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The Human Genome Project and Mental Retardation: An Educational Program. Final Progress Report

Description: The Arc, a national organization on mental retardation, conducted an educational program for members, many of whom have a family member with a genetic condition causing mental retardation. The project informed members about the Human Genome scientific efforts, conducted training regarding ethical, legal and social implications and involved members in issue discussions. Short reports and fact sheets on genetic and ELSI topics were disseminated to 2,200 of the Arc's leaders across the country and to other interested individuals. Materials produced by the project can e found on the Arc's web site, TheArc.org.
Date: May 3, 1999
Creator: Davis, Sharon
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Wind Energy Information Guide 2004

Description: The guide provides a list of contact information and Web site addresses for resources that provide a range of general and technical information about wind energy, including general information, wind and renewable energy, university programs and research institutes, international wind energy associations and others.
Date: January 1, 2004
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Testing and Application in Mission Critical Settings and Transmission, Siting, and Metrics Models Research

Description: The Distributed Generation: Testing and Application in Mission Critical Settings and Transmission, Siting, and Metrics Models Research grant has been in place for several years and has accomplished all the objectives and deliverables that were originally set forth in the proposal. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the City of Portland, OR, Bureau of Environmental Services and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) have been able to successfully monitor and evaluate DG applications in a wastewater treatment plant environment, develop a metrics model for new voluntary DG guidelines that could be used as a prototype, and through outreach and education venues provide the results of these projects to state, professional, and national organizations and their members addressing similar issues. This project had three specific tasks associated with it: (1) Field Research and Testing; (2) Metrics/Verification Model for DG Guidelines; and (3) Northeastern Transmission/Siting Data Research. Each task had its own set of challenges and lessons learned but overall there were many successes that will serve as learning opportunities in these technology areas. Continuing to share the outcomes of this project with a wider audience will be beneficial for all those involved in distributed generation and combined heat and power projects.
Date: October 31, 2006
Creator: Rich Sedano-Regulatory Assistance Project
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

Description: During FY00, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTTC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY00, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.
Date: May 1, 2000
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National Center for Combating Terrorism Strategic Plan, September 2003

Description: National Center for Combating Terrorism Strategic Plan is to document the mission, vision, and goals for success; define the build plan; and describe initiatives that support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Justice, intelligence community, National Governors Association, and other organizations or departments with combating terrorism training, testing, and technology responsibilities.
Date: September 2003
Creator: Bechtel Nevada
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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

Description: During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTfC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.
Date: December 1, 1999
Creator: Duttlinger, Donald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

Description: During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTTC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.
Date: October 31, 1999
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

Description: In pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) functions as a cohesive national organization that implements industry's directives through active regional programs. The role of the national headquarters (HQ) organization includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. PTTC relies on 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) as its main program delivery mechanism to industry. Through its regions, PTTC connects with independent oil and gas producers--through technology workshops, resources centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts. The organization effectively combines federal, state, and industry funding to achieve important goals for all of these sectors. This integrated funding base, combined with industry volunteers guiding PTTC's activities and the dedication of national and regional staff, are achieving notable results. PTTC is increasingly recognized as a critical resource for information and access to technologies, especially for smaller companies. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY98, and its strategy for achieving further growth in the future.
Date: October 31, 1998
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Procurement orientation course. Handout materials for DOE project officers

Description: This material begins by discussing the two basic types of contracts used by DOE, firm fixed-price contracts and cost reimbursement contracts. It then takes up in turn the topics of noncompetitive justification and justifications for acceptance of unsolicited proposals, procurement leadtime, preparation of technical evaluation criteria and conduct of technical evaluations, contents of the procurement or assistance plan, and preparation of the statement of work. (RWR)
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Equal Employment Opportunity conference summary report

