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Psychosocial Aspects of Nuclear Developments. Task Force Report 20.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the report of a task force formed to bring psychological understanding to bear on the various aspects of the development of nuclear arms and nuclear energy and the threat they pose to human physical, mental, and emotional health. The first of seven articles considers the sociopsychological aspects of the nuclear arms race. Other articles…

American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.

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78 FR 45996 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...Notice of open Federal Interagency Task Force meeting...public meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2013-07-30

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77 FR 22056 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...Notice of open Federal Interagency Task Force meeting...public meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2012-04-12

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75 FR 62611 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...government. The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2010-10-12

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78 FR 7849 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB's). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...2011, The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2013-02-04

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77 FR 1548 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSBs). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...2011, The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2012-01-10

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77 FR 71471 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...2011, The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2012-11-30

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76 FR 56863 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...government. The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2011-09-14

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77 FR 41472 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...2011, the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2012-07-13

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76 FR 8393 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...Government. The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2011-02-14

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76 FR 21090 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...government. The Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

2011-04-14

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Comprehensive Career Development for Illinois: Findings and Recommendations of the Illinois Career Development Task Force  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes major findings and recommendations of the Illinois Career Development Task Force. The first section provides background information on Task Force formation, membership, meetings, and discussion topics. The second section defines career development, based on the consensus-building process employed by the Task Force, and…

Williams, J. Mark; Bragg, Debra D.; Makela, Julia Panke

2008-01-01

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75 FR 75187 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Business Development. The Task Force is established pursuant to Executive...SDVOSB'S). Moreover, the Task Force shall coordinate administrative...including mentor prot[eacute]g[eacute] and matching with...75188

2010-12-02

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Developing Sustainable Institutions and Organisations: the work of the FIG Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

The FIG Task Force on Institutional and Organisational Development has taken forward a programme of work to assess the particular challenges to building organisational capacity. The Task Force developed, tested and refined a self-assessment questionnaire to determine capacity at system, organisation and individual levels; this was made available to and completed by professionals from many countries. In reviewing the responses

Iain GREENWAY; John PARKER; Richard WONNACOTT; Santiago BORRERO; Spike BOYDELL; Stig ENEMARK

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The task force process  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the unique aspects of the Fernald Citizens Task Force process that have contributed to a largely successful public participation effort at Fernald. The Fernald Citizens Task Force passed quickly by many procedural issues. Instead, the Task Force concentrated on (a) educating itself about the site, its problems, and possible solutions, and (b) choosing a directed way

Applegate

1995-01-01

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A Plan for Revitalization: Maximizing Professional Development Opportunity. A Report by the VCCS Professional Development Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October 1992, a task force on professional development was established to identify ways in which the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) could use professional development to enhance its educational programs and services. This report provides information on the development of the task force, discusses findings, and presents recommendations…

Sydow, Debbie L.

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IAU Office of Astronomy for Development: Task Force Children and School Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main mission of the IAU OAD Task Force on Children and School Education is to support the implementation of the pre-tertiary education part of the IAU Strategic Plan `Astronomy for Development'. In this presentation we will give an overview of the role and programme of the task force as well as a general discussion about the past, present and future IAU education activities and programmes.

Russo, Pedro; Gomez, Edward

2015-03-01

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Automobile Engine Development, Task Force Assessment, Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a comprehensive survey of current knowledge and ongoing research and development projects in the area of vehicular emissions and control. Information provided attempts to answer the questions: how can proposed standards be met with existing technology and what additional research would be required to obtain desired control…

Caretto, L. S.; And Others

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Task Force on Information  

E-print Network

impact the University's goals and day-to-day operations. Our technological infrastructure must provide Task Force on Information Technology Recommendations September 16 2013 ITS will be a dynamic, agile organization, committed to reliable service, clear communication

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Development of methods of male contraception: impact of the World Health Organization Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo give an historical record of the research of the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Force to develop methods of male contraception; to examine the social, political, medical, pharmaceutical, funding, and other factors that influenced progress; and to suggest reasons why such methods are only now becoming available.

Geoffrey M. H. Waites

2003-01-01

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Florida Model Task Force on Diabetic Retinopathy: Development of an Interagency Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the development of a mechanism to organize a network in Florida for individuals who are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. The task force comprised representatives from governmental, academic, professional, and voluntary organizations. It worked to educate professionals, patients, and the public through brochures, resource…

Groff, G.; And Others

1990-01-01

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Financial Action Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1989, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is "the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing." Users who are new to the site can get started quickly by looking over the "Quick Links" section on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find a handbook that details how the FATF creates its profiles, information on the methodology, and primary recommendations for creating a coherent set of counter-measures against money laundering. Also, the site includes a "Publications" area, which contains short summaries of reports, along with annual reports dating from 1990 and newsletters from 2007. Finally, the site also contains a listing of recent news items and upcoming events and conferences sponsored by the FATF.

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Space station operations task force. Panel 3 report: User development and integration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The User Development and Integration Panel of the Space Station Operations Task Force was chartered to develop concepts relating to the operations of the Space Station manned base and the platforms, user accommodation and integration activities. The needs of the user community are addressed in the context with the mature operations phase of the Space Station. Issues addressed include space station pricing options, marketing strategies, payload selection and resource allocation options, and manifesting techniques.

1987-01-01

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Balkans Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, launched the Balkans Task Force (BTF) Website on May 5, 1999 to provide information and updates on "the environmental and human settlements impacts of the ongoing Balkans conflict." Experts from the Balkans Task Force visit war-damaged (industrial) sites and post their results in a series of online Situation Reports; currently, fourteen reports (in HTML or .pdf) are available on-site. Also provided are regional maps, general information, related news and documents, and a series of links to other Websites featuring aspects of the Kosovo conflict.

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Developing a standardized test procedure for hybrid vehicles: The challenge of the SAE HEV task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1992, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) established a task force to develop a procedure for measuring electric energy consumption, all-electric range, fuel economy, and exhaust emissions for hybrid vehicles; the procedure will be submitted to regulatory agencies as representing the automotive industry's recommendations. The draft procedure is currently being tested on hybrid vehicles. The University of Maryland's parallel hybrid was tested in September 1994, and the University of California-Davis' parallel hybrid and the University of Illinois' series hybrid will be tested in November 1994 and January 1995, respectively. The procedure is being modified to incorporate any lessons learned, and the task force hopes to recommend the final procedure to the SAE by mid 1995.

Penney, Terry; Christensen, David; Poulos, Stephen

1994-11-01

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Bushmeat Crisis Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site is the homepage of the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF), a nonprofit organization that works toward "identifying and implementing effective and appropriate solutions to the commercial exploitation of endangered and threatened species." In addition to providing information on BCTF projects and upcoming events, the Web site offers a comprehensive collection of articles meant to raise awareness of the bushmeat crisis, as well as a number of fact sheets, each covering a specific aspect of the bushmeat trade.

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The task force process  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on the unique aspects of the Fernald Citizens Task Force process that have contributed to a largely successful public participation effort at Fernald. The Fernald Citizens Task Force passed quickly by many procedural issues. Instead, the Task Force concentrated on (a) educating itself about the site, its problems, and possible solutions, and (b) choosing a directed way to approach its mandate: To make recommendations on several {open_quotes}big picture{close_quotes} issues, including future use of the site, cleanup levels, waste disposition, and cleanup priorities. This paper presents the approach used at Fernald for establishing and running a focused site-specific advisory board, the key issues that have been faced, and how these issues were resolved. The success of Fernald in establishing a strong and functioning site-specific advisory board serves as a useful model for other DOE facilities, although the Fernald model is just one of many approaches that can be taken. However, the approach presented here has worked extremely well for Fernald.

Applegate, J.S. [Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1995-01-31

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Stem Cell Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an overview of the activities of an NIH task force established to move the stem cell research agenda forward. The section titled Scientific Research may be of particular interest to researchers in this area. It provides links to the Web sites of stem cell-related research at a number of NIH institutes, as well as an extensive information index, a FAQs page about stem cell research, information on funding opportunities, and much more.

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77 FR 56845 - Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Prevention Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...next meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force is independent and...

2012-09-14

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Task Force on Undergraduate Curricula Development. Report. Academic Programs Publication Series Number 13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force studied the undergraduate program at the College of Agriculture and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, ranging from recruitment techniques and strategies designed to attract students to the college to strategies to recognize and reward quality teaching at the undergraduate level. Data were…

Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Internet Engineering Task Force INTERNETDRAFT  

E-print Network

] Internet New York ITG L.A. ITG Figure 1: Internet Telephony Gateway In this application, the InternetInternet Engineering Task Force INTERNET­DRAFT Audio­Video Transport Working Group J. Rosenberg is an Internet­Draft. Internet­Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its

Schulzrinne, Henning

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Satellite Communications and Educational Television in Less Developed Countries. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Three.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy discusses the implications of satellites on communications development in less developed countries. A global satellite system promises fast, direct, international communications to nations whose present surface facilities are inadequate--at a considerable savings over…

Rostow, Eugene V.

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Hydrothermal research and development assessment. Task force report: projections for electric systems  

SciTech Connect

It is estimated that high temperature (greater than 150/sup 0/C or 300/sup 0/F) hydrothermal resources in the western United States have the potential for producing about 140,000 megawatts of electric power for 30 years. The objectives of the present analysis were to realistically evaluate the extent to which these resources might be utilized over the next 20 years, and to assess the probably impact of Federal programs on that utilization. The R and D assessment team interviewed industry personnel to determine the nature and the relative significance of investment decision criteria for developers and utilities. The results of these interviews were used to develop a probabilistic model to simulate the investment decision behavior of these two groups toward hydrothermal resources. Estimations of the characteristics of anticipated available resources (e.g., temperature, salinity, depth) and predictions of the geographic distribution of new resource discoveries were based upon the characteristics and distribution of known reservoirs. The impact of a minimal R and D program and the impact of expanded R and D program were estimated on the basis of its effect upon industry investment decision criteria (e.g., the cost of power). The Task Force estimates comparing three different scenarios: (1) no program, (2) minimal R and D, and (3) expanded R and D are presented.

Not Available

1982-05-01

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Research, test, and development activities performed by junction box bypass diode task force # 4  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper provides latest update on the activities performed by the group #4-diodes, shading and reverse bias of the PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) in the areas such as electrostatic discharge testing and standards, thermal runaway testing, diode junction temperature measurement techniques, thermal endurance tests and analysis of field failures. Philosophy, motivation and future direction for the group #4 is also discussed.

Gade, Vivek; Shiradkar, Narendra; Robusto, Paul; Whitfield, Kent; Wohlgemuth, John; Uchida, Yasunori; Dhere, Neelkanth G.

2014-10-01

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Economics of simulation task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is both logical and appropriate for decision-makers to ask for ways to judge the value of simulation. Often, the request is even more pointed than just wanting a report on the value of simulation, and specifics on the economics of simulation are requested. Clearly, undertaking to answer questions about the economics of simulation will be critical to building an understanding of how to spend future marginal National Defense dollars. As an example, one can evaluate the economics of simulation where it supports our ability to develop, build, and test new weapon systems. Here, historically derived returns on investment, cost avoidance, cycle time reductions, and lifecycle cost savings have been documented and warrant further investigation. However, there is a larger area of use for simulation where judging its value must go beyond economics. Simulation, in most uses, has a value (or benefit or impact) beyond cost savings, and most efforts to understand the economics of simulation really intend to include the more general topic of the value of simulation. The broader question of the value of simulation will be tackled because simulation must prove its worth. If it is adequately funded and intelligently used, simulation will save valuable national resources and improve readiness. A task force of volunteers is now looking at the economics (benefits, value, impact) of simulation, and this paper seeks to provide an overview of the state of understanding of this topic and solicit volunteers to join this task force effort.

Gordon, Steven C.

2001-09-01

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The `Astronomy for the Public' Task Force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the ways in which astronomy can stimulate development is by raising awareness of our place in the universe among the general public. This contributes to inspiring people and brings the scientific community and scientific thinking closer to everyone. The IAU OAD has set up one task force dedicated to `Astronomy for the Public'. Proposed activities of the task force range from low-tech astronomy outreach to citizen science. We will present the task force, its objectives and potential developmental impacts for the first few years of operation.

Ödman-Govender, Carolina J.; Robson, Ian E.

2015-03-01

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[Global and historical development of the IMETAF (International Molecular Epidemiology Task Force) in Mexico].  

PubMed

IMETAF or International Molecular Epidemiology Task Force was created upon the enthusiasm of Janice Dorman, molecular epidemiologist at Pittsburgh University. Also, she was in charge of the WHO type I Diabetes world project called DIAMOND. As a result of this project done with Mexican scientists. The Scientific Committee of IMETAF was formed on July 28, 1993. The activities began. A national infrastructure survey was done to analyze the epidemiology and molecular biology capabilities; a directory of scientist in epidemiology and molecular biology was elaborated; a theoric and practical course on molecular epidemiology was organized during 1996 and a second one will be held in 1997; and a series of Workshops were done: cancer and leukemias; bacterial diseases; trypanosomiosis and leishmaniosis and viral diseases. The results of these academic activities were brought to the National Academy of Medicine to a 2 days workshop and to an International Symposium called Projection of molecular epidemiology in medicine, held on April 17, 1996. The papers are published in this number. The goal of IMETAF will continue promoting transfer of technology, stimulating formal training in molecular epidemiology and helping getting funds for collaborative projects. PMID:9504097

Gorodezky, C

1997-01-01

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Solar Energy Task Force Report: Technical Training Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task force report offers guidelines and information for the development of vocational education programs oriented to the commercial application of solar energy in water and space heating. After Section I introduces the Solar Energy Task Force and its activities, Section II outlines the task force's objectives and raises several issues and…

O'Connor, Kevin

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Development of residential-conservation-survey methodology for the US Air Force. Interim report. Task two  

SciTech Connect

A US Air Force (USAF) Residential Energy Conservation Methodology was developed to compare USAF needs and available data to the procedures of the Residential Conservation Service (RCS) program as developed for general use by utility companies serving civilian customers. Attention was given to the data implications related to group housing, climatic data requirements, life-cycle cost analysis, energy saving modifications beyond those covered by RCS, and methods for utilizing existing energy consumption data in approaching the USAF survey program. Detailed information and summaries are given on the five subtasks of the program. Energy conservation alternatives are listed and the basic analysis techniques to be used in evaluating their thermal performane are described. (MCW)

Abrams, D. W.; Hartman, T. L.; Lau, A. S.

1981-11-13

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Muon Collider Task Force Report  

SciTech Connect

Muon Colliders offer a possible long term path to lepton-lepton collisions at center-of-mass energies {radical}s {ge} 1 TeV. In October 2006 the Muon Collider Task Force (MCTF) proposed a program of advanced accelerator R&D aimed at developing the Muon Collider concept. The proposed R&D program was motivated by progress on Muon Collider design in general, and in particular, by new ideas that have emerged on muon cooling channel design. The scope of the proposed MCTF R&D program includes muon collider design studies, helical cooling channel design and simulation, high temperature superconducting solenoid studies, an experimental program using beams to test cooling channel RF cavities and a 6D cooling demonstration channel. The first year of MCTF activities are summarized in this report together with a brief description of the anticipated FY08 R&D activities. In its first year the MCTF has made progress on (1) Muon Collider ring studies, (2) 6D cooling channel design and simulation studies with an emphasis on the HCC scheme, (3) beam preparations for the first HPRF cavity beam test, (4) preparations for an HCC four-coil test, (5) further development of the MANX experiment ideas and studies of the muon beam possibilities at Fermilab, (6) studies of how to integrate RF into an HCC in preparation for a component development program, and (7) HTS conductor and magnet studies to prepare for an evaluation of the prospects for of an HTS high-field solenoid build for a muon cooling channel.

Ankenbrandt, C.; Alexahin, Y.; Balbekov, V.; Barzi, E.; Bhat, C.; Broemmelsiek, D.; Bross, A.; Burov, A.; Drozhdin, A.; Finley, D.; Geer, S.; /Fermilab /Argonne /Brookhaven /Jefferson Lab /LBL, Berkeley /MUONS Inc., Batavia /UCLA /UC, Riverside /Mississippi U.

2007-12-01

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  

MedlinePLUS

... Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations About the USPSTF Task Force 101 Resources Our Members Our Partners Reports to ... effort to make the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, ...

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18 CFR 701.58 - Task forces.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Task forces. 701.58 Section 701.58 ...Headquarters Organization § 701.58 Task forces. The Director with Council concurrence or the Council may establish task forces from time to time to aid in the...

2011-04-01

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18 CFR 701.58 - Task forces.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Task forces. 701.58 Section 701.58 ...Headquarters Organization § 701.58 Task forces. The Director with Council concurrence or the Council may establish task forces from time to time to aid in the...

2010-04-01

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General Aviation Task Force report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General aviation is officially defined as all aviation except scheduled airlines and the military. It is the only air transportation to many communities throughout the world. In order to reverse the recent decline in general aviation aircraft produced in the United States, the Task Force recommends that NASA provide the expertise and facilities such as wind tunnels and computer codes for aircraft design. General aviation manufacturers are receptive to NASA's innovations and technological leadership and are expected to be effective users of NASA-generated technologies.

1993-01-01

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Wood Fuel Task Force Response 2 | Wood Fuel Task Force Response  

E-print Network

Wood Fuel Task Force Response #12;2 | Wood Fuel Task Force Response #12;Wood Fuel Task Force Response | 3 Wood Fuel Task Force Response Scottish Government response by Minister for Environment, Michael Russell I am pleased to present on behalf of the Scottish Government our response to the Wood Fuel

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Illinois task force on global climate change  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document progress in the areas of national policy development, emissions reduction, research and education, and adaptation, and to identify specific actions that will be undertaken to implement the Illinois state action plan. The task force has been tracking national and international climate change policy, and helping shape national policy agenda. Identification and implementation of cost-effective mitigation measures has been performed for emissions reduction. In the area of research and education, the task force is developing the capacity to measure climate change indicators, maintaining and enhancing Illinois relevant research, and strengthening climate change education. Activities relevant to adaptation to new policy include strengthening water laws and planning for adaptation. 6 figs., 4 tabs.

Griffin, B.S. [Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, Springfield, IL (United States)

1996-12-31

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WCVM Research Task Force Report March 2011 WCVM Research Task Force  

E-print Network

Appendix 2: Animal Use Protocol "Decision Tree" 44 #12;WCVM Research Task Force Report ­ March 2011 p.4#12; #12;WCVM Research Task Force Report ­ March 2011 p.1 WCVM Research Task Force Report MarchDeanFreemanforreaffirmingtheimportanceoftheresearchenterpriseatthe WCVMthroughtheinceptionoftheResearchTaskForceandpermittingcomplete autonomyinitsmachinations

Saskatchewan, University of

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Professional Development: A Six-Year Data Evaluation of HIDTA Law Enforcement Task Force Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a nationwide six-year data study of law enforcement training and professional development in relationship to workplace productivity. Why do we care about law enforcement training and professional development? Because the law enforcement environment is not standing still. Unlawful activity, and in particular drug trafficking strategies,…

Burnett, Larry D.

2012-01-01

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United States Coral Reef Task Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force was established to lead the U.S. response to the growing global environmental crisis facing our coral reefs. This site contains information on what coral reefs are, where they can be found, how to protect them, and what the threats are. Reports on Task Force accomplishments and documents about national action plans and other information on the Task Force and their meetings is also included.

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75 FR 62438 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...as a small business; (4) Reducing paperwork and administrative burdens in accessing business development and entrepreneurship opportunities; (5) Increasing and improving training and counseling services; and (6) Making other...

2010-10-08

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75 FR 24781 - Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...transform and expand the country's space exploration efforts. That is why I am launching...developments in America's space exploration program. Such support may include...transformation of America's space exploration program and support the...

2010-05-06

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3 CFR - Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...transform and expand the country's space exploration efforts. That is why I am launching...developments in America's space exploration program. Such support may...transformation of America's space exploration program and support the...

2011-01-01

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Report of the Task Force on detector Research and Development for the Superconducting Super Collider  

SciTech Connect

This report contains a: Report of the working group on tracking devices; report of the working group on calorimetry; report of the working group on muon, electron and hadron identification; report of the working group on electronics, triggering, data acquisition and computing; report of the working group on superconducting magnets; and report of the working group on Monte Carlo development.

NONE

1986-06-01

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The Workforce Task Force Report  

PubMed Central

The American Academy of Neurology Workforce Task Force (WFTF) report predicts a future shortfall of neurologists in the United States. The WFTF data also suggest that for most states, the current demand for neurologist services already exceeds the supply, and by 2025 the demand for neurologists will be even higher. This future demand is fueled by the aging of the US population, the higher health care utilization rates of neurologic services, and by a greater number of patients gaining access to the health care system due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Uncertainties in health care delivery and patient access exist due to looming concerns about further Medicare reimbursement cuts. This uncertainty is set against a backdrop of Congressional volatility on a variety of issues, including the repeal of the sustainable growth rate for physician reimbursement. The impact of these US health care changes on the neurology workforce, future increasing demands, reimbursement, and alternative health care delivery models including accountable care organizations, nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and teleneurology for both stroke and general neurology are discussed. The data lead to the conclusion that neurologists will need to play an even larger role in caring for the aging US population by 2025. We propose solutions to increase the availability of neurologic services in the future and provide other ways of meeting the anticipated increased demand for neurologic care. PMID:23783750

Vatz, Kenneth A.; Griggs, Robert C.; Pedley, Timothy

2013-01-01

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A Hard Look at USDA's Rural Development Programs. The Report of the Rural Revitalization Task Force to the Secretary of Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report addresses current economic conditions in rural America and offers recommendations about the role the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can play in providing rural development. The Task Force identifies issues for rural policy in the 1990's focusing on economic development. Current rural programs are described and…

Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, DC.

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The Least Restrictive Environment Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report summarizes activities and findings of a California Task Force on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for students with disabilities. The Task Force solicited input from various professionals and agencies regarding implementation of the newly adopted (1986) state policy on LRE, current practices and programs which impact LRE policy, and…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.

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Plant Sciences Task Force Report and Recommendations  

E-print Network

Plant Sciences Task Force Report and Recommendations 29 May 2009 I. Executive Summary A Plant Sciences Task Force was appointed in January 2009 to review the current status of undergraduate programs in the plant sciences and make recommendations for enhancement of efficiency, effectiveness

Jawitz, James W.

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Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge)  

E-print Network

Water Conservation Task Force (2014 Charge) The Task Force will advise the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) on current and past water use and provide recommendations on implementation of policies for potable water use reductions in support of The Regents Policy on Sustainable

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report  

E-print Network

UW­Madison Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report October 2010 #12;We are pleased to present the final report of the campus Sustainability Task Force. This report fulfills the charge we gave to sustainability for consideration by UW­Madison's leadership and campus community. There are many reasons why

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Genomics-based early-phase clinical trials in oncology: recommendations from the task force on Methodology for the Development of Innovative Cancer Therapies.  

PubMed

The Methodology for the Development of Innovative Cancer Therapies (MDICT) task force discussed incorporation of genomic profiling into early (Phase I and II) clinical trials in oncology. The task force reviewed the challenges of standardising genomics data in a manner conducive to conducting clinical trials. Current barriers to successful and efficient implementation were identified and discussed, as well as the methods of genomic analysis, the proper setting for study and strategies to facilitate timely completion of genomics-based studies. The importance of properly capturing and cataloguing outcomes was also discussed. Several recommendations regarding the use of genomics in these trials are provided. PMID:25227487

Liu, Stephen V; Miller, Vincent A; Lobbezoo, Marinus W; Giaccone, Giuseppe

2014-11-01

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3 CFR 13540 - Executive Order 13540 of April 26, 2010. Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...13540 of April 26, 2010. Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...26, 2010 EO 13540 Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...in order to establish an interagency task force to coordinate the efforts of...

2011-01-01

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International Task Force on Volunteer Cleft Missions.  

PubMed

The International Task Force on Volunteer Cleft Missions was set up to provide a report to be presented at the Eighth International Congress of Cleft Palate and Associated Craniofacial Anomalies on September 12, 1997, in Singapore. The aim of the report was to provide data from a wide range of different international teams performing volunteer cleft missions and, thereafter, based on the collected data, to identify common goals and aims of such missions. Thirteen different groups actively participating in volunteer cleft missions worldwide were selected from the International Confederation of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's list of teams actively participating in volunteer cleft missions. Because of the time frame within which the committee had to work, three groups that did not respond by the stipulated deadline were omitted from the committee. The represented members and their respective institutions have undertaken more than 50 volunteer cleft missions to underdeveloped nations worldwide within the last 3 years. They have visited over 20 different countries, treating more than 3,500 patients worldwide. Based on the data collected and by consensus, the committee outlined recommendations for future volunteer cleft missions based on 1) mission objectives, 2) organization, 3) personal health and liability, 4) funding, 5) trainees in volunteer cleft missions, and 6) public relations. The task force believed that all volunteer cleft missions should have well-defined objectives, preferably with long-term plans. The task force also decided that it was impossible to achieve a successful mission without good organization and close coordination. All efforts should be made, and care taken, to ensure that there is minimal morbidity and no mortality. Finally, as ambassadors of goodwill and humanitarian aid, the participants must make every effort to understand and respect local customs and protocol. The main aims are to provide top-quality surgical service, train local doctors and staff, develop and nurture fledgling cleft programs, and, finally, make new friends. PMID:11886986

Yeow, Vincent K L; Lee, Seng-Teik T; Lambrecht, Thomas J; Barnett, John; Gorney, Mark; Hardjowasito, Widanto; Lemperle, Gottfried; McComb, Harold; Natsume, Nagato; Stranc, Mirek; Wilson, Libby

2002-01-01

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Qualifying Facility Wheeling Task Force-- Status Report  

E-print Network

(Task Force Chairman) Mr. Jay Zarnikau, Division Director Mr. Sarut Panjavan, cogeneration Engineer Mr. Bill Moore, Federal Projects Coordinator TOPICS AND ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED At the first task force meeting on July 18, major topics and issues...) Contract terms and conditions Access to data Dispatch and control of units DEFINITIONS AND APPLICABILITY (Jay Zarnikau) Corporate affiliate wheeling Scope/definition of self-service wheeling Power arbitrage Retail Wheeling PRICING OF SERVICES...

Panjavan, S.

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Task III: Development of an Effective Computational Methodology for Body Force Representation of High-speed Rotor 37  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A framework for an effective computational methodology for characterizing the stability and the impact of distortion in high-speed multi-stage compressor is being developed. The methodology consists of using a few isolated-blade row Navier-Stokes solutions for each blade row to construct a body force database. The purpose of the body force database is to replace each blade row in a multi-stage compressor by a body force distribution to produce same pressure rise and flow turning. To do this, each body force database is generated in such a way that it can respond to the changes in local flow conditions. Once the database is generated, no hrther Navier-Stokes computations are necessary. The process is repeated for every blade row in the multi-stage compressor. The body forces are then embedded as source terms in an Euler solver. The method is developed to have the capability to compute the performance in a flow that has radial as well as circumferential non-uniformity with a length scale larger than a blade pitch; thus it can potentially be used to characterize the stability of a compressor under design. It is these two latter features as well as the accompanying procedure to obtain the body force representation that distinguish the present methodology from the streamline curvature method. The overall computational procedures have been developed. A dimensional analysis was carried out to determine the local flow conditions for parameterizing the magnitudes of the local body force representation of blade rows. An Euler solver was modified to embed the body forces as source terms. The results from the dimensional analysis show that the body forces can be parameterized in terms of the two relative flow angles, the relative Mach number, and the Reynolds number. For flow in a high-speed transonic blade row, they can be parameterized in terms of the local relative Mach number alone.

Tan, Choon-Sooi; Suder, Kenneth (Technical Monitor)

2003-01-01

65

Astronomy for a Better World: IAU OAD Task Force-1 Programs for Advancing Astronomy Education and Research in Universities in Developing Countries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We discuss the IAU Commission 46 and Office for Astronomy Development (OAD) programs that support advancing Astronomy education and research primarily in universities in developing countries. The bulk of these operational activities will be coordinated through the OAD's newly installed Task Force 1. We outline current (and future) IAU/OAD Task Force-1 programs that promote the development of University-level Astronomy at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Among current programs discussed are the past and future expanded activities of the International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) and the Teaching Astronomy for Development (TAD) programs. The primary role of the ISYA program is the organization of a three week School for students for typically M.Sc. and Ph.D students. The ISYA is a very successful program that will now be offered more frequently through the generous support of the Kavli Foundation. The IAU/TAD program provides aid and resources for the development of teaching, education and research in Astronomy. The TAD program is dedicated to assist countries that have little or no astronomical activity, but that wish to develop or enhance Astronomy education. Over the last ten years, the ISYA and TAD programs have supported programs in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South East and West Asia, and South America. Several examples are given. Several new programs being considered by OAD Task Force-1 are also discussed. Other possible programs being considered are the introduction of modular Astronomy courses into the university curricula (or improve present courses) as well as providing access to ``remote learning`` courses and Virtual Astronomy labs in developing countries. Another possible new program would support visits of astronomers from technically advanced countries to spend their sabbatical leaves teaching and advising University Astronomy programs in developing countries. Suggestions for new Task Force -1 programs are also welcomed. Useful information about the participation of IAU members and volunteers in these programs will be discussed and practical information will be provided.

Guinan, Edward; Kolenberg, Katrien

2015-03-01

66

An Evaluation of Community Organization and Leadership Development in Cooperative Extension's Community Development Program. A National Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national evaluation study was conducted to ascertain the effects of the large quantity of manpower devoted to community organization and leadership development work by state cooperative extension services. Data were sought on evaluation questions which addressed objectives and policies related to community organizational and leadership…

Carroll, Adger B.

67

Report of the Fermilab ILC Citizens' Task Force  

SciTech Connect

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory convened the ILC Citizens' Task Force to provide guidance and advice to the laboratory to ensure that community concerns and ideas are included in all public aspects of planning and design for a proposed future accelerator, the International Linear Collider. In this report, the members of the Task Force describe the process they used to gather and analyze information on all aspects of the proposed accelerator and its potential location at Fermilab in northern Illinois. They present the conclusions and recommendations they reached as a result of the learning process and their subsequent discussions and deliberations. While the Task Force was charged to provide guidance on the ILC, it became clear during the process that the high cost of the proposed accelerator made a near-term start for the project at Fermilab unlikely. Nevertheless, based on a year of extensive learning and dialogue, the Task Force developed a series of recommendations for Fermilab to consider as the laboratory develops all successor projects to the Tevatron. The Task Force recognizes that bringing a next-generation particle physics project to Fermilab will require both a large international effort and the support of the local community. While the Task Force developed its recommendations in response to the parameters of a future ILC, the principles they set forth apply directly to any large project that may be conceived at Fermilab, or at other laboratories, in the future. With this report, the Task Force fulfills its task of guiding Fermilab from the perspective of the local community on how to move forward with a large-scale project while building positive relationships with surrounding communities. The report summarizes the benefits, concerns and potential impacts of bringing a large-scale scientific project to northern Illinois.

None

2008-06-01

68

Dean's Task Force on Engineering Leadership  

E-print Network

Dean's Task Force on Engineering Leadership Education Final Report May 5, 2010 Doug Reeve (Chair, Membership 1. There is an Urgent Need for Engineering Le 2. Leadership Education ...8 Engineering Leaders. Capability and Compe Engineering Leadership 5 Curriculum Concepts Co-curricular Concepts Extra

69

Task Force on Violent Crime Misses Mark.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime recommends more incarceration to combat rising crime. These recommendations will negatively affect Blacks, who suffer from a criminal justice system designed to treat them unfairly. Approaches to the crime problem should begin by addressing the social causes of rising crime. (Author/MJL)

Reid, Herbert O.

1982-01-01

70

REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE  

E-print Network

REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE (DETF) Dark energy appears to be the dominant component. These circumstances demand an ambitious observational program to determine the dark energy properties as well postulating that 70% of the universe is composed of mysterious "dark energy" that drives the acceleration

Baumgardt, Holger

71

REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE  

E-print Network

REPORT OF THE DARK ENERGY TASK FORCE Andreas Albrecht, University of California, Davis Gary. Suntzeff, Texas A&M University Dark energy appears to be the dominant component of the physical Universe a full understanding of the cosmic acceleration. For these reasons, the nature of dark energy ranks among

Hu, Wayne

72

Purple Paper: Pathways Critical Thinking Task Force  

E-print Network

Purple Paper: Pathways Critical Thinking Task Force Truman State University--Summer 2011 Natalie understanding of how students achieve this goal. Working Definitions Critical Thinking o The ability of ambiguity. Both are aspects of critical thinking, although different disciplines may emphasize one or other

Gering, Jon C.

73

Virginia Tech State Task Force Reports Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of eleven state task force reports prompted by the tragic nature of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 revealed that all shared a primary theme: no "single best way" to protect American college and university campuses yet exists. These documents, individually and collectively, make it clear that contemporary complex learning…

McBride, James T.

2010-01-01

74

Interstate Migrant Education Task Force: Migrant Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because ill-clothed, sick, or hungry migrant children learn poorly, the Task Force has emphasized the migrant health situation in 1979. Migrant workers have a 33% shorter life expectancy, a 25% higher infant mortality rate, and a 25% higher death rate from tuberculosis and other communicable diseases than the national average. Common among…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

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Report of the Literacy 2000 Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document from the task force charged with assessing Wisconsin's adult illiteracy problem and recommending what to do about it reports that the state has 492,720 residents who are at or below the level of functional illiteracy and another 412,720 considered to be "at-risk" due to the increased demand for higher-level basic skills in an…

Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.

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U.S. Transport Task Force 2010  

SciTech Connect

The Transport Task Force (TTF) Meeting is a venue for vigorous scientific discourse and discussion on topics in transport and turbulence in fusion plasmas. Its participation is international. The 2010 meeting was highly effective, with 139 registered participants and 131 presentations. This is remarkable for an even year (IAEA year) meeting. The meeting clearly fostered progress in understanding and control of turbulent transport.

Diamond, P.H.

2011-09-21

77

Agencies Approve Bacteria TMDL Task Force Recommendations  

E-print Network

of the report and its recom- mendations at the joint meeting. Other members of the task force were Drs. George Di Giovanni, The Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at El Paso; Larry Hauck, Texas Institute for Applied...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01

78

Task Force on Declining Enrollment. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task force in Hamden, Connecticut, discovered an intricate relationship among declining enrollment and finances, buildings, community impact, and educational impact. Their study resulted in nine conclusions and recommendations. (1) We will recommend to the board of education criteria, procedures, and timetables for closing a school. (2)…

Hamden Public Schools, CT.

79

Agricultural Drainage Management Systems Task Force (ADMSTF)  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Agricultural Drainage Management Systems (ADMS) Task Force was initiated during a Charter meeting in the fall of 2002 by dedicated professional employees of Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies and Universities. The Agricultural Drainage Management (ADM) Coalition was established in 200...

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32 CFR 700.1053 - Commander of a task force.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Commander of a task force. 700.1053 Section 700.1053 National...Duty § 700.1053 Commander of a task force. (a) A geographic fleet commander...commander, may detail in command of a task force, or other task command, any...

2010-07-01

81

A Proposed Model for a Deaf Employment Task Force in a Major Corporation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the Deaf Employment Task Force established at a Fortune 500 corporation in Southern California and proposes a model for developing such a task force at other corporations. The task force consisted of an average of 15 managerial and professional individuals, representatives of a deaf employee support group, and a deaf…

Berkay, Paul J.

82

First interim report of the Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force  

SciTech Connect

The Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force was created by Executive Order 12844, signed by President Clinton on April 21, 1993. In the Order, the President directed that purchases of alternative fueled vehicles by the Federal Government be substantially increased beyond the levels required by current law. The President charged the Task Force with developing recommendations for carrying out the Executive Order, with special emphasis on setting a course that will lead to the widespread use of alternative fueled vehicles by Federal, State, and local government fleets, by private fleets and, ultimately, by individuals. The chief recommendation of the Task Force is the establishment of a Presidential Clean Cities Initiative. To support creation of the Presidential Initiative, the Task Force identified 38 cities and regions, prioritized into three tiers, for concentrating the Initiative`s efforts in Fiscal Years 1994 through 1996. This concentration of effort is key to the effectiveness of the Initiative. The 38 cities and regions would receive priority funding for Federal vehicle purchases and for infrastructure development. In addition, the Task Force has made specific recommendations for overcoming numerous regulatory, economic, and technical barriers that have slowed the introduction of alternative fueled vehicles into general use.

