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Drug Control: Aviation Program Safety Concerns in Colombia Are Being Addressed, but State's Planning and Budgeting Process Can Be Improved

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of State supports foreign governments' efforts to eradicate illicit drug crops. In recent years, State's Office of Aviation has maintained aircraft and provided support for the aerial eradication program of the Colombian National Police. However, eradication aircraft are often shot at from the ground requiring helicopter gunships and a search and rescue helicopter to accompany each missio… more
Date: July 29, 2004
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Defense Acquisitions: Risks Posed by DOD's New Space Systems Acquisition Policy

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "On November 18, 2003, we testified before Congress on the Department of Defense's (DOD) new acquisition policy for space systems. The new acquisition policy, issued in October 2003, sets the stage for decision making for DOD's investment in space systems, which currently stands at more than $18 billion annually and is expected to grow considerably over the next decade. Congress requested that we provide additio… more
Date: January 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Depot Maintenance: DOD Needs Plan to Ensure Compliance with Public- and Private-Sector Funding Allocation

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Under 10 U.S.C. 2466, the military departments and defense agencies can use no more than 50 percent of annual depot maintenance funding for work performed by private-sector contractors. DOD also must submit two reports to the Congress annually on the division of depot maintenance funding between the public and private sectors--one about the percentage of funds spent in the previous 2 fiscal years (prior… more
Date: September 29, 2004
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. International Broadcasting: Challenges Facing the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were a dramatic reminder of the importance of cultivating a better understanding of the United States and its policies with overseas audiences. U.S. public diplomacy activities include the efforts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all nonmilitary U.S. international broadcasting by the Voice of America (VOA) and several other broadcast entities. Such b… more
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Strengthen the Annual Review and Certification of Military Personnel Obligations

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Each year, Congress appropriates billions of dollars to pay and support U.S. military personnel at home and overseas. In fiscal year 2003, military personnel (MILPERS) appropriations amounted to more than $109 billion. Once the funds are appropriated, the military services are responsible for ensuring that the funds are properly obligated and disbursed. Their end-of-the-fiscal-year review is critical to … more
Date: November 29, 2004
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Industry: Information on Milk Prices, Factors Affecting Prices, and Dairy Policy Options

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2003, U.S. dairy farmers marketed nearly 19.7 billion gallons of raw milk, one-third of which were used in fluid milk products. Farmers, cooperatives, processors, and retailers receive a portion of the retail price of milk for their part in providing milk to consumers. During 2002 and 2003, farm prices fell while retail prices did not similarly decline. This pattern raised concerns about a growing sp… more
Date: December 29, 2004
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Better Information Sharing Among Financial Services Regulators Could Improve Protections for Consumers

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO has long held the position that financial regulators can benefit from improved information sharing. As regulators are faced with the challenges of overseeing a myriad of financial products, along with the individuals and organizations that develop and sell them, information sharing among regulators serves as a key defense against fraud and market abuses. However, our system of financial regulation is fragme… more
Date: June 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Social Security Disability: Commissioner Proposes Strategy to Improve the Claims Process, but Faces Implementation Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Delivering high-quality service to the public in the form of fair, timely, and consistent eligibility decisions for disability benefits is one of SSA's most pressing challenges. This testimony discusses (1) the difficulties SSA faces managing disability claims processing; (2) the outmoded concepts of SSA's disability program; and (3) the Commissioner's strategy for improving the disability process and the challenges… more
Date: March 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reserve Forces: Observations on Recent National Guard Use in Overseas and Homeland Missions and Future Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "As a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and launch of the Global War on Terrorism, the National Guard has experienced the largest activation of its forces since World War II. The Guard consists of 350,000 Army Guard soldiers and 107,000 Air Guard members. With its unique dual status, it performs state missions under the governor and federal missions at home and overseas under the President. Since Se… more
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alaska Native Villages: Villages Affected by Flooding and Erosion Have Difficulty Qualifying for Federal Assistance

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Approximately 6,600 miles of Alaska's coastline and many of the low-lying areas along the state's rivers are subject to severe flooding and erosion. Most of Alaska's Native villages are located on the coast or on riverbanks. In addition to the many federal and Alaska state agencies that respond to flooding and erosion, Congress established the Denali Commission in 1998 to, among other things, provide economic develo… more
Date: June 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Independent Counsel: Breakdown of Expenditures for David M. Barrett

