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D/sup -/ production by multiple charge-transfer collisions of low-energy D ions and atoms in cesium vapor

Description: The production of D/sup -/ by multiple charge-transfer collisions of a D/sup +/ beam in a cesium-vapor target is considered for D/sup +/ energies above 300 eV. The cross sections relevant to D/sup -/ formation are obtained by a least-squares fit of three-charge-state differential equations to experimental yield curves. Implications for production of intense negative-ion beams are discussed, and speculations are made about extrapolation to lower engeries.
Date: January 22, 1978
Creator: Hooper, E. B. Jr.; Willmann, P. A. & Schlachter, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Note from Bill McCarter to Leilani Lattin Duke, January 1, 1996]

Description: Photocopy of a note from Bill McCarter, co-director of North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, to Leilani Lattin Duke, Director of the Getty Center Institute for Education in the Arts, saying the "Trip to Austin went very well - thanks for your good advice. We shall see what happens. - Bill"
Date: January 22, 1996
Creator: McCarter, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Estimating Adipose Tissue in the Chest Wall Using Ultrasonic and Alternate /sup 40/K and Biometric Measurements

Description: The percentage of adipose (fat) tissue in the chest wall must be known to accurately measure Pu in the human lung. Correction factors of 100% or more in x-ray detection efficiency are common. Methods using simple /sup 40/K and biometric measurement techniques were investigated to determine the adipose content in the human chest wall. These methods predict adipose content to within 15% of the absolute ultrasonic value. These new methods are discussed and compared with conventional ultrasonic mea… more
Date: January 22, 1982
Creator: Anderson, A. L. & Campbell, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Combustion Research Program: Flame studies, laser diagnostics, and chemical kinetics

Description: We have made a detailed study of the care that must be taken to correctly measure OH radical concentrations in flames. A large part of these studies has concerned collisional quenching of hydride radical species (OH, NH, and NH{sub 2}), in particular the dependence upon rotational level and collision velocity (temperature). The results on OH and NH have shown unique and interesting behavior from the viewpoint of fundamental molecular dynamics, pointing to quenching often governed by collisions … more
Date: January 22, 1991
Creator: Crosley, D.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Abortion]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 22, 1994, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 53 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: BET - mayors]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 22, 1994, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 18 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Abortion]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 22, 1994, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Social Security Administration: Compliance With Presidential Directive to Reduce Management-to-Staff Ratio

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to implement a National Performance Review (NPR) recommendation to reduce its management-to-staff ratio, focusing on the: (1) progress SSA has made to date in achieving the directive to reduce its management-to-staff ratio, particularly for staff graded GS-12 and above; and (2) steps SSA has taken to reduce the … more
Date: January 22, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicare Part D: Plan Sponsors' Processing and CMS Monitoring of Drug Coverage Requests Could Be Improved

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Under the Medicare Part D program, prescription drug coverage is provided through plans sponsored by private companies. Beneficiaries, their appointed representatives, or physicians can ask sponsors to cover prescriptions restricted under their plan--a process known as a coverage determination--and can appeal denials to the sponsor and the independent review entity (IRE). GAO was asked to review (1) the… more
Date: January 22, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Forest Service: Better Planning, Guidance, and Data Are Needed to Improve Management of the Competitive Sourcing Program

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Competitive sourcing is aimed at promoting competition between federal employees and the private sector as a way to improve government operations. Key work activities--those that are either inherently governmental or core to the agency's mission--are generally exempt from competitions. In fiscal year 2004, Congress began placing spending limitations on the Forest Service's competitive sourcing program b… more
Date: January 22, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Defense Logistics: The Army Needs to Implement an Effective Management and Oversight Plan for the Equipment Maintenance Contract in Kuwait

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on contractors to perform many of the functions needed to support troops in deployed locations. For example, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait the Army uses contractors to provide logistics support for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contractors at Camp Arifjan refurbish and repair a variety of military vehicles such as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, armored personnel carr… more
Date: January 22, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Embassy Construction: Better Long-term Planning Will Enhance Program Decision-making

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The State Department has determined that about 80 percent of overseas U.S. diplomatic facilities lack adequate security and may be vulnerable to terrorist attack. In September 1998, State expanded its capital construction program to accelerate replacing its most vulnerable embassies and consulates by acquiring sites and preparing plans at 10 priority locations. This report summarizes (1) the status of the 10 p… more
Date: January 22, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Risk Series: An Update

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The federal government is the world's largest and most complex entity, with about $3 trillion in outlays in fiscal year 2008 funding a broad array of programs and operations. GAO's biennial reports on high-risk areas, done since 1990, are meant to bring focus to specific areas needing added attention. Areas are identified, in some cases, as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste,… more
Date: January 22, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Broadcasting to Cuba: Actions Are Needed to Improve Strategy and Operations

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "For more than two decades, the U.S. government has been broadcasting to Cuba to break the Cuban government's information blockade and promote democracy in Cuba. Over this period, questions have been raised regarding the quality and effectiveness of these broadcasts. GAO was asked to examine (1) the Office of Cuba Broadcasting's (OCB) broadcasting approach and what is known about its audience; (2) how th… more
Date: January 22, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pension Costs on DOD Contracts: Additional Guidance Needed to Ensure Costs Are Consistent and Reasonable

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Labor costs are included in the prices contractors negotiate with the Department of Defense (DOD), and include pension costs as these are a normal element of employee compensation. Contractors make two sets of calculations for their defined benefit pension plans, following two sets of standards: (1) Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), which determine how pension costs are allocated to government contracts;… more
Date: January 22, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Social Security Numbers: Private Sector Entities Routinely Obtain and Use SSNs, and Laws Limit the Disclosure of This Information

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 1936, the Social Security Administration (SSA) established the Social Security number (SSN) to track workers' earnings for Social Security benefit purposes. However, the SSN is also used for a myriad of non-Social Security purposes. Today, public and private sector entities view the SSN as a key piece of information that enables them to conduct their business and deliver services. However, given the apparen… more
Date: January 22, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Border Security: Better Usage of Electronic Passport Security Features Could Improve Fraud Detection

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2005, the Department of State (State) began issuing electronic passports (e-passports) with embedded computer chips that store information identical to that printed in the passport. By agreement with State, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) produces blank e-passport books. Two foreign companies are used by GPO to produce e-passport covers, including the computer chips embedded in them. At U.S… more
Date: January 22, 2010
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO has issued a number of key reports on the federal government's efforts to efficiently acquire and operate information technology (IT) investments and found that if major initiatives are fully implemented, billions of dollars in savings could be realized. In particular, GAO has made recommendations regarding the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) public website, known as the IT Dashboard, which provid… more
Date: January 22, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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State and Local Governments: Growing Fiscal Challenges Will Emerge during the Next 10 Years

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "State and local governments provide an array of services to their residents, such as primary and secondary education, libraries, police and fire services, social programs, roads and other infrastructure, public colleges and universities, and more. These subnational governments may face fiscal stress similar to the federal government. Given the nature of the partnership among levels of government in prov… more
Date: January 22, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits: Update for Fiscal Year 2006, an E-supplement to GAO-07-117SP

Description: Other written product issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This document updates selected information in Understanding Similarities and Differences between Accrual and Cash Deficits (GAO-07-117SP) and should be read in conjunction with that document. Importantly, emphasis should not be placed on the precise numbers for either a single year accrual deficit or the change from year to year. Furthermore, for the 10th consecutive year, the government was unabl… more
Date: January 22, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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