Not Available

1993-08-01

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Task Force Report 4. Report of the Task Force on Marketing and Communications  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND To ensure the success of the proposed New Model of family medicine and to create a better understanding of the nature and role of family medicine, an effective communications plan must be developed and implemented. This Future of Family Medicine task force report proposes strategies for communicating the role of family physicians within medicine, as well as to purchasers, consumers, and other entities. METHODS After reviewing the findings from the research conducted for the Future of Family Medicine project, the task force presents a preliminary brand-positioning strategy for family medicine messages. Based on this strategy, the task force identifies 5 major audiences to which family medicine communications should be directed. A consistent method was used to determine optimum strategies to address each audience: defining the audience, assessing the literature and other pertinent evidence, identifying the communication objectives, determining the key messages, developing brand promises, and proposing strategies and tactics to support the messages and objectives. Preliminary communications plans are then presented for each of the 5 target audiences. MAJOR FINDINGS It is important that the organizations involved in family medicine make a multiyear commitment of resources to implement and support an aggressive communications strategy, which is based on key messages to target audiences. A concerted effort is particularly needed to address the declining interest among medical students in the specialty. Implementing a comprehensive family medicine career development program may be one effective strategy to reverse this trend. To help eliminate the current confusion among the public regarding family medicine and to promote clarity and consistency in terminology, the specialty should replace the name family practice with family medicine and a new graphic symbol for the discipline of family medicine should be developed. CONCLUSION As a discipline, family medicine has failed to formulate and deliver a compelling message. New communications strategies must be implemented that will reach audiences in terms they understand and care about and in ways that convey a sense of the exciting role family physicians will play in the future. By actively implementing the communications plans described in this report, the specialty can enhance the impact and help ensure the widespread implementation of the proposed New Model of family medicine.

Dickinson, John C.; Evans, Kenneth L.; Carter, Jan; Burke, Kevin

2004-01-01

84

76 FR 22685 - Interagency Management Task Force Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will hold...of the Interagency Energy Management Task Force (Task Force...femp.energy.gov/news/events.html for the time, location...on current Federal energy management activities. FOR FURTHER...

2011-04-22

85

ISPOR Code of Ethics for Researchers Background Article—Report of the ISPOR Task Force on Code of Ethics for Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2001, ISPOR convened a Task Force on Code of Ethics for Researchers (The Task Force). This Task Force was to build on the previous work of ISPOR Health Science Policy Task Forces and develop a code of ethics that would be applicable to all ISPOR members and to ISPOR itself. The Task Force developed a code of ethics that

Francis B. Palumbo; Rod Barnes; Patricia Deverka; William McGhan; Lawrence Mullany; Albert Wertheimer

2004-01-01

86

Urban Consortium Energy Task Force - Year 21 Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Urban Consortium Energy Task Force (UCETF), comprised of representatives of large cities and counties in the United States, is a subgroup of the Urban Consortium, an organization of the nation's largest cities and counties joined together to identify, develop and deploy innovative approaches and technological solutions to pressing urban issues.

NONE

2003-04-01

87

Government Applications Task Force ground truth study of WAG 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report documents the Government Applications Task Force (GATF) Buried Waste Project. The project was initiated as a field investigation and verification of the 1994 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s (SERDP) Buried Waste Identification Project results. The GATF project team included staff from three US Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory

T. K. Evers; J. L. Smyre; A. L. King

1997-01-01

88

The President's Task Force on Retention: Addressing Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, retention studies at Hudson County Community College (HCCC), in New Jersey, have consistently placed the college at or near the bottom of a group of 19 New Jersey community colleges in terms of retention. In an effort to determine why students were leaving and develop responses to student attrition, a presidential task force

Fujita, Eleanor; Alston, C. Frank

89

Solar Energy Task Force Report on Education and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Solar Energy Task Force Report summarizes data, information, and discussions focusing on solar space and water heating applications. The report is intended to fill a need for curriculum and course development and direction for technical training programs, especially in vocational/technical schools and community colleges. It addresses…

O'Connor, J. Kevin

90

Provost's Task Force on Research Computing October 8, 2008  

E-print Network

Provost's Task Force on Research Computing Report October 8, 2008 Terry Magnuson, Task Force Chair;Research Computing Task Force Report 2 Introduction Excellence in research sustains the University. Computing has become fundamental to all fields of research. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Crews, Stephen

91

Report of the Task Force on University Libraries  

E-print Network

Report of the Task Force on University Libraries Harvard University November 2009 #12; 2 REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES November 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Strengthening Harvard University's Libraries: The Need for Reform ............... 3 II. Core Recommendations of the Task Force

Paulsson, Johan

92

77 FR 16256 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...announces meetings of the ANS Task Force. The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 106-580...Agenda Topics that the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the...

2012-03-20

93

76 FR 15334 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...announces meetings of the ANS Task Force. The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 106-580...amended). Topics that the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the...

2011-03-21

94

Task Force Report 2. Report of the Task Force on Medical Education  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND For family physicians to be prepared to deliver the core attributes and system services of family medicine in the future, especially within the New Model of family medicine that has been proposed, changes will need to be made in how family physicians are trained. This Future of Family Medicine task force report presents a plan for implementing appropriate changes in medical school and residency programs. METHODS As a foundation for the development of specific recommendations on medical education, this task force reviewed relevant findings from research conducted for the Future of Family Medicine project and presents an historical perspective of the specialty. We addressed accreditation criteria for family medicine residency programs and examined various relevant projects and programs, including the Academic Family Medicine Organizations/Association of Family Practice Residency Directors Action Plan, the Residency Assistance Program Criteria for Excellence, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Outcome Project, the Family Medicine Curriculum Resource Project, and the Arizona Study of Career Selection Factors. The task force relied on the Institute of Medicine report, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality, as a foundation for proposing a new vision and mission for family medicine residency education. MAJOR FINDINGS The training of future family physicians must be grounded in evidence-based medicine that is relevant to the care of the whole person in a relationship and community context. It also must be technologically up to date, built on a solid foundation of clinical science, and strong in the components of interpersonal and behavioral skills. Family physicians must continue to be broadly trained and have the competencies required to practice in a variety of settings. It is important that training in maternity care and training in the care of hospitalized patients continue to be included in the family medicine residency curriculum, but programs must be allowed to tailor that curriculum to be compatible with educational resources and individual trainee needs. CONCLUSION Given the changes taking place in the specialty and within the broader health care system, it is clear that the traditional family medicine curriculum, although successful in the past, cannot meet the needs of the future. The educational process must train competent family physicians who will provide a personal medical home for their patients, a key concept that must be an integral part of whatever new systems are designed. Such competency will require family physicians who understand and practice process-oriented care, who utilize the biopsychosocial model to create superb physician-patient relationships, who actively measure outcomes, and whose practices are driven by information system access to evidence-based principles of care.

Bucholtz, John R.; Matheny, Samuel C.; Pugno, Perry A.; David, Alan; Bliss, Erika B.; Korin, Eliana C.

2004-01-01

95

Stability in force-production tasks.  

PubMed

Exerting a force on a mechanical system can induce mechanical instability. To overcome that instability, humans may take advantage of their upper limb mechanical impedance (e.g., hand stiffness). The authors investigated what stiffness is required to maintain static stability and how humans can achieve that stiffness in the context of the task of pushing on a pivoting stick. Results showed that the stiffness required is in the range of measured human upper limb stiffness. To avoid an ill-posed problem, one can better express the requirements for stability as a simple geometrical criterion related to the curvature of the potential energy field at the hand. A planar model of the upper limb revealed that individuals can use both hand rotational and translational stiffness to stabilize a stick. Although hand rotational stiffness does not participate in producing the axial force on the stick, it can significantly contribute to achieving a limb stiffness appropriate for maintaining static stability. Hand rotational stiffness can be important for the design of hand tools, because humans can increase it only by augmenting grip force, a biomechanical factor associated with cumulative trauma injuries of the upper extremities. PMID:11404214

Rancourt, D; Hogan, N

2001-06-01

96

IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Cluster Computing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The TFCC is an international forum promoting cluster computing research and education. It participates in helping to set up and promote technical standards in this area. The Task Force is concerned with issues related to the design, analysis, development and implementation of cluster-based systems. Of particular interest are: cluster hardware technologies, distributed environments, application tools and utilities, as well as the development and optimisation of cluster-based applications.

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In vacuum undulator task force report  

SciTech Connect

Historically the NSLS has been active in R&D for state-of-the-art electron beams, photon beams and x-ray optics. One of the available straight sections has therefore been dedicated to insertion device R&D. Over the past five to seven years a program aimed at exploiting the very small vertical {beta} function in the straight sections has yielded first a prototype small gap undulator (PSGU) and then an in-vacuum undulator (IVUN). The IVUN sources attain a brightness similar to the existing hybrid wigglers in X21 and X25. They radiate significantly lower total power than the wigglers but produce higher power densities. They provide undulator rather than wiggler spectra. Because of the small gaps and small periods there is not much tunability in these devices and they will have to be purpose-built for a specific scientific program. The original IVUN parameters were chosen for in-elastic x-ray scattering, similar to the scientific program on X21. This put the fundamental at 4.6 keV and the third harmonic at 13.8 keV. The question that this new possible insertion device poses is what science programs can best take advantage of this new insertion device source? To answer this, a task force was formed by M. Hart, NSLS Department Chair and charged with identifying viable scientific programs that could seek outside funding to construct IVUN beamlines. The task force concentrated on experimental programs that are presently being pursued on new insertion devices worldwide. For example, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, which takes advantage of the large coherent flux from undulator sources, was considered. However, this program was not considered as the highest priority. The general area of protein crystallography, however, is ideal for the IVUN source. The unique electron beam optics that makes the IVUN possible in the first place also makes the IVUN ideal as a source for microdiffraction.

Hastings, J.B.; Kao, C.C.; Stefan, P. [and others

1998-06-01

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An Overview of the NOAA Drought Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The charge of the NOAA Drought Task Force is to coordinate and facilitate the various MAPP-funded research efforts with the overall goal of achieving significant advances in understanding and in the ability to monitor and predict drought over North America. In order to achieve this, the task force has developed a Drought Test-bed that individual research groups can use to test/evaluate methods and ideas. Central to this is a focus on three high profile North American droughts (1998-2004 western US drought, 2006-2007 SE US drought, 2011- current Tex-Mex drought) to facilitate collaboration among projects, including the development of metrics to assess the quality of monitoring and prediction products, and the development of an experimental drought monitoring and prediction system that incorporates and assesses recent advances. This talk will review the progress and plans of the task force, including efforts to help advance official national drought products, and the development of early warning systems by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Coordination with other relevant national and international efforts such as the emerging NMME capabilities and the international effort to develop a Global Drought Information System (GDIS) will be discussed.

Schubert, S.; Mo, K.; Peters-Lidard, C.; Wood, A.

2012-01-01

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No differences in dual-task costs between forced- and free-choice tasks.  

PubMed

Humans appear to act in response to environmental demands or to pursue self-chosen goals. In the laboratory, these situations are often investigated with forced- and free-choice tasks: in forced-choice tasks, a stimulus determines the one correct response, while in free-choice tasks the participants choose between response alternatives. We compared these two tasks regarding their susceptibility to dual-task interference when the concurrent task was always forced-choice. If, as was suggested in the literature, both tasks require different "action control systems," larger dual-task costs for free-choice tasks than for forced-choice tasks should emerge in our experiments, due to a time-costly switch between the systems. In addition, forced-choice tasks have been conceived as "prepared reflexes" for which all intentional processing is said to take place already prior to stimulus onset giving rise to automatic response initiation upon stimulus onset. We report three experiments with different implementations of the forced- vs. free-choice manipulation. In all experiments we replicated slower responses in the free- than in the forced-choice task and the typical dual-task costs. These latter costs, however, were equivalent for forced- and free-choice tasks. These results are easier to reconcile with the assumption of one unitary "action control system." PMID:24947757

Janczyk, Markus; Nolden, Sophie; Jolicoeur, Pierre

2015-05-01

100

Building the Capacity: Progress in the work of the FIG Task Force on Institutional and Organisational Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY A key component of capacity building is ensuring that a country's organisations are sufficiently robust to develop, enable and ensure the effective operation of surveying and land administration activities. The relevant organisations include the professional surveying associations (the FIG member associations), the private surveying companies, as well as the government agencies such as the mapping organisations and the organisations

Iain GREENWAY

101

75 FR 45606 - Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force-Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...President established an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. The Task...Agencies that established an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. That...

2010-08-03

102

Space station operations task force. Panel 4 report: Management integration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Management Integration Panel of the Space Station Operations Task Force was chartered to provide a structure and ground rules for integrating the efforts of the other three panels and to address a number of cross cutting issues that affect all areas of space station operations. Issues addressed include operations concept implementation, alternatives development and integration process, strategic policy issues and options, and program management emphasis areas.

1987-01-01

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2014 Vermont State Fair Teen Task Force Application  

E-print Network

2014 Vermont State Fair Teen Task Force Application After reviewing the descriptions of the Teen: _________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Have you assisted at the Fair before? _____ Yes _____ No Briefly describe your previous experience and tasks at the Fair

Hayden, Nancy J.

104

Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence: First Annual Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On March 9, 2001, the US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence released its first report and strategic plan. The 24-member Task Force was established last year with a three-year mission to formulate a long-term, strategic plan to eliminate domestic violence within the military. Users may read the full-text of the 118-page report at the Task Force site, which also offers additional information and related links.

2001-01-01

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Pediatric button battery injuries: 2013 task force update.  

PubMed

Over the last 10 years, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of severe injuries involving children who ingest button batteries. Injury can occur rapidly and children can be asymptomatic or demonstrate non-specific symptoms until catastrophic injuries develop over a period of hours or days. Smaller size ingested button batteries will often pass without clinical sequellae; however, batteries 20mm and larger can more easily lodge in the esophagus causing significant damage. In some cases, the battery can erode into the aorta resulting in massive hemorrhage and death. To mitigate against the continued rise in life-threatening injuries, a national Button Battery Task Force was assembled to pursue a multi-faceted approach to injury prevention. This task force includes representatives from medicine, public health, industry, poison control, and government. A recent expert panel discussion at the 2013 American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) Meeting provided an update on the activities of the task force and is highlighted in this paper. PMID:23896385

Jatana, Kris R; Litovitz, Toby; Reilly, James S; Koltai, Peter J; Rider, Gene; Jacobs, Ian N

2013-09-01

106

Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education December 2010 1  

E-print Network

Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 Business Association Joint Task Force Position on Higher Education ­ December 2010 1 Joint Business Association Task Force on Higher Education Summary The four business associations, Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon

Escher, Christine

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A Status Report from the Task Force on Marketing Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerned with changes in enrollment and credit hour patterns, the chancellor of the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC) created a special Task Force to consider recommendations for marketing strategies for the 1978-79 academic year. The Task Force reviewed regional and district demography, area population trends and density, age and…

Keim, William A.; And Others

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Academic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, September 27, 2011  

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: Must have a strong, sound rationale for any changes Biological sciences are important across campusAcademic Science Program Task Force Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:00 p.m. Nelson Hall, Room 3220 update on the Academic Science Program Task Force to the Council of Deans on Thursday, September 22, 2011

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General Assembly Task Force on Library Finance. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The final report of the Illinois General Assembly Task Force on Library Finance is presented. An initiative was recommended to provide enhanced opportunities for public access to electronic information by improving technology in libraries. The task force recommended an increase in fees to provide the necessary funding for this initiative. (AEF)

Ryan, George H.

1996-01-01

110

Illinois Community College Board: Baccalaureate Access Task Force  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the background and history of community college role in baccalaureate access in Illinois from 1901 to the present and describes the role of the Baccalaureate Access Task Force, which commenced its work in December 2004. The Baccalaureate Access Task Force was charged with examining the extent of the baccalaureate access issues…

Illinois Community College Board, 2005

2005-01-01

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National Library of Education Advisory Task Force. Briefing Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This briefing book with appendices was prepared for the initial meetings of the National Library of Education Advisory Task Force (NLE/ATF), in March 1996. An agenda for this meeting is included in the briefing book. The first section, "Governing Authorities for NLE and the Advisory Task Force," contains a copy of Public Law 103-227, Title X, Part…

National Library of Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.

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Human Health Effects, Task Force Assessment, Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented in this preliminary report is one of seven assessments conducted by a special task force of Project Clean Air, the Human Health Effects Task Force. The reports summarize assessments of the state of knowledge on various air pollution problems, particularly in California, and make tentative recommendations as to what the University of…

Aronow, Wilbert S.; And Others

113

Honeywell's Working Parents Task Force. Final Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a summary of the Honeywell Working Parent Task Force's recommendations on how to solve problems experienced by working parents. The Task Force consisted of three committees: the Employment Practices Committee (EPC); the Parent Education Committee (PEC); and the Child Care Facilities Committee (CCFC). After examining a…

Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

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Inter-Association Task Force Report on Image.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1988, the Board of Directors of the Special Libraries Association provided funding to a task force to gather data which would determine how certain segments of society perceive librarians, how librarians view themselves and their colleagues, and to provide recommendations for addressing the issue of image. The task force project consisted of…

Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC.

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-Congressional Policy Brief -United States Coral Reef Task Force  

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and jurisdictions in coral reef regions, and helped its members launch new actions to protect and manage reef- Congressional Policy Brief - United States Coral Reef Task Force "NOAA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, is honored to serve as Co-Chair of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, along

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78 FR 60306 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting  

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2013-10-01

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United States of America Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force  

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i United States of America Electric Energy Market Competition Task Force and the Federal Energy of competition within the wholesale and retail market for electric energy in the United States and to submit energy in the United States. The task force has 5 members: (1) an employee of the Department of Justice

Tesfatsion, Leigh

118

Report of NASA Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force was asked to determine the economic viability and commercial potential of mining and extracting He-3 from the lunar soil, and transporting the material to Earth for use in a power-generating fusion reactor. Two other space energy projects, the Space Power Station (SPS) and the Lunar Power Station (LPS), were also reviewed because of several interrelated aspects of these projects. The specific findings of the Task Force are presented. Appendices contain related papers generated by individual Task Force Members.

Kearney, John J.

1989-01-01

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Childhood Obesity Task Forces Established by State Legislatures, 2001-2010  

PubMed Central

Introduction States and communities are considering policy and environmental strategies, including enacting legislation, to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. One legislative approach has been to create task forces to understand key issues and develop a course of action. The goal of this study was to describe state-level, childhood obesity task forces in the United States created by legislation from 2001 through 2010. Methods We used the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity database to identify state-level childhood obesity task forces created through legislation from 2001 through 2010. Results We identified 21 states that had enacted legislation creating childhood obesity task forces of which 6 had created more than one task force. Most task forces were charged with both gathering and reviewing information and making recommendations for obesity-prevention actions in the state. Most legislation required that task forces include representation from the state legislature, state agencies, community organizations, and community members. Conclusion Evaluation of the effectiveness of obesity-prevention task forces and the primary components that contribute to their success may help to determine the advantages of the use of such strategies in obesity prevention. PMID:23987250

Kim, Sonia A.; Sherry, Bettylou; Blanck, Heidi M.

2013-01-01

120

Force-Field Compensation in a Manual Tracking Task  

PubMed Central

This study addresses force/movement control in a dynamic “hybrid” task: the master sub-task is continuous manual tracking of a target moving along an eight-shaped Lissajous figure, with the tracking error as the primary performance index; the slave sub-task is compensation of a disturbing curl viscous field, compatibly with the primary performance index. The two sub-tasks are correlated because the lateral force the subject must exert on the eight-shape must be proportional to the longitudinal movement speed in order to perform a good tracking. The results confirm that visuo-manual tracking is characterized by an intermittent control mechanism, in agreement with previous work; the novel finding is that the overall control patterns are not altered by the presence of a large deviating force field, if compared with the undisturbed condition. It is also found that the control of interaction-forces is achieved by a combination of arm stiffness properties and direct force control, as suggested by the systematic lateral deviation of the trajectories from the nominal path and the comparison between perturbed trials and catch trials. The coordination of the two sub-tasks is quickly learnt after the activation of the deviating force field and is achieved by a combination of force and the stiffness components (about 80% vs. 20%), which is a function of the implicit accuracy of the tracking task. PMID:20567516

Squeri, Valentina; Masia, Lorenzo; Casadio, Maura; Morasso, Pietro; Vergaro, Elena

2010-01-01

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76 FR 5232 - Small Business Information Security Task Force  

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Report of the Task Force on Collision Hall Limitations  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force on Collision Hall Limitations met March 23--26, 1987, to obtain a greater understanding of the civil construction requirements for a large scale model SSC detector and to identify limitations, if any, on overall detector scale and individual detector components that may result from civil construction limitations. To this purpose the Task Force studied civil construction techniques and limitations for both deep sites and surface or near surface sites, developed limits and criteria for model detector assembly and servicing, developed a model detector assembly scenario, and estimated an overall schedule from initiation of the design of the experimental hall complex to the completion of the assembly of the model detector. Our conclusions apply only to facilities required to house experiments of the scale of the model detector studied. From our studies it is apparent that the experimental hall complex required for SSC-scale detectors can be constructed under a variety of assumptions regarding the eventual SSC site. There may be significant differences in the schedule and the cost of the experimental hall complex between surface and deep underground locations, with the deep underground, in general, being more expensive and requiring a longer time for construction. The difference in cost and schedule for the experimental facilities for housing the model detector between a surface site and a deep underground site may amount to $25M and two years.

NONE

1987-04-01

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Effective use of simulated force- feedback in a pointing task A comparison of force-feedback, simulated force-feedback and standard feedback in a Fitts' type pointing task using a mouse-type device  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method was developed to simulate force-feedback without taking resort to special feedback devices. In this paper, the effectiveness of this simulated force-feedback is measured. Three different feedback modalities are compared in a target acquisition task. The modalities are simulated force- feedback, actual force-feedback and no feedback. The functioning of force-feedback device is simulated with tiny displacements on the cursor

Koert van Mensvoort; Dik J. Hermes; Maurice van Montfort

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75 FR 45091 - Notice of Request for Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force  

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Enslaving in a serial chain: interactions between grip force and hand force in isometric tasks.  

PubMed

This study was motivated by the double action of extrinsic hand muscles that produce grip force and also contribute to wrist torque. We explored interactions between grip force and wrist torque in isometric force production tasks. In particular, we tested a hypothesis that an intentional change in one of the two kinetic variables would produce an unintentional change in the other (enslaving). When young healthy subjects produced accurate changes in the grip force, only minor effects on the force produced by the hand (by wrist flexion/extension action) were observed. In contrast, a change in the hand force produced consistent changes in grip force in the same direction. The magnitude of such unintentional grip force change was stronger for intentional hand force decrease as compared to hand force increase. These effects increased with the magnitude of the initial grip force. When the subjects were asked to produce accurate total force computed as the sum of the hand and grip forces, strong negative covariation between the two forces was seen across trials interpreted as a synergy stabilizing the total force. An index of this synergy was higher in the space of "modes," hypothetical signals to the two effectors that could be changed by the controller one at a time. We interpret the complex enslaving effects (positive force covariation) as conditioned by typical everyday tasks. The presence of synergic effects (negative, task-specific force covariation) can be naturally interpreted within the referent configuration hypothesis. PMID:24309747

Paclet, Florent; Ambike, Satyajit; Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M; Latash, Mark L

2014-03-01

127

Advanced rotorcraft technology: Task force report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technological needs and opportunities related to future civil and military rotorcraft were determined and a program plan for NASA research which was responsive to the needs and opportunities was prepared. In general, the program plan places the primary emphasis on design methodology where the development and verification of analytical methods is built upon a sound data base. The four advanced rotorcraft technology elements identified are aerodynamics and structures, flight control and avionic systems, propulsion, and vehicle configurations. Estimates of the total funding levels that would be required to support the proposed program plan are included.

1978-01-01

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IN VACUUM UNDULATOR TASK FORCE REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The Green-Chasman lattice, which is the basis for both NSLS storage rings, was conceived with insertion devices in mind. Long, field-free straight sections were provided in the design. The electron optics were chosen so that these sections had zero dispersion and the effects of new magnetic structures placed in these regions would have minimal effect on the emittance of the electron beam. This design concept has been followed by all high-brightness rings which were built subsequent to the NSLS. The X-Ray Ring straight sections also have a very small vertical {beta} function, in addition to the zero dispersion. This was done to optimize the brightness of wiggler sources. There is a further benefit however. The {beta} function determines the beam size and divergence at a particular point in the storage ring lattice. The size is proportional to {radical}{beta} and the divergence is proportional to 1/{radical}{beta}. Thus the electron beam is very small at the center of the X-Ray Ring straight sections. In the initial development of the insertion device program, no specific advantage was taken of this feature. Of the eight straight sections in the X-Ray Ring lattice, five are readily available for magnetic insertion devices and the remaining three are dedicated to radio-frequency drive cavities (2) and injection (1).

HASTINGS,J.B.; KAO,C.C.; STEFAN,P.; BURLEY,S.; CARGILL,G.S.; CHANCE,M.; DIERKER,S.; HENDRICKSON,W.; EVANS-LUDERODT,K.; MAO,H.K.

1998-06-01

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Oakland Crack Task Force: A Portrait of Community Mobilization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oakland Crack Task Force (OCTF) was created by concerned citizens to combat the problems caused by crack cocaine and ensure the future existence of the family, especially the black family, using community resources and no outside funding. Goals are to educate the community about crack; identify and access prevention, intervention, treatment,…

Sutton, Donald; Baker, Ralph F.

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Task Force Report on Postsecondary Education Funding: 1988-1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents recommendations of Maine's Task Force on Postsecondary Education Funding, which examined the effectiveness of existing postsecondary financial aid programs serving Maine students and identified ways to ensure that costs of postsecondary education are affordable for aspiring and qualified students. After a statement of financial…

Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.

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Academic Calendar Task Force Report to the President.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings of a study done by a college-wide task force at the College of DuPage (Illinois) on academic calendar formats in an effort to determine whether to retain the quarter system or convert to another calendar. A brief introduction gives the background to the issue at DuPage. A section on procedures explains that the…

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

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77 FR 74341 - Establishing the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force  

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78 FR 9891 - South Dakota Task Force Meeting  

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...River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion. DATES: The Task Force will hold a meeting on February 26, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The...

2013-02-12

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Graz University of Technology Task Force for Equal Opportunities  

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Constitutional Law) confidential non binding (One of our principles is that no intervention is made without and information on measures available within and outside the university are provided. What we can help bullying sexual and gender-related harassment. The work of the task force is based on the Austrian Equal

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Report of the Task Force on Facilities, Space and Equipment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents an investigation which was conducted to determine how the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library can best use its facilities, space, and equipment to meet the needs of users; provide a safe, comfortable workplace for staff; and house and protect its collections. The task force methodology is described, and…

California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.

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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TASK FORCE REPORT  

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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TASK FORCE REPORT October 2008 © 2008 The Board of Trustees. Appendix 42 #12;2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Acknowledging the changing landscape of student mental health issues at Stanford and throughout the country, Provost John Etchemendy convened the Student Mental Health and Well

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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Response to the Task Force on School Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the Task Force on School Governance report claims that restructuring of school boards is essential to save the nation's failing schools, the real failure is society itself. Societal problems such as the nation's $4 trillion debt, air and water pollution, crime, drug abuse, and special interest lobbies abound, and legislators'…

Denoyer, Richard A.

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VIRGINIA DROUGHT MONITORING TASK FORCE Drought Status Report  

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VIRGINIA DROUGHT MONITORING TASK FORCE Drought Status Report September 1, 2011 Statewide% of normal). However, the Roanoke and Northern Virginia drought evaluation regions are reporting below normal normal precipitationand temperatures statewide. The September 1, 2011 NOAA U.S. Drought Monitor indicates

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The Curriculum in Quantitative Methods: A Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the enduring questions in health administration concerns the transferability of management expertise from industry to the health enterprise. Some observers hold that the efficiencies associated with industry reflect methods and skills that are widely applicable and somehow lacking in the health field. Thus, the task force responsible for…

Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.

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Speech therapy where there are no speech therapists: the task force for the american cleft palate-craniofacial association.  

PubMed

This paper describes the outcome of the 2013 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Task Force entitled "Speech Therapy Where There Are No Speech Therapists." The membership and goals of the initial task force are presented. Survey methods, communication of the members, and meeting discussion of the task force at the 12th International Congress for Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, in May 2013 are described. Conclusions of the task force and recommendations for the future comprised four areas: organization and communication, protocols, service delivery models, and development of training programs/modules in speech-language pathology for craniofacial conditions. PMID:25191868

Scherer, Nancy J

2014-11-01

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3 CFR - Establishing an Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Establishing an Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for...2010 Establishing an Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for...service-disabled veterans of our Armed Forces. These businesses should be able to...

2011-01-01

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Teachers' Pensions: A Model Retirement Plan for the Future. Report of the Minister's Informal Task Force on Teachers' Pensions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minister of Education of Alberta, Canada established a task force in 1983 to analyze the characteristics of teachers' pension plans and to develop a model retirement plan for teachers in Alberta. The task force reviewed the legislative, structural, administrative, and financial characteristics of Alberta's existing Teachers' Retirement Fund as…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

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Integrating Education and Patient Care. Observations from the GME Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) appointed a task force in November 1999 to examine how AAMC member institutions and others were developing, and could develop, new ways to integrate education and patient care. Mechanisms were identified that would aid in reorienting residency programs to education, rather than services. These…

Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.

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Government Applications Task Force ground truth study of WAG 4  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the Government Applications Task Force (GATF) Buried Waste Project. The project was initiated as a field investigation and verification of the 1994 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program`s (SERDP) Buried Waste Identification Project results. The GATF project team included staff from three US Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC)] and from the National Exploitation Laboratory. Similar studies were conducted at each of the three DOE laboratories to demonstrate the effective use of remote sensing technologies. The three locations were selected to assess differences in buried waste signatures under various environmental conditions (i.e., climate, terrain, precipitation, geology, etc.). After a brief background discussion of the SERDP Project, this report documents the field investigation (ground truth) results from the 1994--1995 GATF Buried Waste Study at ORNL`s Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 4. Figures for this report are located in Appendix A.

Evers, T.K.; Smyre, J.L.; King, A.L.

1997-06-01

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Grip Force Coordination during Bimanual Tasks in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate coordination of fingertip forces during an asymmetrical bimanual task in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Method: Twelve participants (six males, six females; mean age 14y 4mo, SD 3.3y; range 9-20y;) with unilateral CP (eight right-sided, four left-sided) and 15 age-matched typically…

Islam, Mominul; Gordon, Andrew M.; Skold, Annika; Forssberg, Hans; Eliasson, Ann-Christin

2011-01-01

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[The "Green Brigades" task-force. Description and practical information].  

PubMed

The General Rhône Council has set up a new task force, the "Green Brigades", which reflects awareness that the environment can serve as a means towards social and professional reinsertion. The field of activity is maintenance of open spaces on sites that are cleaned up on behalf of local authorities: removal of bulky matter, renovation of banks and riverbeds, clearing or making of footpaths, etc. PMID:8590592

Taillon, A

1995-11-01

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Mayo Clinic analysis finds mammograms decline after task force recommendation  

Cancer.gov

Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group, a Mayo Clinic analysis shows. That represents a small but significant decrease since the controversial guidelines were released, the researchers say. Their findings were presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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Final Report of the Simulation Optimization Task Force  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report of the ATLAS Simulation Optimization Task Force, establishedin June of 2007. This note justifies the selected Geant4 version, physics list, and range cuts to be used by the default ATLAS simulation for initial data taking and beyond. The current status of several projects, including detector description, simulation validation, studies of additional Geant4 parameters, and cavern background, are reported.

ATLAS Collaboration; Rimoldi, A.; Carli, T.; Dell'Acqua, A.; Froidevaux, D.; Gianotti, F.; Guyot, C.; Hinchliffe, I.; Jakobs, K.; Marshall, Z.; Nisati, A.; Quarrie, D.; Unal, G.; Young, C.

2008-12-15

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Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Pain  

PubMed Central

Background Pain is one of the most commonly reported impairments after breast cancer treatment affecting anywhere from 16-73% of breast cancer survivors Despite the high reported incidence of pain from cancer and its treatments, the ability to evaluate cancer pain continues to be difficult due to the complexity of the disease and the subjective experience of pain. The Oncology Section Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force was created to evaluate the evidence behind clinical outcome measures of pain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Methods The authors systematically reviewed the literature for pain outcome measures published in the research involving women diagnosed with breast cancer. The goal was to examine the reported psychometric properties that are reported in the literature in order to determine clinical utility. Results Visual Analog Scale, Numeric Rating Scale, Pressure Pain Threshold, McGill Pain Questionnaire, McGill Pain Questionnaire – Short Form, Brief Pain Inventory and Brief Pain Inventory – Short Form were highly recommended by the Task Force. The Task Force was unable to recommend two measures for use in the breast cancer population at the present time. Conclusions A variety of outcome measures were used to measure pain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. When assessing pain in women with breast cancer, researchers and clinicians need to determine whether a unidimensional or multidimensional tool is most appropriate as well as whether the tool has strong psychometric properties. PMID:25346950

Harrington, Shana; Gilchrist, Laura; Sander, Antoinette

2014-01-01

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Sandia-Power Surety Task Force Hawaii foam analysis.  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Power Surety Task Force was officially created in early 2008, after nearly two years of work in demand reduction and renewable energy technologies to support the Warfighter in Theater. The OSD Power Surety Task Force is tasked with identifying efficient energy solutions that support mission requirements. Spray foam insulation demonstrations were recently expanded beyond field structures to include military housing at Ft. Belvoir. Initial results to using the foam in both applications are favorable. This project will address the remaining key questions: (1) Can this technology help to reduce utility costs for the Installation Commander? (2) Is the foam cost effective? (3) What application differences in housing affect those key metrics? The critical need for energy solutions in Hawaii and the existing relationships among Sandia, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and Forest City, make this location a logical choice for a foam demonstration. This project includes application and analysis of foam to a residential duplex at the Waikulu military community on Oahu, Hawaii, as well as reference to spray foam applied to a PACOM facility and additional foamed units on Maui, conducted during this project phase. This report concludes the analysis and describes the utilization of foam insulation at military housing in Hawaii and the subsequent data gathering and analysis.

McIntyre, Annie

2010-11-01

151

Screening for Bladder Cancer: Recommendations from the U.S.Preventive Services Task Force  

MedlinePLUS

... Cancer: Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Summaries for Patients are a service provided by ... Screening for Bladder Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.” It is in the 16 August ...

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75 FR 30002 - Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services  

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Report of the National Task Force on the Integration of Hearing-Impaired Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents recommendations of a task force on the integration of hearing-impaired students, focusing on procedures for early identification, standards for educational programs, staff development and training, and program quality indicators. After brief sections giving definitions and the rationale for integration, preferred practices are…

Raskin, Judith

154

U.S. Commissioner of Education Task Force on Global Education: Report With Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report identifies the nature and purpose of global education, outlines steps that have been taken to develop global perspectives within the educational system, and lists recommendations of the U.S. Commissioner's Task Force on Global Education. The rationale states that global education contributes to a fundamental competence in a world…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

155

One Department Serving Rural America: HHS Rural Task Force Report to the Secretary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2001, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a rural task force to develop strategies to improve HHS services in rural communities. Fifteen HHS agencies have programs serving rural communities; child- and education-related programs provide child welfare services, Head Start, health promotion and prevention services, training…

Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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ENHANCING THE ABSORPTION OF FORTIFICATION IRON: A SUSTAIN TASK FORCE REPORT  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Iron deficiency remains a major global health problem affecting an estimated 2 billion people. An important factor in its causation is the poor bioavailability of iron in the cereal based diets of many developing countries. This paper summarizes the findings of a Task Force, organized by SUSTAIN, co...

157

Oregon Ballast Water Task Force Report on Ballast Water Management in Oregon  

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and vessel fouling. Ballast water management (reporting, exchange and/or treatment) regulations have been a short-term solution until ballast water treatment technologies are developed and implementedOregon Ballast Water Task Force Report on Ballast Water Management in Oregon #12;Oregon Ballast

158

APA (American Psychological Association) Task Force on Privacy and Confidentiality. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Task Force on Privacy and Confidentiality is intended to call attention to the central role of the right to privacy in the maintenance and enrichment of a free society. The psychological implications of the changing views of privacy as reflected in political, social, and technological developments are discussed, and recommendations relating…

American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

159

Excellence and Accountability. Report of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A task force report recommends ways to promote educational reform in higher education in New Mexico. Forty recommendations address the following areas: institutional missions, academic excellence and accountability, community colleges, student financial aid, affirmative action, economic development, capital outlay, and funding issues. Specific…

New Mexico State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Santa Fe.

160

Youth Violence and School Safety Task Force Has Lasting Impact. Research Bulletin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina's 1999 Governor's Task Force on Youth Violence and School Safety produced a report that generated 10 action items and 6 main recommendations. This research bulletin presents a follow-up to the task force's efforts. It begins by providing background information about the task force and putting its work into context. It then discusses…

North Carolina State Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Raleigh.

