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Sample records for acquisition operating funds

  1. Acquisitions Fund Accounting on a Word Processor.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Niles, Judith

    1983-01-01

    Describes the application of a specific word processor to acquisitions fund accounting and reporting functions at Rice University's Fondren Library. Encumbrance of firm orders, preparing budget reports, math calculations, ledger format (for each fund), report format (summarizes overall fund activity), and the value of word processors are…

  2. 46 CFR Sec. 4 - Funding of operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Funding of operations. Sec. 4 Section 4 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS UNDER AGENCY AGREEMENTS Funding of Operations Sec. 4 Funding of operations....

  3. 46 CFR Sec. 4 - Funding of operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding of operations. Sec. 4 Section 4 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS UNDER AGENCY AGREEMENTS Funding of Operations Sec. 4 Funding of operations....

  4. 46 CFR Sec. 4 - Funding of operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Funding of operations. Sec. 4 Section 4 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS UNDER AGENCY AGREEMENTS Funding of Operations Sec. 4 Funding of operations....

  5. 46 CFR Sec. 4 - Funding of operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Funding of operations. Sec. 4 Section 4 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS UNDER AGENCY AGREEMENTS Funding of Operations Sec. 4 Funding of operations....

  6. 46 CFR Sec. 4 - Funding of operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Funding of operations. Sec. 4 Section 4 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS UNDER AGENCY AGREEMENTS Funding of Operations Sec. 4 Funding of operations....

  7. 78 FR 2615 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment...

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    2013-01-14

    ... of 12 U.S.C. 2252, the regulation amending 12 CFR part 615 published on November 5, 2012 (77 FR 66362... 3052-AC50 Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations;...

  8. 77 FR 75362 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations

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    2012-12-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 615 Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations CFR...,'' and ``Farmer Mac'' shall be read for ``Farm Credit banks'' and ``Funding Corporation.'' These...

  9. 31 CFR 597.403 - Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Interpretations § 597.403 Termination and acquisition of an... results in the transfer of funds (including any interest in funds) away from a foreign terrorist organization or its agent, such funds shall no longer be deemed to be funds in which the foreign...

  10. 31 CFR 597.403 - Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Interpretations § 597.403 Termination and acquisition of an... results in the transfer of funds (including any interest in funds) away from a foreign terrorist organization or its agent, such funds shall no longer be deemed to be funds in which the foreign...

  11. 31 CFR 597.403 - Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Interpretations § 597.403 Termination and acquisition of an... results in the transfer of funds (including any interest in funds) away from a foreign terrorist organization or its agent, such funds shall no longer be deemed to be funds in which the foreign...

  12. 31 CFR 597.403 - Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Interpretations § 597.403 Termination and acquisition of an... results in the transfer of funds (including any interest in funds) away from a foreign terrorist organization or its agent, such funds shall no longer be deemed to be funds in which the foreign...

  13. 31 CFR 597.403 - Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Interpretations § 597.403 Termination and acquisition of an... results in the transfer of funds (including any interest in funds) away from a foreign terrorist organization or its agent, such funds shall no longer be deemed to be funds in which the foreign...

  14. 76 FR 53344 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital...

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    2011-08-26

    ... Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital Adequacy Risk-Weighting Revisions: Alternatives to Credit Ratings... Administration (FCA or Agency) regulations on the capital adequacy of Farm Credit System (FCS or System...\\ categories for System assets as part of the 1988 capital adequacy regulations required by the...

  15. 24 CFR 990.110 - Operating fund formula.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Operating fund formula. 990.110... DEVELOPMENT THE PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Purpose, Applicability, Formula, and Definitions § 990.110 Operating fund formula. (a) General formula. (1) The amount of annual contributions...

  16. 78 FR 37101 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and...

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    2013-06-20

    ... liquidity risk management at Farm Credit System (System) banks, improve the quality of assets in their liquidity reserves, and bolster the ability of System banks to fund their obligation and continue operations... at Farm Credit System (System) banks, improve the quality of assets in their liquidity reserves,...

  17. 77 FR 76446 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) and...

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    2012-12-28

    ...); Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) and Sales Reporting AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services... address the use of the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) under the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program. The... Provisions and Contract Clauses at 552.238- 74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. Currently,...

  18. 77 FR 75163 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contract Funding-Limitation of Costs/Funds

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    2012-12-19

    ... Regulation; Information Collection; Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds AGENCIES: Department of... (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension of an existing OMB...: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000- 0074, Contract Funding--Limitation of...

  19. 34 CFR 75.614 - Grantee must have operational funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Grantee must have operational funds. 75.614 Section 75.614 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DIRECT GRANT PROGRAMS What Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? Construction § 75.614 Grantee must have operational funds. A grantee...

  20. Spent Fuel Test - Climax data acquisition system operations manual

    SciTech Connect

    Nyholm, R.A.

    1983-01-01

    The Spent Fuel Test-Climax (SFT-C) is a test of the retrievable, deep geologic storage of commercially generated, spent nuclear reactor fuel in granite rock. Eleven spent fuel assemblies, together with 6 electrical simulators and 20 guard heaters, are emplaced 420 m below the surface in the Climax granite at the US Department of Energy Nevada Test Site. On June 2, 1978, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) secured funding for the SFT-C, and completed spent fuel emplacement May 28, 1980. The multi-year duration test is located in a remote area and is unattended much of the time. An extensive array of radiological safety and geotechnical instrumentation is deployed to monitor the test performance. A dual minicomputer-based data acquisition system (DAS) collects and processes data from more than 900 analog instruments. This report documents the software element of the LLNL developed SFT-C Data Acquisition System. It defines the operating system and hardware interface configurations, the special applications software and data structures, and support software.

  1. 75 FR 18035 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq...

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    2010-04-08

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background DoD published an interim rule at 73 FR 53151 on September 15, 2008, to..., 225, and 252, which was published at 73 FR 53151, September 15, 2008, is adopted as a final rule with... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (DFARS...

  2. 78 FR 21035 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Accounting and...

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    2013-04-09

    ... Standards Codification. \\1\\ See 70 FR 71142, November 25, 2005. II. Background On June 30, 2009, the FASB... Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; GAAP References and Other Conforming Amendments AGENCY: Farm...

  3. 34 CFR 682.418 - Prohibited uses of the assets of the Operating Fund during periods in which the Operating Fund...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Prohibited uses of the assets of the Operating Fund during periods in which the Operating Fund contains transferred funds owed to the Federal Fund. 682.418 Section 682.418 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT...

  4. 78 FR 26701 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and...

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    2013-05-08

    ... strengthen liquidity risk management at Farm Credit System (System) banks, improve the quality of assets in their liquidity reserves, and bolster the ability of System banks to fund their obligations and continue... Register on April 18, 2013, (78 FR 23438) amending part 615. In FR Doc. 2013-09166, make the...

  5. Educational Trends Shaping School Planning, Design, Construction, Funding and Operation

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    Stevenson, Kenneth R.

    2010-01-01

    What does the future hold for educators and facilities professionals when it comes to planning, building, funding, and operating school facilities? No one can absolutely know beforehand. However, there are many, many indicators of where public education in the United States may well be destined. These indicators take the form of already occurring…

  6. 24 CFR 200.53 - Initial operating funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Initial operating funds. 200.53 Section 200.53 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development... URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Requirements for Application, Commitment,...

  7. Data acquisition system for operational earth observation missions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deerwester, J. M.; Alexander, D.; Arno, R. D.; Edsinger, L. E.; Norman, S. M.; Sinclair, K. F.; Tindle, E. L.; Wood, R. D.

    1972-01-01

    The data acquisition system capabilities expected to be available in the 1980 time period as part of operational Earth observation missions are identified. By data acquisition system is meant the sensor platform (spacecraft or aircraft), the sensors themselves and the communication system. Future capabilities and support requirements are projected for the following sensors: film camera, return beam vidicon, multispectral scanner, infrared scanner, infrared radiometer, microwave scanner, microwave radiometer, coherent side-looking radar, and scatterometer.

  8. A new algorithm for agile satellite-based acquisition operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bunkheila, Federico; Ortore, Emiliano; Circi, Christian

    2016-06-01

    Taking advantage of the high manoeuvrability and the accurate pointing of the so-called agile satellites, an algorithm which allows efficient management of the operations concerning optical acquisitions is described. Fundamentally, this algorithm can be subdivided into two parts: in the first one the algorithm operates a geometric classification of the areas of interest and a partitioning of these areas into stripes which develop along the optimal scan directions; in the second one it computes the succession of the time windows in which the acquisition operations of the areas of interest are feasible, taking into consideration the potential restrictions associated with these operations and with the geometric and stereoscopic constraints. The results and the performances of the proposed algorithm have been determined and discussed considering the case of the Periodic Sun-Synchronous Orbits.

  9. 75 FR 68533 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital...

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    2010-11-08

    ... Operations; Capital Adequacy; Capital Components--Basel Accord Tier 1 and Tier 2 AGENCY: Farm Credit... comments to facilitate the development of enhancements to our regulatory capital framework to more closely align minimum capital requirements with those of the Federal banking regulators and with risks taken...

  10. 76 FR 51289 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment...

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    2011-08-18

    ... Operations; Investment Management AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The... regulations governing investment management, interest rate risk management, and association investments... investment management regulation at Sec. 615.5133. \\4\\ We expect to propose revisions to Sec. 615.5134 in...

  11. 48 CFR 206.303-70 - Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan. 206.303-70 Section 206.303-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... Full and Open Competition 206.303-70 Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan....

  12. 48 CFR 206.303-70 - Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan. 206.303-70 Section 206.303-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... Full and Open Competition 206.303-70 Acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan....

  13. 48 CFR 206.303-70 - Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. 206.303-70 Section 206.303-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Afghanistan. The justification and approval addressed in FAR 6.303 is not required for acquisitions...

  14. 48 CFR 206.303-70 - Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. 206.303-70 Section 206.303-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Afghanistan. The justification and approval addressed in FAR 6.303 is not required for acquisitions...

  15. 48 CFR 206.303-70 - Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acquisitions in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. 206.303-70 Section 206.303-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Afghanistan. The justification and approval addressed in FAR 6.303 is not required for acquisitions...

  16. Operations Nougat and Sun Beam. Organizational, operational, funding, and logistic summary

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-09-01

    This report covers the organizational, operational, funding, and logistic portions of the DoD-DASA effort at the Nevada Test Site during Operations Nougat and Sun Beam. Operations included Shots Hard Hat, Marshmallow, Danny Boy, Johnie Boy, Small Boy, Little Feller I and II, and the Vela-Uniform Program. The field activities started in November 1961 and ended in September 1962. Appendixes A through G contain shot and meteorological data, copies of statements of authority and agreements, information on reporting procedures, and a list of all reports resulting from both the Nevada and Pacific test operations conducted during 1962. The reports on the Pacific tests are listed as a convenience to readers interested in related projects in Operation Dominic.

  17. 31 CFR 206.10 - Operation of and payments from the Cash Management Improvements Fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... SERVICE MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL AGENCY RECEIPTS, DISBURSEMENTS, AND OPERATION OF THE CASH MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS FUND § 206.10 Operation of and payments from the Cash Management Improvements Fund. (a) The Cash... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Operation of and payments from...

  18. 78 FR 43203 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Funding-Limitation of Costs...

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    2013-07-19

    ... Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds AGENCY: Department of... (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension of an existing OMB... ] published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75163, on December 19, 2012. Two comments were received....

  19. The Materials Acquisition Process at the University of Technology, Sydney: Equitable Transparent Allocation of Funds.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connor, Steve; Flynn, Ann; Lafferty, Susan

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the development of a library acquisition allocation formula at the University of Technology, Sydney. Covers the items included, consultative process adopted, details of the formulae derived and their implementation. (Author)

  20. Description and operating procedure for magma characterization data acquisition and control system

    SciTech Connect

    Woodward, M H

    1982-04-01

    A computerized data acquisition and control system used in a Sandia National Laboratories' facility for molten rock (magma) and metallurgical pressure bonding experiments is described. The system is based on a Hewlett-Packard 9826A Desktop Computer and a Hewlett-Packard 3497A Data Acquisition/Control Unit. Operating procedures are included, and detailed instructions for implementing the procedures are given.

  1. 76 FR 67153 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer

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    2011-10-31

    ... published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 35219, on June 16, 2011. No comments were received. Public... ``Information Collection 9000-0144, Payment by Funds Transfer'', under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search''. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``Information...

  2. 76 FR 35219 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer

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    2011-06-16

    ... Regulation; Information Collection; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD... transfer. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary... those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or...

  3. School Facility Logistics. A Study for Alberta Education Dealing with School Planning, Acquisition, and Funding Alternatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woods, Gordon and Co., Toronto (Ontario).

    Alternatives to current provincial policies and procedures relating to school construction and its funding are identified and examined. The report sets out findings and recommendations in four sections. In the first section, School Facility Planning, Policies, and Procedures, school building is proposed as an integral part of shared community…

  4. Child Care Funding Re-Assessed: Operational Subsidies, Fee Relief and Taxation Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gifford, Jean; Cahir, Pam

    This paper examines issues raised in an earlier paper prepared by the Australian government, viewed from the perspective of the children's services field. The government paper discussed fee relief and operational subsidies, and suggested five possible funding packages. Part 1 of the paper considers operational subsidies in child care. This part…

  5. 77 FR 48007 - Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Operating Rules for Health Care Electronic Funds...

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    2012-08-10

    ... the Health Care EFT Standards IFC (77 FR 1556). The standard for the ERA is the X12 835 TR3, adopted... Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Operating Rules for Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and... CFR Part 162 RIN 0938-AR01 Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Operating Rules for Health...

  6. Appropriations: State Tax Funds for Operating Expenses of Higher Education, 1979-1980.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chambers, M. M.

    Information about tax assistance to public universities and colleges for 1979-1980 is provided. The report details state tax-fund appropriations alphabetically by state for operating expenses of higher education. Among findings were that the 50 states appropriated more than $19 billion for annual operating expenses in fiscal year 1979-1980, that…

  7. 76 FR 36883 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Synchronized Predeployment and Operational...

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    2011-06-23

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) (DFARS Case 2011... Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) system. DATES: Effective date: June 23, 2011. FOR... operational area (see DFARS 225.7402-3). This final rule will revise the generic letter of authorization...

  8. 45 CFR 162.1603 - Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Operating rules for health care electronic funds... REQUIREMENTS Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and Remittance Advice § 162.1603 Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction. On and after January...

  9. 45 CFR 162.1603 - Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Operating rules for health care electronic funds... REQUIREMENTS Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and Remittance Advice § 162.1603 Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction. On and after January...

  10. 45 CFR 162.1603 - Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Operating rules for health care electronic funds... REQUIREMENTS Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) and Remittance Advice § 162.1603 Operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction. On and after January...

  11. Acquisition of Formal Operations: The Effects of Two Training Procedures.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosenthal, Doreen A.

    1979-01-01

    A study of 11- and 12-year-old girls indicates that either of two training procedures, method training or dimension training, can aid in the transition from concrete operational to formal operational thought by promoting a hypothesis-testing attitude. (BH)

  12. A Dynamic Theory of Acquisition and Extinction in Operant Learning.

    PubMed

    Dragoi, Valentin

    1997-03-01

    This article offers a new neural network framework for understanding both the transients and the asymptotes of operant (instrumental) learning. The theory shows that interplay between simple short and long-term memory mechanisms is sufficient to explain a large number of operant phenomena. It describes short- and long-term effects of reinforcement and how these effects modulate the operant response, how novel events are detected and processed, and how their consequences also modulate the operant response. The critical features of the present theory are: (1) reinforcement expectancy is defined as the aggregate prediction of response-reinforcement and stimulus-reinforcement associations; (2) reinforcement expectancy controls the rate of increase of the operant response; (3) the response is controlled by a behavioral inhibition unit which integrates the mismatch between expected (long-term) and experienced (short-term) events. The model predicts the general features of several operant phenomena such as response selection, development of preference under different manipulations of reinforcement probabilities, negative contrast, partial reinforcement extinction effect, and spontaneous recovery. Implications of the present theory for other operant conditioning phenomena, classical conditioning, and avoidance behavior are suggested. Copyright 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  13. Acquisition of Operational Environmental Literacy in Social Studies Course

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    Fidan, Nuray Kurtdede; Ay, Tugba Selanik

    2016-01-01

    Environmental literacy can be defined as having necessary perceptions and competency of health and environmental systems and as being active in developing necessary acts about them. Individuals are expected to use their knowledge and concepts in daily life. The aim of this study is to determine students' views about operational environmental…

  14. 77 FR 64185 - BNSF Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Nebraska Northeastern Railway Company

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    2012-10-18

    ... Surface Transportation Board BNSF Railway Company--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- Nebraska Northeastern Railway Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice of exemption. SUMMARY: The.... 11323-25 for BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), a Class I rail carrier, to acquire and operate a 120.4-...

  15. 76 FR 50326 - Tyburn Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Tyburn Railroad Company

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    2011-08-12

    ... Surface Transportation Board Tyburn Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Tyburn Railroad Company Tyburn Railroad, LLC (Tyburn), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Tyburn Railroad Company and operate approximately 0.9 miles of rail lines...

  16. 75 FR 66421 - HC Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Honey Creek Railroad, Inc.

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    2010-10-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board HC Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Honey Creek... 1150.31 to acquire from the Honey Creek Railroad (HCR), and to operate 6.4 miles of HCR's rail...

  17. Program Unit Funding: A Handbook for ECS Operators in the 2002/2003 School Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.

    This handbook is written specifically for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta, Canada, applying for Program Unit Funding for students with severe disabilities. It is also designed to enhance the understanding of how assistance is provided to ECS children with severe disabilities by teachers, special needs assistants, parents, and…

  18. ECS Program Unit Funding: A Handbook of ECS Operators, 2000-2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.

    This handbook is written specifically for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta, Canada, applying for Program Unit Funding. It is also designed to enhance the understanding of how assistance is provided to ECS children with severe disabilities by teachers, special needs assistants, parents, and supporting agency personnel. ECS…

  19. ECS Program Unit Funding: A Handbook for ECS Operators. Third Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.

    This handbook is written specifically for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta (Canada) to apply for Program Unit Funding. It is also designed to enhance the understanding of how assistance is provided to ECS children with severe disabilities by teachers, special needs assistants, parents, and supporting agency personnel. ECS…

  20. 20 CFR 725.367 - Payment of a claimant's attorney's fee by responsible operator or fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... submits a bill for medical treatment, and the party liable for the payment of benefits declines to pay the bill on the grounds that the treatment is unreasonable, or is for a condition that is not compensable... in the amount of benefits payable, and the responsible operator or fund contests the claimant's...

  1. Allocation of Library Funds to Different Departments of a University--An Operational Research Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goyal, S. K.

    1973-01-01

    Library governing boards are faced with many administrative questions affecting services offered. This paper describes the operational research approach to the problem of allocation of funds to different departments of a university for purchase of materials. A linear programing model is suggested for solving the allocation problem. (5 references)…

  2. Council for Cultural Co-Operation and Cultural Fund. Annual Report 1972.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).

    This document is a report on the activities of the Council for Cultural Co-Operation (CCC) and Cultural Fund for 1972. The CCC is briefly defined as being designed to reinforce educational and cultural cooperation among the 21 countries of the CCC, especially in matters of research, information, and documentation. The document is composed of…

  3. Using handheld GPS for data acquisition in blasting operations

    SciTech Connect

    Ramsey, D.L.

    1994-12-31

    Blasters in the field for years have been faced with the task of plotting blast locations for future reference and calculating scaled distances or seismograph placement from maps, aerial photo`s etc. With the constellation fully operational, GPS provides a satellite signal transmitted to a ground receiver which will display the desired coordinate positioning worldwide, 24 hours a day in any kind of weather conditions. There are a variety of GPS receivers available with varying levels of accuracy. The field trials of a handheld navigational quality instrument for plotting blast and seismograph locations along with other necessary industry related data is the basis of this paper.

  4. 25 CFR 47.3 - How does a Bureau-operated school find out how much funding it will receive?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... funding it will receive? 47.3 Section 47.3 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR... school find out how much funding it will receive? The Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP) will notify each Bureau-operated school in writing of the annual funding amount it will receive as follows:...

  5. 25 CFR 47.3 - How does a Bureau-operated school find out how much funding it will receive?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false How does a Bureau-operated school find out how much... school find out how much funding it will receive? The Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP) will notify each Bureau-operated school in writing of the annual funding amount it will receive as follows:...

  6. 25 CFR 47.3 - How does a Bureau-operated school find out how much funding it will receive?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How does a Bureau-operated school find out how much... school find out how much funding it will receive? The Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP) will notify each Bureau-operated school in writing of the annual funding amount it will receive as follows:...

  7. 25 CFR 39.1201 - Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for contract schools.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation... Maintenance Fund § 39.1201 Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for... amount of $2.5 million, under the fiscal year 1980 appropriation for the Bureau, from budget...

  8. 25 CFR 39.1201 - Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for contract schools.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation... Maintenance Fund § 39.1201 Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for... amount of $2.5 million, under the fiscal year 1980 appropriation for the Bureau, from budget...

  9. 25 CFR 39.1201 - Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for contract schools.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and... Maintenance Fund § 39.1201 Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for... amount of $2.5 million, under the fiscal year 1980 appropriation for the Bureau, from budget...

  10. 25 CFR 39.1201 - Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for contract schools.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation... Maintenance Fund § 39.1201 Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for... amount of $2.5 million, under the fiscal year 1980 appropriation for the Bureau, from budget...

  11. 25 CFR 39.1201 - Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for contract schools.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation... Maintenance Fund § 39.1201 Establishment of an interim fiscal year 1980 operation and maintenance fund for... amount of $2.5 million, under the fiscal year 1980 appropriation for the Bureau, from budget...

  12. 241-SY-101 data acquisition and control system (DACS) remote operator interface operational test report

    SciTech Connect

    ERMI, A.M.

    1999-06-24

    The readiness of the upgraded 241-SY-101 Data Acquisition and Control System (DACS) to provide proper control and monitoring of the mixer pump and instrumentation in tank 241-SY-101 was evaluated by the performance of OTP-440-001. Results of the OTP are reported here.

  13. 75 FR 68398 - Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Texas, Oklahoma...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ... Surface Transportation Board Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad Company Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad, LLC (TOE), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Texas,...

  14. 77 FR 74548 - North Shore Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-PPL Susquehanna, LLC

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    2012-12-14

    ...., FD 35576 (STB served Dec. 7, 2011); 76 FR 76490. On July 2, 2012, North Shore filed a revised copy of... Surface Transportation Board North Shore Railroad Company--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--PPL Susquehanna, LLC North Shore Railroad Company (North Shore), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a...

  15. Site Data Acquisition Subsystem (SDAS) Mod 1, installation, operation, and maintenance manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The Site Data Acquisition Subsystem (SDAS) Mod 1 was designed to collect sensor measurement data from solar energy demonstration site. This report provides a brief description of the SDAS and defines the installation requirements and procedures, the operations description and the procedures for field maintenance of the subsystem.

  16. 77 FR 10617 - Wellsboro & Corning Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Wellsboro & Corning...

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    2012-02-22

    ... Surface Transportation Board Wellsboro & Corning Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption... 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35595, must be filed with the Surface... are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov . Decided: February 13, 2012. ] By the Board,...

  17. 77 FR 74914 - Decatur Junction Railway Co.; Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Illinois Central...

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    2012-12-18

    ... Surface Transportation Board Decatur Junction Railway Co.; Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of Illinois Central Railroad Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Correction to notice of exemption. On October 11, 2012, Decatur Junction Railway Co. (DJR), a Class III ] rail carrier, filed...

  18. 76 FR 22746 - Wiregrass Central Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Wiregrass Central Railroad...

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    2011-04-22

    ... Surface Transportation Board Wiregrass Central Railway, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Wiregrass Central Railroad Company, Inc. Wiregrass Central Railway, LLC (WCR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Wiregrass Central Railroad Company,...

  19. 76 FR 62498 - Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.

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    ... Surface Transportation Board Finger Lakes Railway Corp.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- CSX Transportation, Inc. Finger Lakes Railway Corp. (FGLK), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of... misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49...

  20. 77 FR 23806 - Manning Rail, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Manning Grain Company

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    2012-04-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Manning Rail, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Manning Grain Company Manning Rail, Inc. (MRI), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption \\1\\ under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Manning...

  1. 77 FR 20882 - Manning Grain Company; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Fillmore Western Railway Company

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    2012-04-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Manning Grain Company; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Fillmore Western Railway Company Manning Grain Company (MGC), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire...

  2. 77 FR 38884 - Sisseton Milbank Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-SLA Property Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Sisseton Milbank Railroad Company--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--SLA... original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35641, must be filed with the...

  3. A knowledge acquisition process to analyse operational problems in solid waste management facilities.

    PubMed

    Dokas, Ioannis M; Panagiotakopoulos, Demetrios C

    2006-08-01

    The available expertise on managing and operating solid waste management (SWM) facilities varies among countries and among types of facilities. Few experts are willing to record their experience, while few researchers systematically investigate the chains of events that could trigger operational failures in a facility; expertise acquisition and dissemination, in SWM, is neither popular nor easy, despite the great need for it. This paper presents a knowledge acquisition process aimed at capturing, codifying and expanding reliable expertise and propagating it to non-experts. The knowledge engineer (KE), the person performing the acquisition, must identify the events (or causes) that could trigger a failure, determine whether a specific event could trigger more than one failure, and establish how various events are related among themselves and how they are linked to specific operational problems. The proposed process, which utilizes logic diagrams (fault trees) widely used in system safety and reliability analyses, was used for the analysis of 24 common landfill operational problems. The acquired knowledge led to the development of a web-based expert system (Landfill Operation Management Advisor, http://loma.civil.duth.gr), which estimates the occurrence possibility of operational problems, provides advice and suggests solutions.

