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Statement on Request to Withdraw Usgs Source-Water Cd-Rom from Dep...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: The following is a statement of the facts regarding the October 2001 request by the Superintendent of Documents to certain Federal depository libraries to withdraw from public circulation and destroy their depository copies of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) CD-ROM providing information on water resources: // By letter dated October 12, 2001, Superintendent of Documents Francis J. Buckley, Jr. requested Federal depository libraries to withdraw and destroy their ...

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National Correctional Population Reaches New High Grows by 126,400...

Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – The nation’s combined federal, state and local adult correctional population reached a new high of almost 6.5 million men and women in 2000, having grown by 126,400 men and women during the year, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today. The total represented 3. percent of the country’s total adult population, or 1 in every 32 adults.

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Homeland Defense Dod Needs to Assess the Structure of U. S. Forces...

By: Raymond J. Decker

Excerpt: DOD’s military and nonmilitary missions differ in terms of roles, duration, acceptance, and capabilities normally employed. The threat of terrorism has altered some military operations. For example, as of September 11, 2001, the North American Aerospace Defense Command orders combat air patrols over U.S. cities to prevent terrorist attacks. The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the direct use of federal military troops in domestic civilian law enforcement, exce...

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Navy Training System Plan for the Ep-3E Joint Signal Intelligence ...

Preface: This Initial Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) is an early look at the EP-3E Joint Signal Intelligence Avionics Family (JSAF) Modernization program. This is the first iteration of the NTSP for the JSAF Modernization (JMOD) program. This document explores the various employment and support alternatives currently under consideration. Since it is the first NTSP and still relatively early in the acquisition process, some definitive data was unavailable for inclusion ...

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Foreword

By: Dan Rostenkowski

Excerpt: July 24, 1989, the Committee on Ways and 0 Means celebrates its bicentennial. The Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the Congress. Its history is a large part of our nation’s history. The responsibilities vested in the committee have placed it at the center of some of the most critical legislative decisions faced by the Congress.

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Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

By: Emma Chanlett Avery

Summary: U.S.-Thailand relations are of interest to Congress because of Thailand’s status as a long-time military ally with ongoing relevance to U.S. logistical operations in Iraq, a key country in the war against terrorism in Southeast Asia, and a significant trade and economic partner. A proposed U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA), currently being negotiated, would require implementing legislation to take effect.

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State Prevention System Structure and Organization

Excerpt: Structure and Organization: The Division on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (DADA) of the Office of Behavioral Health Services is the lead agency combating alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse in West Virginia. The Office of Behavioral Health Services is located within the Bureau for Community Support of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. DADA is designated as West Virginia’s Single State Agency for the receipt of Substance Abuse Prev...

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Budget of the United States Government

Excerpt: On February 28, 2001, I submitted A Blueprint for New Beginnings, which provided the Congress with my budget plan to fund America’s important priorities, reduce the debt by a historic amount, and provide fair and responsible tax relief for the American people. Today I am sending to the Congress more details on my proposed budget. A budget is much more than a collection of numbers. A budget is a reflection of a nation’s priorities, its needs, and its promise. Thi...

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Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, And Missile Proliferation Sanctions...

By: Dianne E. Rennack

Summary: The use of economic sanctions to stem weapons proliferation acquired a new dimension in the 1990s. While earlier legislation required the cutoff of foreign aid to countries engaged in specified nuclear proliferation activities and mentioned other sanctions as a possible mechanism for bringing countries into compliance with goals of treaties or international agreements, it was not until 1990 that Congress enacted explicit guidelines for trade sanctions related to...

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Dominican Republic Aircraft Spare Parts Miscellaneous

Excerpt: Dominican Republic Aircraft Spare Parts Miscellaneous...

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Protecting Sensitive Compartmented Information: Information System...

Excerpt: Purpose and Content: This manual provides uniform policy guidance and requirements for ensuring adequate protection of certain categories of intelligence information (hereinafter intelligence information) that is stored or processed on an information system (IS). For purposes of this manual, intelligence information refers to Sensitive Compartmented Information and special access programs for intelligence under the purview of the DCI. An information system is de...

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Canadian Itar Exemption

Excerpt: Is it true that the U.S. and Canada are now moving to restore the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) exemption for Canada? Yes, both countries are fulfilling the mutual commitment reached last June on reinstating almost all of the U.S. international Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) exemption for Canada as it existed prior to April 1999 (only to registered persons), as well as extending the exemption to certain new categories.

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Report on Cost Estimates for Security Classification Activities fo...

Excerpt: Background And Methodology: As part of its responsibilities to oversee agency actions to ensure compliance with Executive Order 12958, as amended, “Classified National Security Information,” and Executive Order 12829, as amended, “National Industrial Security Program,” the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) annually reports to the President on the estimated costs associated with the implementation of these Orders. This marks the tenth year of reporting...

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High Quality Xerographic Copier, Laser Printer

Excerpt: Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not exclusively definitive of the end use. For producing camera ready copy; use in laser printers and high speed xerographic equipment as specified...

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United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

By: Jose Padilla

Excerpt: Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, and Jose Padilla, by his next friend Donna R. Newman, Esq., cross-appeal on questions certified by the District Court for the Southern District of New York (Mukasey, C.J.) arising from a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed on behalf of Padilla challenging his detention as an enemy combatant.

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Foreign Assistance Implementing Disaster Recovery Assistance in La...

By: Jess T. Ford

Excerpt: I am pleased to be here today to discuss our work on the U.S. government’s disaster recovery and reconstruction program for hurricane-affected countries. In the fall of 1998, Hurricanes Mitch and Georges struck Central America and the Caribbean. The storms left thousands dead and many more homeless; damages were estimated at more than $10 billion. The international donor community pledged $9 billion to assist in the recovery and reconstruction of Mitch-affected ...

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Emergence of the Escort Carriers

By: Scot Macdonald

Excerpt: Toward the end of World War I, Great Britain experimented in converting light cruisers to airplane carriers- notably in HMS Cavendish of 32 knots and about 10,000 tons displacement. But with the signing of the Armistice, the project was abandoned. Despite this, it was a subject of interest in the following years. In 1925, the General Board seriously considered the conversion of cruiser hulls to aircraft carriers. Although treaty limitations restricted the buildi...

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State Court Prosecutors in Small Districts, 2001

By: Carol J. Defrances, Ph. D.

Excerpt: In 2001 across the Nation an estimated 9 in 10 prosecutors' offices served a district with a population of less than 250,000. These 2,113 prosecutors' offices represented almost 40% of the Nation's population. Three-quarters or 1,581 of these offices had a full-time chief prosecutor. Results from the National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) indicate that these offices with a fulltime chief prosecutor closed over 893,000 felony cases and had combined budgets totaling...

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Europe and Eurasia

Excerpt: U.S. assistance to Albania supports market-based economic reform, strengthens civil society and promotes democracy, enhances Albania's territorial integrity and security, contributes to regional stability (especially in Macedonia and Kosovo), and helps relieve human suffering. Albania's pivotal role in assuring regional stability in Southeastern Europe requires the continued engagement and support of the United States. In collaboration with our European partners...

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Homeland Security : Protecting Airliners from Terrorist Missiles

By: Christopher Bolkcom

Introduction: Shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), also known as MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems), developed in the late 1950s to provide military ground forces protection from enemy aircraft, are receiving a great deal of attention as potential terrorist weapons. These missiles, affordable and widely available through a variety of sources, have been used successfully over the past three decades both in military conflicts as well as by terrorist organizations.

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