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Robinson Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan; Middletown Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Scotts Valley Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Elem Indian Colony Strategic Energy Plan, Upperlake Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Big Valley Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is located in Lake County in Northern California. Similar to the other five federally recognized Indian Tribes in Lake County participating in this project, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians members are challenged by generally increasing energy costs and undeveloped local energy resources. Currently, Tribal decision makers lack sufficient information to make informed decisions about potential renewable energy resources. To meet this challenge efficiently, the Tribes have committed to the Lake County Tribal Energy Program, a multi Tribal program to be based at the Robinson Rancheria and including The Elem Indian Colony, Big Valley Rancheria, Middletown Rancheria, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake and the Scotts Valley Pomo Tribe. The mission of this program is to promote Tribal energy efficiency and create employment opportunities and economic opportunities on Tribal Lands through energy resource and energy efficiency development. This program will establish a comprehensive energy strategic plan for the Tribes based on Tribal specific plans that capture economic and environmental benefits while continuing to respect Tribal cultural practices and traditions. The goal is to understand current and future energy consumption and develop both regional and Tribe specific strategic energy plans, including action plans, to clearly identify the energy options for each Tribe.

McGinnis and Associates LLC

2008-08-01

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Guam Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

Describes various energy strategies available to Guam to meet the territory's goal of diversifying fuel sources and reducing fossil energy consumption 20% by 2020.The information presented in this strategic energy plan will be used by the Guam Energy Task Force to develop an energy action plan. Available energy strategies include policy changes, education and outreach, reducing energy consumption at federal facilities, and expanding the use of a range of energy technologies, including buildings energy efficiency and conservation, renewable electricity production, and alternative transportation. The strategies are categorized based on the time required to implement them.

Conrad, M. D.

2013-07-01

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Energy research strategic plan  

SciTech Connect

Research and development is an essential element of economic prosperity and a traditional source of strength for the U.S. economy. During the past two decades, the way of introducing technological developments into the national economy has changed steadily. Previously, industry did most long-term technology development and some basic research with private funding. Today, the Nation`s industry relies mostly on federally-funded research to provide the knowledge base that leads to new technologies and economic growth. In the 1980s, U.S. firms lost major technology markets to foreign competition. In response, many firms increased emphasis on technology development for near term payoff while decreasing long term research for new technology. The purpose of the Office of Energy Research of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to provide basic research and technology development that triggers and drives economic development and helps maintain U.S. world leadership in science. We do so through programs of basic and applied research that support the Department`s energy, environmental and national defense missions and that provide the foundation for technical advancement. We do so by emphasizing research that maintains our world leadership in science, mathematics, and engineering and through partnerships with universities, National Laboratories, and industries across the Nation.

NONE

1995-08-01

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Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiativeâ??s mission is "to actively engage in and facilitate energy technology development, assessments, demonstration projects, and policy guidance based on scientific facts, engineering principles and economic realities." They analyze the national impact of implementing new energy system technology options in relation to the current status of world oil and gas production, which is characterized by higher and higher prices. They study new and innovative energy technologies in the transportation, building, manufacturing, and electric power sectors and work with Georgia Techâ??s researchers, as well as industry and government partners, to carry out research, development, and demonstration projects. Presentations from their formal kickoff dinner and workshop provide an overview of the Initiative, while more discussion of ongoing projects are described in the Current Projects section of the website. The Energy Facts section provides information on Clean Coal, Ethanol, Fossil Fuel Resources, and Nuclear energy. They also make two Energy Briefs available to download, one on World Oil Production: Future Implications and another on Hybrid Vehicles.

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The New Approach to Strategic Energy Planning  

E-print Network

for numerous industrial firms and the results often provide a basis for modernization of plant operations. Step 2. Identify and develop a detailed profile of your energy suppliers as well as potential suppliers. Establish contact with current...THE NEW APPROACH TO STRATEGIC ENERGY PLANNING N. RICHARD FRIEDMAN Chairman Resource Dynamics Corporation Vienna, Virginia ABSTRACT The changing industrial energy market is placing a new emphasis on the strategic element of energy...

Friedman, N. R.

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NANA Strategic Energy Plan & Energy Options Analysis  

SciTech Connect

NANA Strategic Energy Plan summary NRC, as an Alaska Native Corporation, has committed to addressing the energy needs for its shareholders. The project framework calls for implicit involvement of the IRA Councils in the Steering Committee. Tribal Members, from the NRC to individual communities, will be involved in development of the NANA Energy Plan. NRC, as the lead tribal entity, will serve as the project director of the proposed effort. The NRC team has communicated with various governmental and policy stakeholders via meetings and discussions, including Denali Commission, Alaska Energy Authority, and other governmental stakeholders. Work sessions have been initiated with the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, the NW Arctic Borough, and Kotzebue Electric Association. The NRC Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) Steering committee met monthly through April and May and weekly starting in June 2008 in preparation of the energy summit that was held from July 29-31, 2008. During preparations for the energy summit and afterwards, there was follow through and development of project concepts for consideration. The NANA regional energy summit was held from July 29-31, 2008, and brought together people from all communities of the Northwest Arctic Borough. The effort was planned in conjunction with the Alaska Energy Authority’s state-wide energy planning efforts. Over $80,000 in cash contributions was collected from various donors to assist with travel from communities and to develop the summit project. Available funding resources have been identified and requirements reviewed, including the Denali Commission, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the Alaska Energy Authority. A component of the overall plan will be a discussion of energy funding and financing. There are current project concepts submitted, or are ready for submittal, in the region for the following areas: • Wind-diesel in Deering, Buckland, Noorik, and Kiana areas; potential development around Red Dog mine. • Biomass Feasibility analysis in the upper Kobuk; • Run of the river hydroelectric development for the Upper Kobuk; • Solar photovoltaic (PV) power demonstration projects for Noatak, Ambler, Selawik, Kiana, and Noorvik; • Heat Recovery for several communities; In September 2008, the NRC team participated at the Alaska Rural Energy Conference in Girdwood, Alaska In November 2008, the NRC team gave a presentation on the NANA regional energy plans at a DOE Tribal Energy Program conference in Denver, Colorado. In January 2009, the final SEP report was submitted to NRC.

Jay Hermanson; Brian Yanity

2008-12-31

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Strategic Energy Management Plan for the 1990's  

E-print Network

This paper describes the strategic energy management plan implemented by the Defense Systems and Electronics Group (DSEG) of Texas Instruments (TI) to enable it to meet its energy management challenge into the 1990's. The strategic energy management...

Fiorino, D. P.; Priest, J. W.

1987-01-01

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Micmac Strategic Energy Planning Initiative  

SciTech Connect

In February 2005 the Aroostook Band of Micmacs submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Tribal First Steps Program. The purpose of the application was to request funding and technical assistance to identify and document Tribal energy issues, develop a Tribal energy vision, evaluate potential energy opportunities, and to develop an action plan for future Tribal energy activities. The grant application was subsequently funded by DOE, and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs hired an energy consultant to assist with completion of the project. In addition to identification and documentation of Tribal energy issues, and the development of a Tribal energy vision, the potential for wind energy development on Tribal land, and residential energy efficiency issues were thoroughly evaluated.

Fred Corey

2007-02-02

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Strategic Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

NREL complements its scientific research with high-quality, credible, technology-neutral, objective analysis that informs policy and investment decisions as renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies move from innovation through integration. This sheet highlights NREL's analytical capabilities and achievements.

Not Available

2014-02-01

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Energy Strategic Planning & Sufficiency Project  

SciTech Connect

This report provides information regarding options available, their advantages and disadvantages, and the costs for pursuing activities to advance Smith River Rancheria toward an energy program that reduces their energy costs, allows greater self-sufficiency and stimulates economic development and employment opportunities within and around the reservation. The primary subjects addressed in this report are as follows: (1) Baseline Assessment of Current Energy Costs--An evaluation of the historical energy costs for Smith River was conducted to identify the costs for each component of their energy supply to better assess changes that can be considered for energy cost reductions. (2) Research Viable Energy Options--This includes a general description of many power generation technologies and identification of their relative costs, advantages and disadvantages. Through this research the generation technology options that are most suited for this application were identified. (3) Project Development Considerations--The basic steps and associated challenges of developing a generation project utilizing the selected technologies are identified and discussed. This included items like selling to third parties, wheeling, electrical interconnections, fuel supply, permitting, standby power, and transmission studies. (4) Energy Conservation--The myriad of federal, state and utility programs offered for low-income weatherization and utility bill payment assistance are identified, their qualification requirements discussed, and the subsequent benefits outlined. (5) Establishing an Energy Organization--The report includes a high level discussion of formation of a utility to serve the Tribal membership. The value or advantages of such action is discussed along with some of the challenges. (6) Training--Training opportunities available to the Tribal membership are identified.

Retziaff, Greg

2005-03-30

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was awarded a grant under the U.S. Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program (TEP) to develop a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan (SEP). The grant, awarded under the “First Steps” phase of the TEP, supported the development of a SEP that integrates with the Tribe’s plans for economic development, preservation of natural resources and the environment, and perpetuation of Tribal heritage and culture. The Tribe formed an Energy Committee consisting of members from various departments within the Tribal government. This committee, together with its consultant, the South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies, performed the following activities: • Develop the Tribe’s energy goals and objectives • Establish the Tribe’s current energy usage • Identify available renewable energy and energy efficiency options • Assess the available options versus the goals and objectives • Create an action plan for the selected options

Souther Carolina Institute of energy Studies-Robert Leitner

2009-01-30

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Penobscot Indian Nation's Strategic Energy Planning Efficiency on tribal Lands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The energy grant provided the resources to evaluate the wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal and solar resource potential on all Penobscot Indian Naiton's Tribal lands. The two objectives address potential renewable energy resources available on tribal lands and energy efficiency measures to be taken after comprehensive energy audits of commercial facilities. Also, a Long Term Strategic Energy Plan was developed along

Mike Sockalexis; Brenda Fields

2006-01-01

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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

Describes various energy strategies available to CNMI to meet the territory's goal of diversifying fuel sources and reducing fossil energy consumption. The information presented in this strategic energy plan will be used by the CNMI Governor's Energy Task Force to develop an energy action plan. Available energy strategies include policy changes, education and outreach, and expanding the use of a range of energy technologies, including renewable electricity production and buildings energy efficiency and conservation.

Conrad, M. D.; Ness, J. E.

2013-07-01

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Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Strategic Plan  

SciTech Connect

Twenty-first century energy challenges include demand growth, national energy security, and global climate protection. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is a public/private partnership between the State of Idaho and its academic research institutions, the federal government through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) managed by the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA). CAES serves to advance energy security for our nation by expanding the educational opportunities at the Idaho universities in energy-related areas, creating new capabilities within its member institutions, and delivering technological innovations leading to technology-based economic development for the intermountain region. CAES has developed this strategic plan based on the Balanced Scorecard approach. A Strategy Map (Section 7) summarizes the CAES vision, mission, customers, and strategic objectives. Identified strategic objectives encompass specific outcomes related to three main areas: Research, Education, and Policy. Technical capabilities and critical enablers needed to support these objectives are also identified. This CAES strategic plan aligns with and supports the strategic objectives of the four CAES institutions. Implementation actions are also presented which will be used to monitor progress towards fulfilling these objectives.

Kevin Kostelnik; Keith Perry

2007-07-01

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Steps to Developing the New Orleans Strategic Energy Plan (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation was given by NREL's Elizabeth Doris (Brown) to the New Orleans City Council in January 2008. NREL was funded by DOE to provide technical assistance to New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The presentation provides an overview of strategic energy planning, case studies, and suggested next steps for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy into the city's rebuilding efforts.

Brown, E.

2011-01-01

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Penobscot Indian Nation's Strategic Energy Planning Efficiency on tribal Lands  

SciTech Connect

The energy grant provided the resources to evaluate the wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal and solar resource potential on all Penobscot Indian Naiton's Tribal lands. The two objectives address potential renewable energy resources available on tribal lands and energy efficiency measures to be taken after comprehensive energy audits of commercial facilities. Also, a Long Term Strategic Energy Plan was developed along with a plan to reduce high energy costs.

Sockalexis, Mike; Fields, Brenda

2006-11-30

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Strategic Roadmap 2024: Powering the Energy Frontier  

SciTech Connect

Strategic Roadmap 2024 applies our historic mission to the dynamic and evolving industry environment that includes myriad new regulations, the growing presence of interruptible and intermittent generation resources and constraints on our hydro resources. It also ties together Western’s strategy, initiatives, capital budgets and annual targets to move the agency in one direction, continue to meet customer needs and provide the best value as an organization.

none,

2014-05-01

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Regional energy planning through SWOT analysis and strategic planning tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic planning processes, which are commonly used as a tool for region development and territorial structuring, can be harnessed by politicians and public administrations, at the local level, to redesign the regional energy system and encourage renewable energy development and environmental preservation. In this sense, the province of Jaén, a southern Spanish region whose economy is mainly based on olive

J. Terrados; G. Almonacid; L. Hontoria

2007-01-01

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Final Report for the Soboba Strategic Tribal Energy Planning Project  

SciTech Connect

In 2011 the Tribe was awarded funds from the Department of Energy to formulate the Soboba Strategic Tribal Energy Plan. This will be a guiding document used throughout the planning of projects focused on energy reduction on the Reservation. The Soboba Strategic Tribal Energy Plan's goal is to create a Five Year Energy Plan for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in San Jacinto, California. This plan will guide the decision making process towards consistent progress leading to the Tribal goal of a 25% reduction in energy consumption in the next five years. It will additionally outline energy usage/patterns and will edentify areas the Tribe can decrease energy use and increase efficiency. The report documents activities undertaken under the grant, as well as incldues the Tribe's strategif energy plan.

Miller, Kim [EPA Specialist] [EPA Specialist

2013-09-17

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Energy in the Mountain West: Colonialism and Independence  

SciTech Connect

In many ways, the mountain west (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming) is an energy colony for the rest of the United States: it is rich in energy resources that are extracted to fuel economic growth in the wealthier and more populous coastal regions. Federal agencies and global corporations often behave as if the mountain west is a place to be exploited or managed for the benefit of customers and consumers elsewhere. Yet, the area. is not vast empty space with a limitless supply of natural resources, but rather a fast-growing region with a diverse economic base dependent on a limited supply of water. New decision processes and collaborations are slowly changing this situation, but in a piecemeal fashion that places local communities at odds with powerful external interests. Proper planning of major development is needed to insure that the west has a strong economic and cultural future after the fossil energy resources decline, even if that might be a century from now. To encourage the necessary public discussions, this paper identifies key differences between the mountain west and the rest of the United States and suggests some holistic approaches that could improve our future. This paper is designed to provoke thought and discussion; it does not report new analyses on energy resources or usage. It is a summary of a large group effort.

Steven Piet; Lloyd Brown; Robert Cherry; Craig Cooper; Harold Heydt; Richard Holman; Travis McLing

2007-08-01

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California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (CPUC, 2008) The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (Plan) was developed through a collaborative process  

E-print Network

California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (CPUC, 2008) The Long Term Energy Efficiency together over an elevenmonth period. This Plan sets forth a roadmap for energy efficiency in California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan Existing Residential Buildings: Homes account for 32

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Global energy gradients and size in colonial organisms: Worker mass and worker number  

E-print Network

may thus mold gradients of ectotherm size, with consequences for the structure and function (family Formicidae) are colonial ectotherms that are important players in every terrestrial biome from a Colonial Ectotherm One limit to size is the rate at which an organism can harvest resources. Solar energy

Kaspari, Mike

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Spatial foraging patterns and colony energy status in the African honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between changes in foraging patterns (inferred from waggle dance activity) and colony energy status (inferred from brood rearing activity, food storage, and colony weight) was examined for the African honey bee during a period of relative resource abundance and resource dearth. When resources were more abundant mean foraging distances (about 400 m) and foraging areas (4–5 km2) were

Stanley S. Schneider; Linda C. McNally

1993-01-01

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Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Energy Innovation  

E-print Network

: Sustainable energy solutions independent of nuclear energy Highly qualified innovators that will be global eCANDO is ready to start operations beginning 2010. eCANDO has identified a "starting grid" of lead

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Energy Security, Oil Shocks and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Energy Security, Oil Shocks and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a Website created by Paul N. Leiby of the Resource Analysis Section and Center for Transportation Analysis of the Energy Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The site offers a collection of papers and reports examining the SPR, which is described as an "emergency supply of crude oil stored in huge underground salt caverns along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico." The papers and reports span the years 1997 to 1999 and cover Oak Ridge National Laboratory's research on this topic, including papers on oil imports and the cost of benefits, strategic petroleum reserves, and macroeconomic cost of oil price shocks. Be sure to check out the SPR description through a small link at the bottom of the page, which gives an information-rich overview of the SPR and links to the Department of Energy's SPR homepage.

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Pulp & Paper Industry- A Strategic Energy Review  

E-print Network

The pulp and paper industry with yearly energy purchases of $5 billion per year including 50 billion kWh of power is one of the largest industrial energy producers in the U.S. However, structural changes in the global pulp and paper industry could...

Stapley, C. E.

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Energy Strategic Planning & Self-Sufficiency Project  

SciTech Connect

This report provides information regarding options available, their advantages and disadvantages, and the costs for pursuing activities to advance Smith River Rancheria toward an energy program that reduces their energy costs, allows greater self-sufficiency and stimulates economic development and employment opportunities within and around the reservation. The primary subjects addressed in this report are as follow: (1) Baseline Assessment of Current Energy Costs--An evaluation of the historical energy costs for Smith River was conducted to identify the costs for each component of their energy supply to better assess changes that can be considered for energy cost reductions. (2) Research Viable Energy Options--This includes a general description of many power generation technologies and identification of their relative costs, advantages and disadvantages. Through this research the generation technology options that are most suited for this application were identified. (3) Project Development Considerations--The basic steps and associated challenges of developing a generation project utilizing the selected technologies are identified and discussed. This included items like selling to third parties, wheeling, electrical interconnections, fuel supply, permitting, standby power, and transmission studies. (4) Energy Conservation--The myriad of federal, state and utility programs offered for low-income weatherization and utility bill payment assistance are identified, their qualification requirements discussed, and the subsequent benefits outlined. (5) Establishing an Energy Organization--The report includes a high level discussion of formation of a utility to serve the Tribal membership. The value or advantages of such action is discussed along with some of the challenges. (6) Training--Training opportunities available to the Tribal membership are identified.

Greg Retzlaff

2005-03-30

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Final Report - Development of a Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians was awarded a grant under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Tribal Energy Program to develop a comprehensive Tribal energy plan. The grant, awarded under DOE’s First Steps program, supported the development of a strategic energy plan that integrates with the Tribe’s overall planning and economic development goals, and aligns with Tribal cultural, social, political, and spiritual values. The Tribe set out to incorporate its energy plan into (i) a broader economic development strategy developed by investigators at the University of California at Riverside, and (ii) the overarching goals for job-creation and wealth-creation that are held by both the Tribe and the surrounding Coachella Valley. With these wide-ranging objectives in mind, the Tribe and its consultant, Red Mountain Energy Partners, engaged in a phased approach to creating the strategic energy plan. As illustrated in Figure 1 below, the proposed approach involved both “serial” and “parallel” activities. The capacity-building component of this approach occurred throughout the duration of the project period.

Maracas, Kate; Hooks, Todd

2006-11-30

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2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Goal 1 is to catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. Goal 2 is to maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas. Goal 3 is to enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts. Goal 4 is to establish an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success.

None

2011-05-01

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Developing The Organized Village of Kasaan's Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

The overall goal of this project is to create a Tribal Energy Action Plan that will serve as the Tribe�s blueprint for creating long term energy self�sufficiency. The Plan will be developed with input from a committed group of key stakeholders and landowners in the area, will be based on sound data and research, and will address both �supply�side� options of the development of sustainable energy sources, as well as �demand-side� options for reducing energy consumption. The resulting plan will include defined comprehensive energy strategies and built upon a baseline assessment of where the Tribe currently is in terms of alternative and renewable energy activities; a vision of where the Tribe wants to go; and an action plan of how the Tribe will reach its vision including the identification of viable energy options based on the long-term strategic plan of the Tribe.

Hamar Glenn P

2013-02-19

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Strategic Energy Management Plan For Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico  

SciTech Connect

This document reports findings and recommendations as a result of a design assistance project with Fort Buchanan with the goals of developing a Strategic Energy Management Plan for the Site. A strategy has been developed with three major elements in mind: 1) development of a strong foundation from which to build, 2) understanding technologies that are available, and 3) exploring financing options to fund the implementation of improvements. The objective of this report is to outline a strategy that can be used by Fort Buchanan to further establish an effective energy management program. Once a strategy is accepted, the next step is to take action. Some of the strategies defined in this Plan may be implemented directly. Other strategies may require the development of a more sophisticated tactical, or operational, plan to detail a roadmap that will lead to successful realization of the goal. Similarly, some strategies are not single events. Rather, some strategies will require continuous efforts to maintain diligence or to change the culture of the Base occupants and their efforts to conserve energy resources.

Parker, Steven A.; Hunt, W. D.

2001-10-31

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Jicarilla Apache Utility Authority Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategic Planning  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Strategic Plan Report is to provide an introduction and in-depth analysis of the issues and opportunities, resources, and technologies of energy efficiency and renewable energy that have potential beneficial application for the people of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and surrounding communities. The Report seeks to draw on the best available information that existed at the time of writing, and where necessary, draws on new research to assess this potential. This study provides a strategic assessment of opportunities for maximizing the potential for electrical energy efficiency and renewable energy development by the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The report analyzes electricity use on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in buildings. The report also assesses particular resources and technologies in detail, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and small hydropower. The closing sections set out the elements of a multi-year, multi-phase strategy for development of resources to the maximum benefit of the Nation.

Rabago, K.R.

2008-06-28

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Low-energy routing based on ant colony algorithm genetic algorithm in wireless sensor networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While designing the routing protocol in wireless sensor networks (WSN), one of the key problems is to keep the energy-load balance over the network for prolonging its lifetime. In this paper, we propose a low-energy clustering WSN routing protocol based on Ant Colony Algorithm Genetic Algorithm (ACAGA). The protocol divides the network into several clusters and selects cluster heads according to the relative locations and the residual energy status of nodes. While keeping the energy-load balance over the whole network, it accomplishes a low-energy routing and prolongs the whole network's lifetime by using the distributed computation and global route optimization capabilities of ACAGA.

Zhang, Shi; Lu, Qiannan; Zhang, Zhe; Chen, Jian

2006-11-01

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Strategic Energy Planning for Renewable Energy Demonstration Center  

SciTech Connect

The focus of this project is to support the addition of renewable energy technologies to the existing CBMI resource recovery park, known as the Cabazon Resource Recovery Park (CRRP) in Mecca, California. The concept approved for this project was to determine if the resources and the needs existed for the addition of a Renewable Energy Demonstration Center (REDC) at the CRRP. The REDC concept is envisioned to support the need of startup renewable companies for a demonstration site that reduces their development costs.

Ross, Becky [Cabazon Band of Mission Indians] [Cabazon Band of Mission Indians; Crandell, George

2014-04-10

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Critical Metals in Strategic Low-carbon Energy Technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to the rapid growth in demand for certain materials, compounded by political risks associated with the geographical concentration of the supply of them, shortages of materials could be a potential bottleneck to the deployment of low-carbon energy technologies. Consequently, an assessment has been carried out to ascertain whether such shortages could jeopardise the objectives of the EU's Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), especially in the six low-carbon energy technologies of SET-Plan, namely: nuclear, solar, wind, bioenergy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and electricity grids. The assessment identified 14 metals for which the deployment of the six technologies will require 1% or more (and in some cases, much more) of current world supply per annum between 2020 and 2030. Following a more critical examination, based on the likelihood of rapid future global demand growth, limitations to expanding supply in the short to medium term, and the concentration of supply and political risks associated with key suppliers, 5 of the 14 metals were pinpointed to be at high risk, namely: the rare earth metals neodymium and dysprosium (for wind technology), and the by-products (from the processing of other metals) indium, tellurium and gallium (for photovoltaic technologies). In addition, the work has explored potential mitigation strategies, ranging from expanding European output, increasing recycling and reuse to reducing waste and finding substitutes for these metals in their main applications. Furthermore, recommendations are provided which include closely working with the EU's Raw Materials Initiative; supporting efforts to ensure reliable supply of ore concentrates at competitive prices; promoting R&D and demonstration projects on new lower cost separation processes; and promoting the further development of recycling technologies and increasing end-of-life collection

Moss, R. L.

2012-04-01

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The quality transformation: A catalyst for achieving energy`s strategic vision  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes the initial six corporate quality goals for DOE. It also includes accompanying performance measures which will help DOE determine progress towards meeting these goals. The six goals are: (1) There is effective use of performance measurement based on regular assessment of Energy operations using the Presidential Award for Quality, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, or equivalent criteria. (2) All managers champion continuous quality improvement training for all employees through planning, attendance, and active application. (3) The Department leadership has provided the environment in which employees are enabled to satisfy customer requirements and realize their full potential. (4) The Department management practices foster employee involvement, development and recognition. (5) The Department continuously improves customer service and satisfaction, and internal and external customers recognize Energy as an excellent service provider. (6) The Department has a system which aligns strategic and operational planning with strategic intent, ensures this planning drives resource allocation, provides for regular evaluation of results, and provides feedback.

NONE

1995-01-01

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Regional energy planning through SWOT analysis and strategic planning tools.: Impact on renewables development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic planning processes, which are commonly used as a tool for region development and territorial structuring, can be harnessed by politicians and public administrations, at the local level, to redesign the regional energy system and encourage renewable energy development and environmental preservation. In this sense, the province of Jaén, a southern Spanish region whose economy is mainly based on olive

J. Terrados; G. Almonacid; L. Hontoria

2007-01-01

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Creating Reliable Data and Reporting to Support Strategic Energy Management at Corning Incorporated  

E-print Network

on Common Indexing Parameters ESL-IE-14-05-29 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Data Tools Overview ? Single Corporate / Division Tool ? Multiple Division / Site Tools ? Consolidated...Creating Reliable Data & Reporting to Support Strategic Energy Management at Corning Incorporated Industrial Energy Technology Conference May 20th, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Peter Garforth Garforth International llc Energy Managers’ Workshop ESL...

Garforth, P.

2014-01-01

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Industrial Strategic Planning - A New Approach to Developing Energy Efficient Programs  

E-print Network

Today's energy environment is a precarious one. Industry is well aware of the situation. Some have developed plans to cope with it, others are taking a 'wait and see' posture. To help in decision making, strategic planning has begun to emerge...

Delgado, R. M.; Mitchell, G. M.

1983-01-01

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My Moon Colony  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students are introduced to the futuristic concept of the moon as a place people can inhabit. They brainstorm what people would need to live on the moon and then design a fantastic Moon colony and decide how to power it. Student use the engineering design process, which includes researching various types of energy sources and evaluating which would be best for their moon colonies.

2014-09-18

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10 Strategic Steps to Reducing Your Energy Costs  

E-print Network

responsible and reduce harmful emissions. Energy management can accomplish both conservation and emission goals- plus, it lowers utility costs and strengthens your bottom line! In the past, reasonably priced energy made it difficult to justify new conservation...

Swanson, G. A.; Haley, M.

2005-01-01

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Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor-induced arteriogenesis reduces energy failure in hemodynamic stroke  

PubMed Central

Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a powerful arteriogenic factor in the hypoperfused rat brain. To test the pathophysiological relevance of this response, the influence of GM-CSF on brain energy state was investigated in a model of hemodynamic stroke. Sprague-Dawley rats were submitted to three-vessel (bilateral vertebral and unilateral common carotid artery) occlusion (3-VO) to induce unilaterally accentuated brain hypoperfusion. One week later, hemodynamic stroke was induced by additional lowering of arterial blood pressure. Experiments were terminated by in situ freezing of the brain. ATP was measured in cryostat sections by using a bioluminescence method. The use of 3-VO, in combination with 15 min of hypotension of 50, 40, or 30 mmHg, did not produce disturbances of energy metabolism, however, focal areas of ATP depletion were unilaterally detected after 3-VO, in combination with 15 min of hypotension of 20 mmHg. Treating such animals with GM-CSF (40 ?g·kg-1·d-1) during the 1-week interval between 3-VO and induced hypotension significantly reduced the hemispheric volume of energy depletion from 48.8 ± 44.2% (untreated group, n = 10) to 15.8 ± 17.4% (treated group, n = 8, P = 0.033). GM-CSF-induced arteriogenesis is another approach to protect the brain against ischemic injury. PMID:15306685

Schneeloch, Edda; Mies, Günter; Busch, Hans-Jörg; Buschmann, Ivo R.; Hossmann, Konstantin-Alexander

2004-01-01

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Online Strategizing Distributed Renewable Energy Resource Access in Islanded Microgrids  

Microsoft Academic Search

The smart grid, perceived as the next generation power grid, uses two-way flow of electricity and information to create a widely distributed automated energy delivery network. By grouping distributed renewable energy generations and loads, a microgrid, which is seen as one of the cornerstones of the future smart grids, can disconnect from the macrogrid and function autonomously. This intentional islanding

Xi Fang; Dejun Yang; Guoliang Xue

2011-01-01

44

Community Greening: How To Develop A Strategic Energy Plan, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

This guide provides an overview of strategic electricity planning for communities, using a step-by-step approach to develop the plan. This method has a high chance of success, because it is based on stakeholder buy-in and political commitment. Not all communities will need to follow all steps, but the process is designed to incorporate all parties, maximize solution-based thinking, and develop a plan that can be carried out by community leaders.

Not Available

2010-02-01

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PERSPECTIVE: Cultivating Strategic Foresight for Energy and Environmental Security  

SciTech Connect

Disastrous social, economic, and political instability can result from limited energy resources or deteriorating environmental conditions. Historically, understanding and preparing for potential turbulent events posed significant challenges for governments, due in part to complex connections and dependencies associated with multiple, inter-related issues. Moving forward, we propose world governments can better mitigate and even avert energy and environmental disasters by cultivating a shared, diverse community of physical and social scientists, engineers, security analysts, and other professionals from related fields to share concerns, discuss ideas, and coalesce key concepts from the vast amount of data available about energy and environmental issues. Bringing relevant parties from multiple disciplines into a dynamic, diverse, and more transparent forum will produce a greater range of discussion, deliberation, and feasible solutions to help address uncertain, global energy and environmental concerns of both the present-day and our future.

Bray, David A.; Costigan, Sean; Daum, Keith; Lavoix, Helene; Malone, Elizabeth L.; Pallaris, Chris

2009-10-01

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Managing the Transition State for Energy Strategic Planning  

E-print Network

and given life. a. Reprinted with permission of the Association of Energy Engineers, 4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420, Atlanta, GA 30340. I .. . 1 . I These opportunltles lnvo ve maJor pr~cess improvements (in the case of industr...

Koehler, T. A.

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STRATEGIC PLAN TO REDUCE THE ENERGY IMPACT OF AIR CONDITIONERS  

E-print Network

Acknowledgements This report represents the efforts of many experts from the air conditioning industry who Manufacturer Freus Air Conditioning Jim Bazemore Consultant Energy Market Innovations, Inc. Doug Beaman of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries Kahn Air Conditioning Tav Commins Staff, Buildings

48

Tactical Action Plan: Powering the Energy Frontier (An Appendix to the Strategic Roadmap 2024)  

SciTech Connect

The Tactical Action Plan identifies and describes the Western-wide tasks and activities, existing and new, needed to fully achieve the goals in Strategic Roadmap 2024. Each activity in the TAP chart is briefly described in this document and also linked to the Critical Pathway it supports. As the TAP is a list of specific strategies and actions susceptible to changing environments and needs, the TAP will be updated more frequently as Western progresses towards its goals. The TAP is organized into seven Strategic Target Areas that serve as Western’s priorities and areas of focus for the next two to three years. These Target Areas are: Power and Transmission Related Services; Energy Infrastructure; Partnership and Innovation; Asset Management; Safety and Security; Communication; and Human Capital Management and Organization Structure. Target Areas are also used to create the agency’s annual performance targets, which measure progress and implementation of the TAP, and the status of which will be reported regularly.

none,

2014-01-01

49

1994 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan: Fueling a Competitive Economy  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy has a rich heritage of meeting important national goals in the areas of energy, national security, science, and technology. The end of the Cold War, and the election of President Clinton, have given us a new national agenda. Through a comprehensive strategic planning process, we have determined that the Department must now unleash its extraordinary scientific and technical talent and resources on new and more sharply focused goals: fueling a competitive economy, improving the environment through waste management and pollution prevention, and reducing the nuclear danger.

None,

1994-04-01

50

Energy-saving scheduling strategy for elevator group control system based on ant colony optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elevator group control scheduling is to dispatch every elevator to serve call requests from different floors based on some certain goal. It's a kind of typical combinatorial optimization problems. Ant colony algorithm is good at solving the discrete combinatorial optimization, its well global optimization ability and quick convergence velocity are both necessary to a scheduling algorithm. Moreover, reducing passengers' waiting

Jing-long Zhang; Jie Tang; Qun Zong; Jun-fang Li

2010-01-01

51

A Look at the U.S. Energy System – A Strategic Impact Model (2050 SIM)  

SciTech Connect

The United States (U.S.) energy infrastructure is among the most reliable, accessible, and economical in the world. On the other hand, it is also excessively reliant on foreign energy sources, experiences high volatility in energy prices, does not always practice good stewardship of finite indigenous energy resources, and emits significant quantities of greenhouse gases. The U.S. Department of Energy is conducting research and development on advanced nuclear reactor concepts and technologies, including High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) technologies, directed at helping the United States meet its current and future energy challenges. This paper discusses the systematic approach used to develop the 2050 Strategic Impact Model (2050 SIM), which allows the user to analyze and depict the benefits of various energy sources in meeting the energy demand. It also provides an overall systems understanding of the tradeoffs between building and using HTGRs versus other existing technologies for providing energy (heat and electricity) to various energy-use sectors in the United States. This paper also provides the assumptions used in the model, the rational for the methodology, and the references for the source documentation and source data used in developing 2050 SIM.