Description: The first department-wide DOE EEO conference was held May 9--12, 1978, in Rosslyn, Virginia. It was designed to provide a forum for the interchange of information, policy, and procedural guidance and to provide the EEO staff a better understanding of their role in implementing the EEO program. The conference consisted of plenary sessions, panels, and workshops. Reports given at the conference are briefly summarized, and a number of recommendations are set forth. (RWR)
Date: August 1, 1978
Creator: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

Description: The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions during Fiscal Year 2000 (FY00). Functioning as a cohesive national organization, PTTC has active grassroots programs through its ten Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) who bring research and academia to the table via their association with geological surveys and engineering departments. The regional directors connect with independent oil and gas producers through technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, various technical publications and other outreach efforts. These are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs), who are area operators and service companies working with the Regional Lead Organizations. The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. The organization effectively combines federal, state, and industry funding to achieve important goals for all of these sectors. This integrated funding base, combined with industry volunteers guiding PTTC's activities and the dedication of national and regional staff, are achieving notable results. PTTC is increasingly recognized as a critical resource for information and access to technologies, especially for smaller companies. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY00, which lays the groundwork for further growth in the future. At a time of many industry changes and market movements, the organization has built a reputation and expectation to address industry needs of getting information distributed quickly which can impact the bottom line immediately.
Date: November 1, 2000
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cost and schedule control systems criteria for contract performance measurement. Implementation guide. [Contains glossary]

Description: This document provides uniform guidance for implementation of the DOE Order 2250.1, Cost and Schedule Control Systems Criteria (CSCSC) for Contract Performance Measurement. Its purpose is to assist both DOE and contractor representatives in fulfilling their responsibilities for meeting CSCSC requirements. Compliance with the contractual requirements for work definition, cost and schedule control, and performance reporting should provide increased assurance that a contractor's progress is sufficiently visible to indicate status reliably and to provide the basis for timely and meaningful management decisions. 8 figures. (RWR)
Date: May 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Ignition Physics Study Group

Description: In the US magnetic fusion program there have been relatively few standing committees of experts, with the mandate to review a particular sub-area on a continuing basis. Generally, ad hoc committees of experts have been assembled to advise on a particular issue. There has been a lack of broad, systematic and continuing review and analysis, combining the wisdom of experts in the field, in support of decision making. The Ignition Physics Study Group (IPSG) provides one forum for the systematic discussion of fusion science, complementing the other exchanges of information, and providing a most important continuity in this critical area. In a similar manner to the European program, this continuity of discussion and the focus provided by a national effort, Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT), and international effort, Engineering Test Reactor (ETR), are helping to lower those barriers which previously were an impediment to rational debate.
Date: January 1, 1987
Creator: Sheffield, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal laboratories: technology resources and transfer champions

Description: The Federal laboratories in the US employ a significant fraction of the nation's research and development resources, including technical staff, facilities and operating budgets. With a maturing base of national policy that encourages technical interchange with industry, universities and state and local governments, and with a breadth of technical areas under study, these laboratories represent a major national contingent asset - valuable yet not fully utilized. The laboratories have developed many methods of interaction with other organizations, providing a variety of ways to match needs and opportunities and to exploit any confluence of interests. The Federal Laboratory Consortium assists these laboratories in their transfer operations and helps to develop linkage opportunities. Many barriers to successful transfer are defined and surmountable.
Date: August 1, 1984
Creator: Stark, E.E. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Research in the nuclear sciences: summaries of FY 1978

Description: Programs funded in fiscal year 1978 by the Division of Nuclear Sciences/Office of Basic Energy Sciences are summarized. Each summary is preceded by a heading that includes institution, title, principal investigators, budget reporting category, and operating funds provided in FY 1978. The summaries are presented in alphabetical order by institution. Indexes are appended to facilitate the location of a summary according to an investigator's name or a budget reporting category. (RWR)
Date: June 1, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

List of DOE radioisotope customers with summary of radioisotope shipments, FY 1979