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Crafting a Balanced System of Assessment in Wisconsin. Recommendations of the Next Generation Assessment Task Force  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Next Generation Assessment Task Force was convened to formulate Wisconsin's path forward. Task force members listened to leaders from business and technology sectors as well as leaders from PK-12 and higher education. This summary shares the process, definitions, assumptions, and recommendations of the task force. This paper aims to use these…

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2009

2009-01-01

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DEFINING INTELLIGENT CONTROL Report of the Task Force on Intelligent Control  

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DEFINING INTELLIGENT CONTROL Report of the Task Force on Intelligent Control IEEE Control Systems serving the needs of the Control Systems Society hence the task force has not attempted to address. The charge to the task force was to characterize intelligent control systems, to be able to recognize them

Antsaklis, Panos

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Task Force Report on Social Studies Education in Maryland: The Challenge and the Imperative  

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In November 2004, State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick convened the Maryland Social Studies Task Force. The Task Force was charged with examining issues related to social studies education and recommending ways to improve social studies instruction in Maryland's public schools. The Task Force formed four Subcommittees, each examining…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Native American Support Programs Task Force Changing Winds: Service to Native American Students  

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Native American Support Programs Task Force Changing Winds: Service to Native American Students and Communities in Montana Final Report of the MSU Native American Support Programs Task Force Submitted To Shelly Hogan #12;Native American Support Programs Task Force Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Dyer, Bill

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Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology  

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Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion, coordination, and development of new ideas for the last 18 years. Task Force members are European Commission and US Government science and technology administrators who meet annually to enhance communication across the Atlantic, and to encourage collaborative research. Through sponsoring workshops, and other activities, the Task Force also brings together scientific leaders and early career researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to forecast research challenges and opportunities and to promote better links between researchers. Over the years, by keeping a focus on the future of science, the Task Force has played a key role in establishing a diverse range of emerging scientific fields, including biodiversity research, neuroinformatics, genomics, nanobiotechnology, neonatal immunology, transkingdom molecular biology, biologically-based fuels, and environmental biotechnology. The EC-US Task Force has sponsored a number of Working Groups on topics of mutual transatlantic interest. The idea to create a Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology research was discussed in the Task Force meeting of October 1993. The EC-US Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology set as its mission 'To train the next generation of leaders in environmental biotechnology in the United States and the European Union to work collaboratively across the Atlantic.' Since 1995, the Working Group supported three kinds of activities, all of which focus one early career scientists: (1) Workshops on the use of molecular methods and genomics in environmental biotechnology; (2) Short courses with theoretical, laboratory and field elements; and (3) Short term exchange fellowships. The short term exchange fellowships were created to enable young scientists to develop collaborations with colleagues across the Atlantic and to learn a new skill or expertise in the area of environmental biotechnology.

PI: Lily Y. Young; Co-PI: Gerben J. Zylstra

2009-06-04

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Infusing a Global Perspective into the Study of Agriculture: Student Activities. Volume 1. Developed by the National Task Force on International Agricultural Education.  

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The need to develop an awareness of the global nature of the agriculture industry is one of the major issues that students must begin to understand. A packet of instructional materials was developed to help teachers infuse a global perspective into units of instruction about agriculture and related topics. This document offers a series of…

Martin, Robert A., Ed.

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NCCN Task Force Report: Bone Health in Cancer Care  

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Bone health and maintenance of bone integrity are important components of comprehensive cancer care in both early and late stages of disease. Risk factors for osteoporosis are increased in patients with cancer, including women with chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure, those treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer, men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, and patients undergoing glucocorticoid therapy. The skeleton is a common site of metastatic cancer recurrence, and skeletal-related events are the cause of significant morbidity. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) convened a multidisciplinary task force on Bone Health in Cancer Care to discuss the progress made in identifying effective screening and therapeutic options for management of treatment-related bone loss; understanding the factors that result in bone metastases; managing skeletal metastases; and evolving strategies to reduce bone recurrences. This report summarizes presentations made at the meeting. PMID:19555589

Gralow, Julie R.; Biermann, J. Sybil; Farooki, Azeez; Fornier, Monica N.; Gagel, Robert F.; Kumar, Rashmi N.; Shapiro, Charles L.; Shields, Andrew; Smith, Matthew R.; Srinivas, Sandy; Van Poznak, Catherine H.

2011-01-01

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The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders  

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Objective The risk-benefit profile of antidepressant medications in bipolar disorder is controversial. When conclusive evidence is lacking, expert consensus can guide treatment decisions. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) convened a task force to seek consensus recommendations on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorders. Method An expert task force iteratively developed consensus through serial consensus-based revisions using the Delphi method. Initial survey items were based on systematic review of the literature. Subsequent surveys included new or reworded items and items that needed to be rerated. This process resulted in the final ISBD Task Force clinical recommendations on antidepressant use in bipolar disorder. Results There is striking incongruity between the wide use of and the weak evidence base for the efficacy and safety of antidepressant drugs in bipolar disorder. Few well-designed, long-term trials of prophylactic benefits have been conducted, and there is insufficient evidence for treatment benefits with antidepressants combined with mood stabilizers. A major concern is the risk for mood switch to hypomania, mania, and mixed states. Integrating the evidence and the experience of the task force members, a consensus was reached on 12 statements on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Conclusions Because of limited data, the task force could not make broad statements endorsing antidepressant use but acknowledged that individual bipolar patients may benefit from antidepressants. Regarding safety, serotonin reuptake inhibitors and bupropion may have lower rates of manic switch than tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants and norepinephrine-serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The frequency and severity of antidepressant-associated mood elevations appear to be greater in bipolar I than bipolar II disorder. Hence, in bipolar I patients antidepressants should be prescribed only as an adjunct to mood-stabilizing medications. PMID:24030475

Pacchiarotti, Isabella; Bond, David J.; Baldessarini, Ross J.; Nolen, Willem A.; Grunze, Heinz; Licht, Rasmus W.; Post, Robert M.; Berk, Michael; Goodwin, Guy M.; Sachs, Gary S.; Tondo, Leonardo; Findling, Robert L.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Tohen, Mauricio; Undurraga, Juan; González-Pinto, Ana; Goldberg, Joseph F.; Yildiz, Ay?egül; Altshuler, Lori L.; Calabrese, Joseph R.; Mitchell, Philip B.; Thase, Michael E.; Koukopoulos, Athanasios; Colom, Francesc; Frye, Mark A.; Malhi, Gin S.; Fountoulakis, Konstantinos N.; Vázquez, Gustavo; Perlis, Roy H.; Ketter, Terence A.; Cassidy, Frederick; Akiskal, Hagop; Azorin, Jean-Michel; Valentí, Marc; Mazzei, Diego Hidalgo; Lafer, Beny; Kato, Tadafumi; Mazzarini, Lorenzo; Martínez-Aran, Anabel; Parker, Gordon; Souery, Daniel; Özerdem, Ay?egül; McElroy, Susan L.; Girardi, Paolo; Bauer, Michael; Yatham, Lakshmi N.; Zarate, Carlos A.; Nierenberg, Andrew A.; Birmaher, Boris; Kanba, Shigenobu; El-Mallakh, Rif S.; Serretti, Alessandro; Rihmer, Zoltan; Young, Allan H.; Kotzalidis, Georgios D.; MacQueen, Glenda M.; Bowden, Charles L.; Ghaemi, S. Nassir; Lopez-Jaramillo, Carlos; Rybakowski, Janusz; Ha, Kyooseob; Perugi, Giulio; Kasper, Siegfried; Amsterdam, Jay D.; Hirschfeld, Robert M.; Kapczinski, Flávio; Vieta, Eduard

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75 FR 59698 - Federal Advisory Committee; Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and...  

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2010-09-28

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Hybrid Force/Position Control applied to Automated Guiding Tasks at the Microscale  

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Hybrid Force/Position Control applied to Automated Guiding Tasks at the Microscale Kanty-assembly. In this paper, we report the study of force feedback control used during guiding task. An experimental setup evolution during a lateral perturbation. External hybrid force/position control is chosen for performing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Harvard Announces Library Task Force Provost Steven Hyman today announced the formation of a task force charged  

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force charged with developing recommendations to make the Harvard Library system stronger and more library in 1638, however, the system has grown organically. The resulting highly decentralized system has to the management of our libraries, one that takes into account the increasing interest in interdisciplinary

Paulsson, Johan

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5. TASK DESCRIPTIONS 1. Task Name: Develop Security Policy  

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that define this task are: 1.1.1. Analyze Assets, Risks and Vulnerabilities. 1.1.2. Consult Management to reduce any forms of possible risks or liability caused to its IT infrastructure. 1.1. Task Name to the company's IT infrastructure. #12;18 1.1.1. Task Name: Analyze Assets, Risks and Vulnerabilities. The Goal

Blustein, J.

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Group Task Force on Satellite Rescue and Repair  

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The Group Task Force was chartered by the Administrator of NASA to recommend 'a policy outlining the criteria, the design standards, and the pricing model to guide NASA in assessing the responsibilities for government and nongovernment Satellite Rescue and Repair Missions.' Criteria for accepting such missions, risks, and benefits to all sectors of our economy involved in satellite services, adequacy of planning and training, and the impact on NASA's primary mission were reviewed. The Group began by asking a more fundamental question; is satellite rescue and repair a logical element of NASA's mission? Factors considered were: (1) the probability of rescue or repair opportunities arising; (2) the economic justification for such attempts; (3) the benefits to NASA, both from such ad hoc learning experiences in space operations and the impact on the public perception of NASA; (4) the effect of such unanticipated missions on NASA's scheduled activities; (5) any potential effect on NASA's technical capability to work in space; and (6) any potential effect on U.S. economic competitiveness.

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Development Tasks Supporting Scale for Fathers  

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In present study, "development tasks supporting scale" (DTSS) for fathers has been developed. Study group consists of 205 fathers with children between ages 3-6 attending pre-school education institutions. Validity and reliability tests have been conducted on the 36-item trial form of the scale. For the validity test, expert views, explanatory and…

Unuvar, Perihan; Sahin, Hulya

2011-01-01

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Report by the International Space Station (ISS) Management and Cost Evaluation (IMCE) Task Force  

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The International Space Station (ISS) Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force (IMCE) was chartered to conduct an independent external review and assessment of the ISS cost, budget, and management. In addition, the Task Force was asked to provide recommendations that could provide maximum benefit to the U.S. taxpayers and the International Partners within the President's budget request. The Task Force has made the following principal findings: (1) The ISS Program's technical achievements to date, as represented by on-orbit capability, are extraordinary; (2) The Existing ISS Program Plan for executing the FY 02-06 budget is not credible; (3) The existing deficiencies in management structure, institutional culture, cost estimating, and program control must be acknowledged and corrected for the Program to move forward in a credible fashion; (4) Additional budget flexibility, from within the Office of Space Flight (OSF) must be provided for a credible core complete program; (5) The research support program is proceeding assuming the budget that was in place before the FY02 budget runout reduction of $1B; (6) There are opportunities to maximize research on the core station program with modest cost impact; (7) The U.S. Core Complete configuration (three person crew) as an end-state will not achieve the unique research potential of the ISS; (8) The cost estimates for the U.S.-funded enhancement options (e.g., permanent seven person crew) are not sufficiently developed to assess credibility. After these findings, the Task Force has formulated several primary recommendations which are published here and include: (1) Major changes must be made in how the ISS program is managed; (2) Additional cost reductions are required within the baseline program; (3) Additional funds must be identified and applied from the Human Space Flight budget; (4) A clearly defined program with a credible end-state, agreed to by all stakeholders, must be developed and implemented.

Young, A. Thomas; Kellogg, Yvonne (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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75 FR 20578 - Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Health Board (DHB); Department of Defense Task Force on the...  

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...Board (DHB); Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD...meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members...

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75 FR 76422 - Meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of...  

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2010-12-08

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International PV QA Task Force's Proposed Comparative Rating System for PV Modules: Preprint  

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The International PV Quality Assurance Task Force is developing a rating system that provides comparative information about the relative durability of PV modules. Development of accelerated stress tests that can provide such comparative information is seen as a major step toward being able to predict PV module service life. This paper will provide details of the ongoing effort to determine the format of such an overall module rating system. The latest proposal is based on using three distinct climate zones as defined in IEC 60721-2-1 for two different mounting systems. Specific stresses beyond those used in the qualification tests are being developed for each of the selected climate zones.

Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

2014-10-01

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Presentation, Force Estimation and Control of an Instrumented platform dedicated to Automated Micromanipulation Tasks  

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Presentation, Force Estimation and Control of an Instrumented platform dedicated to Automated to control the force. The automated system is finally used for the micromanipulation task on rigid and non stations are based on contact force control [5][6][7]. This is mainly due to the lack of small enough force

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CSS Council Task Force on Reauthorization: Recommendations for Improving Federal Aid Delivery. Research Report.  

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The College Scholarship Service (CSS) Council Task Force on Reauthorization presented its recommendations to the CSS Council in December 2002. The Task Force focused its recommendations on issues that address the overarching goal of ensuring access to higher education for the most needy students. The recommendations reflect the consensus of CSS…

College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.

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78 FR 46671 - Membership on the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking  

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...the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking By virtue of the authority vested in...the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, established by Section 2 of the Executive...for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, and in the Under...

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Identification of Occupational Areas for Indiana's Future. Final Report of the Technology Forecasting Task Force.  

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A task force representing the Indiana private sector was convened for two purposes: to (1) identify the impact of technology on required worker skills, the labor market, and the vocational education, training, and employment system; and (2) identify occupational areas that should be future growth areas for the state. Task force members reviewed…

Indiana State Commission on Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.

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Task Force on Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes. Final Report.  

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This task force report presents a review of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Divided into five working groups, the task force examined in depth: (1) intercollegiate athletics--mission, goals, structure of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; (2) recruitment, admissions,…

Maryland Univ., College Park.

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The American Psychological Association Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls: A Review, Update and Commentary  

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In 2006 the American Psychological Association formed the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. They were charged with examining and summarizing the best psychological theory, research and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls. This article provides an outline of the Task Force report, reviews the recent work in this field, and discusses the implications for study in the

Linda Hatch

2011-01-01

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77 FR 39724 - U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment  

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Revitalizing Rural Washington: Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Rural Affairs.  

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Recognizing that urban and rural problems are interconnected, the Governor's Advisory Council on Urban Affairs (State of Washington), made a recommendation that led to formation (in 1970) of the Task Force on Rural Affairs. The report of that task force identifies the continuing technological revolution in agriculture as an important cause of (1)…

Governor's Task Force on Rural Affairs, Olympia, WA.

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Initial Report of the Task Force on Cultural Competence Education in the Health Sciences  

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This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on Cultural Competence Education and represents the distillation of the Task Force's efforts to fulfill its legislative charge. The report is intended to facilitate a statewide conversation about the health services provided to New Mexico's multicultural citizenry. It…

New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2007

2007-01-01

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www.gov.uk/defra Report by the Forest Regulation Task Force  

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www.gov.uk/defra Report by the Forest Regulation Task Force One Year Update June 2013 #12;© Crown, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government these ambitions is the removal of any barriers to success. The Forestry Regulation Task Forces October 2011 report

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28 CFR 16.105 - Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System.  

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...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System. 16.105 Section 16.105...Under the Privacy Act § 16.105 Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System. (a) The...

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28 CFR 16.105 - Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System.  

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...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System. 16.105 Section 16.105...Under the Privacy Act § 16.105 Exemption of Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force System. (a) The...

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Idaho Rural Education Task Force. Public School Information. Legislative Report, 2008  

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The Idaho Rural Education Task Force was formed in July 2007 with the goal of proposing and examining solutions to challenges facing rural schools. The task force's work this year has focused on three areas: recruitment and retention of highly qualified teachers, funding shortages related to insurance costs and staff allowances, and the technology…

Idaho State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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FAU update: Experts join statewide oil spill task force compiled by FAU  

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the immediate effects of oil spill contamination on marine species, but also the anticipated effectsFAU update: Experts join statewide oil spill task force compiled by FAU Friday, July 23, 2010 Florida Atlantic University is a member of the Oil Spill Academic Task Force established by Chancellor

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Report of the Task Force on the Role of Psychology in the Criminal Justice System  

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The American Psychological Association's Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility for Psychology (BSERP) commissioned a Task Force on the Role of Psychology in the Criminal Justice System to examine the ethical dilemmas faced by psychologists working with police, court, correctional, and juvenile justice agencies. In this final report, the task force makes 10 recommendations regarding the ethical practice of psychology

1978-01-01

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Task Force Two: Tribal Government. Final Report to the American Indian Policy Review Commission.  

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Research findings along with recommendations for change in Federal law and policy that would protect and strengthen the tribal right of self government constitute the final report of the Tribal Government Task Force. From the range of issues and problems identified in the task force effort emerged six basic subject areas around which this final…

Parker, Alan; And Others

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Joint Senate/Administrative Task Force Academic Structures and Strategic Planning  

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cuts. The Task Force has embedded recommendations for a continued and perpetuated method for dialogue, and graduate growth) were evaluated, and the most important outcome of our deliberations is clarity that our planning effort for the next academic year, which the Task Force views as the essential tool

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships. Preliminary Report.  

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In 1997, Maryland formed the Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships to ensure that students throughout Maryland have an equal opportunity for academic success. The Task Force's preliminary report features a comprehensive review of education funding and programs in grades K-12. The report presents membership and…

Maryland State Dept. of Legislative Services, Annapolis.

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3 CFR - White House Task Force on Middle-Class Working Families  

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...White House Task Force on Middle-Class Working Families Presidential Documents Other...White House Task Force on Middle-Class Working Families Memorandum for the Heads of...years, middle-class Americans have been working harder, yet not enjoying...

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Statewide Clam Industry Task Force addresses research and educational needs New Research Program 1  

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Statewide Clam Industry Task Force addresses research and educational needs New Research Program 1 State Clam Task Force 1 Crop Diversification 2 2006 Clam Seed Suppliers 3 2006 Clam Bag Suppliers 4 Research Update 5 CLAMunications 6 USDA Programs 2 Research program to support Florida's clam aquaculture

Florida, University of

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How to Develop an Engineering Design Task  

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In this article, the authors provide an overview of engineering and the engineering design process, and describe the steps they took to develop a fifth grade-level, standards-based engineering design task titled "Getting the Dirt on Decomposition." Their main goal was to focus more on modeling the discrete steps they took to create and…

Dankenbring, Chelsey; Capobianco, Brenda M.; Eichinger, David

2014-01-01

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Teachers' Pensions: A Model Retirement Plan for the Future. Report of the Minister's Informal Task Force on Teachers' Pensions. Summary Report.  

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The Minister of Education of Alberta, Canada established a task force in 1983 to analyze the characteristics of teachers' pension plans and to develop a model retirement plan for teachers in Alberta. The task force reviewed the legislative, structural, administrative, and financial characteristics of Alberta's existing Teachers' Retirement Fund as…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

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Guidelines for Cognitive Behavioral Training within Doctoral Psychology Programs in the United States: Report of the Inter-Organizational Task Force on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Doctoral Education  

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The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies initiated an interorganizational task force to develop guidelines for integrated education and training in cognitive and behavioral psychology at the doctoral level in the United States. Fifteen task force members representing 16 professional associations participated in a yearlong series of…

Klepac, Robert K.; Ronan, George F.; Andrasik, Frank; Arnold, Kevin D.; Belar, Cynthia D.; Berry, Sharon L.; Christofff, Karen A.; Craighead, Linda W.; Dougher, Michael J.; Dowd, E. Thomas; Herbert, James D.; McFarr, Lynn M.; Rizvi, Shireen L.; Sauer, Eric M.; Strauman, Timothy J.

2012-01-01

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Minorities in Technical Education: A Report of the Community Task Force for Expanding Minority Opportunities in Technical Education. A Concluding Assessment.  

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During the period 1976-77 through 1977-78, Stark Technical College (STC) conducted a project to increase minority opportunities and participation in technical education. Three task forces were created to study issues and develop program models to achieve this end. The Task Force on Student Retention devised a plan incorporating a role model…

Moyer, Arthur; And Others

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A rigorous model of reflex function indicates that position and force feedback are flexibly tuned to position and force tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to quantify the separate contributions of muscle force feedback, muscle spindle activity and co-contraction\\u000a to the performance of voluntary tasks (“reduce the influence of perturbations on maintained force or position”). Most human\\u000a motion control studies either isolate only one contributor, or assume that relevant reflexive feedback pathways during voluntary\\u000a disturbance rejection tasks originate mainly from the muscle

Winfred Mugge; David A. Abbink; Alfred C. Schouten; Julius P. A. Dewald; Frans C. T. van der Helm

2010-01-01

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Bilateral ground reaction forces and joint moments for lateral sidestepping and crossover stepping tasks.  

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Racquet sports have high levels of joint injuries suggesting the joint loads during play may be excessive. Sports such as badminton employ lateral sidestepping (SS) and crossover stepping (XS) movements which so far have not been described in terms of biomechanics. This study examined bilateral ground reaction forces and three dimensional joint kinetics for both these gaits in order to determine the demands of the movements on the leading and trailing limb and predict the contribution of these movements to the occurrence of overuse injury of the lower limbs. A force platform and motion-analysis system were used to record ground reaction forces and track marker trajectories of 9 experienced male badminton players performing lateral SS, XS and forward running tasks at a controlled speed of 3 m·s(-1) using their normal technique. Ground reaction force and kinetic data for the hip, knee and ankle were analyzed, averaged across the group and the biomechanical variables compared. In all cases the ground reaction forces and joint moments were less than those experienced during moderate running suggesting that in normal play SS and XS gaits do not lead to high forces that could contribute to increased injury risk. Ground reaction forces during SS and XS do not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injury. The distinct roles of the leading and trailing limb, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively, during the SS and XS may however contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. However it is still possible that faulty use of these gaits might lead to high loads and this should be the subject of future work. Key pointsGround reaction forces and joint moments during lateral stepping are smaller in magnitude than those experienced during moderate running.Force exposure in SS and XS gaits in normal play does not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injuryThe leading and trailing limbs perform distinct roles, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively.This distinct contribution may contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. PMID:24150549

Kuntze, Gregor; Sellers, William I; Mansfield, Neil

2009-01-01

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Bilateral ground reaction forces and joint moments for lateral sidestepping and crossover stepping tasks  

PubMed Central

Racquet sports have high levels of joint injuries suggesting the joint loads during play may be excessive. Sports such as badminton employ lateral sidestepping (SS) and crossover stepping (XS) movements which so far have not been described in terms of biomechanics. This study examined bilateral ground reaction forces and three dimensional joint kinetics for both these gaits in order to determine the demands of the movements on the leading and trailing limb and predict the contribution of these movements to the occurrence of overuse injury of the lower limbs. A force platform and motion-analysis system were used to record ground reaction forces and track marker trajectories of 9 experienced male badminton players performing lateral SS, XS and forward running tasks at a controlled speed of 3 m·s-1 using their normal technique. Ground reaction force and kinetic data for the hip, knee and ankle were analyzed, averaged across the group and the biomechanical variables compared. In all cases the ground reaction forces and joint moments were less than those experienced during moderate running suggesting that in normal play SS and XS gaits do not lead to high forces that could contribute to increased injury risk. Ground reaction forces during SS and XS do not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injury. The distinct roles of the leading and trailing limb, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively, during the SS and XS may however contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. However it is still possible that faulty use of these gaits might lead to high loads and this should be the subject of future work. Key pointsGround reaction forces and joint moments during lateral stepping are smaller in magnitude than those experienced during moderate running.Force exposure in SS and XS gaits in normal play does not appear to contribute to the development of overuse injuryThe leading and trailing limbs perform distinct roles, acting as a generator of vertical force and shock absorber respectively.This distinct contribution may contribute to the development of muscular imbalances which may ultimately contribute to the development of overuse injury. PMID:24150549

Kuntze, Gregor; Sellers, William I.; Mansfield, Neil

2009-01-01

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State Leadership Toward Desegregating Education: A Positive Future. A Report of the National Project and Task Force on Desegregation Strategies.  

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The National Task Force on Desegregation Strategies was established in 1977 to encourage State leadership to become involved in fostering integrated education. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Task Force after three years of work. The Task Force identified three outstanding tasks that must be approached simultaneously…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Project and Task Force on Desegregation Studies.

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Reliability of assessing trunk motor control using position and force tracking and stabilization tasks  

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System-based methods have been applied to assess trunk motor control in people with and without back pain, although the reliability of these methods has yet to be established. Therefore, the goal of this study was to quantify within- and between-day reliability of assessing trunk motor control using systems-based methods involving position and force tracking and stabilization tasks. Ten healthy subjects performed six tasks, involving tracking and stabilizing of trunk angular position in the sagittal plane, and trunk flexion and extension force. Tracking tasks involved following a one-dimensional, time-varying input signal displayed on a screen by changing trunk position (position tracking) or trunk force (force tracking). Stabilization tasks involved maintaining a constant trunk position (position stabilization) or constant trunk force (force stabilization) while a sagittal plane disturbance input was applied to the pelvis using a robotic platform. Time and frequency domain assessments of error (root mean square and H2 norm, respectively) were computed for each task on two separate days. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) for error and coefficients of multiple correlations (CMC) for frequency response curves were used to quantify reliability of each task. Reliability for all tasks was excellent (between-day ICC ? 0.8 and CMC > 0.75, within-day CMC > 0.85). Therefore, position and force control tasks used for assessing trunk motor control can be deemed reliable. PMID:24262851

Reeves, N. Peter; Popovich, John M.; Priess, M. Cody; Cholewicki, Jacek; Choi, Jongeun; Radcliffe, Clark J.

2014-01-01

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Cognitive Task Analysis and Intelligent Computer-Based Training Systems: Lessons Learned from Coached Practice Environments in Air Force Avionics.  

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This paper describes some results of a collaborative effort between the University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force to develop advanced troubleshooting training for F-15 maintenance technicians. The focus is on the cognitive task methodology used in the development of three intelligent tutoring systems to inform their instructional content and…

Katz, Sandra N.; Hall, Ellen; Lesgold, Alan

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Motor learning of cue-dependent pull-force changes during an isometric precision grip task.  

PubMed

The "raspberry task" represents a precision grip task that requires continuous adjustment of grip and pull forces. During this task subjects grip a specialized grip rod and have to increase the pull force linearly while the rod is locked. The aim of this study was to determine whether an associated, initially neutral cue is able to evoke pull-force changes in the raspberry task. A standard delay paradigm was used to study cued pull-force changes during an ongoing movement resulting in unloading. Pull force and EMG activity of hand and arm muscles were recorded from 13 healthy, young subjects. The cue was associated with a complex change in motor behavior. In this task, cued force changes take place more rapidly than in protective reflex systems (in median after the second presentation of the cueing stimulus). A cued force change was detectable in two-thirds of paired trials. Although the force change is produced by a decrease of the EMG activity in several grip- and pull-force-producing muscles, the most significant effect in the majority of the subjects was an increase of the activity of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle which antagonises corresponding pull-force-producing muscles. Cued force changes require adequately and precisely controlled activation of the muscle groups involved in the movement. PMID:25481492

Schmid, Barbara C; Meindl, Tobias; Timmann, Dagmar; Kolb, Florian P; Kutz, Dieter F

2015-02-01

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Muscle force generation and force control of finger movements in children with spastic hemiplegia during isometric tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Force control ability was investigated in 10 males and 10 females, between 5 and 15 years old with spastic hemiplegia (mild and moderate hand dysfunction), and an aged-matched control group (eight males, 12 females). An isometric force production task at five different levels of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) was performed. Results showed that MVC generated with the affected hand (AH)

B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman; E. A. A. Rameckers; J. E. J. Duysens

2005-01-01

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Active Force Control for Robotic Micro-Assembly: Application to Guiding Tasks  

E-print Network

Active Force Control for Robotic Micro-Assembly: Application to Guiding Tasks Kanty Rabenorosoa, C the control of interaction forces between the microgripper and the micropart . To avoid the destruction of microparts, a control of the grasping force is often employed. In addition, the integration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force: Interim Report  

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inspections and assessments and the National Flood Insurance Program levee accreditation requirements of Completed Works (ICW) Program with the flood protection structure accreditation requirements of the National to satisfy NFIP flood protection structure accreditation requirements. (Task 2) The Flood Protection

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Solar Concentrator Advanced Development Program, Task 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Solar dynamic power generation has been selected by NASA to provide power for the space station. Solar dynamic concentrator technology has been demonstrated for terrestrial applications but has not been developed for space applications. The object of the Solar Concentrator Advanced Development program is to develop the technology of solar concentrators which would be used on the space station. The first task of this program was to develop conceptual concentrator designs and perform trade-off studies and to develop a materials data base and perform material selection. Three unique concentrator concepts; Truss Hex, Spline Radial Panel and Domed Fresnel, were developed and evaluated against weighted trade criteria. The Truss Hex concept was recommended for the space station. Materials data base development demonstrated that several material systems are capable of withstanding extended periods of atomic oxygen exposure without undesirable performance degradation. Descriptions of the conceptual designs and materials test data are included.

1986-01-01

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Report of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage  

SciTech Connect

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) refers to a set of technologies that can greatly reduce carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions from new and existing coal- and gas-fired power plants, industrial processes, and other stationary sources of CO{sub 2}. In its application to electricity generation, CCS could play an important role in achieving national and global greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. However, widespread cost-effective deployment of CCS will occur only if the technology is commercially available and a supportive national policy framework is in place. In keeping with that objective, on February 3, 2010, President Obama established an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage composed of 14 Executive Departments and Federal Agencies. The Task Force, co-chaired by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was charged with proposing a plan to overcome the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within ten years, with a goal of bringing five to ten commercial demonstration projects online by 2016. Composed of more than 100 Federal employees, the Task Force examined challenges facing early CCS projects as well as factors that could inhibit widespread commercial deployment of CCS. In developing the findings and recommendations outlined in this report, the Task Force relied on published literature and individual input from more than 100 experts and stakeholders, as well as public comments submitted to the Task Force. The Task Force also held a large public meeting and several targeted stakeholder briefings. While CCS can be applied to a variety of stationary sources of CO{sub 2}, its application to coal-fired power plant emissions offers the greatest potential for GHG reductions. Coal has served as an important domestic source of reliable, affordable energy for decades, and the coal industry has provided stable and quality high-paying jobs for American workers. At the same time, coal-fired power plants are the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and coal combustion accounts for 40 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions from the consumption of energy. EPA and Energy Information Administration (EIA) assessments of recent climate and energy legislative proposals show that, if available on a cost-effective basis, CCS can over time play a large role in reducing the overall cost of meeting domestic emissions reduction targets. By playing a leadership role in efforts to develop and deploy CCS technologies to reduce GHG emissions, the United States can preserve the option of using an affordable, abundant, and domestic energy resource, help improve national security, help to maximize production from existing oil fields through enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and assist in the creation of new technologies for export. While there are no insurmountable technological, legal, institutional, regulatory or other barriers that prevent CCS from playing a role in reducing GHG emissions, early CCS projects face economic challenges related to climate policy uncertainty, first-of-a-kind technology risks, and the current high cost of CCS relative to other technologies. Administration analyses of proposed climate change legislation suggest that CCS technologies will not be widely deployed in the next two decades absent financial incentives that supplement projected carbon prices. In addition to the challenges associated with cost, these projects will need to meet regulatory requirements that are currently under development. Long-standing regulatory programs are being adapted to meet the circumstances of CCS, but limited experience and institutional capacity at the Federal and State level may hinder implementation of CCS-specific requirements. Key legal issues, such as long-term liability and property rights, also need resolution. A climate policy designed to reduce our Nation's GHG emissions is the most important step for commercial deployment of low-carbon technologies such as CCS, because it will create a stable, long-term framework for p

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How Well Do We Build the Foundation of Physics? - The Report of the National Task Force on Physics Teacher Preparation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Only a third of US high school physics teachers have a major in physics or physics education. Each year about 400 teachers are hired with such qualifications, but this is only one-third of the number needed to replace teachers leaving the classroom. This state of affairs affects national science achievement, equitable access to science careers and national economic competitiveness. The AAPT, AIP and APS charged the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP) with investigating strategies for increasing the numbers of qualified high school physics teachers, identifying best practices in physics teacher preparation, and examining the research, policy and funding implications of expanding the number of qualified physics teachers. The Task Force consulted the research literature, partnered with other interested organizations, and surveyed or visited numerous campuses which educate physics teachers. The Task Force has produced findings about the current state of physics teacher preparation and recommendations concerning the commitment, quality and capacity of our physics teacher preparation. Although the current national picture is grim, we have identified thriving teacher preparation programs that can serve as models and resources for other institutions. We have also called upon the physics departments, the colleges of education, and the national science agencies to develop a coherent vision for discipline-specific teacher professional preparation and development. I will discuss the activities of the Task Force, its recommendations and findings, and how we as physicists should respond to this national concern. The activities and report of the Task Force are described at http://www.ptec.org/webdocs/TaskForce.cfm.

Haase, David G.

2012-03-01

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Development, social norms, and assignment to task  

PubMed Central

Economic development involves a structural transformation in the way people are allocated to tasks. There is a shift from self-provision to market exchange, facilitating specialization. There is also a shift from self-employment to wage employment in large firms and organizations, driven by innovation and increasing returns to scale. Changes in allocation mechanisms require changes in norms and attitudes. Because different labor assignment domains coexist, conflicts arise among norms that apply to different domains, possibly resulting in dysfunctional outcomes. I argue that religion, humanism, and schools have all played an important historical role in fostering the changes in social norms and attitudes that are needed to accompany structural changes in the way economies allocate workers to tasks. PMID:22198757

Fafchamps, Marcel

2011-01-01

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Redesigning Residency Training in Internal Medicine: The Consensus Report of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Education Redesign Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of numerous criticisms of the content and structure of residency training, redesigning graduate medical education (GME) has become a high priority for the internal medicine community. From 2005 to 2007, the leadership of the internal medicine community, working under the auspices of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Education Redesign Task Force, developed six recommendations it will pursue to

Frederick J. Meyers; Steven E. Weinberger; John P. Fitzgibbons; Jeffrey Glassroth; F. Daniel Duffy; Charles P. Clayton

2007-01-01

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The Leadosaurus Task Force: An Educational Project to Identify and Remediate Lead Poisoning in the Muessel School Neighborhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The existence and effects of lead poisoning continue to plague young children and their families, particularly children in older inner city neighborhoods. A task force in South Bend, Indiana, developed a parental education program which was implemented at an inner city elementary school. The program involved parent education, events for the…

Hall, Leda McIntyre

2004-01-01

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Study Abroad WHEREAS, the Study Abroad credit guidelines task force has recommended a policy of credit  

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Study Abroad WHEREAS, the Study Abroad credit guidelines task force has recommended a policy that a maximum of 12 credit hours may be earned per short- term study abroad program where short-term refers

Gering, Jon C.

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78 FR 14783 - Citizens Energy Task Force, Save Our Unique Lands (Complainants) v. Midwest Reliability...  

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...Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 385.206, Citizens Energy Task Force (CETF) and Save Our Unique Lands (SOUL) filed a complaint requesting that the Commission order: (1) That the MTEP 08 addition of the Hampton-Rochester-La...

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Screening for Ovarian Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation  

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... U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This article was published at www.annals.org on 11 September 2012. ... is a group of health experts that reviews published research and makes recommendations about preventive health care. ...

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Preservation Planning for Digital Information: Final Report of the HVC2 Digital Preservation Task Force  

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Digital preservation is the ongoing process of managing data for continuing access and use. The University of Kansas Digital Preservation Task Force was charged in October 2003 to explore the implications of a University ...

Fyffe, Richard; Ludwig, Deborah; Roach, Mary; Schulte, Becky; Warner, Beth Forrest

2004-11-11

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75 FR 57987 - Evaluation of the Groundwater Task Force Report: Public Meeting  

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...SUMMARY: In response to incidents involving radioactive contamination of groundwater wells and soils at nuclear power plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convened a Groundwater Task Force (GTF) in March...

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Caring Communities: Supporting Young Children and Families. The Report of the National Task Force on School Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 1991, the National School Readiness Task Force was formed to promote the national goal of assuring that all children start school ready to learn. This report presents the Task Force's considerations and recommendations based on research reviews and interviews with practitioners nationwide. Following a brief discussion of the Task Force

National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.