Layne Pincock; John W. Collins

2011-06-01

52

Energy Integration for 2050 - A Strategic Impact Model (2050 SIM), Version 1.0  

SciTech Connect

The United States (U.S.) energy infrastructure is among the most reliable, accessible, and economic in the world. On the other hand, it is also excessively reliant on foreign energy sources, experiences high volatility in energy prices, does not always practice good stewardship of finite indigenous energy resources, and emits significant quantities of greenhouse gas. The U.S. Department of Energy is conducting research and development on advanced nuclear reactor concepts and technologies, including High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) technologies, directed at helping the United States meet its current and future energy challenges. This report discusses the Draft Strategic Impact Model (SIM), an initial version of which was created during the later part of FY-2010. SIM was developed to analyze and depict the benefits of various energy sources in meeting the energy demand and to provide an overall system understanding of the tradeoffs between building and using HTGRs versus other existing technologies for providing energy (heat and electricity) to various energy-use sectors in the United States. This report also provides the assumptions used in the model, the rationale for the methodology, and the references for the source documentation and source data used in developing the SIM.

Not Available

2010-10-01

53

Energy Integration for 2050 - A Strategic Impact Model (2050 SIM), Version 2.0  

SciTech Connect

The United States (U.S.) energy infrastructure is among the most reliable, accessible, and economic in the world. On the other hand, it is also excessively reliant on foreign energy sources, experiences high volatility in energy prices, does not always practice good stewardship of finite indigenous energy resources, and emits significant quantities of greenhouse gas. The U.S. Department of Energy is conducting research and development on advanced nuclear reactor concepts and technologies, including High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) technologies, directed at helping the United States meet its current and future energy challenges. This report discusses the Draft Strategic Impact Model (SIM), an initial version of which was created during the later part of FY-2010. SIM was developed to analyze and depict the benefits of various energy sources in meeting the energy demand and to provide an overall system understanding of the tradeoffs between building and using HTGRs versus other existing technologies for providing energy (heat and electricity) to various energy-use sectors in the United States. This report also provides the assumptions used in the model, the rationale for the methodology, and the references for the source documentation and source data used in developing the SIM.

John Collins

2011-09-01

54

Strategic development and growth of emerging renewable energy ventures from China : Real options through mergers and acquisitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Entrepreneurial ventures in the emerging renewable energy sector in China represent a variety of dynamic growth strategies that are stimulated by the domestic energy policy and the evolution of the value chain driven by technological advancements. This paper aims to examine the underlying real options among these first movers to proceed with their further strategic development and finance

Artie W. Ng; Jatin Nathwani

2011-01-01

55

Colonial Williamsburg  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1926, at the urging of the Revered Dr. D.A.R. Goodwin, John D. Rockefeller Jr. began a complex and elaborate restoration project in the quiet town of Williamsburg that sought to preserve a few of the more important Revolutionary War-era buildings around the town. The project became increasingly ambitious, and eventually grew to encompass around 85 percent of the town's area from the 18th century. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the world's largest living history museum, and is noted for its ability to incorporate and interpret diverse perspectives on America's colonial period. Those persons unable to visit Colonial Williamsburg in person may want to first peruse the "Explore & Learn" section of the site, where they can learn about the different social and ethnic groups that inhabited the town (such as African-American slaves and colonial children), and see the various buildings within the community. The archaeology section of the site is particularly compelling, as visitors can learn about the many ongoing projects underway, and younger users can learn about the practice of archaeology through various games, quizzes, and puzzles. Additionally, users can read selected articles from the organization's popular history magazine, "Colonial Williamsburg," dating back to 1992. [KMG

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Colonial Landscape  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students will identify manmade structures and the time periods in which they were created, learn how human endeavors affect the landscape, identify different types of plants that now grow wild as a result of colonial farming activity, and simulate colonial life by recreating foods that would have been produced at that time. First, they will go outside, examine the landscape, and imagine what would have been there three hundred years ago. They will be asked to examine the types of plants growing near the walls, plant some examples, and create recipes from the plants.

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Spanish Colonial Settlement Development and colonial Latin  

E-print Network

struggle for independence · 1820s-1850s "balkanization" into smaller states #12;#12;#12;Neo-colonial (postLAST TIME · Spanish Colonial Settlement patterns #12;TODAY · Development and colonial Latin America -- development and colonial Latin America · The "wealth of the Indies" (i.e., colonial Latin America) was created

Lopez-Carr, David

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Strategic Planning Concept Paper: ENERGY FREEDOM FIELD by M. Kostic Page 1 of 2 NIU Strategic Planning Concept Paper  

E-print Network

the reality of global energy landscape has changed (from hydrogen to energy conservation and alternative beyond, with a mission of developing energy vision, renewable and alternative energy resources and alternative energy resources, where new jobs and consumer market is and will be. An excellent example

Kostic, Milivoje M.

59

U.S. Department of Energy clean cities five-year strategic plan.  

SciTech Connect

Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program, which is part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Working with its network of about 100 local coalitions and more than 6,500 stakeholders across the country, Clean Cities delivers on its mission to reduce petroleum consumption in on-road transportation. In its work to reduce petroleum use, Clean Cities focuses on a portfolio of technologies that includes electric drive, propane, natural gas, renewable natural gas/biomethane, ethanol/E85, biodiesel/B20 and higher-level blends, fuel economy, and idle reduction. Over the past 17 years, Clean Cities coalitions have displaced more than 2.4 billion gallons of petroleum; they are on track to displace 2.5 billion gallons of gasoline per year by 2020. This Clean Cities Strategic Plan lays out an aggressive five-year agenda to help DOE Clean Cities and its network of coalitions and stakeholders accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, while also expanding the supporting infrastructure to reduce petroleum use. Today, Clean Cities has a far larger opportunity to make an impact than at any time in its history because of its unprecedented $300 million allocation for community-based deployment projects from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (see box below). Moreover, the Clean Cities annual budget has risen to $25 million for FY2010 and $35 million has been requested for FY2011. Designed as a living document, this strategic plan is grounded in the understanding that priorities will change annually as evolving technical, political, economic, business, and social considerations are woven into project decisions and funding allocations. The plan does not intend to lock Clean Cities into pathways that cannot change. Instead, with technology deployment at its core, the plan serves as a guide for decision-making at both the national and local levels of Clean Cities over the next five years. The plan recognizes the need for flexibility and sets out a strategic direction that will build on the progress of current technologies and new opportunities presented in emerging fuels and technologies, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as new niche markets such as off-road applications that build additional throughput at existing alternative fuel stations.

Cambridge Concord Associates

2011-02-15

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United States Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Phase 2, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act) report: Confirmation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report was prepared on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE) by Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc. the management, operations, and maintenance contractor to DOE for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. DOE Order 5480.14 requires all DOE-owned sites to achieve compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). In accordance with the understanding reached between BPS and DOE,

1987-01-01

61

Sandia Strategic Plan 1997  

SciTech Connect

Sandia embarked on its first exercise in corporate strategic planning during the winter of 1989. The results of that effort were disseminated with the publication of Strategic Plan 1990. Four years later Sandia conducted their second major planning effort and published Strategic Plan 1994. Sandia`s 1994 planning effort linked very clearly to the Department of Energy`s first strategic plan, Fueling a Competitive Economy. It benefited as well from the leadership of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the management and operating contractor. Lockheed Martin`s corporate success is founded on visionary strategic planning and annual operational planning driven by customer requirements and technology opportunities. In 1996 Sandia conducted another major planning effort that resulted in the development of eight long-term Strategic Objectives. Strategic Plan 1997 differs from its predecessors in that the robust elements of previous efforts have been integrated into one comprehensive body. The changes implemented so far have helped establish a living strategic plan with a stronger business focus and with clear deployment throughout Sandia. The concept of a personal line of sight for all employees to this strategic plan and its objectives, goals, and annual milestones is becoming a reality.

NONE

1997-12-01

62

Strategic Energy Institute Request for Proposals Georgia Tech's strategic plan, "Designing the Future" calls for increasing leadership in defining  

E-print Network

expertise with system analyses or economics/policy/business aspects. #12;Proposals could span activities is to complement the significant amount of energy research that is happening on campus, by encouraging play is to establish Georgia Tech as a recognized leader in engineering, science, education, economics

Das, Suman

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Pigouvian Taxation of Energy for Flow and Stock Externalities and Strategic, Noncompetitive Energy Pricing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature on energy and carbon taxes is by and large concerned about the derivation of (globally) efficient strategies. In contrast, this paper considers the dynamic interactions between cartelized energy suppliers and a consumers' government that collectively taxes energy carriers for Pigouvian motives. Two different kinds of external costs are associated with energy consumption: flow (e.g., acid rain) and stock

Wirl Franz

1994-01-01

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The ENERGY STAR® Plant Label: A Valuable Component of Strategic Corporate Energy Management  

E-print Network

ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for energy efficiency and environmental performance recognized by roughly 70% of the American people. In September 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extend the brand to industrial plants...

Tunnessen, W.

2008-01-01

65

Pigouvian taxation of energy for flow and stock externalities and strategic, noncompetitive energy pricing  

SciTech Connect

The literature on energy and carbon taxes is by and large concerned about the derivation of (globally) efficient strategies. In contrast, this paper considers the dynamic interactions between cartelized energy suppliers and a consumers' government that collectively taxes energy carriers for Pigouvian motives. Two different kinds of external costs are associated with energy consumption: flow (e.g., acid rain) and stock externalities (e.g., global warming). The dynamic interactions between a consumers' government and a producers' cartel are modeled as a differential game with a subgame perfect Nash equilibrium in linear and nonlinear Markov strategies. The major implications are that the nonlinear solutions are Pareto-inferior to the linear strategies and energy suppliers may preempt energy taxation and thereby may raise the price at front; however, this effect diminishes over time because the producers' price declines, while taxes increase. 22 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Wirl, F. (Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria))

1994-01-01

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A Strategic Program Plan for Fusion Energy Sciences Fusion Energy Sciences  

E-print Network

with our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels will largely disap- pear. We will have achieved energy over imported oil, rising gasoline prices, smokestack pollu- tion, and other problems associated

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A Strategic Plan Is Just the Beginning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of strategic planning wears out institutions. Strategic planning, pursued with high purpose and energy, is enervating and exhausting. In this article, the author describes the value-added work of trustees in high-performing boards and discusses the role boards of trustees play as the process of continuous strategic planning unfolds.…

Wilson, E. B.

2009-01-01

68

Strategic Alliances  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides information on the "Strategic Alliance to Advance Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level", a partnership of the Rockford Valley Public Schools, Rock Valley College, and Northern Illinois University that sought to motivate and prepare high school students for technical careers in mathematics, science, technology, and English. Site materials include an unabridged version of the Strategic Alliances text, containing all research, evaluation, models, strategies, program content, external evaluator's perspective, and other information. The Supplements section includes curriculum modules for middle and high school students, a list of business participants, and a photo gallery of participants and activities. The Phys-Ma-Tech section includes integrated physics, mathematics, and technology curriculum modules, as well as a complete report on strategies, models, and research. There is also a downloadable version of the CD-ROM of the Strategic Alliances publication.

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A fuzzy-based approach for strategic choices in electric energy supply. The case of a Swiss power provider on the eve of electricity market opening  

Microsoft Academic Search

Risk evaluation and strategic choice has become very complex for power providers, because of the growing number of uncertain parameters involved, such as energy market prices, water inflow, and demand. The lack of information and the absence of the decision maker's perception are just some of the many elements that must be accounted for. Therefore, with an approach based on

Gustave Nguene Nguene; Matthias Finger

2007-01-01

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Strategic Bonding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many school buildings are in dire need of renovation, expansion, or replacement. Brief case studies from around the country illustrate the importance of finding out why people vote for or against a construction referendum. Lists recommendations for a strategic campaign. (MLF)

Davis, Lynn; Tyson, Ben

2003-01-01

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Strategic Staffing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business and industry leaders do not flinch at the idea of placing top talent in struggling departments and divisions. This is not always the case in public education. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made a bold statement to its community in its strategic plan by identifying two key reform levers--(1) an effective principal leading each school;…

Clark, Ann B.

2012-01-01

72

Form and metabolic scaling in colonial animals.  

PubMed

Benthic colonial organisms exhibit a wide variation in size and shape and provide excellent model systems for testing the predictions of models that describe the scaling of metabolic rate with organism size. We tested the hypothesis that colony form will influence metabolic scaling and its derivatives by characterising metabolic and propagule production rates in three species of freshwater bryozoans that vary in morphology and module organisation and which demonstrate two- and three-dimensional growth forms. The results were evaluated with respect to predictions from two models for metabolic scaling. Isometric metabolic scaling in two-dimensional colonies supported predictions of a model based on dynamic energy budget theory (DEB) and not those of a model based on fractally branching supply networks. This metabolic isometry appears to be achieved by equivalent energy budgets of edge and central modules, in one species (Cristatella mucedo) via linear growth and in a second species (Lophopus crystallinus) by colony fission. Allometric scaling characterised colonies of a three-dimensional species (Fredericella sultana), also providing support for the DEB model. Isometric scaling of propagule production rates for C. mucedo and F. sultana suggests that the number of propagules produced in colonies increases in direct proportion with the number of modules within colonies. Feeding currents generated by bryozoans function in both food capture and respiration, thus linking metabolic scaling with dynamics of self-shading and resource capture. Metabolic rates fundamentally dictate organismal performance (e.g. growth, reproduction) and, as we show here, are linked with colony form. Metabolic profiles and associated variation in colony form should therefore influence the outcome of biotic interactions in habitats dominated by colonial animals and may drive patterns of macroevolution. PMID:24265433

Hartikainen, Hanna; Humphries, Stuart; Okamura, Beth

2014-03-01

73

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Strategic Energy Plan  

SciTech Connect

This plan discusses the current energy use on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, the current status of the Tribe's energy program, as well as the issues and concerns with energy on the reservation. This plan also identifies and outlines energy opportunities, goals, and objectives for the Tribe to accomplish. The overall goal of this plan is to address the energy situation of the reservation in a holistic manner for the maximum benefit to the Tribe. This plan is an evolving document that will be re-evaluated as the Tribe's energy situation changes.

Bryan Hoover

2009-11-16

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Strategic Energy Planning (Area 1) Consultants Reports to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Federally Recognized Indian Tribe  

SciTech Connect

The assets that Citizen Potawatomi Nation holds were evaluated to help define the strengths and weaknesses to be used in pursuing economic prosperity. With this baseline assessment, a Planning Team will create a vision for the tribe to integrate into long-term energy and business strategies. Identification of energy efficiency devices, systems and technologies was made, and an estimation of cost benefits of the more promising ideas is submitted for possible inclusion into the final energy plan. Multiple energy resources and sources were identified and their attributes were assessed to determine the appropriateness of each. Methods of saving energy were evaluated and reported on and potential revenue-generating sources that specifically fit the tribe were identified and reported. A primary goal is to create long-term energy strategies to explore development of tribal utility options and analyze renewable energy and energy efficiency options. Associated goals are to consider exploring energy efficiency and renewable economic development projects involving the following topics: (1) Home-scale projects may include construction of a home with energy efficiency or renewable energy features and retrofitting an existing home to add energy efficiency or renewable energy features. (2) Community-scale projects may include medium to large scale energy efficiency building construction, retrofit project, or installation of community renewable energy systems. (3) Small business development may include the creation of a tribal enterprise that would manufacture and distribute solar and wind powered equipment for ranches and farms or create a contracting business to include energy efficiency and renewable retrofits such as geothermal heat pumps. (4) Commercial-scale energy projects may include at a larger scale, the formation of a tribal utility formed to sell power to the commercial grid, or to transmit and distribute power throughout the tribal community, or hydrogen production, and propane and natural-gas distribution systems.

Smith, Marvin; Bose, James; Beier, Richard; Chang, Young Bae

2004-12-01

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Murre Colony, Inset Detail  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

This inset of the associated murre colony photo shows evidence of nesting and chick-feeding in a California common murre colony on Prince Island off San Miguel Island off Southern California. Ecologists Josh Adams and Jonathan Felis of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center shot this and other ...

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Technology Assessment: Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) 2012 Highlights (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet lists key analysis products produced by NREL in 2012. Like all NREL analysis products, these aim to increase the understanding of the current and future interactions and roles of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, environmental impacts, and infrastructure. NREL analysis, data, and tools inform decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application.

Not Available

2013-02-01

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Policing native pleasures: a colonial history.  

PubMed

The moral modality of colonial power is still with us when it comes to the recreation of sexual norms of traditional or feudal society. We can examine the emergent properties of colonial knowledge anew by exploring how the colonial regime's strategic attention of regulating brothels in India differed from the analytic of power Foucault described for sexuality in European society. It turns out that amongst other things, public anxieties about the failure of adaptation by South Asians are incapable of leaving sexuality aside as a key interpretive device for their culture. The British preoccupation with reproducing the dynamics of the bourgeois matrimonial market on foreign soil in the mid-nineteenth century similarly necessitated a sociological pretext for racial purity. However, the kind of knowledge a typical traveller and employee of the East India Company brought to the Victorian public from his own researches in the brothels and streets of colonial India, which revealed how popular prostitution was as a vice amongst the officer class, was also more than a welcome imaginary relief from Christian morality; it was an alternative vision of modernity. PMID:23240839

Jabbar, Naheem

2012-12-01

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EMSL Strategic Plan 2008  

SciTech Connect

This Strategic Plan is EMSL’s template for achieving our vision of simultaneous excellence in all aspects of our mission as a national scientific user facility. It reflects our understanding of the long-term stewardship we must work toward to meet the scientific challenges of the Department of Energy and the nation. During the next decade, we will implement the strategies contained in this Plan, working closely with the scientific community, our advisory committees, DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and other key stakeholders. This Strategic Plan is fully aligned with the strategic plans of DOE and its Office of Science. We recognize that shifts in science and technology, national priorities, and resources made available through the Federal budget process create planning uncertainties and, ultimately, a highly dynamic planning environment. Accordingly, this Strategic Plan should be viewed as a living document for which we will continually evaluate changing needs and opportunities posed by our stakeholders (i.e., DOE, users, staff, advisory committees), work closely with them to understand and respond to those changes, and align our strategy accordingly.

Campbell, Allison A.

2008-08-15

79

Strategic Industrial Energy Efficiency: Reduce Expenses, Build Revenues, and Control Risk  

E-print Network

. ?Energy efficiency? is often described as the volume of energy consumed per unit (or per dollar value) of production. When recorded periodically, this metric allows plant managers to diagnose one plant?s performance over time, or to compare... on prices will fail to capture the full range of productivity benefits that come from managing consumption. At worst, consumption and related inefficiencies may actually increase. The actions that provide energy efficiency are staff training, proper...

Russell, C.

2004-01-01

80

Strategic planning at the national level: Evaluating and ranking energy projects by environmental impact  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method for evaluating and ranking energy alternatives based on impact upon the natural environment and cultural heritage was developed as part of the first phase of an Icelandic framework plan for the use of hydropower and geothermal energy. The three step procedure involved assessing i) site values and ii) development impacts within a multi-criteria analysis, and iii) ranking the

Thorhallsdottir; Thora Ellen

2007-01-01

81

Strategic Implications of Energy Policy on the Electronics Sector: Proposed Research Roadmap  

Microsoft Academic Search

In California, businesses share common interests to remain globally competitive while operating in a high cost region. As the costs of energy have increased along with pressures of availability, reliability and quality power, a number of stakeholders have shown an interest in integrated energy management. The issues of most concern to these stakeholders (trade associations, companies, academic institutions, and communities)

Robert Parkhurst; M. Blazek; F. Teng

2006-01-01

82

Thinking strategically.  

PubMed

Over the course of the past 20 years, human resources has tried a variety of strategic initiatives to add value to the working environment, from the alphabets of TQM, CQI, EVA, ROI, ISO, QS, Theory X, Y, Z, Generation X and Y to re-engineering, balanced scorecard, lean, hoshin, six sigma, to Margaret Wheatley's "The Simpler Way" and finally to cheese and fish. The problem is that none of these is a strategy. They are all tactics to accomplish or achieve a strategy. PMID:12355627

Goree, Michael

2002-01-01

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Fusion Power: A Strategic Choice for the Future Energy Provision. Why is So Much Time Wasted for Decision Making?  

SciTech Connect

From a general analysis of the world energy issue, it is argued that an affordable, clean and reliable energy supply will have to consist of a portfolio of primary energy sources, a large fraction of which will be converted to a secondary carrier in large baseload plants. Because of all future uncertainties, it would be irresponsible not to include thermonuclear fusion as one of the future possibilities for electricity generation.The author tries to understand why nuclear-fusion research is not considered of strategic importance by the major world powers. The fusion programs of the USA and Europe are taken as prime examples to illustrate the 'hesitation'. Europe is now advocating a socalled 'fast-track' approach, thereby seemingly abandoning the 'classic' time frame towards fusion that it has projected for many years. The US 'oscillatory' attitude towards ITER in relation to its domestic program is a second case study that is looked at.From the real history of the ITER design and the 'siting' issue, one can try to understand how important fusion is considered by these world powers. Not words are important, but deeds. Fast tracks are nice to talk about, but timely decisions need to be taken and sufficient money is to be provided. More fundamental understanding of fusion plasma physics is important, but in the end, real hardware devices must be constructed to move along the path of power plant implementation.The author tries to make a balance of where fusion power research is at this moment, and where, according to his views, it should be going.

D'haeseleer, William D

2005-04-15

84

Strategic Facilities Management Using Public and Private Funding for Energy Projects: A Case Study  

E-print Network

, Bernie Zertuche and many more for their assistance throughout the detailed assessment process. Thanks to Joe Martinez with Energy Systems Lab for providing historical savings and campus load data used to generate load profiles. The Authors will also...

Khan, S.; Bible, M.; Strybos, J.

2012-01-01

85

Using Misbehavior to Analyze Strategic versus Aggregate Energy Minimization in Wireless  

E-print Network

in part by AFRL and NSF under ITR- 0312632 and IIS-0329738. The views expressed in this articles are those Laboratory (AFRL/EW), WPAFB, Dayton, OH I. INTRODUCTION Energy-efficiency is a critical concern in many wire

Wei, Shuangqing

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STRATEGIC ISSUES EMT 715 Strategic Business Management  

E-print Network

STRATEGIC ISSUES EMT 715 Strategic Business Management EMT 714 Technology Strategy PEOPLE Corporate Entrepreneuring EMT 810 Human Centered Design FUNCT IONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EMT 624 Financial competitive advantage in today's business world is dependent on the successful management and integration

Yang, Eui-Hyeok

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Strategic Planning: What's so Strategic about It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The words "strategic" and "planning" used together can lead to confusion unless one spent the early years of his career in never-ending, team-oriented, corporate training sessions. Doesn't "strategic" have something to do with extremely accurate bombing or a defensive missile system or Star Wars or something? Don't "strategic" and "planning" both…

Strong, Bart

2005-01-01

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Strategic Plan for Nuclear Energy -- Knowledge Base for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-KAMS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

NE-KAMS knowledge base will assist computational analysts, physics model developers, experimentalists, nuclear reactor designers, and federal regulators by: (1) Establishing accepted standards, requirements and best practices for V&V and UQ of computational models and simulations, (2) Establishing accepted standards and procedures for qualifying and classifying experimental and numerical benchmark data, (3) Providing readily accessible databases for nuclear energy related experimental

Rich Johnson; Kimberlyn C. Mousseau; Hyung Lee

2011-01-01

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Getting back to scenario planning: Strategic action in the future of energy Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scenario planning is a commonly used method in order to analyse complex aspects of the energy system. Historically it has been an important tool to prepare for long-term action. Today however, due to the deregulated market, it could be assumed that scenario analysis is abandoned. Maybe more (the only) attention is on short-term action. This paper presents a review over

Henrik Blomgren; Peder Jonsson; Fredrik Lagergren

2011-01-01

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The energy-water-food nexus: strategic analysis of technologies for transforming the urban metabolism.  

PubMed

Urban areas are considered net consumers of materials and energy, attracting these from the surrounding hinterland and other parts of the planet. The way these flows are transformed and returned to the environment by the city is important for addressing questions of sustainability and the effect of human behavior on the metabolism of the city. The present work explores these questions with the use of systems analysis, specifically in the form of a Multi-sectoral Systems Analysis (MSA), a tool for research and for supporting decision-making for policy and investment. The application of MSA is illustrated in the context of Greater London, with these three objectives: (a) estimating resource fluxes (nutrients, water and energy) entering, leaving and circulating within the city-watershed system; (b) revealing the synergies and antagonisms resulting from various combinations of water-sector innovations; and (c) estimating the economic benefits associated with implementing these technologies, from the point of view of production of fertilizer and energy, and the reduction of greenhouse gases. Results show that the selection of the best technological innovation depends on which resource is the focus for improvement. Urine separation can potentially recover 47% of the nitrogen in the food consumed in London, with revenue of $33 M per annum from fertilizer production. Collecting food waste in sewers together with growing algae in wastewater treatment plants could beneficially increase the amount of carbon release from renewable energy by 66%, with potential annual revenues of $58 M from fuel production. PMID:24768840

Villarroel Walker, R; Beck, M B; Hall, J W; Dawson, R J; Heidrich, O

2014-08-01

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Energy Policy 33 (2005) 483498 Simulating the impacts of a strategic fuels reserve in California  

E-print Network

a refinery disruption. The analysis is based on a computer simulation model developed for the California Energy Commission. The model simulates the supply of gasoline as the sum of refinery production, cargoes. The paper presents simulations to illustrate the impact on California consumers of refinery disruptions

Ford, Andrew

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Strategic Innovation and the Administrative Heritage of East Asian Family Business Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the case of Chinese Family Business Groups (FBGs) in East Asia, this paper examines the relationship between the strategic behaviour exhibited by an organisational form and it's administrative heritage. To do so, we trace the origins of the strategic behaviour that scholars commonly attribute to FBGs to the environmental conditions prevailing during their emergence in the turbulent post-Colonial era

Michael Carney; Eric Gedajlovic

2003-01-01

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Strategic Plan for Nuclear Energy -- Knowledge Base for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-KAMS)  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Energy Computational Fluid Dynamics Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-CAMS) system is being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with Bettis Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Utah State University (USU), and other interested parties with the objective of developing and implementing a comprehensive and readily accessible data and information management system for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) verification and validation (V&V) in support of nuclear energy systems design and safety analysis. The two key objectives of the NE-CAMS effort are to identify, collect, assess, store and maintain high resolution and high quality experimental data and related expert knowledge (metadata) for use in CFD V&V assessments specific to the nuclear energy field and to establish a working relationship with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to develop a CFD V&V database, including benchmark cases, that addresses and supports the associated NRC regulations and policies on the use of CFD analysis. In particular, the NE-CAMS system will support the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program, which aims to develop and deploy advanced modeling and simulation methods and computational tools for reliable numerical simulation of nuclear reactor systems for design and safety analysis. Primary NE-CAMS Elements There are four primary elements of the NE-CAMS knowledge base designed to support computer modeling and simulation in the nuclear energy arena as listed below. Element 1. The database will contain experimental data that can be used for CFD validation that is relevant to nuclear reactor and plant processes, particularly those important to the nuclear industry and the NRC. Element 2. Qualification standards for data evaluation and classification will be incorporated and applied such that validation data sets will result in well-defined, well-characterized data. Element 3. Standards will be established for the design and operation of experiments for the generation of new validation data sets that are to be submitted to NE-CAMS that addresses the completeness and characterization of the dataset. Element 4. Standards will be developed for performing verification and validation (V&V) to establish confidence levels in CFD analyses of nuclear reactor processes; such processes will be acceptable and recognized by both CFD experts and the NRC.

Kimberlyn C. Mousseau

2011-10-01

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Strategic Plan for Nuclear Energy -- Knowledge Base for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-KAMS)  

SciTech Connect

NE-KAMS knowledge base will assist computational analysts, physics model developers, experimentalists, nuclear reactor designers, and federal regulators by: (1) Establishing accepted standards, requirements and best practices for V&V and UQ of computational models and simulations, (2) Establishing accepted standards and procedures for qualifying and classifying experimental and numerical benchmark data, (3) Providing readily accessible databases for nuclear energy related experimental and numerical benchmark data that can be used in V&V assessments and computational methods development, (4) Providing a searchable knowledge base of information, documents and data on V&V and UQ, and (5) Providing web-enabled applications, tools and utilities for V&V and UQ activities, data assessment and processing, and information and data searches. From its inception, NE-KAMS will directly support nuclear energy research, development and demonstration programs within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS), the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS), the Small Modular Reactors (SMR), and the Next Generation Nuclear Power Plant (NGNP) programs. These programs all involve computational modeling and simulation (M&S) of nuclear reactor systems, components and processes, and it is envisioned that NE-KAMS will help to coordinate and facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources and expertise for V&V and UQ across these programs. In addition, from the outset, NE-KAMS will support the use of computational M&S in the nuclear industry by developing guidelines and recommended practices aimed at quantifying the uncertainty and assessing the applicability of existing analysis models and methods. The NE-KAMS effort will initially focus on supporting the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermal hydraulics (T/H) analysis for M&S of nuclear reactor systems, components and processes, and will later expand to include materials, fuel system performance and other areas of M&S as time and funding allow.

Rich Johnson; Kimberlyn C. Mousseau; Hyung Lee

2011-09-01

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Carbon Issues Task Force Report for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance  

SciTech Connect

The Carbon Issues Task Force has the responsibility to evaluate emissions reduction and carbon offset credit options, geologic carbon sequestration and carbon capture, terrestrial carbon sequestration on forest lands, and terrestrial carbon sequestration on agricultural lands. They have worked diligently to identify ways in which Idaho can position itself to benefit from potential carbon-related federal legislation, including identifying opportunities for Idaho to engage in carbon sequestration efforts, barriers to development of these options, and ways in which these barriers can be overcome. These are the experts to which we will turn when faced with federal greenhouse gas-related legislation and how we should best react to protect and provide for Idaho’s interests. Note that the conclusions and recommended options in this report are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather form a starting point for an informed dialogue regarding the way-forward in developing Idaho energy resources.

Travis L. Mcling

2010-10-01

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Government`s role in energy technology R&D: A proposed model for strategic guidance  

SciTech Connect

There is very little argument that the federal government has a role in the funding of basic research. There is also consensus that the federal government should not fund research that the private sector would do on its own volition. In this paper, we examine the role of government in the ``grey`` area between these extremes. This area includes generic, crosscutting, and applied technology development and deployment. We first present some general trends in US R&D investment and make international comparisons. These trends clearly show that the amount the US spends on R&D has fallen precipitously since the 1980s. The R&D expenditure data also reveal striking differences in the shares of government R&D allocated to different social objectives between the US and other major industrialized countries. We then review the linear model--the model that characterizes much of the postwar paradigm for US technology policy-- and evaluate alternatives to it. These alternative models allow for different types of innovation and explicitly account for feedback from the marketplace and linkages to the private sector, universities, national laboratories. Based on the nonlinear model of innovation, we outline a structure for an R&D technology council that would provide guidance to DOE on energy technology R&D. The energy technology R&D council would advise DOE on funding priorities for different types of research. Basic research would be conducted at universities and national laboratories as appropriate. Generic technology development would be conducted by teams consisting of national laboratories, the private sector, and universities. The private sector would participate directly in the generic technology development by supplying information and funding. For those activities requiring the development of applied technology, the private sector would cost share in much the same way as is done in the current system with cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs).

Perlack, R.D.; Shelton, R.B.

1996-04-01

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Ant colony optimization as a method for strategic genotype sampling.  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

A simulation study was carried out to develop an alternative method of selecting animals to be genotyped. Simulated pedigrees included 5000 animals, each assigned genotypes for a bi-allelic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) based on assumed allelic frequencies of 0.7/ 0.3 and 0.5/0.5. In addition...

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Build a Colony!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners consider the requirements for human life beyond Earth's protection: air to breathe, plentiful food, shielding from ultraviolet light, power, etc. They then work in teams to design and construct a model of a space colony out of craft materials that would allow humans to survive the harsh environments of the Moon or Mars. Teams present their modules and colonies to one another and create a display for the library. This activity is part of Explore! To the Moon and Beyond! - developed specifically for use in libraries.

2012-10-17

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U.S. Department of Energy Chemical and Biological National Security Program Strategic Plan [FY00 - FY04  

SciTech Connect

This five-year strategic plan supports the mission of the DOE Chemical and Biological National Security Program to develop, demonstrate and deliver technologies and systems that will lead to major improvements in the U.S capability to prepare for and respond to chemical or biological attacks.

NONE

2000-04-01

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[Visiting the Amana Colonies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "The Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People" focuses upon the Amana Colonies, which were home to many German immigrants in the 19th century, and which retain much of their ethnic heritage today. The articles and activities included in this issue are "Amana Today"; "No Black Buggies in Amana"; "Visiting Tante Marie and Onkel…

Ohrn, Deborah Gore, Ed.