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In a letter dated April 15, 2004, the Ranking Minority Member, House Committee on Government Reform, requested a monthly breakdown of all expenditures from October 2002 through September 2003 by Independent Counsel David M. Barrett. Under 28 U.S.C 596(c)(1) and (2) (2000), independent counsels are required to report on their expenditures from the permanent, indefinite appropriation established to fund independe… more
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program: Status of Recommendations to Improve Cost Estimates and Presentation of Updated Cash Flow Information

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Under the Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP), students or their parents borrow money directly from the federal government through the vocational, undergraduate, or graduate schools that students attend. FDLP offers four loan types, including consolidation loans, which allow borrowers to combine multiple loans, possibly from different federal student loan programs, into a single loan wi… more
Date: March 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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REMOVAL OF TECHNETIUM 99 FROM THE EFFLUENT TREATMENT FACILITY (ETF) BASIN 44 USING PUROLITE A-530E & REILLEX HPQ & SYBRON IONAC SR-7 ION EXCHANGE RESINS

Description: This report documents the laboratory testing and analyses as directed under the test plan, RPP-20407. The overall goal of this task was to evaluate and compare candidate anion exchange resins for their capacity to remove Technetium-99 from Basin 44 Reverse Osmosis reject stream. The candidate resins evaluated were Purolite A-530E, Reillex HPQ, and Sybron IONAC SR-7.
Date: October 29, 2004
Creator: JB, DUNCAN
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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LIQUID EFFLUENT RETENTION FACILITY (LERF) BASIN 42 STUDIES

Description: This report documents laboratory results obtained under test plan RPP-21533 for samples submitted by the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) from the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility (LERF) Basin 42 (Reference 1). The LERF Basin 42 contains process condensate (PC) from the 242-A Evaporator and landfill leachate. The ETF processes one PC campaign approximately every 12 to 18 months. A typical PC campaign volume can range from 1.5 to 2.5 million gallons. During the September 2003 ETF Basin 42 pro… more
Date: October 29, 2004
Creator: JB, DUNCAN
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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POST-PROCESSING ANALYSIS FOR THC SEEPAGE

Description: This report describes the selection of water compositions for the total system performance assessment (TSPA) model of results from the thermal-hydrological-chemical (THC) seepage model documented in ''Drift-Scale THC Seepage Model'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169856]). The selection has been conducted in accordance with ''Technical Work Plan for: Near-Field Environment and Transport: Coupled Processes (Mountain-Scale TH/THC/THM, Drift-Scale THC Seepage, and Post-Processing Analysis for THC Seepage) Report… more
Date: September 29, 2004
Creator: SUN, Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Application of NMR Methods to Identify Detection Reagents for Use in the Development of Robust Nanosensors

Description: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique for studying bi-molecular interactions at the atomic scale. Our NMR lab is involved in the identification of small molecules, or ligands that bind to target protein receptors, such as tetanus (TeNT) and botulinum (BoNT) neurotoxins, anthrax proteins and HLA-DR10 receptors on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer cells. Once low affinity binders are identified, they can be linked together to produce multidentate synthetic high affinit… more
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Cosman, M; Krishnan, V V & Balhorn, R
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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RP-5 Renewable Energy Efficiency Project

Description: This is the sixth quarterly technical report for the RP-5 Renewable Energy Efficiency Project. The report summarizes the work progress, effort and activities that took place during the period from October 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines. In coordination with the DOE, IEUA has revised the original Cooperative Agreement to reflect the actual and current project scope of work. The original Agreement statem… more
Date: January 29, 2004
Creator: Clifton, Neil; Whitman, Eliza Jane & Zughbi, Jamal A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Assessment of Future Demands for and Benefits of Public Transit Srevices in Tennessee

Description: This report documents results from a study carried out by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the Office of Public Transportation, Tennessee Department of Transportation. The study team was tasked with developing a process and a supporting methodology for estimating the benefits accruing to the State from the operation of state supported public transit services. The team was also tasked with developing forecasts of the future demands for these State su… more
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Southworth, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: July 2004

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Phil Berkebile providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month.
Date: July 29, 2004
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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