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Faculty Senate Library Committee - Task Force on Scholarly Communications: Final Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes the work of the Scholarly Communications Task Force.\\u000aThe Task Force was charged to:Conduct an environmental scan of FSUs faculty involvement in scholarly publishing; Increase awareness of scholarly communication issues on campus; Explore support for copyright assistance and open-access initiatives with FSU administration; and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate about scholarly communication initiatives and\\/or policies.\\u000aThe

Micah Vandegrift

2011-01-01

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Foot force direction control during a pedaling task in individuals post-stroke  

PubMed Central

Background Appropriate magnitude and directional control of foot-forces is required for successful execution of locomotor tasks. Earlier evidence suggested, following stroke, there is a potential impairment in foot-force control capabilities both during stationary force generation and locomotion. The purpose of this study was to investigate the foot-pedal surface interaction force components, in non-neurologically-impaired and stroke-impaired individuals, in order to determine how fore/aft shear-directed foot/pedal forces are controlled. Methods Sixteen individuals with chronic post-stroke hemiplegia and 10 age-similar non-neurologically-impaired controls performed a foot placement maintenance task under a stationary and a pedaling condition, achieving a target normal pedal force. Electromyography and force profiles were recorded. We expected generation of unduly large magnitude shear pedal forces and reduced participation of multiple muscles that can contribute forces in appropriate directions in individuals post-stroke. Results We found lower force output, inconsistent modulation of muscle activity and reduced ability to change foot force direction in the paretic limbs, but we did not observe unduly large magnitude shear pedal surface forces by the paretic limbs as we hypothesized. Conclusion These findings suggested the preservation of foot-force control capabilities post-stroke under minimal upright postural control requirements. Further research must be conducted to determine whether inappropriate shear force generation will be revealed under non-seated, postural demanding conditions, where subjects have to actively control for upright body suspension. PMID:24739234

2014-01-01

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Magnetic Resonance Force Microscope Development  

SciTech Connect

Our objectives were to develop the Magnetic Resonance Force Microscope (MRFM) into an instrument capable of scientific studies of buried structures in technologically and scientifically important electronic materials such as magnetic multilayer materials. This work resulted in the successful demonstration of MRFM-detected ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) as a microscopic characterization tool for thin magnetic films. Strong FMR spectra obtained from microscopic Co thin films (500 and 1000 angstroms thick and 40 x 200 microns in lateral extent) allowed us to observe variations in sample inhomogeneity and magnetic anisotropy field. We demonstrated lateral imaging in microscopic FMR for the first time using a novel approach employing a spatially selective local field generated by a small magnetically polarized spherical crystallite of yttrium iron garnet. These successful applications of the MRFM in materials studies provided the basis for our successful proposal to DOE/BES to employ the MRF M in studies of buried interfaces in magnetic materials.

Hammel, P.C.; Zhang, Z.; Suh, B.J.; Roukes, M.L.; Midzor, M.; Wigen, P.E.; Childress, J.R.

1999-06-03

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Effects of Type and Strength of Force Feedback on Movement Time in a Target Selection Task  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future cockpits will likely include new onboard technologies, such as cockpit displays of traffic information, to help support future flight deck roles and responsibilities. These new technologies may benefit from multimodal feedback to aid pilot information processing. The current study investigated the effects of multiple levels of force feedback on operator performance in an aviation task. Participants were presented with two different types of force feedback (gravitational and spring force feedback) for a discrete targeting task, with multiple levels of gain examined for each force feedback type. Approach time and time in target were recorded. Results suggested that the two highest levels of gravitational force significantly reduced approach times relative to the lowest level of gravitational force. Spring force level only affected time in target. Implications of these findings for the design of future cockpit displays will be discussed.

Rorie, Robert Conrad; Vu, Kim-Phuong L.; Marayong, Panadda; Robles, Jose; Strybel, Thomas Z.; Battiste, Vernol

2013-01-01

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Two-dimensional static manipulation tasks: does force coordination depend on change of the tangential force direction?  

PubMed

Coordination of the grip force (GF) with a tangential force (TF, often referred to as load force) exerted along a certain line in space (i.e., one-dimensional tasks) during object manipulation has proved both to be high and based on feed-forward neural control mechanisms. However, GF-TF coordination deteriorates when the TF of one-dimensional task consecutively switches its direction (bidirectional task). In the present study, we aimed to explore GF-TF coordination in the generally neglected multi-dimensional manipulations. We hypothesized that the coordination would depend on the number of unidirectional and bidirectional orthogonal components of a two-dimensional TF exertion. Fourteen subjects traced various circular TF patterns and their orthogonal diameters shown on a computer screen by exerting a static TF. As expected, the unidirectional tasks revealed higher GF-TF coordination than the bidirectional ones (e.g., higher GF-TF correlations and GF gains, and lower GF/TF ratio). Regarding the circular tasks, most of the data were in line with the hypothesis revealing higher coordination associated with higher number of unidirectional components. Of particular importance could be that the circular tasks also revealed prominent time lags of GF with respect to TF, suggesting involvement of feedback mechanisms. We conclude that the force coordination in bidirectional static manipulations could be affected by changes in TF direction along either of its orthogonal components. The time lags observed from the circular tasks could be a consequence of the activity of sensory afferents, rather than of the visual feedback provided or the task complexity. PMID:22923208

Uygur, Mehmet; Jin, Xin; Knezevic, Olivera; Jaric, Slobodan

2012-10-01

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Family pediatrics: report of the Task Force on the Family.  

PubMed

WHY A TASK FORCE ON THE FAMILY? The practice of pediatrics is unique among medical specialties in many ways, among which is the nearly certain presence of a parent when health care services are provided for the patient. Regardless of whether parents or other family members are physically present, their influence is pervasive. Families are the most central and enduring influence in children's lives. Parents are also central in pediatric care. The health and well-being of children are inextricably linked to their parents' physical, emotional and social health, social circumstances, and child-rearing practices. The rising incidence of behavior problems among children attests to some families' inability to cope with the increasing stresses they are experiencing and their need for assistance. When a family's distress finds its voice in a child's symptoms, pediatricians are often parents' first source for help. There is enormous diversity among families-diversity in the composition of families, in their ethnic and racial heritage, in their religious and spiritual orientation, in how they communicate, in the time they spend together, in their commitment to individual family members, in their connections to their community, in their experiences, and in their ability to adapt to stress. Within families, individuals are different from one another as well. Pediatricians are especially sensitive to differences among children-in their temperaments and personalities, in their innate and learned abilities, and in how they view themselves and respond to the world around them. It is remarkable and a testament to the effort of parents and to the resilience of children that most families function well and most children succeed in life. Family life in the United States has been subjected to extensive scrutiny and frequent commentary, yet even when those activities have been informed by research, they tend to be influenced by personal experience within families and by individual and cultural beliefs about how society and family life ought to be. The process of formulating recommendations for pediatric practice, public policy, professional education, and research requires reaching consensus on some core values and principles about family life and family functioning as they affect children, knowing that some philosophic disagreements will remain unresolved. The growing multicultural character of the country will likely heighten awareness of our diversity. Many characteristics of families have changed during the past 3 to 5 decades. Families without children younger than 18 years have increased substantially, and they are now the majority. The average age at marriage has increased, and a greater proportion of births is occurring to women older than 30 years. Between 1970 and 2000, the proportion of children in 2-parent families decreased from 85% to 69%, and more than one quarter (26%) of all children live with a single parent, usually their mother. Most of this change reflects a dramatic increase in the rate of births to unmarried women that went from 5.3% in 1960 to 33.2% in 2000. Another factor in this change is a slowly decreasing but still high divorce rate that is roughly double what it was in the mid-1950s. Family income is strongly related to children's health, and the financial resources that families have available are closely tied to changes in family structure. Family income in real dollars has trended up for many decades, but the benefits have not been shared equally. For example, the median income of families with married parents has increased by 146% since 1970, but female-headed households have experienced a growth of 131%. More striking is that in 2000, the median income of female-headed households was only 47% of that of married-couple families and only 65% of that of families with 2 married parents in which the wife was not employed. Not surprising, the proportion of children who live in poverty is approximately 5 times greater for female-headed families than for married-couple families. The comped families than for married-c

Schor, Edward L

2003-06-01

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Report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In creating this report the Task Force gathered information by conducting site visits; communicating with numerous individuals, including victims; reviewing the Department of Defense survey data; reviewing Academy and Service policies, reports, and data; consulting with subject matter experts; and communicating with related committees and task

US Department of Defense, 2005

2005-01-01

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Grip Force Control Is Dependent on Task Constraints in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Excessive grip force (GF) is often found in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). However, their GF control may vary when task constraints are imposed upon their motor performance. This study aimed to investigate how their GF control changes in response to task demands, and to examine their tactile sensitivity. Twenty-one…

Law, Sui-Heung; Lo, Sing Kai; Chow, Susanna; Cheing, Gladys L.Y.

2011-01-01

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75 FR 62309 - Establishing a Task Force on Skills for America's Future  

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...approaches to improving the skills of our Nation's workers...an interagency Task Force on Skills for America's Future (Task...the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; (k) the Administrator...opportunities are directly related to skills and job requirements...

2010-10-08

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations and Cancer Screening Among Female Medicare Beneficiaries  

PubMed Central

Abstract Background: Medicare covers several cancer screening tests not currently recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). In September 2002, the Task Force relaxed the upper age limit of 70 years for breast cancer screening recommendations, and in March 2003 an upper age limit of 65 years was introduced for cervical cancer screening recommendations. We assessed whether mammogram and Pap test utilization among women with Medicare coverage is influenced by changes in the Task Force's recommendations for screening. Methods: We identified female Medicare beneficiaries aged 66–80 years and used bivariate probit regression to examine the receipt of breast (mammogram) and cervical (Pap test) cancer screening reflecting changes in the Task Force recommendations. We analyzed 9,760 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey responses from 2001 to 2007. Results: More than two-thirds reported receiving a mammogram and more than one-third a Pap test in the previous 2 years. Lack of recommendation was given as a reason for not getting screened among the majority (51% for mammogram and 75% for Pap). After controlling for beneficiary-level socioeconomic characteristics and access to care factors, we did not observe a significant change in breast and cervical cancer screening patterns following the changes in Task Force recommendations. Conclusions: Although there is evidence that many Medicare beneficiaries adhere to screening guidelines, some women may be receiving non-recommended screening services covered by Medicare. PMID:24195774

Kohler, Racquel E.; Jensen, Gail A.; Sheridan, Stacey L.; Carpenter, William R.; Biddle, Andrea K.

2014-01-01

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Force and position control of manipulators during constrained motion tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Trajectory control of a manipulator constrained by the contact of the end-effector with the environment represents an important class of control problems. A method is proposed whereby both contact force exerted by the manipulator, and the position of the end-effector while in contact with the surface are controlled. The controller parameters are derived based on a linearized dynamic model of

J. K. Mills; A. A. Goldenberg

1989-01-01

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The Report of the Task Force on Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses distance education at Penn State and in a national context as well as considers its potential use and application in the university's future. Distance education is a most important resource that must be brought forcefully into the mainstream of activity in higher education. Increased learning benefits to students are the…

Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.

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Prepared by: The U.T. System Student Debt Reduction Task Force  

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Force Members 50 The U.T. System Student Debt Reduction Task Force 50 Scott Kelley, Ed.D. (Austin, Texas) 50 Philip Aldridge, M.B.A. (Austin, Texas) 50 Natalie Butler (Austin, Texas) 51 Samantha Dallefeld, M.D. (Austin, Texas) 51 John Frederick, Ph.D. (San Antonio, Texas) 52 Willis Hulings, M.B.A. (Weston

Johnston, Daniel

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Force time-history affects fatigue accumulation during repetitive handgrip tasks.  

PubMed

Muscle fatigue is associated with a higher risk of workplace injury, in particular during repetitive tasks. This study aimed to identify the effect of a complex force-time history (a task with multiple different submaximal effort levels) on fatigue accumulation and recovery during a handgrip task. We measured surface electromyography of the brachioradialis (BRD) and flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) of ten right hand dominant females with no history of upper limb injury while they performed a complex submaximal visually targeted gripping task. The task consisted of 15%, 30%, 45%, 30%, and 15% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) plateaus. Each plateau was held for 15s, followed by a 3s MVC and 3s of rest. The "pyramid" was repeated until fatigue criteria were met. Grip force, average EMG and mean power frequency (MnPF) for first cycle and fatigued last cycle, were compared. Post-plateau peak grip force was on average 20.5% MVC lower during the last cycle (p<0.01). Post-plateau grip forces decreased on average by 5.1% MVC after the first 15% MVC plateau (from baseline), by 5.3% MVC after the 30% MVC plateau and 6.8% MVC after the 45% MVC plateau. Further accumulation of fatigue after the second 30% MVC plateau however was minimal, only decreasing by 1.6% MVC. Recovery appeared to occur during the last 15% MVC plateau with an increase in post plateau grip force of 1.6% MVC. Interestingly, MnPF parameters confirmed significant fatigue accumulation during the back end of a force pyramid. We conclude that in a pattern of contractions with ascending, then descending force intensity, voluntary force recovery was present when the preceding force was of a lower intensity. These findings indicate preceding demands play a role in fatigue accumulation during complex tasks. PMID:25465984

Sonne, Michael W; Hodder, Joanne N; Wells, Ryan; Potvin, Jim R

2015-02-01

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Acquisition and retention performance of a rapid force production task  

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extension arm of a force transducer. During acquisition, the subjects produced 10 trials (200 hits). Subjects viewed the oscilloscope during performance (concurrent context) or at the end of performance (terminal context). During retention, subjects... chairman, Dr. Charles H. Shea, and members, Or. Carl P. Gabbard and Dr. Steven M. Smith, for the challenges and guidance and for sharing their knowledge. To my friends, Lizette E. Stuber and Robert M. Kohl, and my family, a very special thank you...

Indermill, Catherine

1986-01-01

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Trajectory Adjustments Underlying Task-Specific Intermittent Force Behaviors and Muscular Rhythms  

PubMed Central

Force intermittency is one of the major causes of motor variability. Focusing on the dynamics of force intermittency, this study was undertaken to investigate how force trajectory is fine-tuned for static and dynamic force-tracking of a comparable physical load. Twenty-two healthy adults performed two unilateral resistance protocols (static force-tracking at 75% maximal effort and dynamic force-tracking in the range of 50%–100% maximal effort) using the left hand. The electromyographic activity and force profile of the designated hand were monitored. Gripping force was off-line decomposed into a primary movement spectrally identical to the target motion and a force intermittency profile containing numerous force pulses. The results showed that dynamic force-tracking exhibited greater intermittency amplitude and force pulse but a smaller amplitude ratio of primary movement to force intermittency than static force-tracking. Multi-scale entropy analysis revealed that force intermittency during dynamic force-tracking was more complex on a low time scale but more regular on a high time scale than that of static force-tracking. Together with task-dependent force intermittency properties, dynamic force-tracking exhibited a smaller 8–12 Hz muscular oscillation but a more potentiated muscular oscillation at 35–50 Hz than static force-tracking. In conclusion, force intermittency reflects differing trajectory controls for static and dynamic force-tracking. The target goal of dynamic tracking is achieved through trajectory adjustments that are more intricate and more frequent than those of static tracking, pertaining to differing organizations and functioning of muscular oscillations in the alpha and gamma bands. PMID:24098640

Chen, Yi-Ching; Lin, Yen-Ting; Huang, Chien-Ting; Shih, Chia-Li; Yang, Zong-Ru; Hwang, Ing-Shiou

2013-01-01

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Depth of processing in the stroop task: evidence from a novel forced-reading condition.  

PubMed

The presence of the Stroop effect betrays the fact that the carrier words were read in the face of instructions to ignore them and to respond to the target ink colors. In this study, we probed the nature of this involuntary reading by comparing color performance with that in a new forced-reading Stroop task in which responding is strictly contingent on reading each and every word. We found larger Stroop effects in the forced-reading task than in the classic Stroop task and concluded that words are processed to a shallower level in the Stroop task than they are in routine voluntary reading. The results show that the two modes of word processing differ in systematic ways and are conductive to qualitatively different representations. These results can pose a challenge to the strongly automatic view of word reading in the Stroop task. PMID:24836124

Eidels, Ami; Ryan, Kathryn; Williams, Paul; Algom, Daniel

2014-01-01

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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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Educational Accounting Systems--An ASTD Task Force  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult education programs in higher education are being developed in various forms which have encouraged enrollment by a growing number of adults. An educational accounting system is being developed by the American Society for Training and Development to assess the learning achievements of adults participating in these programs. (EC)

Sullivan, John

1976-01-01

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Report of the Task Force on SSC Magnet System Test Site  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force on SSC Magnet Systems test Site was appointed by Maury Tigner, Director of the SSC, Phase 1 in August 1984. In brief, the charge asked the Task Force to make a critical evaluation of potential test sites for a major SSC magnet System Test Facility (STF) with regard to: (1) availability of the needed space, utilities, staff and other requirements on the desired time scale; and (2) the cost of preparing the sites for the tests and for operating the facilities during the test period. The charge further suggests that, by virtue of existing facilities and availability of experienced staff, BNL and FNAL are the two best candidate sites and that is therefore appears appropriate to restrict the considerations of the Task Force to these sites. During the subsequent deliberations of the Task Force, no new facts were revealed that altered the assumptions of the charge in this regard. The charge does not ask for a specific site recommendation for the STF. Indeed, an agreement on such a recommendation would be difficult to achieve considering the composition of the Task Force, wherein a large fraction of the membership is drawn from the two contending laboratories. Instead, we have attempted to describe the purpose of the facility, outline a productive test program, list the major facilities required, carefully review the laboratories` responses to the facility requirements, and make objective comparisons of the specific features and capabilities offered.

NONE

1984-10-01

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The influence of catch trials on the consolidation of motor memory in force field adaptation tasks  

PubMed Central

In computational neuroscience it is generally accepted that human motor memory contains neural representations of the physics of the musculoskeletal system and the objects in the environment. These representations are called “internal models”. Force field studies, in which subjects have to adapt to dynamic perturbations induced by a robotic manipulandum, are an established tool to analyze the characteristics of such internal models. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether catch trials during force field learning could influence the consolidation of motor memory in more complex tasks. Thereby, the force field was more than double the force field of previous studies (35 N·s/m). Moreover, the arm of the subjects was not supported. A total of 46 subjects participated in this study and performed center-out movements at a robotic manipulandum in two different force fields. Two control groups learned force field A on day 1 and were retested in the same force field on day 3 (AA). Two test groups additionally learned an interfering force field B (= ?A) on day 2 (ABA). The difference between the two test and control groups, respectively, was the absence (0%) or presence (19%) of catch trials, in which the force field was turned-off suddenly. The results showed consolidation of force field A on day 3 for both control groups. Test groups showed no consolidation of force field A (19% catch trials) and even poorer performance on day 3 (0% catch trials). In conclusion, it can be stated that catch trials seem to have a positive effect on the performance on day 3 but do not trigger a consolidation process as shown in previous studies that used a lower force field viscosity with supported arm. These findings indicate that the results of previous studies in which less complex tasks were analyzed, cannot be fully transferred to more complex tasks. Moreover, the effects of catch trials in these situations are insufficiently understood and further research is needed. PMID:23898319

Focke, Anne; Stockinger, Christian; Diepold, Christina; Taubert, Marco; Stein, Thorsten

2013-01-01

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Workshop on establishing institutional credibility for SEAB Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board`s Task Force on Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, the National Research Council sponsored a workshop on Establishing Institutional Credibility. The purpose of the workshop was to (1) identify the range of available knowledge regarding the theoretical and conceptual issues of how institutions establish their credibility and legitimacy with key constituents, and (2) to help explore and clarify fundamental concepts in management theory related to these issues. The examination was to include what is known about how organizations establish, maintain, lose, and regain public trust and confidence. There was to be no attempt to develop consensus on these issues or to suggest particular courses of action. The workshop was held on October 24-25, 1991, in Denver, Colorado.

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1994-10-01

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Focal transcranial magnetic stimulation and response bias in a forced-choice task  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation were studied on the performance of a warned, forced-choice response time task by normal adults. The task consisted of extension of the index finger in response to the click produced by the discharge of the magnetic coil (go-signal). The subjects were asked to choose the right or left finger only after the go-signal was

J. P. Brasil-neto; A Pascual-Leone; J Valls-Solé; L G Cohen; M Hallett

1992-01-01

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Foot force direction in an isometric pushing task: prediction by kinematic and musculoskeletal models  

Microsoft Academic Search

  \\u000a The abilities of a kinematic model and a muscle model of the human lower limb to predict the stereotyped direction of the\\u000a muscular component of foot force produced by seated subjects in a static task were tested and compared. Human subjects (n=11) performed a quasi-static, lower-limb pushing task against an instrumented bicycle pedal, free to rotate about its own

M. W. Schmidt; C. López-Ortiz; P. S. Barrett; L. M. Rogers; K. G. Gruben

2003-01-01

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Third Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In May 1994, the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions was established by the NASA Advisory Council. Its purpose is to review Phase 1 (Shuttle-Mir) planning, training, operations, rendezvous and docking, and management and to provide interim reports containing specific recommendations to the Advisory Council. Phase 1 represents the building block to create the experience and technical expertise for an International Space Station. The Phase 1 program brings together the United States and Russia in a major cooperative and contractual program that takes advantage of both countries' capabilities. The content of the Phase 1 program consists of the following elements as defined by the Phase 1 Program Management Plan, dated October 6, 1994: Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking missions; astronaut long duration presence on Mir Requirements for Mir support of Phase 1 when astronauts are not on board; outfitting Spektr and Priroda modules with NASA science, research, and risk mitigation equipment Related ground support requirements of NASA and the Russian Space Agency (RSA) to support Phase 1 Integrated NASA and RSA launch schedules and manifests The first meeting of the Task Force was held at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) on May 24 and 25, 1994 with a preliminary report submitted to the NASA Advisory Council on June 6, 1994. The second meeting of the Task Force was held at JSC on July 12 and 13, 1994 and a detailed report containing a series of specific recommendations was submitted on July 29, 1994. This report reflects the results of the third Task Force meeting which was held at JSC on 11 and 12 October, 1994. The briefings presented at that meeting reviewed NASA's response to the Task Force recommendations made to date and provided background data and current status on several critical areas which the Task Force had not addressed in its previous reports.

1994-01-01

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2012-01-24

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Psychophysical testing of visual prosthetic devices: a call to establish a multi-national joint task force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in the field of visual prostheses, as showcased in this special feature of Journal of Neural Engineering , have led to promising results from clinical trials of a number of devices. However, as noted by these groups there are many challenges involved in assessing vision of people with profound vision loss. As such, it is important that there is consistency in the methodology and reporting standards for clinical trials of visual prostheses and, indeed, the broader vision restoration research field. Two visual prosthesis research groups, the Boston Retinal Implant Project (BRIP) and Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), have agreed to work cooperatively to establish a multi-national Joint Task Force. The aim of this Task Force will be to develop a consensus statement to guide the methods used to conduct and report psychophysical and clinical results of humans who receive visual prosthetic devices. The overarching goal is to ensure maximum benefit to the implant recipients, not only in the outcomes of the visual prosthesis itself, but also in enabling them to obtain accurate information about this research with ease. The aspiration to develop a Joint Task Force was first promulgated at the inaugural 'The Eye and the Chip' meeting in September 2000. This meeting was established to promote the development of the visual prosthetic field by applying the principles of inclusiveness, openness, and collegiality among the growing body of researchers in this field. These same principles underlie the intent of this Joint Task Force to enhance the quality of psychophysical research within our community. Despite prior efforts, a critical mass of interested parties could not congeal. Renewed interest for developing joint guidelines has developed recently because of a growing awareness of the challenges of obtaining reliable measurements of visual function in patients who are severely visually impaired (in whom testing is inherently noisy), and of the importance of comparing outcomes amongst the many research teams that have entered this field, all of which are using different devices implanted at various locations within the visual system and different methods of assessing efficacy. Researchers at the BRIP and BVA believe that use of common methods for testing and for reporting results would benefit all scientists and clinicians in the field, the agencies that regulate human testing, corporations that are invested in the success of this field, and, most importantly, potential patients. The Task Force will be formed with the intent of developing substantive recommendations to provide a measure of consistency and quality control within the field. The guidelines will offer recommendations for the assessment of the: (1) baseline (pre-implant) visual status of potential patients (including specification of the disease diagnosis and impact on visual functioning) and (2) post-operative visual function. The guidelines will be available to the public, research groups and companies. Any groups that choose to adopt the recommendations would be encouraged to include a formal statement of compliance in their presentations and publications. The Task Force will develop these guidelines with the understanding that the ability to perform experiments in the suggested manner might be limited by the particular engineering design and functionality of different prosthesis devices. It is not the intent of the Task Force to write strict test protocols for all parties to follow, but instead to work cooperatively as a research field to develop guidelines about the types of tests that should be implemented, and how they could be reported in a similar format between groups. The opportunity to participate on the Task Force is open to all researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work in the fields of sensory prostheses (both visual and cochlear implants), molecular therapy, stem cells, optogenetics or other fields that share a similar goal of restoring vision to the blind. Decisions about the guidelines will be made democratically, with precautions

Rizzo, Joseph F., III; Ayton, Lauren N.

2014-04-01

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Distance and Online Education Task Force Recommendations and Next Steps  

E-print Network

at a distance. Some faculty at the College already use hybrid instruction to "flip the classroom" so. At the same time, unique online courses have been developed and employed strategically within undergraduate training in language instruction through a hybrid program format. In September of this year, President

Mitchener, W. Garrett

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Math Task Force's Bad Calculation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of incoming college students who require development mathematics coursework is a national problem. This is an enormous area of concern for a number of reasons--such as the monetary cost to students who must take courses for which they are not granted credit, and colleges and universities who must pay instructors to teach such courses.…

Winders, Mike; Bisk, Richard

2014-01-01

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Controlling Energy Through Microprocessor Utilization. An Energy Task Force Publication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This seven-chapter publication was designed to assist administrators, architects, and engineers in understanding the functions of microprocessor-based energy management systems. The information provided can be used by these individuals to develop an energy management project, select the proper system, and accurately install the system to fit…

Fatkin, Barbara, Ed.

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NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking convened on May 24 and 25, 1994. Based on the meetings, the Task Force made the following recommendations: at a minimum, the mission commander and payload commander for all subsequent Shuttle-Mir missions should be named at least 18 months in advance of the scheduled launch date; in order to derive early operational experience in advance of the first Mir docking mission, the primary objective of STS-63 should be Mir rendezvous and proximity operations; and if at all possible, the launch date for STS-63 should be moved forward.

1994-01-01

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FDA/NCI Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF)  

Cancer.gov

Under this effort, the two agencies share knowledge and resources to facilitate the development of new cancer drugs and speed their delivery to patients. Theresa Mullin, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner, Office of Planning, Office of Policy and Planning, FDA, and Anna Barker, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, Office of the Director, NCI, serve as the Co-Chairs for the IOTF.

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Recommendations of the task force on public policy  

E-print Network

Qn with the AABT's COLA, should intervene in a policy debate via information dissemi- nation when the approach and/or eval- uation ofa proposed or ongoing program is clearly counter to the principles of be- havior, sound research methodology, or ethical standards...- vancement of Behavior Therapy's Com- mittee on Legislative Affairs (COLA) to request policy-relevant research from its membership and develop a formal mech- anism for disseminating relevant re- search information to policymakers. Such periodic prompts...

Task Force on Public Policy Association for Behavior Analysis; Fawcett, Stephen B.; Bernstein, Gail; Czyzewski, Mare J.; Greene, Brandon F.; Hannah, Gerald T.; Iwata, Brian A.; Jason, Leonard A.; Mathews, R. Mark; Morris, Edward K.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Seekins, Tom; Winett, Richard A.

1988-03-01

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NCI-FDA Interagency Oncology Task Force Workshop Provides Guidance for Analytical Validation of Protein-based Multiplex Assays  

Cancer.gov

An NCI-FDA Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF) Molecular Diagnostics Workshop was held on October 30, 2008 in Cambridge, MA, to discuss requirements for analytical validation of protein-based multiplex technologies in the context of its intended use. This workshop developed through NCI's Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer initiative and the FDA focused on technology-specific analytical validation processes to be addressed prior to use in clinical settings.

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The Status of Older Women in Illinois Today: A Report by the Task Force on Older Women in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the report of an Illinois task force formed to examine issues that make it different to grow older as a woman than as a man and to develop a set of recommendations to help meet the needs of women in Illinois. The focus is on housing, health care, and economic security of older women. It is noted that over 1,300 older women…

Illinois State Dept. on Aging, Springfield.

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Analysis of object-stability and internal force in robotic contact tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The stability of an object manipulated by multiple robots (serial-link or wire-driven mechanisms) in contact tasks is investigated. We show that resultant force\\/moment applicable to the object through the contacts is represented as a polyhedral convex region in force\\/moment space. Then we propose a stability measure and a method of calculating it approximately by linear programming technique. We also present

Yusuke Maeda; Yasumichi Aiyama; Tamio Arai; Taiga Ozawa

1996-01-01

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Anomalous EMG-force relations during low-force isometric tasks in hemiparetic stroke survivors.  

PubMed

Hemispheric brain injury resulting from a stroke is often accompanied by muscle weakness in contralateral limbs. In neurologically intact subjects, appropriate motoneuronal recruitment and rate modulation are utilized to optimize muscle force production. In the present study, we sought to determine whether weakness in an affected hand muscle in stroke survivors is partially attributable to alterations in the control of muscle activation. Specifically, our goal was to characterize whether the surface EMG amplitude was systematically larger as a function of (low) force in paretic hand muscles as compared to contralateral muscles in the same subject. We tested a multifunctional muscle, the first dorsal interosseous (FDI), in multiple directions about the second metacarpophalangeal joint in ten hemiparetic and six neurologically intact subjects. In six of the ten stroke subjects, the EMG-force slope was significantly greater on the affected side as compared to the contralateral side, as well as compared to neurologically intact subjects. An unexpected set of results was a nonlinear relation between recorded EMG and generated force commonly observed in the paretic FDI, even at very low-force levels. We discuss possible experimental as well as physiological factors that may contribute to an increased EMG-force slope, concluding that changes in motor unit (MU) control are the most likely reasons for the observed changes. PMID:25224701

Suresh, Nina L; Concepcion, Nicole S; Madoff, Janina; Rymer, W Z

2015-01-01

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External task force review of the U.S. Geological Survey Federal-State Cooperative Water Program, August 1999  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This Task Force review is the first external review of the Federal-State Cooperative Water Program through its more than 100-year history. The purpose of the Task Force is to gather information, assess the effectiveness of the program, and recommend improvements. This report describes the process used by the Task Force to review the Cooperative Water Program and presents the findings and recommendations resulting from the review. This report provides information about Task Force structure and meetings, the information collected and analyzed, and the decision-making process used to arrive at the findings and recommendations.

Blanchard, Stephen F., (compiler)

1999-01-01

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Proposal for Good Samaritan Policy Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support  

E-print Network

1 Proposal for Good Samaritan Policy Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence stressful and confused situations, universities and communities around the country have adopted Good actions. The Oregon State Legislature signed a Good Samaritan law, OR House Bill 4094 into effect

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Report of the Task Force on the Incident of 19th September 2008 at the LHC  

E-print Network

This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the AT department Task Force established to investigate the 19th September 2008 incident which occurred in sector 3-4 of the LHC. It includes a number of annexes where specific analyses are detailed.

Bajko, M; Catalan-Lasheras, N; Claudet, S; Cruikshank, P; Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Denz, R; Fessia, P; Garion, C; Jimenez, JM; Kirby, G; Lebrun, Ph; Le Naour, S; Mess, K-H; Modena, M; Montabonnet, V; Nunes, R; Parma, V; Perin, A; de Rijk, G; Rijllart, A; Rossi, L; Schmidt, R; Siemko, A; Strubin, P; Tavian, L; Thiesen, H; Tock, J; Todesco, E; Veness, R; Verweij, A; Walckiers, L; Van Weelderen, R; Wolf, R; Fehér, S; Flora, R; Koratzinos, M; Limon, P; Strait, J

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Report of the Interagency Task Force on Persistent Marine Debris, May 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a definition of the marine debris problem and a charge to the task force. Presents five general recommendations concerning: federal leadership, public awareness and education program, implementation of laws, research and monitoring, and beach clean-up and monitoring. (RT)

Keeny, Timothy R. E.; Cottingham, David

1989-01-01

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Academic Science Program Task Force Thursday, August 11, 2011 1:45 p.m.  

E-print Network

, Bressler, Loboa, Sombers OTHERS PRESENT: Louis MartinVega, Dan Solomon, Johnny Wynne, Pocan (admin of Engineering spoke individually with the Academic Science Program Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Johnny Wynne (CALS are your thoughts on these threads? Many thanks to Deans Wynne, Solomon, and MartinVega for meeting

282

A Vision/Position/Force Control Approach for Performing Assembly Tasks with a Humanoid Robot  

E-print Network

of the arms. The robot that is considered for simulation purpose is the Japanese HRP2 humanoid (Fig. 1) [1A Vision/Position/Force Control Approach for Performing Assembly Tasks with a Humanoid Robot Pierre ­ Humanoid robots are currently widely studied because of the many future applications they could be used for

Boyer, Edmond

283

Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to expressions of public concern regarding the sexualization of girls and girlhood in U.S. culture. This report examines and summarizes psychological theory, research, and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls. The…

American Psychological Association (APA), 2007

2007-01-01

284

Peat mining and natural resources: peat mining task force report. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this report the peat mining task force reviews the potential impacts of peat mining in North Carolina and the adequacy of state laws for assuring that mining is carried out in a way that protects natural resources. Problems arising from the proximity of peat to estuarine waters are given special attention. A general management framework based on the existing

J. F. Smith; D. W. Owens

1983-01-01

285

The South Pole Telescope: A white paper for the Dark Energy Task Force  

E-print Network

The South Pole Telescope: A white paper for the Dark Energy Task Force J. E. Carlstrom, C. Chang, T constraints on the nature of dark energy by measuring its impact on the growth of structure, specifically redshifts, the statistical power of the survey yields are sufficient to measure the dark energy equation

Collar, Juan I.

286

MDS Task Force on Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Critical Review of PD-MCI  

E-print Network

MDS Task Force on Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Critical Review of PD-MCI Irene Hospital/University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway 3 Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 4 Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders

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Future Opportunities for Television. Part I. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff paper to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy examines the future of broadcast television. The central question in formulating broadcast policy is how to mesh traditional policies with new technology to exploit fully the potential value of television. Two areas are stressed--the basic structure of TV broadcasting in the…

Rostow, Eugene V.

288

The Unfinished Agenda: The Citizen's Policy Guide to Environmental Issues. A Task Force Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is the result of the Environmental Task Force, a group of 63 environmentalists who were asked to identify and describe the most critical environmental problems. It contains chapters on population, food and agriculture, the energy economy, natural resources, water and air pollution, hazards of toxic substances, land use and ecology,…

Barney, Gerald O., Ed.

289

Graduate Education in Physics. Report of the Joint AAPT-APS Task Force. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Graduate Education in Physics (TFGE), an ad hoc committee convened jointly by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Physical Society (APS), has studied the current status of graduate education in physics Ph.D. programs, and has made recommendations based on what was found. The findings indicate that…

American Association of Physics Teachers (NJ1), 2006

2006-01-01

290

Hunger in the Midst of Affluence: Task Force Combats Hunger in Contra Costa County.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research conducted by the Hunger Task Force in Contra Costa County (California) revealed a significant increase in the number of families, especially with young children, who live in poverty and who are going hungry. A food stamp outreach program, a countywide school breakfast program, and food distribution programs have been initiated. (LP)

Fujii, Mary Lavender

1994-01-01

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Executive Summary: Final Report of the APA Task Force on the Victims of Crime and Violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

I am deeply honored and privileged to be invited to prepare this introduction to the Executive Summary of the Final Report of the Task Force on the Victims of Crime and Violence and delighted that a Public Forum section of the American Psychologist is devoted to so significant a public and social interest issue as that involving victims of crime

1985-01-01

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Effects of the Learning Opportunities Task Force (LOTF) Programs on Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of participation in the Learning Opportunities Task Force (LOTF) programs on postsecondary students with learning disabilities (LDs). Data regarding 969 students from 6 colleges and 4 universities in Ontario were evaluated to investigate rates of academic success and increased self-awareness. Participants had a…

Harrison, Allyson G.; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Freeman, John

2012-01-01

293

A Time To Sow: Report from the Task Force on Learning Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information technology and telecommunications advances affect universities in addition to business. Ontario universities need to address the importance of incorporating learning technologies (LTs) into their teaching. The Task Force on Learning Technologies was established to address Ontario universities' need to utilize learning technologies and…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

294

Achievement Gap Elimination: Report of the Missouri K-16 Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2001, Missouri's K-16 project launched the K-12 Task Force on Achievement Gap Elimination, which believes that improving teacher quality is the single most important factor in eliminating the achievement gap among Missouri students. This report describes the significance of teacher quality on student achievement, emphasizing the uneven…

2002

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The Report of the New York University Task Force on the Financial Emergency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New York University is in deep financial trouble as are other higher education institutions in the country. This was evident in 1969 when federal funds were cut, operating expenses were inflated, and student enrollment declined. In February of 1972 the president of the University appointed a task force to study the problems and alternatives of the…

Netzer, Dick; And Others

296

Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On June 9, 2003, the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males was convened by the Maryland K-16 Leadership Council (chaired by the University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, former Maryland Acting Secretary of Higher Education John A. Sabatini, Jr., and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S.…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

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The Education of Behavior Disordered Students. Report of the West Virginia Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents findings of a West Virginia task force on a program study for behavior disordered students in early childhood education, middle childhood education, and adolescent education. The first section presents a synopsis of studies on current research and best practices in the education of behavior disordered students. The conclusions…

West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Learning Systems.