1992-01-01

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Ant Colony Optimization  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Ant Colony Optimization project uses the behavior of ants as a model to solve optimization problems, such as how to minimize Internet traffic congestion. Several downloadable research papers are included on the project's homepage, as well as links to news stories, radio broadcasts, and conference proceedings about ant algorithms.

Dorigo, Marco

102

Colonialism, genocide, and Tibet  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central element of the narrative circulated by the Tibet Movement has been that China has carried out genocide and practised colonialism in Tibet. These notions are, for the most part, uncritically accepted by politicians and the media, especially in the West. This essay challenges such characterizations as inept and as obstacles to resolving the Tibet Question. It looks at

Barry Sautman

2006-01-01

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Queen movement during colony emigration in the facultatively polygynous ant Pachycondyla obscuricornis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In ants, nest relocations are frequent but nevertheless perilous, especially for the reproductive caste. During emigrations, queens are exposed to predation and face the risk of becoming lost. Therefore the optimal strategy should be to move the queen(s) swiftly to a better location, while maintaining maximum worker protection at all times in the new and old nests. The timing of that event is a crucial strategic issue for the colony and may depend on queen number. In monogynous colonies, the queen is vital for colony survival, whereas in polygynous colonies a queen is less essential, if not dispensable. We tested the null hypothesis that queen movement occurs at random within the sequence of emigration events in both monogynous and polygynous colonies of the ponerine ant Pachycondyla obscuricornis. Our study, based on 16 monogynous and 16 polygynous colony emigrations, demonstrates for the first time that regardless of the number of queens per colony, the emigration serial number of a queen occurs in the middle of all emigration events and adult ant emigration events, but not during brood transport events. It therefore appears that the number of workers in both nests plays an essential role in the timing of queen movement. Our results correspond to a robust colony-level strategy since queen emigration is related neither to colony size nor to queen number. Such an optimal strategy is characteristic of ant societies working as highly integrated units and represents a new instance of group-level adaptive behaviors in social insect colonies.

Pezon, Antoine; Denis, Damien; Cerdan, Philippe; Valenzuela, Jorge; Fresneau, Dominique

2005-01-01

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1995-1996 Strategic Plan  

SciTech Connect

In a rapidly changing world, effective governmental organizations must anticipate and plan for the future. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of information generation and dissemination. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) faces a future of great opportunity and also significant challenge. Technological advances are providing opportunities to improve our work processes and the way we serve our customers. This year`s Strategic Plan was developed by an EIA Strategic Planning Group with a membership that spans the entire organization. The Strategic Plan provides both a broad vision and a clear map of EIA`s near-term future. The Strategic Planning Group conducted an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of EIA as an organization, and of the opportunities and constraints facing EIA in the future. Opportunities exist in the future in technological advances and staff training; constraints lie in federal budget trends and staff demographics. This will require a Strategic Plan that recognizes the need to prioritize services and products across EIA, standardize technology across EIA where possible, lead with fewer layers of management, and be acutely aware of customer needs. Developing and training EIA employees to meet the challenges of rapidly changing technology and decreasing budgets were given high priority.

NONE

1995-09-01

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NOAA'S NEXTGENERATION STRATEGIC PLAN  

E-print Network

. Ocean acidification. Threatened or degraded ocean and coastal resources. These challenges convey NOAA'S NEXTGENERATION STRATEGIC PLAN DECEMBER 2010 #12; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Next Generation Strategic Plan Published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Strategic and Administrative  

E-print Network

Physical and Personnel Security Administration Financial Management S&E Financial Management Capital AssetStrategic and Administrative Management Julie Scanlon, Associate Director Human Capital Strategic Management Communications & Technology Office of Facilities Managementand Reliability Jeffrey Ridgeway

Mathis, Wayne N.

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Strategic Asia 2002 Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Strategic Asia Program made considerable progress over the course of 2002--the program's first year with support from the Department of Energy--and completed all its tasks on schedule and within budget. Following a planning meeting in Washington in February 2002, a team of leading specialists wrote a series of original assessments regarding the impact of September 11 on the strategic environment in Asia, examining how perceptions and strategies of countries in the region changed following the terrorist attacks. The final products, Strategic Asia 2002-03: Asian Aftershocks and its accompanying executive summary, were published in September 2002. The program's research findings (some of which are summarized) were presented to policymakers in Washington and elsewhere throughout the year, and almost 2,000 copies of the book had been distributed by mid-2003.

Richard Ellings; Aaron Friedberg; Michael Wills

2002-09-01

108

How Strategic are Strategic Information Systems?  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many examples of information systems which are claimed to have created and sustained competitive advantage, allowed beneficial collaboration or simply ensured the continued survival of the organisations which used them These systems are often referred to as being 'strategic'. This paper argues that many of the examples of strategic information systems as reported in the literature are not

Alan Eardley; Philip Powell

1996-01-01

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NASA Strategic Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The aforementioned strategic decisions and the overarching direction for America's aeronautics and space program are addressed in the Strategic Plan. Our Strategic Plan is critical to our ability to meet the challenges of this new era and deliver a vibrant aeronautics and space program that strengthens and inspires the Nation. The Plan is our top-level strategy.

1996-01-01

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Images of Colonialism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The history of colonialism is a compelling one, and it can be narrated through first-hand documents such as journals, drawings, or photographs. This particular digital collection from the Harvard College Library contains more than 700 images which offer insight into European perspectives on how popular perceptions of Asia and Africa were created and disseminated. The collection is primarily made up of late-19th and early-20th century trade cards and illustrated European newspapers. Visitors can use the collection to draw contrasts between colonial powers, such as the French, the British and the Dutch. First-time visitors will want to dive right into the collection, and the image viewer offered here allows visitors to zoom in for a closer look. While all of the items here are quite worthy, users shouldn't miss the cards created for the Liebig's Extract of Meat Company or the views of Bangkok.

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Colonial House - PBS  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Preview the newest installment in public television's hands-on history series, following Frontier House, Manor House, and 1900 House. Set in 1628, Colonial House will be broadcast in May. At the website, there are audio and video diaries in which the twenty-eight colonists from the UK and US give accounts of their experiences learning to live in 1628. Also provided is a map of the village and essays by the experts consulted for the show to insure historical authenticity. One such piece is _A Historian Awakens 1628_, by Emerson "Tad" Baker, a specialist on the early history of Maine, which is where Colonial House was filmed. There's also a Meet the Colonists gallery with photos and 21st and 17th century biographies of the settlers, lesson plans and activities for teachers, and a Resources section, with related Web sites and books.

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Colony image acquisition and genetic segmentation algorithm and colony analyses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Colony anaysis is used in a large number of engineerings such as food, dairy, beverages, hygiene, environmental monitoring, water, toxicology, sterility testing. In order to reduce laboring and increase analysis acuracy, many researchers and developers have made efforts for image analysis systems. The main problems in the systems are image acquisition, image segmentation and image analysis. In this paper, to acquire colony images with good quality, an illumination box was constructed. In the box, the distances between lights and dishe, camra lens and lights, and camera lens and dishe are adjusted optimally. In image segmentation, It is based on a genetic approach that allow one to consider the segmentation problem as a global optimization,. After image pre-processing and image segmentation, the colony analyses are perfomed. The colony image analysis consists of (1) basic colony parameter measurements; (2) colony size analysis; (3) colony shape analysis; and (4) colony surface measurements. All the above visual colony parameters can be selected and combined together, used to make a new engineeing parameters. The colony analysis can be applied into different applications.

Wang, W. X.

2012-01-01

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Strategic Analysis Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA s Constellation Program employs a strategic analysis methodology in providing an integrated analysis capability of Lunar exploration scenarios and to support strategic decision-making regarding those scenarios. The strategic analysis methodology integrates the assessment of the major contributors to strategic objective satisfaction performance, affordability, and risk and captures the linkages and feedbacks between all three components. Strategic analysis supports strategic decision making by senior management through comparable analysis of alternative strategies, provision of a consistent set of high level value metrics, and the enabling of cost-benefit analysis. The tools developed to implement the strategic analysis methodology are not element design and sizing tools. Rather, these models evaluate strategic performance using predefined elements, imported into a library from expert-driven design/sizing tools or expert analysis. Specific components of the strategic analysis tool set include scenario definition, requirements generation, mission manifesting, scenario lifecycle costing, crew time analysis, objective satisfaction benefit, risk analysis, and probabilistic evaluation. Results from all components of strategic analysis are evaluated a set of pre-defined figures of merit (FOMs). These FOMs capture the high-level strategic characteristics of all scenarios and facilitate direct comparison of options. The strategic analysis methodology that is described in this paper has previously been applied to the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs and is now being used to support the development of the baseline Constellation Program lunar architecture. This paper will present an overview of the strategic analysis methodology and will present sample results from the application of the strategic analysis methodology to the Constellation Program lunar architecture.

Cirillo, William M.; Earle, Kevin D.; Goodliff, Kandyce E.; Reeves, J. D.; Stromgren, Chel; Andraschko, Mark R.; Merrill, R. Gabe

2008-01-01

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The Strategic Scorecards -An instrumentation of the strategic management accounting  

E-print Network

an opposition among the process of strategic management, the process of management control and the process1 The Strategic Scorecards - An instrumentation of the strategic management accounting Exploration model of strategic management accounting instrumentation: the strategic scorecards. In order to build

Boyer, Edmond

115

Strategic Petroleum Reserve annual/quarterly report  

SciTech Connect

During 1992 the Department continued planning activities for the expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to one billion barrels. A draft Environmental Impact Statement for the five candidate sites was completed in October 1992, and a series of public hearings was held during December 1992. Conceptual design engineering activities, life cycle cost estimates and geotechnical studies to support the technical requirements for an Strategic Petroleum Reserve Plan Amendment were essentially completed in December 1992. At the end of 1992, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude oil inventory was 574.7 million barrels and an additional 1.7 million barrels was in transit to the Reserve. During 1992 approximately 6.2 million barrels of crude oil were acquired for the Reserve. A Department of Energy Tiger Team Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) Assessment was conducted at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve from March 9 through April 10, 1992. In general, the Tiger Team found that Strategic Petroleum Reserve activities do not pose undue environmental, safety or health risks. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve`s Final Corrective Action Plan, prepared in response to the Tiger Team assessment, was submitted for Department approval in December 1992. On November 18, 1992, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy selected DynMcDennott Petroleum Operations Company to provide management and operating services for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a period of 5 years commencing April 1, 1993. DynMcDermott will succeed Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc.

Not Available

1993-02-16

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U.S. Department of Energy Space and Defense Power Systems Program Ten-Year Strategic Plan, Volume 1 and Volume 2  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's Space and Defense Power Systems program provides a unique capability for supplying power systems that function in remote or hostile environments. This capability has been functioning since the early 1960s and counts the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as one of its most prominent customers. This enabling technology has assisted the exploration of our solar system including the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, and soon Pluto. This capability is one-of-kind in the world in terms of its experience (over five decades), breadth of power systems flown (over two dozen to date) and range of power levels (watts to hundreds of watts). This document describes the various components of that infrastructure, work scope, funding needs, and its strategic plans going forward.

Dwight, Carla

2013-06-01

117

Strategic planning for neuroradiologists.  

PubMed

Strategic planning is becoming essential to neuroradiology as the health care environment continues to emphasize cost efficiency, teamwork and collaboration. A strategic plan begins with a mission statement and vision of where the neuroradiology division would like to be in the near future. Formalized strategic planning frameworks, such as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and the Balanced Scorecard frameworks, can help neuroradiology divisions determine their current position in the marketplace. Communication, delegation, and accountability in neuroradiology is essential in executing an effective strategic plan. PMID:22902108

Berlin, Jonathan W; Lexa, Frank J

2012-08-01

118

Post-Colonial Theory and Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay explores connections between post-colonial theory and action research. Post-colonial theory is committed to addressing the plague of colonialism. Action research, at its core, promises to problematize uncontested "colonial" hegemonies of any form. Both post-colonial theory and action research engage dialogic, critically reflective and…

Parsons, Jim B.; Harding, Kelly J.

2011-01-01

119

TEACHING RADICAL HISTORY Gender, Colonialism,  

E-print Network

TEACHING RADICAL HISTORY Gender, Colonialism, and Feminist Collaboration Antoinette Burton and Jean with colonialism might mean. Burton developed this course in the spring of 2001 in response to curricular scarcely come into view as an analytical approach, let alone as a methodological procedure, Burton can see

Subramanian, Venkat

120

Ant Colony Optimization From Scholarpedia  

E-print Network

Ant Colony Optimization From Scholarpedia From Scholarpedia, the free peer-reviewed encyclopedia p.18620 Curator: Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium Ant colony to difficult optimization problems. In ACO, a set of software agents called artificial ants search for good

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

121

Student Discipline in Colonial America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The basis for the severe discipline imposed on school children in colonial America, especially in the Puritan colonies, was the belief in original sin. The child was regarded as being born in sin and thus depraved and prone to sin. The purpose of education was to enable children to read the Bible and thus change the behavior which otherwise would…

Petry, John R.

122

The Colonial Echo  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The College of William & Mary is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, and they have a rich history interwoven with the history of the U.S. and the state of Virginia. Recently, they have begun adding a wide range of institutional documents to their digital archive. This section of the site features The Colonial Echo, which has served as the student yearbook of the College since 1899. The yearbook includes information about student groups and activities, campus events, scenes of campus, and materials on university administrators. The digitization project was made possible via funds from Professor Emeriti Richard Sherman and Armand Galfo. These unique documents capture moments of college frivolity, seriousness of purpose, and gravitas.

2012-01-13

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The PVCC Strategic Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents Piedmont Virginia Community College's (PVCC's) strategic plan. Contains the following chapters: (1) introduction; (2) statement of mission; (3) summary of the college's strategic initiatives: funding, organization, faculty and staff, curriculum and instruction, enrollment management, students and student services, facilities, technology,…

Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA.

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Strategizing in industrial networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of the implications for strategizing offered by an industrial network perspective and a comparison of this view with strategic management thinking. We argue that it is crucial for a company to relate its activities to those of other firms in order to enhance its performance, and it is through the continuous combining and recombining of

Lars-Erik Gadde; Lars Huemer; Håkan Håkansson

2003-01-01

125

Strategic Investments Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation provides an overview of the organizational hierarchy for strategic management and strategic investments at NASA. The presentation also relates these topics to the budgets it submits to Congress, strategies for space exploration research and development, and systems analysis.

Comstock, Doug

2004-01-01

126

Manage "Human Capital" Strategically  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To strategically manage human capital in education means restructuring the entire human resource system so that schools not only recruit and retain smart and capable individuals, but also manage them in ways that support the strategic directions of the organization. These management practices must be aligned with a district's education improvement…

Odden, Allan

2011-01-01

127

Strategic technology scanning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article proposes a procedure for strategic technology scanning, an activity that has received insufficient attention in the literature to date. Strategic technology scanning is needed to strengthen the link between technology and corporate strategy. This link is ever present although not always explicitly managed. For instance, while it is commonly recognized that the corporate mission dictates the technological interests

Rias J. Van Wyk

1997-01-01

128

American Strategic Minerals  

SciTech Connect

American Strategic Minerals brings together seven contributors in the fields of marine studies, mining engineering, earth sciences, and economics to discuss and analyze strategic minerals. The future demands of the United States upon limited sources of supply are examined and there is an analysis of alternative sources of strategic minerals from the seabed, including copper, nickel, manganese, and cobalt. The book contains an examination of the investments that the United States has made in developing countries that could affect both the national security and national economy of America in the years ahead. After a review of minerals policy in the United States, the conflicting interests that influence the President and Congress in making decisions about strategic minerals, and other dimensions of strategic minerals, are exposed to clarify both the facts and myths about supply and demand, security and danger, and high and low prices.

Mangone, G.

1984-01-01

129

Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies.  

PubMed

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens mate with unusually high numbers of males (average of approximately 12 drones), although there is much variation among queens. One main consequence of such extreme polyandry is an increased diversity of worker genotypes within a colony, which has been shown empirically to confer significant adaptive advantages that result in higher colony productivity and survival. Moreover, honey bees are the primary insect pollinators used in modern commercial production agriculture, and their populations have been in decline worldwide. Here, we compare the mating frequencies of queens, and therefore, intracolony genetic diversity, in three commercial beekeeping operations to determine how they correlate with various measures of colony health and productivity, particularly the likelihood of queen supersedure and colony survival in functional, intensively managed beehives. We found the average effective paternity frequency (m e ) of this population of honey bee queens to be 13.6?±?6.76, which was not significantly different between colonies that superseded their queen and those that did not. However, colonies that were less genetically diverse (headed by queens with m e ???7.0) were 2.86 times more likely to die by the end of the study when compared to colonies that were more genetically diverse (headed by queens with m e ?>?7.0). The stark contrast in colony survival based on increased genetic diversity suggests that there are important tangible benefits of increased queen mating number in managed honey bees, although the exact mechanism(s) that govern these benefits have not been fully elucidated. PMID:23728203

Tarpy, David R; Vanengelsdorp, Dennis; Pettis, Jeffrey S

2013-08-01

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Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Honey bee ( Apis mellifera) queens mate with unusually high numbers of males (average of approximately 12 drones), although there is much variation among queens. One main consequence of such extreme polyandry is an increased diversity of worker genotypes within a colony, which has been shown empirically to confer significant adaptive advantages that result in higher colony productivity and survival. Moreover, honey bees are the primary insect pollinators used in modern commercial production agriculture, and their populations have been in decline worldwide. Here, we compare the mating frequencies of queens, and therefore, intracolony genetic diversity, in three commercial beekeeping operations to determine how they correlate with various measures of colony health and productivity, particularly the likelihood of queen supersedure and colony survival in functional, intensively managed beehives. We found the average effective paternity frequency ( m e ) of this population of honey bee queens to be 13.6 ± 6.76, which was not significantly different between colonies that superseded their queen and those that did not. However, colonies that were less genetically diverse (headed by queens with m e ? 7.0) were 2.86 times more likely to die by the end of the study when compared to colonies that were more genetically diverse (headed by queens with m e > 7.0). The stark contrast in colony survival based on increased genetic diversity suggests that there are important tangible benefits of increased queen mating number in managed honey bees, although the exact mechanism(s) that govern these benefits have not been fully elucidated.

Tarpy, David R.; vanEngelsdorp, Dennis; Pettis, Jeffrey S.

2013-08-01

131

10 CFR 76.113 - Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I. 76.113 Section 76.113 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material—Category I. (a)...

2013-01-01

132

10 CFR 76.113 - Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I. 76.113 Section 76.113 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material—Category I. (a)...

2011-01-01

133

10 CFR 76.113 - Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I. 76.113 Section 76.113 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material—Category I. (a)...

2012-01-01

134

10 CFR 76.113 - Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I. 76.113 Section 76.113 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material—Category I. (a)...

2014-01-01

135

10 CFR 76.113 - Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material-Category I. 76.113 Section 76.113 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED...Formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material—Category I. (a)...

2010-01-01

136

STRATNET: Strategic Studies Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Calgary's Strategic Studies Program developed STRATNET to provide a network of research resources germane to the study of international relations, security, and politics. STRATNET includes three main sections: StratChat, an interactive discussion forum; StratLink, a well-organized collection of hundreds of annotated strategic studies pointers; and StratJournal, which contains a multidisciplinary online journal entitled STRATNET. In addition, the site provides information about the fellows and the outreach projects of the Strategic Studies Program at the University of Calgary.

137

Strategic Plan School of Medicine  

E-print Network

Strategic Plan School of Medicine 2012-2017 April 2013 #12;Contents A. Context and Purpose #12;School of Medicine School Strategic Plan 2012-2017 1 A. Context and Purpose The School Strategic and risk registers. #12;School of Medicine School Strategic Plan 2012-2017 2 B. School Mission, Character

Guo, Zaoyang

138

Strategic Plan College of Dentistry  

E-print Network

COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY Strategic Plan College of Dentistry The Ohio State University 2011-2016 #12 Openness and Trust #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page ii Table of Contents Letter from the Dean #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page iii #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page 1 Letter

139

2006 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan: Discovering the Solutions to Power and Secure America’s Future  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy Organization Act, which created DOE, was enacted in 1977 and DOE officially came into existence in October of that year. That law brought together for the first time, not only most of the government’s energy programs, but also science and technology programs and defense responsibilities that included the design, construction, and testing of nuclear weapons. Over its history, DOE has shifted its emphasis and focus as the energy and security needs of the Nation have changed. Today, DOE stands at the forefront of helping the Nation meet our energy, scientific, environmental, and national security goals. These include developing and deploying new energy technologies, reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources, protecting our nuclear weapons stockpile, and ensuring that America remains competitive in the global marketplace. To help achieve these goals, President Bush has launched two key initiatives: the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) and the Advanced Energy Initiative (AEI). The President launched these initiatives recognizing that science, technology, and engineering hold the answers to many of the critical challenges our world faces. These new initiatives to spur scientific innovation and technology development expand DOE’s continuing support for the competitive energy markets, both domestically and internationally, and of policies that facilitate continued private investment in the energy sector. In addition, DOE supports the demonstration and deployment of energy technologies through collaborative efforts with the private sector and public sector entities.

None,

2006-10-11

140

Primary Health Care initiatives in colonial Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most contemporary development practitioners have only passing familiarity with development strategies employed by their predecessors, especially for programs that occurred during colonial periods. An examination of the colonial medical system of Kenya reveals that many of the strategies now employed in Primary Health Care programs were preceded by comparable programs administered by the colonial medical authorities. The colonial system did

Miriam S. Chaiken

1998-01-01

141

Strategic EDP Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School districts need a strategic, comprehensive, electronic data processing resources plan that would include the following major elements: (1) systems; (2) hardware; (3) software; (4) staffing; (5) control; and (6) projected budgets. (MLF)

Wold, Geoffrey H.

1988-01-01

142

Strategic Issues for Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains precis of 18 articles on strategic management issues, including management development, on-the-job training, corporate scholarship, educational technology, coaching, investing in intellectual capital, and knowledge management. (SK)

Pollitt, David, Ed.

1999-01-01

143

Strategic Plan January 2010  

E-print Network

.............................................................................................. 18 DEVELOPING LIBRARY SPACE.......................................................................................... 20 LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES AS WORKPLACE ................................. 21 CREDITS..................................................................................................................................... 24 #12;3 2010-2013 CUL/IS Strategic Plan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Columbia University Libraries

Lazar, Aurel A.

144

Prepared by the Idaho Legislative Council’s Interim Committee on Energy, Environment and Technology with the assistance of the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance and Public CommentsSubmittal Letter  

E-print Network

written by the Committee in response to HCR 062 passed during the 2006 session and required that the Legislature update the plan at a minimum of once every five years. 1 The Committee worked in partnership with the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance, (ISEA) comprised of nearly 200 volunteers from state, local, and federal interests as well as profit and non-profit private sectors. Governor Otter created the ISEA to allow a broad range of related stakeholders to work together to identify and analyze options, opportunities and risks associated with advanced energy production technologies, energy efficiency and conservation, and energy business in the state. In addition, the Committee provided opportunities for citizens to comment on the Plan. The Committee members, members of the ISEA, and other public stakeholders worked diligently to create the policy basis for necessary debate as our energy opportunities evolve. The policy guidance and recommendations of this Energy Plan are based on a factual understanding and assessment of present energy markets, technologies, and systems. Idaho’s existing energy resource base has resulted in some of the lowest electricity and natural gas prices in the nation, providing enormous benefit to Idaho consumers. However, new energy resources are becoming increasingly costly, and there is considerable policy, technology, and resource

unknown authors

2012-01-01

145

Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Annual/quarterly report  

SciTech Connect

Section 165 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Public Law 94-163), as amended, requires the Secretary of Energy to submit annual and quarterly reports to the President and the Congress on activities of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This report combines the fourth quarter 1993 Quarterly Report with the 1993 Annual Report. Key activities described include appropriations; life extension planning; expansion planning; Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil acquisition; the oil stabilization program; and the refined petroleum product reserve test programs. Sections of this report also describe the program mission; the storage facility development program; environmental compliance; budget and finance; and drawdown and distribution.

Not Available

1994-02-16

146

Zimbabwe Colonial and Post-Colonial Language Policy and Planning Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph focuses on the development of colonial and post-colonial language policies and practices in Zimbabwe, attributing changes to evolving philosophies and politics in colonial and post-colonial Zimbabwe. In colonial Zimbabwe, we argue that the language policies had as one of their key objectives the development of a bilingual white…

Makoni, Sinfree B.; Dube, Busi; Mashiri, Pedzisai

2006-01-01

147

CSEM WP 125 Testing Strategic Models of Firm Behavior in  

E-print Network

CSEM WP 125 Testing Strategic Models of Firm Behavior in Restructured Electricity Markets: A Case 2004 This paper is part of the Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paper Series. CSEM;Testing Strategic Models of Firm Behavior in Restructured Electricity Markets: A Case Study of ERCOT Ali

California at Berkeley. University of

148

Strategic Intelligence in an Age of Nonlinear Risks and Opportunities  

E-print Network

Berlin and Cuban crises Vietnam War Yom Kippur War Soviet invasion of Afghanistan Fall of the ShahStrategic Intelligence in an Age of Nonlinear Risks and Opportunities The Challenge of Energy Security and Intelligence Imperatives and Opportunities Emerging Responses #12;3 strategic intelligence

Loncar, Marko

149

Guidelines for strategic planning  

SciTech Connect

Strategic planning needs to be done as one of the integral steps in fulfilling our overall Departmental mission. The role of strategic planning is to assure that the longer term destinations, goals, and objectives which the programs and activities of the Department are striving towards are the best we can envision today so that our courses can then be set to move in those directions. Strategic planning will assist the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary in setting the long-term directions and policies for the Department and in making final decisions on near-term priorities and resource allocations. It will assist program developers and implementors by providing the necessary guidance for multi-year program plans and budgets. It is one of the essential steps in the secretary's Strategic Planning Initiative. The operational planning most of us are so familiar with deals with how to get things done and with the resources needed (people, money, facilities, time) to carry out tasks. Operating plans like budgets, capital line item projects, R D budgets, project proposals, etc., are vital to the mission of the Department. They deal, however, with how to carry out programs to achieve some objective or budget assumption. Strategic planning deals with the prior question of what it is that should be attempted. It deals with what objectives the many programs and activities of the Department of Department should be striving toward. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to those organizations and personnel starting the process for the first time as well as those who have prepared strategic plans in the past and now wish to review and update them. This guideline should not be constructed as a rigid, restrictive or confining rulebook. Each organization is encouraged to develop such enhancements as they think may be useful in their planning. The steps outlined in this document represent a very simplified approach to strategic planning. 9 refs.

Not Available

1991-07-01

150

Castrating parasites and colonial hosts.  

PubMed

Trajectories of life-history traits such as growth and reproduction generally level off with age and increasing size. However, colonial animals may exhibit indefinite, exponential growth via modular iteration thus providing a long-lived host source for parasite exploitation. In addition, modular iteration entails a lack of germ line sequestration. Castration of such hosts by parasites may therefore be impermanent or precluded, unlike the general case for unitary animal hosts. Despite these intriguing correlates of coloniality, patterns of colonial host exploitation have not been well studied. We examined these patterns by characterizing the responses of a myxozoan endoparasite, Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, and its colonial bryozoan host, Fredericella sultana, to 3 different resource levels. We show that (1) the development of infectious stages nearly always castrates colonies regardless of host condition, (2) castration reduces partial mortality and (3) development of transmission stages is resource-mediated. Unlike familiar castrator-host systems, this system appears to be characterized by periodic rather than permanent castration. Periodic castration may be permitted by 2 key life history traits: developmental cycling of the parasite between quiescent (covert infections) and virulent infectious stages (overt infections) and the absence of germ line sequestration which allows host reproduction in between bouts of castration. PMID:22309795

Hartikainen, H; Okamura, B

2012-04-01

151

Re?evaluating US strategic priorities in the Caspian Region: balancing energy resource initiatives with terrorism containment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the aftermath of September 11, US strategy has shifted in the Central Asian region from protecting the sovereignty of the southern post?Soviet states to ensuring their stability in light of the dual impacts of energy development and the rising threat of Islamic terrorism. Although US–Russian cooperation has made strides, particularly concerning Russian acquiescence toward US and NATO military engagement

Amy Myers Jaffe; Ronald Soligo

2004-01-01

152

The water, energy and food (WEF) nexus project: A basis for strategic planning for natural resources sustainability-Challenges for application in the MENA region.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water, energy, and food (WEF) are viewed as main systems forming a nexus, which itself is threatened by defined external factors mainly characterized by growing population, changing economies, governance, climate change, and international trade. Integrative thinking in strategic planning for natural resources comes through recognizing the intimate level of interconnectedness between these systems and the entities that govern them. Providing sustainable solutions to overcome present challenges pose the need to study the existent inter-linkages and tradeoffs between resources. In this context, the present communication is to present the WEF-nexus project, a Tunisian - Jordanian - Qatari - USA project which is funded by the USAID - FABRI PR&D Grants program. WEF-nexus project seeks to explore the inextricable link between water resources and food security in both its geophysical and socio-economic dimensions. The project proposes to design, implement and test integrated resource management tool based on the water-energy-food nexus framework that i) includes the evaluation of the tool over a wide range of climatic and socio-economic zones represented by different countries in the MENA region, and ii) develop scenarios with variations of resources, demands, constraints, and management strategies for the chosen countries, which would be used as a foundation for guiding decision making. The approach is implemented and tested within Tunisia, Jordan, and Qatar. Beyond the obtaining of significant advances in the aforementioned methodological domains, and the understanding of the problems and challenges related to water and food that societies are experiencing or will experience in the future, outcomes are expected to :i) engage decision makers in the process of improving current policies, and strengthening relevant public- private collaboration through the use of the proposed tool, and ii) help in revisiting former recommendations at the levels of resource governance, and in identifying new in support of water and food polices, institutions and management.

Mohtar, Rabi; Daher, Bassel; Mekki, Insaf; Chaibi, Thameur; Zitouna Chebbi, Rim; Salaymeh, Ahmed Al

2014-05-01

153

Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure  

PubMed Central

Current bee population declines and colony failures are well documented yet poorly understood and no single factor has been identified as a leading cause. The evidence is equivocal and puzzling: for instance, many pathogens and parasites can be found in both failing and surviving colonies and field pesticide exposure is typically sublethal. Here, we investigate how these results can be due to sublethal stress impairing colony function. We mathematically modelled stress on individual bees which impairs colony function and found how positive density dependence can cause multiple dynamic outcomes: some colonies fail while others thrive. We then exposed bumblebee colonies to sublethal levels of a neonicotinoid pesticide. The dynamics of colony failure, which we observed, were most accurately described by our model. We argue that our model can explain the enigmatic aspects of bee colony failures, highlighting an important role for sublethal stress in colony declines. PMID:24112478

Bryden, John; Gill, Richard J; Mitton, Robert A A; Raine, Nigel E; Jansen, Vincent A A; Hodgson, David

2013-01-01

154

2000 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan: Strength through Science Powering the 21st Century  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy conducts programs relating to energy resources, national nuclear security, environmental quality, and science. In each of these areas, the US is facing significant challenges. Our economic well-being depends on the continuing availability of reliable and affordable supplies of clean energy. Our Nation's security is threatened by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Our environment is under threat from the demands a more populated planet and the legacies of 20th-century activities. Science and the technology derived from it offer the promise to improve the Nation's health and well-being and broadly expand human knowledge. In conducting its programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) employs unique scientific and technical assets, including 30,000 scientists, engineers, and other technical staff, in a complex of outstanding national laboratories that have a capital value of over $45 billion. Through its multidisciplinary research and development activities and its formidable assemblage of scientific and engineering talent, DOE focuses its efforts on four programmatic business lines: (1) Energy Resources--promoting the development and deployment of systems and practices that provide energy that is clean, efficient, reasonably priced, and reliable. (2) National Nuclear Security--enhancing national security through military application of nuclear technology and by reducing global danger from the potential spread of weapons of mass destruction. (3) Environmental Quality--cleaning up the legacy of nuclear weapons and nuclear research activities, safely managing nuclear materials, and disposing of radioactive wastes. (4) Science--advancing science and scientific tools to provide the foundation for DOE's applied missions and to provide remarkable insights into our physical and biological world. In support of the above four business lines, DOE provides management services to ensure that the technical programs can run efficiently. Our Corporate Management area deals with organizational and management challenges that we must address to better serve our customers, and ultimately, U.S. taxpayers, in an effective and efficient manner. Within Corporate Management, we strive for excellence in the Department's environment, safety, and health practices, together with effective management systems and efficient business practices.

None,

2000-09-01

155

Greening the Department of Energy through waste prevention, recycling, and Federal acquisition. Strategic plan to implement Executive Order 13101  

SciTech Connect

This Plan provides strategies and milestones to implement Executive Order 13101, Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition, and to achieve the new Secretarial goals for 2005 and 2010. It serves as the principal Secretarial guidance to Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters, Field Offices, and laboratory and contractor staff to improve sanitary waste prevention, recycling, and the purchase and use of recycled content and environmentally preferable products and services in the DOE.

None

2000-11-01

156

Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens mate with unusually high numbers of males (average of approximately 12 drones), although there is much variation among queens. One main consequence of such extreme polyandry is an increased diversity of worker genotypes within a colony, which has been shown empirica...

