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Author: John W. Warner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: flag
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 1998-01-01
ISBN-10: 0788188046
ISBN-13: 9780788188046

Briefly describes the history of our flag, & sets forth the practices & observances appropriate to its display. Chapters: the flag's history; the flag today; flag laws & regulations; flag presentation; folding the flag; care of your flag; sizes of flags; flags at the U.S. Capitol; how to obtain a flag flown over the Capitol; American War Mothers flag; how to obtain a burial flag for a veteran; flags of states & territories -- each flag is shown in color with a brief description; Flag Day; the Great Seal of the U.S.; Ft. McHenry, where the Star-Spangled Banner” was composed; the Flag House in

Author: John Needham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: insourcing, guidelines, implementation, development, agencies’, civilian
Number of Pages: 11
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437924182
ISBN-13: 9781437924183

Fed. agencies rely on a multisector workforce composed of fed. employees and contractor personnel to perform services as they carry out their missions. Determining whether to obtain services through insourcing with current or new fed. employees, outsourcing with private sector contractors, or co-sourcing with a combination of the two is an economic and strategic decision. The exec. branch has encouraged fed. agencies since the mid-1950s to obtain commercially available services from the private sector when outsourcing is cost-effective. This report identified: (1) actions taken to assist affec

Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recommendations, regarding, section, authority, gao’s, implement, army, corps, engineers, efforts, status
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2011-02
ISBN-10: 1437931111
ISBN-13: 9781437931112

When non-fed. public entities propose public works projects that could degrade or damage federally regulated waters and wetlands they must obtain a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) before proceeding. To obtain the ACE's approval, the entity must submit a permit application. In 2000, the Congress included a provision in an Act to expedite permit processing for these entities. Sect. 214 of the act authorizes the ACE to accept and expend funds from these entities to expedite the evaluation of permit applications. Mittal believes that the ACE has taken appropriate steps to ensure that

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: states, passport, issuance, process, vulnerabilities, significant, state, undercover, tests, reveal, department
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2009-06
ISBN-10: 1437914578
ISBN-13: 9781437914573

A genuine U.S. passport permits its owner to travel freely in and out of the U.S., prove U.S. citizenship, obtain further identification documents, and set up bank accounts, among other things. The auditor was asked to proactively test the effectiveness of State's passport issuance process to determine whether the process is vulnerable to fraud. The investigation shows that terrorists or criminals could steal an American citizen's identity, use basic counterfeiting skills to create fraudulent documentation for that identity, and obtain a genuine U.S. passport from the Dept. of State. The audit

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: could, decisions, improve, program, oversight, elsewhere, credit, administration, business, additional, guidance, documenting, small
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437915043
ISBN-13: 9781437915044

The Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) program is intended to provide loan guarantees to small business borrowers who cannot obtain conventional credit at reasonable terms and do not have the personal resources to provide financing themselves. In FY 2008, SBA guaranteed over 69,000 loans valued at about $13 billion. This report: (1) describes SBA's criteria and lenders' practices for determining that borrowers cannot obtain credit elsewhere; and (2) examines SBA's efforts to ensure that lenders are complying with the credit elsewhere provision. To meet these objectives, the auditor vis

Author: John Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: substances, control, congressional, testimony, toxic, effectiveness, regulation, options, enhancing, chemical
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 143791392X
ISBN-13: 9781437913927

Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976, authorizing the EPA to obtain info. on the risks of industrial chemicals and to control those that EPA determines pose an unreasonable risk. However, EPA does not have sufficient chemical assessment info. to determine whether it should establish controls to limit public exposure to many chemicals that may pose substantial health risks. There should be statutory changes to provide EPA with authority to obtain health and safety info. from the chemical industry. This testimony addresses EPA's options for: (1) obtaining info. on the

Author: Randall B. Williamson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, care, satisfaction, similar, plans, beneficiary, indicate, access, surveys, defense, problems
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437931707
ISBN-13: 9781437931709

The DoD provides health care and mental health care through its TRICARE program. Under TRICARE, beneficiaries may obtain care through TRICARE Prime, an option that includes the use of civilian provider networks and requires enrollment. TRICARE beneficiaries who do not enroll in this option may obtain care from non-network providers through TRICARE Standard, or from network providers through TRICARE Extra. Servicemembers who use TRICARE Standard, TRICARE Extra, or TRICARE Reserve Select are referred to as non-enrolled beneficiaries. This report analyzes the adequacy of DoD's surveys of TRICARE
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