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Nevada's Fiscal Woes The Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy in Nevada recently filed their report,  

E-print Network

Nevada's Fiscal Woes The Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy in Nevada recently filed their report Arizona. Most discussion, however, spotlights what taxes Nevada should raise or enact to finance its deficit. This essay examines two related issues. How do Nevada's government spending and tax revenue

Ahmad, Sajjad

299

Report of the Governor's Task Force on Aerospace-Aviation Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the Aerospace-Aviation Education Task Force was to study the problems and present recommendations for space and aviation education in California. Educational trends and the increasing rate of dropout occurrence reveal a need to introduce changes in the education and training of students. Many career opportunities exist in the field…

Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Office of General Aviation.

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Governor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking  

E-print Network

in the pilot. "Substance abuse is much broader than the use of illegal narcotics," said DHHS Secretary AldonaGovernor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Chancellor substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention

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Report of the Task Force on Resource Sharing. Collection Analysis Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task force report analyzes current cooperative programs, emerging resource sharing programs, and emerging technology as they relate to the extension needs of off-campus students and faculty at the University of Wyoming Library, and presents recommendations where they are warranted. Current cooperative programs reviewed include interlibrary…

Van Arsdale, Bill; And Others

302

Two citizen task forces and the challenge of the evolving nuclear waste siting process  

SciTech Connect

Siting any nuclear waste facility is problematic in today's climate of distrust toward nuclear agencies and fear of nuclear waste. This study compares and contrasts the siting and public participation processes as two citizen task forces dealt with their difficult responsibilities. 10 refs., 3 tabs.

Peelle, E.B.

1990-01-01

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President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Five. Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second part of a staff paper to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy dealing with the domestic telecommunications carrier industry consists of the final two appendices. In the first, the history, structure, present services, and future plans of the Western Union Telegraph Company are discussed. Evidence is given that by allowing…

President's Task Force on Communications Policy, Washington, DC.

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The Domestic Telecommunications Carrier Industry. Part I. President's Task Force on Communications Policy. Staff Paper Five.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff paper submitted to the President's Task Force on Communications Policy recommends that public policy ensure an integrated structure in the telecommunications industry, while fostering limited competition to keep the system responsive to new technology and to consumer demands. The present system of regulated monopoly for companies supplying…

Rostow, Eugene V.

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New Congressional Climate Change Task Force Calls on President to Use Administrative Authority  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spurred by U.S. congressional inaction on climate change and by President Barack Obama's comments on the topic in his 21 January inaugural address, several Democratic members of Congress announced at a Capitol Hill briefing the formation of a bicameral task force on climate change. In addition, they have called on the president to use his administrative authority to deal with the issue.

Showstack, Randy

2013-02-01

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The Rediscovery of Education in America: An Assessment of National Commission and Task Force Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national task force and commission reports on the status of education in the United States released in 1983 and 1984 that have the most relevance for foreign language studies are reviewed. These include: (1) "A Nation At Risk" by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, the College Board's "Academic Preparation for College: What…

Johnstone, Tamara S.

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Internet Engineering Task Force A. Ford Internet-Draft Roke Manor Research  

E-print Network

Internet Engineering Task Force A. Ford Internet-Draft Roke Manor Research Intended status: Experimental C. Raiciu Expires: September 15, 2011 M. Handley University College London O. Bonaventure TCP flows across potentially disjoint paths. Status of this Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted

Bonaventure, Olivier

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Defense Waste Processing Facility: Report of task force on options to mitigate the effect of nitrite on DWPF operations  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of accumulating ammonium nitrate (an explosive) as well as organic compounds in the DWPF Chemical Processing Cell Vent System was recently discovered. A task force was therefore organized to examine ways to avoid this potential hazard. Of thirty-two processing/engineering options screened, the task force recommended five options, deemed to have the highest technical certainty, for detailed development and evaluation: Radiolysis of nitrite in the tetraphenylborate precipitate slurry feed in a new corrosion-resistant facility. Construction of a Late Washing Facility for precipitate washing before transfer to the DWPF; Just-in-Time'' precipitation; Startup Workaround by radiolysis of nitrite in the existing corrosion-resistant Pump Pit tanks; Ammonia venting and organics separation in the DWPF; and, Estimated costs and schedules are included in this report.

Randall, D. (ed.); Marek, J.C.

1992-03-01

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Assisting versus repelling force-feedback for learning of a line following task in a wheelchair.  

PubMed

Previous work has shown that training with the "assist-as-needed" method using a force-feedback joystick can improve the driving performance of children and adults. This paper is the first study to evaluate training with a repelling force versus an assisting force for learning of a line following task in a wheelchair through a force-feedback joystick. We designed a robotic training wheelchair, that can accurately localize itself in the training environment, and implemented assisting and repelling force fields on the force-feedback joystick. The training protocol included three groups. The control (CT) group received no force feedback. The assisting force (AF) group was trained using the "assist-as-needed" paradigm. The repelling force (RF) group was trained with the repelling force field. We observed that both the AF and RF groups improved their driving skills. The error reductions of both groups were not statistically different under the current setting. We believe that this pilot study could provide a promising foundation regarding the effects of a robotic wheelchair training algorithm on motor learning. PMID:23475377

Chen, Xi; Agrawal, Sunil K

2013-11-01

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Task Force Report 5. Report of the Task Force on Family Medicine’s Role in Shaping the Future Health Care Delivery System  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Recognizing that the implementation of needed changes within family medicine will be enhanced through a concurrent effort to transform the broader health care system, this Future of Family Medicine task force was charged with determining family medicine’s leadership role in shaping the future health care delivery system. METHODS After reviewing the changes taking place within family medicine and the broader health care system, this task force identified 6 priorities for fostering necessary modifications in the health care system. In addressing the leadership challenge facing the discipline, the task force presents a 3-dimensional matrix that provides a useful framework for describing the audiences that should be targeted, the strategic priorities that should be pursued, and the specific recommendations that should be addressed. Noting that leadership is part of the heritage of family medicine, the task force reviewed past successes by the discipline as important lessons that can be instructive as family physicians begin advocating for needed changes. MAJOR FINDINGS Effective leadership is an essential ingredient that will determine, to a large extent, the success of family medicine in advocating for needed change in the health care system overall and in the specialty. It is vitally important to groom leaders within family medicine and to create venues where policy makers and influence leaders can look beyond their usual constituencies and horizons to a comprehensive view of health care. A central concept being proposed is that of a relationship-centered personal medical home. This medical home serves as the focal point through which all individuals—regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status—receive a basket of acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services that are accessible, accountable, comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered, safe, scientifically valid, and satisfying to both patients and their physicians. CONCLUSION Family medicine has and will continue to have an important leadership role in health system change. It has been most successful when it has been able to identify a high-priority goal through consensus within the discipline, to focus and coordinate local and national resources, and to use a multipronged approach in addressing the priority. Although the Future of Family Medicine project has provided an important impetus for the identification of key priorities across the discipline, for the FFM project ultimately to be a success, implementation steps will need to be identified and prioritized. The leadership matrix presented in this report can provide a useful structuring tool to identify, understand, and coordinate change efforts more effectively. Strategic alliances with primary care groups and others also will be critical to the success of change initiatives.

Roberts, Richard G.; Snape, Pam S.; Burke, Kevin

2004-01-01

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Air Force Training for Instructional Systems Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Detailed information is provided about the Air Force Instructional System Development (ISD) Model to supplement the 1979 AECT presentation made in New Orleans. Information of interest to instructional systems designers includes (1) a short overview of the Air Force ISD model, (2) an extended example which demonstrates the Air Training Command…

Calkins, Ronald R.

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Enhancing the absorption of fortification iron. A SUSTAIN Task Force report.  

PubMed

Iron deficiency remains a major global health problem affecting an estimated 2 billion people. The World Health Organization ranked it as the seventh most important preventable risk for disease, disability, and death in 2002. Since an important factor in its causation is the poor bioavailability of iron in the cereal-based diets of many developing countries, SUSTAIN set up a Task Force, consisting of nutritional, medical, industry, and government experts to consider strategies for enhancing the absorption of fortification iron. This paper summarizes the findings of this Task Force. Detailed reviews of each strategy follow this overview. Highly soluble compounds of iron like ferrous sulfate are desirable food fortificants but cannot be used in many food vehicles because of sensory issues. Thus, potentially less well-absorbed forms of iron commonly are used in food fortification. The bioavailability of iron fortificants can, however, be enhanced with innovative ingredient technologies. Ascorbic acid, NaFeEDTA, ferrous bisglycinate, and dephytinization all enhance the absorption of fortification iron, but add to the overall costs of fortification. While all strategies cannot be recommended for all food fortification vehicles, individual strategies can be recommended for specific foods. For example, the addition of ascorbic acid is appropriate for dry blended foods such as infant foods and other dry products made for reconstitution that are packaged, stored, and prepared in a way that maximizes retention of this vitamin. NaFeEDTA can be recommended for fortification of fish sauce and soy sauce, whereas amino acid chelates may be more useful in milk products and beverages. With further development, dephytinization may be possible for low-cost, cereal-based complementary foods in developing countries. Encapsulation of iron salts in lipid coatings, while not an iron absorption-enhancing strategy per se, can prevent soluble forms of iron from interacting undesirably with some food vehicles and hence broaden the application of some fortificants. Research relevant to each of these strategies for enhancing the bioavailability or utility of iron food fortificants is reviewed. Individual strategies are evaluated in terms of enhancing effect and stability, organoleptic qualities, cost, and regulatory issues of interest to the nutrition community, industry, and consumers. Recommendations are made on potential usages and further research needs. Effective fortification depends on the selection of technically feasible and efficacious strategies. Once suitable strategies have been identified, cost becomes very important in selecting the best approach to implement. However it is essential to calculate cost in relation to the amount of bioavailable iron delivered. An approach to the calculation of cost using a conservative estimate of the enhancing effects of the innovative technologies discussed in the supplement is given in the final section. PMID:15743016

Hurrell, Richard F; Lynch, Sean; Bothwell, Thomas; Cori, Héctor; Glahn, Ray; Hertrampf, Eva; Kratky, Zdenek; Miller, Dennis; Rodenstein, Mario; Streekstra, Hugo; Teucher, Birgit; Turner, Elizabeth; Yeung, C K; Zimmermann, Michael B

2004-11-01

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The Development of Cooperation in Alternative Task Situations  

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In this follow-up study, it was found that cooperation could be developed when rewards for cooperating were greater than for performing individual tasks and when subjects could discriminate between task alternatives and relative rewards. For reprints, write to the Experimental Education Unit, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, Univ.…

Mithaug, Dennis E.

1969-01-01

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Report of the task force on low-temperature magnet operation  

SciTech Connect

The task force has studied two options for an 8 T ring operating at 2 K. In the first of these the synchrotron light load is taken at 2 K, and in the second it is intercepted on a bore liner at 4.5 K. The possibility of staged construction of the 20 Tev, 8 T, 2 K ring with initial operation at 15 Tev, 6 T and 4.5 K has also been considered. A set of dimensions and specifications has been developed for each of the two 8 T options in the three categories: magnets, cryostat, and refrigeration system with the object of providing for a detailed cost comparison with the 6 T, design D ring. Cost information for refrigeration systems that are not strictly comparable to design D have been developed from component quotations. A very preliminary discussion of costs is included in the report. A summary of the principal findings of the task force is as follows: the temperature at which a 6 T, 4.5 K magnet will operate at 8 T with the same critical current safety margin is found to be 2 K; an increase of 0.5 cm in the magnet inner diameter is found to be sufficient to accommodate a fluid-cooled bore liner; the most important change in going from the design D magnet to a magnet suitable for operation at 8 T, 2 K is an increase of about 10% in the superconductor and 60% in the iron per unit length; the cryostat for 2 K is fundamentally the same as for design D; for the same load ratings complete refrigeration system for the 2 K ring costs about 1.5 times as much as a system for a 4.5 K ring and uses twice the power; two ideas have come up in the investigations that clearly have merit and deserve further study independent of the choice of magnet style. These are the bore liner for synchrotron radiation interception and the ESCAR or pool-boiling cooling system.

NONE

1985-07-02

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Treating rheumatoid arthritis to target: recommendations of an international task force  

PubMed Central

Background Aiming at therapeutic targets has reduced the risk of organ failure in many diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. Such targets have not been defined for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objective To develop recommendations for achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes in RA. Methods A task force of rheumatologists and a patient developed a set of recommendations on the basis of evidence derived from a systematic literature review and expert opinion; these were subsequently discussed, amended and voted upon by >60 experts from various regions of the world in a Delphi-like procedure. Levels of evidence, strength of recommendations and levels of agreement were derived. Results The treat-to-target activity resulted in 10 recommendations. The treatment aim was defined as remission with low disease activity being an alternative goal in patients with long-standing disease. Regular follow-up (every 1–3 months during active disease) with appropriate therapeutic adaptation to reach the desired state within 3 to a maximum of 6 months was recommended. Follow-up examinations ought to employ composite measures of disease activity which include joint counts. Additional items provide further details for particular aspects of the disease. Levels of agreement were very high for many of these recommendations (?9/10). Conclusion The 10 recommendations are supposed to inform patients, rheumatologists and other stakeholders about strategies to reach optimal outcomes of RA based on evidence and expert opinion. PMID:20215140

Smolen, Josef S; Aletaha, Daniel; Bijlsma, Johannes W J; Breedveld, Ferdinand C; Boumpas, Dimitrios; Burmester, Gerd; Combe, Bernard; Cutolo, Maurizio; de Wit, Maarten; Dougados, Maxime; Emery, Paul; Gibofsky, Alan; Gomez-Reino, Juan Jesus; Haraoui, Boulos; Kalden, Joachim; Keystone, Edward C; Kvien, Tore K; McInnes, Iain; Martin-Mola, Emilio; Montecucco, Carlomaurizio; Schoels, Monika; van der Heijde, Desirée

2010-01-01

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Force control tasks with pure haptic feedback promote short-term focused attention.  

PubMed

Focused attention has great impact on our quality of life. Our learning, social skills and even happiness are closely intertwined with our capacity for focused attention. Attention promotion is replete with examples of training-induced increases in attention capability, most of which rely on visual and auditory stimulation. Pure haptic stimulation to increase attention capability is rarely found. We show that accurate force control tasks with pure haptic feedback enhance short-term focused attention. Participants were trained by a force control task in which information from visual and auditory channels was blocked, and only haptic feedback was provided. The trainees were asked to exert a target force within a pre-defined force tolerance for a specific duration. The tolerance was adaptively modified to different levels of difficulty to elicit full participant engagement. Three attention tests showed significant changes in different aspects of focused attention in participants who had been trained as compared with those who had not, thereby illustrating the role of haptic-based sensory-motor tasks in the promotion of short-term focused attention. The findings highlight the potential value of haptic stimuli in brain plasticity and serve as a new tool to extend existing computer games for cognitive enhancement. PMID:25296407

Wang, Dangxiao; Zhang, Yuru; Yang, Xiaoxiao; Yang, Gaofeng; Yang, Yi

2014-01-01

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Report of the Film School Task Force to the Office of the Interim Chancellor, University of Hawaii  

E-print Network

1 Report of the Film School Task Force to the Office of the Interim Chancellor, University of Hawaii January 29, 2002 Executive Summary The task force on the President's initiative for a Film School to realize a degree program in Film Studies1 at the University of Hawaii. The effort featured a "Big Tent

Olsen, Stephen L.

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Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland. 1998 Interim Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report was prepared by a task force appointed to examine issues related to the University System of Maryland (USM) ten years after its creation in 1988. The task force focused on key issues raised by stakeholders and higher education experts, including statewide goals and priorities for the USM; duplication and overlap of authority between the…

Maryland State Dept. of Legislative Services, Annapolis.

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Visuomotor processing and hand force coordination in dyslexic children during a visually guided manipulation task.  

PubMed

Developmental Dyslexia negatively affects children's reading and writing ability and, in most cases, performance in sensorimotor tasks. These deficits have been associated with structural and functional alterations in the cerebellum and the posterior parietal cortex (PPC). Both neural structures are active during visually guided force control and in the coordination of load force (LF) and grip force (GF) during manipulation tasks. Surprisingly, both phenomena have not been investigated in dyslexic children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare dyslexic and non-dyslexic children regarding their visuomotor processing ability and GF-LF coordination during a static manipulation task. Thirteen dyslexic (8-14 YO) and 13 age- and sex-matched non-dyslexic (control) children participated in the study. They were asked to grasp a fixed instrumented handle using the tip of all digits and pull the handle upward exerting isometric force to match a ramp-and-hold force profile displayed in a computer monitor. Task performance (i.e., visuomotor coordination) was assessed by RMSE calculated in both ramp and hold phases. GF-LF coordination was assessed by the ratio between GF and LF (GF/LF) calculated at both phases and the maximum value of a cross-correlation function (rmax) and its respective time lag calculated at ramp phase. The results revealed that the RMSE at both phases was larger in dyslexic than in control children. However, we found that GF/LF, rmax, and time lags were similar between groups. Those findings indicate that dyslexic children have a mild deficit in visuomotor processing but preserved GF-LF coordination. Altogether, these findings suggested that dyslexic children could present mild structural and functional alterations in specific PPC or cerebellum areas that are directly related to visuomotor processing. PMID:24960554

de Freitas, Paulo B; Pedão, Sabrina T; Barela, Jose A

2014-10-01

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Force control of heavy lift manipulators for high precision insertion tasks  

E-print Network

The inherent strength of robotic manipulators can be used to assist humans in performing heavy lifting tasks. These robots reduce manpower, reduce fatigue, and increase productivity. This thesis deals with the development ...

DiCicco, Matthew A. (Matthew Adam)

2005-01-01

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U.S. Department of Justice: Task Force for Faith-based & Community Initiatives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush issued two executive orders related to faith-based and community organizations. The first established a base of operations within the White House for such initiatives, and the second established centers within various cabinet- level departments, including the Department of Justice (DOJ). As the latter's website notes, "The Task Force's purpose is to promote good works by neighbors, particularly in the areas of juvenile delinquency, prisoners and their families, victims of crime, domestic violence, and drug addiction/treatment/prevention." Visitors to the site can learn about funding opportunities administered by the DOJ and also read some of its publications, such as "Moving Beyond the Walls: Faith and Justice Partnerships Working for High Risk Youth". Interested parties may also want to look at the Task Force's FAQ section and sign up to receive email updates.

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AGU's new task force on scientific ethics and integrity begins work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In support of the new strategic plan, AGU has established a new task force to review, evaluate, and update the Union's policies on scientific misconduct and the process for investigating and responding to allegations of possible misconduct by AGU members. As noted by AGU president Michael McPhaden, “AGU can only realize its vision of ‘collaboratively advancing and communicating science and its power to ensure a sustainable future’ if we have the trust of the public and policy makers. That trust is earned by maintaining the highest standards of scientific integrity in all that we do. The work of the Task Force on Scientific Ethics is essential for defining norms of professional conduct that all our members can aspire to and that demonstrate AGU's unwavering commitment to excellence in Earth and space science.”

Gleick, Peter; Townsend, Randy

2011-11-01

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Robotic execution of everyday tasks by means of external vision\\/force control  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we present an integrated manipulation framework for a service robot, that allows to interact with articulated\\u000a objects at home environments through the coupling of vision and force modalities. We consider a robot which is observing simultaneously\\u000a his hand and the object to manipulate, by using an external camera (i.e. robot head). Task-oriented grasping algorithms (Proc\\u000a of IEEE

Mario Prats; Philippe Martinet; Angel P. del Pobil; Sukhan Lee

2008-01-01

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Government Information Locator Service (GILS). Draft report to the Information Infrastructure Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a draft report on the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) to the National Information Infrastructure (NII) task force. GILS is designed to take advantage of internetworking technology known as client-server architecture which allows information to be distributed among multiple independent information servers. Two appendices are provided -- (1) A glossary of related terminology and (2) extracts from a draft GILS profile for the use of the American National Standard Information Retrieval Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification for Library Applications.

1994-01-01

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On Call: Alert or Unsafe? A Report of the AORN On-Call Electronic Task Force  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESEARCH HAS LINKED health care providers' long work hours with patient care errors. Perioperative staff members often work extended hours because of long shifts and being on call.AORN's ON-CALL ELECTRONIC TASK FORCE conducted a survey of nurses to determine their work load, call scheduling, and experiences related to fatigue. Of the 1,013 respondents, 67.7% said they had experienced effects of

Trudy A. G. Kenyon; Rebecca E. Gluesing; Karen Y. White; Wanda L. Dunkel; Byron L. Burlingame

2007-01-01

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Career Development Tasks of Mexican American Adolescents: An Exploratory Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This interview-based study explored the extent to which four academically successful Mexican American adolescents were engaged in age appropriate career development tasks as suggested by Super's (1957, 1984) theory. It also explored the adolescent's understanding of the role that ethnicity played in their career related behaviors. Findings suggest that these Hispanic adolescents were engaged in age appropriate tasks according to

Robin L. Bullington; Consuelo Arbona

2001-01-01

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Mechanical forces in plant growth and development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Plant cells perceive forces that arise from the environment and from the biophysics of plant growth. These forces provide meaningful cues that can affect the development of the plant. Seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana were used to examine the cytoplasmic tensile character of cells that have been implicated in the gravitropic response. Laser-trapping technology revealed that the starch-containing statoliths of the central columella cells in root caps are held loosely within the cytoplasm. In contrast, the peripheral cells have starch granules that are relatively resistant to movement. The role of the actin cytoskeleton in affecting the tensile character of these cells is discussed. To explore the role that biophysical forces might play in generating developmental cues, we have developed an experimental model system in which protoplasts, embedded in a synthetic agarose matrix, are subjected to stretching or compression. We have found that protoplasts subjected to these forces from five minutes to two hours will subsequently elongate either at right angles or parallel to the tensive or compressive force vector. Moreover, the cortical microtubules are found to be organized either at right angles or parallel to the tensive or compressive force vector. We discuss these results in terms of an interplay of information between the extracellular matrix and the underlying cytoskeleton.

Fisher, D. D.; Cyr, R. J.

2000-01-01

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FATF: Financial Action Task Force On Money Laundering = GAFI: Groupe d'Action Financiere sur le Blanchiment des Capitaux  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has established this site, which features a publications page that includes the last six annual reports on task force activity (1991/2-1994/5 reports are available in Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only). These reports detail money laundering "methods and countermeasures," and "monitor the implementation of anti-money laundering measures." Also included are reports on "money laundering typologies." Users can find news of FATF's work and forty recommendations to combat money laundering. Parts of the site are available in French, German, and Portuguese, as well as English.

Financial Aid Task Force on Money Laundering.

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Public health strategies for preventing and controlling overweight and obesity in school and worksite settings: a report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services.  

PubMed

Reducing morbidity and mortality related to overweight and obesity is a public health priority. Various interventions in school and worksite settings aim to maintain or achieve healthy weight. To identify effective strategies for weight control that can be implemented in these settings, the Task Force on Community Preventive Services (Task Force) has conducted systematic reviews of the evidence on nutrition, physical activity, combinations of these interventions, and other behavioral interventions (e.g., cognitive techniques such as self-awareness and cue recognition). Task Force recommendations are based on evidence of effectiveness, which is defined in this report as achieving a mean weight loss of > or =4 pounds, measured > or =6 months after initiation of the intervention program. The Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions that include nutrition and physical activity (including strategies such as providing nutrition education or dietary prescription, physical activity prescription or group activity, and behavioral skills development and training) to control overweight and obesity among adults in worksite settings. The Task Force determined that insufficient evidence existed to determine the effectiveness of combination nutrition and physical activity interventions to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity in school settings because of the limited number of qualifying studies reporting noncomparable outcomes. This report describes the methods used in these systematic reviews; provides additional information regarding these recommendations; and cites sources for full reviews containing details regarding applicability, other benefits and harms, barriers to implementation, research gaps, and economic data (when available) regarding interventions. PMID:16261131

Katz, David L; O'Connell, Meghan; Yeh, Ming-Chin; Nawaz, Haq; Njike, Valentine; Anderson, Laurie M; Cory, Stella; Dietz, William

2005-10-01

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International confederation for cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial anomalies task force report: beyond eurocleft.  

PubMed

The assigned objective for the Task Force Beyond Eurocleft was "to make recommendations for initiations of local and/or participation in multi-national cleft outcome studies and consist of individuals from the European experience with cleft outcome studies (Scandcleft, Eurocleft) and those who have initiated, or intend to initiate, similar studies in other geographical areas." By May 2013 the Task Force (TF) consisted of 183 members from 59 countries. It was agreed that this initiative should be truly global and include all cleft specialties as well as representatives from cleft support groups in recognition of the huge commitment for improving cleft care worldwide. The vision for this group is to build a dynamic, well-functioning TF that will work globally and be multidisciplinary with inclusive and respectful behavior to improve care for all individuals born with cleft lip and/or palate. As there is a large diversity in needs and interest in the group a range of parallel approaches would be required depending on the experience, resources, and challenges of regions, teams, and individuals. Important ideas for future work were: (1) Work on a global survey of access, existing outcome studies, current collaborations, and lessons learned. (2) Work towards the creation of a lasting, living resource for newcomers to intercenter collaboration that is kept fresh with new reports, copies of relevant publications, model grant applications, and a list of volunteers with the right experience to provide support and guidance for new initiatives. (3) Develop simple online training modules to provide information about the benefits and principles of multidisciplinary care, collaborative data collection and auditing short and longer-term outcomes. (4) Establish subgroups that will work within all regions of the world with regional and national leaders identified. An evaluation of current standards of care should be undertaken and country/region specific remedies to optimize treatment outcome suggested. (5) Reach agreement on minimum standards of care, minimum record collection, and reach consensus on simple outcome measures in all disciplines. This should include all cleft types and all ages. These standards could be used to encourage governments to fund multidisciplinary care. (6) Teams will be encouraged to start and continue recordkeeping using simple and agreed protocols, according to agreed standards of minimum records and later share their data with other teams and then, embark on outcome studies. (7) Teams already active in research should: Create a register for cleft professionals and teams to reach agreement of contemporary and comprehensive multidisciplinary outcome measures, explore the possibilities using modern technology and plan large multi-national studies. A patient/parent centered data collection should always be included. These studies need funding. One task could also be exploring whether health care at a distance could be initiated using new technology. PMID:25244656

Semb, Gunvor

2014-11-01

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NASA Remediation Technology Collaboration Development Task, Overview and Project Summaries  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview presentation of NASA's Remediation Technology Collaboration Development Task including the following project summaries: in situ groundwater monitor, in situ chemical oxidation, in situ bioremediation, horizontal multi-port well, and high resolution site characterization.

Romeo, James G.

2014-01-01

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Fifth Report of the NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir rendezvous and docking missions examine a number of specific issues related to the Shuttle-Mir program. Three teams composed of Task Force members and technical advisors were formed to address the follow issues: preliminary results from STS-71 and the status of preparations for STS-74; NASA's presence in Russia; and NASA's automated data processing and telecommunications (ADP/T) infrastructure in Russia. The three review team reports have been included in the fifth report of the Task Force.

1995-01-01

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Is the Go/No-Go Lexical Decision Task Preferable to the Yes/No Task with Developing Readers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lexical decision task is probably the most common laboratory visual word identification task together with the naming task. In the usual setup, participants need to press the "yes" button when the stimulus is a word and the "no" button when the stimulus is not a word. A number of studies have employed this task with developing readers;…

Moret-Tatay, Carmen; Perea, Manuel

2011-01-01

334

Development of motor planning for dexterity tasks in trisomy 21.  

PubMed

We examined the macroscopic aspects of motor planning in two manual dexterity tasks, comparing children, adolescents, and young adults with trisomy 21 (T21) with typically developing controls from a developmental perspective. We analyzed the order in which objects were picked up from a table during two manual tasks of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC). Participants with T21 were always slower than controls. Task completion times depended on the strategy used by participants to gather up the pegs or coins. A structured strategy, in which the participants picked the items up moving methodically along each row/column, contributed to rapid task completion by younger children and participants with T21. This study highlights the ability of children with T21 to select and maintain an efficient strategy that takes account of their motor difficulties. Developmental trajectories help to explain T21 functioning in these dexterity tasks. PMID:24769429

Jover, Marianne; Ayoun, Catherine; Berton, Catherine; Carlier, Michèle

2014-07-01

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Meeting. Report of the Proceedings (Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 27, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Washington, D.C., May 24, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Kansas City, Missouri, December 1, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Carson, California, January 13, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Atlanta, Georgia, March 3, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Clinical practice guidelines for support of the family in the patient-centered intensive care unit: American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force 2004???2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To develop clinical practice guidelines for the sup- port of the patient and family in the adult, pediatric, or neonatal patient-centered ICU. Participants: A multidisciplinary task force of experts in crit- ical care practice was convened from the membership of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) and the Soci- ety of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to include

Judy E. Davidson; Karen Powers; Kamyar M. Hedayat; Mark Tieszen; Alexander A. Kon; Eric Shepard; Vicki Spuhler; I. David Todres; Mitchell Levy; Juliana Barr; Raj Ghandi; Gregory Hirsch; Deborah Armstrong

2007-01-01

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Executive Session. Report of the Proceedings (Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 8, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Chicago, Illinois, October 29, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Why is the force-velocity relationship in leg press tasks quasi-linear rather than hyperbolic?  

PubMed

Force-velocity relationships reported in the literature for functional tasks involving a combination of joint rotations tend to be quasi-linear. The purpose of this study was to explain why they are not hyperbolic, like Hill's relationship. For this purpose, a leg press task was simulated with a musculoskeletal model of the human leg, which had stimulation of knee extensor muscles as only independent input. In the task the ankles moved linearly, away from the hips, against an imposed external force that was reduced over contractions from 95 to 5% of the maximum isometric value. Contractions started at 70% of leg length, and force and velocity values were extracted when 80% of leg length was reached. It was shown that the relationship between leg extension velocity and external force was quasi-linear, while the relationship between leg extension velocity and muscle force was hyperbolic. The discrepancy was explained by the fact that segmental dynamics canceled more and more of the muscle force as the external force was further reduced and velocity became higher. External power output peaked when the imposed external force was ?50% of maximum, while muscle power output peaked when the imposed force was only ?15% of maximum; in the latter case ?70% of muscle power was buffered by the leg segments. According to the results of this study, there is no need to appeal to neural mechanisms to explain why, in leg press tasks, the force-velocity relationship is quasi-linear rather than hyperbolic. PMID:22442026

Bobbert, Maarten F

2012-06-01

346

Robot welding process control development task  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The completion of, and improvements made to, the software developed during 1990 for program maintenance on the PC and HEURIKON and transfer to the CYRO, and integration of the Rocketdyne vision software with the CYRO is documented. The new programs were used successfully by NASA, Rocketdyne, and UAH technicians and engineers to create, modify, upload, download, and control CYRO NC programs.

Romine, Peter L.

1992-01-01

347

Development of Personal Constructs about mathematical tasks  

E-print Network

in the Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education of individual implicit theories of teacher students? In this article, we propose a method to explore teacher modules. Therefore, qualitative evaluation studies should also focus on the individual development

Prediger, Susanne

348

Periodic health examination, 1996 update: 2. Screening for chlamydial infections. Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To update the 1984 recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination on the routine screening of asymptomatic patients for infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. OPTIONS: Screening, with the use of culture or nonculture tests, of the general population, of certain high-risk groups or of all pregnant women; or no routine screening. OUTCOMES: Rates of asymptomatic and symptomatic chlamydial infection, perinatal complications, longterm complications of infection (i.e., pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy), coinfection with other sexually transmitted diseases, disease spread, hospital care, complications of therapy and costs of infection and of screening. EVIDENCE: Search of MEDLINE for articles published between Jan. 1, 1983, and Dec. 31, 1995, with the use of the major MeSH heading "chlamydial infections," references from recent review articles and recommendation by other organizations. VALUES: The evidence-based methods of the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination were used. Advice from reviewers and experts and recommendations of other organizations were taken into consideration. Prevention of symptomatic disease and decreased overall costs were given high values. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: The greatest potential benefits of screening asymptomatic patients for chlamydial infections are the prevention of complications, especially infertility and perinatal complications, and the prevention of disease spread. There is no evidence that screening of the general population for chlamydial infections leads to a reduction in complications, and screening may increase costs. However, there is evidence that annual screening of selected high-risk groups and of pregnant women during the first trimester is beneficial in preventing symptoms and reducing the overall cost resulting from infection. RECOMMENDATIONS: There is fair evidence to support screening and treatment of pregnant women during the first trimester (grade B recommendation) as well as annual screening and treatment of high-risk groups (sexually active women less than 25 years of age, men or women with new or multiple sexual partners during the preceding year, women who use nonbarrier contraceptive methods and women who have symptoms of chlamydial infection: cervical friability, mucopurulent cervical discharge or intermenstrual bleeding; grade B recommendation). There is fair evidence to exclude routine screening of the general population (grade D recommendation). VALIDATION: These recommendations are similar to those of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. SPONSOR: These guidelines were developed and endorsed by the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination, which is funded by Health Canada and the National Health Canada and the National Health Research and Development Program. The principal author (H.D.D.) was supported in part by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society Lilly Fellowship. PMID:8646651

Davies, H D; Wang, E E

1996-01-01

349

Direct space-charge effects on the ILC damping rings: Task ForceReport  

SciTech Connect

In 2005 a global effort was initiated to conduct studies for a baseline recommendation for the various components of the International Linear Collider (ILC). Work for the damping rings was subdivided in a number of tasks. This Report contains the contribution to this effort by the Authors as Coordinators of the Task Force on space charge. (A slightly reduced version of this document can also be found as part of the ''Configuration Studies and Recommendations for the ILC Damping Rings'', Edts. A. Wolski, et al., LBNL-59449.) The studies documented in this Report were carried out for several of the reference lattices considered for the baseline recommendation. Space charge effects were found to be quite noticeable in the lattices with the longest circumference. Although it does not appear that they could prevent operation of any machine having such lattices they do favor a choice of a ring design with shorter ({approx}6km) circumference at 5 GeV.

Venturini, Marco; Oide, Katsunobu

2006-02-28

350

76 FR 63927 - Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR): An Update on A Public Health Action...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Resistance (ITFAR): An Update on A Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial...accomplishing activities outlined in A Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial...increasing importance of AR as a public health threat. The Task Force is...

2011-10-14

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77 FR 3373 - Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force On Travel and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...remains secure while increasing travel and tourism to the United States...statistics on visa processes in key travel and tourism markets, and entry times into the United States. Sec. 3. Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness. (a) A...

2012-01-24

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78 FR 10636 - Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Meeting AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department...Tribal Director, Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department...Task Force on the Office on Violence Against Women Web site at:...

2013-02-14

353

Folic Acid for the Prevention of Infant Neural Tube Defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation  

MedlinePLUS

Folic Acid for the Prevention of Infant Neural Tube Defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Summaries for Patients ... modern medicine. The full reports are titled “Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: U.S. ...

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77 FR 3241 - Intent To Hold North Dakota Task Force Meeting as Established by the Missouri River Protection...  

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...River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion. DATES: North Dakota Missouri River Task Force established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000...

2012-01-23

355

Decision Support Infrastructure at the University of Kansas: Report and Recommendations, Knowledge Management Infrastructure Definition Task Force  

E-print Network

for such a data management program, the Knowledge Management Infrastructure Definition Task Force was created in February 2000 and charged with defining the guiding principles of building and maintaining the University of Kansas KM infrastructure, outlining...

Pace, Cheryl; Cherland, Ryan; Spangler, Ron; Underwood, Bob; Warner, Beth Forrest

2000-10-01

356

On call: alert or unsafe? A report of the AORN on-call electronic task force.  

