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Blast-resistance Benefits of Seismic Design - Phase 2 Study: Performance Analysis of Structural Steel Strengthening Systems By Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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This series of publications was developed in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the subsequent events that led to the formation of DHS and an... More > increased emphasis on preparedness and mitigation of terrorism-related hazards. One issue that FEMA began shortly after that was to examine whether lessons learned in response to natural hazards could be effectively applied to protect building occupants from human threats. Important similarities between seismic and blast loadings (e.g., both can impose extreme horizontal forces on a structure within a small time frame) lend themselves to such examination.< Less
The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions (Tenth Edition, October 2016) By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public... More > interest. The Federal Reserve •conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy; •promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad; •promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole;< Less
Federal Financial Management By James Shuler
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Federal Financial Management is an introductory to the federal government’s financial management systems and a brief historical background. This book covers government outlays, capitalism,... More > budget and accountability. It also looks at several historical figures that influenced the United States economic and financial system. The federal budget process, the national debt and budget deficit are examined. A brief look at the Bureau of the Budget (BOB) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is also provided. Various federal budget and accounting systems are reviewed including Planning-Programming-Budgeting System (PPBS), Management by Objectives (MBO) , Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB), the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). Other closely related topics are also discussed.< Less
Federal Financial Management By James Shuler
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Federal Financial Management is an introductory to the federal government’s financial management systems and a brief historical background. This book covers government outlays, capitalism,... More > budget and accountability. It also looks at several historical figures that influenced the United States economic and financial system. The federal budget process, the national debt and budget deficit are examined. A brief look at the Bureau of the Budget (BOB) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is also provided. Various federal budget and accounting systems are reviewed including Planning-Programming-Budgeting System (PPBS), Management by Objectives (MBO) , Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB), the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). Other closely related topics are also discussed.< Less
Design and Construction of Continuous Flight Auger Piles (Geotechnical Engineering Circular #8) By Federal Highway Administration
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This manual presents the state-of-the-practice for design and construction of continuous flight auger (CFA) piles, including those piles commonly referred to as augered cast-in-place (ACIP) piles,... More > drilled displacement piles, and screw piles. CFA pile types, materials, and construction equipment and procedures are discussed. A performance-based approach is presented to allow contractors greater freedom to compete in providing the most cost-effective and reliable foundation system, and a rigorous construction monitoring and testing program to verify the performance. Quality control (QC)/quality assurance (QA) procedures are discussed, and general requirements for a performance specification are given.< Less
Helicopter Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-21A By Federal Aviation Administration
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The Helicopter Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter class... More > rating. Certificated flight instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and aeronautical decision-making is included. Topics such as weather, navigation, radio navigation and communications, use of flight information publications, and regulations are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications. This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing, flight procedures and maneuvers, and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles.< Less
Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks (Third Edition - 2012) By Federal Judicial Center
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New law clerks: welcome to the federal court system. Career clerks: thank you for your continued service. During your clerkship, you will provide valuable assistance as your judge resolves disputes... More > that are of great importance to the parties, and often to the public. The parties and the public accept judges’ rulings because they trust the system to be fair and impartial. Maintaining this trust is crucial to the continued success of our courts. That’s why, although you have many responsibilities that demand your attention, you must never lose sight of your ethical obligations. You need to become familiar with the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, which has five canons. In brief, the canons provide that you should • uphold the independence and integrity of the judiciary and of your office; • avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities; • adhere to appropriate standards in performing your duties; • avoid conflict with official duties and the appearance of impropriety in all...< Less
Remote Pilot (sUAS) Airman Certification Standards By Federal Aviation Administration
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This ACS book from the FAA (effective June 2018) lists the standards and requirements for the Remote Pilot Certificate, issued for operating drones and small unmanned aircraft systems in the National... More > Airspace System. The new Airman Certification Standards help applicants develop an understanding of how knowledge, risk management, and skill elements work together for safe performance of each required task they may be asked to learn.< Less
Remote Pilot sUAS Study Guide By Federal Aviation Administration
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(Black & White Edition) - Applicants seeking a Remote Pilot Certificate with an sUAS rating must pass a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam. In this study guide the FAA lays out... More > the knowledge areas required for preparing to take this airman knowledge test. This information has been gathered from several FAA resources to provide guidance for remote pilots operating drones in the National Airspace System (NAS). The study guide covers applicable regulations, airspace classification operating requirements and flight restrictions, aviation weather services, effects of weather on sUAS performance, small unmanned aircraft loading, emergency procedures, crew resource management (CRM), radio communication procedures, physiological factors affecting pilot performance, aeronautical decision making (ADM) and judgment, airport operations, and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.< Less
Using Performance Information to Facilitate Decisionmaking in Transportation Logistics By James Shuler
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This book assesses whether, and to what extent, senior logistics executives use performance information when making logistics-related decisions. The research examines the performance management and... More > measurement systems and processes within three major government organizations; determines what conditions, if any, affect logistics processes and how the organizations measure them; and explores whether senior officials use this information in their decisionmaking. Case studies were conducted on the United States Department of Defense (DOD), the United States Postal Service (USPS), and the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Based on 12 critical practices that the United Stated General Accounting Office has identified for federal agencies to use in assessing compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), 28 evaluation factors were used to assess the use of performance information at four logistical levels within each agency.< Less

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