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Beyond Horizons a Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership

By: David N. Spires

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested r...

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El Sistema Nacional de Evaluacion de Resultados de la Gestion Publ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Introduccion PRIMERO HABLARE SOBRE EL CONTEXTO del sistema de evaluacion y gestion para resultados en Colombia, que ha recibido un apoyo muy directo de las instituciones financieras internacionales. Pondre el enfasis en la institucionalizacion de este sistema. El desarrollo inicial del sistema tuvo lugar entre 1991 y 2002, con un proceso de reforma mas profunda desde 2002. Hablare sobre como el sistema se ha fortalecido y luego sobre los elementos existentes, el marco in...

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La Tecnica Del Microscopio en El Diagnestico de la Tuberculosis.

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Unintended Consequences of the Goldwater-Nichols Act

By: Christopher M. Bourne

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The tenth anniversary of the Goldwater- Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 focused attention largely on that law’s most apparent and positive aspects. Much good has derived from it. The Nation has enjoyed a string of successes in war and in military operations other than war. The law increased cooperation and interoperability among the services, improved professional military education, and unified the national military command structure.

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Colombia's Targeted Education Voucher Program : Features, Coverage...

By: Elizabeth King, Laura Rawlings, Marybell Gutierreb, Carlos Pardob, and Carlos Torresb

Economics

In 1992 the Government of Colombia initiated an educational voucher program for secondary education. Its aim is to increase the transition rate from primary to secondary education by addressing one of the constraints faced by poorer students -- the shortage of space in public schools, especially in large cities. The program does this by tapping into the capacity of private schools which were already enrolling 40 percent of students at that time.1 Now five years after it ...

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Java Programming on Linux

By: Nathan Meyers

Technical Reference Publication

Excerpt: Java Programming on Linux is your guide to using the Java programming language on the Linux platform. Written by an experienced Java and Linux developer, this book introduces you to the many Java technologies available today for you to use under Linux -- from proprietary Sun technologies to fully Open Source solutions. Filled with practical, hands-on advice, Java Programming on Linux will help you get the most out of Java and Linux, as an applications platform, ...

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Nanotechnology in a New Era of Strategic Competition

By: Shannon L. Callahan

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New technologies on the battlefield can alter the course of history and precipitate the rise or fall of nations. The advent of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) coincides with what some regard as a revolution in military affairs (RMA), an onset of technological innovation that changes the nature of warfare. These tiny devices could be the revolution’s enabling technology.

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World War Ii

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: One cannot look across the long, seemingly endless rows of crosses and Stars of David that dot the cemeteries at Omaha Beach, St. James, and elsewhere in Europe and the Pacific without a sense of the terrible cost of victory in World War II. The cold stone memorials underscore the ages of those whose lives war cut short at eighteen, twenty, twenty-four, thirty years—men who never again saw their families and homes. And as each year passes fewer and fewer visitor...

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Political Islam and the West

By: John L. Esposito

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: At the dawn of the 21st century political Islam, or more commonly Islamic fundamentalism, remains a major presence in governments and oppositional politics from North Africa to Southeast Asia. New Islamic republics have emerged in Afghanistan, Iran, and Sudan. Islamists have been elected to parliaments, served in cabinets, and been presidents, prime ministers, and deputy prime ministers in nations as diverse as Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,...

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Joint Doctrine for Civil Engineering Support

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth doctrine to govern the joint activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for US military involvement in multinational and interagency operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs) and ...

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Strategies for Implementing the Cmmi Project Management Process Ca...

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Objectives Attending this presentation should enable you to ... 1. Understand how differing perceptions of project management makes this process category so difficult to implement ... 2. Consider common organizational roadblocks to project management that nearly every organization encounters ... 2. See the value of an incremental approach to implementation ... 2. Take away practical examples as a starting point ...

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Office of the Secretary of Defense Operation and Maintenance Overv...

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Army 31,182.0 +550.7 -1,723.3 30,009.4 +610.9 +508.6 31,128.9 +795.0 +446.3 32,370.2 Army 25,668.5 +420.8 -2,263.1 23,826.2 +468.9 +670.3 24,965.4 +672.7 +152.1 25,790.2 Army Reserve 1,766.6 +43.9 +133.1 1,943.6 +44.8 -36.3 1,952.1 +39.9 +27.4 2,019.4 Army National Guard 3,746.9 +86.0 +406.7 4,239.6 +97.2 -125.4 4,211.4 +82.4 +266.8 4,560.6 ...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In the 1970s and 1980s, it was commonly assumed that terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) would be counterproductive because such an act would be widely condemned. “Terrorists want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead,” Brian Jenkins (1975: 15) opined. Jenkins’s premise was based on the assumption that terrorist behavior is normative, and that if they exceeded certain constraints and employed WMD they would completely alienate themsel...

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Center of Gravity What Clausewitz Really Meant

By: Joseph L. Strange

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Armed Forces have come a long way in understanding centers of gravity and critical vulnerabilities. The former are equated to strength; the latter to weakness. As stated in The Joint Staff Officer’s Guide, multiple centers of gravity may exist on a given level of warfare and change during a campaign, sometimes unexpectedly when an enemy shifts “the weight of its attack, thus uncovering or relying on a previously unforeseen center of gravity.”

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Technology Base Enhancement Program Metal Matrix Composites

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report addresses the collection and analysis of technical, market, and policy information related to the world-wide Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) industry sector. The report includes information gathered from a wide variety of sources. Where appropriate, references are cited in the text in superscript format referring to the numerical listing of references presented in Appendix D. The report was prepared by BDM Federal, Inc. (BDM), 1501 BDM Way, McLean, Virg...

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Total Quality Management

By: Frank Pagano

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In November 1990, SUP 07 sent a senior manager to Motorola Corporation in Phoenix, AZ, for two weeks of training on Continuous Process Improvement and Statistical Process Control. Motorola had been that year’s recipient of the Malcomb Baldridge Award for Quality and as such was staffed with subject matter experts. This was followed by a week with Boeing Corporation representatives in January 1991, after which the SUP 07 trainer, along with others from the Comman...

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Clausewitz and War Two Perspectives on Center of Gravity

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Clausewitz and War Two Perspectivse on Center of Gravity ...

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Tuhnei Is Part of the Overall D7 Information & Knowledge Managemen...

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The D7 University was designed to allow anyone to learn anything at any time, from any source on any subject.

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By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Mission, Organization, and Resources Mission The mission of the United States Armed Forces is to defend the United States; deter aggression and coercion forward in critical regions; swiftly defeat aggression in overlapping major conflicts while preserving for the President the option to call for a decisive victory in one of those conflicts ... including the possibility of regime change or occupation; and conduct a limited number of smaller-scale contingency operations ...

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The Fabrication of Functionally Graded Energetic Materials Using E...

By: Hugh A. Bruck

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Excerpt: Technical Objective: Tailor Burn Rate Performance in a Monolithic Rocket Motor Utilizing New Design and Control Schemes for Twin Screw Extrusion based on Functionally Graded Material (FGM) Architectures ...

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