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Author: Ann Calvaresi Barr
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: assessing, excessive, pass, charges, factor, key, contracting, contract, risk, defense
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2008-11-01
ISBN-10: 143790016X
ISBN-13: 9781437900163

One-third of the DoD FY 2006 spending on goods and services was for subcontracts. Concerns have been raised among DoD auditors and Congress about the potential for excessive pass-through charges by contractors that add little or no value when work is subcontracted. To better understand this risk, this report assesses the extent to which DoD may be vulnerable to these charges, and examines: (1) DoDżs approach to assessing the risk of excessive pass-through charges when work is subcontracted; (2) the strategies that selected private sector companies use to minimize risks of excessive pass-throu

Author: Ellen M. Scrivner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: excessive, force, controlling, psychology, police, role
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 1994-11-01
ISBN-10: 0788114344
ISBN-13: 9780788114342

This report discusses the role of police psychologists in preventing and identifying individual police officers at risk for using excessive, nonlethal force and examines factors associated with police use of excessive force in performing their duties. A sample of 65 police psychologists were asked what professional services they provided to police departments and how these services were used to control the use of force. They were also asked to characterize police officers who abuse force and to suggest intervention strategies based on police psychology that could help police managers reduce th

Author: Robert L. Hetzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: market, reprint, economic, quarterly, regulators, come, regulation, bank, risk, taking, increased
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437919529
ISBN-13: 9781437919523

The heavy losses in bank asset portfolios do not reflect an inherent failure of markets to monitor risk adequately but rather the perverse incentives of the financial safety net to excessive risk-taking. The unsustainable rise in house prices and their subsequent sharp decline derived from the combination of a public policy to expand home ownership to unrealistic levels and from a financial safety net that encouraged excessive risk-taking by banks. Charts and tables.

Author: Unknown
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: price, hunger, excessive, volatility, spikes, food, taming, index, challenge, global
Number of Pages: 64
ISBN-10: 0896299341
ISBN-13: 9780896299344

Authors: David C. Gompert, Terrence K. Kelly, Brooke Stear
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: military, counterinsurgency, civil, unifying, fire, reconstruction
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833047051
ISBN-13: 9780833047052

Effective civilian relief, reconstruction, and development work can help convince people to support their government against insurgency. Knowing this, insurgents will target such work, threatening both those who perform it and those who benefit from it. Too often, the result is a postponement of efforts to improve government and serve the population until contested territory has been cleared of insurgents. This can lead to excessive reliance on force to defeat insurgents

Author: David S. Alberts
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: pitfalls, seizing, initiative, avoiding, technologies, consequences, information, unintended
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0788147056
ISBN-13: 9780788147050

Discusses the potential benefits of information technologies in the military & the potential costs associated with unintended consequences regarding the deleterious effects of excessive information access. These technologies include collection, display, communications, & processing technologies of data fusion & analysis as well as support for decision making. Advocates & makes recommendations for the adoption of a comprehensive & systematic technological insertion approach for introducing & using emerging technologies & for the testing & refinement of new mission capability packages.

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: report, audit, survey, regulatory, indian, gaming, implementation
Number of Pages: 71
Published: 1993-06
ISBN-10: 0788172549
ISBN-13: 9780788172540

Contains survey & audit reports of the implementation of the Indian Gaming Act by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Inspector General. Addresses allegations that excessive revenues were being realized by operating companies at the expense of the tribes & that other improprieties in certain gaming operations on Indian lands also existed. Presents recommendations for increasing Government oversight of gaming operations, for providing technical assistance, & for prioritizing gaming operations for review. Tables. THIS COPY HAS SOME PAGES IN WHICH THE TYPE IS SMEARED OR BLURRED.
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