  4. Acquisition and use of mental operators: the influence of natural order of events.

    PubMed

    Müller, Burkhard; Gehrke, Jürgen

    2004-01-01

    The present article reports two experiments investigating the influence of natural order of events on the acquisition and use of knowledge about operations, in short mental operators. The principle of use specificity states that task performance depends directly on the similarity between acquisition context and the present situation. In contrast, the principle of natural order proposes that knowledge about operations can always be applied easier (faster) if reasoning follows the natural order of events. In Experiment 1, participants had to apply alphabet-arithmetic operators and LISP functions in a prognosis task (A + 2 = ?) or a retrognosis task (? - 2 = A). In alphabet-arithmetic, an advantage for the first kind of task at the beginning of training decreased with increasing practice. In LISP, however, a preference for this task (corresponding with a prospective knowledge use) emerged with increasing practice. In Experiment 2, arithmetic relations between digit pairs had to be induced. In a causal context condition, relations were described as input and output of electric circuits, in a neutral context the relations were described as arithmetic dependencies. A preference for the prognosis task was found for the causal context condition (corresponding with a prospective knowledge use) but not for the neutral one. The findings suggest that the natural order of events moderates the acquisition and use of mental operators. Further research is required to clarify the bases for this moderation. PMID:14959504

  5. 45 CFR 310.20 - What are the conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED TRIBAL IV-D SYSTEMS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION Funding for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation § 310.20 What are the conditions for funding the...

  6. 45 CFR 310.20 - What are the conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED TRIBAL IV-D SYSTEMS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION Funding for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation § 310.20 What are the conditions for funding the...

  7. 45 CFR 310.20 - What are the conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED TRIBAL IV-D SYSTEMS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION Funding for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation § 310.20 What are the conditions for funding the...

  8. 45 CFR 310.20 - What are the conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED TRIBAL IV-D SYSTEMS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION Funding for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation § 310.20 What are the conditions for funding the...

  9. 45 CFR 310.20 - What are the conditions for funding the installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... installation, operation, maintenance and enhancement of Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED TRIBAL IV-D SYSTEMS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION Funding for Computerized Tribal IV-D Systems and Office Automation § 310.20 What are the conditions for funding the...

  10. 24 CFR 232.254 - Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments of advances from the borrower, operator, or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments of advances from the borrower, operator, or management agent. 232.254 Section 232... FACILITIES Contract Rights and Obligations § 232.254 Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments...

  11. 24 CFR 232.254 - Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments of advances from the borrower, operator, or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments of advances from the borrower, operator, or management agent. 232.254 Section 232... FACILITIES Contract Rights and Obligations § 232.254 Withdrawal of project funds, including for repayments...

  12. Electronic system for data acquisition to study radiation effects on operating MOSFET transistors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    de Oliveira, Juliano Alves; de Melo, Marco Antônio Assis; da Silveira, Marcilei A. Guazzelli; Medina, Nilberto H.

    2014-11-01

    In this work we present the development of an acquisition system for characterizing transistors under X-ray radiation. The system is able to carry out the acquisition and to storage characteristic transistor curves. To test the acquisition system we have submitted polarized P channel MOS transistors under continuous 10-keV X-ray doses up to 1500 krad. The characterization system can operate in the saturation region or in the linear region in order to observe the behavior of the currents or voltages involved during the irradiation process. Initial tests consisted of placing the device under test (DUT) in front of the X-ray beam direction, while its drain current was constantly monitored through the prototype generated in this work, the data are stored continuously and system behavior was monitored during the test. In order to observe the behavior of the DUT during the radiation tests, we used an acquisition system that consists of an ultra-low consumption16-bit Texas Instruments MSP430 microprocessor. Preliminary results indicate linear behavior of the voltage as a function of the exposure time and fast recovery. These features may be favorable to use this device as a radiation dosimeter to monitor low rate X-ray.

  13. Electronic system for data acquisition to study radiation effects on operating MOSFET transistors

    SciTech Connect

    Alves de Oliveira, Juliano; Assis de Melo, Marco Antônio; Guazzelli da Silveira, Marcilei A.; Medina, Nilberto H.

    2014-11-11

    In this work we present the development of an acquisition system for characterizing transistors under X-ray radiation. The system is able to carry out the acquisition and to storage characteristic transistor curves. To test the acquisition system we have submitted polarized P channel MOS transistors under continuous 10-keV X-ray doses up to 1500 krad. The characterization system can operate in the saturation region or in the linear region in order to observe the behavior of the currents or voltages involved during the irradiation process. Initial tests consisted of placing the device under test (DUT) in front of the X-ray beam direction, while its drain current was constantly monitored through the prototype generated in this work, the data are stored continuously and system behavior was monitored during the test. In order to observe the behavior of the DUT during the radiation tests, we used an acquisition system that consists of an ultra-low consumption16-bit Texas Instruments MSP430 microprocessor. Preliminary results indicate linear behavior of the voltage as a function of the exposure time and fast recovery. These features may be favorable to use this device as a radiation dosimeter to monitor low rate X-ray.

  14. Funding, Funding

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Altman, Micah

    2009-01-01

    I show herein how to develop fundable proposals to support your research. Although the proposal strategy I discuss is commonly used in successful proposals, most junior faculty (and many senior scholars) in political science and other social sciences seem to be unaware of it. I dispel myths about funding, and discuss how to find funders and target…

  15. Association of market, mission, operational, and financial factors on hospital acquisition prices: 1999 through 2001.

    PubMed

    McCue, Michael J; Kim, Tae Hyun

    2005-01-01

    Since the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, there has been a decline in the number of hospital acquisitions. Using data from 1999 through 2001, we examined the relationship between market, mission, operational, and financial factors on hospital acquisition prices. Using an ordinary least squares regression model, we found that acquiring multihospital systems paid a higher price for larger hospitals with fewer unoccupied beds and greater profitability. Although only marginally significant, we also found that acquiring hospital systems paid a higher purchase price for hospitals in near urban markets and for hospitals located in the Central region of the United States. From a policy standpoint, we found no significant difference in the purchase price paid between for-profit and nonprofit hospitals.

  16. Operational test report for the AY-102 Enraf densitometer control and acquisition system

    SciTech Connect

    Huber, J.H.

    1998-07-23

    On June 2 through June 10, 1998, the AY-102 Tank Densitometer Control and Acquisition System was operationally tested per OTP-320-01 O Revision A-O. The test was performed at the Department of Energy`s Hanford Site, 200 East Area, 241-AY Tank Farm. The test validated the functionality of the Enraf 854 ATG Densitometer Gauge and Enraf Control Panel software for use by project W-320, Waste Retrieval Sluicing System (WRSS). The purpose of the test procedure was two fold: (1) to verify the functionality of the Enraf 854 ATG as a Densitometer and (2) to verify the functionality of the Enraf Control Panel Software density acquisition routines. The densitometer was previously acceptance tested per HNF-SD-WM-ATP-077. The software was previously acceptance tested per HNF-1991.

  17. 26 CFR 1.528-2 - Organized and operated to provide for the acquisition, construction, management, maintenance and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... acquisition, construction, management, maintenance and care of association property. (a) Organized and... 26 Internal Revenue 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Organized and operated to provide for the acquisition, construction, management, maintenance and care of association property. 1.528-2 Section...

  18. Operations manual for the data acquisition and reduction system, Area III Actuator Test Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, E.L.

    1984-03-01

    This manual describes the operation of the new minicomputer-based data acquisition and reduction system for the Area III Actuator Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories. The stand-alone digital system will alleviate current problems with test control and analysis and with data presentation. In its initial configuration, it will digitize test results recorded on FM tape and present the data graphically for reports. The ultimate goal of this system is to upgrade the performance, safety, and turnaround time of actuator tests through improved quality, analysis, and presentation of data.

  19. 77 FR 72906 - Chessie Logistics Co., LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc.

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    2012-12-06

    ... Surface Transportation Board Chessie Logistics Co., LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- J. Emil... exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. (Anderson) and to operate 1.006... it. See Mannheim Armitage Ry.--Acquis. & Operation Exemption--Certain Trackage Rights of J....

  20. Mission planning for operational data acquisition campaigns with the {sup casi}

    SciTech Connect

    Wulder, M.; Mah, S.; Trudeau, D.

    1996-11-01

    The compact airborne spectrographic imager (casi) is a pushbroom style airborne remote sensing instrument which has been used for a variety of applications suited to its high performance, portability, flexibility in choice of spectral bands and imaging combinations, image geocoding capabilities, low-cost data acquisition, and relative ease of use and processing. As the casi may be configured to operate in either spatial or spectral mode the user decides which is most appropriate for the needs of a particular study. Spatial mode is appropriate for identifying and mapping attributes spatially using a priori spectral knowledge whereas spectral mode is well suited to identifying detailed spectral characteristics of a feature. The hyperspectral acquisition mode is a combination of both spatial and spectral operations, where contiguous spatial and spectral information are collected. The array of imaging possibilities provided by the casi requires the user to make many decisions. Yet, the options provided by the casi are not the only issues that need to be addressed pre-flight. Other considerations are flight azimuth, positioning of flight lines, sun angle, differential correction of airborne GPS data, and possible collection of pseudo-invariant features (PIFs) with a spectroradiometer. The above issues need to be addressed to reduce sun {open_quotes}hot spots{close_quotes}, sun glint, minimize bidirectional effects, and improve image mosaicking. Data may be acquired to optimize use of a downwelling irradiance sensor, real-time attitude sensing using either a vertical gyroscope or Inertial Navigation System, and differential GPS measurements. The goal of this paper is to provide a general {open_quotes}guide{close_quotes} for airborne casi remote sensing mission planning that will facilitate the acquisition of quality imagery for forestry, water, environmental, and mapping applications. 36 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  1. Knowledge acquisition and representation for the Systems Test and Operations Language (STOL) Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Seamster, Thomas L.; Eike, David R.; Ames, Troy J.

    1990-01-01

    This presentation concentrates on knowledge acquisition and its application to the development of an expert module and a user interface for an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS). The Systems Test and Operations Language (STOL) ITS is being developed to assist NASA control center personnel in learning a command and control language as it is used in mission operations rooms. The objective of the tutor is to impart knowledge and skills that will permit the trainee to solve command and control problems in the same way that the STOL expert solves those problems. The STOL ITS will achieve this object by representing the solution space in such a way that the trainee can visualize the intermediate steps, and by having the expert module production rules parallel the STOL expert's knowledge structures.

  2. The rate of acquisition of formal operational schemata in adolescence: A secondary analysis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Eckstein, Shulamith G.; Shemesh, Michal

    A theoretical model of cognitive development is applied to the study of the acquisition of formal operational schemata by adolescents. The model predicts that the proportion of adolescents who have not yet acquired the ability to perform a a specific Piagetian-like task is an exponentially decreasing function of age. The model has been used to analyze the data of two large-scale studies performed in the United States and in Israel. The functional dependence upon age was found to be the same in both countries for tasks which are used to assess the following formal operations: proportional reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, correlations, and combinatorial analysis. Different functional dependence was found for tasks assessing conservation, control of variables, and prepositional logic. These results give support to the unity hypothesis of cognitive development, that is, the hypothesis that the various schemata of formal thought appear simultaneously.

  3. 20 CFR 670.310 - How are entities selected to receive funding?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) and DOL Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 29). Job Corps... selects and funds Job Corps contract center operators on the basis of an evaluation of the proposals... LABOR THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Funding and Selection of...

  4. Intelligent operations of the data acquisition system of the ATLAS experiment at LHC

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anders, G.; Avolio, G.; Lehmann Miotto, G.; Magnoni, L.

    2015-05-01

    The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN relies on a complex and highly distributed Trigger and Data Acquisition (TDAQ) system to gather and select particle collision data obtained at unprecedented energy and rates. The Run Control (RC) system is the component steering the data acquisition by starting and stopping processes and by carrying all data-taking elements through well-defined states in a coherent way. Taking into account all the lessons learnt during LHC's Run 1, the RC has been completely re-designed and re-implemented during the LHC Long Shutdown 1 (LS1) phase. As a result of the new design, the RC is assisted by the Central Hint and Information Processor (CHIP) service that can be truly considered its “brain”. CHIP is an intelligent system able to supervise the ATLAS data taking, take operational decisions and handle abnormal conditions. In this paper, the design, implementation and performances of the RC/CHIP system will be described. A particular emphasis will be put on the way the RC and CHIP cooperate and on the huge benefits brought by the Complex Event Processing engine. Additionally, some error recovery scenarios will be analysed for which the intervention of human experts is now rendered unnecessary.

  5. 75 FR 60492 - Freightcar Short Line, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Cornhusker Railways, LLC

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-30

    ... Surface Transportation Board Freightcar Short Line, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of Cornhusker Railways, LLC FreightCar Short Line, Inc. (FCSL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate approximately 5.00 miles of rail line (Line) owned...

  6. 77 FR 69928 - Transco Railway Products Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-D&W Railroad LLC

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-21

    ... Surface Transportation Board Transco Railway Products Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--D&W... exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from D&W Railroad LLC (D&W) and to operate approximately 23 miles...&W main line, which segments include three parallel tracks northeast of the Stub-ended...

  7. 78 FR 25784 - Keenesburg Direct Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-J D East, LLC

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Keenesburg Direct Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--J D... under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from J D East, LLC (JDE), and to operate, approximately 0.16 miles...

  8. 76 FR 21425 - Rocky Mountain Railcar and Repair, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Railroad in...

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    2011-04-15

    ... Surface Transportation Board Rocky Mountain Railcar and Repair, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of Railroad in Tooele County, UT Rocky Mountain Railcar and Repair, Inc. (Rocky Mountain), a... line. \\1\\ Rocky Mountain states that it currently operates a railcar repair facility, but that it...

  9. 76 FR 27173 - Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rocky Mount & Western Railroad...

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    2011-05-10

    ... Surface Transportation Board Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rocky Mount & Western Railroad Co., Inc. d/b/a Nash County Railroad Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. (CLNA), a... Rocky Mount & Western Railroad Co., Inc. d/b/a Nash County Railroad (NCR), and to operate,...

  10. 76 FR 22745 - Three Notch Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Three Notch Railroad Co., Inc.

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-22

    ... Surface Transportation Board Three Notch Railway, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- Three Notch Railroad Co., Inc. Three Notch Railway, LLC (TNRW), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Three Notch Railroad Co., Inc. (TNHR) and to operate...

  11. Joint Venture Partnerships: A Scarce Funds Approach to Acquiring and Operating New Facilities at State Colleges and Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elam, Houston G.

    This book explores partnerships between state colleges and universities and local governments to build and operate facilities in light of increasingly scarce funds at the institutions. With new partnerships, institutions risk losing authority over new facilities, but the benefits of joint partnerships far outweigh the risks. Examined are three…

  12. Thermal mapping and trends of Mars analog materials in sample acquisition operations using experimentation and models

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Szwarc, Timothy; Hubbard, Scott

    2014-09-01

    The effects of atmosphere, ambient temperature, and geologic material were studied experimentally and using a computer model to predict the heating undergone by Mars rocks during rover sampling operations. Tests were performed on five well-characterized and/or Mars analog materials: Indiana limestone, Saddleback basalt, kaolinite, travertine, and water ice. Eighteen tests were conducted to 55 mm depth using a Mars Sample Return prototype coring drill, with each sample containing six thermal sensors. A thermal simulation was written to predict the complete thermal profile within each sample during coring and this model was shown to be capable of predicting temperature increases with an average error of about 7%. This model may be used to schedule power levels and periods of rest during actual sample acquisition processes to avoid damaging samples or freezing the bit into icy formations. Maximum rock temperature increase is found to be modeled by a power law incorporating rock and operational parameters. Energy transmission efficiency in coring is found to increase linearly with rock hardness and decrease by 31% at Mars pressure.

  13. Operational Marine Data Acquisition and Delivery Powered by Web and Geospatial Standards

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thomas, R.; Buck, J. J. H.

    2015-12-01

    As novel sensor types and new platforms are deployed to monitor the global oceans, the volumes of scientific and environmental data collected in the marine context are rapidly growing. In order to use these data in both the traditional operational modes and in innovative "Big Data" applications the data must be readily understood by software agents. One approach to achieving this is the application of both World Wide Web and Open Geospatial Consortium standards: namely Linked Data1 and Sensor Web Enablement2 (SWE). The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is adopting this strategy in a number of European Commission funded projects (NETMAR; SenseOCEAN; Ocean Data Interoperability Platform - ODIP; and AtlantOS) to combine its existing data archiving architecture with SWE components (such as Sensor Observation Services) and a Linked Data interface. These will evolve the data management and data transfer from a process that requires significant manual intervention to an automated operational process enabling the rapid, standards-based, ingestion and delivery of data. This poster will show the current capabilities of BODC and the status of on-going implementation of this strategy. References1. World Wide Web Consortium. (2013). Linked Data. Available:http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data. Last accessed 7th April 20152. Open Geospatial Consortium. (2014). Sensor Web Enablement (SWE). Available:http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe. Last accessed 8th October 2014

  14. 78 FR 9450 - Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Acquisition of Operating Easement-CSX Transportation, Inc.

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-08

    ... Line), subject to employee protective conditions. The Leewood-Aulon Line is currently owned by CSXT. Illinois Central Railroad Company, a GTW affiliate, operates over it via trackage rights. Along with the proposed easement acquisition by GTW, CSXT would retain local and overhead trackage rights over the...

  15. 77 FR 2127 - Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Birmingham Southern...

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    2012-01-13

    ... Surface Transportation Board Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Birmingham Southern Railroad Company Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C. (BHRR), a noncarrier, has filed a... Transtar, Inc., is a Class III terminal and switching carrier. This transaction is related to...

  16. 78 FR 24465 - Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Woodinville...

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    2013-04-25

    ... Surface Transportation Board Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C.--Acquisition and Operation...; request for comments. SUMMARY: On April 2, 2013, Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C. (Ballard), a... the Line at issue here. Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C.--Lease Exemption--Line of...

  17. 78 FR 338 - Buckeye Hammond Railroad, L.L.C.; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Buckeye Partners, L.P.

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    2013-01-03

    ... Surface Transportation Board Buckeye Hammond Railroad, L.L.C.; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Buckeye Partners, L.P. Buckeye Hammond Railroad, L.L.C. (BHRR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 \\1\\ to acquire from Buckeye Partners, L.P., a noncarrier, and...

  18. 75 FR 68399 - Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Lancaster & Chester...

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    2010-11-05

    ... served and published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 15, 2010 (75 FR 63,532-33). In the notice... Surface Transportation Board Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of Lancaster & Chester Railway Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION:...

  19. 75 FR 63532 - Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Lancaster & Chester...

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    2010-10-15

    ... Surface Transportation Board Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of Lancaster & Chester Railway Company Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC (L&C Railroad), a noncarrier... miles of rail line owned by Class III rail carrier Lancaster & Chester Railway Company as follows:...

  20. 77 FR 38884 - Wyoming Connect Railroad LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company

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    2012-06-29

    ... Surface Transportation Board Wyoming Connect Railroad LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Union... the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of... 60604. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov . Decided: June...

  1. 77 FR 69542 - V and S Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Colorado Department of Transportation

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    2012-11-19

    ... Surface Transportation Board V and S Railway, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption-- Colorado Department of Transportation AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice of exemption. SUMMARY: The... to Docket No. FD 35664, to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC...

  2. 78 FR 802 - Heart of Texas Railroad, L.P.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Gulf Colorado & San Saba...

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    2013-01-04

    ... Surface Transportation Board Heart of Texas Railroad, L.P.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Gulf... original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35710, must be filed with the Surface... 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov . By the...

  3. 76 FR 22746 - Conecuh Valley Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Conecuh Valley Railroad Co., Inc.

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    2011-04-22

    ... Surface Transportation Board Conecuh Valley Railway, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Conecuh Valley Railroad Co., Inc. Conecuh Valley Railway, LLC (CVR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Conecuh Valley Railroad Co., Inc. (COEH), and to...

  4. 75 FR 68397 - DeQueen and Eastern Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-DeQueen and Eastern...

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    2010-11-05

    ... Surface Transportation Board DeQueen and Eastern Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--DeQueen and Eastern Railroad Company DeQueen and Eastern Railroad, LLC (DQE), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from DeQueen and Eastern Railroad Company...

  5. 77 FR 51107 - Mineral Range, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Lake Superior & Ishpeming...

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    2012-08-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Mineral Range, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rail Line of Lake... copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35658 must be filed with the Surface...

  6. Achieving operational two-way laser acquisition for OPALS payload on the International Space Station

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abrahamson, Matthew J.; Oaida, Bogdan V.; Sindiy, Oleg; Biswas, Abhijit

    2015-03-01

    The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) experiment was installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2014. Developed as a technology demonstration, its objective was to experiment with space-to-ground optical communications transmissions from Low Earth Orbit. More than a dozen successful optical links were established between a Wrightwood, California-based ground telescope and the OPALS flight terminal from June 2014 to September 2014. Each transmission required precise bi-directional pointing to be maintained between the space-based transmitter and ground-based receiver. This was accomplished by acquiring and tracking a laser beacon signal transmitted from the ground telescope to the OPALS flight terminal on the ISS. OPALS demonstrated the ability to nominally acquire the beacon within three seconds at 25° elevation and maintain lock within 140 μrad (3σ) for the full 150-second transmission duration while slewing at rates up to 1°/sec. Additional acquisition attempts in low elevation and weather-challenged conditions provided valuable insight on the optical link robustness under off-nominal operational conditions.

  7. 20 CFR 672.205 - How does an eligible entity apply for grant funds to operate a YouthBuild program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... funds to operate a YouthBuild program? 672.205 Section 672.205 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND... YouthBuild program? The Secretary announces the availability of grant funds through a Solicitation for..., and special reporting requirements to operate a YouthBuild project....

  8. 20 CFR 672.205 - How does an eligible entity apply for grant funds to operate a YouthBuild program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... funds to operate a YouthBuild program? 672.205 Section 672.205 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND... YouthBuild program? The Secretary announces the availability of grant funds through a Solicitation for..., and special reporting requirements to operate a YouthBuild project....

  9. 20 CFR 672.205 - How does an eligible entity apply for grant funds to operate a YouthBuild program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... funds to operate a YouthBuild program? 672.205 Section 672.205 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND... YouthBuild program? The Secretary announces the availability of grant funds through a Solicitation for..., and special reporting requirements to operate a YouthBuild project....

  10. 14 CFR 331.37 - What will happen to any remaining funds if operators and providers at the three Maryland airports...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What will happen to any remaining funds if operators and providers at the three Maryland airports make reimbursable claims totaling less than $5... § 331.37 What will happen to any remaining funds if operators and providers at the three...

  11. The SBHE Guideline for Operating Budget Funding. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.

    New Maryland State Board for Higher Education funding guidelines for public four-year institutions in Maryland are presented, along with information on the development of the guidelines. Four guidelines models were studied and evaluated by criteria endorsed by state and university officials. To derive the guidelines, each program area…

  12. 76 FR 8067 - Reporting by Investment Advisers to Private Funds and Certain Commodity Pool Operators and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-11

    .... ACTION: Joint proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') and the... in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to... Advisers Act Release No. IA-3111 (Nov. 19, 2010), 75 FR 77,190 (Dec. 10, 2010) (``Private Fund...

  13. Operations and maintenance manual for the LDUA supervisory control and data acquisition system (LDUA System 4200) and control network (LDUA System 4400)

    SciTech Connect

    Barnes, G.A.

    1998-03-11

    This document defines the requirements applicable to the operation, maintenance and storage of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADAS) and Control Network in support of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) operations.

  14. Development and application of a model for the analysis of trades between space launch system operations and acquisition costs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nix, Michael B.

    2005-12-01

    Early design decisions in the development of space launch systems determine the costs to acquire and operate launch systems. Some sources indicate that as much as 90% of life cycle costs are fixed by the end of the critical design review phase. System characteristics determined by these early decisions are major factors in the acquisition cost of flight hardware elements and facilities and influence operations costs through the amount of maintenance and support labor required to sustain system function. Operations costs are also dependent on post-development management decisions regarding how much labor will be deployed to meet requirements of market demand and ownership profit. The ability to perform early trade-offs between these costs is vital to the development of systems that have the necessary capacity to provide service and are profitable to operate. An Excel-based prototype model was developed for making early analyses of trade-offs between the costs to operate a space launch system and to acquire the necessary assets to meet a given set of operational requirements. The model, integrating input from existing models and adding missing capability, allows the user to make such trade-offs across a range of operations concepts (required flight rates, staffing levels, shifts per workday, workdays per week and per year, unreliability, wearout and depot maintenance) and the number, type and capability of assets (flight hardware elements, processing and supporting facilities and infrastructure). The costs and capabilities of hypothetical launch systems can be modeled as a function of interrelated turnaround times and labor resource levels, and asset loss and retirement. The number of flight components and facilities required can be calculated and the operations and acquisition costs compared for a specified scenario. Findings, based on the analysis of a hypothetical two stage to orbit, reusable, unmanned launch system, indicate that the model is suitable for the

  15. Development and operation of a real-time data acquisition system for the NASA, Langley Research Center Differential Absorption Lidar

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Butler, C.; Kindle, E. C.

