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2011-03-29 05:35:00

NASA servers used to control spacecraft are vulnerable to cyber attack via the Internet, warned a report released Monday by NASA's inspector general following an audit of the space agency's network security. "We found that computer servers on NASA's agency-wide mission network had high-risk vulnerabilities that were exploitable from the Internet," the report read. "Specifically, six computer servers associated with IT assets that control spacecraft and contain critical data had...

2010-07-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals has developed a new web site to help consumers find professional wood flooring inspectors in their area. The new site, www.woodflooringinspectors.com, allows consumers to search for professional inspectors using a variety of options. Searches can be conducted by city, state or province, zip or postal code, mileage, area code, country, or even by individual name or company name....

2009-11-19 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer; Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director of the FBI's Washington Field Office; Deputy Chief Postal Inspector Zane Hill; and Edward Lazarus, Chief of Staff at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); will hold a pen-and-pad briefing on actions taken against a scheme to defraud the FCC's Video Relay Services for the deaf program, on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009, AT 4:30...

2009-09-03 15:48:00

Trucking Pilot Program Diverted Inspections From Buses, Inspector General Reports WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said today that an inspector general report shows once and for all that the border should remain closed to unsafe Mexican trucks. A pilot program to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. highways began in September 2007 and ended in March 2009 when Congress, with bipartisan support, cut off funding for it. The inspector general...

2009-07-16 13:47:36

Conax Florida Corp., a defense contractor in Tampa, Fla., said it is baffled by a raid by six federal agencies that closed down its offices. At this point we're just trying to determine what they're after, and we just don't know, General Manager Chester Claudon said. Federal agents with search warrants swarmed through the company's offices Wednesday, the Tampa, Fla., Tribune reported. Brooke Harris with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service said the raid involved members the Naval...

2009-04-30 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AtPrime Media, Inc., the sponsor of the @Prime! Pension Inspector(R), the leading consumer and professional online tool for determining the financial performance of Qualified Retirement Plans, announces a new breakthrough service, "Compare and Rank" Online Service, previously unavailable to the general public, which it believes will be a helpful tool in these stressful economic times for focusing on Plans' viability and stability. Developed by retirement...

2009-04-06 09:45:00

The U.S. space agency's controversial inspector general has submitted his letter of resignation to U.S. President Barack Obama. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said Obama accepted Robert Cobb's resignation, effective at the end of this week. The Project on Government Oversight, a non-profit organization that investigates alleged federal misconduct, said Cobb has been under pressure with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; and Chuck Grassley,...

2009-02-03 13:39:45

A Swedish police disciplinary committee has docked an inspector's wages for five days after she left her gun in a courthouse bathroom used by the public. The committee said the Kalmar inspector left her gun in the lavatory at the city's district court July 1, The Local reported Tuesday. The gun was returned to the inspector without incident but the committee said a harsher punishment than a warning was required because the bathroom was accessible by members of the public. By failing to keep...

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2009-01-10 06:35:00

NASA's inspector general is not doing enough to police waste and abuse at the space agency, Congressional auditors said. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) compared NASA's in-house financial watchdog to that of 27 other federal agencies, and ranked him second to last, according to a new report obtained by the Associated Press. The report said that NASA saved taxpayers just 36 cents for every dollar their department spent, versus an average of $9.49 among all federal inspectors...

2008-10-06 21:00:22

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON - Nine major U.S. airlines are farming out aircraft maintenance at twice the rate of four years ago and now hire outside contractors for more than 70 percent of major work, the government says. Contractors overseas handled one-quarter of the outsourced maintenance. At the same time, U.S. oversight of repair facilities is lagging, the Transportation Department's inspector general found. Investigators said the Federal Aviation Administration has failed to closely...


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Inspector, Chalcostephia flavifrons
2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.