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Author: Kenneth M. Mead
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: development, affecting, issues, superhighway, information
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788114212
ISBN-13: 9780788114212

Discusses: (1) managing the transition to a more competitive local telecommunications marketplace, (2) ensuring universal service in a competitive marketplace, and (3) ensuring network security, privacy, reliability, and interoperability. Charts and tables

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: system, transformation, operations, congressional, critical, testimony, issues, airspace, faa, reauthorization, national
Number of Pages: 17
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437913210
ISBN-13: 9781437913217

Discusses six issues that are important in reauthorizing FAA programs: (1) Ensuring the safe and efficient transformation to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen); (2) Strengthening oversight of aviation safety: Incomplete and inaccurate safety data jeopardize FAA's implementation of a new safety management approach; (3) Reducing congestion and providing access to the national airspace system; (4) Addressing aviation's impact on the environment, including noise, emissions, and other pollutants; (5) Ensuring a sufficient, trained workforce; and (6) Ensuring timely reauthorizat

Author: Keith W. Oleson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: funds, enhance, effectiveness, resources, federal, safety, opportunities, redirect, food
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1998-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788179322
ISBN-13: 9780788179327

The increasing incidence of foodborne illness has heightened concerns about the federal system's effectiveness in ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply. The agencies responsible for ensuring this safety receive more than $1 billion annually; in addition, they received $43 million for FY1998. This report (1) analyzes the federal food safety agencies' budget for FY1999 to determine whether the appropriated funds of more than $1 billion can be spent more effectively and (2) provides an opinion on whether the food safety initiatives for FY1998-99 will address underlying problems in the f

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: regulatory, quality, across, ensuring, levels, oecd, reviews, reform, government, italy
Number of Pages: 130
Published: 2007-11-08
ISBN-10: 9264037985
ISBN-13: 9789264037984

In recent years Italy has moved towards greater devolution of regulatory powers at regional level, in a European context where this dimension becomes increasingly important. This review analyses first the institutional set-up for multi-level regulation, the specifics of power sharing between the State and the regions, as well as the horizontal and vertical co-ordination mechanisms in place in the country, before turning to the use of policy instruments and regulatory tools in four Italian regions: Veneto, Calabria, Campania and Tuscany.  

Author: Janet Heinrich
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: poses, continuing, challenges, supply, adequate, vaccine, ensuring, childhood
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2003-11-01
ISBN-10: 0756728401
ISBN-13: 9780756728403

The federal government plays a variety of roles in immunization programs, one of the leading public health achievements of the 20th century, including ensuring the adequacy of the nation's vaccine supply -- a matter of increasing concern in recent years. In late 2001, the CDC reported shortages in 5 of the 8 recommended childhood vaccines. Concerned about the increasing frequency of these shortages, this report examines: (1) to what extent have recent childhood vaccine shortages affected immunization policies & programs?; (2) what factors have contributed to the recent shortages, & have they b

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: poses, continuing, challenges, supply, adequate, vaccines, ensuring, childhood
Number of Pages: 46
ISBN-10: 1428944095
ISBN-13: 9781428944091

Author: David Bellis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: important, management, tool, access, program, tested, programs, information, means
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422300498
ISBN-13: 9781422300497

Federal agencies that administer means-tested programs are responsible for both ensuring that people have appropriate access to assistance & ensuring the integrity of the programs they oversee. Knowing the proportion of the population that qualifies for these programs relative to the numbers who actually participate can help ensure that agencies can monitor & communicate key info. on program access. This report provides info. on: the proportion of those eligible who are participating in 12 selected low-income programs; factors that influence participation in those programs; & strategies used b
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