And we look forward to continuing to work with your committee as it considers the many areas identified by the Commission as in need of reform. In the future, the Department of Homeland Security should consider making funding contingent on aggressive and realistic training in accordance with ICS and unified command procedures. DHS, to the extent allowed by law, can make funding contingent on aggressive and realistic training in accordance with ICS and unified command procedures. We were encouraged by Secretary Tom Ridge's praise of the standard, and urge the Department of Homeland Security to promote its adoption. Contact: Carlos Diz, Assistant General Counsel, AB Reorganizing the Intelligence Community We recommend the establishment of a National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), built on the foundation of the existing Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC). He/she would also have complete hire/fire and assignment authority over personnel serving in the NIS and would have the authority to establish National Intelligence Centers to focus on issues such as counterproliferation, counterintelligence, and counternarcotics. 403-4(d)) would be needed to (1) replace the existing NFIP program and (2) empower the NID instead of the DCI with the authority to manage the intelligence program and oversee the component agencies. 403-3 and 403-4) and the head of the various executive agencies and departments and establishes these roles under the NID. (Page 411) The directors of the national intelligence centers (NICs) e.g.
During the question-and-answer period of my testimony Congressman Christopher Shays asked us to prepare a summary of the Commission's recommendations and provide GAO's opinion as to whether the particular recommendations could be implemented administratively or required legislation to implement. 33 Human Capital 35 Threat and Risk Assessment 36 Congressional Oversight 37 Security Clearances. (Page 397) To encourage the adoption and regular use of the Incident Command System (ICS), the President announced that administrative action will be taken to condition the availability of federal preparedness assistance through grants, contracts, or other activity on the adoption of a National Incident Management System, of which ICS qualifies. However, conditioning the availability of funds on the adoption and regular use of ICS would require that legislation be amended since, under current law, states are entitled to certain funds regardless of any contingency. We also encourage the insurance and credit-rating industries to look closely at a company's compliance with the ANSI standard in assessing its insurability and creditworthiness. State implementation of such vulnerability-based benchmarks in disbursing federal funds could be accomplished through grant requirements, provided the funds were not distributed pursuant to a statutorily mandated purpose such as the Firefighter Assistance Grants. Breaking the old mold of national government organization, this NCTC should be a center for joint operational planning and joint intelligence, staffed by personnel from the various agencies. On August 27, 2004, the President issued an Executive Order designed to enhance the powers of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to manage and control the activities of the Intelligence Community. Contacts: John Van Schaik, Assistant General Counsel, DCM; David A. The National Intelligence Director would submit a unified budget for national intelligence He or she would receive an appropriation for national intelligence and apportion the funds to the appropriate agencies, in line with that budget and with authority to reprogram funds among the national intelligence agencies to meet any new priority (Page 412) This sub-recommendation needs legislation that amends current budget responsibilities and authorities given to the DCI (50 U. Contacts: John Van Schaik, Assistant General Counsel, DCM; David A. The National Intelligence Director should approve and submit nominations to the president of the individuals who would lead the CIA, DIA, FBI Intelligence Office, NSA, NGA, NRO and other national intelligence capabilities. , for counterproliferation, crime and narcotics, and the restalso would report to the National Intelligence Director. The specific policies could be issued via executive/administrative directives/orders. (2003), would replace the DCI atop the intelligence community with a National Intelligence Director.
If we wish to prioritise effective teaching we require only as much assessment as assists that process.Committee on Government Reform House of Representatives Dear Mr. Furthermore, high-risk urban areas such as New York City and Washington, D. , CIA, DOD, Homeland Security) as proposed by the 9/11 Commission. (Page 412) Numerous legislative amendments to Title 50, Title 10, and Title 6 would be needed to establish, as deputies to the NID, officials who also will be serving in positions and offices in separate executive agencies and departments and to delineate their chains of command.Urbanization is a fundamental force of change, and in Europe has underpinned the flourishing of civilization for millennia.However, the 21st-century is also witnessing the impact of other societal challenges, including climate change, and the need to secure the efficient utilisation of finite resources.Professor Louise Hayward of Glasgow University recently spoke at a seminar on assessment at St George’s School in Edinburgh.
At least some of her conclusions should reassure the profession.Middleware sits "in the middle" between application software that may be working on different operating systems.It is similar to the middle layer of a three-tier single system architecture, except that it is stretched across multiple systems or applications.Middleware is especially integral to modern information technology based on XML, SOAP, Web services, and service-oriented architecture.Middleware often enables interoperability between applications that run on different operating systems, by supplying services so the application can exchange data in a standards-based way.These societal challenges are impacting not only the social fabric of urban life, and the economy of cities, but also the civil quality of urban environments throughout Europe.