    1984-01-01

    The capabilities of the DIAL data acquisition system (DAS) for the remote measurement of atmospheric trace gas concentrations from ground and aircraft platforms were extended through the purchase and integration of other hardware and the implementation of improved software. An operational manual for the current system is presented. Hardware and peripheral device registers are outlined only as an aid in debugging any DAS problems which may arise.

  16. Facilitating Task Acquisition through the Use of a Self-Operated Auditory Prompting System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alberto, Paul A.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Four moderately to severely mentally retarded adolescents used a cassette player to self-administer auditory prompts in two of three task areas: vocational assembly, use of a washing machine, and food preparation. The procedure included acquisition, faded assistance, and maintenance phases. All four students learned and maintained performance of…

  17. Administrative simplification: adoption of operating rules for health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transactions. Interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2012-08-10

    This interim final rule with comment period implements parts of section 1104 of the Affordable Care Act which requires the adoption of operating rules for the health care electronic funds transfers (EFT) and remittance advice transaction. PMID:22888504

  18. 20 CFR 725.367 - Payment of a claimant's attorney's fee by responsible operator or fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... lump sum after the award of benefits becomes final. (c) Section 205(a) of the Black Lung Benefits... have not already been paid by such operator or carrier. Section 9501(d)(7) of the Internal Revenue...

  19. Variability in Fluoroscopic Image Acquisition During Operative Fixation of Ankle Fractures.

    PubMed

    Harris, Dorothy Y; Lindsey, Ronald W

    2015-10-01

    The goal of this study was to determine whether injury, level of surgeon training, and patient factors are associated with increased use of fluoroscopy during open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. These relationships are not well defined. The study was a retrospective chart review of patients treated at an academic institution with primary open reduction and internal fixation of an ankle. Patient demographics, including sex, age, and body mass index, were collected, as was surgeon year of training (residency and fellowship). Image acquisition data included total number of images, total imaging time, and cumulative dose. Ankle fractures were classified according to the Weber and Lauge-Hansen classifications and the number of fixation points. Bivariate analysis and multiple regression models were used to predict increasing fluoroscopic image acquisition. Alpha was set at 0.05. Of 158 patients identified, 58 were excluded. After bivariate analysis, fracture complexity and year of training showed a significant correlation with increasing image acquisition. After multiple regression analysis, fracture complexity and year of training remained clinically significant and were independent predictors of increased image acquisition. Increasing fracture complexity resulted in 20 additional images, 16 additional seconds, and an increase in radiation of 0.7 mGy. Increasing year of training resulted in an additional 6 images and an increase of 0.35 mGy in cumulative dose. The findings suggest that protocols to educate trainee surgeons in minimizing the use of fluoroscopy would be beneficial at all levels of training and should target multiple fracture patterns.

  20. Operations manual for reading VAK-3 ultrasonic seals using a data acquisition box

    SciTech Connect

    Walker, J.E.

    1990-05-01

    As part of a Department of Energy/Commission of European Communities (DOE/CEC) cooperative program, Sandia National Laboratories was asked to develop a portable ultrasonic seal pattern reading system. The system consists of a data acquisition box (DAB), a mechanical reading head, and a portable IBM-compatible PC linked to the DAB by a serial RS-232C communication link. This manual focuses on the DAB subsystem. 8 refs., 13 figs., 8 tabs.

  1. 48 CFR 3432.771 - Provision for incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... funding. 3432.771 Section 3432.771 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 3432.771 Provision for incremental funding. The contracting officer shall insert the provision in...

  2. 13 CFR 108.2010 - Restrictions on use of Operational Assistance grant funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION NEW MARKETS VENTURE CAPITAL (âNMVCâ) PROGRAM Requirements and Procedures for Operational... Assistance in connection with a Low-Income Investment made by the SSBIC with Regulatory Capital raised after..., “Definitions of Words and Terms,” 48 CFR 2.101....

  3. Appropriations of State Tax Funds for Operating Expenses of Higher Education 1976-77.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chambers, M. M.

    The National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) publishes Dr. Chambers' annual report of state tax appropriations for operating expenses of higher education for 1976-77. The report reveals that the weighted average rate of gain for all 50 states over the preceding two fiscal years is 24 percent. The differences…

  4. 20 CFR 725.367 - Payment of a claimant's attorney's fee by responsible operator or fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... appropriate, took action, or acquiesced in action, that created an adversarial relationship between itself and... performed prior to the creation of the adversarial relationship. Circumstances in which a successful... operator that may be held liable for the payment of benefits, and the district director issues a...

  5. 77 FR 55268 - Union Pacific Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-San Pedro Railroad Operating...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-07

    ..., LLC's (SPROC) line segments between MP 1040.15 at Curtiss, Ariz., and MP 1041.32 near Curtiss (Parcel... property rights, including SPROC's freight operating easement, in a line segment between MP 1041.32 and...

  6. Computer vision for real-time orbital operations. Center directors discretionary fund

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Vinz, F. L.; Brewster, L. L.; Thomas, L. D.

    1984-01-01

    Machine vision research is examined as it relates to the NASA Space Station program and its associated Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV). Initial operation of OMV for orbital assembly, docking, and servicing are manually controlled from the ground by means of an on board TV camera. These orbital operations may be accomplished autonomously by machine vision techniques which use the TV camera as a sensing device. Classical machine vision techniques are described. An alternate method is developed and described which employs a syntactic pattern recognition scheme. It has the potential for substantial reduction of computing and data storage requirements in comparison to the Two-Dimensional Fast Fourier Transform (2D FFT) image analysis. The method embodies powerful heuristic pattern recognition capability by identifying image shapes such as elongation, symmetry, number of appendages, and the relative length of appendages.

  7. 31 CFR 30.14 - Q-14: How does section 111 of EESA operate in connection with an acquisition, merger, or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury TARP STANDARDS FOR COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE § 30.14 Q-14: How does section 111 of EESA operate in connection with an acquisition, merger,...

  8. Data Acquisition System for Multi-Frequency Radar Flight Operations Preparation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leachman, Jonathan

    2010-01-01

    A three-channel data acquisition system was developed for the NASA Multi-Frequency Radar (MFR) system. The system is based on a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) industrial PC (personal computer) and two dual-channel 14-bit digital receiver cards. The decimated complex envelope representations of the three radar signals are passed to the host PC via the PCI bus, and then processed in parallel by multiple cores of the PC CPU (central processing unit). The innovation is this parallelization of the radar data processing using multiple cores of a standard COTS multi-core CPU. The data processing portion of the data acquisition software was built using autonomous program modules or threads, which can run simultaneously on different cores. A master program module calculates the optimal number of processing threads, launches them, and continually supplies each with data. The benefit of this new parallel software architecture is that COTS PCs can be used to implement increasingly complex processing algorithms on an increasing number of radar range gates and data rates. As new PCs become available with higher numbers of CPU cores, the software will automatically utilize the additional computational capacity.

  9. Software manual for operating particle displacement tracking data acquisition and reduction system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wernet, Mark P.

    1991-01-01

    The software manual is presented. The necessary steps required to record, analyze, and reduce Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) data using the Particle Displacement Tracking (PDT) technique are described. The new PDT system is an all electronic technique employing a CCD video camera and a large memory buffer frame-grabber board to record low velocity (less than or equal to 20 cm/s) flows. Using a simple encoding scheme, a time sequence of single exposure images are time coded into a single image and then processed to track particle displacements and determine 2-D velocity vectors. All the PDT data acquisition, analysis, and data reduction software is written to run on an 80386 PC.

  10. The effect of non-contingent negative and positive reinforcement operations on the acquisition of superstitious behaviors.

    PubMed

    Aeschleman, Stanley R.; Rosen, Christopher C.; Williams, Melissa R.

    2003-02-28

    The differential effects of non-contingent positive and negative reinforcement operations on the acquisition of superstitious behaviors and rules were investigated in two experiments. College students were instructed to try to produce and/or keep the word "GOOD" on a computer screen (positive reinforcement), or to try to prevent and/or remove the word "BAD" from the screen (negative reinforcement) using response keys. Data from both experiments indicated that participants exposed to lean schedules of negative reinforcers believed that they had greater control over non-contingent stimulus events than participants exposed to either rich or lean schedules of positive reinforcers. These findings and results from research investigating everyday superstitious activities suggest that, relative to positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement operations may provide a more fertile condition for the development and maintenance of superstitious behaviors.

  11. 75 FR 6790 - Nebraska Northwestern Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Dakota, Minnesota...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-10

    ...--Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation Nebraska Northwestern Railroad, Inc. (NNW), a noncarrier... Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E) and to operate approximately 28.1 miles of...

  12. Comments on "The Acquisition of Propositional Logic and Formal Operational Schemata during the Secondary School Years."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Treagust, David F.

    1979-01-01

    Comments on the study reported by Lawson, Karplus, and Adi (1978) which indicated that formal schemata and propositional logic are not part of the same structured unity of mental operations proposed by Piaget. (HM)

  13. 77 FR 58624 - ABE Fairmont, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Fillmore Western Railway Company

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-21

    ... the north property line of County Road H, at or near Fairmont, Fillmore County, Neb.\\1\\ \\1\\ ABE, which operates an ethanol plant adjacent to the line, purchased the line a number of years ago from FWRC for...

  14. 75 FR 68400 - Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Columbia & Cowlitz Railway...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ... operate approximately 8.5 miles of rail line between milepost 0.0 (Longview) and milepost 8.5 (Ostrander... Company, and at Ostrander Junction, with its affiliate, Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC. This transaction...

  15. 78 FR 37660 - American Surface Lines, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Mikrut Properties, LLLP

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-21

    ... Canadian Pacific Railroad Company (CP) at or near Pelzer Street to a transloading facility owned and... tracks that connect to CP's line have been operated pursuant to a private siding agreement between CP...

  16. Design and operation of the core topography data acquisition system for TMI-2

    SciTech Connect

    Beller, L S; Brown, H L

    1984-05-01

    Development of effective procedures for recovery from the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear station requires a detailed and quantitative description of the postaccident configuration of the core. This report describes the techniques, equipment, and procedures used for making precise ultrasonic, sonar-like measurements of the cavity left in the upper core region as a result of the accident and details the primary results of the measurements. The system developed for the measurements uses computer techniques for the command and control of remote mechanical and electronic equipment, and for data acquisition and reduction. The system was designed, fabricated, and tested; procedures developed; and personnel trained in 4-1/2 months. The primary results are detailed topographic maps of the cavity. A variety of visual aids was developed to supplement the maps and aid in interpreting companion videotape surveys. The measurements reveal a cavity of 9.3 m/sup 3/, approximately 26% of the total core volume. The cavity occupies most of the full diameter of the core to an average depth of about 1.5 m and approaches 2 m in places.

  17. The acquisition of formal operational schemata during adolescence: The role of the biconditional

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lawson, Anton E.

    To test the hypothesis that the basic logic utilized by individuals in scientific hypothesis testing is the biconditional (if and only if), and that the biconditional is a precondition for the development of formal operations, a sample of 387 students in grades eight, ten, twelve, and college were administered eight reasoning items. Five of the items involved the formal operational schemata of probability, proportions and correlations. Two of the items involved propositions and correlations. Two of the items involved propositional logic. One item involved the biconditional. Percentages of correct responses on most of the items increased with age. A principal-component analysis revealed three factors, two of which were identified as involving operational thought, one of which involved propositional logic. As predicted, the biconditional reasoning item loaded on one of the operational thought factors. A Guttman scale analysis of the items failed to reveal a unidimensional scale, yet the biconditional reasoning item ordered first supporting the hypothesis that it is a precondition for formal operational reasoning. Implications for teaching science students how to test hypotheses are discussed.

  18. Analyzing Efficiency of Two Different Methods Involving Acquisition of Operational Skills by Preschool Children

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Soydan, Sema

    2015-01-01

    This study, an education program was developed to improve addition-subtraction skills of 6-year old children using educational toys and smart boards. The program was implemented with children, and its effects on their operational skills were analysed. The study group of the research is composed of 90 children who attended preschool classes in…

  19. The METOP-A Orbit Acquisition Strategy and its LEOP Operational Experience

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Merz, K.; Serrano, M. A. Martin; Kuijper, D.; Matatoros, M. A. Garcia

    2007-01-01

    Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite, METOPA, was launched by a Soyuz launcher from Baikonur Cosmodrome on the 19th of October of 2006. The routine operations of METOP-A are conducted by EUMETSAT (European Organization for Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) in the frame of the European Polar System mission (EPS). The METOP-A Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) operations have been performed by ESA/ESOC. The Flight Dynamics Orbit Determination and Control team (OD&C) at ESOC was in charge of correcting the S/C orbit as delivered by the launcher in such a way that EUMETSAT would be able to acquire the reference orbit with a drift-stop manoeuvre approximately two weeks after a LEOP of 3 days and Hand-Over to the EUMETSAT Control Centre (EUMETSAT-CC) in Darmstadt, Germany. The various strict constraints and the short amount of time available for ESOC operations made this task challenging. Several strategies were prepared before launch and analysed during LEOP based on the achieved injection orbit. This paper presents the different manoeuvre strategies investigated and finally applied to acquire the operational orbit, reporting as well the details of its execution and final achieved state.

  20. 76 FR 22449 - Sierra Northern Railway-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-21

    ... Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC), a freight operating easement over a portion of a line of railroad known as the Santa Cruz Branch located between milepost 0.433, at the east...., including the interconnection with the Santa Cruz and Big Trees Railroad at milepost 20.4, at Santa...

  1. The Effects of Culture and Education on the Acquisition of Formal Operational Thinking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wozny, Cecilia D.; Cox, David L.

    This study was designed to investigate the role of culture and education in the development of formal operational thought, by comparing the results achieved by suburban American youths, American educated youths who were recent migrants, and youths who had been educated in Puerto Rico. It was hypothesized that the suburban youths and Puerto Rican…

  2. 48 CFR 207.471 - Funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Funding requirements. 207.471 Section 207.471 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION PLANNING Equipment Lease or Purchase 207.471...

  3. 48 CFR 207.471 - Funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding requirements. 207.471 Section 207.471 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION PLANNING Equipment Lease or Purchase 207.471...

  4. 48 CFR 207.471 - Funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Funding requirements. 207.471 Section 207.471 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION PLANNING Equipment Lease or Purchase 207.471...

  5. 48 CFR 207.471 - Funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Funding requirements. 207.471 Section 207.471 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION PLANNING Equipment Lease or Purchase 207.471...

  6. 48 CFR 207.471 - Funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Funding requirements. 207.471 Section 207.471 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION PLANNING Equipment Lease or Purchase 207.471...

  7. Magnetospheric Multiscale Science Operations, Data Acquisition, Data Management, and Data Access and Archiving

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Giles, B. L.; Baker, D. N.; Fuselier, S.; Ergun, R.; Petrinec, S. M.; Phan, T. D.; Oka, M.; Burch, J. L.; Torbert, R. B.; Moore, T. E.; Pankratz, C. K.; Beech, J.; Riesberg, L. J.; Panneton, R. S.; Wilder, F. D.; Goodrich, K.; Lewis, W. S.

    2014-12-01

    The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission and operations are designed to provide maximum reconnection science. Mission phases and the tetrahedral spacecraft formations are chosen to investigate reconnection at the dayside magnetopause and in the magnetotail. At the dayside, the orbits maximize encounters with the magnetopause in regions where the probability of encountering the reconnection diffusion region is high. In the magnetotail, the orbits maximize encounters with the neutral sheet, where reconnection is known to occur episodically. The mission will collect several gigabits per day of particles and field data. Management of these data requires effective selection, transmission, analysis, and storage of data in the ground segment of the mission. Following MMS launch, the Science Operations Center (SOC), located at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder, Colorado, will be actively responsible for instrument suite operations, as well as data production, management, distribution, and archiving of the MMS science data sets. Throughout, the MMS instrument teams work closely with the SOC in conducting instrument operations. The teams will be responsible for much of the science data production activities, with the SOC serving as the Mission Archive and the central node from which data are made available to the science community. The SOC will also handle raw instrument and spacecraft telemetry, calibration data, ephemerides, attitude and other ancillary data needed to support scientific use. Documentation and metadata describing data products, algorithms, instrument calibrations, validation, and data quality will be provided by MMS instrument teams and made available to the user community. A key component of ultimate MMS mission success will be the exploitation of high-resolution burst data products through an innovative burst system and the "Scientist-in-the-Loop" (SITL) concept for key interval identification, downlink, and analysis.

  8. Acquisition and extinction of operant pain-related avoidance behavior using a 3 degrees-of-freedom robotic arm.

    PubMed

    Meulders, Ann; Franssen, Mathijs; Fonteyne, Riet; Vlaeyen, Johan W S

    2016-05-01

    Ample empirical evidence endorses the role of associative learning in pain-related fear acquisition. Nevertheless, research typically focused on self-reported and psychophysiological measures of fear. Avoidance, which is overt behavior preventing the occurrence of an aversive (painful) stimulus, has been largely neglected so far. Therefore, we aimed to fill this gap and developed an operant conditioning procedure for pain-related avoidance behavior. Participants moved their arm to a target location using the HapticMaster (FCS Robotics; Moog Inc, East Aurora, New York), a 3 degrees-of-freedom, force-controlled robotic arm. Three movement trajectories led to the target location. If participants in the Experimental Group took the shortest/easiest trajectory, they always received a painful stimulus (T1 = 100% reinforcement; no resistance). If they deviated from this trajectory, the painful stimulus could be partly or totally prevented (T2 = 50% reinforcement; T3 = 0% reinforcement), but more effort was needed (T2 = moderate resistance and deviation; T3 = strongest resistance and largest deviation). The Yoked Group received the same reinforcement schedule irrespective of their own behavior. During the subsequent extinction phase, no painful stimuli were delivered. Self-reported pain-expectancy and pain-related fear were assessed, and avoidance behavior was operationalized as the maximal distance from the shortest trajectory. During acquisition, the Experimental Group reported more pain-related fear and pain-expectancy to T1 vs T2 vs T3 and deviated more from the shortest trajectory than the Yoked Group. During subsequent extinction, avoidance behavior, self-reported fear, and pain-expectancy decreased significantly, but conditioned differences persisted despite the absence of painful stimuli. To conclude, this operant learning task might provide a valid paradigm to study pain-related avoidance behavior in future studies. PMID:26761388

  9. Development of Low-Cost Microcontroller-Based Interface for Data Acquisition and Control of Microbioreactor Operation.

    PubMed

    Husain, Abdul Rashid; Hadad, Yaser; Zainal Alam, Muhd Nazrul Hisham

    2016-10-01

    This article presents the development of a low-cost microcontroller-based interface for a microbioreactor operation. An Arduino MEGA 2560 board with 54 digital input/outputs, including 15 pulse-width-modulation outputs, has been chosen to perform the acquisition and control of the microbioreactor. The microbioreactor (volume = 800 µL) was made of poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(methylmethacrylate) polymers. The reactor was built to be equipped with sensors and actuators for the control of reactor temperature and the mixing speed. The article discusses the circuit of the microcontroller-based platform, describes the signal conditioning steps, and evaluates the capacity of the proposed low-cost microcontroller-based interface in terms of control accuracy and system responses. It is demonstrated that the proposed microcontroller-based platform is able to operate parallel microbioreactor operation with satisfactory performances. Control accuracy at a deviation less than 5% of the set-point values and responses in the range of few seconds have been recorded. PMID:26185253

  10. Development of Low-Cost Microcontroller-Based Interface for Data Acquisition and Control of Microbioreactor Operation.

    PubMed

    Husain, Abdul Rashid; Hadad, Yaser; Zainal Alam, Muhd Nazrul Hisham

    2016-10-01

    This article presents the development of a low-cost microcontroller-based interface for a microbioreactor operation. An Arduino MEGA 2560 board with 54 digital input/outputs, including 15 pulse-width-modulation outputs, has been chosen to perform the acquisition and control of the microbioreactor. The microbioreactor (volume = 800 µL) was made of poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(methylmethacrylate) polymers. The reactor was built to be equipped with sensors and actuators for the control of reactor temperature and the mixing speed. The article discusses the circuit of the microcontroller-based platform, describes the signal conditioning steps, and evaluates the capacity of the proposed low-cost microcontroller-based interface in terms of control accuracy and system responses. It is demonstrated that the proposed microcontroller-based platform is able to operate parallel microbioreactor operation with satisfactory performances. Control accuracy at a deviation less than 5% of the set-point values and responses in the range of few seconds have been recorded.

  11. Computer-aided acquisition and logistics support (CALS): Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance

    SciTech Connect

    Bourgeois, N.C.; Greer, D.K.

    1993-04-01

    This CALS Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance provides the foundation strategy and the near term tactical plan for CALS implementation in the depot maintenance environment. The user requirements enumerated and the overarching architecture outlined serve as the primary framework for implementation planning. The seamless integration of depot maintenance business processes and supporting information systems with the emerging global CALS environment will be critical to the efficient realization of depot user's information requirements, and as, such will be a fundamental theme in depot implementations.

  12. Effect of Circadian Phase on Memory Acquisition and Recall: Operant Conditioning vs. Classical Conditioning

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    Garren, Madeleine V.; Sexauer, Stephen B.; Page, Terry L.

    2013-01-01

    There have been several studies on the role of circadian clocks in the regulation of associative learning and memory processes in both vertebrate and invertebrate species. The results have been quite variable and at present it is unclear to what extent the variability observed reflects species differences or differences in methodology. Previous results have shown that following differential classical conditioning in the cockroach, Rhyparobia maderae, in an olfactory discrimination task, formation of the short-term and long-term memory is under strict circadian control. In contrast, there appeared to be no circadian regulation of the ability to recall established memories. In the present study, we show that following operant conditioning of the same species in a very similar olfactory discrimination task, there is no impact of the circadian system on either short-term or long-term memory formation. On the other hand, ability to recall established memories is strongly tied to the circadian phase of training. On the basis of these data and those previously reported for phylogenetically diverse species, it is suggested that there may be fundamental differences in the way the circadian system regulates learning and memory in classical and operant conditioning. PMID:23533587

  13. Effect of circadian phase on memory acquisition and recall: operant conditioning vs. classical conditioning.

    PubMed

    Garren, Madeleine V; Sexauer, Stephen B; Page, Terry L

    2013-01-01

    There have been several studies on the role of circadian clocks in the regulation of associative learning and memory processes in both vertebrate and invertebrate species. The results have been quite variable and at present it is unclear to what extent the variability observed reflects species differences or differences in methodology. Previous results have shown that following differential classical conditioning in the cockroach, Rhyparobia maderae, in an olfactory discrimination task, formation of the short-term and long-term memory is under strict circadian control. In contrast, there appeared to be no circadian regulation of the ability to recall established memories. In the present study, we show that following operant conditioning of the same species in a very similar olfactory discrimination task, there is no impact of the circadian system on either short-term or long-term memory formation. On the other hand, ability to recall established memories is strongly tied to the circadian phase of training. On the basis of these data and those previously reported for phylogenetically diverse species, it is suggested that there may be fundamental differences in the way the circadian system regulates learning and memory in classical and operant conditioning.

  14. Surgical site infections following craniotomy focusing on possible post-operative acquisition of infection: prospective cohort study.

    PubMed

    Sneh-Arbib, O; Shiferstein, A; Dagan, N; Fein, S; Telem, L; Muchtar, E; Eliakim-Raz, N; Rubinovitch, B; Rubin, G; Rappaport, Z H; Paul, M

    2013-12-01

    Neurosurgery is characterized by a prolonged risk period for surgical site infection (SSI), mainly related to the presence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains. We aimed to examine factors associated with post-neurosurgical SSIs, focusing on post-operative factors. A prospective cohort study was conducted in a single center over a period of 18 months in Israel. Included were adult patients undergoing clean or clean-contaminated craniotomy, including craniotomies with external CSF drainage or shunts. SSIs were defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for healthcare-associated infections. All patients were followed up for 90 days and those with foreign body insertion for 1 year. We compared patients with and without SSI. A multivariable regression analysis for SSI was conducted including uncorrelated variables significantly associated with SSI. A total of 502 patients were included, with 138 (27.5%) undergoing emergent or urgent craniotomy. The overall SSI rate was 5.6% (28 patients), of which 3.2% (16 patients) were intracerebral. Non-elective surgery, external CSF drainage/monitoring devices, re-operation, and post-operative respiratory failure were independently associated with subsequent SSI. External CSF devices was the only significant risk factor for intracerebral SSIs (p < 0.001). Internal shunts or other foreign body insertions were not associated with SSIs. A phenotypically identical isolate to that causing the SSI was isolated from respiratory secretions prior to the SSI in 4/9 patients with microbiologically documented intracerebral SSIs. Patients with SSIs had longer hospital stay, poorer functional capacity on discharge, and higher 90-day mortality. We raise the possibility of post-operative infection acquisition through external CSF devices. Standard operating procedures for their maintenance are necessary.