157

Institute for Strategic Dialogue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent think-tank working with leaders in government, media and the private sector. Their goal is to "challenge long-range threats to international and communal peace and to enhance Europe's capacity to act strategically in the global arena." The ISD was started in 1996, and lately their new work has included creating a network of Muslim professionals across Europe and sponsoring scholarships and leadership conferences. Scholars and other policy-types should click on over to the "Publications" area. Here they will find recent works that include "Muslims in the European Mediascape: Integration and Social Cohesion Dynamics" and "Exploring New Vehicles for a Strategic European Engagement with Russia". On the homepage, visitors can find a list of recent events sponsored by the ISD and also watch some media from their talks and conference gatherings.

158

Perspectives on strategic defense  

SciTech Connect

Bringing together proponents and opponents of the Strategic Defense Initiative, this book includes original essays by leading experts on every aspect of the issue. The collection provides an introduction to the many complex questions involved in consideration of the SDI. The contributors explore such issues as the strategic implications of the SDI, the technical feasibility of the proposal, its impact on U.S.-USSR relations and the arms control process, and the response of NATO allies to the program. The book also includes a detailed history of the strategic defense debate, policy statements by political players, petitions of U.S. scientists opposed to the SDI, and presentations by Soviet scientists on its technical flaws and arms control implications.

Guerrier, S.W.; Thompson, W.C.

1987-01-01

159

NASA strategic plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Strategic Plan is a living document. It provides far-reaching goals and objectives to create stability for NASA's efforts. The Plan presents NASA's top-level strategy: it articulates what NASA does and for whom; it differentiates between ends and means; it states where NASA is going and what NASA intends to do to get there. This Plan is not a budget document, nor does it present priorities for current or future programs. Rather, it establishes a framework for shaping NASA's activities and developing a balanced set of priorities across the Agency. Such priorities will then be reflected in the NASA budget. The document includes vision, mission, and goals; external environment; conceptual framework; strategic enterprises (Mission to Planet Earth, aeronautics, human exploration and development of space, scientific research, space technology, and synergy); strategic functions (transportation to space, space communications, human resources, and physical resources); values and operating principles; implementing strategy; and senior management team concurrence.

1994-01-01

160

Strategic Analysis of Terrorism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two areas that are increasingly studied in the game-theoretic literature on terrorism and counterterrorism are collective action and asymmetric information. One contribution of this chapter is a survey and extension of continuous policy models with differentiable payoff functions. In this way, policies can be characterized as strategic substitutes (e. g., proactive measures), or strategic complements (e. g., defensive measures). Mixed substitute-complement models are also introduced. We show that the efficiency of counterterror policy depends upon (i) the strategic substitutes-complements characterization, and (ii) who initiates the action. Surprisingly, in mixed-models the dichotomy between individual and collective action may disappear. A second contribution is the consideration of a signaling model where indiscriminant spectacular terrorist attacks may erode terrorists’ support among its constituency, and proactive government responses can create a backlash effect in favor of terrorists. A novel equilibrium of this model reflects the well-documented ineffectiveness of terrorism in achieving its stated goals.

Arce, Daniel G.; Sandler, Todd

161

Strategic alliances fit pattern of industry innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The strategic alliance, vitally important as an isolated practice in the oil and gas business, also fits a broad pattern of innovation by which the industry is redefining itself for prosperity in a new energy age. The industry is experiencing a renaissance in almost every aspect, from technological breakthroughs to innovative business practices to new products and markets. An inevitable

Crump

1997-01-01

162

Strategic Technology JET PROPULSION LABORATORY  

E-print Network

Strategic Technology Directions JET PROPULSION LABORATORY National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2 0 0 9 #12;© 2009 California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged. #12;Strategic Technology Directions 2009 offers a distillation of technologies, their links to space missions

Waliser, Duane E.

163

Sources and Information: Strategic Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an annotated bibliography of ERIC documents on strategic management, with emphasis on institutional responses to change, the role of the administrator in strategic management, budgeting and financial management, and institutional planning. (DMM)

Palmer, Jim

1983-01-01

164

The Vine and Olive Colony.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the historical sources of "Some Plant Olive Trees," a utopian novel by Emma Gelders Sterne, which offers a fictional account of the Vine and Olive colony, one of the most colorful yet least known utopian communities of the nineteenth century. (AYC)

Albinski, Nan Bowman

1985-01-01

165

Murre Colony on Prince Island  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

A breeding colony of California common murres (Uria aalge californica) on Prince Island off San Miguel Island off Southern California. Ecologists Josh Adams and Jonathan Felis of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center shot this and other high-resolution digital telephotos from a research vessel...

166

New colony formation in the \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

If the adaptive significance of sexual reproduction derives from genetic recombination, then sexual organisms that severely inbreed minimize the benefits of sexuality without fully escaping its costs. Local populations of the eusocial naked mole-rat are extremely genetically uniform, and colonies have the highest inbreeding coefficient known for wild mammals. Because non- breeding workers cooperate to rear the queen's offspring, researchers

Deborah Ciszek

2000-01-01

167

Meteorology in a Space Colony  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is pointed out that the weather in a space colony proposed by O’Neill is considerably different from that on the earth. Atmospheric circulation is produced by a temperature difference between the land area and the window area, and it is restricted within the thermal boundary layer. On the ‘window shore’, strong ‘window-wind’ blows in a day time.

Matsuda, Takuya

1983-06-01

168

The Possibilities of Strategic Finance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic finance is aligning financial decisions--regarding revenues, creating and maintaining institutional assets, and using those assets--with the institution's mission and strategic plan. The concept known as "strategic finance" increasingly is being seen as a useful perspective for helping boards and presidents develop a sustainable…

Chaffee, Ellen

2010-01-01

169

Strategic Planning and Financial Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strong financial management is a strategy for strategic planning success in student affairs. It is crucial that student affairs professionals understand the necessity of linking their strategic planning with their financial management processes. An effective strategic planner needs strong financial management skills to implement the plan over…

Conneely, James F.

2010-01-01

170

Risk perception & strategic decision making :general insights, a framework, and specific application to electricity generation using nuclear energy.  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this report is to promote increased understanding of decision making processes and hopefully to enable improved decision making regarding high-consequence, highly sophisticated technological systems. This report brings together insights regarding risk perception and decision making across domains ranging from nuclear power technology safety, cognitive psychology, economics, science education, public policy, and neural science (to name a few). It forms them into a unique, coherent, concise framework, and list of strategies to aid in decision making. It is suggested that all decision makers, whether ordinary citizens, academics, or political leaders, ought to cultivate their abilities to separate the wheat from the chaff in these types of decision making instances. The wheat includes proper data sources and helpful human decision making heuristics; these should be sought. The chaff includes ''unhelpful biases'' that hinder proper interpretation of available data and lead people unwittingly toward inappropriate decision making ''strategies''; obviously, these should be avoided. It is further proposed that successfully accomplishing the wheat vs. chaff separation is very difficult, yet tenable. This report hopes to expose and facilitate navigation away from decision-making traps which often ensnare the unwary. Furthermore, it is emphasized that one's personal decision making biases can be examined, and tools can be provided allowing better means to generate, evaluate, and select among decision options. Many examples in this report are tailored to the energy domain (esp. nuclear power for electricity generation). The decision making framework and approach presented here are applicable to any high-consequence, highly sophisticated technological system.

Brewer, Jeffrey D.

2005-11-01

171

"Unauthorised colonies" and the City of Delhi  

E-print Network

This research was undertaken, to understand the phenomenon of "unauthorised colonies" in relation to the city of Delhi, to which they belong. "Unauthorised Colonies" is the label given by the Delhi Development Authority ...

Mukherjee, Snehanshu

1988-01-01

172

Strategic Education Research Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a proposal for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), a large-scale coherent program of research and development carried out through a partnership between researchers and practitioners. The program would put the problems of educational practice at its center and focus on carrying research and development through all the…

Donovan, M. S., Ed.; Wigdor, A. K., Ed.; Snow, C. E., Ed.

173

Strategic Targeted Advertising  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a strategic game of pricing and targeted-advertising. Firms can simultaneously target price advertisements to different groups of customers, or to the entire market. Pure strategy equilibria do not exist and thus market segmentation cannot occur surely. Equilibria exhibit random advertising --to induce an unequal distribution of information in the market-- and random pricing --to obtain profits from badly

Andrea Galeotti; José-Luis Moraga

2003-01-01

174

External Strategic Planning Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a community reputation that has grown increasingly negative, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) devised a strategic plan in 1998 to improve its programs and services and assure the educational success of its students. The planning process involved several steps: (1) revisiting the district mission statement; (2)…

Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.

175

Creativity and Strategic Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

While it is recognised that strategic innovation is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage, how such strategies can be developed is not clear. The traditional Cartesian approach to strategy formation focuses on analysis, process, models, frameworks and checklists, and is better suited for developing strategy within an industry's dominant business model. Creativity, required for innovation, is paradoxical as it

Chris Styles; Richard Seymour

176

of Bioscience Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

research priorities: 1. Agriculture and food security 6 2. Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy 9 3UPDATED 2013/14 The Age of Bioscience Strategic Plan Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research public engagement around issues of societal importance. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Spoel, Steven

177

Grappling with Strategic Dissonance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a case study of the Virtual Retina project (an instructional CD-ROM for ophthalmology students) at the University of Alberta as an example of strategic dissonance in an educational technology unit. Offers methods to analyze the external competitive environment and internal capabilities of educational technology units. (EV)

Dowie, Sandra

2002-01-01

178

Strategic Marketing for Agribusiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The steps for strategic market planning are discussed including: (1) assessing the situation with market conditions, customers, competitors, and your firm; and (2) crafting a strategy to prioritize target markets, develop a core strategy, and create a marketing mix. Examples of agribusiness successes are presented. The booklet concludes with a…

Welch, Mary A., Ed.

1993-01-01

179

Strategic management of technostress  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article proposes the concept of technostress and makes a strong recommendation for conducting research based on key researchable hypotheses. A conceptual framework of technostress is suggested to provide some focus to future research. A number of technostress management strategies are put forward, including strategic technological planning, organization culture development, technostress monitoring systems, and technouser self-development programs. The management of

Denis H. J. Caro; Amarjit S. Sethi

1985-01-01

180

Strategic Marketing for Presidents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to inform the marketing efforts of community college presidents, this document describes the importance of marketing, presents a targeted approach, and outlines the specific roles and skills needed by the president to ensure successful efforts and effective institutions. The first chapter, "Developing a Marketing-Strategic Plan," by…

Pappas, Richard J., Ed.

181

Business Services Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

Business Services Strategic Plan Updated September 2008 New Synergies: Launching Tomorrow's Leaders Discovery with Delivery Meeting Global Challenges Excellence in Business and Support Services #12;Introduction The mission of Business Services at Purdue University is to enable, serve, and support others

Holland, Jeffrey

182

Strategic Planning Committee for  

E-print Network

to the structure of graduate education within BGSU as well as many changes in the external environment. With all Zoller Booth - Education & Human Development Dr. George Bullerjahn - Graduate College (ex officio) DrStrategic Planning Committee for Graduate Education and Research Final Report May 9, 2012 #12

Moore, Paul A.

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Strategic Plan Environmental Assessment  

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.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health #12;#12;Clinical Center, National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Factors in the External and Internal Environments Influencing Change in Healthcare Delivery . As part of Clinical Center strategic planning activities, our organization conducts a thorough

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Fractal scaling of microbial colonies affects growth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The growth dynamics of filamentary microbial colonies is investigated. Fractality of the fungal or actinomycetes colonies is shown both theoretically and in numerical experiments to play an important role. The growth observed in real colonies is described by the assumption of time-dependent fractality related to the different ages of various parts of the colony. The theoretical results are compared to a simulation based on branching random walks.

Károlyi, György

2005-03-01

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Colonialism in Asia: A Critical Look!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cartoons, text, questions, and activities encourage students to link the present with the past, to look at colonialism from the perspective of the colonized, and to see how the global economy perpetuates the trade structures begun during the colonial era. After exploring colonialism in the past, early contacts by Europeans with other cultures, the…

Gage, Susan

186

British Models of Colonial Governance: Adam Smith and John Bruce on the Cape Colony  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The Scottish Enlightenment models of colonial governance produced for the Cape Colony by Adam Smith (1723-1790) and John Bruce (1744-1826) are examined. The article ranges between Smith and Bruce's views on Britain's colonial policy in general terms, and the specifics of their ideas on the Cape Colony. The comparison focuses on three aspects: one, how in political terms the relation

David Johnson

2010-01-01

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British Models of Colonial Governance: Adam Smith and John Bruce on the Cape Colony  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Scottish Enlightenment models of colonial governance produced for the Cape Colony by Adam Smith (1723-1790) and John Bruce (1744-1826) are examined. The article ranges between Smith and Bruce's views on Britain's colonial policy in general terms, and the specifics of their ideas on the Cape Colony. The comparison focuses on three aspects: one, how in political terms the relation

David Johnson

2010-01-01

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10 CFR 73.72 - Requirement for advance notice of shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, or...reactor fuel. 73.72 Section 73.72 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

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10 CFR 73.72 - Requirement for advance notice of shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, or...reactor fuel. 73.72 Section 73.72 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2012-01-01

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10 CFR 73.72 - Requirement for advance notice of shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, or...reactor fuel. 73.72 Section 73.72 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2013-01-01

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10 CFR 73.72 - Requirement for advance notice of shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, or...reactor fuel. 73.72 Section 73.72 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2011-01-01

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10 CFR 73.72 - Requirement for advance notice of shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...shipment of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, or...reactor fuel. 73.72 Section 73.72 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED)...

2014-01-01

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Intracolonial genetic variation affects reproductive skew and colony productivity during colony foundation in a parthenogenetic termite  

PubMed Central

Background In insect societies, intracolonial genetic variation is predicted to affect both colony efficiency and reproductive skew. However, because the effects of genetic variation on these two colony characteristics have been tested independently, it remains unclear whether they are affected by genetic variation independently or in a related manner. Here we test the effect of genetic variation on colony efficiency and reproductive skew in a rhinotermitid termite, Reticulitermes speratus, a species in which female-female pairs can facultatively found colonies. We established colonies using two types of female-female pairs: colonies founded by sisters (i.e., sister-pair colonies) and those founded by females from different colonies (i.e., unrelated-pair colonies). Colony growth and reproductive skew were then compared between the two types of incipient colonies. Results At 15 months after colony foundation, unrelated-pair colonies were larger than sister-pair colonies, although the caste ratio between workers and nymphs, which were alternatively differentiated from young larvae, did not differ significantly. Microsatellite DNA analyses of both founders and their parthenogenetically produced offspring indicated that, in both sister-pair and unrelated-pair colonies, there was no significant skew in the production of eggs, larvae, workers and soldiers. Nymph production, however, was significantly more skewed in the sister-pair colonies than in unrelated-pair colonies. Because nymphs can develop into winged adults (alates) or nymphoid reproductives, they have a higher chance of direct reproduction than workers in this species. Conclusions Our results support the idea that higher genetic variation among colony members could provide an increase in colony productivity, as shown in hymenopteran social insects. Moreover, this study suggests that low genetic variation (high relatedness) between founding females increases reproductive skew via one female preferentially channeling her relatives along the reproductive track. This study thus demonstrated that, in social insects, intracolonial genetic variation can simultaneously affect both colony efficiency and reproductive skew. PMID:25123355

2014-01-01

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The American Colony in Jerusalem  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Colony in Jerusalem was founded in 1881 by two Midwesterners, Anna and Horatio Spafford, with the intent of beginning a Christian utopian society. Over the group's 60-year history, they were able to engage in a variety of philanthropic outreach efforts (such as running soup kitchens, hospitals, and orphanages) without proselytizing. Drawing on a number of pieces of historical ephemera donated by Mrs. Valentine Vester, the Library of Congress has created this online collection that documents the Colony's history and its work. Visitors can move through the different sections of the exhibit offered here, stopping to read brief descriptions of each featured item along the way. Overall, a very nice exhibit dedicated to one of the 20th centuries less well-known utopian communities.

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Spatial patterns in ant colonies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The origins of large-scale spatial patterns in biology have been an important source of theoretical speculation since the pioneering work by Turing (1952) on the chemical basis of morphogenesis. Knowing how these patterns emerge and their functional role is important to our understanding of the evolution of biocomplexity and the role played by self organization. However, so far, conclusive evidence for local activation-long-range inhibition mechanisms in real biological systems has been elusive. Here a well-defined experimental and theoretical analysis of the pattern formation dynamics exhibited by clustering behavior in ant colonies is presented. These experiments and a simple mathematical model show that these colonies do indeed use this type of mechanism. All microscopic variables have been measured and provide the first evidence, to our knowledge, for this type of self-organized behavior in complex biological systems, supporting early conjectures about its role in the organization of insect societies.

Theraulaz, Guy; Bonabeau, Eric; Nicolis, Stamatios C.; Solé, Ricard V.; Fourcassié, Vincent; Blanco, Stéphane; Fournier, Richard; Joly, Jean-Louis; Fernández, Pau; Grimal, Anne; Dalle, Patrice; Deneubourg, Jean-Louis

2002-07-01

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One Kilogram Interstellar Colony Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small interstellar colony probes based on nanotechnology will become possible long before giant multi-generation ships become affordable. A beam generator and magnetic sail can accelerate a one kg probe to .1 c, braking via the interstellar field can decelerate it, and the field in a distant solar system can allow it to maneuver to an extrasolar planet. A heat shield is used for landing and nanobots emerge to build ever-larger robots and construct colony infrastructure. Humans can then be generated from genomes stored as data in computer memory. Technology is evolving towards these capabilities and should reach the required level in fifty years. The plan appears to be affordable, with the principal cost being the beam generator, estimated at $17 billion.

Mole, A.

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Colony Defence and Natural Enemies  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter discusses in detail individual honeybees fending off an enemy and the effects that can be rendered when whole\\u000a colony defence is a coordinated, social effort. Enemies extend from viruses to bears. Whatever the predator, the nesting styles\\u000a and nests of the bees afford a first line of defence. These are supplemented by various weapons, including stings, mandibles,\\u000a legs

Stefan Fuchs; Jürgen Tautz

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Anti?colonial Chicana feminism  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the 1980s and 1990s, a critical mass of Chicana feminist scholars established a space and a voice to express an identity of opposition. This paper is an overview of Chicana Studies writings since 1991, emphasizing the pain, recovery, and celebration expressed by Chicana writers. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, I discuss the anti?patriarchal, anti?colonial challenges posed by Chicana

Teresa Córdova

1998-01-01

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Deadly competition between sibling bacterial colonies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a result of stress due to nutrient limitation or antibiotics, competing individual bacteria within a single colony may lyse sibling cells to release nutrients (cannibalism) or DNA (fratricide). However, we have recently shown that competition is not limited to individuals, but can occur at the colony level [A. Be'er et al., PNAS 106, 428 (2009); A. Be'er et al., PNAS 107, 6258 (2010).] In response to the presence of an encroaching sibling colony, Paenibacillus dendritiformis bacteria secrete a lethal protein, lysing cells at the interface between the colonies. Analysis of the proteins secreted by these competing sibling colonies, combined with a mathematical model, shows how colonies maintain their growth by self-regulating the secretion of two proteins: subtilisin (a well-known growth promoter), and Slf (a previously unknown protein, which is lethal). The results also explain why a single colony is not inhibited by its own secretions.

Be'Er, Avraham

2011-03-01

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Strategic Power Infrastructure Defense  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview on power infrastructure defense systems. A review of the literature on the subjects of critical infrastructures, threats to the power grids, defense system concepts, and the special protection systems is reported. The proposed Strategic Power Infrastructure Defense (SPID) system methodology is a real-time, wide-area, adaptive protection and control system involving the power, communication,

Hao Li; GARY W. ROSENWALD; JUHWAN JUNG; Chen-ching Liu

2005-01-01

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Strategic Planning for Landowners  

E-print Network

with the knowledge, skills, abilities and resources available. Finally, timely goals specify measurable results within a specified time frame and prevent procrastination from undermining success. Types of Goals There are three types of goals that can be de- fined... Goals Strategic planning experts have identified four basic steps to properly setting these goals. Set a positive goal.1. Set an attainable target date for 2. achievement. Write down your goal as a constant 3. reminder. Stay focused.4. First, set a...

Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

2008-09-16

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Office for External & Strategic Affairs Administrative Assistant Strategic Planning (Grade IV)  

E-print Network

Office for External & Strategic Affairs Administrative Assistant ­ Strategic Planning (Grade IV) Fixed Term Contract ­ 6 Months Introduction Within DCU, the office for External & Strategic Affairs Director for External & Strategic Affairs, the Administrative Assistant will provide a comprehensive

Humphrys, Mark

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Dynamic strategic groups: deriving spatial evolutionary paths  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent theoretical developments in the domain of strategic groups, specifically those related to cognitive groups and strategic group identity, seem to suggest that strategic group membership is likely to be relatively stable over time and that firms in a strategic group co-evolve. Yet appropriate data analytic approaches that use information about firms over time to identify stable strategic groups and

Wayne S. DeSarbo; Rajdeep Grewal; Rui Wang

2009-01-01

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2003 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan: Protecting National, Energy, and Economic Security with Advanced Science and Technology and Ensuring Environmental Cleanup  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy contributes to the future of the Nation by ensuring energy security, maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile, cleaning up the environment from the legacy of the Cold War, and developing innovations in science and technology. After 25 years in existence, the Department now operates 24 preeminent research laboratories and facilities and four power marketing administrations, and manages the environmental cleanup from 50 years of nuclear defense activities that impacted two million acres in communities across the country. The Department has an annual budget of about $23 billion and employs about 14,500 Federal and 100,000 contractor employees. The Department of Energy is principally a national security agency and all of its missions flow from this core mission to support national security. That is true not just today, but throughout the history of the agency. The origins of the Department can be traced to the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb during World War II. Following the war, Congress engaged in a vigorous and contentious debate over civilian versus military control of the atom. The Atomic Energy Act of 1946 settled the debate by creating the Atomic Energy Commission, which took over the Manhattan Project’s sprawling scientific and industrial complex.

None,

2003-09-30

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Strategic management process in hospitals.  

PubMed

Strategic management is concerned with strategic choices and strategic implementation; it provides the means by which organizations meet their objectives. In the case of hospitals it helps executives and all employees to understand the real purpose and long term goals of the hospital. Also, it helps the hospital find its place in the health care service provision chain, and enables the hospital to coordinate its activities with other organizations in the health care system. Strategic management is a tool, rather than a solution, that helps executives to identify root causes of major problems in the hospital. PMID:11372254

Zovko, V

2001-01-01

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Colonial Landscape and Rock Origin  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is designed to help students develop appreciation and ownership for the natural world around them with the hope of increasing their interest in exploring and questioning the processes that created land forms. Some familiarity with stone walls and with colonial New England is helpful; the students should learn to understand how human endeavors affect the landscape. After taking a nature walk (hopefully in an area where there are stone walls), they will participate in an activity in which they "build" a model wall using stones buried in a plastic tray.

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Conceptual design of a lunar colony  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A systems engineering study is presented for a proposed lunar colony. The lunar colony was to grow from an existent, 12-man, earth-dependent lunar surface base and was to utilize lunar resources, becoming as earth-independent as possible. An in-depth treatment of some of the aspects of the lunar colony was given. We have found that the use of lunar resources is feasible for oxygen production (both for breathing and for space tug fuel), food production, and building materials. A program is outlined for recycling waste materials developed at the colony as well as a full program for growth and research activity of the colony to a level of 180 colonists. Recommendations for the lunar colony are given.

Dalton, C. (editor); Hohmann, E. (editor)

1972-01-01

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Texas Facilities Commission's Facility Management Strategic Plan  

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funds with ARRA ?M&V ?Coordination with DM ?Coordination with Building Automation Project ESL-IC-09-11-12 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Austin, Texas, November 17 - 19, 2009 Facility & Energy..., Texas, November 17 - 19, 2009 Facility Strategic Plan ?High Performance Building Approach ? Envelope ? Load Reduction ? (Re)Design ? Advanced Tactics ?Building Automation ? Sub-metering ? Controls ?Commissioning ? Assessment ? Continuous ?Facility...

Ramirez, J. A.

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Adult Learning as Strategic Behaviour and Strategic Learning as Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conceptual framework for analyzing participation in adult education was developed. Adult education participation was considered a specific kind of strategic behavior. The term "strategic" was defined by proceeding from Pierre Bourdieu's concept of "educational strategy," which permits consideration of the structural constraints that the social…

Van Damme, Dirk

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13 CFR 313.6 - Strategic Plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...evaluate the Strategic Plan based on the technical...developing a Strategic Plan: (1) Federal...federations and labor-management initiatives, representing workers...evaluate the Strategic Plan based on the...

2010-01-01

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School of Health and Human Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

School of Health and Human Sciences Strategic Plan 2012 HHS Strategic Planning Committee #12;School of Health and Human Sciences Strategic Plan............................................................................................ 6 #12;School of Health and Human Sciences

Saidak, Filip

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NASA strategic plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Plan summarizes the Agency's vision, mission, and values. Specific goals are listed for each externally focused Enterprise: Mission to Planet Earth, Aeronautics, Human Exploration and Development of Space, Space Science, and Space Technology. These Enterprises satisfy the needs of customers external to NASA. The Strategic Functions (Space Communications, Human Resources, and Physical Resources) are necessary in order to meet the goals of the Enterprises. The goals of these Functions are also presented. All goals must be met while adhering to the discussed values and operating principles of NASA. A final section outlines the implementing strategy.

1995-01-01

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Strategic implementation plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Life Science Division of the NASA Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) describes its plans for assuring the health, safety, and productivity of astronauts in space, and its plans for acquiring further fundamental scientific knowledge concerning space life sciences. This strategic implementation plan details OSSA's goals, objectives, and planned initiatives. The following areas of interest are identified: operational medicine; biomedical research; space biology; exobiology; biospheric research; controlled ecological life support; flight programs and advance technology development; the life sciences educational program; and earth benefits from space life sciences.

1989-01-01

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The Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global Inequality By Jeffrey D. Sachs  

E-print Network

). Is there a "strategic significance" to global inequalities in income levels and economic growth? And, if so, which27 The Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic Significance of Global InequalityThe Strategic

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Organizer regions in marine colonial hydrozoans.  

PubMed

Organizers are specific tissue regions of developing organisms that provide accuracy and robustness to the body plan formation. Hydrozoan cnidarians (both solitary and colonial) require organizer regions for maintaining the regular body patterning during continuous tissue dynamics during asexual reproduction and growth. While the hypostomal organizer of the solitary Hydra has been studied relatively well, our knowledge of organizers in colonial hydrozoans remains fragmentary and incomplete. As colonial hydrozoans demonstrate an amazing diversity of morphological and life history traits, it is of special interest to investigate the organizers specific for particular ontogenetic stages and particular types of colonies. In the present study we aimed to assess the inductive capacities of several candidate organizer regions in hydroids with different colony organization. We carried out grafting experiments on colonial hydrozoans belonging to Leptothecata and Anthoathecata. We confirmed that the hypostome tip is an organizer in the colonial Anthoathecata as it is in the solitary polyp Hydra. We also found that the posterior tip of the larva is an organizer in hydroids regardless of the peculiarities of their metamorphosis mode and colony structure. We show for the first time that the shoot growing tip, which can be considered a key evolutionary novelty of Leptothecata, is an organizer region. Taken together, our data demonstrate that organizers function throughout the larval and polypoid stages in colonial hydroids. PMID:25749284

Mayorova, Tatiana; Kosevich, Igor; Dulin, Nickolai; Savina, Elizaveta; Kraus, Yulia

2015-04-01

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Colonie Interim Storage Site annual site environmental report for calendar year 1989, Colonie, New York  

SciTech Connect

IN 1984, Congress assigned the cleanup of the National Lead (NL) Industries site in Colonie, New York, to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a decontamination research and development project under the 1984 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. DOE then included the site in the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), an existing DOE program to decontaminate or otherwise control sites where residual radioactive materials remain for the early years of the nation's atomic energy program. DOE instituted an environmental monitoring program at the site in 1984. Results are presented annually in reports such as this. Under FUSRAP, the first environmental monitoring report for this site presented data for calendar year 1984. This report presents the findings of the environmental monitoring program conducted during calendar year 1989. 16 refs., 17 figs., 14 tabs.

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1990-05-01

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Strategic Human Resource Development. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains three papers on strategic human resource (HR) development. "Strategic HR Orientation and Firm Performance in India" (Kuldeep Singh) reports findings from a study of Indian business executives that suggests there is a positive link between HR policies and practices and workforce motivation and loyalty and sustainable…

2002

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NASA Space Sciences Strategic Planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of strategic planning roadmap is to:Fulfill the strategic planning requirements; Provide a guide to the science community in presenting research requests to NASA; Inform and inspire; Focus investments in technology and research for future missions; and Provide the scientific and technical justification for augmentation requests.

Crane, Philippe

2004-01-01

219

Strategic Planning Is an Oxymoron  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The thinking on "strategic thinking" has evolved significantly over the years. In the previous century, the independent school strategy was to focus on long-range planning, blithely projecting 10 years into the future. For decades this worked well enough, but in the late 20th century, independent schools shifted to "strategic planning," with its…

Bassett, Patrick F.

2012-01-01

220

Strategic Planning for Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The framework necessary for achieving a strategic planning posture in higher education is outlined. The most important benefit of strategic planning for higher education decision makers is that it forces them to undertake a more market-oriented and systematic approach to long- range planning. (Author/MLW)

Kotler, Philip; Murphy, Patrick E.

1981-01-01

221

Strategic Master Planning Document, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed at Lansing Community College (LCC) through a charrette process, this strategic master plan provides specific directions for action, while retaining room for human judgment in moving toward the college's goals. The seven sections of the plan focus on strategic planning goals, including charrette recommendations, rationales, and strategies…

Lansing Community Coll., MI.

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Recruitment Strategies and Colony Size in Ants  

PubMed Central

Ants use a great variety of recruitment methods to forage for food or find new nests, including tandem running, group recruitment and scent trails. It has been known for some time that there is a loose correlation across many taxa between species-specific mature colony size and recruitment method. Very small colonies tend to use solitary foraging; small to medium sized colonies use tandem running or group recruitment whereas larger colonies use pheromone recruitment trails. Until now, explanations for this correlation have focused on the ants' ecology, such as food resource distribution. However, many species have colonies with a single queen and workforces that grow over several orders of magnitude, and little is known about how a colony's organization, including recruitment methods, may change during its growth. After all, recruitment involves interactions between ants, and hence the size of the colony itself may influence which recruitment method is used—even if the ants' behavioural repertoire remains unchanged. Here we show using mathematical models that the observed correlation can also be explained by recognizing that failure rates in recruitment depend differently on colony size in various recruitment strategies. Our models focus on the build up of recruiter numbers inside colonies and are not based on optimality arguments, such as maximizing food yield. We predict that ant colonies of a certain size should use only one recruitment method (and always the same one) rather than a mix of two or more. These results highlight the importance of the organization of recruitment and how it is affected by colony size. Hence these results should also expand our understanding of ant ecology. PMID:20694195

Planqué, Robert; van den Berg, Jan Bouwe; Franks, Nigel R.

2010-01-01

223

Modelling and Analysis of Phase Variation in Bacterial Colony Growth  

E-print Network

Modelling and Analysis of Phase Variation in Bacterial Colony Growth Ovidiu P^arvu1 , David Gilbert case study, namely phase variation patterning in bacterial colony growth, forming circular colonies phase variation patterning in bacterial colony growth, forming circular colonies on a flat medium

Gilbert, David

224

Hegemony and Accommodation in the History Curriculum in Colonial Botswana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A reanalysis of colonial education is necessary in order to highlight its multifaceted and hybrid nature in specific colonial contexts. Although in general, colonial education served the socio-political needs of the colonial machinery, the colonial government's hegemonic authority over the school curriculum did not operate as a totalising…

Mafela, Lily

2014-01-01

225

Ant colony search algorithm for unit commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the ant colony search algorithm (ACSA) is proposed to solve the thermal unit commitment problem. ACSA is a new cooperative agents approach, which is inspired by the observation of the behaviors of real ant colonies on the topic of ant trial formation and foraging methods. In the ACSA, a set of cooperating agents called \\

T. Sum-im; W. Ongsakul

2003-01-01

226

Colonialism in Modern America: The Appalachian Case.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The essays in this book illustrate a conceptual model for analyzing the social and economic problems of the Appalachian region. The model is variously called Colonialism, Internal Colonialism, Exploitation, or External Oppression. It highlights the process through which dominant outside industrial interests establish control, exploit the region,…

Lewis, Helen Matthews, Ed.; And Others

227

Managing Varroa Mites in Honey Bee Colonies  

E-print Network

Managing Varroa Mites in Honey Bee Colonies The varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is the most serious pest of honey bee colonies worldwide. This parasite was first detected in North Carolina in 1990, having been introduced to the U.S. just three years earlier. Virtually all feral (or "wild") honey bee

Tarpy, David R.

228

Education in Colonial Africa: The German Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the introduction and growth of state-supported schools in two German colonies in Africa, Kamerun and Deutsch Ostafrika, describes African reaction to and utilization of them, assesses, from the colonial perspective, why such schools were introduced and what they were intended to accomplish, and examines the reasons for their differential…

vanderPloeg, Arie J.

