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2010-06-14 17:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Payments Coalition issued the following statement in response to today's release of a report on interchange fees paid by the federal government from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management Service entitled "Treasury Report on Credit and Debit Card Interchange and Other Fees, June 2010:" This report confirms that there are opportunities in the free market to negotiate what any merchant - including the federal government - pays...

2009-05-26 10:46:00

New Guide Presents State-of-the-Art Information on Positive Behavior Support Strategies for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Schools WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent special education report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrated that the use of restraints and seclusions in schools can lead to abuse and even death of special education students. In contrast, Positive Behavior Support (PBS) has emerged in recent years as a...

2009-03-02 17:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report on the Oversight and Regulation of Dietary Supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement. Statement from Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN: "As industry report cards go, we are pleased to see that this one demonstrates that the industry has come a long...

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2008-12-16 08:30:00

A government watchdog agency said people who enroll in popular Medicare options like private fee-for-services plans may be stuck with thousands of dollars in medical costs. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said that the agency who oversees the Medicare health program for the elderly needs to examine the unexpected costs faced by people enrolled in these fee-for-service plans. The GAO suggested that potential enrollees need to be informed about the drop-out rates for the...

2008-08-27 03:00:00

By Getha-Taylor, Heather ABSTRACT Learning has been identified as important component of collaborative capacity (Bardach, 1998, 2001). Without the capacity to learn on the organizational, team, and individual levels, public organizations may also lag in their ability to collaborate successfully across organizational boundaries. Nowhere is the need to collaborate more apparent than in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created in part to foster collaboration among 22...

2008-06-19 09:00:14

Bloomberg News A government agency said Wednesday that Boeing Co. deserves another chance to bid on a $35 billion Air Force contract it lost to rival Northrop Grumman Corp. after being the only supplier for half a century. Boeing appealed to the U.S. Government Accountability Office after Northrop and partner European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. won the aerial-tanker contract Feb. 29. Boeing said changes that the Air Force made during the competition favored Northrop. "Our...

2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Anonymous SLA has applauded the U.S. Government Accountability Office's recent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's library closures. The report was requested by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last year following an outcry by the public and the library community over the destruction of sensitive documents and restriction of access to public health information contained in the EPA libraries. "SLA was the first library association to denounce the...

2008-06-19 06:00:08

By Edward Iwata In a big win for Boeing, congressional investigators Wednesday recommended that the Air Force redo a bid process that awarded a $35 billion aircraft contract to Northrop Grumman Systems and EADS, the Europe-based parent company of Airbus. Boeing had contested the Air Force's awarding of the contract -- one of the largest in Pentagon history -- in February to build an initial 80 aerial refueling tankers. In its decision, the U.S. Government Accountability Office...

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2008-04-04 10:40:00

Uncertain planning and lack of adequate funding may keep an ambitious vision of taking people to the moon and Mars from ever seeing the light of day, according to experts. The Constellation Program, NASA's eventual replacement for the space shuttle, is in jeopardy, a congressional report says. The program is scheduled to begin by 2015, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports it has been hampered by engineering, funding and mechanical issues. One instance being, the program was...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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