  15. Conseil de la Cooperation Culturelle et Fonds Culturel. Rapport Annuel 1972. (Council for Cultural Co-operation and Cultural Fund. Annual Report 1972.)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).

    This document is a report on the activities of the Council for Cultural Co-Operation (CCC) and Cultural Fund for 1972. The CCC is briefly defined as being designed to reinforce educational and cultural cooperation among the 21 countries of the CCC, especially in matters of research, information, and documentation. The document is composed of…

  16. 44 CFR 209.4 - Allocation and availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION... an acquisition or elevation project. (b) We may reallocate funds for which we do not receive...

  17. 44 CFR 209.4 - Allocation and availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION... an acquisition or elevation project. (b) We may reallocate funds for which we do not receive...

  18. New target acquisition task for contemporary operating environments: personnel in MWIR, LWIR, and SWIR

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boettcher, Evelyn J.; Leonard, Kevin R.; Hodgkin, Van A.; Thompson, Roger; Miller, Brian; Hixson, Jon; Johnson, Sara; Godbolt, Tehran; Acton, David D.

    2010-04-01

    Operating environments that US Soldiers and Marines are in have changed, along with the types of tasks that they are required to perform. In addition, the potential imaging sensor options available have increased. These changes make it necessary to examine how these new tasks are affected by waveband and time of day. US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center, Night Vision and Electronic Sensor Directorate (NVESD), investigated one such task for several wavebands (MWIR, LWIR, Visible, and SWIR) and during both day and night. This task involved identification of nine different personnel targets: US Soldier, US Marine, Eastern-European/Asian Soldier, Urban Insurgent, Rural Insurgent, Hostile Militia, Indigenous Inhabitant, Contract Laborer, and Reporter. These nine distinct targets were made up from three tactically significant categories: Friendly Force, Combatant and Neutral/Non-Combatant. A ten second video was taken of an actor dressed as one of these targets. The actors walk a square pattern, enabling all aspects to be seen in each video clip. Target characteristics were measured and characteristic dimension, target contrast tabulated. A nine-alternative, forced-choice human perception test was performed at NVESD. This test allowed NVESD to quantify the ability of observers to discriminate between personnel targets for each waveband and time of day. The task difficulty criterion, V50, was also calculated allowing for future modeling using the NVESD sensor performance model.

  19. A power fund focus

    SciTech Connect

    Hennagir, T.

    1996-04-01

    The Indeck North American Power Fund LP, which was formed for the purpose of purchasing established non-utility and utility power generating assets in the U.S. and Canada, is discussed in this article. Fund participants are listed, and the two acquisitions made to date are described. The 38 MW(e) Pepperell Power Project in Massachussets was acquired in August 1995 from Kenetech Energy Systems Inc. In October 1995, the Fund purchased the 76 MW(e) Harbor Cogeneration Project in California. The Fund will also consider purchasing equity interests in North American power projects.

  20. Contingency Operations during Failure of Inertial Attitude Acquisition Due to Star Tracker Blinding for Three-Axes-Stabilized Interplanetary Spacecraft

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Keil, Joachim; Herfort, Ulrich

    2007-01-01

    The three interplanetary ESA missions Mars-Express, Rosetta and Venus-Express (launched 2003, 2004 and 2005 resp.) are three-axes stabilized spacecraft (s/c) that estimate their inertial attitude (i.e. the attitude of the s/c w.r.t. the inertial frame) using measurements from a redundant set of star trackers (STR). Each s/c is equipped with four reaction wheels, a reaction control system based on thrusters and a redundant set of ring laser gyroscopes (gyros). The STR h/w layout of the three s/c is identical whereas there is a difference in the star pattern recognition algorithm of Rosetta which uses five neighbouring stars around a central star instead of star triads. The Rosetta algorithm has been implemented to cope with the presence of false stars which are expected to be seen during operations around the comet. The attitude acquisition capability from lost in space is different also in terms of AOCMS: The survival mode of Rosetta which is entered upon STR failure is presented. The AOCMS of Mars- and Venus-Express manages temporary STR outages during sky occultation by the planet not even by using redundancy. Though, a blinding of both STR during cruise lasting for the order of days confronts the ground operators with the limits of the AOCMS design. The operations and analyses that have been planned and partially been performed to compensate for the outage of the STR are demonstrated for Mars-Express. The caution measures taken before Venus orbit insertion of Venus-Express are detailed.

  1. Locomotor activity and cocaine-seeking behavior during acquisition and reinstatement of operant self-administration behavior in rats.

    PubMed

    Koeltzow, Timothy E; Vezina, Paul

    2005-05-28

    Recent studies indicate that administration of dopamine D2-like receptor agonists reinstates drug-seeking behavior in rodents, whereas dopamine D1-like receptor agonists do not. These effects have been related to the ability of these agonists to facilitate the expression of sensitized locomotor activity. Presently, we describe experiments in which locomotor activity was assessed concomitantly with operant performance during acquisition, extinction and reinstatement. We report that locomotor activity was inversely related to drug-seeking behavior during acquisition of cocaine self-administration under a Fixed Ratio (FR) 1 schedule of reinforcement. During a single trial extinction session, animals that had acquired cocaine self-administration exhibited a conditioned increase in drug-seeking behavior, but there was no evidence of a conditioned locomotor response. During reinstatement, cocaine (20 mg/kg) significantly increased both locomotor activity and drug-seeking behavior. The dopamine D2-like receptor agonist quinpirole (0.5 mg/kg) increased drug-seeking behavior, but did not significantly increase locomotor activity. In contrast, the dopamine D1-like receptor agonist SKF 81297 (0.5 mg/kg) failed to reinstate drug-seeking behavior, but produced significant locomotor activation. To determine whether the inability of SKF 81297 to promote reinstatement is related to the strength of operant conditioning, additional rats were trained to self-administer cocaine using an FR-3 schedule of reinforcement. Despite achieving response rates during training almost four times higher compared to the FR-1 condition, administration of SKF 81297 again failed to significantly increase drug-seeking behavior during reinstatement testing. These results extend previous findings, confirming the important role of D2-like, but not D1-like receptor activation in the reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior. An understanding of the mechanisms by which D1- and D2-like agonists differentially

  2. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yuen, Joseph H. (Editor)

    1994-01-01

    This quarterly publication provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL's Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA). In space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy, it reports on activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations. Also included are standards activity at JPL for space data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. The preceding work is all performed for NASA's Office of Space Communications (OSC). The TDA Office also performs work funded by other NASA program offices through and with the cooperation of OSC. Finally, tasks funded under the JPL Director's Discretionary Fund and the Caltech President's Fund that involve the TDA Office are included.

  3. Differences in temporal aspects of food acquisition between rats and two strains of mice in a closed operant economy.

    PubMed

    Rowland, Neil E; Minaya, Dulce M; Cervantez, Melissa R; Minervini, Vanessa; Robertson, Kimberly L

    2015-07-15

    Rats and mice were studied for changes in meal-taking structure in a closed operant food economy, in which the consummatory or unit prices for food were increased. In experiment 1, as food price increased, male rats modestly decreased the number of meals per day and increased mean meal size. Female rats were similar to males but had smaller meal size and, at low costs, took more meals per day. In experiment 2, male and female B6 mice reduced food intake as price increased, accompanied by decreased meal number without change in meal size. They showed grazing-like behavior in the first part of the night. In contrast, we report in experiment 3, a large increase in intake and meal size during the final trimester of pregnancy. In experiment 4, we report that CD1 male mice subjected to a unit price series performed comparably to rats, and not like B6 mice. Other CD1 mice were tested using an interval schedule, and we found that mice were able to adapt eating patterns to greatly increased time demands without compromising total intake. Data are discussed in terms of the intercalation of food acquisition with global patterns of activity. Such interactions of organism and food environment are in particular need of mechanistic investigation.

  4. 48 CFR 970.5235-1 - Federally funded research and development center sponsoring agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federally funded research... Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for Management and Operating Contracts...

  5. 48 CFR 32.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 32.703 Section 32.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 32.703 Contract funding requirements....

  6. 48 CFR 32.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 32.703 Section 32.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 32.703 Contract funding requirements....

  7. A Description of the Development, Capabilities, and Operational Status of the Test SLATE Data Acquisition System at the National Transonic Facility

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    Cramer, Christopher J.; Wright, James D.; Simmons, Scott A.; Bobbitt, Lynn E.; DeMoss, Joshua A.

    2015-01-01

    The paper will present a brief background of the previous data acquisition system at the National Transonic Facility (NTF) and the reasoning and goals behind the upgrade to the current Test SLATE (Test Software Laboratory and Automated Testing Environments) data acquisition system. The components, performance characteristics, and layout of the Test SLATE system within the NTF control room will be discussed. The development, testing, and integration of Test SLATE within NTF operations will be detailed. The operational capabilities of the system will be outlined including: test setup, instrumentation calibration, automatic test sequencer setup, data recording, communication between data and facility control systems, real time display monitoring, and data reduction. The current operational status of the Test SLATE system and its performance during recent NTF testing will be highlighted including high-speed, frame-by-frame data acquisition with conditional sampling post-processing applied. The paper concludes with current development work on the system including the capability for real-time conditional sampling during data acquisition and further efficiency enhancements to the wind tunnel testing process.

  8. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, Edward C. (Editor)

    1992-01-01

    This quarterly publication provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL's Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA) Office. In the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), the TDA Progress Report reports on implementation and operations for searching the microwave spectrum. In solar system radar, it reports on the uses of the Goldstone Solar System Radar for scientific exploration of the planets, their rings and satellites, asteroids, and comets. In radio astronomy, the areas of support include spectroscopy, very long baseline interferometry, and astrometry. These three programs are performed for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) with the Office of Space Operations for funding DSN operational support.

  9. 25 CFR 170.931 - Can tribes use IRR Program funds to pay tribal transportation department operating costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Tribal... performance of approved IRR Program activities (see appendix A, subpart B). Tribes can also use BIA road maintenance funds to pay the cost of planning, administration, and performance of maintenance activities...

  10. 25 CFR 170.931 - Can tribes use IRR Program funds to pay tribal transportation department operating costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Tribal... performance of approved IRR Program activities (see appendix A, subpart B). Tribes can also use BIA road maintenance funds to pay the cost of planning, administration, and performance of maintenance activities...

  11. 25 CFR 170.931 - Can tribes use IRR Program funds to pay tribal transportation department operating costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Tribal... performance of approved IRR Program activities (see appendix A, subpart B). Tribes can also use BIA road maintenance funds to pay the cost of planning, administration, and performance of maintenance activities...

  12. 25 CFR 170.931 - Can tribes use IRR Program funds to pay tribal transportation department operating costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Tribal... performance of approved IRR Program activities (see appendix A, subpart B). Tribes can also use BIA road maintenance funds to pay the cost of planning, administration, and performance of maintenance activities...

  13. 25 CFR 170.931 - Can tribes use IRR Program funds to pay tribal transportation department operating costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Tribal... performance of approved IRR Program activities (see appendix A, subpart B). Tribes can also use BIA road maintenance funds to pay the cost of planning, administration, and performance of maintenance activities...

  14. 48 CFR 370.601 - Funding and sponsorship.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Funding and sponsorship... SUPPLEMENTATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS AFFECTING ACQUISITION Conference Funding and Sponsorship 370.601 Funding and sponsorship. Funding a conference through an HHS contract does not automatically imply HHS...

  15. 48 CFR 370.601 - Funding and sponsorship.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding and sponsorship... SUPPLEMENTATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS AFFECTING ACQUISITION Conference Funding and Sponsorship 370.601 Funding and sponsorship. Funding a conference through an HHS contract does not automatically imply HHS...

  16. 48 CFR 232.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Contract funding... SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 232.703 Contract funding requirements....

  17. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yuen, Joseph H. (Editor)

    1996-01-01

    This quarterly publication provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL's Telecommunications and Mission Operations Directorate (TMOD), which now includes the former Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA) Office. In space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy, it reports on activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations. Also included are standards activity at JPL for space data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. The preceding work is all performed for NASA's Office of Space Communications (OSC). TMOD also performs work funded by other NASA program offices through and with the cooperation of OSC. The first of these is the Orbital Debris Radar Program funded by the Office of Space Systems Development. It exists at Goldstone only and makes use of the planetary radar capability when the antennas are configured as science instruments making direct observations of the planets, their satellites, and asteroids of our solar system. The Office of Space Sciences funds the data reduction and science analyses of data obtained by the Goldstone Solar System Radar. The antennas at all three complexes are also configured for radio astronomy research and, as such, conduct experiments funded by the National Science Foundation in the U.S. and other agencies at the overseas complexes. These experiments are either in microwave spectroscopy or very long baseline interferometry. Finally, tasks funded under the JPL Director's Discretionary Fund and the Caltech President's Fund that involve TMOD are included. This and each succeeding issue of 'The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Progress Report' will present material in some, but not necessarily all, of the aforementioned programs.

  18. Defense acquisition programs

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-06-01

    The continuing instability in the overall defense budget and the recent changes in Eastern Europe are forcing DOD and the military services to reexamine the need, priority, and annual funding levels for many weapon system acquisition programs. GAO reviewed six weapon system acquisition programs that DOD was scheduled to make an acquisition milestone decision on during fiscal year 1991. Under milestone authorization, up to five years funding can be approved to cover the entire acquisition phase for either full-scale development or full-rate production. This report examines the Non-Line-of-Sight Missile, the Light Helicopter, the MK-50 Torpedo, the Sensor Fuzed Weapon, the Advanced Tactical Fighter, and the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System Class 2 Terminals.

  19. 12 CFR 615.5010 - Funding Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Funding Corporation. 615.5010 Section 615.5010 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM FUNDING AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Funding § 615.5010 Funding Corporation. (a) The...

  20. 12 CFR 615.5010 - Funding Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Funding Corporation. 615.5010 Section 615.5010 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM FUNDING AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Funding § 615.5010 Funding Corporation. (a) The...

  1. 12 CFR 615.5010 - Funding Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Funding Corporation. 615.5010 Section 615.5010 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM FUNDING AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Funding § 615.5010 Funding Corporation. (a) The...

  2. 12 CFR 615.5010 - Funding Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Funding Corporation. 615.5010 Section 615.5010 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM FUNDING AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Funding § 615.5010 Funding Corporation. (a) The...

  3. 12 CFR 615.5010 - Funding Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Funding Corporation. 615.5010 Section 615.5010 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM FUNDING AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Funding § 615.5010 Funding Corporation. (a) The...

  4. 75 FR 28673 - Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Morehead & South Fork Railroad...

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    2010-05-21

    ... Federal Register on January 15, 2010 (75 FR 2580), titled ``Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.--Acquisition... & South Fork Railroad Co. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Correction to Notice of... acquire, by assignment, the lease of Morehead & South Fork Railroad Co., Inc. (MHSF) with North...

  5. 48 CFR 18.124 - Electronic funds transfer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Electronic funds transfer. 18.124 Section 18.124 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Available Acquisition Flexibilities...

  6. 48 CFR 18.124 - Electronic funds transfer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Electronic funds transfer. 18.124 Section 18.124 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Available Acquisition Flexibilities...

  7. 48 CFR 18.124 - Electronic funds transfer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Electronic funds transfer. 18.124 Section 18.124 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Available Acquisition Flexibilities...

  8. 48 CFR 18.124 - Electronic funds transfer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Electronic funds transfer. 18.124 Section 18.124 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Available Acquisition Flexibilities...

  9. 48 CFR 18.123 - Electronic funds transfer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Electronic funds transfer. 18.123 Section 18.123 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Available Acquisition Flexibilities...

  10. National Education Trust Fund

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shapp, Milton J.

    1975-01-01

    A proposal from the governor of Pennsylvania for financing all levels of education through a National Education Trust Fund (NETF) that would operate as the present Federal Highway Trust Fund does on a revolving, self-liquidating basis with the cost of an individual's education repaid through a progressive education tax on income. (JT)

  11. The Phony Funding Crisis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guthrie, James W.; Peng, Arthur

    2010-01-01

    If one relies on newspaper headlines for education funding information, one might conclude that America's schools suffer from a perpetual fiscal crisis, every year perched precariously on the brink of financial ruin, never knowing whether there will be sufficient funding to continue operating. Budgetary shortfalls, school district bankruptcies,…

  12. Oklahoma's Advanced School Funding.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Green, Gary

    A new means of funding school operations known as advanced school funding allows Oklahoma schools financing during the temporary cash shortfalls. The program consists of the Oklahoma Development Authority issuing revenue bonds purchased by E. F. Hutton and Company, Inc., which then sells the tax free bonds to investors throughout the country. A…

  13. Orphan spin operators enable the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D magic angle spinning solid-state NMR spectra

    PubMed Central

    Gopinath, T.; Veglia, Gianluigi

    2013-01-01

    We propose a general method that enables the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D solid-state NMR spectra for U-13C, 15N-labeled proteins. This method, called MEIOSIS (Multiple ExperIments via Orphan SpIn operatorS), makes it possible to detect four coherence transfer pathways simultaneously, utilizing orphan (i.e., neglected) spin operators of nuclear spin polarization generated during 15N-13C cross polarization (CP). In the MEIOSIS experiments, two phase-encoded free-induction decays are decoded into independent nuclear polarization pathways using Hadamard transformations. As a proof of principle, we show the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D spectra of U-13C, 15N-labeled microcrystalline ubiquitin. Hadamard decoding of CP coherences into multiple independent spin operators is a new concept in solid-state NMR and is extendable to many other multidimensional experiments. The MEIOSIS method will increase the throughput of solid-state NMR techniques for microcrystalline proteins, membrane proteins, and protein fibrils. PMID:23676036

  14. Orphan spin operators enable the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D magic angle spinning solid-state NMR spectra

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gopinath, T.; Veglia, Gianluigi

    2013-05-01

    We propose a general method that enables the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D solid-state NMR spectra for U-13C, 15N-labeled proteins. This method, called MEIOSIS (Multiple ExperIments via Orphan SpIn operatorS), makes it possible to detect four coherence transfer pathways simultaneously, utilizing orphan (i.e., neglected) spin operators of nuclear spin polarization generated during 15N-13C cross polarization (CP). In the MEIOSIS experiments, two phase-encoded free-induction decays are decoded into independent nuclear polarization pathways using Hadamard transformations. As a proof of principle, we show the acquisition of multiple 2D and 3D spectra of U-13C, 15N-labeled microcrystalline ubiquitin. Hadamard decoding of CP coherences into multiple independent spin operators is a new concept in solid-state NMR and is extendable to many other multidimensional experiments. The MEIOSIS method will increase the throughput of solid-state NMR techniques for microcrystalline proteins, membrane proteins, and protein fibrils.

  15. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-3 - Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Special considerations... Negotiation 970.1504-1-3 Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. (a) For the management... contracted effort; (3) Facilities capital or capital equipment acquisition plans; (4) Other funding needs,...

  16. DCB Funding

    Cancer.gov

    The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) funds and supports extramural basic research that investigates the fundamental biology behind cancer. Find out more about DCB's grants process and funding opportunities.

  17. Development and operation of a real-time data acquisition system for the NASA-LaRC differential absorption lidar

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Butler, C.

    1985-01-01

    Computer hardware and software of the NASA multipurpose differential absorption lidar (DIAL) sysatem were improved. The NASA DIAL system is undergoing development and experimental deployment for remote measurement of atmospheric trace gas concentration from ground and aircraft platforms. A viable DIAL system was developed with the capability of remotely measuring O3 and H2O concentrations from an aircraft platform. Test flights were successfully performed on board the NASA/Goddard Flight Center Electra aircraft from 1980 to 1984. Improvements on the DIAL data acquisition system (DAS) are described.

  18. 48 CFR 2932.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2013-10-01 2012-10-01 true Contract funding requirements. 2932.703 Section 2932.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 2932.703 Contract funding requirements....

  19. 48 CFR 432.770 - USDA specific funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false USDA specific funding limitations. 432.770 Section 432.770 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.770 USDA specific funding limitations....

  20. 48 CFR 2932.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 2932.703 Section 2932.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 2932.703 Contract funding requirements....

  1. 48 CFR 432.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 432.703 Section 432.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.703 Contract funding requirements....

  2. 48 CFR 632.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 632.703 Section 632.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF STATE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 632.703 Contract funding requirements....

  3. 48 CFR 432.770 - USDA specific funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false USDA specific funding limitations. 432.770 Section 432.770 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.770 USDA specific funding limitations....

  4. 48 CFR 432.703 - Contract funding requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contract funding requirements. 432.703 Section 432.703 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.703 Contract funding requirements....

  5. 24 CFR 965.305 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... LEASED PROJECTS-GENERAL PROVISIONS Energy Audits and Energy Conservation Measures § 965.305 Funding. (a... performing energy audits, shall be funded from operating funds of the PHA to the extent feasible. When... modernization program, for funding from any available development funds in the case of projects still...

  6. 24 CFR 965.305 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... LEASED PROJECTS-GENERAL PROVISIONS Energy Audits and Energy Conservation Measures § 965.305 Funding. (a... performing energy audits, shall be funded from operating funds of the PHA to the extent feasible. When... modernization program, for funding from any available development funds in the case of projects still...

  7. NASA Historical Data Book. Volume 6; NASA Space Applications, Aeronautics and Space Research and Technology, Tracking and Data Acquisition/Support Operations, Commercial Programs and

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rumerman, Judy A.

    2000-01-01

    This sixth volume of the NASA Historical Data Book is a continuation of those earlier efforts. This fundamental reference tool presents information, much of it statistical, documenting the development of several critical areas of NASA responsibility for the period between 1979 and 1988. This volume includes detailed information on the space applications effort, the development and operation of aeronautics and space research and technology programs, tracking and data acquisition/space operations, commercial programs, facilities and installations, personnel, and finances and procurement during this era. Special thanks are owed to the student research assistants who gathered and input much of the tabular material-a particularly tedious undertaking. There are numerous people at NASA associated with historical study, technical information, and the mechanics of publishing who helped in myriad ways in the preparation of this historical data book.

  8. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, E. C. (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    Archival reports on developments in programs managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA) are given. Space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy, activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) and its associated Ground Communications Facility (GCF) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations are reported. Also included is TDA-funded activity at JPL on data and information systems and reimbursable Deep Space Network (DSN) work performed for other space agencies through NASA.

  9. 76 FR 75600 - Port Rail Link, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Lines of Union Pacific Railroad...

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    2011-12-02

    ... Union Pacific Railroad Company and The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Port Rail Link, Inc... Harbor and Terminal District (the District), operator ] of the Port of Lake Charles (the Port),...

  10. 75 FR 14243 - Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-City of Keokuk, IA

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-24

    ... of Keokuk, IA Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc. (PRIM), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from the City of Keokuk, IA and to operate approximately...

  11. 76 FR 56004 - Mannheim Armitage Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Certain Trackage Rights of J...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-09

    ... Trackage Rights of J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. in Melrose Park, Cook County, IL Mannheim Armitage Railway... acquire from J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. (Anderson) and operate 1.006 miles, including 431 feet of...

  12. Chaos-Entropy Analysis and Acquisition of Individuality and Proficiency of Human Operator's Skill Using a Neural Controller

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kawazoe, Yoshihiko; Ikura, Yoshiaki; Uchiyama, Keiji; Kaise, Toru

    The emergence of intelligence in an autonomous robot exists in the dexterity of humans or creatures as complex systems and research and development procedures along this approach seems necessary for realization of an intellectual robot. However, although strict judgment is required during stabilizing control of an unstable system, such as an inverted pendulum on a cart by human operators, it is assumed that human operators exhibit complex behavior intermittently. A previous paper investigated the skill of a human operator and investigated the formation of a complex system in the learning process of human operators with objects difficult to control. It also considered the mechanism of robustness of human operators against such a disturbance. The current paper shows that the neural network controller identified from time series data of each trial of several operators exhibits the human-generated decision-making characteristics with the chaos and a large amount of disorder. It also confirms that the estimated degrees of freedom of motion increases and the estimated amount of disorder decreases with an increase of proficiency. In addision, this paper shows that the agreement between the neural control simulation and the experimental results of neural control for the degrees of freedom of motion and the entropy ratio is particularly good when the simulated wave form and the measured wave form are similar in appearance.

  13. 77 FR 65446 - Decatur Junction Railway Co.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Illinois Central...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-26

    ...--Line of Illinois Central Railroad Company Decatur Junction Railway Co. (DJR), a Class III rail carrier... Railroad Company (IC), and to operate, approximately 4.4 miles of rail line between milepost 745.54 near Elwin and milepost 749.94 near Decatur, in Macon County, Ill. (the Line). DJR currently leases from...

  14. Self-Operated Verbal Instructions for People with Intellectual and Visual Disabilities: Using Instruction Clusters after Task Acquisition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lancioni, Giulio E.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Oliva, Doretta

    2001-01-01

    Three adults with intellectual and visual disabilities were taught vocationally relevant tasks through the use of a self-operated verbal instruction system. Data showed that during the training all participants achieved percentages of correct task performance exceeding 90. Use of instructional clusters was effective in maintaining high levels of…

  15. 78 FR 28289 - Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Acquisition of Operating Easement-CSX Transportation, Inc.