PubMed

Research has linked health care providers' long work hours with patient care errors. Perioperative staff members often work extended hours because of long shifts and being on call. AORN's on-call electronic task force conducted a survey of nurses to determine their work load, call scheduling, and experiences related to fatigue. Of the 1,013 respondents, 67.7% said they had experienced effects of sleep deprivation. A follow-up survey revealed that few call programs are in compliance with AORN's recommended practices. Compliant call programs are detailed for adaptation in other perioperative settings. PMID:17931543

Kenyon, Trudy A G; Gluesing, Rebecca E; White, Karen Y; Dunkel, Wanda L; Burlingame, Byron L

2007-10-01

357

CETF Space Station payload pointing system design and analysis feasibility study. [Critical Evaluation Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The expected pointing performance of an attached payload coupled to the Critical Evaluation Task Force Space Station via a payload pointing system (PPS) is determined. The PPS is a 3-axis gimbal which provides the capability for maintaining inertial pointing of a payload in the presence of disturbances associated with the Space Station environment. A system where the axes of rotation were offset from the payload center of mass (CM) by 10 in. in the Z axis was studied as well as a system having the payload CM offset by only 1 inch. There is a significant improvement in pointing performance when going from the 10 in. to the 1 in. gimbal offset.

Smagala, Tom; Mcglew, Dave

1988-01-01

358

Markle Foundation: The Task Force on National Security in the Information Age  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The main feature of this Web site is the report titled "Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age," released in October 2002. It examines how to effectively use information technology to collect and analyze information pertinent to national security. The report states that current government practices are insufficient in this area, and it is laden with recommendations for improving the situation. The task force's final findings and views are expressed in the first part of the report, some analyses of various working groups are given in the second part, and the final part is a collection of background research articles. Other sections of the site mainly constitute supporting documents for the report.

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Flavobacterium psychrophilum vaccine development: a difficult task  

PubMed Central

Bacterial cold water disease (BCWD) is a globally distributed freshwater fish disease caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Flavobacterium psychrophilum. It is a particularly devastating infection in fry salmonids and may lead to high levels of mortality. In spite of its economic impact on fish farms, neither the biology of the bacterium nor the bacterium–host interactions are well understood. This review provides a synopsis of the major problems related to critical remaining questions about research into the use of vaccines against F. psychrophilum and the development of a commercial vaccine against this disease. Studies using sera from convalescent rainbow trout have shown the antigenic properties of different proteins such as OmpH, OmpA and FspA, as well as low and high molecular mass lipopolysaccharide of F. psychrophilum, which are potential candidates for subunit vaccines. Inactivated F. psychrophilum bacterins have been successfully tested as vaccines under laboratory conditions by both immersion and intraperitoneal routes. However, the efficacy and the practical usefulness of these preparations still have to be proved. The use of attenuated and wild-type strains to immunize fish showed that these systems offer high levels of protection. Nevertheless, their application clashes with the regulations for environmental protection in many countries. In conclusion, protective vaccines against BCWD are theoretically possible, but substantial efforts still have to be made in order to permit the development of a commercial vaccine. PMID:25056179

Gómez, Esther; Méndez, Jessica; Cascales, Desirée; Guijarro, José A

2014-01-01

360

Stereo advantage for a peg-in-hole task using a force-feedback manipulator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An improved assessment methodology has been implemented at NOSC and tested using an instrumented peg-in-hole (PiH) taskboard. Several aspects of the methodology are discussed in light of their implications for future studies of manipulator performance. Using a simple (but high-fidelity) force-feedback manipulator, a group of 9 trained operators showed a consistent advantage for stereoscopic TV viewing over monoscopic TV viewing when performing the PiH task. To introduce a controlled element of spatial uncertainty into the testing procedure, taskboard orientation relative to the manipulator and remote video camera head was changed in a randomized order on a trial-by-trial basis. The stereoscopic advantage demonstrated by this study can reasonably be expected to be even more pronounced as the quality of the stereo TV interface is improved and force-feedback provided through the manipulator system is diminished and/or distorted.

Spain, Edward H.

1990-01-01

361

Corticospinal excitability during imagined and observed dynamic force production tasks: Effortfulness matters.  

PubMed

Research on motor imagery and action observation has become increasingly important in recent years particularly because of its potential benefits for movement rehabilitation and the optimization of athletic performance (Munzert et al., 2009). Motor execution, motor imagery, and action observation have been shown to rely largely on a similar neural network in motor and motor-related cortical areas (Jeannerod, 2001). Given that motor imagery is a covert stage of an action and its characteristics, it has been assumed that modifying the motor task in terms of, for example, effort will impact neural activity. With this background, the present study examined how different force requirements influence corticospinal excitability (CSE) and intracortical facilitation during motor imagery and action observation of a repetitive movement (dynamic force production). Participants were instructed to kinesthetically imagine or observe an abduction/adduction movement of the right index finger that differed in terms of force requirements. Trials were carried out with single- or paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. Surface electromyography was recorded from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) and the abductor digiti minimi (ADM). As expected, results showed a significant main effect on mean peak-to-peak motor-evoked potential (MEP) amplitudes in FDI but no differences in MEP amplitudes in ADM muscle. Participants' mean peak-to-peak MEPs increased when the force requirements (movement effort) of the imagined or observed action were increased. This reveals an impact of the imagined and observed force requirements of repetitive movements on CSE. It is concluded that this effect might be due to stronger motor neuron recruitment for motor imagery and action observation with an additional load. That would imply that the modification of motor parameters in movements such as force requirements modulates CSE. PMID:25639231

Helm, F; Marinovic, W; Krüger, B; Munzert, J; Riek, S

2015-04-01

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Subject-Specific Tendon-Aponeurosis Definition in Hill-Type Model Predicts Higher Muscle Forces in Dynamic Tasks  

PubMed Central

Neuromusculoskeletal models are a common method to estimate muscle forces. Developing accurate neuromusculoskeletal models is a challenging task due to the complexity of the system and large inter-subject variability. The estimation of muscles force is based on the mechanical properties of tendon-aponeurosis complex. Most neuromusculoskeletal models use a generic definition of the tendon-aponeurosis complex based on in vitro test, perhaps limiting their validity. Ultrasonography allows subject-specific estimates of the tendon-aponeurosis complex’s mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of subject-specific mechanical properties of the tendon-aponeurosis complex on a neuromusculoskeletal model of the ankle joint. Seven subjects performed isometric contractions from which the tendon-aponeurosis force-strain relationship was estimated. Hopping and running tasks were performed and muscle forces were estimated using subject-specific tendon-aponeurosis and generic tendon properties. Two ultrasound probes positioned over the muscle-tendon junction and the mid-belly were combined with motion capture to estimate the in vivo tendon and aponeurosis strain of the medial head of gastrocnemius muscle. The tendon-aponeurosis force-strain relationship was scaled for the other ankle muscles based on tendon and aponeurosis length of each muscle measured by ultrasonography. The EMG-driven model was calibrated twice - using the generic tendon definition and a subject-specific tendon-aponeurosis force-strain definition. The use of subject-specific tendon-aponeurosis definition leads to a higher muscle force estimate for the soleus muscle and the plantar-flexor group, and to a better model prediction of the ankle joint moment compared to the model estimate which used a generic definition. Furthermore, the subject-specific tendon-aponeurosis definition leads to a decoupling behaviour between the muscle fibre and muscle-tendon unit in agreement with previous experiments using ultrasonography. These results indicate the use of subject-specific tendon-aponeurosis definitions in a neuromusculoskeletal model produce better agreement with measured external loads and more physiological model behaviour. PMID:22952973

Gerus, Pauline; Rao, Guillaume; Berton, Eric

2012-01-01

363

The Final Report of the Task Force To Review COU Space Standards. Building Blocks, Volume 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Refinements of space standards and a survey of physical facilities are reported for Ontario-area universities. Part I, "1987 Refinements to the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) Space Standards," updates the interim report issued in August 1986 and consists of the following: development of the COU space standards, the work of the 1985-87 task

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

364

Task Analysis for the Development of Audiovisual Programed Instruction Modules  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The task analysis presented in this article was developed for use in a project designed to create programed instruction units for Navy hospital corpsmen. The procedures followed are presented in detail in a process chart which could serve as a guide for others attempting to develop such instructional units. (Author)

Brodt, Dagmar E.

1973-01-01

365

DOE Task Force meeting on Electrical Breakdown of Insulating Ceramics in a High Radiation Field  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the abstracts and presentation material from the Research Assistance Task Force Meeting Electrical Breakdown of Insulating Ceramics in a High-Radiation Field.'' The meeting was jointly sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences and the Office of Fusion Energy of the US Department of Energy in Vail, Colorado, May 28--June 1, 1991. The 26 participants represented expertise in fusion, radiation damage, electrical breakdown, ceramics, and semiconductor and electronic structures. These participants came from universities, industries, national laboratories, and government. The attendees represented eight nations. The Task Force meeting was organized in response to the recent discovery that a combination of temperature, electric field, and radiation for an extended period of time has an unexplained adverse effect in ceramics, termed radiation-enhanced electrical degradation (REED). REED occurs after an incubation period and continues to accelerate with irradiation until the ceramics can no longer be regarded as insulators. It appears that REED is irreversible and the ceramic insulators cannot be readily annealed or otherwise repaired for future services. This effect poses a serious threat for fusion reactors, which require electrical insulators in diagnostic devices, in radio frequency and neutral beam systems, and in magnetic assemblies. The problem of selecting suitable electrical insulating materials in thus far more serious than previously anticipated.

Green, P.H. (comp.) [comp.

1991-08-01

366

Fourth Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On December 6, 1994, the NASA Administrator, Mr. Daniel Goldin, requested that Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, in his role as the Chairman of the NASA Advisory Council Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions, lead a team composed of several Task Force members and technical advisors' to Russia with the goal of reviewing preparations and readiness for the upcoming international Space Station Phase 1 missions. In his directions to Gen. Stafford, Mr. Goldin requested that the review team focus its initial efforts on safety of flight issues for the following Phase 1A missions: the Soyuz TM-21 mission which will carry U.S. astronaut Dr. Norman Thagard and cosmonauts Lt. Col. Vladimir Dezhurov and Mr. Gennady Strekalov aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the Mir Station; the Mir 18 Main Expedition during which Thagard and his fellow cosmonauts, Dezhurov and Strokalov, will spend approximately three months aboard the Mir Station; the STS-71 Space Shuttle mission which will perform the first Shuttle-Mir docking, carry cosmonauts Col. Anatoly SoloViev and Mr. Nikolai Budarin to the Mir Station, and return Thagard, Dezhurov, and Strekalov to Earth.

1995-01-01

367

Report of the Cost Assessment and Validation Task Force on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cost Assessment and Validation (CAV) Task Force was established for independent review and assessment of cost, schedule and partnership performance on the International Space Station (ISS) Program. The CAV Task Force has made the following key findings: The International Space Station Program has made notable and reasonable progress over the past four years in defining and executing a very challenging and technically complex effort. The Program size, complexity, and ambitious schedule goals were beyond that which could be reasonably achieved within the $2.1 billion annual cap or $17.4 billion total cap. A number of critical risk elements are likely to have an adverse impact on the International Space Station cost and schedule. The schedule uncertainty associated with Russian implementation of joint Partnership agreements is the major threat to the ISS Program. The Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 budget submission to Congress is not adequate to execute the baseline ISS Program, cover normal program growth, and address the known critical risks. Additional annual funding of between $130 million and $250 million will be required. Completion of ISS assembly is likely to be delayed from one to three years beyond December 2003.

1998-01-01

368

Cost Assessment and Validation Task Force on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Cost Assessment and Validation (CAV) Task Force was established for independent review and assessment of cost, schedule and partnership performance on the International Space Station (ISS) Program. The CAV Task Force has made the following key findings: The International Space Station Program has made notable and reasonable progress over the past four years in defining and executing a very challenging and technically complex effort; The Program, size, complexity, and ambitious schedule goals were beyond that which could be reasonably achieved within the $2.1 billion annual cap or $17.4 billion total cap; A number of critical risk elements are likely to have an adverse impact on the International Space Station cost and schedule; The schedule uncertainty associated with Russian implementation of joint Partnership agreements is the major threat to the ISS Program; The Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 budget submission to Congress is not adequate to execute the baseline ISS Program, cover normal program, growth, and address the known critical risks. Additional annual funding of between $130 million and $250 million will be required; and Completion of ISS assembly is likely to be delayed from, one to three years beyond December 2003.

1998-01-01

369

The health sciences librarian in medical education: a vital pathways project task force  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The Medical Education Task Force of the Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians reviewed current and future roles of health sciences librarians in medical education at the graduate and undergraduate levels and worked with national organizations to integrate library services, education, and staff into the requirements for training medical students and residents. Methods: Standards for medical education accreditation programs were studied, and a literature search was conducted on the topic of the role of the health sciences librarian in medical education. Results: Expectations for library and information services in current standards were documented, and a draft standard prepared. A comprehensive bibliography on the role of the health sciences librarian in medical education was completed, and an analysis of the services provided by health sciences librarians was created. Conclusion: An essential role and responsibility of the health sciences librarian will be to provide the health care professional with the skills needed to access, manage, and use library and information resources effectively. Validation and recognition of the health sciences librarian's contributions to medical education by accrediting agencies will be critical. The opportunity lies in health sciences librarians embracing the diverse roles that can be served in this vital activity, regardless of accrediting agency mandates. PMID:19851492

Schwartz, Diane G.; Blobaum, Paul M.; Shipman, Jean P.; Markwell, Linda Garr; Marshall, Joanne Gard

2009-01-01

370

NCCN Task Force Report: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy Selection in the Management of Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia  

PubMed Central

The advent of imatinib has dramatically improved outcomes in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It has become the standard of care for all patients with newly diagnosed chronic-phase CML based on its successful induction of durable responses in most patients. However, its use is complicated by the development of resistance in some patients. Dose escalation might overcome this resistance if detected early. The second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) dasatinib and nilotinib provide effective therapeutic options for managing patients resistant or intolerant to imatinib. Recent studies have shown that dasatinib and nilotinib provide quicker and potentially better responses than standard-dose imatinib when used as a first-line treatment. The goal of therapy for patients with CML is the achievement of a complete cytogenetic response, and eventually a major molecular response, to prevent disease progression to accelerated or blast phase. Selecting the appropriate TKI depends on many factors, including disease phase, primary or secondary resistance to TKI, the agent’s side effect profile and its relative effectiveness against BCR-ABL mutations, and the patient’s tolerance to therapy. In October 2010, NCCN organized a task force consisting of a panel of experts from NCCN Member Institutions with expertise in the management of patients with CML to discuss these issues. This report provides recommendations regarding the selection of TKI therapy for the management of patients with CML based on the evaluation of available published clinical data and expert opinion among the task force members. PMID:21335443

O’Brien, Susan; Berman, Ellin; Moore, Joseph O.; Pinilla-Ibarz, Javier; Radich, Jerald P.; Shami, Paul J.; Smith, B. Douglas; Snyder, David S.; Sundar, Hema M.; Talpaz, Moshe; Wetzler, Meir

2014-01-01

371

U.S. Transport Task Force Meeting - April 2014 Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The ultimate goal of the U.S. Transport Task Force is to develop a physics-based understanding of confinement and particle, momentum and heat transport in magnetic fusion devices. This understanding should be of sufficient depth that it allows the development of predictive models of plasma transport that can be validated against experiment, and then used to anticipate the future performance of burning plasmas in ITER, as well as to provide guidance to the design of next-step fusion nuclear science facilities. To achieve success in transport science, it is essential to characterize local fluctuations and transport in toroidal plasmas, to understand the basic mechanisms responsible for transport, and ultimately to control these transport processes. These goals must be pursued in multiple areas, including ion and electron thermal transport, particle and momentum transport, the physics of H-modes and the edge pedestal, Internal Transport Barriers, energetic particle transport and 3D effects on all the underlying transport processes. Demonstrating our understanding requires multiple, successful, quantitative tests of theory, simulation and modeling using experimental results in fusion-relevant and basic plasmas (i.e., verification and validation). The 2014 U.S. TTF meeting was held in April 2014 in San Antonio TX to provide a forum for leading scientists focused on the study of transport of particles, momentum and heat in fusion plasmas. Approximately 110 scientists from the US and several from the EU and from China attended and heard oral talks on recent transport results. Several poster sessions were also held. One day of plenary talks were followed by Breakout sessions and poster sessions that were held on focused topics, including L-H transition physics, energetic particles, transport in high performance plasmas, divertor particle and heat flux management and innovative divertor designs, fundamental turbulence studies, end edge transport shortfall. Most of the invited oral talks are archived at the meeting website, see http://ttf2014.ucsd.edu/TTF_2014/Presentations.html A book of abtracts for all presentations and posters at the meeting is also available, see http://ttf2014.ucsd.edu/TTF_2014/Home_files/TTF%202014%20Abstract%20Book%20Final.pdf Finally the program for the meeting is also available, see http://ttf2014.ucsd.edu/TTF_2014/Home_files/TTF%202014%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf

Tynan, George R. [UC San Diego

2014-09-19

372

Supporting Web Development in the OPEN Process: Additional Tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

To support commercial-strength web development it is as important to utilize a process as it is in regular, non-web information systems development. Using an established OO\\/CBD development process (OPEN), we evaluate its efficacy in web development support and propose new and amended Activities and Tasks that should be included in OPEN in order to fully support the new demands of

Brendan Haire; Brian Henderson-sellers; David Lowe

2001-01-01

373

Report of the Task Force on the Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In October 1992, Russia and the U.S. agreed to conduct a fundamentally new program of human cooperation in space. This original 'Shuttle-Mir' project encompassed combined astronaut-cosmonaut activities on the Shuttle, Soyuz, and Mir spacecraft. At that time, the project was limited to: the STS-60 Shuttle mission, which was completed in February 1994 and carried the first Russian cosmonaut; the planned March 1995 Soyuz 18 launch which will carry a U.S. astronaut to the Mir space station for a three month mission; and the STS-71 Shuttle mission which is scheduled to rendezvous and dock with the Mir space station in June 1995. The Task Force's specific recommendations are given.

1994-01-01

374

Evidence-based practices for thromboembolism prevention: summary of the ASPS Venous Thromboembolism Task Force Report.  

PubMed

In July of 2011, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Executive Committee approved the Venous Thromboembolism Task Force Report. The report includes a summary of the scientific literature relevant to venous thromboembolism and plastic surgery along with five evidence-based recommendations. The recommendations are divided into two sections: risk stratification and prevention. The risk stratification recommendations are based on the 2005 Caprini Risk Assessment Module, which has been validated in the scientific literature as an effective tool for risk-stratifying plastic and reconstructive surgery patients based on individual risk factors for 60-day venous thromboembolism. The three prophylaxis recommendations are dependent on an individual patient's 2005 Caprini Risk Assessment Module score. PMID:22743901

Murphy, Robert X; Alderman, Amy; Gutowski, Karol; Kerrigan, Carolyn; Rosolowski, Karie; Schechter, Loren; Schmitz, Delaine; Wilkins, Edwin

2012-07-01

375

Status Report of the Inter-Laboratory Task Force on Remote Operation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In February 2000, the International Committee for Future Accelerators initiated a study of a new model for international collaboration on a future large accelerator project, the Global Accelerator Network. The study is based on a model of a facility, which is remote from most of the collaborating institutions. It is designed, built and operated by a collaboration of equal partner institutions distributed around the world. According to this model, the expert-staff from each laboratory remains based at their home institution but continues to participate in the operation of the machine after construction. This report summarizes the conclusions of the Task Force on Remote Operation, which investigated the general and technical implications of far-remote operations.

Phinney, N.

2001-12-01

376

Periodic health examination, 1995 update: 2. Prevention of dental caries. The Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To make recommendations, based on current evidence, for practising physicians and dentists on interventions for the prevention of dental caries in their patients. OPTIONS: Systemic fluoride administration, professionally administered fluoride, use of fluoride mouth rinses, fissure sealants, oral-hygiene practices, dietary practices, identification of groups at a high risk of dental caries, and early diagnosis and treatment. OUTCOMES: Reduced prevalence of dental caries and fluorosis, longer retention of teeth and lower treatment costs. EVIDENCE: Several MEDLINE searches were conducted for articles published from January 1980 to December 1992, including relevant review articles. VALUES: Relevant clinical findings were evaluated and categorized with the use of the evidence-based methods and values of the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination. Recommendations were developed for each method of caries prevention, with reduced incidence of dental caries and improved prevalence of caries-free teeth given high values. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: The potential benefits of these measures in the long-term are a lower incidence of tooth decay, longer retention of teeth and prevention of fluorosis. The cost saving can be considerable for patients and insurers; however, implementation of some recommendations will be difficult, since the traditional preventive practices of dentists and dental hygienists are not easily changed. RECOMMENDATIONS: There is good evidence that the following manoeuvres are effective in preventing dental caries: use of dentifrices containing fluoride, fluoridation of drinking water, fluoride supplements for patients in areas where there is a low level (0.3 ppm or less) of fluoride in the drinking water, professionally applied topical fluoride and the use of fluoride mouth rinses for patients with very active decay or at a high risk of dental caries and selective use of professionally applied fissure sealants on permanent molar teeth. There is poor evidence that the following manoeuvres are effective in preventing dental caries: professionally applied topical fluoride and the use of fluoride mouth rinses for patients with a low risk of caries, toothbrushing (without a dentifrice containing fluoride) and flossing, cleaning of teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist before topical application of fluoride or at a dental visit and dietary counselling for the general population. There is good evidence to recommend against the use of over-the-counter fluoride mouth rinses by the general population. VALIDATION: These guidelines are compatible with those of the US Preventive Services Task Force. SPONSOR: These guidelines were developed and endorsed by the task force, which is funded by Health Canada. Major funding was provided by the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto, Toronto and the Faculty of Dentistry of Dalhousie University, Halifax. PMID:7697577

Lewis, D W; Ismail, A I

1995-01-01

377

Toward a State of Esteem. The Final Report of the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the final report of a California Task Force created to promote self-esteem and personal responsibility. It begins with an executive summary listing key principles of the task force and providing recommendations and discussions in each of six major areas upon which the report focuses. The next section presents the task

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

378

Definition of Forces on Turbomachinery Rotors. Task B Report: Dynamic Analysis of Rotors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The rotordynamic characteristics of turbomachinery are known to depend on the forces developed due to relative motion between the rotor and the housing. For example, the critical speed locations generally depend on the bearing stiffnesses, seal dampling influences rotor stability and bearing reaction amplitudes near critical speeds, etc. A systematic examination of the influence of changes in the forces acting on rotors is studied. More specifically, the sensitivity of the rotordynamic characteristics to changes in rotor forces is analyzed. Rotordynamic characteristics of the HPOTP (High Pressure Oxygen Turbopump) and HPFTP (High Pressure Fuel Turbopump) of the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) are investigated. Because of their markedly different rotordynamic characteristics, these units are considered to be representative of a range of possible future liquid rocket engine turbomachinery.

Childs, D. W.

1983-01-01

379

Model transparency and validation: a report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-7.  

PubMed

Trust and confidence are critical to the success of health care models. There are two main methods for achieving this: transparency (people can see how the model is built) and validation (how well it reproduces reality). This report describes recommendations for achieving transparency and validation, developed by a task force appointed by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). Recommendations were developed iteratively by the authors. A nontechnical description should be made available to anyone-including model type and intended applications; funding sources; structure; inputs, outputs, other components that determine function, and their relationships; data sources; validation methods and results; and limitations. Technical documentation, written in sufficient detail to enable a reader with necessary expertise to evaluate the model and potentially reproduce it, should be made available openly or under agreements that protect intellectual property, at the discretion of the modelers. Validation involves face validity (wherein experts evaluate model structure, data sources, assumptions, and results), verification or internal validity (check accuracy of coding), cross validity (comparison of results with other models analyzing same problem), external validity (comparing model results to real-world results), and predictive validity (comparing model results with prospectively observed events). The last two are the strongest form of validation. Each section of this paper contains a number of recommendations that were iterated among the authors, as well as the wider modeling task force jointly set up by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the Society for Medical Decision Making. PMID:22990088

Eddy, David M; Hollingworth, William; Caro, J Jaime; Tsevat, Joel; McDonald, Kathryn M; Wong, John B

2012-01-01

380

Pharmacy Faculty Workplace Issues: Findings From the 2009-2010 COD-COF Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce  

PubMed Central

Many factors contribute to the vitality of an individual faculty member, a department, and an entire academic organization. Some of the relationships among these factors are well understood, but many questions remain unanswered. The Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce examined the literature on faculty workforce issues, including the work of previous task forces charged by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). We identified and focused on 4 unique but interrelated concepts: organizational culture/climate, role of the department chair, faculty recruitment and retention, and mentoring. Among all 4 resides the need to consider issues of intergenerational, intercultural, and gender dynamics. This paper reports the findings of the task force and proffers specific recommendations to AACP and to colleges and schools of pharmacy. PMID:21769139

Peirce, Gretchen L.; Crabtree, Brian L.; Acosta, Daniel; Early, Johnnie L.; Kishi, Donald T.; Nobles-Knight, Dolores; Webster, Andrew A.

2011-01-01

381

[Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio]. Volume 4, Health and Safety Plan (HSP); Phase 1, Task 4 Field Investigation report: Draft  

SciTech Connect

This Health and Safety Plan (HSP) was developed for the Environmental Investigation of Ground-water Contamination Investigation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, based on the projected scope of work for the Phase 1, Task 4 Field Investigation. The HSP describes hazards that may be encountered during the investigation, assesses the hazards, and indicates what type of personal protective equipment is to be used for each task performed. The HSP also addresses the medical monitoring program, decontamination procedures, air monitoring, training, site control, accident prevention, and emergency response.

Not Available

1991-10-01

382

A Comparison of Perceptions of Administrative Tasks and Professional Development Needs of Chairpersons/Heads of Departments in Australia and the U.S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Management tasks of department chairs and their perceived needs for staff development were studied in Australian Colleges of Advanced Education (CAE), U.S. state colleges, and a U.S. university. Data were obtained from 679 Australian and 98 U.S. department heads, using similar instruments developed by the Nebraska-Lincoln Task Force on Management…

Seagren, Alan T.; Creswell, John W.

383

Engineering development of selective agglomeration: Task 6, Operation of the Component Development Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this report is to summarize the component development and laboratory binder test work at Wilsonville during Task 6. This Task included the construction and startup of the Component Development Test Facility (CDTF), coal procurement, evaluation of unit operation and dewatering performance, laboratory binder tests for diesel and heptane, production characterization, and vendor tests. Data evaluation, interpretation, and analysis are not included in this report, but will be discussed in the Task 7 report.

Not Available

1991-09-01

384

Comparisons of an Open-Ended vs. Forced-Choice ‘Mind Reading’ Task: Implications for Measuring Perspective-Taking and Emotion Recognition  

PubMed Central

Perspective-taking and emotion recognition are essential for successful social development and have been the focus of developmental research for many years. Although the two abilities often overlap, they are distinct and our understanding of these abilities critically rests upon the efficacy of existing measures. Lessons from the literature differentiating recall versus recognition memory tasks led us to hypothesize that an open-ended emotion recognition measure would be less reliant on compensatory strategies and hence a more specific measure of emotion recognition abilities than a forced-choice task. To this end, we compared an open-ended version of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task with the original forced-choice version in two studies: 118 typically-developing 4- to 8-year-olds (Study 1) and 139 5- to 12-year-olds; 85 typically-developing and 54 with learning disorders (Study 2). We found that the open-ended version of the task was a better predictor of empathy and more reliably discriminated typically-developing children from those with learning disorders. As a whole, the results suggest that the open-ended version is a more sensitive measure of emotion recognition specifically. PMID:25474645

Cassels, Tracy G.; Birch, Susan A. J.

2014-01-01

385

A report of the task force on career competencies in oral communication skills for community college students seeking immediate entry into the work force  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the results of the SCA Task Force on Career Competencies which investigated the oral communication skills needed by community college students entering careers. The report summarizes relevant literature and the results of surveys of (1) state instructional offices and (2) community college career advisory committee members in various occupational areas. Findings indicate a strong need for group

John Muchmore; Kathleen Galvin

1983-01-01

386

Spanning the Chasm: Corporate and Academic Cooperation To Improve Work-Force Preparation. Task Force on High-Performance Work and Workers: The Academic Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, conducted by a task force that interviewed corporate and campus officials at 10 corporations and 12 universities and colleges during 1994-96, examined how well undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the United States are being prepared to meet the demands of the modern high-performance workplace. The study found…

Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.

387

Optimization of Muscle Activity for Task-Level Goals Predicts Complex Changes in Limb Forces across Biomechanical Contexts  

PubMed Central

Optimality principles have been proposed as a general framework for understanding motor control in animals and humans largely based on their ability to predict general features movement in idealized motor tasks. However, generalizing these concepts past proof-of-principle to understand the neuromechanical transformation from task-level control to detailed execution-level muscle activity and forces during behaviorally-relevant motor tasks has proved difficult. In an unrestrained balance task in cats, we demonstrate that achieving task-level constraints center of mass forces and moments while minimizing control effort predicts detailed patterns of muscle activity and ground reaction forces in an anatomically-realistic musculoskeletal model. Whereas optimization is typically used to resolve redundancy at a single level of the motor hierarchy, we simultaneously resolved redundancy across both muscles and limbs and directly compared predictions to experimental measures across multiple perturbation directions that elicit different intra- and interlimb coordination patterns. Further, although some candidate task-level variables and cost functions generated indistinguishable predictions in a single biomechanical context, we identified a common optimization framework that could predict up to 48 experimental conditions per animal (n?=?3) across both perturbation directions and different biomechanical contexts created by altering animals' postural configuration. Predictions were further improved by imposing experimentally-derived muscle synergy constraints, suggesting additional task variables or costs that may be relevant to the neural control of balance. These results suggested that reduced-dimension neural control mechanisms such as muscle synergies can achieve similar kinetics to the optimal solution, but with increased control effort (?2×) compared to individual muscle control. Our results are consistent with the idea that hierarchical, task-level neural control mechanisms previously associated with voluntary tasks may also be used in automatic brainstem-mediated pathways for balance. PMID:22511857

McKay, J. Lucas; Ting, Lena H.

2012-01-01

388

Development of a light force accelerometer  

E-print Network

In this work, the feasibility of a light force accelerometer was experimentally demonstrated. The light force accelerometer is an optical inertial sensor which uses focused laser light to levitate and trap glass microspheres ...

Butts, David LaGrange

2008-01-01

389

Description and Results of the Air Force Research and Development Program for the Improvement of Maintenance Efficiency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overview of the Air Force's Research and Development Program for the Improvement of Maintenance Efficiency is provided. First described are the steps found in any detailed task analysis, a process which results in the complete specification of each task involved in an overall maintenance effort. The factors influencing maintenance effectiveness…

Foley, John P., Jr.

390

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials II-An ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Force Report.  

PubMed

Clinical trials evaluating medicines, medical devices, and procedures now commonly assess the economic value of these interventions. The growing number of prospective clinical/economic trials reflects both widespread interest in economic information for new technologies and the regulatory and reimbursement requirements of many countries that now consider evidence of economic value along with clinical efficacy. As decision makers increasingly demand evidence of economic value for health care interventions, conducting high-quality economic analyses alongside clinical studies is desirable because they broaden the scope of information available on a particular intervention, and can efficiently provide timely information with high internal and, when designed and analyzed properly, reasonable external validity. In 2005, ISPOR published the Good Research Practices for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials: The ISPOR RCT-CEA Task Force report. ISPOR initiated an update of the report in 2014 to include the methodological developments over the last 9 years. This report provides updated recommendations reflecting advances in several areas related to trial design, selecting data elements, database design and management, analysis, and reporting of results. Task force members note that trials should be designed to evaluate effectiveness (rather than efficacy) when possible, should include clinical outcome measures, and should obtain health resource use and health state utilities directly from study subjects. Collection of economic data should be fully integrated into the study. An incremental analysis should be conducted with an intention-to-treat approach, complemented by relevant subgroup analyses. Uncertainty should be characterized. Articles should adhere to established standards for reporting results of cost-effectiveness analyses. Economic studies alongside trials are complementary to other evaluations (e.g., modeling studies) as information for decision makers who consider evidence of economic value along with clinical efficacy when making resource allocation decisions. PMID:25773551

Ramsey, Scott D; Willke, Richard J; Glick, Henry; Reed, Shelby D; Augustovski, Federico; Jonsson, Bengt; Briggs, Andrew; Sullivan, Sean D

2015-03-01

391

Development and experimentation of an eye/brain/task testbed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The principal objective is to develop a laboratory testbed that will provide a unique capability to elicit, control, record, and analyze the relationship of operator task loading, operator eye movement, and operator brain wave data in a computer system environment. The ramifications of an integrated eye/brain monitor to the man machine interface are staggering. The success of such a system would benefit users of space and defense, paraplegics, and the monitoring of boring screens (nuclear power plants, air defense, etc.)

Harrington, Nora; Villarreal, James

1987-01-01

392

Tool Forces Developed During Friction Stir Welding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper will describe a technique for measuring the various forces and the torque that exist on the Friction Stir Welding pin tool. Results for various plunge depths, weld speeds, rotational speed, and tool configurations will be presented. Welds made on 6061 aluminum with typical welding conditions require a downward force of 2800 lbs. (12.5 kN) a longitudinal force in the direction of motion of 300 lbs (1.33 kN), a transverse force in the omega x v direction of 30 lbs (135 N). Aluminum 2195 under typical weld conditions requires a downward force of 3100 lbs. (1.38 kN), a longitudinal force of 920 lbs. (4.1 kN), and a transverse force of 45 lbs. (200 N) in the omega x v direction.

Melendez, M.; Tang, W.; Schmidt, C.; McClure, J. C.; Nunes, A. C.; Murr, L. E.

2003-01-01

393

Analysis of Operational Comfort in Manual Tasks Using Human Force Manipulability Measure.  

PubMed

This paper proposes a scheme for human force manipulability (HFM) based on the use of isometric joint torque properties to simulate the spatial characteristics of human operation forces at an end-point of a limb with feasible magnitudes for a specified limb posture. This is also applied to the evaluation/prediction of operational comfort (OC) when manually operating a human-machine interface. The effectiveness of HFM is investigated through two experiments and computer simulations of humans generating forces by using their upper extremities. Operation force generation with maximum isometric effort can be roughly estimated with an HFM measure computed from information on the arm posture during a maintained posture. The layout of a human-machine interface is then discussed based on the results of operational experiments using an electric gear-shifting system originally developed for robotic devices. The results indicate a strong relationship between the spatial characteristics of the HFM and OC levels when shifting, and the OC is predicted by using a multiple regression model with HFM measures. PMID:25415990

Tanaka, Yoshiyuki; Nishikawa, Kazuo; Yamada, Naoki; Tsuji, Toshio

2014-11-14

394

Categorizing Patients in a Forced-Choice Triad Task: The Integration of Context in Patient Management  

PubMed Central

Background Studies of experts' problem-solving abilities have shown that experts can attend to the deep structure of a problem whereas novices attend to the surface structure. Although this effect has been replicated in many domains, there has been little investigation into such effects in medicine in general or patient management in particular. Methodology/Principal Findings We designed a 10-item forced-choice triad task in which subjects chose which one of two hypothetical patients best matched a target patient. The target and its potential matches were related in terms of surface features (e.g., two patients of a similar age and gender) and deep features (e.g., two diabetic patients with similar management strategies: a patient with arthritis and a blind patient would both have difficulty with self-injected insulin). We hypothesized that experts would have greater knowledge of management categories and would be more likely to choose deep matches. We contacted 130 novices (medical students), 11 intermediates (medical residents), and 159 experts (practicing endocrinologists) and 15, 11, and 8 subjects (respectively) completed the task. A linear mixed effects model indicated that novices were less likely to make deep matches than experts (t(68)?=??3.63, p?=?.0006), while intermediates did not differ from experts (t(68)?=??0.24, p?=?.81). We also found that the number of years in practice correlated with performance on diagnostic (r?=?.39, p?=?.02), but not management triads (r?=?.17, p?=?.34). Conclusions We found that experts were more likely than novices to match patients based on deep features, and that this pattern held for both diagnostic and management triads. Further, management and diagnostic triads were equally salient for expert physicians suggesting that physicians recognize and may create management-oriented categories of patients. PMID:19516910

Devantier, Sarah L.; Minda, John Paul; Goldszmidt, Mark; Haddara, Wael

2009-01-01

395

Our Families, Our Children: The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force Report on Quality Child Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force documented anecdotal evidence of homophobia in child care and school age communities, including: (1) refusal to accept children from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families into child care; (2) biased attitudes expressed to children when they speak about their families; and (3) demonstrated…

Dispenza, Mary

396

Violence on Campuses. Hearing. Senate Task Force on School Violence, California Legislature (Los Angeles, California, April 30, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report consists of a California State Senate Task Force on School Violence hearing on violence on school campuses. Opening statements were given by State Senator Teresa Hughes. Three mothers of slain youth, Mildred Hillard, Missy Zeitsoff, and Margaret Ensley, testified on violence on and off campus. Alexis Cushon and Carlos Galvan of the…

California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.

