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Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: international, efforts, hinder, problems, control, standing, drug
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 078814376X
ISBN-13: 9780788143762

Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has spent about $20 billion on international drug control & interdiction efforts to reduce the illegal drug supply. This report summarizes the findings on international drug control & interdiction efforts & provides overall observations on (1) the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to combat drug production & the movement of drugs into the U.S., (2) obstacles to implementation of U.S. drug control efforts, & (3) suggestions to improve the operational effectiveness of the U.S. international drug control efforts. Contains recommendations for the Director, Office of Na

Author: Brenda S. Farrell
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: clearance, governmentwide, eligibility, process, testimony, congressional, improve, efforts, clearances, security, preliminary, observations, reform, joint, personnel
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2008-12-01
ISBN-10: 1437908888
ISBN-13: 9781437908886

Since Jan. 2005, the DoD¿s personnel security clearance program has been placed on the list of high-risk government programs and operations. This statement discusses the personnel security joint reform efforts. It addresses: (1) elements of the most recent security clearance reform efforts; and (2) the extent to which the recent reform efforts address key factors that should be considered in efforts to reform the security process. Also identifies best practices that agencies can use to successfully transform their cultures and, accordingly, can guide the implementation of these personnel secu

Author: Charles Michael Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improvements, increasing, needed, planning, coordination, sector, water, development, efforts, support, afghan, afghanistan
Number of Pages: 75
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437942903
ISBN-13: 9781437942903

Water is critical to the stability of Afghanistan and is an essential part of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. Since 2002, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense have awarded $250 million for water projects. This report examines: (1) the alignment of U.S. water goals and projects with Afghan water-sector development goals; (2) U.S. agencies' coordination of water-sector efforts among themselves, with the Afghan government and the donor community; (3) U.S. efforts to manage and monitor these water projects; and (4) U.S. efforts to build sustaina

Author: David Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: monitoring, hamper, federal, efforts, collaboration, limited, communications, vulnerabilities, remain, emergency
Number of Pages: 104
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437919863
ISBN-13: 9781437919868

Emergency communications breakdowns undermined response efforts during terrorist attacks in 2001 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In response, federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have increased efforts to enhance emergency communications. This report identifies: (1) vulnerabilities, if any, to emergency communications systems; (2) federal assistance available or planned to first responders for addressing vulnerabilities or enhancing emergency communications; and (3) challenges, if any, with federal emergency communications e

Author: William Jenkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: assess, system, national, preparedness, capabilities, implement, develop, made, limited, progress, efforts, fema
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2011-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437942156
ISBN-13: 9781437942156

This congressional briefing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) efforts to assess national preparedness examines: (1) the usefulness and limitations of the national preparedness capabilities data that have been collected to date through selected evaluation efforts as described by FEMA; and (2) the extent to which FEMA has made progress in its national preparedness capability assessment efforts since a previous report in April 2009. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

Author: Eunice N. Askov
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: workplace, literacy, standards, skill, developing, framework
Number of Pages: 141
Published: 1998-02
ISBN-10: 0788145428
ISBN-13: 9780788145421

Adult educators working in workplace literacy & workforce preparation programs need to be aware of the many efforts to define standards for the knowledge, skills, & abilities needed for successful performance in the workplace. This report describes the various efforts related to skill standards & other policy initiatives for those who may not be directly involved in these ongoing efforts. Includes skill descriptions as the framework for workplace literacy skill standards. Contents: background to the occupational skill standards efforts; occupational skill standards; framework for skill standar

Author: Nathan Brooks
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: agency, coordination, inter, efforts, terrorist, financing
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437985149
ISBN-13: 9781437985146

Stopping the ability of terrorists to finance their operations is a key component of the U.S. counter-terrorism strategy. To accomplish this, the Bush Administration implemented a three-tiered approach based on: (1) intelligence and domestic legal and regulatory efforts; (2) technical assistance to provide capacity-building programs for U.S. allies; and (3) global efforts to create international norms and guidelines. Effective implementation of this strategy requires the participation of, and coordination among, several elements of the U.S. Government. This report provides an agency-by-agency
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