1977-01-01

229

FEATURE ARTICLE 2 Midwifery in colonial India  

E-print Network

Chinese medicine Gender, hygiene and health FAREWELL TO BILL BYNUM 8 RESEARCH RESOURCES 15 Remedy booksFEATURE ARTICLE 2 Midwifery in colonial India WORK IN PROGRESS 4 Religion, medicine and gender of traditional birth attendants in colonial India. In 1902, the first Midwives Act was passed in England

Rambaut, Andrew

230

Colonial America: A Course of Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This illustrated unit of study can be incorporated into regular social studies courses in elementary classrooms. The unit focuses on life in the 13 original colonies from the settlement period to the Revolutionary War. Activities are provided to help students learn the names and locations of the colonies. A highlight of the unit is a study of the…

Bennett, Sondra; Stephens, Mark

231

Colonial American Literature: A Guide to Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handout is a guide to library resources in the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte for the study of colonial American literature. The guide is intended to help readers find sources of criticism on colonial and revolutionary literature. It explains important reference sources in the Atkins library reference…

Van Noate, Judith, Comp.

232

Governmentality, congestion and calculation in colonial Delhi  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to explore a different way of examining the ‘difference’ of European and colonial governments, showing how the Indian colonial state privileged investments in political, rather than civil, society. The former targeted the population and sought effects through policies that could be co-ordinated from a distance, at low cost. The latter targeted the social realm and necessarily involved

Stephen Legg

2006-01-01

233

Strategic Plan Strategic Plan 20102015 1  

E-print Network

back from disaster ­ natural or man made? How will we adapt to climate change? With a mission's environmental, energy, and sustainability challenges, the College of Geosciences aspires to lead the state

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Derivation of guidelines for uranium residual radioactive material in soil at the Colonie Site, Colonie, New York  

SciTech Connect

Residual radioactive material guidelines for uranium in soil were derived for the Colonie site located in Colonie, New York. This site has been designated for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The site became contaminated with radioactive material as a result of operations conducted by National Lead (NL) Industries from 1958 to 1984; these activities included brass foundry operations, electroplating of metal products, machining of various components using depleted uranium, and limited work with small amounts of enriched uranium and thorium. The Colonie site comprises the former NL Industries property, now designated the Colonie Interim Storage Site (CISS), and 56 vicinity properties contaminated by fallout from airborne emissions; 53 of the vicinity properties were previously remediated between 1984 and 1988. In 1984, DOE accepted ownership of the CISS property from NL Industries. Residual radioactive material guidelines for individual radionuclides and total uranium were derived on the basis of the requirement that the 50-year committed effective dose equivalent to a hypothetical individual who lives or works in the immediate vicinity of the site should not exceed a dose of 30 mrem/yr following remedial action for the current use and likely future use scenarios or a dose of 100 mrem/yr for less likely future use scenarios. The DOE residual radioactive material guideline computer code, RESRAD, was used in this evaluation; RESRAD implements the methodology described in the DOE manual for establishing residual radioactive material guidelines.

Dunning, D.

1996-05-01

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Colonie Interim Storage Site: Annual environmental report for calendar year 1990, Colonie, New York  

SciTech Connect

Environmental monitoring of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Colonie Interim Storage Site (CISS) and surrounding area began in 1984. CISS is part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), a DOE program to decontaminate or otherwise control sties where residual radioactive materials remain from the early years of the nation's atomic energy program or from commercial operations causing conditions that Congress has authorized DOE to remedy. The routine environmental monitoring program at CISS includes sampling networks for external gamma radiation exposures and for radium-226, throium-232, an total uranium concentrations in surface water, sediment, and groundwater. Additionally, the nonradiological parameters volatile and semivolatile organics, pesticides/polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, total organic carbon (TOC), total organic halides (TOX), specific conductivity, and pH are measured in groundwater. 14 refs., 20 figs., 25 tabs.

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1991-09-01

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2006 NASA Strategic Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced A Renewed Spirit of Discovery: The President's Vision for U.S. Space Exploration, a new directive for the Nation's space program. The fundamental goal of this directive is "to advance U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests through a robust space exploration program." In issuing it, the President committed the Nation to a journey of exploring the solar system and beyond: returning to the Moon in the next decade, then venturing further into the solar system, ultimately sending humans to Mars and beyond. He challenged NASA to establish new and innovative programs to enhance understanding of the planets, to ask new questions, and to answer questions that are as old as humankind. NASA enthusiastically embraced the challenge of extending a human presence throughout the solar system as the Agency's Vision, and in the NASA Authorization Act of 2005, Congress endorsed the Vision for Space Exploration and provided additional guidance for implementation. NASA is committed to achieving this Vision and to making all changes necessary to ensure success and a smooth transition. These changes will include increasing internal collaboration, leveraging personnel and facilities, developing strong, healthy NASA Centers,a nd fostering a safe environment of respect and open communication for employees at all levels. NASA also will ensure clear accountability and solid program management and reporting practices. Over the next 10 years, NASA will focus on six Strategic Goals to move forward in achieving the Vision for Space Exploration. Each of the six Strategic Goals is clearly defined and supported by multi-year outcomes that will enhance NASA's ability to measure and report Agency accomplishments in this quest.

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Public health developments in colonial Malaya: colonialism and the politics of prevention.  

PubMed Central

In both African and Asian colonies until the late 19th century, colonial medicine operated pragmatically to meet the medical needs first of colonial officers and troops, immigrant settlers, and laborers responsible for economic development, then of indigenous populations when their ill health threatened the well-being of the expatriate population. Since the turn of the century, however, the consequences of colonial expansion and development for indigenous people's health had become increasingly apparent, and disease control and public health programs were expanded in this light. These programs increased government surveillance of populations at both community and household levels. As a consequence, colonial states extended institutional oversight and induced dependency through public health measures. Drawing on my own work on colonial Malaya, I illustrate developments in public health and their links to the moral logic of colonialism and its complementarity to the political economy. PMID:9987478

Manderson, L

1999-01-01

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Protein structure optimization with a "Lamarckian" ant colony algorithm.  

PubMed

We describe the LamarckiAnt algorithm: a search algorithm that combines the features of a "Lamarckian" genetic algorithm and ant colony optimization. We have implemented this algorithm for the optimization of BLN model proteins, which have frustrated energy landscapes and represent a challenge for global optimization algorithms. We demonstrate that LamarckiAnt performs competitively with other state-of-the-art optimization algorithms. PMID:24407312

Oakley, Mark T; Richardson, E Grace; Carr, Harriet; Johnston, Roy L

2013-01-01

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Loyola Homepage on Strategic Intelligence  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Loyola College (Baltimore) Department of Political Science offers the Strategic Intelligence page on the Web. This page consists of pointers to U.S. intelligence community sites, military intelligence sites, organizational sites related to strategic intelligence, recent documents related to strategic intelligence, and a selected list of intelligence related journals, articles, and papers. Included are connections to the CIA, FBI, Treasury Department, ATF, Secret Service, selected declassified intelligence satellite photographs (CORONA), IntelWeb, and selected articles from issues of Covert Action Quarterly, among others.

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Strategic Groups: Theory, Research and Taxonomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the concept of strategic groups, focusing upon the importance of intra-industry strategic groupings in understanding differences across firms within an industry. The problems involved in identifying strategic groups within industries are examined through a comprehensive review of recent studies. It is demonstrated that much of the research has used surrogates for elements of a firm's strategic direction,

Howard THOMAS; John McGee

1986-01-01

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Marketing Strategic Alliances: The Small Hotel Firm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigates the concept of strategic alliances in the context of hotel sector small firms. The rapid increase in the number of international strategic alliances is recognized as one of the most significant management trends of the 1990s. In particular, they may affect firms? cost structures, and provide access to important strategic resources. In this respect, strategic alliances are potentially important

Alison J. Morrison

1994-01-01

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college of business and economics strategic plan  

E-print Network

college of business and economics strategic plan 2010 #12;Faculty Endorsed 2010 Strategic Plan Page 1 Strategic Plan Building on Existing Foundations The mission of Lehigh University's College preceded the development of the 2005 College of Business and Economics Strategic Plan. This plan has

Gilchrist, James F.

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Measurement of soil bacterial colony temperatures and isolation of a high heat-producing bacterium  

PubMed Central

Background The cellular temperatures of microorganisms are considered to be the same as those of their surroundings because the cellular volume is too small to maintain a cellular temperature that is different from the ambient temperature. However, by forming a colony or a biofilm, microorganisms may be able to maintain a cellular temperature that is different from the ambient temperature. In this study, we measured the temperatures of bacterial colonies isolated from soils using an infrared imager and investigated the thermogenesis by a bacterium that increases its colony temperature. Results The temperatures of some colonies were higher or lower than that of the surrounding medium. A bacterial isolate with the highest colony temperature was identified as Pseudomonas putida. This bacterial isolate had an increased colony temperature when it grew at a temperature suboptimal for its growth. Measurements of heat production using a microcalorimeter showed that the temperature of this extraordinary, microcalorimetrically determined thermogenesis corresponded with the thermographically observed increase in bacterial colony temperature. When investigating the effects of the energy source on this thermal behavior, we found that heat production by this bacterium increased without additional biomass production at a temperature suboptimal for its growth. Conclusions We found that heat production by bacteria affected the bacterial colony temperature and that a bacterium identified as Pseudomonas putida could maintain a cellular temperature different from the ambient temperature, particularly at a sub-optimal growth temperature. The bacterial isolate P. putida KT1401 increased its colony temperature by an energy-spilling reaction when the incubation temperature limited its growth. PMID:23497132

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21 CFR 866.2180 - Manual colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY DEVICES Microbiology Devices § 866.2180 Manual colony counter. (a) Identification. A manual colony...

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21 CFR 866.2180 - Manual colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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21 CFR 866.2180 - Manual colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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21 CFR 866.2180 - Manual colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY DEVICES Microbiology Devices § 866.2180 Manual colony counter. (a) Identification. A manual colony...

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Structural Health Monitoring of Strategically Tuned Absolutely Resilient Structures (STARS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategically Tuned Absolutely Resilient Structures (STARS) are being designed to store potential energy in the form of elastic deformation that can be released in a controlled fashion as work or kinetic energy. This paper outlines steps being taken to monitor the structural health of STARS by making modifications to a Remote Readiness Asset Prognostic and Diagnostic System (RRAPDS). The latter

Stephen A. Marotta; Teng K. Ooi; John A. Gilbert

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Corporate strategic plan for safeguards and security  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE) safeguards and security (S and S) is a team effort, consisting of Field, National Laboratories, Program Office, and Headquarters units cooperating to support the Department`s diverse security needs. As an integral part of the nation`s security structure, the DOE S and S Program regularly supports and works in cooperation with other US Government agencies and private industry to improve the national security posture. Thus, inter- and intra-agency partnerships play an invaluable role in the continuing efforts to integrate and implement improved ways of doing business. Their Corporate Strategic Plan provides a road map to guide, track, and provide feedback for the incorporation and implementation of S and S activities within DOE. Part 1 Planning Framework, describes those overarching factors which influence the planning endeavors. Part 2, Strategic Perspective, outlines where the S and S Program has been and how they will move to the future through core competencies, changing cultural thinking, and implementing their strategies. Part 3, Strategic and Operational Integration, details critical focus areas, strategies, and success indicators designed to enhance inter-agency S and S integration and promote cooperation with external agencies. This Plan will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains supportive and fully-engaged with the nation`s and international security environments.

NONE

1997-06-01

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Opportunity Evaluation and Implementation: Providing Strategic Energy Solutions through Thoughtful Planning and Practical Know-How to Produce Groundbreaking Results (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) only national laboratory focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency. For more than 35 years, our energy research, development, analysis, commercialization, and deployment work with public and private sector partners around the world has catalyzed the expansion of global clean energy solutions.

Not Available

2013-10-01

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CHERYL B. SCHRADER STRATEGIC PLANNING  

E-print Network

CHANCELLOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ROBERT MARLEY ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES, AA, DIVERSITYCHANCELLOR CHERYL B. SCHRADER STRATEGIC PLANNING MANAGER ROSE HORTON PROVOST & EXECUTIVE VICE LAJUBUTU DIRECTOR LIBRARY & LEARNING RESOURCES TRACY PRIMICH VICE PROVOST GRADUATE STUDIES VENKAT ALLADA

Missouri-Rolla, University of

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Strategic Plan February 4, 2004  

E-print Network

strategic planning process off to a great start: Lauri Alpern, Veronica Anderberg, Angela Ebreo, Doug Gills) Charlie Hoch and Mike Pagano, 7) Allyson Holbrook, 8) Doug Gills, 9) Joanne Sims and Curt Winkle

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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10 CFR 74.51 - Nuclear material control and accounting for strategic special nuclear material.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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10 CFR 74.51 - Nuclear material control and accounting for strategic special nuclear material.  

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10 CFR 74.51 - Nuclear material control and accounting for strategic special nuclear material.  

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Developing a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement in a regulated utility  

E-print Network

This thesis covers work done at Tracks Energy, a regulated utility, to develop a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement. The focus of Tracks Energy has always been on keeping the lights on and the gas flowing ...

Yoder, Brent E. (Brent Edward)

2013-01-01

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A New Strategic Planning Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter introduces a new strategic planning model for projects. The model consists of two complementary tasks; (1) risk\\u000a analysis and (2) risk navigation strategies. The project risk analysis commences with a comprehensive review of the project\\u000a challenge. Threats, in terms of risk factors, are identified to assess the level of operational, strategic and contextual\\u000a risks that constitute the total

Asbjørn Rolstadås; Per Willy Hetland; George Farage Jergeas; Richard E. Westney

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Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) Spill Center strategic plan  

SciTech Connect

This strategic Plan was developed in keeping with the Department of Energy`s mission for partnership with its customers to contribute to our Nation`s welfare by providing the technical information and the scientific and educational foundation for the technology, policy and institutional leadership necessary to achieve efficiency in energy use, diversity in energy sources, a more productive and competitive economy, improved environmental quality, and a secure national defense. The Plan provides the concepts for realigning the Departments`s Hazardous Materials Spill Center (HSC) in achieving its vision of becoming the global leader in meeting the diverse HAZMAT needs in the areas of testing, training, and technology. Each of these areas encompass many facets and a multitude of functional and operational requirements at the Federal, state, tribal, and local government levels, as well as those of foreign governments and the private sector. The evolution of the limited dimensional Liquefied Gaseous Fuels Spill Test Facility into a multifaceted HAZMAT Spill Center will require us to totally redefine our way of thinking as related to our business approach, both within and outside of the Department. We need to establish and maintain a viable and vibrant outreach program through all aspects of the public (via government agencies) and private sectors, to include foreign partnerships. The HAZMAT Spill Center goals and objectives provide the direction for meeting our vision. This direction takes into consideration the trends and happenings identified in the {open_quotes}Strategic Outlook{close_quotes}, which includes valuable input from our stakeholders and our present and future customers. It is our worldwide customers that provide the essence of the strategic outlook for the HAZMAT Spill Center.

NONE

1996-01-01

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Arizona Diabetes Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease in Arizona. The number of people with diabetes in Arizona grows each year. In fact, since 1990 the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona has doubled from 4 percent to 8.5 percent in 2006. We know that type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type of diabetes, can be prevented and that people with diabetes can live healthy and long lives with the proper care. Through education, increasing access to care, and other public health strategies, we have a great opportunity to work with our partners in Arizona to reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals, families, and communities. The Arizona Diabetes Strategic Plan is the first plan in Arizona to address diabetes from a public health perspective for the entire State. It uses public health strategies to address opportunities for improvements in healthcare systems, the diabetes workforce, community partnerships, and local and organizational policies. We have great hope that by working together with partners throughout Arizona that we will be able to reduce the prevalence rate of diabetes and improve the lives of people living with diabetes in Arizona. We are proud to be a part of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition. Sincerely,

unknown authors

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10 CFR 76.115 - Special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance-Category II.  

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10 CFR 76.117 - Special nuclear material of low strategic significance-Category III.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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10 CFR 76.117 - Special nuclear material of low strategic significance-Category III.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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10 CFR 76.117 - Special nuclear material of low strategic significance-Category III.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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History: The Colonial Williamsburg Official History Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Colonial Williamsburg has been a popular destination for American history buffs for eight decades, and they continue to impress with their fine website dedicated to providing biographies, essays, and articles on "the everyday life of extraordinary Americans." Visitors can read biographies of people who inhabited colonial-era Williamsburg, listen to their fife and drums corps, and tour the town. One area that is definitely worth a look is the "Gardens" section of the site. Here visitors can learn about the landscape restoration work on the site, the history of the gardens, and read the gardener's blog. Further along, the "Clothing" area includes narrative descriptions of men's clothing, women's clothing, and African American clothing during colonial times. Also, visitors can dress a colonial person from head to toe in the interactive adventure, "Dressing the Part". The site is rounded out by a "Conferences, Forums, and Workshops" area that includes information about their scholarly activities and upcoming forums.

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Identification of a Colonial Chordate Histocompatibility Gene  

PubMed Central

Histocompatibility is the basis by which multicellular organisms of the same species distinguish self from non-self. Relatively little is known about the mechanisms underlying histocompatibility reactions in lower organisms. Botryllus schlosseri is a colonial urochordate, a sister group of vertebrates, that exhibits a genetically determined natural transplantation reaction, whereby self-recognition between colonies leads to formation of parabionts with a common vasculature, whereas rejection occurs between incompatible colonies. Using genetically defined lines, whole-transcriptome sequencing, and genomics, we identified a single gene that encodes self/non-self and determines “graft” outcomes in this organism. This gene is significantly upregulated in colonies poised to undergo fusion or rejection, is highly expressed in the vasculature, and is functionally linked to histocompatibility outcomes. These findings establish a platform for advancing the science of allorecognition. PMID:23888037

Voskoboynik, Ayelet; Newman, Aaron M.; Corey, Daniel M.; Sahoo, Debashis; Pushkarev, Dmitry; Neff, Norma F.; Passarelli, Benedetto; Koh, Winston; Ishizuka, Katherine J.; Palmeri, Karla J.; Dimov, Ivan K.; Keasar, Chen; Fan, H. Christina; Mantalas, Gary L.; Sinha, Rahul; Penland, Lolita; Quake, Stephen R.; Weissman, Irving L.

2013-01-01

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Underground Coal Gasification at Tennessee Colony  

E-print Network

The Tennessee Colony In Situ Coal Gasification Project conducted by Basic Resources Inc. is the most recent step in Texas Utilities Company's ongoing research into the utilization of Texas lignite. The project, an application of the Soviet...

Garrard, C. W.

1979-01-01

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Application of continuous monitoring of honeybee colonies  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Monitoring physical variables associated with honey bee colonies, including weight, temperature, humidity, respiratory gases, vibration, acoustics and forager traffic, in a continuous manner is becoming feasible for most researchers as the cost and size of electronic sensors and dataloggers decrease...

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Establishment and maintenance of sand fly colonies.  

PubMed

Sand flies used to have a reputation for being difficult and labour-intensive to breed. Here we summarize our experience with establishment and maintenance of sand fly colonies and their use for infective experiments: techniques for collection and handling wild-caught females, rearing larvae and adults and experimental infections of sand flies by Leishmania using membrane feeding. In addition, we compare major life cycle parameters between various colonies maintained under standard laboratory conditions. The sand fly rearing is tricky but some species can be reared in large numbers with a minimum of space and equipment. Initiation of new colonies from endemic sites is a prerequisite for accurate studies on parasite-vector interaction but it is more difficult step than routine maintenance of colonies already established in laboratory for many generations. PMID:21366760

Volf, P; Volfova, V

2011-03-01

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ColonyArea: An ImageJ Plugin to Automatically Quantify Colony Formation in Clonogenic Assays  

PubMed Central

The clonogenic or colony formation assay is a widely used method to study the number and size of cancer cell colonies that remain after irradiation or cytotoxic agent administration and serves as a measure for the anti-proliferative effect of these treatments. Alternatively, this assay is used to quantitate the transforming potential of cancer associated genes and chemical agents. Therefore, there is a need for a simplified and standardized analysis of colony formation assays for both routine laboratory use and for parallelized automated analysis. Here we describe the freely available ImageJ-plugin “ColonyArea”, which is optimized for rapid and quantitative analysis of focus formation assays conducted in 6- to 24-well dishes. ColonyArea processes image data of multi-well dishes, by separating, concentrically cropping and background correcting well images individually, before colony formation is quantitated. Instead of counting the number of colonies, ColonyArea determines the percentage of area covered by crystal violet stained cell colonies, also taking the intensity of the staining and therefore cell density into account. We demonstrate that these parameters alone or in combination allow for robust quantification of IC50 values of the cytotoxic effect of two staurosporines, UCN-01 and staurosporine (STS) on human glioblastoma cells (T98G). The relation between the potencies of the two compounds compared very well with that obtained from an absorbance based method to quantify colony growth and to published data. The ColonyArea ImageJ plugin provides a simple and efficient analysis routine to quantitate assay data of one of the most commonly used cellular assays. The bundle is freely available for download as supporting information. We expect that ColonyArea will be of broad utility for cancer biologists, as well as clinical radiation scientists. PMID:24647355

Kaur, Amanpreet; Westermarck, Jukka; Abankwa, Daniel

2014-01-01

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Scientific and practical applications of molecular colonies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The review briefs the history of the invention of the molecular colony techique, also known as a polony technology; applications\\u000a of this method to studies of the reactions between single RNA molecules, ultrasensitive diagnosis, gene cloning, and in vitro\\u000a screening, as well as the concepts of the origin of life that regard molecular colonies as a prototype of living organisms.

A. B. Chetverin; E. V. Chetverina

2007-01-01

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Development of a marmoset colony in Australia.  

PubMed

A breeding nucleus of 15 pairs of Callithrix jacchus jacchus was imported from an established colony in the United Kingdom in 1978, and these have now multiplied to 137 animals. Good reproductive efficiency and growth rates have occurred in this colony, with minimal problems from diseases of nutritional or infectious origin. One episode of cessation of breeding and abortions was attributed to excessive noise and disturbance of the normal routine. PMID:6819408

McIntosh, G H; Looker, J W

1982-12-01

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Science and Strategic - Climate Implications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Energy of weather systems greatly exceeds energy produced and used by humans. Variation in this energy causes climate variability potentially resulting in local, national, and/or global catastrophes beyond our ability to deter the loss of life and economic destabilization. Large scale natural disasters routinely result in shortages of water, disruption of energy supplies, and destruction of infrastructure. The resulting unforeseen and disastrous events occurring beyond national emergency preparation, as related to climate variability, could insight civil unrest due to dwindling and/or inaccessible resources necessary for survival. Lack of these necessary resources in impacted countries often leads to wars. Climate change coupled with population growth, which exposes more of the population to potential risks associated with climate and environmental change, demands faster technological response. Understanding climate/associated environmental changes, the relation to human activity and behavior, and including this in national and international emergency/security management plans would alleviate shortcomings in our present and future technological status. The scale of environmental change will determine the potential magnitude of civil unrest at the local, national, and/or global level along with security issues at each level. Commonly, security issues related to possible civil unrest owing to temporal environmental change is not part of a short and/or long-term strategy, yet recent large-scale disasters are reminders that system failures (as in hurricane Katrina) include acknowledged breaches to individual, community, and infrastructure security. Without advance planning and management concerning environmental change, oncoming and climate related events will intensify the level of devastation and human catastrophe. Depending upon the magnitude and period of catastrophic events and/or environmental changes, destabilization of agricultural systems, energy supplies, and other lines of commodities often results in severely unbalanced supply and demand ratios, which eventually affect the entire global community. National economies potentially risk destabilization, which is especially important since economics plays a major role in strategic planning. This presentation will address these issues and the role that science can play in human sustainability and local, national, and international security.

Tindall, J. A.; Moran, E. H.

2008-12-01

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DIFFERENTIAL DRONE PRODUCTION BY AFRICANIZED AND EUROPEAN HONEY BEE COLONIES  

E-print Network

DIFFERENTIAL DRONE PRODUCTION BY AFRICANIZED AND EUROPEAN HONEY BEE COLONIES Thomas E. RINDERER Road Baton Rouge, LA 7(1820, USA SUMMARY The numbers of mature drones leaving colonies of Africanizcd with 10 European and 10 Africanized colonies, were trapped for drones exiting individual colonies on 3

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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How Did Colonialism Dispossess? Comments from an Edge of Empire  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emphasis on culture in studies of colonialism tends to obscure other forms of colonial power while making it impossible to contextualize the cultural argument and assess its salience. Rather than focusing on texts, systems of signification, and procedures of knowledge generation, as the colonial discourse literature is wont to do, a fuller understanding of colonial powers is achieved by

Cole Harris

2004-01-01

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Automated counting of bacterial colony forming units on agar plates.  

PubMed

Manual counting of bacterial colony forming units (CFUs) on agar plates is laborious and error-prone. We therefore implemented a colony counting system with a novel segmentation algorithm to discriminate bacterial colonies from blood and other agar plates.A colony counter hardware was designed and a novel segmentation algorithm was written in MATLAB. In brief, pre-processing with Top-Hat-filtering to obtain a uniform background was followed by the segmentation step, during which the colony images were extracted from the blood agar and individual colonies were separated. A Bayes classifier was then applied to count the final number of bacterial colonies as some of the colonies could still be concatenated to form larger groups. To assess accuracy and performance of the colony counter, we tested automated colony counting of different agar plates with known CFU numbers of S. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa and M. catarrhalis and showed excellent performance. PMID:22448267

Brugger, Silvio D; Baumberger, Christian; Jost, Marcel; Jenni, Werner; Brugger, Urs; Mühlemann, Kathrin

2012-01-01

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Collective personalities in honeybee colonies are linked to colony fitness Margaret K. Wray a,*, Heather R. Mattila b,1  

E-print Network

Collective personalities in honeybee colonies are linked to colony fitness Margaret K. Wray a behaviour colony fitness honeybee Personality differences (i.e. consistent between-individual differences the concept of collective personality to colonies of honeybees (Apis mellifera). We document the presence

Childress, Michael J.

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Characteristics of Useful and Practical Organizational Strategic Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most organizational strategic plans are not strategic but rather tactical or operational plans masquerading as "strategic." This article identifies the basic elements required in a useful and practical strategic plan and explains why they are important.

Kaufman, Roger

2014-01-01

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Material Culture and Colonial Networks in the Cape Colony and the Indian Ocean  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review article considers four recent books published on the social and cultural history of the Cape Colony and Batavia, spanning a chronological period from the mid-seventeenth through to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The books address a wide range of topics and themes, but they all share an interest, to a greater or lesser extent, in the material culture of colonial

Wayne Dooling

2010-01-01

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Work plan for the remedial investigation/feasibility study-environmental assessment for the Colonie site, Colonie, New York  

SciTech Connect

This work plan has been prepared to document the scoping and planning process performed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support remedial action activities at the Colonie site. The site is located in eastern New York State in the town of Colonie near the city of Albany. Remedial action of the Colonie site is being planned as part of DOE's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. The DOE is responsible for controlling the release of all radioactive and chemical contaminants from the site. Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) must be prepared to support the decision-making process for evaluating remedial action alternatives. This work plan contains a summary of information known about the site as of January 1988, presents a conceptual site model that identifies potential routes of human exposure to site containments, identifies data gaps, and summarizes the process and proposed studies that will be used to fill the data gaps. In addition, DOE activities must be conducted in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires consideration of the environmental consequences of a proposed action as part of its decision-making process. This work also describes the approach that will be used to evaluate potential remedial action alternatives and includes a description of the organization, project controls, and task schedules that will be employed to fulfill the requirements of both CERCLA and NEPA. 48 refs., 18 figs., 25 tabs.

Not Available

1990-06-01

288

Electric Utility Strategic Planning at the PUCT: An Overview  

E-print Network

detailed accounts of findings and methods. Through the "Least-Cost Planning Task Force," the "Energy Efficiency Plan Committee," and other organizations, utilities and consumer groups are kept informed about the PUCT's strategic planning efforts... programs. Through careful review of studies conducted in other states, evaluation of utility-developed energy efficiency plans, and reference to Commission-sponsored s~udies of conservstion feasibility and poten t1al, the Energy Efficiency Division...

Zarnikau, J.

289

Strategic dependence and oil in Mexican-American relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of strategic dependence is proposed as vital for analysis, description, and a partial explanation of Mexican-American relations between the years 1979 and 2000. The main thesis is that we are not facing an energy crisis, but rather a crisis of the entire post-war order, based on the dynamics of what contemporary social science has called monopoly capitalism. Thus,

Saxe-Fernandez

1979-01-01

290

Final Draft Strategic Marketing Plan.  

SciTech Connect

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has developed a marketing plan to define how BPA can be viable and competitive in the future, a result important to BPA`s customers and constituents. The Marketing Plan represents the preferred customer outcomes, marketplace achievements, and competitive advantage required to accomplish the Vision and the Strategic Business Objectives of the agency. The Marketing Plan contributes to successful implementation of BPA`s Strategic Business Objectives (SBOs) by providing common guidance to organizations and activities throughout the agency responsible for (1) planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining the Federal Columbia River Power System; (2) conducting business with BPA`s customers; and (3) providing required internal support services.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-02-01

291

Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Continuous Domains Based on Position Distribution Model of Ant Colony Foraging  

PubMed Central

Ant colony optimization algorithm for continuous domains is a major research direction for ant colony optimization algorithm. In this paper, we propose a distribution model of ant colony foraging, through analysis of the relationship between the position distribution and food source in the process of ant colony foraging. We design a continuous domain optimization algorithm based on the model and give the form of solution for the algorithm, the distribution model of pheromone, the update rules of ant colony position, and the processing method of constraint condition. Algorithm performance against a set of test trials was unconstrained optimization test functions and a set of optimization test functions, and test results of other algorithms are compared and analyzed to verify the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. PMID:24955402

Liu, Liqiang; Dai, Yuntao

2014-01-01

292

OBSERVATIONS ON COLONY SIZE, BREEDING SUCCESS, RECRUITMENT AND INTER-COLONY DISPERSAL IN A TASMANIAN COLONY OF SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATERS PUFFINUS TENUIROSTRIS OVER A 30YEAR PERIOD  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY SERVENTY, D.L. and P.J. CURRY 1984. Observations on colony size, breeding success, recruitment and inter- colony dispersal in a Tasmanian colony of Short-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus tenurrostrrs over a 30-year period. Emu 84: 71-79. A programme to mark a small colony of Short-tailed Shearwaters, by means of monel leg-bands, was begun on Fisher Island during 1947-50 as part of a

D. L. SERVENTY; P. J. CURRY

293

Strategic Planning and Strategic Thinking Clothed in STRATEGO  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares experiences that participants had playing the game of STRATEGO and how the activity may be linked to strategic planning and thinking. Among the human performance technology implications of playing this game are that gamers agreed on a framework for rules, took stock on where they wanted to go in the future, and generated a risk…

Baaki, John; Moseley, James L.

2011-01-01

294

The Strategic Data Project's Strategic Performance Indicators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs) are summary measures derived from parallel, descriptive analyses conducted across educational agencies. The SPIs are designed to inform agency management and efforts to improve student outcomes. We developed the SPIs to reveal patterns common across partner agencies, to highlight exceptions to those…

Page, Lindsay C.; Fullerton, Jon; Bacher-Hicks, Andrew; Owens, Antoniya; Cohodes, Sarah R.; West, Martin R.; Glover, Sarah

2013-01-01

295

Collaborative Strategic Planning: Myth or Reality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept and practice of strategic planning, while entrenched in educational institutions in the West, is just catching on in Kenya. While literature emphasizes the importance of collaborative strategic planning, it does not indicate the challenges presented by collaboratively engaging in strategic planning. This article reports on findings of…

Mbugua, Flora; Rarieya, Jane F. A.

2014-01-01

296

Overview of Strategic Planning. Administrative Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planning is a process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop tactics to achieve that future. This paper discusses the nature and purposes of strategic planning in educational organizations, and presents a 10-step generic model to illustrate the basic components of strategic planning. These 10…

Raze, Nasus

297

Mapping a strategic approach to HR leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the contribution that strategic human resourcing (HR) makes to organizational success and the crucial conversations that HR must orchestrate to truly fulfill its strategic role. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Strategic HR has the potential to modernize management practice, bringing it into line with the needs of the twenty-first century organization. The paper acknowledges that while

Andrea Adams

2012-01-01

298

Physical Plant Strategic Plan 2010 PHYSICAL PLANT  

E-print Network

Physical Plant Strategic Plan ­ 2010 1 PHYSICAL PLANT 2010 STRATEGIC PLAN Strategic Planning and Assessment Reports MISSION STATEMENT The Physical Plant provides building and service environments conducive Physical Plant will be recognized both within the university and externally as an efficient and effective

Westfall, Peter H.

299

MEDICINE AND Strategic Plan 2013 2017  

E-print Network

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH Strategic Plan 2013 ­ 2017 #12;College of Medicine & Health, University College Cork Strategic Plan 2013 - 2017 | 2 Executive Summary The College of Medicine & Health has five years. #12;College of Medicine & Health, University College Cork Strategic Plan 2013 - 2017 | 3

Schellekens, Michel P.