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-14

    ..., non-assignable railroad operating easement over: 1. The location of the railroad at-grade crossing, at... IC tracks, together with appurtenances (other than the CSXT tracks outside the crossing) and related interlocking (Leewood Crossing); and 2. The location of the railroad at-grade crossing, at or near...

  16. 75 FR 2580 - Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-North Carolina State Ports...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-15

    ... Railroad Co.'s (MHSF) lease with the North Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) and to operate approximately 0.87 miles of SPA's rail lines as follows: (1) From milepost 0.0 to milepost 0.87 at Gallants... railroad tracks owned or leased by SPA (or previously owned or leased by North Carolina Ports...

  17. 75 FR 68398 - Golden Triangle Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Golden Triangle Railroad Company

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ...) and to operate approximately 8.6 miles of rail line between milepost 8.6 (Trinity, Miss.) and milepost 0.0 (Triangle Jct., Miss.), including the side track at Bell Avenue in Lowndes County, Miss.; and (2... to continue to interchange traffic (1) at Columbus, Miss., with Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway,...

  18. 76 FR 31678 - Saratoga and North Creek Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Delaware and Hudson...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-01

    ... Delaware and Hudson Railway Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific (CP) a permanent and exclusive freight... approximately 3.2 miles of operating rights for the purpose of interchange with CP between Adirondack Branch milepost 39.44 and CP's yard at Saratoga Springs located at Canadian Subdivision milepost 35.\\3\\ The...

  19. Missing Funds

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hassenpflug, Ann

    2012-01-01

    A high school drama coach informs assistant principal Laura Madison that the money students earned through fund-raising activities seems to have vanished and that the male assistant principal may be involved in the disappearance of the funds. Laura has to determine how to address this situation. She considers her past experiences with problematic…

  20. 33. Perimeter acquisition radar building room #320, perimeter acquisition radar ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    33. Perimeter acquisition radar building room #320, perimeter acquisition radar operations center (PAROC), contains the tactical command and control group equipment required to control the par site. Showing spacetrack monitor console - Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, Perimeter Acquisition Radar Building, Limited Access Area, between Limited Access Patrol Road & Service Road A, Nekoma, Cavalier County, ND

  1. 48 CFR 3452.232-71 - Incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Incremental funding. 3452... 3452.232-71 Incremental funding. As prescribed in 3452.771, insert the following provision in solicitations: Incremental Funding (AUG 1987) (a) Sufficient funds are not presently available to cover...

  2. 26 CFR 1.381(c)(1)-1 - Net operating loss carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...) 1956 ($35,000) ($5,000) Ending 12-16-57 (30,000) xxx 1957 xxx 36,500 (ii) The aggregate of the net... Corporation (acquirer) 1954 ($5,000) xxx 1955 (15,000) xxx 1956 (10,000) $20,000 1957 xxx 40,000 (ii) The...-56 (1,000) (9,000) xxx 1956 xxx xxx 73,200 (ii) The aggregate of the net operating loss carryovers...

  3. 26 CFR 1.381(c)(1)-1 - Net operating loss carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...) 1956 ($35,000) ($5,000) Ending 12-16-57 (30,000) xxx 1957 xxx 36,500 (ii) The aggregate of the net... Corporation (acquirer) 1954 ($5,000) xxx 1955 (15,000) xxx 1956 (10,000) $20,000 1957 xxx 40,000 (ii) The...-56 (1,000) (9,000) xxx 1956 xxx xxx 73,200 (ii) The aggregate of the net operating loss carryovers...

  4. Expert systems technology applied to instrument operation and data acquisition of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (TQMS)

    SciTech Connect

    Wong, C.M.

    1984-01-01

    This presentation covers the work done at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by some computer programmers and analytical chemists specializing in mass spectrometry to develop an expert system for real-time tuning and optimization of operations of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (TQMS). This capability is important to increase the sensitivity possible for selected compounds throughout the entire mass range of the instrument, rather than settling for the traditional normalized calibration which lowers sensitivity at both ends of the mass scale.

  5. 26 CFR 1.381(c)(1)-1 - Net operating loss carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...) 1956 ($35,000) ($5,000) Ending 12-16-57 (30,000) xxx 1957 xxx 36,500 (ii) The aggregate of the net... Corporation (acquirer) 1954 ($5,000) xxx 1955 (15,000) xxx 1956 (10,000) $20,000 1957 xxx 40,000 (ii) The...-56 (1,000) (9,000) xxx 1956 xxx xxx 73,200 (ii) The aggregate of the net operating loss carryovers...

  6. 26 CFR 1.381(c)(1)-1 - Net operating loss carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...) 1956 ($35,000) ($5,000) Ending 12-16-57 (30,000) xxx 1957 xxx 36,500 (ii) The aggregate of the net... Corporation (acquirer) 1954 ($5,000) xxx 1955 (15,000) xxx 1956 (10,000) $20,000 1957 xxx 40,000 (ii) The...-56 (1,000) (9,000) xxx 1956 xxx xxx 73,200 (ii) The aggregate of the net operating loss carryovers...

  7. 26 CFR 1.381(c)(1)-1 - Net operating loss carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...) 1956 ($35,000) ($5,000) Ending 12-16-57 (30,000) xxx 1957 xxx 36,500 (ii) The aggregate of the net... Corporation (acquirer) 1954 ($5,000) xxx 1955 (15,000) xxx 1956 (10,000) $20,000 1957 xxx 40,000 (ii) The...-56 (1,000) (9,000) xxx 1956 xxx xxx 73,200 (ii) The aggregate of the net operating loss carryovers...

  8. Theory and operation of the real-time data acquisition system for the NASA-LaRC differential absorption lidar (DIAL)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Butler, C.

    1986-01-01

    The improvement of computer hardware and software of the NASA Multipurpose Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system is documented. The NASA DIAL system is undergoing development and experimental deployment at NASA Langley Research Center for the remote measurement of atmospheric trace gas concentrations from ground and aircraft platforms. A viable DIAL system was developed capable of remotely measuring O3 and H2O concentrations from an aircraft platform. Test flights of the DIAL system were successfully performed onboard the NASA Goddard Flight Center Electra aircraft from 1980 to 1985. The DIAL Data Acquisition System has undergone a number of improvements over the past few years. These improvements have now been field tested. The theory behind a real time computer system as it applies to the needs of the DIAL system is discussed. This report is designed to be used as an operational manual for the DIAL DAS.

  9. Theory and operation of the real-time data acquisition system for the NASA-LaRC differential absorption lidar (DIAL)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Butler, Carolyn; Spencer, Randall

    1988-01-01

    The improvement of computer hardware and software of the NASA Multipurpose Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system is documented. The NASA DIAL system has undergone development and experimental deployment at NASA/Langley Res. Center for the remote measurement of atmospheric trace gas concentrations from ground and aircraft platforms. A viable DIAL system was developed capable of remotely measuring O3 and H2O concentrations from an aircraft platform. The DIAL Data Acquisition System (DAS) has undergone a number of improvements also. Due to the participation of the DIAL in the Global Tropospheric Experiment, modifications and improvements of the system were tested and used both in the lab and in air. Therefore, this is an operational manual for the DIAL DAS.

  10. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, Edward C. (Editor)

    1992-01-01

    Archival reports on developments in programs managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL's) Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA) are published in the TDA Progress Report. In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), the TDA Progress Report reports on implementation and operations for searching the microwave spectrum. In solar system radar, it reports on the uses of the Goldstone Solar System Radar for scientific exploration of the planets, their rings and satellites, asteroids, and comets. In radio astronomy, the areas of support include spectroscopy, very long baseline interferometry, and astrometry. These three programs are performed for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA), with the Office of Space Operations funding DSN operational support.

  11. Funds Allocation and Expenditures under the Education Block Grant. A Special Issue Report from the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Apling, Richard; Padilla, Christine L.

    This document presents the findings from one aspect of the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981. The report examines the distribution of funds to school districts under Chapter 2, the federal education block grant. The introductory chapter reviews findings from early studies…

  12. Application of an automation system and a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the optimal operation of a membrane adsorption hybrid system.

    PubMed

    Smith, P J; Vigneswaran, S; Ngo, H H; Nguyen, H T; Ben-Aim, R

    2006-01-01

    The application of automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to municipal water and wastewater treatment plants is rapidly increasing. However, the application of these systems is less frequent in the research and development phases of emerging treatment technologies used in these industries. This study involved the implementation of automation and a SCADA system to the submerged membrane adsorption hybrid system for use in a semi-pilot scale research project. An incremental approach was used in the development of the automation and SCADA systems, leading to the development of two new control systems. The first system developed involved closed loop control of the backwash initiation, based upon a pressure increase, leading to productivity improvements as the backwash is only activated when required, not at a fixed time. This system resulted in a 40% reduction in the number of backwashes required and also enabled optimised operations under unsteady concentrations of wastewater. The second system developed involved closed loop control of the backwash duration, whereby the backwash was terminated when the pressure reached a steady state. This system resulted in a reduction of the duration of the backwash of up to 25% and enabled optimised operations as the foulant build-up within the reactor increased. PMID:16722068

  13. Practice makes perfect? The role of simulation-based deliberate practice and script-based mental rehearsal in the acquisition and maintenance of operative neurosurgical skills.

    PubMed

    Marcus, Hani; Vakharia, Vejay; Kirkman, Matthew A; Murphy, Mary; Nandi, Dipankar

    2013-01-01

    Despite significant advances in technology and intraoperative techniques over the last century, operations on the brain and spinal cord continue to carry a significant risk of serious morbidity or mortality. Potentially avoidable technical errors are well recognized as contributing to poor surgical outcome. Surgical education is undergoing overwhelming change, in part as a result of changes in the economic, political, social, cultural, and technological climates in which it operates. Shortened training, reductions in the working week, economic difficulties, and increasing emphasis on patient safety have required educators to radically rethink the way in which surgical education is delivered. This has resulted in the development of simulation technology, mental script-based rehearsal, and simulation-based deliberate practice. Although these tools and techniques are garnering increasing evidence for their efficacy, the evidence for their use in neurosurgery is somewhat more limited. Here, we review the theory behind these tools and techniques and their application to neurosurgery. We conclude that further research into the utility of these tools and techniques is essential for determining their widespread adoption. If they ultimately prove to be successful, they may have a central role in neurosurgical training in the 21st century, improving the acquisition of technical skills in a specialty in which a technical error can result in grave consequences.

  14. National Ignition Facility project acquisition plan

    SciTech Connect

    Callaghan, R.W.

    1996-04-01

    The purpose of this National Ignition Facility Acquisition Plan is to describe the overall procurement strategy planned for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project. The scope of the plan describes the procurement activities and acquisition strategy for the following phases of the NIF Project, each of which receives either plant and capital equipment (PACE) or other project cost (OPC) funds: Title 1 and 2 design and Title 3 engineering (PACE); Optics manufacturing facilitization and pilot production (OPC); Convention facility construction (PACE); Procurement, installation, and acceptance testing of equipment (PACE); and Start-up (OPC). Activities that are part of the base Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program are not included in this plan. The University of California (UC), operating Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Lockheed-Martin, which operates Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (UR-LLE), will conduct the acquisition of needed products and services in support of their assigned responsibilities within the NIF Project structure in accordance with their prime contracts with the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL, designated as the lead Laboratory, will have responsibility for all procurements required for construction, installation, activation, and startup of the NIF.

  15. Preliminary evaluation of the University of South Florida Mobile Data Acquisition System, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Versatile Data Acquisition System, and the Autologger Vehicle User Survey System produced by Instrumental Solutions of Ottawa, Canada for the Site Operator Program Field Data Collection

    SciTech Connect

    Kiser, D.M.; Richardson, R.A.

    1993-09-01

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) Site Operator Program, is currently composed of thirteen Site Operators. In addition to operating electric vehicles for demonstration of the technology, the Site Operators also perform operational field testing. Data collected by the programs are input to the Site Operator Database at each site and transmitted, periodically, to the database at the INEL. As the program has expanded, some Site Operators have begun operating vehicles at sites remote from their offices. With the advent of these expanded test programs, it is necessary to consider in-vehicle, automated data acquisition systems. Three of these in-vehicle, data acquisition systems have been designed and constructed: The Mobile Data Acquisition System (MDAS) was designed and constructed by Sigma TecSystems, Inc. located in Tampa, Florida. The Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS) was designed and constructed at the INEL under the guidance of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle (EHV) Program. The AUTOLOGGER Vehicle User Survey System produced by Instrumental Solutions of Ottawa, ON. Because the USF MDAS is a new system proposed for use by the Site Operator Program, the purpose of this report is to provide a preliminary evaluation of the MDAS by comparing the system to the proven VDAS. Data used to perform the comparison was acquired by a review of the MDAS literature provided by the USF, and by a demonstration of the MDAS and its performance, provided by the USF to INEL personnel. A brief discussion of the AUTOLOGGER is also included, for comparison, because it is being used by Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the Site Operator Program participants who recommends the unit as a good system.

  16. 48 CFR 1336.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design within funding limitations. 1336.609-1 Section 1336.609-1 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE... Services 1336.609-1 Design within funding limitations. The designee authorized to make the...

  17. 48 CFR 436.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Design within funding limitations. 436.609-1 Section 436.609-1 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... 436.609-1 Design within funding limitations. (a) Should the head of the contracting activity appoint...

  18. 48 CFR 1336.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design within funding limitations. 1336.609-1 Section 1336.609-1 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE... Services 1336.609-1 Design within funding limitations. The designee authorized to make the...

  19. 48 CFR 436.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design within funding limitations. 436.609-1 Section 436.609-1 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... 436.609-1 Design within funding limitations. (a) Should the head of the contracting activity appoint...

  20. 48 CFR 1615.470 - Carrier investment of FEHB funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Carrier investment of FEHB funds. 1615.470 Section 1615.470 Federal Acquisition Regulations System OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT... FEHB funds to the special reserve on behalf of the FEHB Program. If a carrier, for any reason, fails...

  1. 48 CFR 3432.704 - Limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Limitation of cost or funds. 3432.704 Section 3432.704 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Limitation of cost or funds. (a) Under the circumstances in FAR 32.704(a)(1), the contractor shall submit...

  2. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, E. C. (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    Archival reports are given on developments in programs managed by JPL's Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA), including space communications, radio navigation, radio science, ground-based radio and radar astronomy, and the Deep Space Network (DSN) and its associated Ground Communications Facility (GCF) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations. Also included is TDA-funded activity at JPL on data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), implementation and operations for searching the microwave spectrum are reported. Use of the Goldstone Solar System Radar for scientific exploration of the planets, their rings and satellites, asteroids, and comets are discussed.

  3. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, Edward C. (Editor)

    1992-01-01

    This quarterly publication provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL's Office Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA). In space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy, it reports on activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) in planning, in supporting research and technology, in implementation, and in operations. Also included is standards activity at JPL for space data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. The preceding work is all performed for NASA's Office of Space Operations (OSO). The TDA Office also performs work funded by two other NASA program offices through and with the cooperation of the OSO. These are the Orbital Debris Radar Program and 21st Century Communication Studies.

  4. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yuen, Joseph H. (Editor)

    1995-01-01

    This quarterly publiction provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL Telecommunications and Mission Operations Directorate (TMOD), which now includes the former communications and Data Acquisition (TDA) Office. In space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy, it reports on activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations. Also included are standards activity at JPL for space data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. The Orbital Debris Radar Program, funded by the Office of Space Systems Development, makes use of the planetary radar capability when the antennas are configured at science instruments making direct observations of planets, their satellites, and asteroids of our solar system.

  5. Mutual Funds.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dessoff, Alan L.

    1993-01-01

    There is good reason for college fund raisers and business officers to collaborate on common financial interests. Communication is a key element of such cooperation. Other needs include agreement on accounting and reporting of institutional finances, agreement on stewardship of gifts (particularly with restrictions or endowments), and common…

  6. Rapid acquisition of operant conditioning in 5-day-old rat pups: a new technique articulating suckling-related motor activity and milk reinforcement.

    PubMed

    Arias, Carlos; Spear, Norman E; Molina, Juan Carlos; Molina, Agustin; Molina, Juan Carlos

    2007-09-01

    Newborn rats are capable of obtaining milk by attaching to a surrogate nipple. During this procedure pups show a gradual increase in head and forelimb movements oriented towards the artificial device that are similar to those observed during nipple attachment. In the present study the probability of execution of these behaviors was analyzed as a function of their contingency with intraoral milk infusion using brief training procedures (15 min). Five-day-old pups were positioned in a smooth surface having access to a touch-sensitive sensor. Physical contact with the sensor activated an infusion pump which served to deliver intraoral milk reinforcement (Paired group). Yoked controls received the reinforcer when Paired neonates touched the sensor. Paired pups trained under a continuous reinforcement schedule emitted significantly more responses than Yoked controls following two (Experiment 1) or one training session (Experiment 2). These differences were also observed during an extinction session conducted immediately after training. The level of maternal deprivation before training (3 or 6 hr) or the volume of milk delivered (1.0 or 1.5 microl per pulse) did not affect acquisition or extinction performances. In addition, it was observed that the rate of responding of Paired pups during the early phase of the extinction session significantly predicted subsequent levels of acceptance of the reinforcer. These results indicate that the frequency of suckling-related behaviors can be rapidly modified by means of associative operant processes. The operant procedure here described represents an alternative tool for the ontogenetic analysis of self-administration or behavior processes of seeking.

  7. 50 CFR 80.96 - May an agency use Federal funds without using match?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... State fish and wildlife agency must not draw down any Federal funds for a grant-funded project under the...) The grantee draws down Federal grant funds to pay for construction, including land acquisition; (2) An... draws down Federal funds in greater proportion to the use of match than total Federal funds bear...

  8. 50 CFR 80.96 - May an agency use Federal funds without using match?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... State fish and wildlife agency must not draw down any Federal funds for a grant-funded project under the...) The grantee draws down Federal grant funds to pay for construction, including land acquisition; (2) An... draws down Federal funds in greater proportion to the use of match than total Federal funds bear...

  9. 17 CFR 270.12d1-1 - Exemptions for investments in money market funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.12d1-1 Section 270.12d1-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... Exemptions for investments in money market funds. (a) Exemptions for acquisition of money market fund shares... issued by a money market fund; and (2) A money market fund, any principal underwriter thereof, and...

  10. 17 CFR 270.12d1-1 - Exemptions for investments in money market funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.12d1-1 Section 270.12d1-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... Exemptions for investments in money market funds. (a) Exemptions for acquisition of money market fund shares... issued by a money market fund; and (2) A money market fund, any principal underwriter thereof, and...

  11. 17 CFR 270.12d1-1 - Exemptions for investments in money market funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.12d1-1 Section 270.12d1-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... Exemptions for investments in money market funds. (a) Exemptions for acquisition of money market fund shares... issued by a money market fund; and (2) A money market fund, any principal underwriter thereof, and...

  12. 17 CFR 270.12d1-1 - Exemptions for investments in money market funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.12d1-1 Section 270.12d1-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... Exemptions for investments in money market funds. (a) Exemptions for acquisition of money market fund shares... issued by a money market fund; and (2) A money market fund, any principal underwriter thereof, and...

  13. 17 CFR 270.12d1-1 - Exemptions for investments in money market funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.12d1-1 Section 270.12d1-1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... Exemptions for investments in money market funds. (a) Exemptions for acquisition of money market fund shares... issued by a money market fund; and (2) A money market fund, any principal underwriter thereof, and...

  14. Acquisitions Allocations: Fairness, Equity and Bundled Pricing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Packer, Donna

    2001-01-01

    Examined the effect of an interdisciplinary Web-based citation database with full text, the ProQuest Research Library, on the Western State University library's acquisitions allocation plan. Used list price of full-text journals to calculate increases in acquisitions funding. A list of articles discussing formula allocation is appended.…

  15. Airborne data acquisition techniques

    SciTech Connect

    Arro, A.A.

    1980-01-01

    The introduction of standards on acceptable procedures for assessing building heat loss has created a dilemma for the contractor performing airborne thermographic surveys. These standards impose specifications on instrumentation, data acquisition, recording, interpretation, and presentation. Under the standard, the contractor has both the obligation of compliance and the requirement of offering his services at a reasonable price. This paper discusses the various aspects of data acquisition for airborne thermographic surveys and various techniques to reduce the costs of this operation. These techniques include the calculation of flight parameters for economical data acquisition, the selection and use of maps for mission planning, and the use of meteorological forecasts for flight scheduling and the actual execution of the mission. The proper consideration of these factors will result in a cost effective data acquisition and will place the contractor in a very competitive position in offering airborne thermographic survey services.

  16. 48 CFR 432.770 - USDA specific funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false USDA specific funding... CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.770 USDA specific funding limitations. (a) The USDA is authorized to subscribe for newspapers as may be necessary to carry out its...

  17. 48 CFR 432.770 - USDA specific funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false USDA specific funding... CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.770 USDA specific funding limitations. (a) The USDA is authorized to subscribe for newspapers as may be necessary to carry out its...

  18. 48 CFR 432.770 - USDA specific funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false USDA specific funding... CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 432.770 USDA specific funding limitations. (a) The USDA is authorized to subscribe for newspapers as may be necessary to carry out its...

  19. 48 CFR 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Design Within Funding....236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations. As prescribed in 36.609-1(c), insert the following clause: Design Within Funding Limitations (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor shall accomplish the design...

  20. 48 CFR 3452.232-71 - Incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Incremental funding. 3452....232-71 Incremental funding. As prescribed in 3432.705-2, insert the following provision in solicitations if a cost-reimbursement contract using incremental funding is contemplated: Incremental...

  1. 48 CFR 36.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Design within funding... Services 36.609-1 Design within funding limitations. (a) The Government may require the architect-engineer... limit (funding limitation). If the price of construction proposed in response to a...

  2. 48 CFR 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Design Within Funding....236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations. As prescribed in 36.609-1(c), insert the following clause: Design Within Funding Limitations (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor shall accomplish the design...

  3. 48 CFR 1852.232-81 - Contract funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Contract funding. 1852.232... 1852.232-81 Contract funding. As prescribed in 1832.705-270(b), insert the following clause: Contract Funding (JUN 1990) (a) For purposes of payment of cost, exclusive of fee, in accordance with...

  4. 48 CFR 1852.232-81 - Contract funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Contract funding. 1852.232... 1852.232-81 Contract funding. As prescribed in 1832.705-270(b), insert the following clause: Contract Funding (JUN 1990) (a) For purposes of payment of cost, exclusive of fee, in accordance with...

  5. 48 CFR 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design Within Funding....236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations. As prescribed in 36.609-1(c), insert the following clause: Design Within Funding Limitations (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor shall accomplish the design...

  6. 48 CFR 1852.232-81 - Contract funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Contract funding. 1852.232... 1852.232-81 Contract funding. As prescribed in 1832.705-270(b), insert the following clause: Contract Funding (JUN 1990) (a) For purposes of payment of cost, exclusive of fee, in accordance with...

  7. 48 CFR 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design Within Funding....236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations. As prescribed in 36.609-1(c), insert the following clause: Design Within Funding Limitations (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor shall accomplish the design...

  8. 48 CFR 3452.232-71 - Incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Incremental funding. 3452....232-71 Incremental funding. As prescribed in 3432.705-2, insert the following provision in solicitations if a cost-reimbursement contract using incremental funding is contemplated: Incremental...

  9. 48 CFR 1852.232-81 - Contract funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contract funding. 1852.232... 1852.232-81 Contract funding. As prescribed in 1832.705-270(b), insert the following clause: Contract Funding (JUN 1990) (a) For purposes of payment of cost, exclusive of fee, in accordance with...

  10. 48 CFR 36.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Design within funding... Services 36.609-1 Design within funding limitations. (a) The Government may require the architect-engineer... limit (funding limitation). If the price of construction proposed in response to a...

  11. 48 CFR 3452.232-71 - Incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2013-10-01 2012-10-01 true Incremental funding. 3452....232-71 Incremental funding. As prescribed in 3432.705-2, insert the following provision in solicitations if a cost-reimbursement contract using incremental funding is contemplated: Incremental...

  12. 48 CFR 1852.232-81 - Contract funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Contract funding. 1852.232... 1852.232-81 Contract funding. As prescribed in 1832.705-270(b), insert the following clause: Contract Funding (JUN 1990) (a) For purposes of payment of cost, exclusive of fee, in accordance with...

  13. 48 CFR 3452.232-71 - Incremental funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Incremental funding. 3452....232-71 Incremental funding. As prescribed in 3432.705-2, insert the following provision in solicitations if a cost-reimbursement contract using incremental funding is contemplated: Incremental...

  14. 34 CFR 366.30 - What are earmarked funds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ..., the amount of State funds that were earmarked by a State to support the general operation of centers... funds; or (4) Social Security Administration reimbursement funds. (b) For purposes of this...

  15. 48 CFR 232.704-70 - Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. 232.704-70 Section 232.704-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... Contract Funding 232.704-70 Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. (a) Upon receipt of the...

  16. 48 CFR 232.704-70 - Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. 232.704-70 Section 232.704-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... Contract Funding 232.704-70 Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. (a) Upon receipt of the...

  17. 48 CFR 232.704-70 - Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. 232.704-70 Section 232.704-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... Contract Funding 232.704-70 Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. (a) Upon receipt of the...