Description: The fifteenth edition of the radioisotope customer list was prepared at the request of the Division of Financial Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Department of Energy (DOE). This document lists DOE's radioisotope production and distribution activities by its facilities at Argonne National Laboratory; Pacific Northwest Laboratory; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory; Idaho Operations Office; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; Mound Facility; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rocky Flats Area Office; Savannah River Laboratory; and UNC Nuclear Industries, Inc. The information is divided into five sections: Isotope suppliers, facility, contracts and isotopes or services supplied; alphabetical list of customers, and isotopes purchased; alphabetical list of isotopes cross-referenced to customer numbers; geographical location of radioisotope customers; and radioisotope sales and transfers-FY 1979.
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Burlison, J.S. (comp.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Directorate for Physics and Life Sciences Quality Program

Description: This report discusses the following on Los Alamos National Laboratory: laboratory mission with physics and life sciences goals; physics and life sciences quality requirements and guidance documents basis; process flow-down of documentation; line-organization internal and external assessments; laboratory management issues under development; and the quality assurance management plan.
Date: January 1, 1993
Creator: Mignardot, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Understanding Building Energy Codes and Standards

Description: Energy codes and standards play a vital role by setting minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction. They outline uniform requirements for new buildings as well as additions and renovations. The Difference Between Energy Codes, Energy Standards and the Model Energy Code Energy codes--specify how buildings must be constructed or perform, and are written in mandatory, enforceable language. States or local governments adopt and enforce energy codes for their jurisdictions. Energy standards--describe how buildings should be constructed to save energy cost-effectively. They are published by national organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). They are not mandatory, but serve as national recommendations, with some variation for regional climate. States and local governments frequently use energy standards as the technical basis for developing their energy codes. Some energy standards are written in mandatory, enforceable language, making it easy for jurisdictions to incorporate the provisions of the energy standards directly into their laws or regulations.
Date: March 1, 2003
Creator: Bartlett, Rosemarie; Halverson, Mark A. & Shankle, Diana L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DOE Uniform Contractor Reporting System: use of data handbook

Description: This handbook is intended as an aid to project management within DOE by delineating ways in which data provided by the Uniform Contractor Reporting System (UCRS) can be evaluated and analyzed. Such evaluation and analysis can serve as one of the bases for the review of contractors' progress and of project status, and for forecasting future performance trends. The various methods for analysis, interpretation, display, and evaluation of UCRS data suggested in the handbook can be tailored or combined to fit specific cases. This handbook is not all-encompassing. 22 figures.
Date: September 1, 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DOE program guide for universities and other research groups. Part I. DOE Research and Development Programs; Part II. DOE Procurement and Assistance Policies/Procedures

Description: This guide addresses the DOE responsibility for fostering advanced research and development of all energy resources, both current and potential. It is intended to provide, in a single publication, all the fundamental information needed by an institution to develop a potential working relationship with DOE. Part I describes DOE research and development programs and facilities, and identifies areas of additional research needs and potential areas for new research opportunities. It also summarizes budget data and identifies the DOE program information contacts for each program. Part II provides researchers and research administrators with an introduction to the DOE administrative policies and procedures for submission and evaluation of proposals and the administration of resulting grants, cooperative agreements, and research contracts. (RWR)
Date: March 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Energy Audit Report Tracking System (DARTS). Quarterly Management Report as of December 31, 1979

Description: This report provides information on the status of corrective actions on audit recommendations contained in audits of DOE activities, programs, and contracts. It is based on data and information reported to the Controller by DOE Headquarters elements and field offices in accordance with draft DOE Order 2300, Audit Compliance and Follow-Up. The report covers an update of matters reviewed at the initial meeting of the DOE Audit Review Council, the basic provisions of the proposed final order on audit compliance and follow-up, an assessment of progress under the DARTS to date, listings of the open General Accounting Office and Inspector General audit and inspection reports, and statistical data in summary form and in detail for DOE Headquarters and each reporting field office. 2 figures, 48 tables. (RWR)
Date: January 1, 1979
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