397

Interlibrary Cooperation; a Wisconsin Plan. Report of the Task Force on Interlibrary Cooperation and Resource Sharing. Bulletin No. 7069.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of the Wisconsin Task Force on Interlibrary Cooperation and Resource Sharing included gathering information on the current status and apparent trends in interlibrary cooperation and resource sharing in Wisconsin and elsewhere, identifying gaps and problems to be dealt with in planning, and making recommendations for future…

Drew, Sally J., Ed.

398

“Bad Girls Rule”: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Commentary on the Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls  

Microsoft Academic Search

Feminist, critical, and postmodern scholars have long recognized sexuality as a site of power relations. The recently released Report of the APA (American Psychological Association) Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls is a welcome addition to ongoing feminist and activist conversations on how to intervene on issues of sexuality in the name of girls' and women's health. This article

Kari Lerum; Shari L. Dworkin

2009-01-01

399

Action Plan for Police and Community Relations After reviewing the Presidential Task Force on University Police and University Community  

E-print Network

Action Plan for Police and Community Relations After reviewing the Presidential Task Force on University Police and University Community Relation's report of July 11, 2011, as well as reviewing the Chief responsibilities imposed by statute. 2) COMMUNITY POLICING: The University Police Department will work closely

400

Interreliance: An Energy Awareness Project for the Community Colleges. A Report of the Task Force on Energy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the activities and recommendations of the Chancellor's Energy Task Force, which was established to give emphasis and direction to systemwide energy education efforts within the Hawaii community colleges. Part I describes the activities of the Energy Conservation on Campus Committee, which resulted in campuswide plans to…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the Chancellor for Community Colleges.

401

Compilation of reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

This report contains reports prepared for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management, from experts in the United States. The contents of the report focus mainly on public opinion, and government policies as perceived by the public.

Not Available

1993-11-01

402

REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION ON GLOBAL WARMING: SUMMARY OF NEW YORK GREENHOUSE GAS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Global climate change is fundamentally caused by fossil fuel combustion. The transportation sector generates more than one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New York and represents the fastest-growing source of GHG emissions in the state. A summary of the recommendations of the New York Greenhouse Gas Task Force for reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector is provided. Using

Steven Winkelman; Greg Dierkers

2003-01-01

403

Sectoral Skills Needs: The Role of Universities. Task Force on Labour Market Issues: Office for Partnerships for Advanced Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes the role of the Task Force on Labour Market Issues of the Council of Ontario Universities in meeting industry skill needs, focusing particularly on three sectors: biotechnology, culture, and software/information technology. Also included are the findings of an earlier study on the skill needs and training requirements in the…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

404

Assessing the California Transfer Function: The Transfer Rate and Its Measurement. Conclusions of the Data Needs Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall of 1989, the Intersegmental Coordinating Council organized the Data Needs Task Force (DNTF) to determine the feasibility of establishing a transfer rate definition. Specifically, the DNTF was charged with defining the information needed to strengthen intersegmental transfer programs, establishing common definitions (including "transfer…

Intersegmental Coordinating Council, Sacramento, CA.

405

The Information Infrastructure: Reaching Society's Goals. A Report of the Information Infrastructure Task Force Committee on Applications and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for public comment and discussion, this document is the second volume of papers in which the Information Infrastructure Task Force has attempted to articulate in clear terms, with sufficient detail, how improvements in the National Information Infrastructure (NII) can help meet other social goals. These are not plans to be enacted, but…

National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

406

78 FR 66902 - Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CST-- Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel...2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. CST before the Task Force. The number of...

2013-11-07

407

Visit to the U.S. Joint Task Force Station at Guantanamo Bay: A First-Person Account  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I describe my trip to the U.S. Joint Task Force Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 19, 2005. I participated as the 2005 President of the American Psychological Association and was part of a group of leaders from several national health and mental health organizations and United States and Department of Defense Officials. My purpose in

Ronald F. Levant

2007-01-01

408

Landfill Disamenities And Better Utilization of Waste Resources Presented to the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery  

E-print Network

in New York State in the 1960's. We had many problems with polluting solid waste dumps, landfill fires1 Landfill Disamenities And Better Utilization of Waste Resources Presented to the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal. May 10, 2006 - Madison, Wisconsin by: Jack

Columbia University

409

Skills for All: Proposals for a National Skills Agenda. Final Report of the National Skills Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1997, a skills task force began a 2-year process of gathering input from English employers and post-16 education and training practitioners and formulating a national skills agenda. The agenda's goals included instilling a culture of lifelong learning in the United Kingdom, better anticipating the evolving skill requirements of employment, and…

Department for Education and Employment, London (England).

410

The Challenge: Latinos in a Changing California. The Report of the University of California SCR 43 Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a report from a task force composed of scholars, professionals, and community leaders to the State of California and the University of California (UC) addressing issues affecting Latinos in California. The following major recommendations are discussed: (1) continuing research must be undertaken concerning dynamic changes and…

California Univ., Riverside. Consortium on Mexico and the United States.

411

Defense Waste Processing Facility: Report of task force on options to mitigate the effect of nitrite on DWPF operations. Savannah River Site 200-S Area  

SciTech Connect

The possibility of accumulating ammonium nitrate (an explosive) as well as organic compounds in the DWPF Chemical Processing Cell Vent System was recently discovered. A task force was therefore organized to examine ways to avoid this potential hazard. Of thirty-two processing/engineering options screened, the task force recommended five options, deemed to have the highest technical certainty, for detailed development and evaluation: Radiolysis of nitrite in the tetraphenylborate precipitate slurry feed in a new corrosion-resistant facility. Construction of a Late Washing Facility for precipitate washing before transfer to the DWPF; ``Just-in-Time`` precipitation; Startup Workaround by radiolysis of nitrite in the existing corrosion-resistant Pump Pit tanks; Ammonia venting and organics separation in the DWPF; and, Estimated costs and schedules are included in this report.

Randall, D. [ed.; Marek, J.C.

1992-03-01

412

Standardized image interpretation and post processing in cardiovascular magnetic resonance: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Board of Trustees Task Force on Standardized Post Processing  

PubMed Central

With mounting data on its accuracy and prognostic value, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is becoming an increasingly important diagnostic tool with growing utility in clinical routine. Given its versatility and wide range of quantitative parameters, however, agreement on specific standards for the interpretation and post-processing of CMR studies is required to ensure consistent quality and reproducibility of CMR reports. This document addresses this need by providing consensus recommendations developed by the Task Force for Post Processing of the Society for Cardiovascular MR (SCMR). The aim of the task force is to recommend requirements and standards for image interpretation and post processing enabling qualitative and quantitative evaluation of CMR images. Furthermore, pitfalls of CMR image analysis are discussed where appropriate. PMID:23634753

2013-01-01

413

Learning Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Government budget constraints had forced the Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC) at a military installation to work with less than the normal number of staff. A Program Proposal was developed previously that had determined that a learning gap existed in the researcher's work environment at a military installation. To counter this gap, Learning Tasks

Baskas, Richard S.

2012-01-01

414

Report of the Defense Science Board task force on military system applications of superconductors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Task Force found a number of superconductivity applications that could result in significant new military capabilities, including electronics and high power applications. In particular, superconducting materials could enable significant military improvements in: Magnetic Field Sensors with greatly increased sensitivity for improved detection and identification capability; Passive Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components enabling increased detection range and discrimination in clutter; Staring Infrared Focal Plane Array sensors incorporating superconducting electronics permitting significant range and sensitivity increases over current scanning IR sensors; Wideband Analog and Ultra-Fast Digital Signal Processing for radar and optical sensors; High Power Motors and Generators for ship and aircraft propulsion leading to: decreased displacement; drive system flexibility; increased range; or longer endurance on station; Magnets/Energy Storage for high power microwave, millimeter-wave or optical generators (e.g., free electron laser); capability for powering quiet propulsion systems; Electro-Magnetic Launchers capable of launching hypervelocity projectiles for antiarmor weapons and close-in ship defense weapons; and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Propulsion enabling ultra quiet drives for submarines, torpedoes, and surface ships.

1988-10-01

415

Report of the Defense Science Board task force on military system applications of superconductors. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force found a number of superconductivity applications that could result in significant new military capabilities, including electronics and high-power applications. In particular, superconducting materials could enable significant military improvements in: Magnetic Field Sensors with greatly increased sensitivity for improved detection and identification capability; Passive Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components enabling increased detection range and discrimination in clutter; Staring Infrared Focal Plane Array sensors incorporating superconducting electronics permitting significant range and sensitivity increases over current scanning IR sensors; Wideband Analog and Ultra-Fast Digital Signal Processing for radar and optical sensors; High-Power Motors and Generators for ship and aircraft propulsion leading to: decreased displacement; drive-system flexibility; increased range; or longer endurance on station; Magnets/Energy Storage for high power microwave, millimeter-wave or optical generators (e.g., free-electron laser); capability for powering quiet propulsion systems; Electro magnetic Launchers capable of launching hypervelocity projectiles for anti-armor weapons and close-in ship defense weapons; and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Propulsion enabling ultraquiet drives for submarines, torpedoes, and surface ships.

Not Available

1988-10-01

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Report of the APSAC Task Force on evidence-based service planning guidelines for child welfare.  

PubMed

This article presents the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Task Force report on the evidence-based service planning (EBSP) approach to child welfare services (CWS) plans and recommendations for practice. The focus of the policy report is on formal psychosocial services. CWS plans prescribe services to promote core child welfare objectives and to benefit children and families. The goal of EBSP is to construct service plans based on the general principles of evidence-based practice and prefer services with empirical support for clinical problems or needs associated with the causes or consequences of child abuse and neglect (CAN). EBSP aims to facilitate an overarching service approach that is collaborative, respectful, and includes services that are most likely to lead to outcomes on both family identified and child welfare mission goals. EBSP emphasizes a focused, assessment-driven, and science-informed approach that both favors plans that are sufficient and avoids overburdening families with compulsory services that address problems which are not directly related to the child welfare CAN referral. PMID:25505157

Berliner, Lucy; Fitzgerald, Monica M; Dorsey, Shannon; Chaffin, Mark; Ondersma, Steven J; Wilson, Charles

2015-02-01

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Identifying barriers to adult pneumococcal vaccination: an NFID task force meeting.  

PubMed

Pneumococcal infection is common in adults, and invasive disease is associated with a high mortality rate. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can prevent invasive pneumococcal disease and is recommended for people aged ? 65 years and for younger adults with high-risk chronic conditions; however, vaccination rates are suboptimal in all of these groups. A multidisciplinary task force meeting examined ways to increase vaccination rates in the target populations. Barriers to vaccination include lack of awareness of the disease or vaccine among vaccination candidates and health care providers, failure to assume responsibility for vaccination, competing priorities, incomplete or inaccessible documentation of previous vaccines, and health care system delivery challenges. Efforts to address these barriers should use appropriate methods. For example, potential vaccine recipients might be motivated by a message from a community leader, whereas health care providers are more apt to offer a vaccine when reminded that it is a recommended best practice. All health care providers need to accept responsibility for vaccination so that this preventive measure becomes a high priority in the care of patients at risk for serious pneumococcal infection. PMID:22691901

Rehm, Susan J; File, Thomas M; Metersky, Mark; Nichol, Kristin L; Schaffner, William

2012-05-01

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Primary lymphoma of the lacrimal sac: an EORTC ophthalmic oncology task force study  

PubMed Central

Aim To define the clinical and histopathological characteristics of primary lacrimal sac lymphoma in a predominantly white population. Methods Specimens of lacrimal sac lymphoma and follow up data were solicited from members of the Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the European Ophthalmic Pathology Society (EOPS). Specimens were stained with haematoxylin and eosin and an immunohistochemical panel against leucocyte antigens was applied. Diagnosis was reached by consensus of five experienced pathologists according to the World Health Organization classification system. The histopathological findings were correlated with the clinical data. Results Of 15 primary lacrimal sac lymphomas, five (33%) were diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), five (33%) were extranodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma), three were classified as “transitional MALT lymphoma,” being in transition from MALT lymphoma to DLBCL, and two were unclassified B cell lymphomas. Nine of the patients were female, and the median age at the time of diagnosis was 71?years (range 45–95?years). The most frequent presenting symptoms were epiphora (85%), swelling in the region of the lacrimal sac (79%), and dacryocystitis (21%). All but one patient presented in stage I. Systemic spread occurred in three of nine patients (33%). The 5?year overall survival was 65%. Conclusions DLBCL and MALT lymphoma are equally common in the lacrimal sac in contrast with the remaining periorbital and/or orbital region where MALT lymphoma predominates. PMID:16672329

Sjö, L D; Ralfkiaer, E; Juhl, B R; Prause, J U; Kivelä, T; Auw?Haedrich, C; Bacin, F; Carrera, M; Coupland, S E; Delbosc, B; Ducrey, N; Kantelip, B; Kemeny, J L; Meyer, P; Sjö, N C; Heegaard, S

2006-01-01

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The development of children's strategies on an inductive reasoning task.  

PubMed

This paper reports an analysis of children's cognitive strategies on an inductive reasoning task, by means of a new methodological approach. A sample of 72 children aged 6, 8 and 10 were presented with three different versions of a multidimensional discrimination learning task, which was presented in such a way as to 'optimise' their performance. Their responses were analysed in terms of 10 Strategy Components, scores on which were analysed by means of cluster analysis. Overall, the children performed at more sophisticated levels than previously found. Five Strategy Clusters representing distinct patterns of strategic behaviour were revealed. A developmental sequence was established between these patterns of strategic behaviour and, significantly, two alternative developmental routes relating to strategic style. While the results support a complex model of strategy construction, as revealed by recent research, the distinct nature of the Strategy Clusters points to a discontinuous model of strategy development. This evidence of children's differing abilities to construct and select appropriate strategies in relation to a novel task strongly supports the educational imperative of encouraging children's early use and awareness of cognitive strategies. PMID:8901168

Whitebread, D

1996-03-01

420

Beryllium Health and Safety Committee Data Reporting Task Force White Paper #2 -- Uses of Uncensored Data  

SciTech Connect

On December 8, 1999, the Department of Energy (DOE) published Title 10 CFR 850 (hereafter referred to as the Rule) to establish a chronic beryllium disease prevention program (CBDPP) to: (1) reduce the number of workers currently exposed to beryllium in the course of their work at DOE facilities managed by DOE or its contractors; (2) minimize the levels of, and potential for, exposure to beryllium; and (3) establish medical surveillance requirements to ensure early detection of the disease. On January 4, 2001, DOE issued DOE G 440.1-7A, Implementation Guide for use with 10 CFR 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, to assist line managers in meeting their responsibilities for implementing the CBDPP. That guide describes methods and techniques that DOE considers acceptable in complying with the Rule. In 2005 a draft DOE Technical Standard ''Management of Items and Areas Containing Low Levels of Beryllium'' (SAFT 0103; hereafter referred to as the ''TS'') was circulated for comment (http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/tsdrafts/saft-0103.pdf). DOE technical standards are voluntary consensus standards developed when industry standards do not exist (see http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/index.html for more information). DOE does not require its field elements to implement DOE technical standards, but field elements may choose to adopt these standards to meet specific needs. This beryllium TS is intended to provide best practices and lessons learned for manageing items and areas that contain low levels of beryllium, which has been a costly and technically challenging component of CBDPPs. The TS is also intended to provide guidance for determining if the Rule's housekeeping and release criteria are met. On challenge the TS addressed was the statistical interpretation of data sets with non-detected results, a topic for which no strong consensus exists. Among the many comments on the draft TS was a suggestion that certain of the statistical comparisons described in the TS could be better implemented if analytical results, even when below a reporting limit, were to be reported by analytical laboratories. See Appendix 1 for a review of terminology related to reporting limits. The Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) formed a Sampling and Analysis Subcommittee (SAS) in 2003. The SAS established a working group on accreditation and reporting limits. By 2006 it had become evident that the issues extended to data reporting as a whole. The SAS proposed to the BHSC the formation of a Data Reporting Task Force (DRTF) to consider issues related to data reporting. The BHSC Board agreed, and requested that the DRTF generate a white paper, to be offered by the BHSC to potential interested parties such as the DOE policy office that is responsible for beryllium health and safety policy. It was noted that additional products could include detailed guidance and potentially a journal article in the future. The SAS proposed that DRTF membership represent the affected disciplines (chemists, industrial hygiene professionals and statisticians, and the DOE office that is responsible for beryllium health and safety policy). The BHSC Board decided that DRTF membership should come from DOE sites, since the focus would be on reporting in the context of the TS and the Rule. The DRTF came into existence in late 2006. The DRTF membership includes industrial hygienists, analytical chemists and laboratory managers, members of the regulatory and oversight community, and environmental statisticians. A first White Paper, ''Summary of Issues and Path Forward'', was reviewed by the BHSC in March 2007 and issued by the DRTF in June 2007. It describes the charter of the DRTF, introduces some basic terminology (reproduced here in Appendix 1), lays out the issues the DRTF is expected to address, and describes a path forward for the DRTF's work. This first White Paper is available through the BHSC web site. This White Paper presents recommendations developed by the DRTF following the process laid out in that first White Pap

MacQueen, D H

2007-10-10

421

Oak Ridge Reservation volume I. Y-12 mercury task force files: A guide to record series of the Department of Energy and its contractors  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this guide is to describe each of the series of records identified in the documents of the Y-12 Mercury Task Force Files that pertain to the use of mercury in the separation and enrichment of lithium isotopes at the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. History Associates Incorporated (HAI) prepared this guide as part of DOE`s Epidemiologic Records Inventory Project, which seeks to verify and conduct inventories of epidemiologic and health-related records at various DOE and DOE contractor sites. This introduction briefly describes the Epidemiologic Records Inventory Project and HAI`s role in the project. Specific attention will be given to the history of the DOE-Oak Ridge Reservation, the development of the Y-12 Plant, and the use of mercury in the production of nuclear weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s. This introduction provides background information on the Y-12 Mercury Task Force Files, an assembly of documents resulting from the 1983 investigation of the Mercury Task Force into the effects of mercury toxicity upon workplace hygiene and worker health, the unaccountable loss of mercury, and the impact of those losses upon the environment. This introduction also explains the methodology used in the selection and inventory of these record series. Other topics include the methodology used to produce this guide, the arrangement of the detailed record series descriptions, and information concerning access to the collection.

NONE

1995-02-17

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Interim report of the interagency coal export task force: draft for public comment. [Trade by country 1960-1979; general forecasting to 1985, 1990 and 2000  

SciTech Connect

The Interagency Coal Export Task Force was formed in the Spring of 1980 at the direction of the President, in support of the international efforts of the United States, encouraging the use of coal. Its purpose was to report on possible courses of action to increase United States steam coal exports in a manner consistent with other national policies, including our commitment to environmental protection. The Task Force assembled existing data, developed significant new information regarding the international coal market and undertook analyses of apparent problems underlying coal exports. The Task Force contributed to a public awareness of the fact that increased coal exports will serve both the domestic and international interests of the United States. Based upon extensive, independent field studies in Europe and the Far East, the Task Force concludes that there will be significant growth in world demand for steam coal. Such growth has already begun, has contributed to the almost seven-fold increase in United States overseas steam coal exports for 1990 over 1979, and is expected to continue beyond the end of this century. The growth in world steam coal trade projected in the report does not guarantee United States coal exporters a large or expanding share of the market. The United States' role depends on the buying strategies of the consuming countries, the policies and prices of competing exporters, and the actions taken by the United States to maintain reasonable prices, prompt delivery and dependable quality. Projections of United States steam coal exports, therefore, rest upon a number of highly uncertain factors which are discussed in some detail.

None

1981-01-01

423

Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Preserving Digital Information_, produced by a task force commissioned by The Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA) and The Research Libraries Group (RLG) is available on the Internet. The purpose of this 64-page study "was to investigate the means of ensuring 'continued access indefinitely into the future of records stored in digital electronic form.'" The authors consisted of individuals from industry, museums, archives and libraries, scholarly societies, and government, among others. Its major findings include: "1) The first line of defense against loss of valuable digital information rests with the creators, providers and owners of digital information; 2) Long-term preservation of digital information on a scale adequate for the demands of future research and scholarship will require a deep infrastructure capable of supporting a distributed system of digital archives; 3) A critical component of the digital archiving infrastructure is the existence of a sufficient number of trusted organizations capable of storing, migrating and providing access to digital collections; 4) A process of certification for digital archives is needed to create an overall climate of trust about the prospects of preserving digital information; and 5) Certified digital archives must have the right and duty to exercise an aggressive rescue function as a fail-safe mechanism for preserving valuable digital information that is in jeopardy of destruction, neglect or abandonment by its current custodian." The report is available at present in Adobe Acrobat .pdf, Microsoft Word 6.0, and ASCII rich text formats. An HTML version will be available shortly. http://www.rlg.org/ArchTF/ ftp://ftp.rlg.org/pub/archtf/ ftp to ftp.rlg.org change directory to pub/archtf

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Education for the World of Work in the State of Maine: Initiatives and Recommendations. Final Report of the Commissioner's Task Force To Study Secondary Vocational Education in Maine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task force report offers specific recommendations to enhance secondary vocational education as an integral component within the total educational spectrum in the state of Maine. The task force identified six major initiatives and made 30 specific recommendations, which are detailed in this report. The six initiatives cover (1) approaches to…

Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education.

425

Staff Report on the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Belmont Task Force Recommendations. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommendations of the Belmont Task Force concerning the problem of student loan defaults are offered to the U.S. House of Representatives. The task force concludes that the purpose of the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) program has changed significantly in the last decade. While originally established as a loan of convenience for middle-income…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

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Building Bridges to the Information Superhighway: Annual Report of the Disabilities Issues Task Force, Federal Communications Commission (March 1995--April 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes activities and accomplishments of the Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues Task Force on disabilities issues from March 1995 through April 1996, its first year. Introductory material includes a message from the chairman of the Commission and a statement of the Task Force's purpose, which is to address…

Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

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7 CFR Exhibit D to Subpart B of... - Fact Sheet-The Federal Interagency Task Force on Food and Shelter for the Homeless  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Sheet-The Federal Interagency Task Force on Food and Shelter for the Homeless D Exhibit D to Subpart B of Part 1955 Agriculture ...The Federal Interagency Task Force on Food and Shelter for the Homeless Editorial Note: Exhibit D is not published in the...

2010-01-01

428

Recent Developments and Applications of the CHARMM force fields  

PubMed Central

Empirical force fields commonly used to describe the condensed phase properties of complex systems such as biological macromolecules are continuously being updated. Improvements in quantum mechanical (QM) methods used to generate target data, availability of new experimental target data, incorporation of new classes of compounds and new theoretical developments (eg. polarizable methods) make force-field development a dynamic domain of research. Accordingly, a number of improvements and extensions of the CHARMM force fields have occurred over the years. The objective of the present review is to provide an up-to-date overview of the CHARMM force fields. A limited presentation on the historical aspects of force fields will be given, including underlying methodologies and principles, along with a brief description of the strategies used for parameter development. This is followed by information on the CHARMM additive and polarizable force fields, including examples of recent applications of those force fields. PMID:23066428

Zhu, Xiao; Lopes, Pedro E.M.; MacKerell, Alexander D.

2011-01-01

429

Development of a Career Task Self-Efficacy Scale: The Kuder Task Self-Efficacy Scale.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three instruments were completed by 345 undergraduates: Kuder Task Self-Efficacy Scale (KTSES), Self-Esteem Inventory, and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale. The construct validity of the KTSES was supported, and some relationship was found between career task self-efficacy and self-esteem/career decision-making self-efficacy. (SK)

Lucas, Jennifer L.; And Others

1997-01-01

430

Task 8.2 - subscale catalytic combustor development  

SciTech Connect

The Solar/DOE ATS engine program seeks to reduce engine pollutant emissions to single digit levels and low pattern factor. Program goals include the attainment of emissions (NOx, CO and UHC corrected to 15% O{sub 2}) below 10 ppmvd over the 50 to 100% load range, pattern factor less than 0.2, and long term combustor component durability. Recent improvements in Solar`s dry low NOx combustion technology guarantee less than 25 ppmvd NOx and 50 ppmvd CO (@ 15% O{sub 2}) in field units. It is expected that with the incorporation of advanced combustion technology (e.g. variable geometry, use of ceramics in combustion liners, improved CO sensor based control systems, improved fuel-air premixing, advanced liner cooling, etc.) into present combustion systems, substantial reductions in emissions over currently guaranteed levels will be possible. However, the next generation of low emissions gas turbines may be required to incorporate catalytic combustion to guarantee the lowest possible levels of pollutant emissions with available technology, As part of the Solar ATS Phase II program, catalytic combustion was selected as the primary combustion approach capable of attaining the emissions goals of the ATS program for medium sized industrial gas turbines. Catalytic combustion technology development in Phase II consisted of two main tasks: Task 2.8.2 involving the evaluation and demonstration of catalytic combustion technology at simulated engine conditions in a subscale rig environment, and Task 2.8.5 involving the design and evaluation of a single can full scale catalytic combustion system based on subscale results. Successful full scale rig operation will be followed by sector rig testing, and the procurement of a full set of engine hardware for an engine demonstration as part of Solar ATS Phase III program, If successful in the ATS program, catalytic combustion will be introduced in Solar`s production turbines depending on market requirements and cost.

NONE

1996-08-15

431

75 FR 43943 - Defense Science Board; Task Force on Counter Insurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Force on Counter Insurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance...Force on Counter Insurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance...These meetings will identify how DoD intelligence can most effectively support COIN...

2010-07-27

432

Task Engagement: A Turning Point in Foreign Language Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses a sociocultural framework to suggest task engagement as a viable construct in second language learning research. Examines second language learner data to identify task engagement as it emerges, unfolds in dialogic activity, and becomes associated with he transformation of task, self, and group. (Author/VWL)

Platt, Elizabeth J.; Brooks, Frank B.

2002-01-01

433

Task Complexity, Focus on Form, and Second Language Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tasks have received increased attention in SLA research for the past decade, as has the role of focus on form. However, few empirical studies have investigated the relationship among tasks, focus-on-form techniques, and second language (L2) learning outcomes. To help address this gap, the present study examined how the task variable +/- contextual…

Revesz, Andrea

2009-01-01

434

Modeling Reaction Time: An investigation on input-strength variability in two-alternative, forced-choice tasks 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the eects of input variability on choice reaction time (choice-RT) models under the two-alternative, forced choice paradigm. We test the well known and widely used (by choice-RT models) assumption that slower errors are produced under higher input-strength variability conditions (between blocks of trials). Two experiments, featuring a 'numerosity task', are presented. Analysis of the data from 46 participants,

Fabio Leite; Scott Brown

2004-01-01

435

Robust versus optimal strategies for determining the speed-accuracy tradeofi on two-alternative forced choice tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been proposed that animals and humans might choose a speed- accuracy tradeofi that maximizes reward rate. For this utility function the simple drift-difiusion model of two-alternative forced-choice tasks predicts a parameter-free optimal performance curve that relates normalized decision times to error rates. However, behavioral data indicate that only … 30% of subjects achieve optimality, and here we investigate

M. Zacksenhouse; P. Holmes; R. Bogacz

436

824 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, VOL. 8, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2011 Development and Force/Position Control of a  

E-print Network

Development and Force/Position Control of a New Hybrid Thermo-Piezoelectric MicroGripper Dedicated the position and the manipulation force is synthesized afterwards. A new control scheme adapted accuracy and to control the manipulation force during a pick-and-place task, a new control scheme adapted

Boyer, Edmond

437

Periodic health examination, 1995 update: 1. Screening for human papillomavirus infection in asymptomatic women. Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To develop recommendations for practising physicians on the advisability of screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in asymptomatic women. OPTIONS: Visual inspection, Papanicolaou testing, colposcopy or cervicography, use of HPV group-specific antigen, DNA hybridization, dot blot technique, Southern blot technique or polymerase chain reaction followed by physical or chemical therapeutic intervention. OUTCOMES: Evidence for a link between HPV infection and cervical cancer, sensitivity and specificity of HPV screening techniques, effectiveness of treatments for HPV infection, and the social and economic costs incurred by screening. EVIDENCE: MEDLINE was searched for articles published between January 1966 to June 1993 with the use of the key words "papillomavirus," "cervix neoplasms," "mass screening," "prospective studies," "prevalence," "sensitivity," "specificity," "human" and "female." VALUES: Proven cost-effective screening techniques that could lead to decreased morbidity or mortality were given a high value. The evidence-based methods and values of the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination were used. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: Potential benefits are to prevent cervical cancer and eliminate HPV infection. Potential harmful effects include the creation of an unnecessary burden on the health care system and the labelling of otherwise healthy people as patients with a sexually transmitted disease for which therapy is generally ineffective. Potential costs would include expense of testing, increased use of colposcopy and treatment. RECOMMENDATIONS: There is fair evidence to exclude HPV screening (beyond Papanicolaou testing for cervical cancer) in asymptomatic women (grade D recommendation). VALIDATION: The report was reviewed by members of the task force and three external reviewers who were selected to represent different areas of expertise. SPONSORS: These guidelines were developed and endorsed by the task force, which is funded by Health Canada and the National Health Research and Development Program. The principal author (K.J.) was supported in part by the National Health Research and Development Program through a National Health Fellowship (AIDS). PMID:7859196

Johnson, K

1995-01-01

438

Re-Charting the Course: The First Report of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With an unemployment rate of approximately 70%, "adults with severe disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the US without jobs." The Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities was formed in March 1998 "to examine programs and policies related to employment of adults with disabilities, to determine what changes, modifications and innovations may be necessary to remove barriers to work faced by adults with disabilities and to recommend options for such changes." Their first report, completed in November 1998, was recently placed online by the Department of Labor. At the site, users can read the various sections of the report in HTML format or download the full report in text or .pdf format. In addition to recommendations to the President, the report contains information on the foundation, membership, and agenda of the Task Force. Appendixes to the report include A Demographic Profile of People with Disabilities, Summary of Disability-Related Legislative Initiatives, Web Sites of Presidential Task Force Members, and Glossary of Acronyms Used in This Report.

1998-01-01

439

In situ sampling cart development engineering task plan  

SciTech Connect

This Engineering Task Plan (ETP) supports the development for facility use of the next generation in situ sampling system for characterization of tank vapors. In situ sampling refers to placing sample collection devices (primarily sorbent tubes) directly into the tank headspace, then drawing tank gases through the collection devices to obtain samples. The current in situ sampling system is functional but was not designed to provide the accurate flow measurement required by today`s data quality objectives (DQOs) for vapor characterization. The new system will incorporate modern instrumentation to achieve much tighter control. The next generation system will be referred to in this ETP as the New In Situ System (NISS) or New System. The report describes the current sampling system and the modifications that are required for more accuracy.

DeFord, D.K.

1995-02-06

440

The effects of hemodynamic force on embryonic development  

PubMed Central

Blood vessels have long been known to respond to hemodynamic force, and several mechanotransduction pathways have been identified. However, only recently have we begun to understand the effects of hemodynamic force on embryonic development. In this review, we will discuss specific examples illustrating the role of hemodynamic force during the development of the embryo, with particular focus on the development of the vascular system and the morphogenesis of the heart. We will also discuss the important functions served by mechanotransduction and hemodynamic force during placentation, as well as in regulating the maintenance and division of embryonic, hematopoietic, neural, and mesenchymal stem cells. Pathological misregulation of mechanosensitive pathways during pregnancy and embryonic development may contribute to the occurrence of cardiovascular birth defects, as well as to a variety of other diseases, including preeclampsia. Thus, there is a need for future studies focusing on better understanding the physiological effects of hemodynamic force during embryonic development and their role in the pathogenesis of disease. PMID:20374481

CULVER, JAMES C.; DICKINSON, MARY E.

2010-01-01

441

Accountability Forces in Performance Appraisal: Effects of Self-Appraisal Information, Normative Information, and Task Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects of self-appraisal information, normative information, and task performance on performance appraisal ratings. Participants rated a fictitious “subordinate's” performance on a clerical task (which was either very good or moderately poor) subsequent to receiving self-assessment information (high or low) and normative information (present or absent). Self-appraisals affected performance ratings for poor performers but not for good

Ted H. Shore; Armen Tashchian

2002-01-01

442

Smoking related idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: Results of an ERS/ATS Task Force  

PubMed Central

Background Cigarette smoking is a key factor in the development of numerous pulmonary diseases. Methods An international group of clinicians, radiologists, and pathologists evaluated patients with previously identified idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) to determine unique features of cigarette smoking. Phase 1 (derivation group) identified smoking related features in patients with a history of smoking (n=41). Phase 2 (validation group) determined if these features correctly predicted the smoking status of IIP patients (n=100) to participants blinded to smoking history. Finally, investigators sought to determine if a new smoking-related interstitial lung disease phenotype could be defined. Results Phase 1 suggested that preserved forced vital capacity with disproportionately reduced DLCO, various radiographic and histopathologic findings were smoking related features. In Phase 2 the kappa among clinicians was 0.16 (95% CI 0.11 – 0.21), among the pathologists 0.36 (95% CI 0.32 – 0.34) and among the radiologists 0.43 (95% CI 0.35 – 0.52) for smoking related features. Eight of the 100 cases were felt to represent a potential smoking related interstitial lung disease. Conclusion Smoking related features of interstitial lung disease were identified in a minority of smokers and are not specific for smoking. This study is limited by its retrospective design and the potential for recall bias of smoking history and lack of information on second had smoke exposure. Further research is needed to understand the relationship between smoking and interstitial lung disease. PMID:25063244

Flaherty, Kevin R.; Fell, Charlene; Aubry, Marie-Christine; Brown, Kevin; Colby, Thomas; Costabel, Ulrich; Franks, Teri J.; Gross, Barry H; Hansell, David M.; Kazerooni, Ella; Kim, Dong Soon; King, Talmadge E.; Kitachi, Masanori; Lynch, David; Myers, Jeff; Nagai, Sonoko; Nicholson, Andrew G.; Poletti, Venerino; Raghu, Ganesh; Selman, Moises; Toews, Galen; Travis, William; Wells, Athol U.; Vassallo, Robert; Martinez, Fernando J.

2015-01-01

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Global synthesis of volcano deformation: Results of the Volcano Deformation Task Force  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ground deformation in volcanic regions is being observed more frequently -- the number of known deforming volcanoes has increased from 44 in 1997 to more than 210 in 2013 thanks in large part thanks to the availability of satellite InSAR observations. With the launch of new SAR satellites in the coming years devoted to global deformation monitoring, the number of well-studied episodes of volcano deformation will continue to increase. But evaluating the significance of the observed deformation is not always straightforward -- how often do deformation episodes lead to eruption? Are there certain characteristics of the deformation or the volcano that make the linkage between deformation and eruption more robust -- for example the duration or magnitude of the ground deformation and/or the composition and tectonic setting of the volcano? To answer these questions, a global database of volcano deformation events is needed. Recognizing the need for global information on volcano deformation and the opportunity to address it with InSAR and other techniques, we formed the Volcano Deformation Database Task force as part of Global Volcano Model. The three objectives of our organization are: 1) to compile deformation observations of all volcanoes globally into appropriate formats for WOVOdat and the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution. 2) document any relation between deformation events and eruptions for the Global assessment of volcanic hazard and risk report for 2015 (GAR15) for the UN. 3) to better link InSAR and other remote sensing observations to volcano observatories. We present the first results from our global study of the relation between deformation and eruptions, including case studies of particular eruptions. We compile a systematically-observed catalog of >500 volcanoes with observation windows up to 20 years. Of 90 volcanoes showing deformation, 40 erupted. The positive predictive value (PPV = 0.44) linking deformation and eruption on this timescale indicates ';strong' evidential worth. The negative predictive value (NPV = 0.94) linking non-deformation with non-eruption, is even stronger. But, linking individual deformation events to eruptions is unreliable with existing InSAR data that are rarely available in the critical days to weeks before the eruption of a volcano that has been dormant for decades to millenia. For example, while ground deformation was observed before the 2011 eruptions of Cordon Caulle and Cerro Hudson (both in Chile), the observations were too infrequent to see any change in the pattern or rate of deformation before the eruptions. Before 2011, Cordon Caulle and Cerro Hudson both erupted in the 20th century, but the 2008 eruption of Chaiten (also in Chile) was preceded by centuries of dormancy and still had no measured precursory deformation up to two weeks before eruption. New InSAR missions with more frequent observations along with ground observations from tiltmeters and GPS are essential to constrain whether there is a reliable deformation signal before eruption.