  18. Telecommunications and data acquisition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Renzetti, N. A. (Editor)

    1981-01-01

    Deep Space Network progress in flight project support, tracking and data acquisition research and technology, network engineering, hardware and software implementation, and operations is reported. In addition, developments in Earth based radio technology as applied to geodynamics, astrophysics, and the radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence are reported.

  19. 40 CFR 280.102 - Trust fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 26 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Trust fund. 280.102 Section 280.102...) Financial Responsibility § 280.102 Trust fund. (a) An owner or operator may satisfy the requirements of § 280.93 by establishing a trust fund that conforms to the requirements of this section. The...

  20. 28 CFR 23.30 - Funding guidelines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Funding guidelines. 23.30 Section 23.30 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES § 23.30 Funding guidelines. The following funding guidelines shall apply to all Crime Control Act...

  1. 7 CFR 285.2 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Funding. 285.2 Section 285.2 Agriculture Regulations... OF PUERTO RICO § 285.2 Funding. (a) FNS shall, consistent with the plan of operation required by... nutrition assistance program eligible for funding, whichever is less, for that fiscal year. (c) FNS...

  2. 28 CFR 23.30 - Funding guidelines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Funding guidelines. 23.30 Section 23.30 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES § 23.30 Funding guidelines. The following funding guidelines shall apply to all Crime Control Act...

  3. 28 CFR 23.30 - Funding guidelines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Funding guidelines. 23.30 Section 23.30 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES § 23.30 Funding guidelines. The following funding guidelines shall apply to all Crime Control Act...

  4. 28 CFR 23.30 - Funding guidelines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Funding guidelines. 23.30 Section 23.30 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES § 23.30 Funding guidelines. The following funding guidelines shall apply to all Crime Control Act...

  5. 7 CFR 285.2 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Funding. 285.2 Section 285.2 Agriculture Regulations... OF PUERTO RICO § 285.2 Funding. (a) FNS shall, consistent with the plan of operation required by... nutrition assistance program eligible for funding, whichever is less, for that fiscal year. (c) FNS...

  6. 7 CFR 285.2 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Funding. 285.2 Section 285.2 Agriculture Regulations... OF PUERTO RICO § 285.2 Funding. (a) FNS shall, consistent with the plan of operation required by... nutrition assistance program eligible for funding, whichever is less, for that fiscal year. (c) FNS...

  7. 7 CFR 285.2 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Funding. 285.2 Section 285.2 Agriculture Regulations... OF PUERTO RICO § 285.2 Funding. (a) FNS shall, consistent with the plan of operation required by... nutrition assistance program eligible for funding, whichever is less, for that fiscal year. (c) FNS...

  8. 7 CFR 285.2 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Funding. 285.2 Section 285.2 Agriculture Regulations... OF PUERTO RICO § 285.2 Funding. (a) FNS shall, consistent with the plan of operation required by... nutrition assistance program eligible for funding, whichever is less, for that fiscal year. (c) FNS...

  9. A Systematic Review of Cost-Sharing Strategies Used within Publicly-Funded Drug Plans in Member Countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

    PubMed Central

    Barnieh, Lianne; Clement, Fiona; Harris, Anthony; Blom, Marja; Donaldson, Cam; Klarenbach, Scott; Husereau, Don; Lorenzetti, Diane; Manns, Braden

    2014-01-01

    Background Publicly-funded drug plans vary in strategies used and policies employed to reduce continually increasing pharmaceutical expenditures. We systematically reviewed the utilization of cost-sharing strategies and physician-directed prescribing regulations in publicly-funded formularies within member nations of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Methods & Findings Using the OECD nations as the sampling frame, a search for cost-sharing strategies and physician-directed prescribing regulations was done using published and grey literature. Collected data was verified by a system expert within the prescription drug insurance plan in each country, to ensure the accuracy of key data elements across plans. Significant variation in the use of cost-sharing mechanisms was seen. Copayments were the most commonly used cost-containment measure, though their use and amount varied for those with certain conditions, most often chronic diseases (in 17 countries), and by socio-economic status (either income or employment status), or with age (in 15 countries). Caps and deductibles were only used by five systems. Drug cost-containment strategies targeting physicians were also identified in 24 countries, including guideline-based prescribing, prescription monitoring and incentive structures. Conclusions There was variable use of cost-containment strategies to limit pharmaceutical expenditures in publicly funded formularies within OECD countries. Further research is needed to determine the best approach to constrain costs while maintaining access to pharmaceutical drugs. PMID:24618721

  10. The Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Posner, Edward C. (Editor)

    1993-01-01

    This quarterly publication provides archival reports on developments in programs managed by JPL's Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition (TDA) in the following areas: space communications, radio navigation, radio science, and ground-based radio and radar astronomy. This document also reports on the activities of the Deep Space Network (DSN) in planning, supporting research and technology, implementation, and operations. Also included are standards activity at JPL for space data and information systems and reimbursable DSN work performed for other space agencies through NASA. The preceding work is all performed for NASA's Office of Space Communications (OSC). The TDA Office also performs work funded by another NASA program office through and with the cooperation of OSC. This is the Orbital Debris Radar Program with the Office of Space Systems Development.

  11. 12 CFR 615.5110 - Authority to issue (other funding).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Authority to issue (other funding). 615.5110... AFFAIRS, LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS, AND FUNDING OPERATIONS Other Funding § 615.5110 Authority to issue (other funding). Any Farm Credit bank may issue Farm Credit Investment Bonds directly to those...

  12. Fraud at the Global Fund? A viewpoint.

    PubMed

    Brown, Jonathan C; Griekspoor, Wilfred

    2013-01-01

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has contributed to remarkable health improvements in the three diseases since its creation in 2002. However, media reports about "astonishing losses" and fraud in Fund programs in 2011 caused several donors to suspend funding. The Fund's annual round of new financing was canceled, and a substantial reform program is being implemented. Two former senior managers of the Fund contend that fraud was never a major problem; rather than imposing harsh new controls on recipient countries that might impede health outcomes, the Fund should maintain the core elements of its innovative model and make selective rather than sweeping changes in its operations.

  13. Microcomputer Acquisition Standards and Controls.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wold, Geoffrey H.

    1987-01-01

    Increased use of microcomputers in schools can be implemented more effectively when management develops acquisitions standards and controls. Technical standards as well as operational and documentation standards are outlined. (MLF)

  14. 75 FR 39413 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-44; Introduction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-08

    ...), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Summary presentation of an interim... Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement section 2 of Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282), as amended by section 6202 of the Government Funding Transparency...

  15. Acquisition strategies

    SciTech Connect

    Zimmer, M.J.; Lynch, P.W. )

    1993-11-01

    Acquiring projects takes careful planning, research and consideration. Picking the right opportunities and avoiding the pitfalls will lead to a more valuable portfolio. This article describes the steps to take in evaluating an acquisition and what items need to be considered in an evaluation.

  16. 31 CFR 30.14 - Q-14: How does section 111 of EESA operate in connection with an acquisition, merger, or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... recipient (target) is acquired by an entity that is not an affiliate of the target (acquirer) in an acquisition of any form, including a purchase of substantially all of the assets of the target, such that the acquirer after the transaction would have been treated as a TARP recipient if the target had received...

  17. 48 CFR 1335.017 - Federal funded research and development centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... OF COMMERCE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING 1335.017 Federal funded research and development centers. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal funded...

  18. Cost reduction in space operations - Structuring a planetary program to minimize the annual funding requirement as opposed to minimizing the program runout cost

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Herman, D. H.; Niehoff, J. C.; Spadoni, D. J.

    1980-01-01

    An approach is proposed for the structuring of a planetary mission set wherein the peak annual funding is minimized to meet the annual budget restraint. One aspect of the approach is to have a transportation capability that can launch a mission in any planetary opportunity; such capability can be provided by solar electric propulsion. Another cost reduction technique is to structure a mission test in a time sequenced fashion that could utilize essentially the same spacecraft for the implementation of several missions. A third technique would be to fulfill a scientific objective in several sequential missions rather than attempt to accomplish all of the objectives with one mission. The application of the approach is illustrated by an example involving the Solar Orbiter Dual Probe mission.

  19. 23 CFR 660.117 - Funding, records and accounting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... their FH records according to 49 CFR part 18. (f) Funds provided to the FHWA by a cooperator should be... parking areas; (3) Interpretive signage; (4) Acquisition of necessary scenic easements and scenic...

  20. Forrest Ranch Acquisition, Annual Report 2001-2002.

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, Brent

    2003-08-01

    Through their John Day Basin Office, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes) acquired the Forrest Ranch during July of 2002. The property consists of two parcels located in the John Day subbasin within the Columbia basin. The mainstem parcel consists of 3,503 acres and is located 1/2 mile to the east of Prairie City, Oregon on the mainstem of the John Day River. The middle fork parcel consists of 820 acres and is located one mile to the west of the town of Austin, OR on the middle fork John Day River. The Forrest Ranch Project is under a memorandum of agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide an annual written report generally describing the real property interests of the project and management activities undertaken or in progress. The Forrest Ranch acquisition was funded by BPA as part of their program to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat affected by the operation of their hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. Following lengthy negotiations with the BPA and property owner, the Tribes were able to conclude the acquisition of the Forrest Ranch in July of 2002. The intent of the acquisition project was to partially mitigate fish and wildlife impacts for the John Day Dam on the Columbia River as outlined in the Northwest Power Planning Council's Wildlife Program (NPPC 1994, section 11.1, section 7.6). While the Tribes hold fee-title to the property, the BPA has assured a level of program funding through a memorandum of agreement and annual statement of work. As early as 1997, the Tribes identified this property as a priority for restoration in the John Day basin. In 2000, the Tribes arranged an agreement with the landowner to seek funds for the acquisition of both the Middle Fork and upper Mainstem John Day River holdings of Mr. John Forrest. This property had been a priority of not only the Tribes, but of many other basin natural resource agencies. The

  1. Western Michigan University: Quasi-Revolving Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Billingsley, Christina

    2011-01-01

    Western Michigan University has designed an innovative "Quasi-Revolving Fund" model that demonstrates the institution's full commitment to incorporating sustainability into campus operations. The Quasi-Revolving Fund recaptures money from cost-savings, similar to a typical green revolving fund, but it also sources capital from the broader…

  2. 48 CFR 3432.770 - Prohibition against the use of ED funds to influence legislation or appropriations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Prohibition against the use of ED funds to influence legislation or appropriations. 3432.770 Section 3432.770 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  3. 45 CFR 152.32 - Use of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS PRE-EXISTING CONDITION INSURANCE PLAN PROGRAM Funding § 152.32 Use of funds. (a) Limitation on use of funding. All funds awarded... administrative costs incurred in the development and operation of the PCIP that are in excess of the amounts...

  4. 23 CFR 710.203 - Funding and reimbursement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... normally be deferred until after NEPA approval, except as provided in 23 CFR 710.503 for protective buying and hardship acquisition; and in 23 CFR 710.501, early acquisition. Appraisal completion may be...-WAY AND REAL ESTATE Program Administration § 710.203 Funding and reimbursement. (a) General...

  5. Funding and Strategic Alignment Guidance for Infusing Small Business Innovation Research Technology Into NASA Programs Associated With the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.

    2015-01-01

    This report is intended to help NASA program and project managers incorporate Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) technologies that have gone through Phase II of the SBIR program into NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) programs. Other Government and commercial project managers can also find this information useful.

  6. Schools and Libraries Corporation: Actions Needed To Strengthen Program Integrity Operations before Committing Funds. Testimony before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    England-Joseph, Judy A.

    The Telecommunications Act of 1996 expanded universal support to eligible schools and libraries. To administer the universal service program for schools and libraries, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) directed the creation of the Schools and Libraries Corporation (Corporation). As a start-up operation, the Corporation has had to develop…

  7. 48 CFR 36.609-1 - Design within funding limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design within funding... Services 36.609-1 Design within funding limitations. (a) The Government may require the architect-engineer contractor to design the project so that construction costs will not exceed a contractually specified...

  8. 76 FR 44280 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Simplified Acquisition Threshold for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-25

    ... Regulation Supplement; Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations (DFARS... humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. The current simplified acquisition threshold is $150,000 as specified... against the United States; and (c) In support of a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. The first...

  9. Chaos-Entropy Analysis and Acquisition of Human Operator's Skill Using a Fuzzy Controller: Identification of Individuality during Stabilizing Control of an Inverted Pendulum

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kawazoe, Yoshihiko; Ikura, Yoshiaki; Kaise, Toru; Matsumoto, Jin

    In order to stabilize the inherent unstable system like the inverted pendulum on a cart, severe judgment of situation is required. Accordingly, it can be expected that human operators exhibit complex behavior intermittently. This paper investigated the identification of the individual difference of human operator's behavior from time series data by using fuzzy inference and acquired individual skill of human operator. It also investigated the chaotic behavior of human operator and the formation of a complex system in the learning process of human operators with objects difficult to control. The operators in the experiment are skilled to some extent in stabilizing the inverted pendulum by training, and the data of ten trials per person were successively taken for an analysis, where the waveforms of pendulum angle and cart displacement were recorded. The maximum Lyapunov exponents were estimated from experimental time series data against embedding dimensions. It was found that the rules identified for a fuzzy controller from time series data of each operator showed well the human-generated decision-making characteristics with the chaos and the large amount of disorder and the individual difference of chaotic and complex human operation can be identified with fuzzy inference.

  10. 48 CFR 2432.704-70 - Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. 2432.704-70 Section 2432.704-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF....704-70 Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts. (a) Upon receipt of the contractor's notice...

  11. 48 CFR 2110.7002 - Contractor investment of FEGLI Program funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Contractor investment of FEGLI Program funds. 2110.7002 Section 2110.7002 Federal Acquisition Regulations System OFFICE OF... appropriate manner. If the Contractor fails to invest funds on hand, properly allocate investment income,...

  12. 48 CFR 1832.705-2 - Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Clauses for limitation of cost or funds. 1832.705-2 Section 1832.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  13. 48 CFR 1832.705-2 - Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Clauses for limitation of cost or funds. 1832.705-2 Section 1832.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  14. 48 CFR 1832.705-2 - Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Clauses for limitation of cost or funds. 1832.705-2 Section 1832.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  15. 48 CFR 1832.705-2 - Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Clauses for limitation of cost or funds. 1832.705-2 Section 1832.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  16. 48 CFR 1832.705-2 - Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Clauses for limitation of cost or funds. 1832.705-2 Section 1832.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding...

  17. 48 CFR 970.3501 - Federally funded research and development centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Development Contracting 970.3501 Federally funded research and development centers. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federally funded research and development centers. 970.3501 Section 970.3501 Federal Acquisition Regulations System...

  18. Supercritical water oxidation data acquisition testing. Final report, Volume II

    SciTech Connect

    1996-11-01

    Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technology holds great promise for treating mixed wastes, in an environmentally safe and efficient manner. In the spring of 1994 the US Department of Energy (DOE), Idaho Operations Office awarded Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, of Boston Massachusetts and its sub-contractor MODAR, Inc. of Natick Massachusetts a Supercritical Water Oxidation Data Acquisition Testing (SCWODAT) program. The SCWODAT program was contracted through a Cooperative Agreement that was co-funded by the US Department of Energy and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. The SCWODAT testing scope outlined by the DOE in the original Cooperative Agreement and amendments thereto was initiated in June 1994 and successfully completed in December 1995. The SCWODAT program provided further information and operational data on the effectiveness of treating both simulated mixed waste and typical Navy hazardous waste using the MODAR SCWO technology.

  19. Adequate Funding for Educational Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Angle, Jason B.

    2010-01-01

    Public schools are currently operating in a pressure-cooker of accountability systems in which they must teach students to high standards and meet ever increasing targets for student proficiency, or face increasingly severe sanctions. Into this mix is thrown educational technology and the funding for that technology. The literature espouses the…

  20. The Equity of School Facilities Funding: Examples from Kentucky

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glenn, William J.; Picus, Lawrence O.; Odden, Allan; Aportela, Anabel

    2009-01-01

    While there is an extensive literature analyzing the relative equity of state funding systems for current operating revenues, there is a dearth of research on capital funding systems. This article presents an analysis of the school capital funding system in Kentucky since 1990, using the operating-revenue analysis concepts of horizontal equity,…

  1. Boston University: Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flynn, Emily

    2011-01-01

    Boston University's (BU) Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund was created in 2008 through an allocation of $1 million from the university's administrative budget. The fund is administered by the Vice President of Operations. Potential projects are identified by the university's Director of Energy Administration and Operations along with the…

  2. 23 CFR 661.43 - Can other sources of funds be used to finance a queued project in advance of receipt of IRRBP funds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS INDIAN RESERVATION ROAD BRIDGE... IRRBP funds? Yes. A Tribe can use other sources of funds, including IRR Program construction funds, on a... become available. If IRR Program construction funds are used for this purpose, the funds must...

  3. 23 CFR 650.413 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Funding. 650.413 Section 650.413 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program § 650.413 Funding. (a)...

  4. 23 CFR 650.413 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Funding. 650.413 Section 650.413 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program § 650.413 Funding. (a)...

  5. 23 CFR 650.413 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Funding. 650.413 Section 650.413 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program § 650.413 Funding. (a)...

  6. 23 CFR 650.413 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Funding. 650.413 Section 650.413 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program § 650.413 Funding. (a)...

  7. 23 CFR 650.413 - Funding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Funding. 650.413 Section 650.413 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS BRIDGES, STRUCTURES, AND HYDRAULICS Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program § 650.413 Funding. (a)...

  8. The Fundamentals of Community College Fund Raising.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brumbach, Mary A.; Bumphus, Walter G.

    1993-01-01

    Presents a guide for community college fund raising. Discusses organizational principles and structural models; operational concerns such as stewardship of funds, information dissemination, and donor research; and the importance of presidential support, institutional reputation and environment, and experienced grants managers. Includes practical…

  9. From Uas Data Acquisition to Actionable Information - how AN End-To Solution Helps Oil Palm Plantation Operators to Perform a More Sustainable Plantation Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hoffmann, C.; Weise, C.; Koch, T.; Pauly, K.

    2016-06-01

    Palm oil represents the most efficient oilseed crop in the world but the production of palm oil involves plantation operations in one of the most fragile environments - the tropical lowlands. Deforestation, the drying-out of swampy lowlands and chemical fertilizers lead to environmental problems that are putting pressure on this industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) together with latest photogrammetric processing and image analysis capabilities represent an emerging technology that was identified to be suitable to optimize oil palm plantation operations. This paper focuses on two key elements of a UAS-based oil palm monitoring system. The first is the accuracy of the acquired data that is necessary to achieve meaningful results in later analysis steps. High performance GNSS technology was utilized to achieve those accuracies while decreasing the demand for cost-intensive GCP measurements. The second key topic is the analysis of the resulting data in order to optimize plantation operations. By automatically extracting information on a block level as well as on a single-tree level, operators can utilize the developed application to increase their productivity. The research results describe how operators can successfully make use of a UAS-based solution together with the developed software solution to improve their efficiency in oil palm plantation management.

  10. 7 CFR 1610.7 - Acquisition of certain exchange facilities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Section 1610.7 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL TELEPHONE BANK, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOAN POLICIES § 1610.7 Acquisition of certain exchange facilities. In the interest of making optimum use of the Bank's loan funds, a Bank loan for the acquisition of...

  11. 75 FR 52956 - Funding Opportunity

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-30

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity Purpose of Notice: Availability of funding opportunity announcement. Funding Opportunity Title/Program Name: Older Americans Act (OAA), Title VI, Part A... funding opportunity. Funding Opportunity Number: Program Announcement No. is HHS-2011-...

  12. HYPERCP data acquisition system

    SciTech Connect

    Kaplan, D.M.; Luebke, W.R.; Chakravorty, A.

    1997-12-31

    For the HyperCP experiment at Fermilab, we have assembled a data acquisition system that records on up to 45 Exabyte 8505 tape drives in parallel at up to 17 MB/s. During the beam spill, data axe acquired from the front-end digitization systems at {approx} 60 MB/s via five parallel data paths. The front-end systems achieve typical readout deadtime of {approx} 1 {mu}s per event, allowing operation at 75-kHz trigger rate with {approx_lt}30% deadtime. Event building and tapewriting are handled by 15 Motorola MVME167 processors in 5 VME crates.

  13. Acquisition-Management Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Avery, Don E.; Vann, A. Vernon; Jones, Richard H.; Rew, William E.

    1987-01-01

    NASA Acquisition Management Subsystem (AMS) program integrated NASA-wide standard automated-procurement-system program developed in 1985. Designed to provide each NASA installation with procurement data-base concept with on-line terminals for managing, tracking, reporting, and controlling contractual actions and associated procurement data. Subsystem provides control, status, and reporting for various procurement areas. Purpose of standardization is to decrease costs of procurement and operation of automatic data processing; increases procurement productivity; furnishes accurate, on-line management information and improves customer support. Written in the ADABAS NATURAL.

  14. 48 CFR 237.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Funding and term of service contracts. 237.106 Section 237.106 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING...

  15. 48 CFR 237.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Funding and term of service contracts. 237.106 Section 237.106 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING...

  16. 48 CFR 237.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Funding and term of service contracts. 237.106 Section 237.106 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING...

  17. 48 CFR 3452.232-70 - Limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2013-10-01 2012-10-01 true Limitation of cost or funds. 3452.232-70 Section 3452.232-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACQUISITION REGULATION CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions...

  18. 48 CFR 237.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding and term of service contracts. 237.106 Section 237.106 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING...

  19. 48 CFR 225.7303-5 - Aquisitions wholly paid for from nonrepayable funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Aquisitions wholly paid for from nonrepayable funds. 225.7303-5 Section 225.7303-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN...

  20. A Study of the Relation between the Acquisition of Adult Approvals as Conditioned Reinforcers and the Emission of Vocal Verbal Operants for Preschool Students Diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schmelzkopf, Jeannine

    2010-01-01

    In the following paper, two experiments are reported based on the relation between adult approvals as conditioned reinforcers and the number of vocal verbal operants, specifically tacts, mands, wh questions, sequelics, and conversational units emitted by children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. In Experiment I, following an experimental…

  1. Advanced Data Acquisition Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Perotti, J.

    2003-01-01

    Current and future requirements of the aerospace sensors and transducers field make it necessary for the design and development of new data acquisition devices and instrumentation systems. New designs are sought to incorporate self-health, self-calibrating, self-repair capabilities, allowing greater measurement reliability and extended calibration cycles. With the addition of power management schemes, state-of-the-art data acquisition systems allow data to be processed and presented to the users with increased efficiency and accuracy. The design architecture presented in this paper displays an innovative approach to data acquisition systems. The design incorporates: electronic health self-check, device/system self-calibration, electronics and function self-repair, failure detection and prediction, and power management (reduced power consumption). These requirements are driven by the aerospace industry need to reduce operations and maintenance costs, to accelerate processing time and to provide reliable hardware with minimum costs. The project's design architecture incorporates some commercially available components identified during the market research investigation like: Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) Programmable Analog Integrated Circuits (PAC IC) and Field Programmable Analog Arrays (FPAA); Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronic/system control and investigation of specific characteristics found in technologies like: Electronic Component Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF); and Radiation Hardened Component Availability. There are three main sections discussed in the design architecture presented in this document. They are the following: (a) Analog Signal Module Section, (b) Digital Signal/Control Module Section and (c) Power Management Module Section. These sections are discussed in detail in the following pages. This approach to data acquisition systems has resulted in the assignment of patent rights to Kennedy Space Center under U.S. patent # 6

  2. 48 CFR 552.238-74 - Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Industrial Funding Fee and....238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. As prescribed in 538.273(b)(1), insert the following clause: Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting (JUL 2003) (a) Reporting of Federal...

  3. 48 CFR 552.238-74 - Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Industrial Funding Fee and....238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. As prescribed in 538.273(b)(1), insert the... shall include the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). The Contractor shall maintain a consistent...

  4. 48 CFR 552.238-74 - Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Industrial Funding Fee and....238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. As prescribed in 538.273(b)(1), insert the following clause: Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting (JUL 2003) (a) Reporting of Federal...

  5. 48 CFR 35.017 - Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Funded Research and Development Centers. (a) Policy. (1) This section sets forth Federal policy regarding the establishment, use, review, and termination of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Federally Funded...

  6. 48 CFR 3035.017 - Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... use of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in (FAR) 48 CFR 35.017. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federally Funded Research... CONTRACTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING Scope of Part 3035.017 Federally Funded Research...

  7. 48 CFR 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year. 52.232-19 Section 52.232-19 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. As prescribed in 32.706-1(b), insert the following clause: Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (APR 1984) Funds are...

  8. 48 CFR 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year. 52.232-19 Section 52.232-19 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. As prescribed in 32.706-1(b), insert the following clause: Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (APR 1984) Funds are...

  9. 48 CFR 1832.705-270 - NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Funding 1832.705-270 NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds. (a) The contracting officer shall... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false NASA clauses for... insert a clause substantially as stated at 1852.232-81, Contract Funding, in Section B of...

  10. 48 CFR 1832.705-270 - NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Funding 1832.705-270 NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds. (a) The contracting officer shall... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false NASA clauses for... insert a clause substantially as stated at 1852.232-81, Contract Funding, in Section B of...

