international broadcasting. It is based on National Security Review 24, which I directed on March 28, 1990, to be done in light of dramatlc political, economic and social changes in the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. NSDD-77 is superseded. Pertinent parts of NSDD-45 shall remain active.% In a period of historic change, a global U.S. Governm...

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Specification for Developer, Lacquer

Excerpt: General Requirements: The lacquer developer must be compatible of ruse on all offset precoated additive plates purchased by GPO. The additive plates have a diazo type of coating which after exposure are capable of being manually or mechanically processed. In addition, the speed of the coating and its thickness is such that the plates are used for projection work as well as conventional vacuum framework. An important a characteristic of the lacquer developer is t...

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American Indians and Crime

By: Raymond C. Fisher

Foreword: This report represents a compilation and new analysis of data on the effects and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. The report uses data from a wide variety of sources, including statistical series maintained by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the FBI, and the Bureau of the Census. Data are reported from American Indian crime victims on how they were affected by the victimization and about who victimized them. The report also includes...

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