Pritchard, M. E.; Jay, J.; Biggs, J.; Ebmeier, S. K.; Delgado, F.

2013-12-01

444

Initial development of an automated task analysis profiling system  

SciTech Connect

A program for automated task analysis is described. Called TAPS (task analysis profiling system), the program accepts normal English prose and outputs skills, knowledges, attitudes, and abilities (SKAAs) along with specific guidance and recommended ability measurement tests for nuclear power plant operators. A new method for defining SKAAs is presented along with a sample program output.

Jorgensen, C.C.

1984-01-01

445

An Exploratory Study of How Developers Seek, Relate, and Collect Relevant Information during Software Maintenance Tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of software developers' time is spent understanding unfamiliar code. To better understand how developers gain this understanding and how software development environments might be involved, a study was performed in which developers were given an unfamiliar program and asked to work on two debugging tasks and three enhancement tasks for 70 minutes. The study found that developers interleaved three

Andrew J. Ko; Brad A. Myers; Michael J. Coblenz; Htet Htet Aung

2006-01-01

446

Overview of Biotechnology Futures: Possible Applications to Land Force Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review of selected scientific and technological advances occurring in the field of biotechnology discusses their possible impact for Land Force capability development in the next decade or two. Some studies suggest that the socio-technical impact of biotechnology may surpass that of the Information Revolution, and it could become a major force in the 21st Century. Its synergy with nanotechnology,

Margaret Egudo

447

Public Hearing: Report of the Proceedings of a Public Hearing of the Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, March 2, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

448

76 FR 67761 - Establishment of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Violence AGENCY: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP...DFO), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh...Force DFO, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,...

2011-11-02

449

Effect of Lateral Epicondylosis on Grip Force Development  

PubMed Central

Introduction While it is well known that grip strength is adversely affected by lateral epicondylosis (LE), the effect of LE on rapid grip force generation is unclear. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of LE on the ability to rapidly generate grip force. Methods Twenty-eight participants with LE (13 unilateral and 15 bilateral LE) and 13 healthy controls participated in this study. A Multi-Axis Profile dynamometer was used to evaluate grip strength and rapid grip force generation. The ability to rapidly produce force is comprised of the electromechanical delay and rate of force development. Electromechanical delay is defined as the time between the onset of electrical activity and the onset of muscle force production. The Patient Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) questionnaire was used to assess pain and functional disability. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate tendon degeneration. Results LE-injured upper extremities had lower rate of force development (?50 lbs/sec, CI [?17, ?84]) and less grip strength (?7.8 lbs, CI [?3.3, ?12.4]) than non-injured extremities. Participants in the LE group had a longer electromechanical delay (+59%, CI [29,97]) than controls. Peak rate of force development had a higher correlation (r=0.56)(p<0.05) with PRTEE function than grip strength (r=0.47) (p<0.05) and electromechanical delay (r=0.30)(p>0.05) for participants with LE. Conclusion In addition to a reduction in grip strength, those with LE had a reduction in rate of force development and an increase in electromechanical delay. Collectively, these changes may contribute to an increase in reaction time, which may affect risk for recurrent symptoms. These findings suggest that therapists may need to address both strength and rapid force development deficits in patients with LE. PMID:22137195

Chourasia, Amrish O.; Buhr, Kevin A.; Rabago, David P.; Kijowski, Richard; Irwin, Curtis B.; Sesto, Mary E.

2012-01-01

450

Responses to comments received on the draft final report of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

The Task Force solicited comments on its Draft Final Report from a variety of sources. Letters were sent to over 400 individuals who had expressed interest in the interest in the Department`s radioactive waste, management programs, a notice was placed in the Federal Register, the morning session of the January 1993 meeting of the full Secretary of Energy Advisory Board was given over to discussion of the draft, and Task Force members and staff presented the effort at several professional meetings. Altogether 32 written comments were received. They are reproduced here, followed in each case by the Task Force`s response to specific suggestions made to improve the draft. (The panel did not respond to comments that simply reflected policy preferences or that praised the group`s effort.) With one exception, those specific suggestions are highlighted and given a letter designation from {open_quotes}A{close_quotes} to {open_quotes}Z{close_quotes}. The Task Force`s responses, written in the Fall 1993, are labeled in a like manner. For the one exception, a comments submitted by Judy Treichel, the Task Force`s response is printed on copies of her annotated pages.

Not Available

1994-10-01

451

Acid deposition data network (ADDNET): plans and progress. Task Force Project I2-01. 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to provide accurate and reliable data to conduct the assessments and policy analyses for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP), the Acid Deposition Assessment Staff (ADAS) established the Acid Deposition Data Network (ADDNET). The ADDNET project comprises data coordination, database administration, and data analysis support. Although specific projects and task groups within NAPAP are responsible for collecting

R. J. Olson; P. Kanciruk

1984-01-01

452

Report of the wwPDB Small-Angle Scattering Task Force: data requirements for biomolecular modeling and the PDB.  

PubMed

This report presents the conclusions of the July 12-13, 2012 meeting of the Small-Angle Scattering Task Force of the worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB; Berman et al., 2003) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The task force includes experts in small-angle scattering (SAS), crystallography, data archiving, and molecular modeling who met to consider questions regarding the contributions of SAS to modern structural biology. Recognizing there is a rapidly growing community of structural biology researchers acquiring and interpreting SAS data in terms of increasingly sophisticated molecular models, the task force recommends that (1) a global repository is needed that holds standard format X-ray and neutron SAS data that is searchable and freely accessible for download; (2) a standard dictionary is required for definitions of terms for data collection and for managing the SAS data repository; (3) options should be provided for including in the repository SAS-derived shape and atomistic models based on rigid-body refinement against SAS data along with specific information regarding the uniqueness and uncertainty of the model, and the protocol used to obtain it; (4) criteria need to be agreed upon for assessment of the quality of deposited SAS data and the accuracy of SAS-derived models, and the extent to which a given model fits the SAS data; (5) with the increasing diversity of structural biology data and models being generated, archiving options for models derived from diverse data will be required; and (6) thought leaders from the various structural biology disciplines should jointly define what to archive in the PDB and what complementary archives might be needed, taking into account both scientific needs and funding. PMID:23747111

Trewhella, Jill; Hendrickson, Wayne A; Kleywegt, Gerard J; Sali, Andrej; Sato, Mamoru; Schwede, Torsten; Svergun, Dmitri I; Tainer, John A; Westbrook, John; Berman, Helen M

2013-06-01

453

Revisiting the Development of Time Sharing Using a Dual Motor Task Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors discuss and examine how to develop time sharing using a dual motor task and its effects. They state that when one is required to perform two tasks at the same time (time sharing), an individual may experience difficulty in expressing one or both of the tasks. This phenomenon, known as interference, has been studied…

Getchell, Nancy; Pabreja, Priya

2006-01-01

454

Host nation security force development : a new roadmap  

E-print Network

A new model concerning the concepts of host nation security force development, or security sector reform (SSR), is proposed. This model is rooted in scholarly literature and seeks to fill current gaps in United States Army ...

Fitzgerald, Shawn (Shawn Michael)

2013-01-01

455

ICRF-code benchmark activity in the framework of the European task-force on integrated Tokamak Modelling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The grand aim of the Integrated Tokamak Modelling (ITM) task-force is to provide a flexible, modular and reliable plasma simulator in view of planning and analyzing ITER discharges. Since radio-frequency (rf) heating in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF) is foreseen as one of the main additional heating systems in ITER, physics modules that simulate ICRF wave propagation and absorption are necessary for the ITM project. Here, we report on the status of the benchmark activity of ICRF codes, already imported in ITM environment platform. We consider various scenarios for ITER, limiting the comparisons to wave propagation and absorption in Maxwellian plasmas.

Bilato, R.; Coster, D.; Dumont, R.; Johnson, T.; Klingshirn, H.-J.; Lerche, E.; Sauter, O.; Brambilla, M.; Figini, L.; Van Eester, D.; Villard, L.; Farina, D.; ITM-TF contributors

2014-02-01

456

Assessment Engineering Task Model Maps, Task Models and Templates as a New Way to Develop and Implement Test Specifications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessment engineering is a new way to design and implement scalable, sustainable and ideally lower-cost solutions to the complexities of designing and developing tests. It represents a merger of sorts between cognitive task modeling and engineering design principles--a merger that requires some new thinking about the nature of score scales, item…

Luecht, Richard M.

2013-01-01

457

Development of a task analysis tool to facilitate user interface design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A good user interface is one that facilitates the user in carrying out his task. Such interfaces are difficult and costly to produce. The most important aspect in producing a good interface is the ability to communicate to the software designers what the user's task is. The Task Analysis Tool is a system for cooperative task analysis and specification of the user interface requirements. This tool is intended to serve as a guide to development of initial prototypes for user feedback.

Scholtz, Jean C.

1992-01-01

458

Estimation of muscle forces about the wrist joint during isometric tasks using an EMG coefficient method.  

PubMed

A technique for estimating isometric muscle forces based on EMGs and anatomical parameters is presented. In the present study, we record EMGs from five muscles acting at the wrist, during a series of isometric contractions in flexion, extension, ulnar deviation and radial deviation. The method then uses these EMG signals and the necessary anatomical data to estimate individual muscle forces. For one subject, complete anatomical parameters were estimated by MRI reconstruction of muscle moment arms and lines of muscle action. In all subjects, the errors associated with variability in the EMG signals were reduced through the use of signal processing techniques and intensive subject training. These EMG-based force estimates were then validated by evaluations at torque directions in which no mechanical redundancy existed. The stability of the solution space was examined using Monte Carlo simulations. The results of our study show that individual muscle forces at the wrist can be estimated with considerable accuracy, without assuming any control strategy (as is done with optimization theories). However, due to the limited mechanical redundancy of the wrist, it is uncertain whether the method can be used to estimate muscle forces in more highly redundant systems. PMID:8478356

Buchanan, T S; Moniz, M J; Dewald, J P; Zev Rymer, W

1993-01-01

459

Inside-Out: The Final Report and Recommendations of the Teachers National Field Task Force on the Improvement and Reform of American Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is one of six to be released by as many task forces on the improvement and reform of American education. After a brief introduction, the teaching task is defined and the major components of teaching are listed: (a) the determination of the individual student's program, (b) the design of experiences that help the student implement the…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

460

Strengthening malaria prevention and control: integrating West African militaries' malaria control efforts. The inaugural meeting of the West African Malaria Task Force, April 24-26, 2013, Accra, Ghana.  

PubMed

From April 24 to 26, 2013, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center and the U.S. Africa Command cosponsored the inaugural meeting of the West Africa Malaria Task Force in Accra, Ghana. The meeting's purpose was to identify common challenges, explore regional and transcontinental collaborations, and to share knowledge about best practices in the fight against malaria in West Africa. Military representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo participated in the Task Force; various U.S. Government agencies were also represented, including the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for International Development. African nation participants presented brief overviews of their military's malaria prevention and control measures, surveillance programs, diagnostic capabilities, and treatment regimens emphasizing gaps within existing programs. Representatives from U.S. agencies discussed activities and capabilities relevant for the region, challenges and lessons learned regarding malaria, and highlighted opportunities for enhanced partnerships to counter malaria in West Africa. This article summarizes the major conclusions of the Task Force meeting, identifies relevant focus areas for future Task Force activities, and outlines opportunities for further inclusion of West African militaries to improve regional malaria surveillance and control efforts. PMID:25562850

McCollum, Jeffrey T; Hanna, Refaat; Halbach, Alaina C; Cummings, James F

2015-01-01

461

Electromyogram and force fluctuation during different linearly varying isometric motor tasks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this work was to verify if deviation from the mirror-like behaviour of the motor units activation strategy (MUAS) and de-activation strategy (MUDS) and the degree of the error of the motor control system, during consecutive linearly increasing–decreasing isometric tension tasks, depend on the maximum reached tension and\\/or on the rate of tension changes. In 12 male subjects

C. Orizio; E. Baruzzi; P. Gaffurini; B. Diemont; M. Gobbo

2010-01-01

462

Task structure complexity and goal neglect in typically developing children.  

PubMed

Goal neglect is a failure to enact task requirements despite being able to accurately report them. In this study, we introduce a new child-appropriate experimental paradigm to measure goal neglect in children between 7 and 11 years of age and test the hypothesis that the complexity of an action plan, not real-time trial demands, increases goal neglect. A total of 66 children (Mage=9.50 years) were administered a Feature Match task. Half of the children were given four rules for matching, and half were given three rules for matching. After practice, the four-rules group was told to ignore the additional rule, and both groups completed an identical three-rules task. The results showed that the extra rule increased goal neglect and its correlation with fluid intelligence. Although intermittent trial errors were correlated with fluid intelligence for both groups, only in the four-rules group were systematic rule failures (i.e., goal neglect) correlated with fluid intelligence. Task performance improved with chronological age; however, when controlling for the influence of fluid intelligence, the relationship between age and task performance was effectively removed. This suggests that a child's current level of fluid intelligence (and not age) determines task performance. We suggest that the relationship among goal neglect, complex task instructions, and fluid intelligence is linked to the mental preparation for future events, that is, mentally compiling verbal instructions into a set of activated goal representations in working memory that represent what is to be done and under what circumstances. PMID:24384325

Roberts, Gareth; Anderson, Mike

2014-04-01

463

Task Force Examining the Policy on Consensual Relationships Report and Recommendations  

E-print Network

of the President's Council on Women. In that January report, the work group urged the Council to recommend Before making its recommendation, the Council work group engaged in a thorough review of consensual Force") was established in March 2005 in response to a January 11, 2005 work group report

Howat, Ian M.

464

A behavioral analysis of force-controlled operant tasks in American lobster.  

PubMed

Operant conditioning is a common tool for studying cognitive aspects of brain functions. As the first step toward understanding those functions in simple invertebrate microbrains, we tested whether operant conditioning could be applied to train American lobster Homarus americanus that has been extensively adopted as an animal model for neurophysiological analyses of nervous system functions and behavioral control. The animal was trained by food rewarding for gripping of a sensor bar as the operant behavior. Lobsters were first reinforced when they acted on the bar with a stronger grip than a pre-set value. After this reinforcement, the animal learnt to grip the bar for food pellets. The yoked control experiment in which the animal received action-independent reinforcement excluded the possibility of pseudoconditioning that the food simply drove the animal to frequent gripping of the sensor bar. The association of the bar-grip with food was extinguished by rewarding nothing to the operant behavior, and was restored by repeating the reinforcement process as before. In addition, lobsters successfully carried out differential reinforcement regarding the gripping force: their gripping force changed depending on the increased force threshold for food reward. These data demonstrate that lobsters can be trained by operant conditioning paradigms involving acquisition and extinction procedures with the precise claw gripping even under the force control. PMID:20434473

Tomina, Yusuke; Takahata, Masakazu

2010-08-01

465

TS04K -Task Force on Surveyors and the Climate Change I, 5958 Amaneh Jadidi Mardkheh, Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Yvan Bdard, and Bernard Long  

E-print Network

TS04K - Task Force on Surveyors and the Climate Change I, 5958 Amaneh Jadidi Mardkheh, Mir Abolfazl and Representation of Risk Zones Amaneh JADIDI, Mir Abolfazl MOSTAFAVI, Yvan BÃ?DARD, Bernard LONG, Canada Key words Force on Surveyors and the Climate Change I, 5958 Amaneh Jadidi Mardkheh, Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Yvan

466

Development and preliminary evaluation of a pediatric Spanish/English speech perception task  

PubMed Central

Purpose To develop a task to evaluate children’s English and Spanish speech perception abilities in either noise or competing speech maskers. Methods Eight bilingual Spanish/English and eight age matched monolingual English children (ages 4.9 –16.4 years) were tested. A forced-choice, picture-pointing paradigm was selected for adaptively estimating masked speech reception thresholds. Speech stimuli were spoken by simultaneous bilingual Spanish/English talkers. The target stimuli were thirty disyllabic English and Spanish words, familiar to five-year-olds, and easily illustrated. Competing stimuli included either two-talker English or two-talker Spanish speech (corresponding to target language) and spectrally matched noise. Results For both groups of children, regardless of test language, performance was significantly worse for the two-talker than the noise masker. No difference in performance was found between bilingual and monolingual children. Bilingual children performed significantly better in English than in Spanish in competing speech. For all listening conditions, performance improved with increasing age. Conclusions Results indicate that the stimuli and task are appropriate for speech recognition testing in both languages, providing a more conventional measure of speech-in-noise perception as well as a measure of complex listening. Further research is needed to determine performance for Spanish-dominant listeners and to evaluate the feasibility of implementation into routine clinical use. PMID:24686915

Calandruccio, Lauren; Gomez, Bianca; Buss, Emily; Leibold, Lori J.

2014-01-01

467

Implementation of a three degree of freedom, motor/brake hybrid force output device for virtual environment control tasks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The advent of high resolution, physical model based computer graphics has left a gap in the design of input/output technology appropriate for interacting with such complex virtual world models. Since virtual worlds consist of physical models, it is appropriate to output the inherent force information necessary for the simulation to the user. The detailed design, construction, and control of a three degree freedom force output joystick will be presented. A novel kinematic design allows all three axes to be uncoupled, so that the system inertia matrix is diagonal. The two planar axes are actuated through an offset gimbal, and the third through a sleeved cable. To compensate for friction and inertia effects, this transmission is controlled by a force feedforward and a closed force feedback proportional loop. Workspace volume is a cone of 512 cubic inches, and the device bandwidth is maximized at 60 Hz for the two planar and 30 Hz for the third axis. Each axis is controlled by a motor/proportional magnetic particle brake combination fixed to the base. The innovative use of motors and brakes allows objects with high resistive torque requirements to be simulated without the stability and related safety issues involved with high torque, energy storing motors alone. Position, velocity, and applied endpoint force are sensed directly. Different control strategies are discussed and implemented, with an emphasis on how virtual environment force information, generated by the MIT Media Lab Computer Graphics and Animation Group BOLIO system, is transmitted to the device controller. The design constraints for a kinesthetic force feedback device can be summarized as: How can the symbiosis between the sense of presence in the virtual environment be maximized without compromising the interaction task under the constraints of the mechanical device limitations? Research in this field will yield insights to the optimal human sensory feedback mix for a wide spectrum of control and interaction problems. A flexible research tool that is designed as an easily reproducible product prototype has been constructed to explore the variety of possible force interaction.

Russo, Massimo; Tadros, Alfred; Flowers, Woodie; Zeltzer, David

1991-01-01

468

Detection and classification of movement-related cortical potentials associated with task force and speed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Objective. In this study, the objective was to detect movement intentions and extract different levels of force and speed of the intended movement from scalp electroencephalography (EEG). We then estimated the performance of the closed loop system. Approach. Cued movements were detected from continuous EEG recordings using a template of the initial phase of the movement-related cortical potential in 12 healthy subjects. The temporal features, extracted from the movement intention, were classified with an optimized support vector machine. The system performance was evaluated when combining detection with classification. Main results. The system detected 81% of the movements and correctly classified 75 ± 9% and 80 ± 10% of these at the point of detection when varying the force and speed, respectively. When the detector was combined with the classifier, the system detected and correctly classified 64 ± 13% and 67 ± 13% of these movements. The system detected and incorrectly classified 21 ± 7% and 16 ± 9% of the movements. The movements were detected 317 ± 73 ms before the movement onset. Significance. The results indicate that it is possible to detect movement intentions with limited latencies, and extract and classify different levels of force and speed, which may be combined with assistive technologies for patient-driven neurorehabilitation.

Jochumsen, Mads; Niazi, Imran Khan; Mrachacz-Kersting, Natalie; Farina, Dario; Dremstrup, Kim

2013-10-01

469

Task Level Job Performance Criteria Development. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated possibilities for improving identification of job performance requirements by examining job incumbent's performance on separate tasks. Three specialties were studied: 291X0, Telecommunications Operation Specialist; 304X4, Group Radio Communications Equipment Repairman; and 431X1C, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist.…

Wiley, Llewellyn N.; Hahn, Clifford P.

470

Career Development, Collective Efficacy, and Individual Task Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to test the hypothesis that perceived collective efficacy would mediate the effects of self-efficacy on individual task performance. Design/methodology/approach: An assessment center design with 147 participants in 49 three-person groups was used. Findings: It is found that for individuals working on an…

Kellett, Janet B.; Humphrey, Ronald H.; Sleeth, Randall G.

2009-01-01

471

Why was the Harvard Library Transition Undertaken? Goals and Task Force Recommendations  

E-print Network

Revamp the financial model Rationalize how we acquire, access, and develop materials for a "single to information Collaborative, sustainable information ecosystems Collection development Collections risk capital and staff development New forms and formats of scholarly communications and publishing

472

Overview of Air Force Research Laboratory cryogenic technology development programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Technology Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the group is to support the pace community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic thermal management technologies. The primary

Thomas M. Davis; B. J. Tomlinson

1998-01-01

473

Children's Spiritual Development in Forced Displacement: A Human Rights Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a synthesis of current research and theories of spiritual development in forced displacement from a human rights perspective. Spirituality, understood as a cognitive-cultural construct, has shown positive impact on children's development through both collective and individual processes and across ecological domains of the…

Ojalehto, Bethany; Wang, Qi

2008-01-01

474

Effective Behavior Management in Preschool Classrooms and Children's Task Orientation: Enhancing Emergent Literacy and Language Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relations among preschool teachers' behavior management, children's task orientation, and children's emergent literacy and language development, as well as the extent to which task orientation moderated the relation between teachers' behavior management and children's emergent literacy and language development.…

Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Kaderavek, Joan N.; Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.

2011-01-01

475

Environmental health sciences center task force review on halogenated organics in drinking water  

PubMed Central

The disinfection of drinking water by chlorination has in recent years come under closer scrutiny because of the potential hazards associated with the production of stable chlorinated organic chemicals. Organic chemical contaminants are common to all water supplies and it is now well-established that chlorinated by-products are obtained under conditions of disinfection, or during tertiary treatment of sewage whose products can ultimately find their way into drinking water supplies. Naturally occurring humic substances which are invariably present in drinking waters are probably the source of chloroform and other halogenated methanes, and chloroform has shown up in every water supply investigated thus far. The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with the responsibility of assessing the public health effects resulting from the consumption of contaminated drinking water. It has specifically undertaken the task of determining whether organic contaminants or their chlorinated derivatives have a special impact, and if so, what alternatives there are to protect the consumer against bacterial and viral diseases that are transmitted through infected drinking waters. The impetus to look at these chemicals is not entirely without some prima facie evidence of potential trouble. Epidemiological studies suggested a higher incidence of cancer along the lower Mississippi River where the contamination from organic chemicals is particularly high. The conclusions from these studies have, to be sure, not gone unchallenged. The task of assessing the effects of chemicals in the drinking water is a difficult one. It includes many variables, including differences in water supplies and the temporal relationship between contamination and consumption of the finished product. It must also take into account the relative importance of the effects from these chemicals in comparison to those from occupational exposure, ingestion of contaminated foods, inhalation of polluted air, and many others. The susceptibility of different age, genetic, and ethnic groups within the population must also be carefully considered. The present review discusses: the reasons for disinfection; the general occurrence of chlorinated organics in drinking water; the chemistry in the synthesis of chlorinated organics under aqueous conditions; and alternatives to chlorine for disinfection. PMID:17539149

Deinzer, M.; Schaumburg, F.; Klein, E.

1978-01-01

476

Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses pupil misconceptions concerning forces. Summarizes some of Assessment of Performance Unit's findings on meaning of (1) force, (2) force and motion in one dimension and two dimensions, and (3) Newton's second law. (YP)

Gamble, Reed

1989-01-01

477

Task-evoked pupillometry provides a window into the development of short-term memory capacity  

PubMed Central

The capacity to keep multiple items in short-term memory (STM) improves over childhood and provides the foundation for the development of multiple cognitive abilities. The goal of this study was to measure the extent to which age differences in STM capacity are related to differences in task engagement during encoding. Children (n = 69, mean age = 10.6 years) and adults (n = 54, mean age = 27.5 years) performed two STM tasks: the forward digit span test from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and a novel eyetracking digit span task designed to overload STM capacity. Building on prior research showing that task-evoked pupil dilation can be used as a real-time index of task engagement, we measured changes in pupil dilation while participants encoded long sequences of digits for subsequent recall. As expected, adults outperformed children on both STM tasks. We found similar patterns of pupil dilation while children and adults listened to the first six digits on our STM overload task, after which the adults' pupils continued to dilate and the children's began to constrict, suggesting that the children had reached their cognitive limits and that they had begun to disengage from the task. Indeed, the point at which pupil dilation peaked at encoding was a significant predictor of WISC forward span, and this relationship held even after partialing out recall performance on the STM overload task. These findings indicate that sustained task engagement at encoding is an important component of the development of STM. PMID:24659980

Johnson, Elizabeth L.; Miller Singley, Alison T.; Peckham, Andrew D.; Johnson, Sheri L.; Bunge, Silvia A.

2014-01-01

478

Secondary traumatic stress among Internet Crimes Against Children task force personnel: impact, risk factors, and coping strategies.  

PubMed

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force personnel face various forms of child exploitation on a daily basis; their jobs require them to view child pornography, participate in undercover chats, interact with offenders in person, and interview abuse survivors. Although exposure to child exploitation and sexual violence has been shown to cause secondary traumatic stress (STS) in certain professions, this is the first large-scale study to investigate risk for STS among ICAC personnel. We circulated an Internet-based survey to ICAC personnel throughout the country and more than 600 individuals responded. Results provide insight into how STS impacts personal and professional well-being. In addition, they highlight which coping mechanisms were inversely related to STS scores. Implications and limitations of the results are discussed. PMID:24259539

Bourke, Michael L; Craun, Sarah W

2014-12-01

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Results of a clinician-led evidence-based task force initiative relating to pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention.  

PubMed

Integration of research findings into clinical practice is essential for achieving cost-effective, quality patient outcomes. Data confirm that nursing care in most settings is "empiric" and is based largely on untested assumptions, as opposed to being evidence-based. Process improvement efforts must engage clinicians in initiatives that promote the integration of research into clinical practice and acceptance of shared professional accountability for sustaining needed change. A clinician-led task force was assembled to identify and apply current evidence to clinical practice in the areas of risk assessment and prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in the inpatient setting. Data collected prior to and following our process improvement project demonstrated significant improvement in patient outcomes. PMID:20736858

Young, Judith; Ernsting, Mary; Kehoe, Amira; Holmes, Kathleen

2010-01-01

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Time to Redefine PD? Introductory Statement of the MDS Task Force on the Definition of Parkinson's Disease  

PubMed Central

With advances in knowledge disease, boundaries may change. Occasionally, these changes are of such a magnitude that they require redefinition of the disease. In recognition of the profound changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD), the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) commissioned a task force to consider a redefinition of PD. This review is a discussion article, intended as the introductory statement of the task force. Several critical issues were identified that challenge current PD definitions. First, new findings challenge the central role of the classical pathologic criteria as the arbiter of diagnosis, notably genetic cases without synuclein deposition, the high prevalence of incidental Lewy body (LB) deposition, and the nonmotor prodrome of PD. It remains unclear, however, whether these challenges merit a change in the pathologic gold standard, especially considering the limitations of alternate gold standards. Second, the increasing recognition of dementia in PD challenges the distinction between diffuse LB disease and PD. Consideration might be given to removing dementia as an exclusion criterion for PD diagnosis. Third, there is increasing recognition of disease heterogeneity, suggesting that PD subtypes should be formally identified; however, current subtype classifications may not be sufficiently robust to warrant formal delineation. Fourth, the recognition of a nonmotor prodrome of PD requires that new diagnostic criteria for early-stage and prodromal PD should be created; here, essential features of these criteria are proposed. Finally, there is a need to create new MDS diagnostic criteria that take these changes in disease definition into consideration. © 2014 The Authors. Movement Disorders published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. PMID:24619848

Berg, Daniela; Postuma, Ronald B; Bloem, Bastiaan; Chan, Piu; Dubois, Bruno; Gasser, Thomas; Goetz, Christopher G; Halliday, Glenda M; Hardy, John; Lang, Anthony E; Litvan, Irene; Marek, Kenneth; Obeso, José; Oertel, Wolfgang; Olanow, C Warren; Poewe, Werner; Stern, Matthew; Deuschl, Günther

2014-01-01

481

Development of Prospective Memory: Tasks Based on the Prefrontal-Lobe Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the development of prospective memory using tasks based on the prefrontal-lobe model. Three groups each of 30 children, adolescents, and young adults were compared on prospective-memory performance using ongoing tasks with two levels of cognitive demand (low and high), and two levels of importance (unstressed and stressed) of remembering prospective cues. The Self-Ordered Pointing Task (SOPT), Stroop

Heather Ward; David Shum; Lynne McKinlay; Simone Baker-Tweney; Geoff Wallace

2005-01-01

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Guidelines on genetic evaluation and management of Lynch syndrome: a consensus statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on colorectal cancer.  

PubMed

The Multi-Society Task Force, in collaboration with invited experts, developed guidelines to assist health care providers with the appropriate provision of genetic testing and management of patients at risk for and affected with Lynch syndrome as follows: Figure 1 provides a colorectal cancer risk assessment tool to screen individuals in the office or endoscopy setting; Figure 2 illustrates a strategy for universal screening for Lynch syndrome by tumor testing of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer; Figures 3-6 provide algorithms for genetic evaluation of affected and at-risk family members of pedigrees with Lynch syndrome; Table 10 provides guidelines for screening at-risk and affected persons with Lynch syndrome; and Table 12 lists the guidelines for the management of patients with Lynch syndrome. A detailed explanation of Lynch syndrome and the methodology utilized to derive these guidelines, as well as an explanation of, and supporting literature for, these guidelines are provided. PMID:25043945

Giardiello, Francis M; Allen, John I; Axilbund, Jennifer E; Boland, C Richard; Burke, Carol A; Burt, Randall W; Church, James M; Dominitz, Jason A; Johnson, David A; Kaltenbach, Tonya; Levin, Theodore R; Lieberman, David A; Robertson, Douglas J; Syngal, Sapna; Rex, Douglas K

2014-08-01

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Guidelines on genetic evaluation and management of Lynch syndrome: a consensus statement by the US Multi-society Task Force on colorectal cancer.  

PubMed

The Multi-Society Task Force, in collaboration with invited experts, developed guidelines to assist health care providers with the appropriate provision of genetic testing and management of patients at risk for and affected with Lynch syndrome as follows: Figure 1 provides a colorectal cancer risk assessment tool to screen individuals in the office or endoscopy setting; Figure 2 illustrates a strategy for universal screening for Lynch syndrome by tumor testing of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer; Figures 3,4,5,6 provide algorithms for genetic evaluation of affected and at-risk family members of pedigrees with Lynch syndrome; Table 10 provides guidelines for screening at-risk and affected persons with Lynch syndrome; and Table 12 lists the guidelines for the management of patients with Lynch syndrome. A detailed explanation of Lynch syndrome and the methodology utilized to derive these guidelines, as well as an explanation of, and supporting literature for, these guidelines are provided. PMID:25070057

Giardiello, Francis M; Allen, John I; Axilbund, Jennifer E; Boland, C Richard; Burke, Carol A; Burt, Randall W; Church, James M; Dominitz, Jason A; Johnson, David A; Kaltenbach, Tonya; Levin, Theodore R; Lieberman, David A; Robertson, Douglas J; Syngal, Sapna; Rex, Douglas K

2014-08-01

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Guidelines on genetic evaluation and management of Lynch syndrome: a consensus statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  

PubMed

The Multi-Society Task Force, in collaboration with invited experts, developed guidelines to assist health care providers with the appropriate provision of genetic testing and management of patients at risk for and affected with Lynch syndrome as follows: provides a colorectal cancer risk assessment tool to screen individuals in the office or endoscopy setting; illustrates a strategy for universal screening for Lynch syndrome by tumor testing of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer; -6 provide algorithms for genetic evaluation of affected and at-risk family members of pedigrees with Lynch syndrome; provides guidelines for screening at-risk and affected persons with Lynch syndrome; and lists the guidelines for the management of patients with Lynch syndrome. A detailed explanation of Lynch syndrome and the methodology utilized to derive these guidelines, as well as an explanation of, and supporting literature for, these guidelines are provided. PMID:25003300

Giardiello, Francis M; Allen, John I; Axilbund, Jennifer E; Boland, C Richard; Burke, Carol A; Burt, Randall W; Church, James M; Dominitz, Jason A; Johnson, David A; Kaltenbach, Tonya; Levin, Theodore R; Lieberman, David A; Robertson, Douglas J; Syngal, Sapna; Rex, Douglas K

2014-08-01

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Flux Compression Generator Development at the Air Force Research Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) maintains an extensive capability for the design, analysis, construction and testing of explosive pulsed power (EPP) components. Three flux compression generators (FCGs) were designed as part of an EPP technology development effort sponsored by AFRL and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A secondary-stage, high-current FCG was designed to deliver 10 MA into

T. C. Cavazos; D. G. Gale; C. E. Roth; J. V. Parker; W. E. Sommars; S. K. Coffey; F. M. Lehr; W. D. Tucker; G. F. Kiuttu; J. H. Degnan

2005-01-01

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Spartanburg Technical College 1998 Work Force Development Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1998 Work Force Development Study focuses on Spartanburg Technical College's (STC's) (South Carolina) role in preparing new workers and training/retraining the current workforce. Surveys were mailed to employers in business and industry--the response rate was 10%. In addition, a series of focus groups, including various business, industry,…

Quinley, John W.; Cantrell, Jo Ellen

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Criteria for evaluation of disease extent by 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scans in neuroblastoma: a report for the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force  

PubMed Central

Background: Neuroblastoma is an embryonic tumour of the sympathetic nervous system, metastatic in half of the patients at diagnosis, with a high preponderance of osteomedullary disease, making accurate evaluation of metastatic sites and response to therapy challenging. Metaiodobenzylguanidine (mIBG), taken into cells via the norepinephrine transporter, provides a sensitive and specific method of assessing tumour in both soft tissue and bone sites. The goal of this report was to develop consensus guidelines for the use of mIBG scans in staging, response assessment and surveillance in neuroblastoma. Methods: The International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force, including a multidisciplinary group in paediatric oncology of North and South America, Europe, Oceania and Asia, formed a subcommittee on metastatic disease evaluation, including expert nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists, who developed these guidelines based on their experience and the medical literature, with approval by the larger INRG Task Force. Results: Guidelines for patient preparation, radiotracer administration, techniques of scanning including timing, energy, specific views, and use of single photon emission computed tomography are included. Optimal timing of scans in relation to therapy and for surveillance is reviewed. Validated semi-quantitative scoring methods in current use are reviewed, with recommendations for use in prognosis and response evaluation. Conclusions: Metaiodobenzylguanidine scans are the most sensitive and specific method of staging and response evaluation in neuroblastoma, particularly when used with a semi-quantitative scoring method. Use of the optimal techniques for mIBG in staging and response, including a semi-quantitative score, is essential for evaluation of the efficacy of new therapy. PMID:20424613

Matthay, K K; Shulkin, B; Ladenstein, R; Michon, J; Giammarile, F; Lewington, V; Pearson, A D J; Cohn, S L

2010-01-01

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The future of general internal medicine. Report and recommendations from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Task Force on the Domain of General Internal Medicine.  

PubMed

The Society of General Internal Medicine asked a task force to redefine the domain of general internal medicine. The task force believes that the chaos and dysfunction that characterize today's medical care, and the challenges facing general internal medicine, should spur innovation. These are our recommendations: while remaining true to its core values and competencies, general internal medicine should stay both broad and deep-ranging from uncomplicated primary care to continuous care of patients with multiple, complex, chronic diseases. Postgraduate and continuing education should develop mastery. Wherever they practice, general internists should be able to lead teams and be responsible for the care their teams give, embrace changes in information systems, and aim to provide most of the care their patients require. Current financing of physician services, especially fee-for-service, must be changed to recognize the value of services performed outside the traditional face-to-face visit and give practitioners incentives to improve quality and efficiency, and provide comprehensive, ongoing care. General internal medicine residency training should be reformed to provide both broad and deep medical knowledge, as well as mastery of informatics, management, and team leadership. General internal medicine residents should have options to tailor their final 1 to 2 years to fit their practice goals, often earning a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in special generalist fields. Research will expand to include practice and operations management, developing more effective shared decision making and transparent medical records, and promoting the close personal connection that both doctors and patients want. We believe these changes constitute a paradigm shift that can benefit patients and the public and reenergize general internal medic