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2 Questions pertaining to DON-0133 and the non-BRAC Scenario (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard)

Description: 2 Questions pertaining to DON-0133 and the non-BRAC Senario (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Department of Defense Clearinghouse Response: DoD Clearinghouse reply to a letter from the BRAC Commission regarding 2 Questions pertaining to DON-0133 and the non-BRAC scenario (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard)
Date: August 12, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.

3-D Seismic Exploration Project, Ute Indian Tribe, Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Uintah County, Utah

Description: The objectives of this North Hill Creek 3-D seismic survey were to: (1) cover as large an area as possible with available budget; (2) obtain high quality data throughout the depth range of the prospective geologic formations of 2,000' to 12,000' to image both gross structures and more subtle structural and stratigraphic elements; (3) overcome the challenges posed by a hard, reflective sandstone that cropped out or was buried just a few feet below the surface under most of the survey area; and (4) run a safe survey.
Date: September 9, 2002
Creator: Eckels, Marc T.

6.70 EV Resonance in U²³⁸

Description: "Using the Brookhaven fast chopper, transmission curves were obtained for the 6.70 +/- .06 ev resonance in U238 using four different thicknesses of natural uranium metal." The measurements for the transmission curves are summarized in the table provided.
Date: November 9, 1953
Creator: Levin, Jules S.

The 6-Foot-4-Inch Wind Tunnel at the Washington Navy Yard

Description: Report discussing the 6-foot-4-inch wind tunnel and its auxiliary equipment has proven itself capable of continuous and reliable output of data. The real value of the tunnel will increase as experience is gained in checking the observed tunnel performance against full-scale performance. Such has been the case of the 8- by 8-foot tunnel, and for that reason the comparison in the calibration tests have been presented.
Date: August 1935
Creator: Desmond, G. L. & McCrary, J. A.

The “8(a) Program” for Small Businesses Owned and Controlled by the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Legal Requirements and Issues

Description: From Summary: "This report provides an overview of the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Program. Based on upon authorities given to the SBA by Sections 7(j) and 8(a) of the Small Business Act of 1958, as amended, this program is commonly known as the "8(a) Program."
Date: March 18, 2010
Creator: Luckey, J. R.

The “8(a) Program” for Small Businesses Owned and Controlled by the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Legal Requirements and Issues

Description: This report discusses the "8(a) Program", the Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Program, which is a federal contracting for small businesses providing small businesses with training, technical assistance, and contracting opportunities.
Date: November 26, 2014
Creator: Manuel, K. M.

The "8(a) Program" for Small Businesses Owned and Controlled by the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Legal Requirements and Issues

Description: This report provides a brief history of the 8(a) Program, summarizes key requirements, and discusses legal challenges alleging that the program's presumption that members of certain racial and ethnic groups are socially disadvantaged violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection.
Date: October 12, 2012
Creator: Manuel, Kate M. & Luckey, John R.

8(a) Program: Fourteen Ineligible Firms Received $325 Million in Sole-Source and Set-Aside Contracts

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses gain access to federal contracting opportunities through its 8(a) program. To participate, firms must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by an individual who meets SBA's criteria of socially and economically disadvantaged. The firm must also qualify as a small business. Once certified, 8(a) firms are eligible to receive sole-source and set-aside contracts for up to 9 years. GAO was asked to (1) determine whether ineligible firms are participating in the 8(a) program, (2) proactively test SBA's controls over the 8(a) application process, and (3) determine what vulnerabilities, if any, exist in SBA's fraud prevention system. To identify cases, GAO reviewed SBA data and complaints to GAO's fraud hotline. To perform its proactive testing, GAO created four bogus businesses and applied for 8(a) certification. GAO did not attempt to project the extent of fraud and abuse in the program."
Date: March 30, 2010
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.

8(a) Program: The Importance of Effective Fraud Prevention Controls

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This testimony discusses the results of our prior investigation of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. SBA's 8(a) program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a development program created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. To participate in the program, a firm must be certified as meeting several criteria, including: be a small business as defined by SBA; be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and show potential for success. Upon certification, firms can obtain federal contracts without competing fully and openly for the work. For example, agencies are permitted to enter into sole-source contracts after soliciting and negotiating with only one 8(a) company. They also can participate in restricted competitions for federal contracts, known as set-asides, open to only 8(a) companies. In March 2010, GAO issued two companion reports on the 8(a) program, one focused on internal control procedures and processes that SBA has implemented to ensure that only eligible firms participate in the program and one focused on fraud prevention. This testimony is based on the latter report, and addresses three issues: (1) whether ineligible firms were participating in the 8(a) program, (2) the results of our proactive testing of the application process, and (3) strengths and weaknesses in SBA's fraud prevention system."
Date: March 3, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.

9/11 and Terrorist Travel: Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Description: Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) describing research into the events of September 11, 2001. It contains the Commission's findings based on the thousands of documents and hundreds of interviews collected during the course of the investigations.
Date: August 21, 2004
Creator: Eldridge, Thomas R.; Ginsburg, Susan; Hempel, Walter T., II; Kephart, Janice L. & Moore, Kelly

The 9/11 Commission and a National Counterterrorism Center: Issues and Options for Congress

Description: From Summary: "This report, which will be updated, examines a number of issues as Congress considers codification of an NCTC. One issue is whether the centralization remedy the commission has recommended fits the problems associated specifically with the 9/11 intelligence failure, and perhaps more broadly, the systematic maladies affecting the Intelligence Community. There are at least four options for congressional consideration: (1) NCTC with intelligence and operational planning duties, (2) NCTC restricted to an intelligence role, (3) NCTC restricted to an operational planning role, and (4) status quo plus-viewing the newly forming collected entity as a pilot potential NCTC. As one of its 41 recommendations, the 9/11 Commission recommended the creation of a National Counterterroism Center (NCTC)."
Date: October 22, 2004
Creator: Masse, Todd

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 1

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks. This section includes testimony on the topic of borders, money, and transportation security from representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP, and the U.S. General Accounting Office. It also includes a question and answer session.
Date: April 1, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 2

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City. This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks. This section includes testimony from Steven Brill on the subject of law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security.
Date: April 1, 2004
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 3

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks. This section includes testimony from representatives of RAND, the Markle Foundation, and the ANSER Institute on the topic of law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security, in addition to a question and answer session.
Date: April 1, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 4

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks. This section includes the question and answer session on law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security.
Date: April 1, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 5

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks.This section begins the testimony from representatives of the Arlington County Fire Department, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the New York Department of Design and Construction on the topic of immediate response to the 9/11 attacks.
Date: April 1, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, April 1, 2003, Part 6

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.This hearing specifically addresses the topics of borders, money, and transportation; law enforcement, domestic intelligence, and homeland security; and immediate response to the attacks.This section continues the question and answer session on the topic of the immediate response to the attacks.
Date: April 1, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9-11 Commission Hearing #1, March 31, 2003, Part 1

Description: Recording of the first public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on March 31, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City. This purpose of this hearing was to engage those whose lives were changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals. This section includes the Commissioner's opening statements and remarks by George Pataki, Governor of New York and Micheal Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City.
Date: March 31, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States