Performing experiments in low Earth orbit has been the focus of much of the research funded by
NASA’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD) and its predecessors for over 30 years. This microgravity
research can be divided into five broad areas, all of which focus primarily on phenomena that are
strongly perturbed by gravity: biotechnology, combustion, fluid physics, fundamental physics, and
This publication is the output of an Expert Group Meeting / capacity development
workshop organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development
Management (DPADM) of the Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (DESA) in partnership with the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of the
Republic of Korea and the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA)
as part of the 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government: Towards Participatory
and Transparent Governance.
The extraordinary popularity achieved and maintained by Dr. GEO. H. NAPHEYS' Physical Life of Woman,
places it beyond question among the classics of the English language. Convinced of its high literary as well as
medical value, the present publishers have spared no pains or expense to place it before the public in the most
The text has been most carefully revised and rewritten by the eminent author himself; extensive additions of
important matter the fruit of three more years devoted to the study of the subject and the wants of readers,
have been incorporated.
o improve aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to have in place the initial capabilities of a risk-based approach to safety oversight, known as a safety management system (SMS), by the end of fiscal year 2010. FAA is also implementing new procedures and technologies to enhance the safety, capacity, and
Logical access control systems can be customised
although this can have a significant effect on the
security of the IT system. The customisation is
achieved by a series of parameters or values which
determine how the software will work, e.g. how
many logon attempts will a user be allowed? Exits
are also included which enable an organisation to
develop its own logical access controls code.
The administration of logical access control is
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In contemporary debates about democratic governance, the concept of
accountability is hard to avoid. At least from a European perspective, recent
innovations in political and administrative decision-making have multiplied
opportunities for citizens to hold to account those who exercise governmental
authority. Or so we are told. Whether busy modernizing constitutional
structures or realigning public services along market-led lines, our political
representatives have proclaimed a new era of open and responsive government.
However, we believe that NOP officials need to further improve program administration and strengthen their management controls to ensure more effective enforcement of program requirements when serious violations, including operations that market product as organic while under suspension, are found. In addition, they need to strengthen their oversight of certifying agents and organic operations to ensure that organic products are consistently and uniformly meeting NOP standards.
Raising the Bar for Safety: In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,
the Obama Administration has launched the most aggressive and comprehensive reforms to
offshore oil and gas regulation and oversight in U.S. history. The reforms, which strengthen
requirements for everything from well design and workplace safety to corporate accountability,
are helping to ensure that the U.S. can safely and responsibly expand development of its
offshore energy resources.
The role for Congress in this financial crisis is multifaceted. While the recent focus has been on
combating the recession, the ultimate issue perhaps is how to ensure the smooth and efficient
functioning of financial markets to promote the general well-being of the country while
protecting taxpayer interests and facilitating business operations without creating a moral hazard.
We found that NOP officials did not assemble a peer review panel to annually evaluate their accreditation procedures. NOP regulations require the AMS Administrator to establish a peer review panel pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act8 (FACA) to complete this evaluation. NOP officials attributed this inaction to budget constraints and the difficulties in forming a panel each year. NOP officials did not request a waiver from the Administrator or additional funding to form a panel.
We are issuing 14 recommendations to NOP officials to improve program administration and internal controls. We recommend that NOP strengthen its enforcement procedures to determine what actions should be imposed on program violators, including civil penalties, and to timely issue the appropriate actions. We also recommend that officials timely resolve and track complaints from receipt through disposition.
I am indebted to the staff of the Cornel Law Reiew for its invaluable assistance in
bringing this piece to publication. Particular thanks are owed to Leo R. Tsao for indispen-
sable advice and encouragement during the initial drafts; to Nathan C. Thomas, StevenJ.
Scott, and Samson M. Frankel for editorial oversight; and to Christine M. O'Reilly and
Susan G. Pado for tireless administrative and clerical support on this...