  11. 48 CFR 1832.705-270 - NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Funding 1832.705-270 NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds. (a) The contracting officer shall... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false NASA clauses for... insert a clause substantially as stated at 1852.232-81, Contract Funding, in Section B of...

  12. 48 CFR 1832.705-270 - NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Funding 1832.705-270 NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds. (a) The contracting officer shall... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false NASA clauses for... insert a clause substantially as stated at 1852.232-81, Contract Funding, in Section B of...

  13. 48 CFR 235.017 - Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING 235.017 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. (a) Policy. (2) No DoD... Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) if a member of its board of directors or trustees... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federally Funded...

  14. Libraries Succeed at Funding Books and Bytes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    St. Lifer, Evan

    1999-01-01

    Presents the annual budget report for public libraries for 1999, including budget projections; local taxes; rise of technology budgets; materials, salary, and operating budgets; per capita funding; fundraising; net costs; and the role of the Gates Library Foundation. (LRW)

  15. Funding boost for Santos Dumont supercomputer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Leite Vieira, Cássio

    2016-09-01

    The fastest supercomputer in Latin America returned to full usage last month following two months of minimal operations after Gilberto Kassab, Brazil's new science minister, agreed to plug a R4.6m (1.5m) funding gap.

  16. Syntax acquisition.

    PubMed

    Crain, Stephen; Thornton, Rosalind

    2012-03-01

    Every normal child acquires a language in just a few years. By 3- or 4-years-old, children have effectively become adults in their abilities to produce and understand endlessly many sentences in a variety of conversational contexts. There are two alternative accounts of the course of children's language development. These different perspectives can be traced back to the nature versus nurture debate about how knowledge is acquired in any cognitive domain. One perspective dates back to Plato's dialog 'The Meno'. In this dialog, the protagonist, Socrates, demonstrates to Meno, an aristocrat in Ancient Greece, that a young slave knows more about geometry than he could have learned from experience. By extension, Plato's Problem refers to any gap between experience and knowledge. How children fill in the gap in the case of language continues to be the subject of much controversy in cognitive science. Any model of language acquisition must address three factors, inter alia: 1. The knowledge children accrue; 2. The input children receive (often called the primary linguistic data); 3. The nonlinguistic capacities of children to form and test generalizations based on the input. According to the famous linguist Noam Chomsky, the main task of linguistics is to explain how children bridge the gap-Chomsky calls it a 'chasm'-between what they come to know about language, and what they could have learned from experience, even given optimistic assumptions about their cognitive abilities. Proponents of the alternative 'nurture' approach accuse nativists like Chomsky of overestimating the complexity of what children learn, underestimating the data children have to work with, and manifesting undue pessimism about children's abilities to extract information based on the input. The modern 'nurture' approach is often referred to as the usage-based account. We discuss the usage-based account first, and then the nativist account. After that, we report and discuss the findings of several

  17. Syntax acquisition.

    PubMed

    Crain, Stephen; Thornton, Rosalind

    2012-03-01

    Every normal child acquires a language in just a few years. By 3- or 4-years-old, children have effectively become adults in their abilities to produce and understand endlessly many sentences in a variety of conversational contexts. There are two alternative accounts of the course of children's language development. These different perspectives can be traced back to the nature versus nurture debate about how knowledge is acquired in any cognitive domain. One perspective dates back to Plato's dialog 'The Meno'. In this dialog, the protagonist, Socrates, demonstrates to Meno, an aristocrat in Ancient Greece, that a young slave knows more about geometry than he could have learned from experience. By extension, Plato's Problem refers to any gap between experience and knowledge. How children fill in the gap in the case of language continues to be the subject of much controversy in cognitive science. Any model of language acquisition must address three factors, inter alia: 1. The knowledge children accrue; 2. The input children receive (often called the primary linguistic data); 3. The nonlinguistic capacities of children to form and test generalizations based on the input. According to the famous linguist Noam Chomsky, the main task of linguistics is to explain how children bridge the gap-Chomsky calls it a 'chasm'-between what they come to know about language, and what they could have learned from experience, even given optimistic assumptions about their cognitive abilities. Proponents of the alternative 'nurture' approach accuse nativists like Chomsky of overestimating the complexity of what children learn, underestimating the data children have to work with, and manifesting undue pessimism about children's abilities to extract information based on the input. The modern 'nurture' approach is often referred to as the usage-based account. We discuss the usage-based account first, and then the nativist account. After that, we report and discuss the findings of several

  18. Fund Raising with Panache.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dedman, Robert

    1985-01-01

    The key to fund raising is the donor, and fund raisers should learn to cultivate potential donors, approach them with goals compatible with their own, supplement their thinking, get them involved, and swamp them with gratitude. (MSE)

  19. Possible funding strategies

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    Davidson, T. F.

    1991-01-01

    Funding strategies are examined for the AIA rocket propulsion strategic plan. Either the government, industry, or universities can fund the project alone, or it was concluded, it works best if is a combination of these sources.

  20. 23 CFR 661.39 - How are project cost overruns funded?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... OPERATIONS INDIAN RESERVATION ROAD BRIDGE PROGRAM § 661.39 How are project cost overruns funded? (a) A request for additional IRRBP funds for cost overruns on a specific bridge project must be submitted to... regular IRR Program construction funding....

  1. 23 CFR 661.39 - How are project cost overruns funded?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... OPERATIONS INDIAN RESERVATION ROAD BRIDGE PROGRAM § 661.39 How are project cost overruns funded? (a) A request for additional IRRBP funds for cost overruns on a specific bridge project must be submitted to... regular IRR Program construction funding....

  2. Annual Fund. Estate Planning.

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    Stuhr, Robert L.; Jarc, Jerry A.

    The first of a series, this publication consists of two symposium presentations. The first paper, "Annual Fund: Cornerstone of Development," by Robert L. Stuhr, defines the annual fund concept in the context of institutional development and provides five requisites for a successful annual fund: it must (1) be part of an ongoing development…

  3. Supplement Analysis for the Wildlife Mitigation Program EIS (DOE/EIS-0246/SA-29) - Blue Creek Winter Range - Spokane Reservation (Acquisition of Smith and Parsons Properties)

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    Yarde, Richard

    2002-09-26

    BPA proposes to fund the purchase of three parcels of land within the boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation, totaling approximately 870 acres. Title to the land will pass to the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The goal of the property acquisition is to dedicate the land to the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife affected by the construction and operation of portions of the Federal Columbia River Power System.

  4. Library Services Funding Assessment

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    Lorig, Jonathan A.

    2004-01-01

    The Glenn Technical Library is a science and engineering library that primarily supports research activities at the Glenn Research Center, and provides selected services to researchers at all of the NASA research centers. Resources available in the library include books, journals, CD-ROMs, and access to various online sources, as well as live reference and inter-library loan services. The collection contains over 77,000 books, 800,000 research reports, and print or online access to over 1,400 journals. Currently the library operates within the Logistics and Technical Information Division, and is funded as an open-access resource within the GRC. Some of the research units at the GRC have recently requested that the library convert to a "pay-for-services" model, in which individual research units could fund only those journal subscriptions for which they have a specific need. Under this model, the library would always maintain a certain minimum level of pooled-expense services, including the ready reference and book collections, and inter-library loan services. Theoretically the "pay-for-services" model would encourage efficient financial allocation, and minimize the extent to which paid journal subscriptions go unused. However, this model also could potentially negate the benefits of group purchases for journal subscriptions and access. All of the major journal publishers offer package subscriptions that compare favorably in cost with the sum of individual subscription costs for a similar selection of titles. Furthermore, some of these subscription packages are "consortium" purchases that are funded collectively by the libraries at multiple NASA research centers; such consortia1 memberships would be difficult for the library to pay, if enough GRC research units were to withdraw their pooled contributions. cost of collectively-funded journal access with the cost of individual subscriptions. My primary task this summer is to create the cost dataset framework, and

  5. Investigating Second Language Acquisition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jordens, Peter, Ed.; Lalleman, Josine, Ed.

    Essays in second language acquisition include: "The State of the Art in Second Language Acquisition Research" (Josine Lalleman); "Crosslinguistic Influence with Special Reference to the Acquisition of Grammar" (Michael Sharwood Smith); "Second Language Acquisition by Adult Immigrants: A Multiple Case Study of Turkish and Moroccan Learners of…

  6. 25 CFR 1000.137 - What funds are included in an AFA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... FUNDING AGREEMENTS UNDER THE TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT AMENDMENTS TO THE INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ACT Non-BIA Annual Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements Funding § 1000.137 What funds... amount of funding the bureau would have spent for direct operations and indirect support and...

  7. 25 CFR 1000.137 - What funds are included in an AFA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... FUNDING AGREEMENTS UNDER THE TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT AMENDMENTS TO THE INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ACT Non-BIA Annual Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements Funding § 1000.137 What funds... amount of funding the bureau would have spent for direct operations and indirect support and...

  8. 48 CFR 970.2301 - Sustainable acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    .... 970.2301 Section 970.2301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Work Place 970.2301 Sustainable acquisition....

  9. 48 CFR 970.2301 - Sustainable acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    .... 970.2301 Section 970.2301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Work Place 970.2301 Sustainable acquisition....

  10. 48 CFR 970.2301 - Sustainable acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    .... 970.2301 Section 970.2301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Work Place 970.2301 Sustainable acquisition....

  11. 48 CFR 970.2301 - Sustainable acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    .... 970.2301 Section 970.2301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Work Place 970.2301 Sustainable acquisition....

  12. 7 CFR 1948.84 - Application procedure for site development and acquisition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... development and acquisition grants. (a) For those projects for which Federal funding is sought in excess of... for which Federal funding is sought for less than $100,000, the applicant shall file SF 424.2 with the...'s eligibility to compete for funding under this program using Form AD-622. (FmHA or its...

  13. 7 CFR 1948.84 - Application procedure for site development and acquisition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... development and acquisition grants. (a) For those projects for which Federal funding is sought in excess of... for which Federal funding is sought for less than $100,000, the applicant shall file SF 424.2 with the...'s eligibility to compete for funding under this program using Form AD-622. (FmHA or its...

  14. 7 CFR 1948.84 - Application procedure for site development and acquisition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... development and acquisition grants. (a) For those projects for which Federal funding is sought in excess of... for which Federal funding is sought for less than $100,000, the applicant shall file SF 424.2 with the...'s eligibility to compete for funding under this program using Form AD-622. (FmHA or its...

  15. 24 CFR 964.150 - Funding tenant participation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... addition to the Performance Funding System (PFS), as provided by 24 CFR part 990, to permit HAs to fund $25... financial status. The resident council funds shall not be impacted or restricted by the HA financial status... serviceability, efficiency, economy and stability in the operation of the local development. The agreement...

  16. 33 CFR 153.405 - Liability to the pollution fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Liability to the pollution fund... (CONTINUED) POLLUTION CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL Administration of the Pollution Fund § 153.405 Liability to the pollution fund. The owner or operator of the...

  17. 33 CFR 153.405 - Liability to the pollution fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Liability to the pollution fund... (CONTINUED) POLLUTION CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL Administration of the Pollution Fund § 153.405 Liability to the pollution fund. The owner or operator of the...

  18. 33 CFR 153.405 - Liability to the pollution fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Liability to the pollution fund... (CONTINUED) POLLUTION CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL Administration of the Pollution Fund § 153.405 Liability to the pollution fund. The owner or operator of the...

  19. 33 CFR 153.405 - Liability to the pollution fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Liability to the pollution fund... (CONTINUED) POLLUTION CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL Administration of the Pollution Fund § 153.405 Liability to the pollution fund. The owner or operator of the...

  20. 33 CFR 153.405 - Liability to the pollution fund.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Liability to the pollution fund... (CONTINUED) POLLUTION CONTROL OF POLLUTION BY OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, DISCHARGE REMOVAL Administration of the Pollution Fund § 153.405 Liability to the pollution fund. The owner or operator of the...

  1. Report on the Texas Geography Fund Program, Fiscal Year 2004.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004

    2004-01-01

    House Bill 3590, passed by the 77th Texas Legislature, established the Texas Fund for Geography Education. The legislation permits the Board to enter into an agreement with the National Geographic Society to develop and operate an endowment fund, the earnings of which will be available for competitive grants to fund partnerships which enhance…

  2. 7 CFR 632.11 - Availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... funds from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and the transfer of as much as 20 percent of these funds from the Office to Surface Mining to NRCS for program operation. (b) Allotments of Rural Abandoned Mine..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LONG TERM CONTRACTING RURAL ABANDONED MINE PROGRAM Qualifications §...

  3. 7 CFR 632.11 - Availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... funds from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and the transfer of as much as 20 percent of these funds from the Office to Surface Mining to NRCS for program operation. (b) Allotments of Rural Abandoned Mine..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LONG TERM CONTRACTING RURAL ABANDONED MINE PROGRAM Qualifications §...

  4. 7 CFR 632.11 - Availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... funds from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and the transfer of as much as 20 percent of these funds from the Office to Surface Mining to NRCS for program operation. (b) Allotments of Rural Abandoned Mine..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LONG TERM CONTRACTING RURAL ABANDONED MINE PROGRAM Qualifications §...

  5. 45 CFR 2551.92 - What are project funding requirements?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What are project funding requirements? 2551.92... project funding requirements? (a) Is non-Corporation support required? A Corporation grant may be awarded to fund up to 90 percent of the cost of development and operation of a Senior Companion project....

  6. 45 CFR 2552.92 - What are project funding requirements?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What are project funding requirements? 2552.92... are project funding requirements? (a) Is non-Corporation support required? A Corporation grant may be awarded to fund up to 90 percent of the cost of development and operation of a Foster Grandparent...

  7. 48 CFR 18.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contingency operation. 18.201 Section 18.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 18.201...

  8. 48 CFR 18.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Contingency operation. 18.201 Section 18.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 18.201...

  9. 48 CFR 18.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Contingency operation. 18.201 Section 18.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 18.201...

  10. 48 CFR 18.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Contingency operation. 18.201 Section 18.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 18.201...

  11. 48 CFR 18.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contingency operation. 18.201 Section 18.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 18.201...

  12. Harvard University: Green Loan Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series

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    Foley, Robert

    2011-01-01

    The Green Loan Fund at Harvard University has been an active source of capital for energy efficiency and waste reduction projects for almost a decade. This case study examines the revolving fund's history from its inception as a pilot project in the 1990s to its regeneration in the early 2000s to its current operations today. The green revolving…

  13. Waste and Misuse of Federal On-the-Job Training Funds. Hearings before the Employment and Housing Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (July 30 and August 5, 1992).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.

    This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses who testified at two Congressional hearings on waste and misuse of federal on-the-job training funds provided through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Specifically, the hearings focused on the case of the extensive use of on-the-job training funds by American Home Products…

  14. Department of Education's Refusal To Fund Holocaust Curriculum. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session (October 19, 1988).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.

    This document is the record from a U.S. Congress oversight hearing on the Department of Education's refusal to fund a program to teach students about the Holocaust. The program, "Facing History and Ourselves," applied for federal funding to the Department of Education's National Diffusion Network (NDN), an organization intended to disseminate…

  15. Rapid deployment drilling system for on-site inspections under a comprehensive test ban treaty vol. 1: description, acquisition, deployment, and operation vol. 2: appendices

    SciTech Connect

    Heuze, F; Cohen, J; Pittard, G; Deskius, G; Vorkinn, P; Rock, D

    1999-11-01

    The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) has been signed by many countries, including the US. The US Senate will start discussions of CTBT ratification in the near future. The Treaty aims to prevent any nuclear explosion from being conducted. A verification system is being implemented. It includes the possibility of On-Site Inspections (OSI) in a country where a suspicious seismic signal has been identified, which could come from a clandestine nuclear test. As part of an OSI, the use of drilling is allowed by the CTBT so as to obtain irrefutable proof of a Treaty violation. Such proof could be in the form of diagnostics of very high gamma radiation levels and high temperatures underground, which could not be explained by a natural source. A typical situation is shown in Figure 1, where the OSI team must find a nuclear cavity underground when only an approximate location is inferred. This calls for the ability to do directional drilling. Because there is no need for large borings and to minimize the cost and size of the equipment, slim-hole drilling is adequate. On that basis, an initial study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [1] concluded that coiled-tubing (C-T) was the most attractive option for OSI drilling (Figure 2). Then, a preliminary design of a C-T Rapid Deployment Drilling System (RDDS) was performed by Maurer Engineering of Houston, TX [2]. Although a drilling mud system is also included in the RDDS definition, the preferred mode of operation of the RDDS would be drilling with air and foam. This minimizes water requirements in cases when water may be scarce at the OSI site. It makes the required equipment smaller than when a mud system is included. And it may increase the drilling rates, by eliminating the ''chip hold-down'' effect of a mud column. Following this preliminary design study, it was determined that the preferred bottom-hole assembly for such a system would be the Viper system of Schlumberger Anadrill, with one essential modification

  16. Supervisory control and data acquisition

    SciTech Connect

    Gaushell, D.J.; Darlington, H.T.

    1987-12-01

    The acquisition of data, the processing of those data for use by the operator, and operator control of remote devices are the fundamental building blocks upon which all modern utility control systems are based. The systems to accomplish these functions are known as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. This paper provides an overview of the functions of SCADA and the fundamentals of operation of SCADA systems, including a brief description on the key man-machine interface. Several of the key issues and problems in modern SCADA systems, i.e., message standards, system performance testing, and system obsolescence are discussed. The paper concludes with the current trends toward distributed processing, improved man-machine interface, standard systems, smarter RTUs, and standard software. The authors' view of the future, using interchangeable system parts, is provided.

  17. Ultrametricity in fund of funds diversification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miceli, M. A.; Susinno, G.

    2004-12-01

    Minimum market transparency requirements impose hedge fund (HF) managers to use the statement declared strategy in practice. However, each declared strategy may actually generate a multiplicity of implemented management decisions. Is then the “actual ” strategy the same as the “announced” strategy? Can the actual strategy be monitored or compared to the actual strategy of HF belonging to the same “announced” class? Can the announced or actual strategy be used as a quantitative argument in the fund of funds policy? With the appropriate metric, it is possible to draw a minimum spanning tree (MST) to emphasize the similarity structure that could be hidden in the raw correlation matrix of HF returns.

  18. Obtaining and maintaining funding

    SciTech Connect

    Beverly Hartline

    1996-04-01

    Obtaining and maintaining funding is important for individuals, groups, institutions, and fields. This challenge is easier during times of abundant and growing resources than it is now, when funding is tight and shrinking. Thus, to obtain and maintain funding will require: maintaining healthy funding levels for all of science; maintaining healthy funding levels for the field(s) you work in; and competing successfully for the available funds. Everyone should pay attention to the overall prospects for science funding and dedicate some effort to working with others to grow the constituency for science. Public support is likely an important prerequisite for keeping future science budgets high. In this context, researchers should share with society at large the benefits of their research, so that taxpayers can see and appreciate some return from the federal investment in science. Assuming this effort is successful, and there continue to be government and private organizations with substantial resources to invest in research, what can the individual investigator do to improve her chances? She can be clear about her goal(s) and carefully plan her effort to make maximum progress for minimum resources, especially early in her career while she is establishing a solid professional reputation. Specific useful strategies include: brainstorm funding options and select the most promising one(s); be persistent but flexible, responsive to new information and changing circumstances; provide value and assistance to prospective funding sources both before and after receiving funding; know the funding agents and what their goals are, they are the customers; promise a lot and always deliver more; build partnerships and collaboration to leverage interest and resources; and develop capabilities and ideas with a promising, irresistible future. There is no guarantee of success. For the best chances, consistently contribute positively and productively in all your efforts, and continue to

  19. Language Acquisition without an Acquisition Device

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Grady, William

    2012-01-01

    Most explanatory work on first and second language learning assumes the primacy of the acquisition phenomenon itself, and a good deal of work has been devoted to the search for an "acquisition device" that is specific to humans, and perhaps even to language. I will consider the possibility that this strategy is misguided and that language…

  20. AIROscope stellar acquisition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deboo, G. J.; Parra, G. T.; Hedlund, R. C.

    1974-01-01

    The acquisition system which operates in conjunction with a balloon-borne TV system, boresighted to a telescope is described. It has two main functions, a star field monitor and an offset star tracker. The design of the system was strongly influenced by the TV camera, which uses the same interlaced scanning system as is employed in commercial television broadcasting. To reduce power and bandwidth requirements, the star field information transmitted in our system consists only of the horizontal and vertical coordinates of each star and its brightness. As a star field monitor the system provides video thresholding, camera blemish suppression, coordinate digitization in 3 axes, circuity to recognize as single star the dispersed video signals resulting from one star overlapping adjacent scanning lines and storage of all signals for readout by the telemetry at appropriate times.

  1. 48 CFR 225.1101 - Acquisition of supplies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... acquisition is of end products listed in 225.401-70 in support of operations in Afghanistan. (2)(i) Use the....401-70 in support of operations in Afghanistan. (3) Use the clause at 252.225-7002, Qualifying Country... acquisition is of end products in support of operations in Afghanistan. (6)(i) Use the clause at...

  2. 48 CFR 970.3706 - Performance-based acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Performance-based acquisition. 970.3706 Section 970.3706 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Facilities Management Contracting...

  3. 48 CFR 970.3706 - Performance-based acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Performance-based acquisition. 970.3706 Section 970.3706 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Facilities Management Contracting...

  4. Performance Funding in Pennsylvania

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cavanaugh, John C.; Garland, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Greater accountability in public higher education systems is a fact of life in the current political climate. Increasingly, one form this accountability takes is performance funding, which arises from elected officials' need for assurance that taxpayer funds are not only being invested and used properly but are resulting in desired outcomes at…

  5. Funding Music Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kassner, Kirk

    1998-01-01

    Recommends that teachers write grants to obtain funds for using technology in music education. Explains that teachers should ask themselves two questions: "Who has funds to give and what do they require the recipient to do?" Provides a list of guidelines, a sample grant proposal, and information about the panel review. (CMK)

  6. Educational Technology Funding Models

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mark, Amy E.

    2008-01-01

    Library and cross-disciplinary literature all stress the increasing importance of instructional technology in higher education. However, there is a dearth of articles detailing funding for library instructional technology. The bulk of library literature on funding for these projects focuses on one-time grant opportunities and on the architecture…

  7. Learning the manifold of quality ultrasound acquisition.

    PubMed

    El-Zehiry, Noha; Yan, Michelle; Good, Sara; Fang, Tong; Zhou, S Kevin; Grady, Leo

    2013-01-01

    Ultrasound acquisition is a challenging task that requires simultaneous adjustment of several acquisition parameters (the depth, the focus, the frequency and its operation mode). If the acquisition parameters are not properly chosen, the resulting image will have a poor quality and will degrade the patient diagnosis and treatment workflow. Several hardware-based systems for autotuning the acquisition parameters have been previously proposed, but these solutions were largely abandoned because they failed to properly account for tissue inhomogeneity and other patient-specific characteristics. Consequently, in routine practice the clinician either uses population-based parameter presets or manually adjusts the acquisition parameters for each patient during the scan. In this paper, we revisit the problem of autotuning the acquisition parameters by taking a completely novel approach and producing a solution based on image analytics. Our solution is inspired by the autofocus capability of conventional digital cameras, but is significantly more challenging because the number of acquisition parameters is large and the determination of "good quality" images is more difficult to assess. Surprisingly, we show that the set of acquisition parameters which produce images that are favored by clinicians comprise a 1D manifold, allowing for a real-time optimization to maximize image quality. We demonstrate our method for acquisition parameter autotuning on several live patients, showing that our system can start with a poor initial set of parameters and automatically optimize the parameters to produce high quality images.

  8. Learning the manifold of quality ultrasound acquisition.

    PubMed

    El-Zehiry, Noha; Yan, Michelle; Good, Sara; Fang, Tong; Zhou, S Kevin; Grady, Leo

    2013-01-01

    Ultrasound acquisition is a challenging task that requires simultaneous adjustment of several acquisition parameters (the depth, the focus, the frequency and its operation mode). If the acquisition parameters are not properly chosen, the resulting image will have a poor quality and will degrade the patient diagnosis and treatment workflow. Several hardware-based systems for autotuning the acquisition parameters have been previously proposed, but these solutions were largely abandoned because they failed to properly account for tissue inhomogeneity and other patient-specific characteristics. Consequently, in routine practice the clinician either uses population-based parameter presets or manually adjusts the acquisition parameters for each patient during the scan. In this paper, we revisit the problem of autotuning the acquisition parameters by taking a completely novel approach and producing a solution based on image analytics. Our solution is inspired by the autofocus capability of conventional digital cameras, but is significantly more challenging because the number of acquisition parameters is large and the determination of "good quality" images is more difficult to assess. Surprisingly, we show that the set of acquisition parameters which produce images that are favored by clinicians comprise a 1D manifold, allowing for a real-time optimization to maximize image quality. We demonstrate our method for acquisition parameter autotuning on several live patients, showing that our system can start with a poor initial set of parameters and automatically optimize the parameters to produce high quality images. PMID:24505657

  9. 76 FR 71833 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Simplified Acquisition Threshold for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-18

    ... in the Federal Register at 76 FR 44280 on July 25, 2011, to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition... amending 48 CFR parts 202 and 218, which was published at 76 FR 44280 on July 25, 2011, is adopted as a... Regulation Supplement: Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations...

