(USGS) is to assess the quantity and quality of the
natural resources of the Nation and to provide
information that will assist resource managers and
policymakers at Federal, State, and local levels in
making sound decisions. Assessment of water-quality
conditions and trends is an important part of this
One of the greatest challenges faced by waterresources
scientists is acquiring reliable information
that will guide the use and protection of the Nation’s
To transcend these limitations, Greenplum assembled a team of the world’s leading database experts and built a
shared-nothing massively parallel processing database, designed from the ground up to achieve the highest levels of
parallelism and efficiency for complex BI and analytical processing. In this architecture, each unit acts as a self-containe
database management system that owns and manages a distinct portion of the overall data. The system automatically
distributes data and parallelizes query workloads across all available hardware.
One of the key features that enables the Greenplum Database to scale linearly and achieve such high performance is its
ability to utilize the full local disk I/O bandwidth of each system. Typical configurations can achieve from 1 to more than
2.5 gigabytes per second sustained I/O bandwidth per machine. This rate is entirely scalable, and overall I/O bandwidth
can be increased linearly by simply adding nodes without any concerns of saturating a SAN/shared-storage backplane.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy oversees the Office of
Transportation Technologies, which includes the Office of
Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT), the Office of Advanced
Automotive Technologies (OAAT), the Office of Fuels
Development, and the Office of Technology Utilization.
OHVT was created in March 1996 when the Office of Transportation
Technologies was reorganized. Its sister organization,
OAAT, focuses on the development of advanced automotive
technologies, while OHVT focuses, for the most part,
on technologies for trucks.
It was not until the late 1970’s that most
organisations in the UK established a computer audit
capability. This primarily arose out of the need to
provide business auditors with independent data
from the IT system. This in turn progressed to a
wider review of the IT applications and infrastructure
to provide an assurance that the organisation’s assets
were protected and that suitable security and control
mechanisms were in place. The high level of
technical knowledge required resulted in the birth of
the computer auditor.
The Transaction Authority Matrix defines the Director IBA delegation to certain
individual authority for particular transactions in line with their functional responsibilities.
Individuals who hold Transaction Authority are referred to as “responsible individuals”.
The Transaction Authority or Fund Manager or Budget Holder is individual responsible
for all transactions on their fund(s) and is an authority to administer, approve, and
execute transactions or agreements with external parties that commits the IBA.
Rwanda’s population is predominantly rural, with more than four in five Rwandans living in rural areas. Fifteen percent of women and 17 percent of men live in urban areas. Overall, 68 percent of women and 69 percent of men have attended some primary school without having gone on to post-primary/vocational or secondary school. Only 21 percent of men have attended post-primary/vocational, secondary, or tertiary education and about 16 percent of women have done so. School experience in Rwanda is not universal; 16 percent of women and 10 percent of men have never attended school.
Both small and large enterprise campuses require a highly available and secure, intelligent network
infrastructure to support business solutions such as voice, video, wireless, and mission-critical data
applications. To provide such a reliable network infrastructure, the overall system of components that
make up the campus must minimize disruptions caused by component failures.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the overall coordinating
environmental organization of the United Nations system. Its mission
is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment
by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve
their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
A public pension fund’s decision to invest in emerging domestic markets is driven first
and foremost by its fiduciary duty and overarching mission to achieve competitive financial
returns for its pension fund retirees and beneficiaries. Public pension funds, as with any
institutional fund, seek to outperform the market. Investments targeted to EDM can both
achieve good returns and help overall fund performance by diversifying the pension fund’s
portfolio. A well-diversified portfolio is made up of a spectrum of asset classes as a means of
spreading risk across classes.
Overall, the quality of SAR reporting has been quite good, indicating that insur-
ance companies are well positioned to report to law enforcement several specific
categories of suspected illicit activities relating to money laundering. In addition,
they are equally poised to provide through SARs, information that may benefit the
mission of state regulatory agencies.
FinCEN analysts read and reviewed each of the 641 SARs filed by insurance com-
panies between May 2, 2006 and May 1, 2007.
Part of an overall Firewall strategy
Sits between the local network and the external network
Originally used primarily as a caching strategy to minimize outgoing URL requests and increase perceived browser performance
Primary mission is now to insure anonymity of internal users
Still used for caching of frequently requested files
Also used for content filtering
Acts as a go-between, submitting your requests to the external network
Requests are translated from your IP address to the Proxy’s IP address
E-mail addresses of internal users are removed from request headers
Cause an actual br...
“Ultimately, responsibility for the success of an organization lies with its senior managers.”
By establishing an effective information security governance structure, they establish the
organization’s computer security program and its overall program goals, objectives, and
priorities in order to support the mission of the organization. Ultimately, the head of the
organization is responsible for ensuring that adequate resources are applied to the program and
for ensuring program success.
the overall future quality and condition of human life by improving longer-range global policy and long-term policy analysis. In carrying out this mission, the center concentrates on five broad areas: • • • • Developing new methodologies, or refining existing ones, to improve thinking about the long-range effects of policy options. Developing improved measures of human progress on a global scale. Identifying policy issues with important implications for the long-term future—i.e., 35 to 200 years ahead.
organizational and investment issues related to the national military space effort, the overall weight of effort that should be directed to space mission support, and the appropriate trade-offs between space and other mission needs in all mediums across service lines. Research in support of the study was completed in November 2002.