300

Strategic Voting: Individual Reasoning and Collective Consequences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores various aspects of voting behavior among nearly 900 British Columbia voters in the 1979 Canadian federal election. Specifically, the paper examines the aggregate significance of strategic choice in a voting situation and identifies factors which increase or decrease an individual's disposition to act strategically. Strategic…

Johnston, Richard G. C.; And Others

301

Project Success: A Multidimensional Strategic Concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents projects as powerful strategic weapons, initiated to create economic value and competitive advantage. It suggests that project managers are the new strategic leaders, who must take on total responsibility for project business results. Defining and assessing project success is therefore a strategic management concept, which should help align project efforts with the short- and long-term goals of

Aaron J. Shenhar; Dov Dvir; Ofer Levy; Alan C. Maltz

2001-01-01

302

Enterprise Information Systems and Strategic Flexibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic flexibility is a critical organizational competency in today's dynamic global environment. This paper explores the impact of enterprise information systems on an organization's strategic flexibility using the existing strategy and information systems literature to develop a theoretical model. Strategic flexibility is broken down into five first order constructs: Operational Flexibility; Human Capital Flexibility; Information Flexibility; Supply Chain Flexibility; and

William Mackinnon; Gerald Grant; David Cray

2008-01-01

303

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN  

E-print Network

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN 2008/09 to 2011/12 October 2007 #12;College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Strategic Plan 2008/09 to 2011/12 i TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE: COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND NUTRITION STRATEGIC PLAN 2008/09 to 2011/12 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Saskatchewan, University of

304

UTHSC College of Nursing Strategic Plan Goals  

E-print Network

.5 Strengthen the PhD program through increased faculty research Strategic Initiative: Integrated FacultyUTHSC College of Nursing Strategic Plan Goals ! Strategic Initiative: Excellence in Academic continuous quality improvement of academic program outcomes 2. Explore opportunities for program development

Cui, Yan

305

Evangelists of Empire? Missionaries in Colonial History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The role of missionaries in the process of colonization has intrigued historians and others for decades, and this compilation of scholarly works on this subject is quite a find. This set of papers was published by the eScholarship Research Centre at The University of Melbourne in July 2008, and it contains fifteen works that look at "current concepts of gender, race and colonial governance." Drawing on a range of methodological and theoretical approaches, the works are divided into thematic sections such as "Consolidating the Missionary Project" and "A Global Mission". Within these sections, visitors will find papers that include "Imperial Critics: Moravian Missionaries in the British Colonial World" and "Missions, Colonialism and the Politics of Agency". For persons with an interest in these types of historical explorations, this site will prove quite indispensable.

306

Idaho National Laboratory/Nuclear Power Industry Strategic Plan for Light Water Reactor Research and Development An Industry-Government Partnership to Address Climate Change and Energy Security  

SciTech Connect

The dual issues of energy security and climate change mitigation are driving a renewed debate over how to best provide safe, secure, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity to our nation. The combination of growing energy demand and aging electricity generation infrastructure suggests major new capacity additions will be required in the years ahead.

Electric Power Research

2007-11-01

307

Strategic KM, Innovation and Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our aim is to shed light on the consequences of KM strategies on firm's innovation and corporate performance. Organizations are not aware of the real implications that KM may have. Our conclusions, based on an empirical study consisted of 310 Spanish organizations and structural equations modeling with LISREL 8.7, may help academics and managers in designing KM strategic programs in

Carolina López-nicolás; Ángel Luis Meroño-Cerdán

2008-01-01

308

Consultancy on Strategic Information Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the workshop, better management through strategic planning of information and consultancy was discussed as one way in which developing and Eastern European countries could tackle the complex information problems they are facing during the transition to a market economy. The sixteen papers in this volume are grouped into three basic categories:…

Pejova, Zdravka, Ed.; Horton, Forest W., Ed.

309

Research Computing Strategic Planning Report  

E-print Network

8/7/06 Research Computing Strategic Planning Report Product of: Research Computing Advisory Group://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cyber #12;2 Research Computing Advisory Group Members Gary K. Allen Vice President for Information. Davis Croft Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering Joe Forrester Research Associate Molecular

Noble, James S.

310

Strategic Planning for School Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planners concerned with such matters as high-achieving students, high-performing teachers, broad-based community support, and a two-way involvement with the community must analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats existing in the school's internal and external environment. A sample SWOT analysis is included. (MLH)

Herman, Jerry J.

1993-01-01

311

Manufacturing Flexibility: A Strategic Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

To help meet competitive realities operations managers need to know more about the strategic aspects of manufacturing flexibility. This paper takes steps toward meeting that need by critically reviewing the literature and establishing a research agenda for the area. A conceptual model, which places flexibility within a broad context, helps to identify certain assumptions of theoretical studies which need to

Donald Gerwin

1993-01-01

312

College of Business Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

College of Business Strategic Plan Preface Dynamic economic, technological, societal, and political of opportunities as well as challenges for the College of Business (COB) at Colorado State University (CSU). Our of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International and collective aspirations

313

Strategic alliance in freight consolidation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The utilization of unfilled space in dispatching trucks requires collaboration among aligned partners. We consider two collaboration modes: strategic alliance and full collaboration, where outbound shipments could be reassigned among the partnering agents in freight consolidation with shipment delivery deadline. The effects of partnership are studied in an economic model where the product substitutability in price setting and discount offer

Guanghui Zhou; Yer Van Hui; Liang Liang

2011-01-01

314

Strategic development: a new focus.  

PubMed

Despite popular convention, a health-care organization's chief executive officer should be the organization's chief strategist. Planners and marketers must begin to function as strategic development officers responsible for sending the right information to the right decision makers so that they can make the right decisions as quickly as possible. PMID:10292364

Lefko, J J

1989-03-01

315

Strategic Plan: Town Hall Communication  

E-print Network

Strategic Plan: Process 2013-2014 #12;Town Hall Communication Vehicle Research Core Mission October Enterprise Financially Mobile. Independent Generated Financial Resources Le Bonheur: Nations Best Children ­ November 2014 PHASE 1 Secure Stakeholder Input PHASE 3 Communicate Draft Map/Plan and Secure Feedback #12

Cui, Yan

316

The Case for Strategic Tutoring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After-school tutoring sessions focused on developing long-term skills can help at-risk students become independent, successful learners. Strategic tutoring teaches students strategies for learning and performing while receiving help with class assignments. There are four instructional stages: assessing students' strategies and constructing,…

Hock, Michael F.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D.

2001-01-01

317

SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT Strategic Growth Council  

E-print Network

SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT Strategic Growth Council Proposition 84 - Urban Greening Grant Program ­ THIRD AND FINAL ROUND Urban Greening Project Grants We are now accepting project concept proposals for the third and final round of Urban Greening project grants. Solicitation for urban greening planning grants

318

Implementing strategic change through projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Senior managers spend a lot of time and effort trying to change their organisations. All too often it turns out to be a waste of time. Somewhere along the way, the force behind their ideas and objectives drains away. This paper looks at what gets in the way of strategic change. It shows how using projects, programmes and the associated

William McElroy

1996-01-01

319

NASA Strategic Roadmap Summary Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In response to the Vision, NASA commissioned strategic and capability roadmap teams to develop the pathways for turning the Vision into a reality. The strategic roadmaps were derived from the Vision for Space Exploration and the Aldrich Commission Report dated June 2004. NASA identified 12 strategic areas for roadmapping. The Agency added a thirteenth area on nuclear systems because the topic affects the entire program portfolio. To ensure long-term public visibility and engagement, NASA established a committee for each of the 13 areas. These committees - made up of prominent members of the scientific and aerospace industry communities and senior government personnel - worked under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. A committee was formed for each of the following program areas: 1) Robotic and Human Lunar Exploration; 2) Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars; 3) Solar System Exploration; 4) Search for Earth-Like Planets; 5) Exploration Transportation System; 6) International Space Station; 7) Space Shuttle; 8) Universe Exploration; 9) Earth Science and Applications from Space; 10) Sun-Solar System Connection; 11) Aeronautical Technologies; 12) Education; 13) Nuclear Systems. This document contains roadmap summaries for 10 of these 13 program areas; The International Space Station, Space Shuttle, and Education are excluded. The completed roadmaps for the following committees: Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars; Solar System Exploration; Search for Earth-Like Planets; Universe Exploration; Earth Science and Applications from Space; Sun-Solar System Connection are collected in a separate Strategic Roadmaps volume. This document contains memebership rosters and charters for all 13 committees.

Wilson, Scott; Bauer, Frank; Stetson, Doug; Robey, Judee; Smith, Eric P.; Capps, Rich; Gould, Dana; Tanner, Mike; Guerra, Lisa; Johnston, Gordon

2005-01-01

320

Strategic School Planning in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aimed to measuring the applying degree of the strategic school planning stages at the Governmental high schools from the educational supervisors and principals perspective in the directorates related to Amman city, the study society was formed of the educational supervisors and principals working at Educational directorates related to…

Al-Zboon, Mohammad Saleem; Hasan, Manal Subhi

2012-01-01

321

INTERIOR WETLANDS PROGRAM STRATEGIC PLAN  

E-print Network

#12;INTERIOR WETLANDS PROGRAM STRATEGIC PLAN 1993 -1997 July 1993 FRASER RIVER ACTION PLAN CANADA of Community . . . . . Rural Lifestyle and Livelihood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meeting the Challenges the qual- ity of life we enjoy in the Salmon River Watershed we must address a number of issues. The goal

322

Strategic Academic Plan 2013 2018  

E-print Network

Strategic Academic Plan 2013 ­ 2018 2013-2018 Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery-2018 Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Table of Contents Chair's Message 1 Executive Summary 2 of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Page 1 Chair's Message I am pleased to present the Department

Sokolowski, Marla

323

Bulk Hydrogen Strategic Directions for  

E-print Network

Bulk Hydrogen Storage Strategic Directions for Hydrogen Delivery Workshop May 7-8, 2003 Crystal City, Virginia #12;Breakout Session - Bulk Hydrogen Storage Main Themes/Caveats Bulk Storage = Anything storage is an economic solution to address supply/demand imbalance #12;Breakout Session - Bulk Hydrogen

324

Strategic Planning for Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School restructuring is a major concern of administrators. Because of America's pluralistic society, restructured schools should develop equal educational opportunity for all and an appreciation for diversity. Strategic planning is one process used in school restructuring. School restructuring has had different goals throughout educational…

Rinehart, James S.

325

Strategic planning: health plan perspective.  

PubMed

The managed care industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the health care business. The development of new products, formation of alliances, changes in legislation and other types of changes are regular occurrences. This kind of dynamic environment makes it more important than ever to use strategic planning to guide management decisions. PMID:10106839

Mills, P S

1990-01-01

326

College of Engineering Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

; · An atmosphere that facilitates personal commitment to the educational success of students in an environment that values diversity and community; · Education and research partnerships with UI colleges, and targeted1 College of Engineering Strategic Plan Academic Years 2010-2016 I. MISSION To serve the state

327

Strategic Planning in Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of strategic planning is to align the institution with the external environment. In fact, it is a complex solution to a complex problem. Environmental change is inevitable and it will always impact one's institution sooner or later. It is better to be proactive, thoughtful, and in charge of change, than to be always in a reactive mode…

Kilfoil, Wendy R.

2003-01-01

328

Multi-Megawatt Gas Turbine Power Systems for Lunar Colonies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A concept for development of second generation 10 MWe prototype lunar power plant utilizing a gas cooled fission reactor supplying heated helium working fluid to two parallel 5 MWe closed cycle gas turbines is presented. Such a power system is expected to supply the energy needs for an initial lunar colony with a crew of up to 50 persons engaged in mining and manufacturing activities. System performance and mass details were generated by an author developed code (BRMAPS). The proposed pilot power plant can be a model for future plants of the same capacity that could be tied to an evolutionary lunar power grid.

Juhasz, Albert J.

2006-01-01

329

Strategic learning in healthcare organizations.  

PubMed

There is no definitive blueprint for the healthcare organization involved in strategic learning. However, what distinguishes strategic learning institutions is their acknowledgment that they must discover their own paths and solutions rather than blindly follow a detailed strategic mandate from administration. Answers to their most critical implementation and adaptive questions will not flow down ready-made from above, but will be tailored to meet the requirements of their own particular situation. Strategic learning organizations have certain attributes in common in developing their own answers: They continuously experiment rather than seek final solutions. They favor improvisation over forecasts. They formulate new actions rather than defend past ones. They nurture change rather than permanence. They encourage creative conflict rather than tranquillity. They encourage questioning rather than compliance. They expose contradictions rather than hide them (Weick 1977). Most importantly, strategic learning organizations realize that successful strategic change is best undertaken as a process of learning (O'Sullivan 1999). Healthcare organizations can no longer afford the illusion of traditional strategic planning, with its emphasis on bureaucratic controls from the top to the bottom. They must embrace the fundamental truth that most change occurs through processes of learning that occur in many locations simultaneously throughout the organization. The initial step in discovering ways to improve the capability of healthcare organizations is to adapt continuously while fulfilling their mission. Healthcare leaders must create a shared vision of where an institution is heading rather than what the final destination will be, nurture a spirit of experimentation and discovery rather than close supervision and unbending control, and recognize that plans have to be continuously changed and adjusted. To learn means to face the unknown: to recognize that we do not possess all the answers; to concede that we do not always know what to do; to admit that past actions and solutions may no longer be appropriate, in fact may have been the incubators of today's problems; to question basic assumptions long held about running the institution; and to make ourselves vulnerable to the political dynamics prevalent in all organizations. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must seek to develop and maintain a continuing state of readiness in which everyone in the organization, from front-line clinician to senior management, is poised to act in anticipation of and in response to unforeseen changes in the environment and to learn from their own experiences in confronting the future. PMID:10787685

O'Sullivan, M J

1999-01-01

330

A clustering routing algorithm based on improved ant colony clustering for wireless sensor networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because of real wireless sensor network node distribution uniformity, this paper presents a clustering strategy based on the ant colony clustering algorithm (ACC-C). To reduce the energy consumption of the head near the base station and the whole network, The algorithm uses ant colony clustering on non-uniform clustering. The improve route optimal degree is presented to evaluate the performance of the chosen route. Simulation results show that, compared with other algorithms, like the LEACH algorithm and the improve particle cluster kind of clustering algorithm (PSC - C), the proposed approach is able to keep away from the node with less residual energy, which can improve the life of networks.

Xiao, Xiaoli; Li, Yang

331

Strategic Planning October 2007  

E-print Network

No Small Plans" #12;33 · Creates direction and specificity · Creates camaraderie · Creates energy, and challenge us to take on new initiatives with high impact · Address six issues ­ National competitiveness, access, diversity, and inclusiveness ­ Financing and focusing resources ­ Resource expenditures should

Hill, Wendell T.

332

[Energy and environmental research emphasizing low-rank coal]: Task 7.1, Strategic planning. Topical report, February 1, 1994--June 30, 1995  

SciTech Connect

The nations of East Central Europe regained their political and economic freedom in 1989, ending nearly a half century of centrally planned economies under the hegemony of the former Soviet Union (FSU). These nations are now emerging from economic conditions marked by price distortions and a focus on heavy industry, isolation from world markets, and a lack of occupational health and environmental safeguards. Economic recovery, environmental restoration, and political stability, as well as eventual entrance into the European Community (EC), require a reordering of policies and priorities, including those bearing on energy and the environment. This report, prepared as a background document for the Second International Conference on Energy and Environment to be held in Prague in November 1994, is composed of a summary table (Table 1) and supporting text and is intended to provide a concise review of issues related to energy and the environment for the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland, and Bulgaria. Organized by subject and country, Table 1 contains country profiles (Row A), information on the economy (Row B), primary energy consumption, environmental priorities, energy resources, production, and utilization (Rows C, D, F, G, H, and I), electrical generation and transmission (Rows J and K), district heating (Row L), briquettes (Row M), and environmental regulations (Row N). Pertinent policy goals, issues, and trends are noted. The reports is based largely on a review of documents published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as selected sources obtained from the countries of the region. Reference citations are keyed to information presented in Table 1.

NONE

1996-01-01

333

The Sphere of Women in Colonial America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project is a unit of six lessons designed to study and understand the roles and expectations of women in the colonial period. The unit provides an historical perspective on those expectations, examines how both men and women viewed the sphere of women, and how enlightened thought on this topic began to emerge during this revolutionary time.…

Cook, Robert

334

Economic Development of British Colonial America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Through a close study of a rich set of demographic and economic statistics, students will see the development over 150 years of two similar yet divergent colonies (Virginia and Barbados). They will work through population, land use, and trade statistics with closely-guiding questions in order to find links between one set of numbers and another.

Serena Zabin

335

The Colonial Origins of the Industrial Revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to provide a coherent general equilibrium explanation for the joint U.S-British evolution during the last thousand years. We typified this period by initial Malthusian stagnation (before 1500); discovery and colonization (between 1500 and 1750); independence of the colony and the outset of an industrial revolution in the Empire (between 1750 and 1800); sustained economic growth (after 1800);

Juan Carlos Cordoba

2006-01-01

336

Insights & Perspectives Colony Collapse Disorder in context  

E-print Network

% increase in world honey bee stocks over the last century, bee- keepers have not kept pace with the >300 worldwide. In many cases, these morbidities can be explained by known parasites or bee- keeper management sensu stricto [6]. In recent winters, colony mortality in Europe has averaged $20% (ranging from 1

Shutler, Dave

337

Gained horizons: Buddhism in Tibetan colonial travelogues  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay focuses on the earliest British travel narratives to Tibet and on colonial culture's reception of Tibetan Buddhism. It addresses the related discourses of commerce and religion to show how the interplay of free?market ideology and Buddhist culture, at work in these travelogues, enlarged the boundaries of Britain's imagined community, while complicating the Romantic hegemonic construction of Hinduism.

Elena Spandri

2009-01-01

338

Project Final Report: HPC-Colony II  

SciTech Connect

This report recounts the HPC Colony II Project which was a computer science effort funded by DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research office. The project included researchers from ORNL, IBM, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The topic of the effort was adaptive system software for extreme scale parallel machines. A description of findings is included.

Jones, Terry R [ORNL; Kale, Laxmikant V [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Moreira, Jose [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

2013-11-01

339

A Bicentennial Without a Puerto Rican Colony  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States revolution of 1776 is said to lose validity in light of Puerto Rico's colonial situation under American rule. The plight of the Puerto Rican people is compared to that of the Euro-American settlers under the thumb-screw of British imperialism. (Author/AM)

Thomas, Piri

1975-01-01

340

Candidate Set Strategies for Ant Colony Optimisation  

E-print Network

Candidate Set Strategies for Ant Colony Optimisation Marcus Randall and James Montgomery School to overcome this is to limit the number of element choices to a sensible subset, or candidate set. This paper describes some novel generic candidate set strategies and tests these on the travelling salesman and car

Montgomery, James

341

Branching instability in expanding bacterial colonies.  

PubMed

Self-organization in developing living organisms relies on the capability of cells to duplicate and perform a collective motion inside the surrounding environment. Chemical and mechanical interactions coordinate such a cooperative behaviour, driving the dynamical evolution of the macroscopic system. In this work, we perform an analytical and computational analysis to study pattern formation during the spreading of an initially circular bacterial colony on a Petri dish. The continuous mathematical model addresses the growth and the chemotactic migration of the living monolayer, together with the diffusion and consumption of nutrients in the agar. The governing equations contain four dimensionless parameters, accounting for the interplay among the chemotactic response, the bacteria-substrate interaction and the experimental geometry. The spreading colony is found to be always linearly unstable to perturbations of the interface, whereas branching instability arises in finite-element numerical simulations. The typical length scales of such fingers, which align in the radial direction and later undergo further branching, are controlled by the size parameters of the problem, whereas the emergence of branching is favoured if the diffusion is dominant on the chemotaxis. The model is able to predict the experimental morphologies, confirming that compact (resp. branched) patterns arise for fast (resp. slow) expanding colonies. Such results, while providing new insights into pattern selection in bacterial colonies, may finally have important applications for designing controlled patterns. PMID:25652464

Giverso, Chiara; Verani, Marco; Ciarletta, Pasquale

2015-03-01

342

Education and Evangelism in the English Colonies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers two related educational endeavors of the Massachusetts colony. The first is the colonists' efforts to pass their religious traditions to their children. The second is the effort of missionaries to spread the Christian faith to Native Americans. In both cases, the colonists wanted their children and the American Indians to…

Watras, Joseph

2008-01-01

343

Religion and Nationhood in Late Colonial India  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay examines the relationship between religion and the concept of nationhood in late colonial India. Religion was a crucial element in the formation of modern states in the early 20th century in South Asia. Different religious groups had different opinions about nation: Hindus and Muslims had different ideas of nationhood; even within the Hindu tradition, the Hindus themselves had

Chao Ren

2011-01-01

344

Original article Lower performance in honeybee colonies  

E-print Network

queens copulate with about 10-20 drones. A possible explanation why polyandry has evolved in honey bees artificially inseminated with semen from one drone opposed to equal amounts of mixed semen from several drones. Six colonies with queens inseminated with 1 ?l semen of a single drone, each of a different father

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

345

Strange alliance: Pygmies in the colonial imaginary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pygmies have long served, both in Western imagination and in Western science, as a sheet anchor for racial hierarchies and for putative sequences of human physical and social evolution. In the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Western exploration in Africa, Asia and the Pacific generated what might broadly be termed a colonial ‘Pygmy mythology’, composed of

Chris Ballard

2006-01-01

346

Detection of Campylobacter Colonies using Hyperspectral Imaging  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Isolation and detection of Campylobacter in foods via direct plating involves lengthy laboratory procedures including enrichments and microaerobic incubations, which take several days to a week. The incubation time for growing Campylobacter colonies in agar media is typically 24 hours to 48 hours. F...

347

Considerations for lunar colony communications systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper addresses system aspects of communications for a lunar colony. Human factors are particularly noted. The practical aspects of communications infrastructure are emphasized rather than specific technologies. Communications needs for mission support and morale are discussed along with potential means of satisfying them. Problem areas are identified and some possible solutions are considered.

Dowling, Richard P.

1992-01-01

348

Radial and Spiral Stream Formation in Proteus mirabilis Colonies  

E-print Network

The enteric bacterium Proteus mirabilis, which is a pathogen that forms biofilms in vivo, can swarm over hard surfaces and form a variety of spatial patterns in colonies. Colony formation involves two distinct cell types: ...

Xue, Chuan

349

Strategic alliances and market risk.  

PubMed

Strategic alliances in product development and marketing are crucial to the biotechnology industry. Many alliances, however, are terminated before the drug reaches the market. In this article we make the case that strategic alliances can fail because of how they are negotiated. Alliance contracts are often inflexible and do not allow for changes in market conditions. We propose a model for contract valuation that can assist biotech and/or pharma deal makers in negotiating alliances that have a higher chance of survival in uncertain market conditions. The model makes use of variable royalties and milestone payments. Because licensing is key to the biotech and/or pharma business model this article will be of interest not only to professionals in licensing, but to all professionals active in the industry. PMID:22484547

Havenaar, Matthias; Hiscocks, Peter

2012-08-01

350

Strategic leadership: the essential skills.  

PubMed

The more uncertain your environment, the greater the opportunity--if you have the leadership skills to capitalize on it. Research at the Wharton school and at the authors' consulting firm, involving more than 20,000 executives to date, has identified six skills that, when mastered and used in concert, allow leaders to think strategically and navigate the unknown effectively. They are the abilities to anticipate, challenge, interpret, decide, align, and learn. This article describes the six skills in detail and includes a self-assessment that will enable you to identify the ones that most need your attention. The authors have found that strength in one skill cannot easily compensate for a deficit in another. An adaptive strategic leader has learned to apply all six at once. PMID:23390746

Schoemaker, Paul J H; Krupp, Steve; Howland, Samantha

2013-01-01

351

Rehabilitation: strategic, proactive, flexible, risky?  

PubMed

Rehabilitation after armed conflict is a direct intellectual descendant of thinking about rehabilitation after natural calamity. It is related, generally, to poverty reduction and, operationally, to associated action at the micro level. This history has limited its strategic conceptualisation and, in particular, its links with reconciliation and state re-legitimation and also with macro-economic stabilisation and renewed growth. In post-war--or more generally, a lull in conflict with the potential to become permanent--a country's rapid, focused, prioritised action within a strategic framework is urgent. It is not risk-free for political and natural disasters as well as for those with economic and social bases. Flexibility, learning from initial experience and asking intended household beneficiaries about their needs in advance can reduce risk as can pre-positioning of contingency or standby resources to avert post-war calamities (for example, drought, flood) and catastrophes (renewed violence) from delaying and discrediting rehabilitation efforts. PMID:11138370

Green, R H

2000-12-01

352

76 FR 10342 - Availability of Fiscal Years 2011-2016 Draft Strategic Plan and Request for Public Comment  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...nation's energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. Our goal for...cornerstone of our economic prosperity, with clear leadership in strategic areas of importance to the Department's missions. Our goal...

2011-02-24

353

Strategic Intelligence in Decision Making  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many reasons why strategic intelligence is required to support policy decisions. These primarily stem from the nature\\u000a of today’s knowledge society with two contrasting trends. On one hand, there is a trend of increasing human intelligence in\\u000a the economic, social and political systems (Hughes 2007). On the other hand, there is a trend towards dissolving certainties\\u000a about the

P. De Smedt

354

Thoughts on information and integration in honey bee colonies  

E-print Network

Review Thoughts on information and integration in honey bee colonies Thomas D. Seeley Section 1997) Abstract - Solving the puzzle of colony integration in honey bees requires understanding how this information, I share some thoughts about information flow within honey bee colonies. These thoughts are based

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

A Post-Colonial Reading of Affirmative Action in Fiji.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a post-colonial reading of affirmative action (AA) policies in Fiji, arguing that AA was a deliberate response by various predominantly indigenous Fijian post-colonial governments to counter the effects of a discriminatory colonial history that produced significant educational and employment inequality. Analyzes the mixed outcomes of AA…

Puamau, Priscilla Qolisaya

2001-01-01

356

Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism  

Microsoft Academic Search

How much did the British Empire cost, and how did Britain pay for it? Taxing Colonial Africa explores a source of funds much neglected in research on the financial structure of the Empire, namely revenue raised in the colonies themselves. Requiring colonies to be financially self-sufficient was one of a range of strategies the British government used to lower the

Leigh A. Gardner

357

ORIGINAL ARTICLE The evolution of colony-level development  

E-print Network

ORIGINAL ARTICLE The evolution of colony-level development in the Siphonophora (Cnidaria. Siphonophores, a group of pelagic hydrozoans (Cnidaria), have the most complex colony-level organization of all specialization Introduction The siphonophores, a group of pelagic colonial hydrozoans (Cnidaria), include

Dunn, Casey

358

Higher Order Pheromone Models in Ant Colony Optimisation  

E-print Network

Higher Order Pheromone Models in Ant Colony Optimisation James Montgomery Faculty of Information problem-specific components. A pa- rameterised model known as pheromone--an analogue of the trail phero. Keywords: Ant colony optimisation, pheromone model, model-based search. 1 Introduction Ant colony

Montgomery, James

359

Oversea Education and British Colonial Education 1929-63.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on an early twentieth century journal called "Oversea Education," designed to increase communication among British colonies, particularly for education, based on William Ormsby Gore's travels among the colonies. Describes Frank Ward's editorial work that championed the rights of colonial subjects to have better educational policy. (KDR)

Whitehead, Clive

2003-01-01

360

Pareto Ant Colony Optimization with ILP preprocessing in multiobjective project  

E-print Network

Pareto Ant Colony Optimization with ILP preprocessing in multiobjective project portfolio selection the computational effort necessary and the quality of an approximated solution space, Pareto Ant Colony Optimization at a low cost. Key words: Ant Colony Optimization, Project Portfolio Selection, Multiobjective

Gutjahr, Walter

361

Negotiating white Icelandic identity: multiculturalism and colonial identity formations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Post-colonial scholars have emphasized the need to explore the ways in which colonial contact shaped both the colonized and colonizers; that is, how European identities were formulated in relation to imperial projects. Colonial Europe itself has to be deconstructed, looking at similarities and variability within different countries.This article explores the construction of ‘white’ Icelandic identity in historical and contemporary discourses.

Kristín Loftsdóttir

2011-01-01

362

Design and economic optimization of shell and tube heat exchangers using Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a new shell and tube heat exchanger optimization design approach is developed. Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) has been applied to minimize the total cost of the equipment including capital investment and the sum of discounted annual energy expenditures related to pumping of shell and tube heat exchanger by varying various design variables such as tube length, tube

Arzu ?encan ?ahin; Bayram K?l?ç; Ula? K?l?ç

2011-01-01

363

75 FR 22561 - Federal Advisory Committee; United States Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group; Charter...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...the U.S. Strategic Command concerning the development...the U.S. Strategic Command. The Chairman of the...formulation, nuclear weapon design and national command, control, communications...3109, and serve as special government...

2010-04-29

364

Water flow and coral colony size: Interhabitat comparisons of the octocoral Alcyonium siderium  

PubMed Central

Colonies of the octocoral Alcyonium siderium Verrill form aggregations on subtidal vertical rock walls in the Gulf of Maine. Maximum and mean colony sizes increase dramatically from protected embayments to sites exposed to ocean swells and from the bottom to the top of each vertical wall studied. Water movement along the substratum, generated by surface waves and tides, also increases along both gradients. Although plankton concentrations were similar at all sites during a 2-yr period, increased encounter rates of zooplankton with coral tentacles will result in greater energy intake and, thus, faster growth rates at the more exposed sites with greater flow. Other hypotheses for the proximate cause of the size gradient, such as differential mortality of large colonies or generally higher mortality rates at the protected site, are not consistent with available data. PMID:16593509

Sebens, K. P.

1984-01-01

365

Strategic plan 1994  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories faces institutional challenges that are unique in its history. Never before have the national laboratories been viewed so critically, and never before has their role been the subject of such study and debate. At the same time, the opporunities to render `exceptional service in the national interest` have never been greater. The business of Sandia today and into the foreseeable future will rely on a strong, integrated technical foundation, represented most fundamentally by its core competencies. While is is impossible to foresee precisely what missions Sandia will pursue many years from now, one thing is clear: Central to its service to the nation will be the application of science-based engineering skills to the stewardship of the nuclear weapons stockpile. Whether on not the nation ever builds a new nuclear weapon, those that remain in stockpile will require continuous stewardship based on the integration of scientific understanding with experienced systems engineering. Sandia`s steadfast commitment to DOE`s stockpile stewardship mission will also be evident in the production of limited numbers of certain vital weapon components as the weapons production complex is realigned. Complementing this enduring responsibility will be expanded missions in energy, environment, and economic competitiveness. The work for other federal agencies will be jointly sponsored under high-level agreements with DOE. Multi-institutional teams will become a common way of doing business. The multiprogram laboratory model will evolve toward a new model of multi-laboratory programs addressing major national needs. Sandia will be a distinct and important component of an integrated system of national laboratories.

Not Available

1995-03-01

366

NERSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2002-2006  

SciTech Connect

This strategic proposal presents NERSC's vision for its activities and new directions over the next five years. NERSC's continuing commitment to providing high-end systems and comprehensive scientific support for its users will be enhanced, and these activities will be augmented by two new strategic thrusts: support for Scientific Challenge Teams and deployment of a Unified Science Environment. The proposal is in two volumes, the Strategic Plan and the Implementation Plan.

Kramer, William; Bethel, Wes; Craw, James; Draney, Brent; Fortney, William; Gorda, Brend; Harris, William; Meyer, Nancy; Ng, Esmond; Verdier, Francesca; Walter, Howard; Welcome, Tammy

2002-09-01

367

Ant Colony Optimization and Data Mining  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) technique was inspired by the ants’ behavior throughout their exploration for food. In nature,\\u000a ants wander randomly, seeking for food. After succeeding, they return to their nest. During their move, they lay down pheromone\\u000a that forms an evaporating chemical path. Other ants that locate this trail, follow it and reinforce it, since they also lay

Ioannis Michelakos; Nikolaos Mallios; Elpiniki Papageorgiou; Michael Vassilakopoulos

368

Developmental Instability in Incipient Colonies of Social Insects  

PubMed Central

Social insect colonies can provide homeostatic conditions that buffer the incidence of environmental fluctuations on individuals, which have contributed to their ecological success. Coptotermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) is a highly invasive termite genus and several species have important economic impact in many areas of the world. Mature Coptotermes colonies with millions of individuals can provide optimal environmental condition and nurturing capacity for the developing brood. However, it was previously suggested that contrary to mature colonies, incipient colonies may be exposed to critical stress, which may explain for the low success rate of establishment within the first year of the life of a termite colony. We here investigated the stress imposed on individuals of incipient colonies by comparing the developmental instability of individuals between incipient and mature colonies of two Coptotermes species, C. formosanus Shiraki and C. gestroi (Wasmann). We assessed the developmental instability by measuring the asymmetry of morphological traits from the head capsule of the soldier caste. Soldiers from incipient colonies of both species displayed strong asymmetrical traits in comparison to soldiers from mature colonies. We suggest that homeostatic conditions for optimal development are reached as the colony matures, and confirmed that the incipient colony remains a critical bottleneck where individuals are exposed to high developmental stress. PMID:25423502

Chouvenc, Thomas; Basille, Mathieu; Li, Hou-Feng; Su, Nan-Yao

2014-01-01

369

Rapid behavioral maturation accelerates failure of stressed honey bee colonies.  

PubMed

Many complex factors have been linked to the recent marked increase in honey bee colony failure, including pests and pathogens, agrochemicals, and nutritional stressors. It remains unclear, however, why colonies frequently react to stressors by losing almost their entire adult bee population in a short time, resulting in a colony population collapse. Here we examine the social dynamics underlying such dramatic colony failure. Bees respond to many stressors by foraging earlier in life. We manipulated the demography of experimental colonies to induce precocious foraging in bees and used radio tag tracking to examine the consequences of precocious foraging for their performance. Precocious foragers completed far fewer foraging trips in their life, and had a higher risk of death in their first flights. We constructed a demographic model to explore how this individual reaction of bees to stress might impact colony performance. In the model, when forager death rates were chronically elevated, an increasingly younger forager force caused a positive feedback that dramatically accelerated terminal population decline in the colony. This resulted in a breakdown in division of labor and loss of the adult population, leaving only brood, food, and few adults in the hive. This study explains the social processes that drive rapid depopulation of a colony, and we explore possible strategies to prevent colony failure. Understanding the process of colony failure helps identify the most effective strategies to improve colony resilience. PMID:25675508

Perry, Clint J; Søvik, Eirik; Myerscough, Mary R; Barron, Andrew B

2015-03-17

370

Excrement from Heron colonies for environmental assessment of toxic elements.  

