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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2004
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Homeland Security: The Presidential Coordination Office

Homeland Security: The Presidential Coordination Office

Date: March 30, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Homeland Security: The Presidential Coordination Office

Homeland Security: The Presidential Coordination Office

Date: February 4, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Appropriations for FY2005: Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations for FY2005: Interior and Related Agencies

Date: December 6, 2004
Creator: Vincent, Carol H. & Boren, Susan
Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year, regarding the Department of the Interior and related agencies. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Related Agencies. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity, and is updated as events warrant.
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Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the Executive Branch: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: November 8, 2004
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: This report discusses the background of COOP planning, discusses elements of an effective COOP plan, and reviews the current policies governing COOP planning in the executive branch. The final two sections address issues and policy questions, including, among other matters, the status of agency preparedness, maintaining COOP preparedness, congressional committee oversight of COOP activity, and funding for contingency planning.
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The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA): Origin, Characteristics, and Institutional Authorities

The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA): Origin, Characteristics, and Institutional Authorities

Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Halchin, L. Elaine
Description: The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA or “the authority”) was established approximately one month after United States and coalition forces took control of Baghdad in Iraq on April 9, 2003.1 The authority’s mission was “to restore conditions of security and stability, to create conditions in which the Iraqi people can freely determine their own political future, (including by advancing efforts to restore and establish national and local institutions for representative governance) and facilitating economic recovery, sustainable reconstruction and development. This report discusses two views on how the authority was established, reviews selected characteristics of the authority, identifies statutory reporting requirements concerning the authority and the reconstruction of Iraq, and explores several policy issues.
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Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program: Issues for Congress

Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program: Issues for Congress

Date: September 3, 2004
Creator: Carter, Nicole T & Sheikh, Pervaze A
Description: This report presents the issues considered by the 108th Congress related to the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Corps plans, constructs, and operates water resources facilities primarily for flood control, navigation, and environmental purposes.
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Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program: Issues for Congress

Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program: Issues for Congress

Date: December 2, 2004
Creator: Carter, Nicole T & Sheikh, Pervaze A
Description: This report presents the issues considered by the 108th Congress related to the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Corps plans, constructs, and operates water resources facilities primarily for flood control, navigation, and environmental purposes.
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Federal Program Performance Review: Some Recent Developments

Federal Program Performance Review: Some Recent Developments

Date: November 15, 2004
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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Congressionally Chartered Nonprofit Organizations ("Title 36 Corporations"): What They Are and How Congress Treats Them

Congressionally Chartered Nonprofit Organizations ("Title 36 Corporations"): What They Are and How Congress Treats Them

Date: April 8, 2004
Creator: Moe, Ronald C
Description: This report discusses a category of congressionally chartered nonprofit organizations that have as their purpose the promotion of patriotic, charitable, educational, and other eleemosynary activities . Title 36 of the United States Code, where such corporate organizations are listed with their charters, was re-codified by law in 1998 (EL 105-225).
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U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview

U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview

Date: May 24, 2004
Creator: Matthews, Christine M
Description: None
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9/11 Commission Recommendations: A Civil Liberties Oversight Board

9/11 Commission Recommendations: A Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Date: August 9, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C.
Description: Among the recommendations made by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) in its final report is the creation of a board within the executive branch to oversee adherence to guidelines on, and the commitment to defend, civil liberties by the federal government. This report examines this recommendation and its implications, and will be updated as events warrant.
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9/11 Commission Recommendations: A Civil Liberties Oversight Board

9/11 Commission Recommendations: A Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Date: December 22, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C.
Description: This report discusses the recommendation made by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) regarding the creation of a board within the executive branch to oversee adherence to guidelines on, and the commitment to defend, civil liberties by the federal government.
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Authorization and Appropriations for FY2005: Defense

Authorization and Appropriations for FY2005: Defense

Date: December 14, 2004
Creator: Daggett, Stephen
Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity.
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Authorization and Appropriations for FY2005: Defense

Authorization and Appropriations for FY2005: Defense

Date: November 9, 2004
Creator: Daggett, Stephen & Belasco, Amy
Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water. It summarizes the current legislative status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related legislative activity. The report lists the key CRS staff relevant to the issues covered and related CRS products.
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Defense Outsourcing: The OMB Circular A-76 Policy

Defense Outsourcing: The OMB Circular A-76 Policy

Date: December 10, 2004
Creator: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
Description: This report provides information on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A-76, “Performance of Commercial Activities,” and the impact of a related reform initiative, the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) of 1998, within the Department of Defense. The Circular defines federal policy for determining whether recurring commercial activities should be outsourced to commercial sources, Governmental facilities, or through inter-service support agreements. The FAIR Act creates statutory reporting requirements for federal executive agencies, by requiring Federal executive agencies to identify activities “not inherently governmental” and consider outsourcing through managed competitions. However, FAIR does not require that agencies contract out these activities.
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The Bush Administration's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

The Bush Administration's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

Date: November 5, 2004
Creator: Brass, Clinton T
Description: This report discusses how the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) is structured, how it has been used, and how various commentators have assessed its design and implementation. The report concludes with a discussion of potential criteria for assessing the PART or other program evaluations, which Congress might consider during the budget process, in oversight of federal agencies and programs, and in consideration of legislation that relates to the PART or program evaluation generally.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Overview, FY2005 Budget in Brief, and Key Issues for Congress

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Overview, FY2005 Budget in Brief, and Key Issues for Congress

Date: May 10, 2004
Creator: Smith, Marcia S & Morgan, Daniel
Description: None
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Overview, FY2005 Budget in Brief, and Key Issues for Congress

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Overview, FY2005 Budget in Brief, and Key Issues for Congress

Date: October 22, 2004
Creator: Smith, Marcia S & Morgan, Daniel
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Date: February 4, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Date: April 28, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Date: May 27, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management - Implementation Phase

Date: August 27, 2004
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: None
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Postal Reform

Postal Reform

Date: November 1, 2004
Creator: Stevens, Nye
Description: None
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Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management

Date: May 21, 2004
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol; Corn, M. Lynne; Gorte, Ross W; Johnson, Sandra L; Whiteman, David & Calvert, Kori
Description: None
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