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High-Temperature Superconductivity

By: G. R. Stewart

Excerpt: High-Temperature Superconductivity: In the first issue of LASL Science, we reported an enormous lattice softening in Ir-Y alloys, which reached a minimum near the eutectic composition. This softening had implications for superconductivity which were thoroughly discussed in our article.

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Administration and Management Strategic Plan

Introduction: NSF’s leadership in advancing the frontiers of science and engineering research and education is complemented by its commitment to excellence in administration and management (A&M). The agency has a solid history of leveraging its agile, motivated workforce, management processes, and technological resources to promote the progress of science and engineering through investments in People, Ideas, And Tools. For more than 50 years, NSF’s high-performing workfo...

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Commemorative Joint Meeting of the Congress of the United States i...

Excerpt: The Speaker. The special ceremonial meeting will be in order. The invocation will be given by the Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin, Chaplain of the House of Representatives. The Chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin, offered the following invocation: Lord God, this is a day of history. Bless this exceptional joint meeting of the 107th Congress which commemorates the tragic events that occurred here last September 11. The gaping hol...

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Getting the Most from a Lethal Missile System

By: Captain Adam W. Lange

Excerpt: At 0100 hours on 17 January 1991, eight AH-64 Apaches from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) depart from a staging airfield in Western Saudi Arabia on a mission code-named “Normandy.” The decisive point of the operation is the destruction of two key Iraqi radar sites located about 35 miles apart. Split into two teams of four in order to service both targets at once, both teams conduct a 90-minute, low-altitude, nightvision goggle flight into Western Iraq...

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Department of Transportation Maritime Administration [Docket Numbe...

By: Joel C. Richard

Summary: As authorized by Pub. L. 105– 383 and Pub. L. 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. ve...

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Iraq War : Background and Issues Overview

By: Raymond W. Copson

Excerpt: Daily Developments For a day-by-day summary of Iraq-related developments through the end of the combat phase of the war, see Iraq-U.S. Confrontation: Daily Developments...

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General Terms, Conditions, And Specifications

Excerpt: Term Of Contract: The term of this contract is for the period beginning December 1, 2004, and ending November 30, 2005, plus three optional 12-month extension periods that may be added in accordance with the Option to Extend the Term of the Contract clause in Section 1 of this contract. Bid Opening: Bids shall be publicly opened at 11 a.m., prevailing Washington, D.C. time, on October 28, 2004. Bid Submission. The Program number and bid opening date must be spec...

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For Official Use Only Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Delive...

Excerpt: For Offical Use Only DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 99...

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Taiwan: Annual Arms Sales Process

By: Shirley A. Kan

Excerpt: Unofficial Talks Under the Taiwan Relations Act: The Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) (P.L. 96-8) has governed arms sales to Taiwan since 1979, when the United States recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) instead. Sec. 3(a) states that “the United States will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability.” Sec. 3(b) stipulates that bot...

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Uzupelniajce Zasilki Z Ubezpieczen Spolecznych

Excerpt: SSI (Supplemental Security Income) oznacza uzupelniajace zasilki z ubezpieczen spolecznych. Program ten jest prowadzony przez Urzad Ubezpieczen Spolecznych (Social Security). SSI gwarantuje comiesieczne wyplaty dla osob w starszym wieku, niewidomych lub inwalidow, lub osob z niewielkim dochodem, bez dochodu i bez innych srodkow do zycia. Dzieci i osoby dorosle moga otrzymywac zasilek z tytulu inwalidztwa (dotyczy to takze osob niewidomych). Jezeli jestes osoba n...

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Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 2000

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 2000...

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Atomic Potential Mounts for Peace or War

By: David L. Hill

Excerpt: The State Department on March 19 that was delivered to Soviet Ambassador Zarouhti...

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Nomination of the Honorable Porter J. Goss to Bedirector of Centra...

By: Pat Roberts

Excerpt: Chairman Roberts: The Select Committee will come to order. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence meets today to consider the nomination of the Honorable Porter J. Goss to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Congressman Goss, on behalf of the Committee, I would like to congratulate you on your nomination and I thank you for appearing today. The Committee would also like to welcome the Senior Senator from Florida, when he arrives, and the Jun...

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Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration 14 Cf...

By: Kalene C. Yanamura

Summary: These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G–1159, G–1159A, and G–1159B series airplanes modified by Business Jet Technologies. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain...

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Micronesian Status Negotiations

By: Zbigniew Brzezinski

Excerpt: The President has reviewed the conclusions arid recommendations of the Policy Review Committee...

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Imagery Intelligence : Issues for Congress

By: Richard A. Best, Jr.

Introduction: The NATO campaign against Serbian forces in Kosovo undertaken in the spring of 1999 has been termed both a brilliant success and a harbinger of military operations in the twenty-first century. Among other things, it demonstrated the increasing importance of precise imagery intelligence that permitted NATO to attack and destroy crucial Serbian targets with minimal friendly losses or collateral damage. Over 9,300 strike sorties were flown with NATO losing no ...

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Arctic Science, Engineering, And Education Directory of Awards : F...

By: Charles E. Myers

Introduction: Arctic Science, Engineering, And Education. The following is a report on Arctic grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) during Fiscal Year 1997 (October 1, 1996 to September 30, 1997). Presentation of this information is partially a response to the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984. The Arctic is defined by the Act as “all United States and foreign territory north of the Arctic Circle and all United States territory north and west of th...

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Meeting Places of the Committee

Excerpt: Top: This drawing depicts the easl elevation of the U.S. Capitol as it appears today. In 1800, the House and Senate me[ in the Senate (north) wing, the first portion of the building to be constructed (inset). Committees of both Houses shared space until the old House (south) wing was first occupied in 1807. Latrobe's 1806 scheme (see page 40), which was partially built, suggests that It'ays and Means had its own room in the old soulh wing. The jire of 1814 and s...

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Rfid and Consumer Privacy

By: Privacydr. Ari Juels

Excerpt: RFID means: A world with billions of ant-sized, five-cent computers // What does this mean for privacy and security? // Little computational power–Most common RFID tags can’t do “encryption” (and “encryption” wouldn’t solve problems anyway) // Subject to surreptitious scanning // Mobile and personal // Good computer security is hard in general // With good tools and foresight, we know how to achieve adequate computer security...

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Fas Federation of American Scientists Public Interest Report the R...

By: Robert Sherman

Excerpt: The past year has seen intense speculation on why early signs of the World Trade Center attack were not detected. Historians will forever dispute whether the FBI was negligent in failing to recognize that something consequential was in the offing as Arab students with poor flying skills asked to learn how to fly jumbo jets without learning how to take off or land. But today the civilized world faces a threat many times more serious than 9-11. The evidence of the...

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