PubMed

Excrement cast from Great Blue Heron nests was collected during the nesting period of 1978 from four colonies in Washington and Idaho. Cheesecloth strips placed on the ground beneath the nests served as excrement collecting devices. Chemical analysis for lead, mercury and cadmium were performed on dried samples. Lead was the most abundant trace metal found in heron debris. The Idaho colony at Lake Chatcolet had an average concentration of 46 ppm in the beneath-nest samples and 6 ppm in control samples. A heron colony near Tacoma, Washington had beneath-nest samples averaging 28 ppm and control samples averaging 20 ppm. Two colonies located in the interior region of Washington had substantially lower concentrations of lead. The difference observed between colonies was attributed to their associations with a polluted watershed (Chatcolet colony) an interstate highway (Tacoma colony) and an unpopulated largely agricultural area (inland Washington). PMID:24264121

Fitzner, R E; Rickard, W H; Hinds, W T

1982-12-01

371

Colony image segmentation based on kernel spatial FCM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To recognize the characteristics of coiony images, an important step is to segment colony images (delineate colonies). Therefore, an algorithm based on kernel spatial FCM (fuzzy c-means) is studied for colony images, presented in this paper. When conventional fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm is used to segment colony images, spatial information is not considered, and Euclidean distance calculation in such an algorithm is not robust. In this paper, we consider the spatial information when colony images are deal with, by using MCF. By using Mercer kernel functions, image pixels are mapped from the original space into a higher dimensional feature space. We can perform c-means clustering efficiently in the feature space for the kernel functions, which can induce robust distance measures while the computational complexity is low. We conduct some experiments on colony images by using the new algorithm. The results show that the studied algorithm is suitable and robust for colony images segmentation.

Wang, Weixing; Cui, Bing

2006-09-01

372

The Development of Politics in Extraterrestrial Colonies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The existence of feudal or totalitarian interplanetary empires has been a favourite theme in Science Fiction. Although the vast distances between the stars make the emergence of an interstellar empire impossible without the creation of a faster than light drive, this is not necessarily true for the other worlds within our solar system. Environmental constraints on the off-world colonies themselves, and repressive, hierarchical and feudalistic social and commercial institutions and customs inherited from the parent cultures on Earth and a tradition of military rule descending from the foundation of these colonies may all work to bring about a new feudal or totalitarian social order on humanity's extraterrestrial colonies. There are encouraging signs that this may not be the case, however. Already the debate over the projected colonisation of Mars is a factor influencing present controversies over repressive institutions and customs. Nevertheless, those wishing for a free, democratic, and politically, socially and technologically innovative and vigorous human society spreading throughout the solar system should not become complacent.

Sivier, D. J.

373

Subtask 7.1 - Strategic Studies  

SciTech Connect

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has recently completed 11 years of research through the Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) focused on fossil energy technology development and demonstration. To support a significant number of the different activities being considered within all of our research contracts with NETL, a subtask (7.1 Strategic Studies) was created to focus on small research efforts that came up throughout the year which would support an existing EERC-NETL project or would help to develop a new concept for inclusion in future efforts. Typical efforts conducted under this task were usually between $15,000 and $60,000 in scope and had time lines of less than 6 months. A limited number of larger studies were also conducted, generally at the direct request of NETL. Over the life of this task, 46 projects were conducted. These efforts ranged from quick experiments to gain fundamental knowledge to support a current effort, to literature reviews, to a few larger engineering efforts.

Thomas Erickson

2009-03-30

374

Strategic planning for radiology: opening an outpatient diagnostic imaging center.  

PubMed

Launching a new diagnostic imaging center involves very specific requirements and roadmaps, including five major areas of change that have a direct impact on planning: Imaging and communication technology Finances and reimbursement Ownership structure of imaging entities Critical workforce shortages Imaging is moving outside radiology First, planning must focus on the strategic level of any organization, whether it is a multi-national corporation or a six-person radiology group. Think of all organizations as a triangle with three horizontal levels: strategic, managerial and operational. The strategic level of decision-making is at the top of the triangle, and here is where planning must take place. For strategic planning to work, there must be focused time and energy spent on this activity, usually away from the reading room and imaging center. There are five planning strategies, which must have the explicit goal of developing and growing the imaging center. The five strategies are: Clinical and quality issues, Governance and administration, Technology, Relationships, Marketing and business development. The best way to plan and implement these strategies is to create work groups of radiologists, technologists, and administrative and support staff. Once the group agrees on the strategy and tactic, it takes responsibility for implementation. Embarking on the launch of a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center is no small undertaking, and anyone who has struggled with such an endeavor can readily attest to the associated challenges and benefits. Success depends on many things, and one of the most important factors relates to the amount of time and the quality of effort spent on strategic planning at the outset. Neglecting or skimping on this phase may lead to unforeseen obstacles that could potentially derail the project. PMID:12800560

Leepson, Evan

2003-01-01

375

12 CFR 917.5 - Strategic business plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT § 917.5 Strategic business plan. (a) Adoption...Bank's strategic business plan, including... (4) Establish management reporting requirements...of the strategic business plan and the...

2012-01-01

376

12 CFR 917.5 - Strategic business plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT § 917.5 Strategic business plan. (a) Adoption...Bank's strategic business plan, including... (4) Establish management reporting requirements...of the strategic business plan and the...

2014-01-01

377

12 CFR 917.5 - Strategic business plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT § 917.5 Strategic business plan. (a) Adoption...Bank's strategic business plan, including... (4) Establish management reporting requirements...of the strategic business plan and the...

2013-01-01

378

12 CFR 917.5 - Strategic business plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT § 917.5 Strategic business plan. (a) Adoption...Bank's strategic business plan, including... (4) Establish management reporting requirements...of the strategic business plan and the...

2011-01-01

379

Strategic workshops on cancer nanotechnology.  

PubMed

Nanotechnology offers the potential for new approaches to detecting, treating, and preventing cancer. To determine the current status of the cancer nanotechnology field and the optimal path forward, the National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer held three strategic workshops, covering the areas of in vitro diagnostics and prevention, therapy and post-treatment, and in vivo diagnosis and imaging. At each of these meetings, a wide range of experts from academia, industry, the nonprofit sector, and the U.S. government discussed opportunities in the field of cancer nanotechnology and barriers to its implementation. PMID:20460532

Nagahara, Larry A; Lee, Jerry S H; Molnar, Linda K; Panaro, Nicholas J; Farrell, Dorothy; Ptak, Krzysztof; Alper, Joseph; Grodzinski, Piotr

2010-06-01

380

The Strategic Nature of Politics  

E-print Network

show that di erent types of messages in the media shape punitive sentiment and that the e ectiveness of racial primes and presidential attention to crime changes over time. Moreover, these changes are shown to be a function of changes in social context... to conclude that punitive attitudes are based on the social construction of crime by elite and the news media. Strategic messages linking crime to black Americans are often linked to the punitiveness of the public. Several scholars argue that elite rhetoric...

Ramirez, Mark Daniel

2011-02-22

381

Colonie Interim Storage Site annual environmental report for calendar year 1991, Colonie, New York  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the environmental monitoring program at the Colonie Interim Storage Site (CISS) and surrounding area, implementation of the program, and monitoring results for 1991. Environmental monitoring at CISS began in 1984 when Congress added the site to the US Department of Energy's Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. CISS property and surrounding areas were radioactively contaminated by operations conducted by National Lead Industries, which manufactured various components from uranium and thorium from 1958 to 1984. The environmental monitoring program at CISS includes sampling networks for external gamma radiation exposure and for radium-226, thorium-232, and total uranium concentrations in surface water, sediment, and groundwater. Additionally, several nonradiological parameters are measured in groundwater. In 1992 the program will also include sampling networks for radioactive and chemical contaminants in stormwater to meet permit application requirements under the Clean Water Act. Monitoring results are compared with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, DOE derived concentration guides (DCGs), dose limits, and other requirements in DOE.orders. Environmental standards are established to protect public health and the environment. Results of environmental monitoring during 1991 indicate that average concentrations of radioactive contaminants of concern were well below applicable standards and DCGS. Concentrations of some chemical contaminants in groundwater were above-the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Class GA) and EPA guidelines for drinking water. The potential annual radiation exposure (excluding background) calculated for a hypothetical maximally exposed individual is 0.23 mrem (milliroentgen equivalent man), which is less than an individual would receive while traveling in an airplane at 12,000 meters (39,000 feet) for one hour.

Not Available

1992-09-01

382

Microtable Arrays for Culture and Isolation of Cell Colonies  

PubMed Central

Cell microarrays with culture sites composed of individually removable microstructures or micropallets have proven benefits for isolation of cells from a mixed population. The laser energy required to selectively remove these micropallets with attached cells from the array depends on the microstructure surface area in contact with the substrate. Laser energies sufficient to release micropallets greater than 100 ?m resulted in loss of cell viability. A new 3-dimensional culture site similar in appearance to a table was designed and fabricated using a simple process that relied on a differential sensitivity of two photoresists to UV-mediated photopolymerization. With this design, the larger culture area rests on four small supports to minimize the surface area in contact with the substrate. Microtables up to 250 × 250 ?m were consistently released with single 10 ?J pulses to each of the 4 support structures. In contrast, microstructures with a 150 × 150 ?m surface area in contact with the substrate could not be reliably released at pulse energies up to 212 ?J. Cassie-Baxter wetting is required to provide a barrier of air to localize and sequester cells to the culture sites. A second asset of the design was an increased retention of this air barrier under conditions of decreased surface tension and after prolonged culture of cells. The improved air retention was due to the hydrophobic cavity created beneath the table and above the substrate which entrapped air when an aqueous solution was added to the array. The microtables proved an efficient method for isolating colonies from the array with 100% of selected colonies competent to expand following release from the array. PMID:20644916

Pai, Jeng-Hao; Xu, Wei; Sims, Christopher E.; Allbritton, Nancy L.

2010-01-01

383

Performance appraisal: essential characteristics for strategic control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the need for and propose a more aligned and integrated standard for performance evaluation to enhance effective strategic control. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reviews the various issues creating discontent with the performance appraisal systems within many organizations and demonstrates how these problems inhibit successful strategic control. It attempts to cogently

Donald L. Caruth; John H. Humphreys

2008-01-01

384

Strategic Plan: July 2010 to June 2013  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On June 15-16, 2010, California State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich, initiated a strategic planning summit in Sacramento, California. The purpose of the summit was to build the future pathways for the California State Library (CSL)--one of California's oldest cultural institutions. This was accomplished by developing a CSL strategic plan (values,…

California State Library, 2010

2010-01-01

385

Collaborative Strategic Planning in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book outlines a simple, five-phase collaborative approach to strategic planning that has worked effectively on many campuses. Specifically, Collaborative Strategic Planning (CSP) refers to the disciplined and thoughtful process of meaningfully engaging relevant stakeholders in creating a shared future vision and goals for their institution.…

Sanaghan, Patrick

2009-01-01

386

NIAID Strategic Plan for Malaria Research  

E-print Network

NIAID Strategic Plan for Malaria Research Efforts to Accelerate Control and Eradication of Malaria Institutes of Health #12;O NIAID Strategic Plan for Malaria Research Executive Summary Malaria remains a leading global public health concern. Although there have been prior attempts to control malaria

Bandettini, Peter A.

387

Strategic IT Management in Brazilian Banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Success in the competition in the banking business is related to the development of core competencies, strategic alliances and long term strategic planning. Significant changes in the Brazilian financial sector have required banks to continually reinvent their business supported by adequate strategies and resource management. This paper, based on a survey of Brazilian banks, shows that the effectiveness of IT

R. Nogueira; Nicolau Reinhard

2000-01-01

388

Integrating Risk Management and Strategic Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planning is critical to ensuring that institutions of higher education thoughtfully and systematically position themselves to accomplish their mission, vision, and strategic goals, particularly when these institutions face a myriad of risks that can negatively impact their continued financial viability and compromise their ability to…

Achampong, Francis K.

2010-01-01

389

Protecting complex infrastructures against multiple strategic attackers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Infrastructures are analysed subject to defence by a strategic defender and attack by multiple strategic attackers. A framework is developed where each agent determines how much to invest in defending versus attacking each of multiple targets. A target can have economic, human and symbolic values, which generally vary across agents. Investment expenditure functions for each agent can be linear in

Kjell Hausken

2011-01-01

390

Supply chain management: a strategic perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many leading firms in the USA have adopted an integrated strategic approach to purchasing and logistics management known as supply chain management. As the twenty-first century begins, supply chain management has become a significant strategic tool for firms striving to improve quality, customer service and competitive success. This article surveyed senior managers in various industries to study the prevalent supply

Keah Choon Tan; Steven B. Lyman; Joel D. Wisner

2002-01-01

391

NASA 2011 Strategic Plan Vision & Mission  

E-print Network

NASA 2011 Strategic Plan Vision & Mission Vision: NASA leads scientific and technological advances, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of the Earth. #12;NASA 2011 Strategic Plan Goals capabilities to conduct NASA's aeronautics and space activities. · Goal 6: Share NASA with the public

Waliser, Duane E.

392

An Empirical Analysis of Strategic Behavior Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing strategic behavior models indicate that the strategic interaction of informed and liquidity traders leads to systematic intraday patterns on stock exchanges. This paper uses a unique database from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, which allows the parties of all trades to be identified so that their transactions can be tracked intra-day and over time. We classify traders as either informed

Carole Comerton-Forde; Michael O'Brien; P. Joakim Westerholm

2007-01-01

393

Models of Strategic Planning in Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of publications coming out of a 3-year project designed to improve evaluation and planning in community colleges, this monograph presents case studies illustrating alternative models of strategic planning. Chapter 1 provides an overview of current challenges to academic management, strategic planning, models of planning, and…

California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

394

IS Strategic Planning for Operational Efficiency  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to argue that, despite the constant economic upheaval and incessant technological changes, strategic planning for information systems is still a useful and critically important exercise for all organizations. Eight tenets for successful IS planning are identified from prior literature and then “tested” with two case studies in which operational efficiency is the strategic IS

George Philip

2007-01-01

395

Strategic Planning for Management Information Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with strategic planning for management information systems. Specifically, those variables of the strategic plan which impact on the success or failure of MIS are identified, and propositions are formulated relating states of the variables to system conditions. The variables concerned are the system development strategy, the purpose of MIS, the priority scheme, functions assigned the system, goals,

Phillip Ein-Dor; Eli Segev

1978-01-01

396

Strategic Human Resource Planning in Academia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A strategic plan guides a college in successfully meeting its mission. Based on the strategic plan, a college can develop a human resource plan that will allow it to make management decisions in the present to support the future direction of the college. The overall purpose of human resource management is to: (1) ensure the organization has…

Ulferts, Gregory; Wirtz, Patrick; Peterson, Evan

2009-01-01

397

Learning Spaces as a Strategic Priority  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In April 2007 Butler Community College made learning spaces one of its five strategic priorities. The college had just completed a major renovation of the work spaces for the IT division and had started a project to build a student union and create informal learning spaces at the Andover campus. With learning spaces becoming a strategic priority,…

George, Gene; Erwin, Tom; Barnes, Briony

2009-01-01

398

SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative): a policy analysis  

SciTech Connect

Contents include -- Foundations of Deterrence; A Model for Stability; Analysis of SDI/Stability; Related Issues; Treatment of Implementation Factors; Historical Evolution and Trends; The Strategic Choices and Flexible Response; The Planners' Perspective; The Impact of Strategic Defense on a Strategy of Flexible Response; Synthesis.

Fought, S.O.

1987-01-01

399

Risk Management Policy Category: Strategic Management  

E-print Network

1 Risk Management Policy Category: Strategic Management 1. PURPOSE To support the University to achieve its strategic objectives by: assisting business areas make prudent risk-based decisions; enabling high performance across business activities within an agreed risk appetite; promoting risk aware

400

Strategic Planning in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national study on strategic planning in Portuguese higher education was conducted. The presidents or rectors of 61 public and private higher education institutions in Portugal responded regarding their knowledge of and involvement in strategic planning. The questionnaire addressed whether or not the institutions were using a planning process,…

Machado, Maria de Lourdes; Taylor, James S.; Farhangmehr, Minoo; Wilkinson, Robert B.

2005-01-01

401

2010 Strategic Opportunities for Cooperative Extension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Strategic Opportunities for the Cooperative Extension" was developed based on responses by Extension administrators and directors, informed by program leaders and others and based on state and local needs identification processes, including advisory and user input. The respondents to a survey ranked the Strategic Opportunities in the order…

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, 2010

2010-01-01

402

The strategic value of customer profitability analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to show how intelligence emanating from customer profitability analysis (CPA) can help improve strategic marketing planning. Insights into the profitability of individual customers, as well as the distribution of profitability across the customer base, can lead to better decisions in the areas of managing costs and revenues, managing risks and strategic market

Erik M. van Raaij

2005-01-01

403

Darden Executive Education Strategic Sales Management  

E-print Network

through an enhanced comprehension of the relationships among strategy, sales management systems force in building long-term and profitable customer relationships Marketing and Sales Series StrategicDarden Executive Education CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK. Strategic Sales Management ... Improve the Way

Acton, Scott

404

Strategic intelligence in law enforcement: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an age where the role of police has morphed from simplistic response and enforcement activities to one of managing human security risk, it is argued that intelligence can be used to reduce the impact of strategic surprise from evolving criminal threats and environmental change. This review specifically focuses on research that has implications for strategic intelligence in law enforcement.

John William Coyne; Peter Bell

2011-01-01

405

Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences  

E-print Network

Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences San José State University Fall 2010 #12;Rachel O'Malley Faculty in Residence for Sustainability College of Social Sciences San José State University July 30, 2010 Sustainability Strategic Plan College of Social Sciences, San José State University

Su, Xiao

406

Alertness management in flight operations - Strategic napping  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Strategic napping in two different flight operation environments is considered to illustrate its application as a fatigue countermeasure. Data obtained from commercial short-haul and long-haul operations demonstrated the utility and current practices of strategic napping. A preplanned cockpit nap acted as an acute 'safety valve' for the sleep loss, circadian disruption, and fatigue that occurs in long-haul flying.

Rosekind, Mark R.; Gander, Philippa H.; Dinges, David F.

1991-01-01

407

15 CFR 1160.23 - Assistance in establishing Strategic Partnerships.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Commerce and Foreign Trade (Continued) TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Strategic Partnership Initiative § 1160.23 Assistance in establishing Strategic Partnerships. (a)...

2011-01-01

408

15 CFR 1160.23 - Assistance in establishing Strategic Partnerships.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Commerce and Foreign Trade (Continued) TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Strategic Partnership Initiative § 1160.23 Assistance in establishing Strategic Partnerships. (a)...

2010-01-01

409

First Recorded Loss of an Emperor Penguin Colony in the Recent Period of Antarctic Regional Warming: Implications for Other Colonies  

PubMed Central

In 1948, a small colony of emperor penguins Aptenodytes forsteri was discovered breeding on Emperor Island (67° 51? 52? S, 68° 42? 20? W), in the Dion Islands, close to the West Antarctic Peninsula (Stonehouse 1952). When discovered, the colony comprised approximately 150 breeding pairs; these numbers were maintained until 1970, after which time the colony showed a continuous decline. By 1999 there were fewer than 20 pairs, and in 2009 high-resolution aerial photography revealed no remaining trace of the colony. Here we relate the decline and loss of the Emperor Island colony to a well-documented rise in local mean annual air temperature and coincident decline in seasonal sea ice duration. The loss of this colony provides empirical support for recent studies (Barbraud & Weimerskirch 2001; Jenouvrier et al 2005, 2009; Ainley et al 2010; Barber-Meyer et al 2005) that have highlighted the vulnerability of emperor penguins to changes in sea ice duration and distribution. These studies suggest that continued climate change is likely to impact upon future breeding success and colony viability for this species. Furthermore, a recent circumpolar study by Fretwell & Trathan (2009) highlighted those Antarctic coastal regions where colonies appear most vulnerable to such changes. Here we examine which other colonies might be at risk, discussing various ecological factors, some previously unexplored, that may also contribute to future declines. The implications of this are important for future modelling work and for understanding which colonies actually are most vulnerable. PMID:21386883

Trathan, Philip N.; Fretwell, Peter T.; Stonehouse, Bernard

2011-01-01

410

COVASIAM: an image analysis method that allows detection of confluent microbial colonies and colonies of various sizes for automated counting.  

PubMed

In this work we introduce the confluent and various sizes image analysis method (COVASIAM), an automated colony count technique that uses digital imaging technology for detection and separation of confluent microbial colonies and colonies of various sizes growing on petri dishes. The proposed method takes advantage of the optical properties of the surfaces of most microbial colonies. Colonies in the petri dish are epi-illuminated in order to direct the reflection of concentrated light coming from a halogen lamp towards an image-sensing device. In conjunction, a multilevel threshold algorithm is proposed for colony separation and counting. These procedures improved the quantification of colonies showing confluence or differences in size. We tested COVASIAM with a sample set of microorganisms that form colonies with contrasting physical properties: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Aspergillus nidulans, Escherichia coli, Azotobacter vinelandii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Rhizobium etli. These physical properties range from smooth to hairy, from bright to opaque, and from high to low convexities. COVASIAM estimated an average of 95.47% (sigma = 8.55%) of the manually counted colonies, while an automated method based on a single-threshold segmentation procedure estimated an average of 76% (sigma = 16.27) of the manually counted colonies. This method can be easily transposed to almost every image-processing analyzer since the procedures to compile it are generically standard. PMID:9546177

Corkidi, G; Diaz-Uribe, R; Folch-Mallol, J L; Nieto-Sotelo, J

1998-04-01

411

Playback of colony sound alters the breeding schedule and clutch size in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) colonies  

PubMed Central

The hypothesis that social stimulation, derived from the presence and activities of conspecifics, can hasten and synchronize breeding in colonies of birds was tested. A modified playback/recorder system was used to continuously exaggerate the amount of colony sound available to zebra finches throughout their courtship period. Males that heard ‘sound supplements’ generated from their own colony sang more than males in control colonies that did not receive playback; males that heard samples from a different colony, sang at an intermediate level. Females that were exposed to the vocalizations of their mate and playback from a colony other than their own, laid eggs earlier and more synchronously than females in control colonies. Females that heard the vocalizations of their mate along with playback samples generated from their own colony, laid eggs more synchronously but not earlier than control females. Both acoustic treatments caused females to lay larger clutches. Social stimulation influences the breeding schedule and clutch size in zebra finch colonies. If there are advantages associated with these effects, social stimulation may contribute to the maintenance of colonial breeding systems. PMID:15734692

Waas, Joseph R.; Colgan, Patrick W.; Boag, Peter T.

2005-01-01

412

First recorded loss of an emperor penguin colony in the recent period of Antarctic regional warming: implications for other colonies.  

PubMed

In 1948, a small colony of emperor penguins Aptenodytes forsteri was discovered breeding on Emperor Island (67° 51' 52? S, 68° 42' 20? W), in the Dion Islands, close to the West Antarctic Peninsula (Stonehouse 1952). When discovered, the colony comprised approximately 150 breeding pairs; these numbers were maintained until 1970, after which time the colony showed a continuous decline. By 1999 there were fewer than 20 pairs, and in 2009 high-resolution aerial photography revealed no remaining trace of the colony. Here we relate the decline and loss of the Emperor Island colony to a well-documented rise in local mean annual air temperature and coincident decline in seasonal sea ice duration. The loss of this colony provides empirical support for recent studies (Barbraud & Weimerskirch 2001; Jenouvrier et al 2005, 2009; Ainley et al 2010; Barber-Meyer et al 2005) that have highlighted the vulnerability of emperor penguins to changes in sea ice duration and distribution. These studies suggest that continued climate change is likely to impact upon future breeding success and colony viability for this species. Furthermore, a recent circumpolar study by Fretwell & Trathan (2009) highlighted those Antarctic coastal regions where colonies appear most vulnerable to such changes. Here we examine which other colonies might be at risk, discussing various ecological factors, some previously unexplored, that may also contribute to future declines. The implications of this are important for future modelling work and for understanding which colonies actually are most vulnerable. PMID:21386883

Trathan, Philip N; Fretwell, Peter T; Stonehouse, Bernard

2011-01-01

413

Combined Final Report for Colony II Project  

SciTech Connect

(This report was originally submmited by the lead PI (Terry Jones, ORNL) on October 22, 2013 to the program manager, Lucy Nowell. It is being submitted from University of Illinois in accordance with instructions). HPC Colony II seeks to provide portable performance for leadership class machines. Our strategy is based on adaptive system software that aims to make the intelligent decisions necessary to allow domain scientists to safely focus on their task at hand and allow the system software stack to adapt their application to the underlying architecture. This report describes the research undertaken towards these objectives and the results obtained over the performance period of the project.

Kale, Laxmikant [University of Illinois] [University of Illinois; Jones, Terry [Oak Ridge National Laboratory] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Moreira, Jose [IBM Corp.] [IBM Corp.

2013-10-23

414

Intercellular Genomics of Subsurface Microbial Colonies  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes progress in the second year of this project. The objective is to develop methods and software to predict the spatial configuration, properties and temporal evolution of microbial colonies in the subsurface. To accomplish this, we integrate models of intracellular processes, cell-host medium exchange and reaction-transport dynamics on the colony scale. At the conclusion of the project, we aim to have the foundations of a predictive mathematical model and software that captures the three scales of these systems – the intracellular, pore, and colony wide spatial scales. In the second year of the project, we refined our transcriptional regulatory network discovery (TRND) approach that utilizes gene expression data along with phylogenic similarity and gene ontology analyses and applied it successfully to E.coli, human B cells, and Geobacter sulfurreducens. We have developed a new Web interface, GeoGen, which is tailored to the reconstruction of microbial TRNs and solely focuses on Geobacter as one of DOE’s high priority microbes. Our developments are designed such that the frameworks for the TRND and GeoGen can readily be used for other microbes of interest to the DOE. In the context of modeling a single bacterium, we are actively pursuing both steady-state and kinetic approaches. The steady-state approach is based on a flux balance that uses maximizing biomass growth rate as its objective, subjected to various biochemical constraints, for the optimal values of reaction rates and uptake/release of metabolites. For the kinetic approach, we use Karyote, a rigorous cell model developed by us for an earlier DOE grant and the DARPA BioSPICE Project. We are also investigating the interplay between bacterial colonies and environment at both pore and macroscopic scales. The pore scale models use detailed representations for realistic porous media accounting for the distribution of grain size whereas the macroscopic models employ the Darcy-type flow equations and up-scaled advective-diffusive transport equations for chemical species. We are rigorously testing the relationship between these two scales by evaluating macroscopic parameters using the volume averaging methodology applied to pore scale model results.

Ortoleva, Peter; Tuncay, Kagan; Gannon, Dennis; Meile, Christof

2007-02-14

415

[Relay-ray way of hydroplasm movement in hydroid colonies].  

PubMed

In this study, we continued the investigation of the distribution system of colonial hydroids in the course of its development, starting with its emergence during the planula metamorphosis and ending with the formed colony. The hydroplasmic stream system of two species of colonial hydroids--Perigonimus abyssi G.O. Sars, 1874, and Stauridia producta Wright, 1858--was studied. W found that the main principle by which hydroplasma moves in these colonies, which form no shoots, is the relay-race from one hydranth to another through a stolon fragment connecting them or directly from one hydranth to the next one, etc. W show that the efficiency of the conducting (distribution) system does not depend on the level of complexity of the colonial structure. The results of this study confirm the absence of general colonial processes of integration and self-regulation in hydroid polyps. PMID:23785849

Burykin, Iu B

2013-01-01

416

Coupled oscillators and activity waves in ant colonies  

PubMed Central

We investigated the phenomenon of activity cycles in ants, taking into account the spatial structure of colonies. In our study species, Leptothorax acervorum, there are two spatially segregated groups in the nest. We developed a model that considers the two groups as coupled oscillators which can produce synchronized activity. By investigating the effects of noise on the model system we predicted how the return of foragers affects activity cycles in ant colonies. We tested these predictions empirically by comparing the activity of colonies under two conditions: when foragers are and are not allowed to return to the nest. The activity of the whole colony and of each group within the colony was studied using image analysis. This allowed us to reveal the spatial pattern of activity wave propagation in ant colonies for the first time.

Boi, S.; Couzin, I. D.; Buono, N. Del; Franks, N. R.; Britton, N. F.

1999-01-01

417

Entombed pollen: A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Here we describe a new phenomenon, entombed pollen, which is highly associated with increased colony mortality. Entombed pollen appears as sunken, wax-covered cells amidst “normal”, uncapped cells of stored pollen, and the pollen contained within these cells is brick red in color. There appears to b...

418

Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Colonies of Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) including a Nondiapause Colony  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Laboratory-reared western corn rootworms, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, from colonies maintained at the North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (NCARL) in Brookings, SD, are used extensively by many researchers in studies of the biology, ecology, behavior, and genetics of this major insect ...

419

JAX Colony Management System (JCMS): an extensible colony and phenotype data management system.  

PubMed

The Jackson Laboratory Colony Management System (JCMS) is a software application for managing data and information related to research mouse colonies, associated biospecimens, and experimental protocols. JCMS runs directly on computers that run one of the PC Windows operating systems, but can be accessed via web browser interfaces from any computer running a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating system. JCMS can be configured for a single user or multiple users in small- to medium-size work groups. The target audience for JCMS includes laboratory technicians, animal colony managers, and principal investigators. The application provides operational support for colony management and experimental workflows, sample and data tracking through transaction-based data entry forms, and date-driven work reports. Flexible query forms allow researchers to retrieve database records based on user-defined criteria. Recent advances in handheld computers with integrated barcode readers, middleware technologies, web browsers, and wireless networks add to the utility of JCMS by allowing real-time access to the database from any networked computer. PMID:20140675

Donnelly, Chuck J; McFarland, Mike; Ames, Abigail; Sundberg, Beth; Springer, Dave; Blauth, Peter; Bult, Carol J

2010-04-01

420

Stable isotope enrichment in laboratory ant colonies: effects of colony age, metamorphosis, diet, and fat storage  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Ecologists use stable isotopes to infer diets and trophic levels of animals in food webs, yet some assumptions underlying these inferences have not been thoroughly tested. We used laboratory-reared colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Formicidae: Solenopsidini) to test the effects of metamorphosis,...

421

Disrupting the Coloniality of Being: Toward De-Colonial Ontologies in Philosophy of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay works to bridge conversations in philosophy of education with decolonial theory. The author considers Margonis' (1999, 2011a, b) use of Rousseau (1979) and Heidegger (1962) in developing an ontological attitude that counters social hierarchies and promotes anti-colonial relations. While affirming this effort, the essay outlines a…

Richardson, Troy A.

2012-01-01

422

The Old Colony Mennonites of Bolivia: a case study  

E-print Network

and their colonization experience in Bolivia. These homogenous pilgrims, who number approximately 3, 000, are migrating from a parent colony in Mexico for the purpose of preserving their traditional religious-based subculture. Entry is encouraged by the Bolivian... government. Through comparative analysis, the writer determined that the new daughter colony in Bolivia is attempting to reflect in detail its larger parent colony in Mexico. This desire to cling to the old ways is in accord with the ideal of the sect...

Lanning, James Walter

1971-01-01

423

Impact of Flooding on Illinois River Wading Bird Colonies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effects of severe and protracted flooding on two mixed-species colonies of wading birds were assessed in central Illinois. Both colony sites have been monitored since 1962. Historically, Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, Great Egrets, Casmerodius albus (threatened in Illinois), and Black-crowned Night-Herons, Nycticorax nycticorax (endangered in Illinois), nested in each colony. Annual ground censuses revealed declines in breeding populations following

Richard G. Bjorklund; Daniel J. Holm

424

Aberrant Crypts: Putative Preneoplastic Foci in Human Colonie Mucosa1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aberrant crypts were identified for the first time in whole-mount preparations of normal-appearing human colonie mucosa after staining with méthylène blue. The foci of aberrant crypts varied from single altered glands to plaques of greater than 30 crypts. The mean proportion of colonie mucosa altered and the number of foci with aberrant crypts per cm2of colonie mucosa were (a) higher

Theresa P. Pretlow; Betty J. Barrow; Scott Ashton; Thomas G. Pretlow; Joseph A. Jurcisek; Thomas A. Stellato

425

Hierarchy length in orphaned colonies of the ant Temnothorax nylanderi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Workers of the ant Temnothorax nylanderi form dominance orders in orphaned colonies in which only one or a few top-ranking workers begin to produce males from unfertilized eggs. Between one and 11 individuals initiated 80% of all aggression in 14 queenless colonies. As predicted from inclusive fitness models (Molet M, van Baalen M, Monnin T, Insectes Soc 52:247 256, 2005), hierarchy length was found to first increase with colony size and then to level off at larger worker numbers. The frequency and skew of aggression decreased with increasing size, indicating that rank orders are less pronounced in larger colonies.

Heinze, J.