  10. 48 CFR 3452.232-70 - Prohibition against the use of ED funds to influence legislation or appropriations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Prohibition against the use of ED funds to influence legislation or appropriations. 3452.232-70 Section 3452.232-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACQUISITION REGULATION CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts...

  11. Relevant factors to consider prior to an investor-owned acquisition of a nonprofit healthcare entity.

    PubMed

    Ault, Kelvin; Childs, Brad; Wainright, Charles F; Young, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to explore the factors that affect the negotiations for an acquisition of a nonprofit system by an investor-owned entity. The recent economic downturn, accompanying credit crisis, and healthcare reform legislation will likely encourage and accelerate the pace of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions between investor-owned entities and nonprofit hospitals. As many nonprofits are smaller, more financially vulnerable, and more limited in their access to capital than their investor-owned counterparts, nonprofits could be prime targets for investor-owned acquirers during the healthcare reform implementation period. In M&A transactions of this type, the investor-owned acquirer typically is motivated to pursue an acquisition when the deal promises an acceptable return on investment and decreased operating costs from economies of scale. Alternatively, the nonprofit target is typically seeking funding for upgrades to facilities and information technology systems as well as a continued commitment to charity care and managed-care contracting leverage. A successful acquisition of a nonprofit hospital by an investor-owned company requires a careful analysis of relevant tax, economic, and strategic factors prior to closing the deal. This article lists the most significant factors to consider in these deals and explains how these factors should influence the purchase price and postacquisition cash flow.

  12. 34 CFR 225.21 - What are some examples of impermissible uses of reserve account funds?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... pay for a charter school's construction, renovation, repair, or acquisition; or (2) Provide a down... guarantee a loan for the portion of the loan that would otherwise have to be funded with a down payment....

  13. 75 FR 11115 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement and...

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    2010-03-10

    ... completion of construction/reconstruction, a certificate to that effect must be submitted. II. Method of... vessel's basis for depreciation by the amount withdrawn from the fund for its acquisition,...

  14. Operation Uplift...

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NJEA Review, 1975

    1975-01-01

    Article described a model policy on student care and counseling for prevention of drug and alcohol dependency. It was adopted by the Department of School Nurses through funding by the National Education Association for Operation Uplift--Better Health for Better Learning. (Author/RK)

  15. Operating Efficiently

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kennedy, Mike

    2010-01-01

    The ailing economy has spared few schools and universities. Faced with funding cutbacks, most education administrators have had to make difficult choices about where to allocate dwindling resources. Even in the best of financial times, educating students is the first priority. When money is tight, school maintenance and operations (M&O) programs…

  16. How Can We Afford This: Funding & Financing Means.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaiser, Harvey H.

    Sources of funds for campus capital renewal and replacement are discussed, including the operating budget, external sources, conversion of assets, and innovative techniques. Current funds can be obtained from tuition and fees, external sources, and sales and services of educational or auxiliary operations. Public universities are more heavily…

  17. Defense Acquisitions: Factors Affecting Outcomes of Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2002-12-01

    Since the ACTD (Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations) program was started in 1994, a wide range of products have been tested by technology experts and military operators in realistic settings-from unmanned aerial vehicles, to friend-or-foe detection systems, to biological agent detection systems, to advanced simulation technology designed to enhance joint training. Many of these have successfully delivered new technologies to users. Though the majority of the projects that were examined, transitioned technologies to users, there are factors that hamper the ACTD process. For example: Technology has been too immature to be tested in a realistic setting, leading to cancellation of the demonstration. Military services and defense agencies have been reluctant to fund acquisition of ACTD-proven technologies, especially those focusing on joint requirements, because of competing priorities. ACTD's military utility may not have been assessed consistently. Some of the barriers identified can be addressed through efforts DOD (Department of Defense) now has underway, including an evaluation of how the ACTD process can be improved; adoption of criteria to be used to ensure technology is sufficiently mature; and placing of more attention on the end phase of the ACTD process. Other barriers, however, will be much more difficult to address in view of cultural resistance to joint initiatives and the requirements of DOD's planning and funding process.

  18. The Research Funding Service: a model for expanded library services.

    PubMed

    Means, M L

    2000-04-01

    Traditionally, libraries have provided a modest amount of information about grants and funding opportunities to researchers in need of research funding. Ten years ago, the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center joined in a cooperative effort with the School of Medicine to develop a complete, library-based grant and funding service for health sciences researchers called the Research Funding Service. The library provided space, access to the library collection, equipment, and electronic resources, and the School of Medicine funded staff and operations. The range of services now includes individual consultation appointments, an extensive Web site, classes on funding database searching and writing grant applications, a discussion series that frequently hosts guest speakers, a monthly newsletter with funding opportunities of interest to the six health sciences schools, extensive files on funding sources, and referral services.

  19. Carbon investment funds

    SciTech Connect

    2007-01-15

    The report is a study of the development of funds to invest in the purchase of carbon credits. It takes a look at the growing market for carbon credits, the rise of carbon investment funds, and the current state of carbon investing. Topics covered in the report include: Overview of climate change, greenhouse gases, and the Kyoto Protocols. Analysis of the alternatives for reducing carbon emissions including nitrous oxide reduction, coal mine methane capture and carbon capture and storage; Discussion of the different types of carbon credits; Discussion of the basics of carbon trading; Evaluation of the current status of carbon investing; and Profiles of 37 major carbon investment funds worldwide.

  20. Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

    MedlinePlus

    ... Symposium evaluation here learn more... Get involved! Check out the new Fundraising Toolkit, a guide to raising funds for FARF. learn more... Phil and Penny Knight Pledge Support for the David B. Frohnmayer ...

  1. INNOVATION AND SCIENTIFIC FUNDING

    SciTech Connect

    Muller, Richard A.

    1980-06-01

    This article is an adaptation of the author's testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding his experience of performing successful research projects that were initially rejected for funding.

  2. MDS-Plus data acquisition engine

    SciTech Connect

    Flor, G. ); Cazzaro, F.; Fregonese, G.; Stangherlin, S. )

    1990-10-01

    MDS-Plus, a model driven data acquisition system being jointly developed at Istituto Gas Ionizzati, MIT Plasma Fusion Center, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, is based on the concept of an experiment model. The model contains descriptions of experiment data, devices, and actions to be performed. The data acquisition engine, i.e., the part of the system which actually executes the acquisition process, is driven by the contents of the model itself and implemented as a set of independent processes. A scheduler keeps the data acquisition engine in step with a state machine reflecting the operation of the actual experiment; a dispatcher takes care of the appropriate sequencing of the operations associated with each state of the experiment; various servers actually execute actions on behalf of the dispatcher.

  3. Strategic petroleum reserve data acquisition system

    SciTech Connect

    Merillat, P D; Bauer, A G

    1980-10-01

    The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Data Acquisition System is a general purpose, digital data acquisition system designed for field use in the DOE's Strategic Petroleum Reserve testing and monitoring program. The system is computer driven, under the control of an operator. The system is designed to allow the operator to perform pre-test system configuration; test monitoring and control; and post test analysis. This document is a system description and an operator users manual. Topics covered include: configuration and running on-line tests, software documentation, and maintenance programming information.

  4. 48 CFR 1552.216-79 - Award term availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Award term availability of funds. 1552.216-79 Section 1552.216-79 Federal Acquisition Regulations System ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and...

  5. 48 CFR 1552.216-79 - Award term availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Award term availability of funds. 1552.216-79 Section 1552.216-79 Federal Acquisition Regulations System ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and...

  6. 48 CFR 1552.216-79 - Award term availability of funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Award term availability of funds. 1552.216-79 Section 1552.216-79 Federal Acquisition Regulations System ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and...

  7. 48 CFR 52.232-38 - Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... information that is required to make payment by electronic funds transfer (EFT) under any contract that... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Submission of Electronic... System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND...

  8. 48 CFR 332.703-70 - Funding contracts during a continuing resolution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding contracts during a continuing resolution. 332.703-70 Section 332.703-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN... with the language of the CR); (2) Identify any specific limits or constraints imposed; and...

  9. 48 CFR 552.241-70, - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter. 552.241-70, Section 552.241-70, Federal Acquisition Regulations System GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses...

  10. 20 CFR 670.310 - How are entities selected to receive funding?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... to Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) and DOL Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter... LABOR (CONTINUED) THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Funding and Selection of... (c) and (d) of that Act apply. In selecting an entity, Job Corps issues requests for proposals...

  11. 20 CFR 670.310 - How are entities selected to receive funding?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... to Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) and DOL Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter... LABOR (CONTINUED) THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Funding and Selection of... (c) and (d) of that Act apply. In selecting an entity, Job Corps issues requests for proposals...

  12. 20 CFR 670.310 - How are entities selected to receive funding?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... to Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) and DOL Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter... LABOR (CONTINUED) THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT Funding and Selection of... (c) and (d) of that Act apply. In selecting an entity, Job Corps issues requests for proposals...

  13. FTMP data acquisition environment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Padilla, Peter A.

    1988-01-01

    The Fault-Tolerant Multi-Processing (FTMP) test-bed data acquisition environment is described. The performance of two data acquisition devices available in the test environment are estimated and compared. These estimated data rates are used as measures of the devices' capabilities. A new data acquisition device was developed and added to the FTMP environment. This path increases the data rate available by approximately a factor of 8, to 379 KW/S, while simplifying the experiment development process.

  14. Streamlined acquisition handbook

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    NASA has always placed great emphasis on the acquisition process, recognizing it as among its most important activities. This handbook is intended to facilitate the application of streamlined acquisition procedures. The development of these procedures reflects the efforts of an action group composed of NASA Headquarters and center acquisition professionals. It is the intent to accomplish the real change in the acquisition process as a result of this effort. An important part of streamlining the acquisition process is a commitment by the people involved in the process to accomplishing acquisition activities quickly and with high quality. Too often we continue to accomplish work in 'the same old way' without considering available alternatives which would require no changes to regulations, approvals from Headquarters, or waivers of required practice. Similarly, we must be sensitive to schedule opportunities throughout the acquisition cycle, not just once the purchase request arrives at the procurement office. Techniques that have been identified as ways of reducing acquisition lead time while maintaining high quality in our acquisition process are presented.

  15. 48 CFR 49.604 - Release of excess funds under terminated contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS Contract Termination Forms and Formats 49.604 Release of excess funds under terminated contracts. The following format shall be used to recommend the release of excess funds under terminated contracts, except if the contracting office...

  16. 48 CFR 49.604 - Release of excess funds under terminated contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS Contract Termination Forms and Formats 49.604 Release of excess funds under terminated contracts. The following format shall be used to recommend the release of excess funds under terminated contracts, except if the contracting office...

  17. 48 CFR 49.604 - Release of excess funds under terminated contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS Contract Termination Forms and Formats 49.604 Release of excess funds under terminated contracts. The following format shall be used to recommend the release of excess funds under terminated contracts, except if the contracting office...

  18. 48 CFR 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year. 52.232-19 Section 52.232-19 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. As prescribed in 32.705-1(b... (b) is to extend beyond the initial fiscal year (see 32.703-2(b)): Availability of Funds for the...

  19. 48 CFR 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year. 52.232-19 Section 52.232-19 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. As prescribed in 32.705-1(b... (b) is to extend beyond the initial fiscal year (see 32.703-2(b)): Availability of Funds for the...

  20. 48 CFR 52.232-19 - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year. 52.232-19 Section 52.232-19 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. As prescribed in 32.705-1(b... (b) is to extend beyond the initial fiscal year (see 32.703-2(b)): Availability of Funds for the...

  1. 48 CFR 552.241-70, - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter. 552.241-70, Section 552.241-70, Federal Acquisition Regulations... Text of Provisions and Clauses 552.241-70, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter... Next Fiscal Year or Quarter (AUG 2010) Funds are not presently available for performance under...

  2. 48 CFR 552.241-70, - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter. 552.241-70, Section 552.241-70, Federal Acquisition Regulations... Text of Provisions and Clauses 552.241-70, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter... Next Fiscal Year or Quarter (AUG 2010) Funds are not presently available for performance under...

  3. 48 CFR 552.241-70, - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter. 552.241-70, Section 552.241-70, Federal Acquisition Regulations... Text of Provisions and Clauses 552.241-70, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter... Next Fiscal Year or Quarter (AUG 2010) Funds are not presently available for performance under...

  4. 48 CFR 552.241-70, - Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter. 552.241-70, Section 552.241-70, Federal Acquisition Regulations... Text of Provisions and Clauses 552.241-70, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter... Next Fiscal Year or Quarter (AUG 2010) Funds are not presently available for performance under...

  5. 48 CFR 37.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Funding and term of... REGULATION SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 37.106 Funding and...). (b) The head of an executive agency, except NASA, may enter into a contract, exercise an option,...

  6. 30 CFR 886.12 - What can I use grant funds for?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... reclamation of eligible lands and water in accordance with sections 404 and 409 of SMCRA and §§ 874.12 and 875.... (d) You may use grant funds for acquisition of land or interests in land, and any mineral or water rights associated with the land, for up to 90 percent of the costs. (e) You may use grant funds only...

  7. 30 CFR 886.12 - What can I use grant funds for?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... reclamation of eligible lands and water in accordance with sections 404 and 409 of SMCRA and §§ 874.12 and 875.... (d) You may use grant funds for acquisition of land or interests in land, and any mineral or water rights associated with the land, for up to 90 percent of the costs. (e) You may use grant funds only...

  8. 48 CFR 37.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Funding and term of... REGULATION SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 37.106 Funding and...). (b) The head of an executive agency, except NASA, may enter into a contract, exercise an option,...

  9. 48 CFR 1832.705-270 - NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true NASA clauses for limitation... AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Contract Funding 1832.705-270 NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds. (a) The contracting officer shall insert...

  10. 48 CFR 37.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Funding and term of... REGULATION SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 37.106 Funding and...). (b) The head of an executive agency, except NASA, may enter into a contract, exercise an option,...

  11. 48 CFR 37.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Funding and term of... REGULATION SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 37.106 Funding and...). (b) The head of an executive agency, except NASA, may enter into a contract, exercise an option,...

  12. 48 CFR 37.106 - Funding and term of service contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Funding and term of... REGULATION SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 37.106 Funding and...). (b) The head of an executive agency, except NASA, may enter into a contract, exercise an option,...

  13. 77 FR 51783 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-27

    ... which the contractor spends Government funds and complies with Government policy when subcontracting... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE..., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 208- 1963 or email at...

  14. 78 FR 27239 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Industrial...

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    2013-05-09

    ... ADMINISTRATION General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Industrial... the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding industrial funding fee and sales...

  15. Buffer Gas Acquisition and Storage

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parrish, Clyde F.; Lueck, Dale E.; Jennings, Paul A.; Callahan, Richard A.; Delgado, H. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    The acquisition and storage of buffer gases (primarily argon and nitrogen) from the Mars atmosphere provides a valuable resource for blanketing and pressurizing fuel tanks and as a buffer gas for breathing air for manned missions. During the acquisition of carbon dioxide (CO2), whether by sorption bed or cryo-freezer, the accompanying buffer gases build up in the carbon dioxide acquisition system, reduce the flow of CO2 to the bed, and lower system efficiency. It is this build up of buffer gases that provide a convenient source, which must be removed, for efficient capture Of CO2 Removal of this buffer gas barrier greatly improves the charging rate of the CO2 acquisition bed and, thereby, maintains the fuel production rates required for a successful mission. Consequently, the acquisition, purification, and storage of these buffer gases are important goals of ISRU plans. Purity of the buffer gases is a concern e.g., if the CO, freezer operates at 140 K, the composition of the inert gas would be approximately 21 percent CO2, 50 percent nitrogen, and 29 percent argon. Although there are several approaches that could be used, this effort focused on a hollow-fiber membrane (HFM) separation method. This study measured the permeation rates of CO2, nitrogen (ND, and argon (Ar) through a multiple-membrane system and the individual membranes from room temperature to 193K and 10 kpa to 300 kPa. Concentrations were measured with a gas chromatograph that used a thermoconductivity (TCD) detector with helium (He) as the carrier gas. The general trend as the temperature was lowered was for the membranes to become more selective, In addition, the relative permeation rates between the three gases changed with temperature. The end result was to provide design parameters that could be used to separate CO2 from N2 and Ar.

  16. Overview: Permanent University Fund (PUF)/Higher Education Fund (HEF)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009

    2009-01-01

    All public institutions of higher education except community colleges and the Texas A&M University System College of Dentistry receive funding for construction and other capital purposes from the Permanent University Fund (PUF) or the Higher Education Fund (HEF) (sometimes referred to as the Higher Education Assistance Fund or HEAF). The Higher…

  17. 78 FR 23437 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-18

    ... market disruptions by strengthening liquidity management practices at Farm Credit banks and enhancing the... risk management practices under the existing regulatory framework as the reason why System banks had... banks have already established. Additionally, the regulation reinforces enhanced practices at FCS...

  18. 75 FR 39391 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-08

    ...\\ 72 FR 61568 (October 31, 2007). \\4\\ Comment letter dated December 19, 2008, from Jamie Stewart... capital standards: A 3.5-percent core surplus ratio (CSR), a 7-percent total surplus ratio (TSR), and a 7... 615.5201-5216 and 615.5301-5336. \\11\\ See 53 FR 39229 (October 6, 1988) and 63 FR 39229 (July 22,...

  19. 77 FR 66362 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-05

    .... Objectives The objectives of this rule are to: Ensure that Farm Credit banks \\1\\ hold sufficient high... Bookletter BL-064, which provided clarification and guidance regarding our regulations and expectations with... board governance and controls and clarify our expectations over investment management practices,...

  20. 76 FR 80817 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-27

    ... differently than most commercial lenders. FCS banks issue System-wide debt securities, which are the System's... four Farm Credit Banks and the Agricultural Credit Bank) issue and market System-wide debt securities... primarily depends on continuing access to the debt markets. During normal economic conditions, access...

  1. 78 FR 34550 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Accounting and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-10

    ... on April 9, 2013 (78 FR 21035) is effective June 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael T. Wilson, Policy Analyst, Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090... Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia 22102-5090, (703) 883-4431, TTY (703) 883-4056....

  2. 48 CFR 1318.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Contingency operation. 1318.201 Section 1318.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 1318.201...

  3. 48 CFR 1318.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contingency operation. 1318.201 Section 1318.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 1318.201...

  4. 48 CFR 1318.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Contingency operation. 1318.201 Section 1318.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 1318.201...

  5. 48 CFR 1318.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Contingency operation. 1318.201 Section 1318.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 1318.201...

  6. 48 CFR 1318.201 - Contingency operation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contingency operation. 1318.201 Section 1318.201 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities 1318.201...

  7. Acquisition of teleological descriptions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Franke, David W.

    1992-03-01

    Teleology descriptions capture the purpose of an entity, mechanism, or activity with which they are associated. These descriptions can be used in explanation, diagnosis, and design reuse. We describe a technique for acquiring teleological descriptions expressed in the teleology language TeD. Acquisition occurs during design by observing design modifications and design verification. We demonstrate the acquisition technique in an electronic circuit design.

  8. Quick Ride: Acquisition Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Adams, W. James

    1999-01-01

    Quick Ride is an outgrowth of rapid spacecraft acquisition. It provides a variety of low-cost, short lead time satellite rides for science instruments. Task order contracts with commercial firms will permit placing a order within 30 days. Secondary objectives include a demonstration of a FAR Part 12 commercial acquisition and the exploration of the use of on-ramps.

  9. Funding of Research in Librarianship.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fitzgibbons, Shirley Grinnell

    1984-01-01

    Discusses funding for library research (1964-84), including previous findings; problems in analyses of funding; activities of major research funding agencies (Higher Education Act of 1965 Title II-B, National Science Foundation, National Library of Medicine, Council on Library Resources); and funding by professional organizations. Problems and…

  10. The Neuro Funding Rollercoaster.

    PubMed

    Tracy, Harry M

    2016-01-01

    Compared to the money dedicated to cancer and cardiology, funding for neuroscience research has lagged behind for decades. But things are starting to change. From the White House's Brain Initiative to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS to some recent sizeable gifts to universities, money for brain research appears to be on the rise. But, as our author explains, research and development funding from private and corporate lenders for cognitive neuroscience-an area that he has spent years tracking-is also vital to the quality of life for millions of people. PMID:27408678

  11. Parks and recreation: Obligations and outlays from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund program serves as a funding source for federal acquisition of public park and recreation lands and for grants-in-aid to state and local governments for the planning, acquisition, and development of outdoor recreation areas. It is currently authorized to receive $900 million annually from Outer Continental Shelf mineral receipts, federal surplus property sales, motorboat fuel taxes, and recreation fees. This report presents federal agencies obligations and outlays from the fund for FYS 1976 through 1985. It also shows the obligations and outlays for matching grants to states for FYS 1976 through 1985.

  12. 31 CFR 281.4 - Guaranty funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Guaranty funds. 281.4 Section 281.4 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOREIGN EXCHANGE OPERATIONS § 281.4 Guaranty...

  13. 31 CFR 281.4 - Guaranty funds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Guaranty funds. 281.4 Section 281.4 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOREIGN EXCHANGE OPERATIONS § 281.4 Guaranty...

  14. Evaluating the Student Loan Fund of Thailand

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tangkitvanich, Somkiat; Manasboonphempool, Areeya

    2010-01-01

    The Thai higher education sector has expanded quickly during the past decade, making a transition from an elitist to a mass institution. A driving force behind the expansion was believed to be the Student Loan Fund (SLF), introduced in 1996. During the first 10 years of its operation, the SLF has lent to more than 2.6 million students, with the…

  15. Money Related Decommissioning and Funding Decision Making

    SciTech Connect

    Goodman, Lynne S.

    2008-01-15

    'Money makes the world go round', as the song says. It definitely influences decommissioning decision-making and financial assurance for future decommissioning. This paper will address two money-related decommissioning topics. The first is the evaluation of whether to continue or to halt decommissioning activities at Fermi 1. The second is maintaining adequacy of financial assurance for future decommissioning of operating plants. Decommissioning costs considerable money and costs are often higher than originally estimated. If costs increase significantly and decommissioning is not well funded, decommissioning activities may be deferred. Several decommissioning projects have been deferred when decision-makers determined future spending is preferable than current spending, or when costs have risen significantly. Decommissioning activity timing is being reevaluated for the Fermi 1 project. Assumptions for waste cost-escalation significantly impact the decision being made this year on the Fermi 1 decommissioning project. They also have a major impact on the estimated costs for decommissioning currently operating plants. Adequately funding full decommissioning during plant operation will ensure that the users who receive the benefit pay the full price of the nuclear-generated electricity. Funding throughout operation also will better ensure that money is available following shutdown to allow decommissioning to be conducted without need for additional funds.

  16. Funding for international family planning attacked.

    PubMed

    Kaeser, L

    1997-08-01

    US funding for foreign assistance has been jeopardized in recent years in the context of dwindling public support for foreign aid. To stymie the provision of international family planning program assistance and services overseas, Congressional opponents of family planning and abortion are offering amendments to foreign aid legislation at every possible opportunity. State Department reauthorization legislation is the current target of family planning opponents' efforts. Reauthorization is the process by which Congress indicates its ongoing support for a program, makes any necessary changes, and sets new funding ceilings. The global gag rule joined UNFPA funding cuts on the 1997 State Department reauthorization bill, H.R. 1757, which passed the House of Representatives in early June. If successfully appended to the State Department bill, the gag rule would prevent the US from funding any organization in a developing country which provides legal abortion services or communicates with its government on abortion-related policy, regardless of whether that organization used its own non-US funds. These restrictions and cuts to international family planning program assistance could adversely affect family planning programs, leading to less contraceptive use and higher rates of abortion, maternal morbidity, and maternal mortality. President Bill Clinton has promised to veto the bill if both houses of Congress accept the restrictions. These issues will probably arise on the annual appropriations legislation which funds US operations overseas.

  17. Education Finance: Extent of Federal Funding in State Education Agencies. Report to Congressional Requesters.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

    This study addresses the amount of federal dollars used by state education agencies (SEAS) to fund their administrative and other operating costs, and how SEAS are using these funds to support their operating activities. To determine the amount and sources of federal funding, SEAS in 49 states (excluding Hawaii and the District of Columbia) were…

  18. 24 CFR 583.105 - Grants for acquisition and rehabilitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... rehabilitation. 583.105 Section 583.105 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban....105 Grants for acquisition and rehabilitation. (a) Use. HUD will grant funds to recipients to: (1) Pay... supportive services; (2) Pay a portion of the cost of rehabilitation of structures, including...

  19. 24 CFR 583.105 - Grants for acquisition and rehabilitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... rehabilitation. 583.105 Section 583.105 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban....105 Grants for acquisition and rehabilitation. (a) Use. HUD will grant funds to recipients to: (1) Pay... supportive services; (2) Pay a portion of the cost of rehabilitation of structures, including...

  20. 14 CFR 152.211 - Grant payments: Land acquisition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Grant payments: Land acquisition. 152.211 Section 152.211 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Funding of Approved Projects § 152.211 Grant payments:...