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Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: practices, key, successful, programs, activity, physical, obesity, experts, identified, childhood
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2005-12-30
ISBN-10: 1422304981
ISBN-13: 9781422304983

In the past 30 years, the number of obese children has increased in the U.S., leading some policy makers to rank childhood obesity (CO) as a critical public health threat. This report: describes the strategies identified by experts as most important to include in programs to prevent or reduce CO; provides ex. of how selected programs (SP) implemented the key strategies identified & the challenges these programs faced; describes the program elements identified as most important to include in programs to prevent or reduce CO, as well as outcome measures identified as important; & provides ex. of

Author: Celeste J. Ward
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: iraq, lessons, identified, governance, experience, provisional, authoritys, coalition
Number of Pages: 12
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1437904203
ISBN-13: 9781437904208

This report is a product of the U.S. Institute of Peaceżs Iraq Experience Project. It is the third of three reports examining important lessons identified in Iraq prior to the countryżs transition to sovereignty in June 2004 and is based on extensive interviews with 113 officials, soldiers, and contractors who served there. This report is focused specifically on governance in Iraq under the Coalition Provisional Authority. The other two reports examine security and reconstruction, respectively. These reports are intended for use as training aids in programs that prepare individuals for servi

Author: Cristina T. Chaplain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: limit, onboard, research, challenges, significant, spacer, station, international
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437927343
ISBN-13: 9781437927344

In 2010, after about 25 years of work and the expenditure of billions of dollars, the International Space Station (ISS) will be completed. According to NASA, the ISS crew will then be able to redirect its efforts from assembling the station to conducting research. In 2005, Congress designated the ISS as a national lab.; in addition, NASA is required to provide a research management plan for the ISS National Lab. This report reviewed the research use of the ISS, and: (1) identified how the ISS is being used for research and how it is expected to be used once completed; (2) identified challenges

Author: Steven Sebastian
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: procedures, management, report, accounting, controls, improvements, fdic, internal, opportunities
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-06-01
ISBN-10: 143794373X
ISBN-13: 9781437943733

Discusses the control deficiencies that collectively represented the material weakness in the FDIC's internal control over financial reporting related to its loss-share estimation process. It also discusses other internal control issues identified during a 2009 audit. Although not all of these issues were discussed in the 2009 report on the results of their 2009 financial statement audit, they all warrant FDIC management's attention and correction. This report also provides 14 recommendations to address the internal control issues identified during the 2009 audit. The report also provides the

Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environment, acquisition, weapon, system, quality, dods, improve, focus, increased, requirements, oversight, needed, practices
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 143790033X
ISBN-13: 9781437900330

Compares quality mgmt. practices used by the DoD & its contractors to those used by leading commercial co¿s. & made suggestions for improvement. The report: determined the impact of quality problems on selected weapon systems & prime contractor practices that contributed to the problems; identified commercial practices that can be used to improve DoD weapon systems; identified problems that DoD must overcome; & identified recent DoD initiatives that could improve quality. The author examined 11 DoD weapon systems with known quality problems & met with quality officials from DoD, defense prime

Author: Steven J. Sebastian
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: controls, compliance, laws, regulations, internal, irs’s, report, improvements, needed, management
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936431
ISBN-13: 9781437936438

In Nov. 2009, a report was issued on the results of an audit of the financial statements of the IRS as of, and for the FY ending, Sept. 30, 2009, and 2008, and on the effectiveness of its internal controls as of Sept. 30, 2009. In March 2010, a report was issued on information security issues identified during a FY 2009 audit, along with associated recommendations. This report presents internal control and compliance issues identified during an audit of IRSżs financial statements as of, and for the fiscal year ending, Sept. 30, 2009, for which there are no recommendations outstanding. The rep

Author: Steven J. Sebastian
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: financial, audits, related, management, reports, recommendations, revenue, service, status, internal
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422301141
ISBN-13: 9781422301142

In its role as the nation's tax collector, the IRS has a demanding responsibility for collecting taxes, processing tax returns, & enforcing the nation's tax laws. Since the first audit of IRS's financial statements in FY 1992, a number of weaknesses in IRS's financial management operations have been identified. In related reports, corrective action has been recommended to address those weaknesses. Each year, as part of the annual audit of IRS's financial statements, recommendations have been made to address any new weaknesses identified, but also follows up on the status of weaknesses identifi
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