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Author: Claire Attwood
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: fisheries, approach, ecosystem, practice, putting
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9251053960
ISBN-13: 9789251053966

Although the principles of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) are not new, there is very little practical experience in their implementation. Translating high-level policy goals into operational objectives and actions is now the key challenge to sustainable fisheries. This describes the EAF approach and assesses its benefits, considers what is required for its implementation and the range of management measures available, and highlights outstanding research issues.

Author: Lynn E. Davis Melanie W. Sisson
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: counterterrorism, strategies, illustration, alternative, defining, planning, approach, strategic
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833046519
ISBN-13: 9780833046512

While the United States government has historically undertaken strategic reviews and produced numerous strategy documents, these have provided only very general directions for U.S. policymakers. This paper defines an approach to strategic planning and illustrates its application using the example of the critical national security topic of counterterrorism. The strategic planning approach involves four steps: (1) defining and operationalizing a strategic goal; (2) defining the full range of different

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, approach, could, strengthened, investment, modernization, traffic, control, faa, air
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 1999-08
ISBN-10: 0788183885
ISBN-13: 9780788183881

Addresses the extent to which the Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA) Acquisition Mgmt. System provides a comprehensive approach for managing the agency's investments in air traffic control information technology. FAA plans to spend billions of dollars to replace data-processing, navigation, communications, & other systems under its air traffic control modernization program but has a history of poor performance in delivering systems on time & within budget & performance parameters. The report found that FAA has established a structured approach for managing its modernization investments, but weaknes

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: sector, roads, management, asset
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 2001-07
ISBN-10: 9264186972
ISBN-13: 9789264186972

What is asset management? How do road administrations achieve an integrated approach to asset management? How does this differ from the management of individual assets? What are the implications for data collection and management? What does it mean for road administrations and road sector policy?. This report examines the requirements of asset management systems, the integration of existing component systems into a comprehensive approach to asset management, the incorporation of a business-like approach, performance monitoring and the implementation of such systems.

Author: Brian J. Lepore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: strategic, date, plan, communicated, effectively, guided, land, infrastructure, armys, approach, acquiring, defense
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 143791327X
ISBN-13: 9781437913279

Recently, the Army forecast that it would experience a 4.5-million-acre training land shortfall by 2013 and proposed to purchase additional land adjacent to certain existing training ranges. This report reviewed the Army's approach for acquiring training; it: (1) evaluates the Army's approach to the acquisition of training land; (2) describes the Army's consideration of alternatives and assessment of the environmental and economic effects; and (3) analyzes the Army's effectiveness in communicating its approach for making decisions to pursue these acquisitions. This report focused on all 5 land

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: major, challenges, remain, progress, made, research, irs, tax
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788134809
ISBN-13: 9780788134807

Taxpayers' total compliance in paying taxes owed has been roughly stagnant over the past 20 years at about 87%. Annual tax losses from the noncompliance have been well over $100 billion. This report discusses IRS' new compliance research approach. Its objectives were to: review the many lessons IRS has learned from past compliance efforts in identifying factors most critical to the success of its new compliance research approach, and analyzes the current status of the new approach and its ability to incorporate these factors. Charts and tables.

Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: weapon, major, system, program, outcomes, improve, could, knowledge, acquisitions, based, funding, approach, defense
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 1437907652
ISBN-13: 9781437907650

The DoD expects the cost to develop and procure the major weapon systems in its portfolio to total $1.6 trill. With increased competition for funding within DoD and across the fed. govżt., effectively managing these acquisitions is critical. Yet DoD programs often experience poor outcomes -- like increased costs and delayed fielding of needed capabilities. In 2006, a report was issued on DoDżs processes for identifying needs and allocating resources for its weapon system programs. In 2007, it was reported that DoD consistently commits to more programs than it can support. This report assesse
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