2008-08-01

426

Varroa-Virus Interaction in Collapsing Honey Bee Colonies  

PubMed Central

Varroa mites and viruses are the currently the high-profile suspects in collapsing bee colonies. Therefore, seasonal variation in varroa load and viruses (Acute-Kashmir-Israeli complex (AKI) and Deformed Wing Virus (DWV)) were monitored in a year-long study. We investigated the viral titres in honey bees and varroa mites from 23 colonies (15 apiaries) under three treatment conditions: Organic acids (11 colonies), pyrethroid (9 colonies) and untreated (3 colonies). Approximately 200 bees were sampled every month from April 2011 to October 2011, and April 2012. The 200 bees were split to 10 subsamples of 20 bees and analysed separately, which allows us to determine the prevalence of virus-infected bees. The treatment efficacy was often low for both treatments. In colonies where varroa treatment reduced the mite load, colonies overwintered successfully, allowing the mites and viruses to be carried over with the bees into the next season. In general, AKI and DWV titres did not show any notable response to the treatment and steadily increased over the season from April to October. In the untreated control group, titres increased most dramatically. Viral copies were correlated to number of varroa mites. Most colonies that collapsed over the winter had significantly higher AKI and DWV titres in October compared to survivors. Only treated colonies survived the winter. We discuss our results in relation to the varroa-virus model developed by Stephen Martin. PMID:23526946

Francis, Roy M.; Nielsen, Steen L.; Kryger, Per

2013-01-01

427

Laser-induced speckle scatter patterns in Bacillus colonies  

PubMed Central

Label-free bacterial colony phenotyping technology called BARDOT (Bacterial Rapid Detection using Optical scattering Technology) provided successful classification of several different bacteria at the genus, species, and serovar level. Recent experiments with colonies of Bacillus species provided strikingly different characteristics of elastic light scatter (ELS) patterns, which were comprised of random speckles compared to other bacteria, which are dominated by concentric rings and spokes. Since this laser-based optical sensor interrogates the whole volume of the colony, 3-D information of micro- and macro-structures are all encoded in the far-field scatter patterns. Here, we present a theoretical model explaining the underlying mechanism of the speckle formation by the colonies from Bacillus species. Except for Bacillus polymyxa, all Bacillus spp. produced random bright spots on the imaging plane, which presumably dependent on the cellular and molecular organization and content within the colony. Our scatter model-based analysis revealed that colony spread resulting in variable surface roughness can modify the wavefront of the scatter field. As the center diameter of the Bacillus spp. colony grew from 500 to 900 ?m, average speckles area decreased two-fold and the number of small speckles increased seven-fold. In conclusion, as Bacillus colony grows, the average speckle size in the scatter pattern decreases and the number of smaller speckle increases due to the swarming growth characteristics of bacteria within the colony. PMID:25352840

Kim, Huisung; Singh, Atul K.; Bhunia, Arun K.; Bae, Euiwon

2014-01-01

428

21 CFR 866.2170 - Automated colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-04-01

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21 CFR 866.2170 - Automated colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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21 CFR 866.2170 - Automated colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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21 CFR 866.2170 - Automated colony counter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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10 CFR 74.31 - Nuclear material control and accounting for special nuclear material of low strategic significance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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10 CFR 73.25 - Performance capabilities for physical protection of strategic special nuclear material in transit.  

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Designing communicating colonies of biomimetic microcapsules  

PubMed Central

Using computational modeling, we design colonies of biomimetic microcapsules that exploit chemical mechanisms to communicate and alter their local environment. As a result, these synthetic objects can self-organize into various autonomously moving structures and exhibit ant-like tracking behavior. In the simulations, signaling microcapsules release agonist particles, whereas target microcapsules release antagonist particles and the permeabilities of both capsule types depend on the local particle concentration in the surrounding solution. Additionally, the released nanoscopic particles can bind to the underlying substrate and thereby create adhesion gradients that propel the microcapsules to move. Hydrodynamic interactions and the feedback mechanism provided by the dissolved particles are both necessary to achieve the collective dynamics exhibited by these colonies. Our model provides a platform for integrating both the spatial and temporal behavior of assemblies of “artificial cells,” and allows us to design a rich variety of structures capable of exhibiting complex, cooperative behavior. Due to the cell-like attributes of polymeric microcapsules and polymersomes, material systems are available for realizing our predictions. PMID:20616065

Kolmakov, German V.; Yashin, Victor V.; Levitan, Steven P.; Balazs, Anna C.

2010-01-01

447

A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies  

USGS Publications Warehouse

collective habitats which comprise Louisiana's now fragile coastal zone have taken major hits from commercial/residential, oil & gas, and other industrial development, primarily in the form of coastal erosion exacerbated by these and other factors (Portnoy 1978, Spendelow and Patton 1988, Martin and Lester 1990, Green, et al. 2006). Moreover, during this same period, both geologic subsidence rates (Tornqvist et al. 2008) and mean sea-level (Tornqvist et al. 2002) have increased, along with significant tropical storm activity; all of which have combined to impact available marsh, barrier island, beach, and dredge spoil nesting habitat for waterbirds, especially seabirds, throughout the coastal zone of Louisiana. The primary objective of this publication is to detail those coastal Louisiana colonial seabird nesting sites for which we have reasonably accurate data, in a tabular, site-by-site format. All major survey (1976-2008) data of site-by-site seabird species counts, as well as several smaller data sets, referred to in the site history tables as “miscellaneous observations” obtained during the May-June seabird breeding period, are included. It is our hope that these data will provide a dependable foundation from which future colonial seabird nesting surveys might be planned and carried out, as well as showcase the importance of coastal Louisiana's seabird rookeries, and contribute to their conservation.

Fontenot, William R.; Cardiff, Steve W.; DeMay, Richard A.; Dittmann, Donna L.; Hartley, Stephen B.; Jeske, Clinton W.; Lorenz, Nicole; Michot, Thomas C.; Purrington, Robert Dan; Seymour, Michael; Vermillion, William G.

2012-01-01

448

Competing strategically through market orientation.  

PubMed

As organizations seek to better understand their customers, competitors, and environments, the marketing function effectively serves as the support mechanism for these activities in many industries. Accordingly, in many organizations the marketing concept has been elevated to the stature of a strategic weapon, manifested in the form of market orientation. Market-oriented firms emphasize the collection, organization, and dissemination of information regarding both customers and competitors. This strategy is especially well-suited for the health care industry where customer knowledge is of paramount importance, customer interaction is instantaneous, and customer satisfaction is essential. Results of a national study of general service hospitals suggest that firms which embrace a market orientation benefit through enhanced customer satisfaction and quality. PMID:10179668

Rapert, M I; Yarbrough, L

1997-01-01

449

Strategic renewal for business units.  

PubMed

Over the past decade, business units have increasingly taken the role of strategy formulation away from corporate headquarters. The change makes sense: business units are closer to customers, competitors, and costs. Nevertheless, business units can fail, just as headquarters once did, by losing their focus on the organization's priorities and capabilities. John Whitney--turnaround expert and professor of management at Columbia University--offers a method for refocusing companies that he calls the strategic-renewal process. The principles behind the process are straightforward, but its execution demands extensive data, rigorous analysis, and the judgment of key decision makers. However, when applied with diligence, it can produce a strategy that yields both growth and profit. To carry out the process, managers must analyze, one by one or in logical groupings, the company's customers, the products it sells, and the services it offers in light of three criteria: strategic importance, significance, and profitability. Does a given customer, product, or service mesh with the organization's goals? Is it significant in terms of current and future revenues? And is it truly profitable when all costs are care fully considered? Customers, products, and services that do not measure up, says the author, must be weeded out relentlessly. Although the process is a painstaking one, the article offers clear thinking on why-and how-to go about it. A series of exhibits takes managers through the questions they need to raise, and two matrices offer Whitney's concentrated wisdom on when to cultivate--and when to prune. PMID:10158476

Whitney, J O

1996-01-01

450

How Much Is Too Much? Assessment of Prey Consumption by Magellanic Penguins in Patagonian Colonies  

PubMed Central

Penguins are major consumers in the southern oceans although quantification of this has been problematic. One suggestion proposes the use of points of inflection in diving profiles (‘wiggles’) for this, a method that has been validated for the estimation of prey consumption by Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) by Simeone and Wilson (2003). Following them, we used wiggles from 31 depth logger-equipped Magellanic penguins foraging from four Patagonian colonies; Punta Norte (PN), Bahía Bustamente (BB), Puerto Deseado (PD) and Puerto San Julián (PSJ), all located in Argentina between 42–49° S, to estimate the prey captured and calculate the catch per unit time (CPUT) for birds foraging during the early chick-rearing period. Numbers of prey caught and CPUT were significantly different between colonies. Birds from PD caught the highest number of prey per foraging trip, with CPUT values of 68±19 prey per hour underwater (almost two times greater than for the three remaining colonies). We modeled consumption from these data and calculate that the world Magellanic penguin population consumes about 2 million tons of prey per year. Possible errors in this calculation are discussed. Despite this, the analysis of wiggles seems a powerful and simple tool to begin to quantify prey consumption by Magellanic penguins, allowing comparison between different breeding sites. The total number of wiggles and/or CPUT do not reflect, by themselves, the availability of food for each colony, as the number of prey consumed by foraging trip is strongly associated with the energy content and wet mass of each colony-specific ‘prey type’. Individuals consuming more profitable prey could be optimizing the time spent underwater, thereby optimizing the energy expenditure associated with the dives. PMID:23251554

Sala, Juan E.; Wilson, Rory P.; Quintana, Flavio

2012-01-01

451

Dynamics of the Presence of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in Honey Bee Colonies with Colony Collapse Disorder  

PubMed Central

The determinants of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a particular case of collapse of honey bee colonies, are still unresolved. Viruses including the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) were associated with CCD. We found an apiary with colonies showing typical CCD characteristics that bore high loads of IAPV, recovered some colonies from collapse and tested the hypothesis if IAPV was actively replicating in them and infectious to healthy bees. We found that IAPV was the dominant pathogen and it replicated actively in the colonies: viral titers decreased from April to September and increased from September to December. IAPV extracted from infected bees was highly infectious to healthy pupae: they showed several-fold amplification of the viral genome and synthesis of the virion protein VP3. The health of recovered colonies was seriously compromised. Interestingly, a rise of IAPV genomic copies in two colonies coincided with their subsequent collapse. Our results do not imply IAPV as the cause of CCD but indicate that once acquired and induced to replication it acts as an infectious factor that affects the health of the colonies and may determine their survival. This is the first follow up outside the US of CCD-colonies bearing IAPV under natural conditions. PMID:24800677

Hou, Chunsheng; Rivkin, Hadassah; Slabezki, Yossi; Chejanovsky, Nor

2014-01-01

452

Dynamics of the presence of israeli acute paralysis virus in honey bee colonies with colony collapse disorder.  

PubMed

The determinants of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a particular case of collapse of honey bee colonies, are still unresolved. Viruses including the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) were associated with CCD. We found an apiary with colonies showing typical CCD characteristics that bore high loads of IAPV, recovered some colonies from collapse and tested the hypothesis if IAPV was actively replicating in them and infectious to healthy bees. We found that IAPV was the dominant pathogen and it replicated actively in the colonies: viral titers decreased from April to September and increased from September to December. IAPV extracted from infected bees was highly infectious to healthy pupae: they showed several-fold amplification of the viral genome and synthesis of the virion protein VP3. The health of recovered colonies was seriously compromised. Interestingly, a rise of IAPV genomic copies in two colonies coincided with their subsequent collapse. Our results do not imply IAPV as the cause of CCD but indicate that once acquired and induced to replication it acts as an infectious factor that affects the health of the colonies and may determine their survival. This is the first follow up outside the US of CCD-colonies bearing IAPV under natural conditions. PMID:24800677

Hou, Chunsheng; Rivkin, Hadassah; Slabezki, Yossi; Chejanovsky, Nor

2014-05-01

453

Emergence of polymorphic mating strategies in robot colonies.  

PubMed

Polymorphism has fascinated evolutionary biologists since the time of Darwin. Biologists have observed discrete alternative mating strategies in many different species. In this study, we demonstrate that polymorphic mating strategies can emerge in a colony of hermaphrodite robots. We used a survival and reproduction task where the robots maintained their energy levels by capturing energy sources and physically exchanged genotypes for the reproduction of offspring. The reproductive success was dependent on the individuals' energy levels, which created a natural trade-off between the time invested in maintaining a high energy level and the time invested in attracting mating partners. We performed experiments in environments with different density of energy sources and observed a variety in the mating behavior when a robot could see both an energy source and a potential mating partner. The individuals could be classified into two phenotypes: 1) forager, who always chooses to capture energy sources, and 2) tracker, who keeps track of potential mating partners if its energy level is above a threshold. In four out of the seven highest fitness populations in different environments, we found subpopulations with distinct differences in genotype and in behavioral phenotype. We analyzed the fitnesses of the foragers and the trackers by sampling them from each subpopulation and mixing with different ratios in a population. The fitness curves for the two subpopulations crossed at about 25% of foragers in the population, showing the evolutionary stability of the polymorphism. In one of those polymorphic populations, the trackers were further split into two subpopulations: (strong trackers) and (weak trackers). Our analyses show that the population consisting of three phenotypes also constituted several stable polymorphic evolutionarily stable states. To our knowledge, our study is the first to demonstrate the emergence of polymorphic evolutionarily stable strategies within a robot evolution framework. PMID:24717898

Elfwing, Stefan; Doya, Kenji

2014-01-01

454

Emergence of Polymorphic Mating Strategies in Robot Colonies  

PubMed Central

Polymorphism has fascinated evolutionary biologists since the time of Darwin. Biologists have observed discrete alternative mating strategies in many different species. In this study, we demonstrate that polymorphic mating strategies can emerge in a colony of hermaphrodite robots. We used a survival and reproduction task where the robots maintained their energy levels by capturing energy sources and physically exchanged genotypes for the reproduction of offspring. The reproductive success was dependent on the individuals' energy levels, which created a natural trade-off between the time invested in maintaining a high energy level and the time invested in attracting mating partners. We performed experiments in environments with different density of energy sources and observed a variety in the mating behavior when a robot could see both an energy source and a potential mating partner. The individuals could be classified into two phenotypes: 1) forager, who always chooses to capture energy sources, and 2) tracker, who keeps track of potential mating partners if its energy level is above a threshold. In four out of the seven highest fitness populations in different environments, we found subpopulations with distinct differences in genotype and in behavioral phenotype. We analyzed the fitnesses of the foragers and the trackers by sampling them from each subpopulation and mixing with different ratios in a population. The fitness curves for the two subpopulations crossed at about 25% of foragers in the population, showing the evolutionary stability of the polymorphism. In one of those polymorphic populations, the trackers were further split into two subpopulations: (strong trackers) and (weak trackers). Our analyses show that the population consisting of three phenotypes also constituted several stable polymorphic evolutionarily stable states. To our knowledge, our study is the first to demonstrate the emergence of polymorphic evolutionarily stable strategies within a robot evolution framework. PMID:24717898

Elfwing, Stefan; Doya, Kenji

2014-01-01

455

Building a strategic technology management program.  

PubMed

Strategic technology management decisions are one of the best opportunities for healthcare providers to positively meet clinical needs, patient expectations and competitiveness goals. Technology management must not be treated as an event (annual capital budgeting) but as a well-thought-out, long-range business plan. A strategic technology management team should be formed that includes all the key strategic business areas, plus ad hoc members from the clinical and biomedical engineering areas. Current and future needs should be assessed and the performance of the plan monitored. A plan will help achieve buy-in from clinicians and reduce unwarranted expenditures on technology. PMID:10126473

Stewart, T R

1993-06-01

456

Strategic orientations of small multihospital systems.  

PubMed

Strategic behaviors of organizations can be classified along two dimensions--growth orientations, or patterns of evolution over time, and action orientations, or strategic aggressiveness in undertaking a particular growth orientation. We create measures of growth and action orientations for small multihospital systems and test the validity of the growth and action orientation typologies, using data from a sample of small multihospital systems. Growth and action orientations do appear to exist independently of each other, and they are related to the ownership status of the systems. Not-for-profit and church-other systems exhibit similar strategic orientations, unlike those of Catholic and investor-owned systems. PMID:3060448

Luke, R D; Begun, J W

1988-12-01

457

Strategic orientations of small multihospital systems.  

PubMed Central

Strategic behaviors of organizations can be classified along two dimensions--growth orientations, or patterns of evolution over time, and action orientations, or strategic aggressiveness in undertaking a particular growth orientation. We create measures of growth and action orientations for small multihospital systems and test the validity of the growth and action orientation typologies, using data from a sample of small multihospital systems. Growth and action orientations do appear to exist independently of each other, and they are related to the ownership status of the systems. Not-for-profit and church-other systems exhibit similar strategic orientations, unlike those of Catholic and investor-owned systems. PMID:3060448

Luke, R D; Begun, J W

1988-01-01

458

The Strategic Contributions of the Human Resource Function  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human resource management has been a relative late comer to the arena of strategic management. Consideration of the strategic con tributions of human resource management to organisational functioning and performance requires a qualitatively different approach from that accorded traditional perspectives of personnel management. This article identifies the basic features of a strategic approach to human resource management. The strategic contributions

Roger R. Collins

1987-01-01

459

Strategic Planning and Open Learning: Turkey Tails and Frogs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the principles of strategic planning and how they can be applied in open and distance learning for greater student success. The model selected for discussion is the Applied Strategic Planning Model which proposes nine important steps for strategic planning: planning to plan, values audit, mission formulation, strategic…

Pacey, Lucille

460

US-Pakistan Strategic Partnership: A Track II  

E-print Network

US-Pakistan Strategic Partnership: A Track II Dialogue By Feroz H. Khan and Nick M. Masellis #12;1U.S. Pakistan Strategic Dialogue (track II), Sixth Iteration US-Pakistan Strategic Partnership,974 PASCC Report 2012 002 #12;2U.S. Pakistan Strategic Dialogue (track II), Sixth Iteration The Naval

461

Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance: A Critical Appraisal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature addressing the empirical relationships between strategic planning and hard measures of organizational performance is examined. Distinctions are drawn among formal strategic planning; strategic planning content; and research linking strategic planning, environment, and organizational performance. Implications of the extant research and recommendations for future research are offered for theorists and practitioners alike.

Charles B. Shrader; Lew Taylor; Dan R. Dalton

1984-01-01

462

Transformational Assessment: A Simplified Model of Strategic Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planning is a way to evaluate a present situation and set a course for the future. While there is no dearth of literature on Strategic Planning, there appears to be reluctance on the part of K-12 educators to engage in strategic planning. Besides the cynicism about change, another roadblock to strategic planning is the time it takes.…

Bardwell, Rebecca

2008-01-01

463

Information Management Strategic Plan. Information: The fuel for success  

SciTech Connect

Reliable information is key to the ultimate success of the Departmental Strategic Plan. To help ensure that success, this Information Management Strategic Plan has been developed, which evolved from and directly supports the Departmental Strategic Plan and the Human Resources and Administration Strategic Plan.

Not Available

1994-07-01

464

Effects of worker genotypic diversity on honey bee colony development and behavior ( Apis mellifera L.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been numerous reports of genetic influences on division of labor in honey bee colonies, but the effects of worker genotypic diversity on colony behavior are unclear. We analyzed the effects of worker genotypic diversity on the phenotypes of honey bee colonies during a critical phase of colony development, the “nest initiation” phase. Five groups of colonies were studied

Robert E. Page Jr; Gene E. Robinson; M. Kim Fondrk; Medhat E. Nasr

1995-01-01

465

Can redistribution of breeding colonies on a landscape mitigate changing predation danger?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reproductive success of colonially breeding species depends in part upon a trade-off between the benefit of a dilution effect against nestling predation within larger colonies and colony conspicuousness. However, there may be no net survivorship benefit of dilution if smaller colonies are sufficiently inconspicuous. This raises the question about how the size distribution of breeding colonies on a landscape

James K. Kenyon; Barry D. Smith; Robert W. Butler

2007-01-01

466

Strategic principles workshops: Discussion drafts and workshop notes  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste-Management in the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for disposing of this nation`s spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a manner that protects the health and safety of the public and the quality of the environment. Although embodied in the Federal repository program that began with studies in the late 1950s, this mission was explicitly established by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and reaffirmed by the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987. To fulfill our mission, we are developing a waste management system consisting of a geologic repository for permanent disposal deep beneath the surface of the earth, a facility for monitored retrievable storage, and a system for transporting the waste. This discussion draft was developed to help involve parties affected by or interested in the waste-management program in the formulation of the basic principles on which the program will be based. It reviews existing objectives, policies, and strategic principles under which the system is currently being developed. Then discussed are issues of strategic importance for which additional strategic principles may be needed. For these issues in particular, views from affected and interested parties is solicited, but comments regarding alternative approaches to the issues presented as well as suggestions for additional issues will also be welcome. Finally, background information on the waste-management program pertinent to the issues discussion is presented.

NONE

1991-09-01

467

Measuring the strategic value of information technology investments  

SciTech Connect

Value is often perceived differently by the proponents of new information technologies and those who allocate resources and define priorities. Such differences often become a roadblock to meeting true business needs. Project justifications regularly rely on calculated cost savings, which rarely measure the full benefit of new technologies. In fact, if cost savings provide a complete picture, then the organization is probably just automating routine clerical operations and has abandoned efforts that would provide significant strategic value. Strategic value is not limited to financial calculations, but includes quality, time and risk criteria. This paper describes approaches for measuring strategic value that can provide organizations with proven techniques to improve performance, reengineer processes, benchmark performance against other suppliers, identify outsourcing opportunities, or defend themselves from pressures to outsource. Many organizations respond to tightening budgets by cutting overhead. These measurement approaches can demonstrate how overhead is critical to organizational effectiveness and how cost savings can be found, instead, by measurably improving performance throughout the organization. Finally, the paper describes efforts underway within the Department of Energy and at the Hanford Site to implement the approaches described in this paper.

Conrad, K.W. [Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-08-01

468

WVU School of Public Health: 2020 Strategic Plan 2020 | Strategic PlanWVU School of Public Health  

E-print Network

WVU School of Public Health: 2020 Strategic Plan 1 2020 | Strategic PlanWVU School of Public Health #12;WVU School of Public Health: 2020 Strategic Plan 2 Contents Message from the Dean 3 Vision Plan 12 #12;WVU School of Public Health: 2020 Strategic Plan 3 Message from the Dean The School

Mohaghegh, Shahab

469

Discover for Yourself: An Optimal Control Model in Insect Colonies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe the enlightening path of self-discovery afforded to the teacher of undergraduate mathematics. This is demonstrated as we find and develop background material on an application of optimal control theory to model the evolutionary strategy of an insect colony to produce the maximum number of queen or reproducer insects in the colony at…

Winkel, Brian

2013-01-01

470

Division of labor during honey bee colony defense  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some worker honey bees respond to major disturbances of the colony by flying around the assailant and possibly stinging; they are a subset of the bees involved in colony defense. These defenders have an open-ended age distribution similar to that of foragers, but defensive behavior is initiated at a younger age than foraging is. Behavioral and genetic evidence shows that

Michael D. Breed; Gene E. Robinson; Robert E. Page

1990-01-01

471

Colony integration and reproductive conflict in honey bees  

E-print Network

Review Colony integration and reproductive conflict in honey bees P.K. Visscher Department 1997) Abstract - Honey bee colonies, although highly cooperative, are composed of genetically dis production of males. Sex ratio conflict is expected to be minimal and hard to measure in honey bees

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

472

Cocktail-party effect in king penguin colonies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The king penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, breeds without a nest in colonies of several thousands of birds. To be fed, the chick must recognize the parents in a particularly noisy environment using only vocal cues. The call an adult makes when seeking the chick is emitted at a high amplitude level. Nevertheless, it is transmitted in a colonial context involving the

Thierry Aubin; Pierre Jouventin

1998-01-01

473

Allee effects and colony collapse disorder in honey bees  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

We propose a mathematical model to quantify the hypothesis that a major ultimate cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honey bees is the presence of an Allee effect in the growth dynamics of honey bee colonies. In the model, both recruitment of adult bees as well as mortality of adult bees have...

474

DEACO: Hybrid Ant Colony Optimization with Differential Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm is a novel meta-heuristic algorithm for the approximate solution of combinatorial optimization problems that has been inspired by the foraging behavior of real ant colonies. ACO has strong robustness and easy to combine with other methods in optimization, but it has the shortcomings of stagnation that limits the wide application to the various areas. In

Xiangyin Zhang; Haibin Duan; Jiqiang Jin

2008-01-01

475

36 CFR 7.1 - Colonial National Historical Park.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 false Colonial National Historical Park. 7.1 Section 7.1 Parks...Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 7.1 Colonial...

2014-07-01

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36 CFR 7.1 - Colonial National Historical Park.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Colonial National Historical Park. 7.1 Section 7.1 Parks...Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 7.1 Colonial...

2013-07-01

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36 CFR 7.1 - Colonial National Historical Park.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Colonial National Historical Park. 7.1 Section 7.1 Parks...Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 7.1 Colonial...

2011-07-01

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36 CFR 7.1 - Colonial National Historical Park.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Colonial National Historical Park. 7.1 Section 7.1 Parks...Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 7.1 Colonial...

2012-07-01

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Original article How a honey bee colony mustered additional labor  

E-print Network

Original article How a honey bee colony mustered additional labor for the task of pollen foraging ­ This study examined how a honey bee colony supplied additional labor for a foraging task, pollen collection plasticity in worker behavior is exempli- fied by the task of pollen foraging in honey bee (Apis mellifera L

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

480

A hybrid discrete Artificial Bee Colony - GRASP algorithm for clustering  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a new hybrid algorithm, which is based on the concepts of the artificial bee colony (ABC) and greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP), for optimally clustering N objects into K clusters. The proposed algorithm is a two phase algorithm which combines an artificial bee colony optimization algorithm for the solution of the feature selection problem and a

Y. Marinakis; M. Marinaki; N. Matsatsinis

2009-01-01

481

Commentary: Responses from Colonial Williamsburg Staff to Stoddard (2009)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Jeremey Stoddard's article in this issue, "Toward a Virtual Field Trip Model for the Social Studies," describes his analysis of the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip and a conceptual model for developing meaningful and successful electronic or virtual field trips. In an effort to contextualize the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field…

Lee, John K.; Hicks, David

2009-01-01

482

Colonial resettlement and cultural resistance: the mbira music of Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Across the colonial world, indigenous people were subjected to extensive resettlement projects that removed them from the lands of their ancestors, separating them from their economic foundations, disrupting their resource security and severing their cultural heritage. Many geographical studies have explored the ways in which indigenous communities, faced with resettlement, transgressed colonial space to express their resistance to the authority

Coralie Hancock-Barnett

2012-01-01

483

Colonial resettlement and cultural resistance: the mbira music of Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Across the colonial world, indigenous people were subjected to extensive resettlement projects that removed them from the lands of their ancestors, separating them from their economic foundations, disrupting their resource security and severing their cultural heritage. Many geographical studies have explored the ways in which indigenous communities, faced with resettlement, transgressed colonial space to express their resistance to the authority

Coralie Hancock-Barnett

2011-01-01

484

Colony Collapse Disorder: Many Suspects, No Smoking Gun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although more has been learned since colony collapse disorder (CCD) was first identified in mid-November 2006, the mystery remains. Some possibilitiescontamination with pollen from plants genetically modified to carry an insecticidal gene, radiation from cell phones, and perhaps even stress itselfcan probably be ruled out as contributory causes of CCD, but the cause of the bee colony losses remains unknown.

Myrna E. Watanabe (Science Writer; )

2008-05-01

485

Communal Nursing in Mexican Free-Tailed Bat Maternity Colonies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examination of genotypes of female-pup nursing pairs taken from large maternity colonies of the Mexican free-tailed bat in Texas demonstrates that nursing is nonrandom and selective along genetic (kinship) lines. This is contrary to previous reports that nursing in these colonies is indiscriminate. Although nursing is nonrandom, an estimated 17 percent of the females sampled were nursing pups that could

Gary F. McCracken

1984-01-01

486

Estimating 3-dimensional colony surface area of field corals  

EPA Science Inventory

Colony surface area is a critical descriptor for biological and physical attributes of reef-building (scleractinian, stony) corals. The three-dimensional (3D) size and structure of corals are directly related to many ecosystem values and functions. Most methods to estimate colony...

487

Science and the "Civilizing Mission": France and the Colonial Enterprise  

E-print Network

Science and the "Civilizing Mission": France and the Colonial Enterprise Patrick Petitjean REHSEIS with a conference "20th Century Sciences: Beyond the Metropolis". 1 ORSTOM (Office de la Recherche Scientifique et," founded in 1943.2 This conference showed an evident acceptance of the colonial heritage in science

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

488

Using Ant Colony Optimization to guide a CP search  

E-print Network

Using Ant Colony Optimization to guide a CP search Madjid Khichane1, Patrick Albert1, and Christine;Introduction Ant-CP Car sequencing Results I/D study Conclusion Motivations Constraint Programming High level Describe the problem with Ilog solver Use Ilog solver to propagate and verify constraints Use Ant Colony

Solnon, Christine

489

Theoretical Passages and Boundaries: The Indigenous subject, colonialism, and governmentality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical paternalism and the convenience of working within 'accepted' frameworks have appropriated the Indigenous subject within the boundaries of colonial relations. The establishment of post-colonial theory as one of the only 'acceptable' frameworks for exploring the Indigenous subject has limited the subject's theoretical development within the binary of coloniser\\/colonised. Breaking from this tradition, the Foucauldian concepts of governmentality, ethics and

Claire Spivakovsky

490

Naked mole-rats recruit colony mates to food sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Naked mole-rats,Heterocephalus glaber, are eusocial, subterranean rodents that inhabit arid regions of northeastern Africa. They feed on bulbs and tubers that are patchily distributed. Nests are often located far from the nearest food source through a labyrinth of tunnels. Two captive colonies were studied to determine whether successful foragers recruit colony mates and, if so, how. Individuals that found a

TIMOTHY M. JUDD; PAUL W. SHERMAN

1996-01-01

491

Original article Observations on Apis cerana colonies surviving from  

E-print Network

). In this way, 100 g of brood was converted into 25 ml of virus suspension in distilled water. This was fed. These daughter queens (1 st gen- eration) were allowed to mate with the drone bees of the surviving colonies queen from each colony) and the mat- ing of these queens was allowed to take place with the drones

Boyer, Edmond

492

Hb F Production in Endogenous Colonies of Polycythemia Vera  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fetal hemoglobin was studied in endoge- contained Hb F. as indicated by the fluores- nous colonies produced in plasma clot and cent antibody probe. Since the endogenous methylcellulose cultures of circulating pro- colonies in PV cultures originate from the genitors from patients with polycythemia abnormal PV clone. the findings provide vera (PV). Analysis of globin chain synthe- direct evidence that

J. Buckley; B. Nakamoto; S. Kurachi; P. E. Nute; G. Stamatoyannopoulos

1979-01-01

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Colonialism, Education and Rural Buddhist Communities in Bangladesh  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper will excavate pre-independence (British/Pakistan) and post-independence colonial education interventions into Buddhist culture and education with the view to expose the nature and shape of colonial domination and related Buddhist efforts at cultural and educational decolonization. This will be accomplished by (a) considering a brief…

Barua, Bijoy

2007-01-01

494

Hybrid Continuous Interacting Ant Colony aimed at Enhanced Global Optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ant colony algorithms are a class of metaheuristics which ar e inspired from the behaviour of real ants. The original idea consisted in simulating the stigmergic communication , therefore these algorithms are considered as a form of adaptive memory programming. A new formalization was propo sed for the design of ant colony algorithms, introducing the biological notions of heterarchy and

Johann Dréo; Patrick Siarry

2007-01-01

495

Continuous interacting ant colony algorithm based on dense heterarchy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ant colony algorithms are a class of metaheuristics which are inspired from the behavior of real ants. The original idea consisted in simulating the stigmergic communication, therefore these algorithms are considered as a form of adaptive memory programming. A new formalization is proposed for the design of ant colony algorithms, introducing the biological notions of heterarchy and communication channels. We

Johann Dréo; Patrick Siarry

2004-01-01

496

ORIGINAL PAPER Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial  

E-print Network

ORIGINAL PAPER Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies David drones), although there is much variation among queens. One main consequence of such extreme polyandry are the primary insect pollinators used in modern commercial production agricul- ture, and their populations have

Tarpy, David R.

497

36 CFR 7.1 - Colonial National Historical Park.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Colonial National Historical Park. 7.1 Section 7.1 Parks...Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 7.1 Colonial...

2010-07-01

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The control of disease in a closed cat breeding colony  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The disease problems encountered in an established cat breeding colony are described. The treatments, hygienic measures, vaccination procedures employed, and the change over from continuous to seasonal breeding are discussed. An improved production of animals resulted. 111 Reinert & Smith (1966) described the establishment of a cat breeding colony. They used a system of mating throughout the year and

D. A. Rutty; G. K. A. Smith

1967-01-01

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Model Specification Searches Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ant colony optimization is a recently proposed heuristic procedure inspired by the behavior of real ants. This article applies the procedure to model specification searches in structural equation modeling and reports the results. The results demonstrate the capabilities of ant colony optimization algorithms for conducting automated searches.

Marcoulides, George A.; Drezner, Zvi

2003-01-01

500

Inhibition of human erythroid colony formation by ceramide  

Microsoft Academic Search

In previous studies, we have demonstrated that the inhibitory effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin (IL)-1 on human erythroid colony formation are indirect and mediated by ? and ? interferon (IFN), respectively, which act directly upon erythroid colony forming units (CFU-E). The in vitro inhibitory effect of ?IFN but not ?IFN is reversed by exposure to high concentrations

Gail Dallalio; Melissa North; Bradley D Worden; Robert T Means

1999-01-01