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Agency

By William Gibson
  • ISBN Code: : 1101986956
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING”* returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The Peripheral. William Gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.” Now Gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it. *The Boston Globe

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Evaluation of Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Oversight of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Executive Compensation Programs

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 1437984460
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Read and download full book Evaluation of Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Oversight of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Executive Compensation Programs

Specialization

By Troy Korsgaden,Keana Texeira
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456607901
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: specialization.pdf

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This book is a quick and easy read, but the meaning can have major impact on how you do business. Troy Korsgaden gives you the steps to take to increase your book of business quickly. Insurance industry expert Troy Korsgaden's latest book teaches agents how to transition from a "generalist agency" structure to what Korsgaden calls a "specialist agency" structure to increase efficiency, retention and revenue. Korsgaden created the system to advance agency growth in all lines of insurance, versus just the traditionally heavy lines such as auto. "If it seems overwhelming to change the entire organizational structure of your agency, understand that it does not have to be overnight. You are going to grow your agency over time, with each step growing out of the one you took before, and with each new step funded by new revenues generated from the last." - excerpt from the Forward of Specialization by Troy Korsgaden

Defense acquisitions price trends for Defense Logistics Agency's weapon system parts : report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.

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  • Book Code : 1428970703
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Agency Merger and Bureaucratic Redesign

By Karen M. Hult
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 0822976463
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 232
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Since the expansion of public programs in the 1960s, charges of bureaucratic inefficiency, unresponsiveness, and “red tape” have been rampant. The response has often been extensive reorganization in an effort to change the source of control, carry out specific missions, and to achieve greater inter-agency cooperation. Karen M. Hult examines why these restructurings often fail, through three case studies: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Design (HUD); the Minnesota Department of Energy, Planning, and Development; and the Minneapolis Community Development Agency. Hult's study assesses the usefulness of mergers and reorganizations as a policy tool, and offers a valuable contribution to the study of public management and organization design.

Interim Continuing Resolutions (CRs)

By Clinton T. Brass
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  • Book Code : 1437985076
  • Total of Pages : 15
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  • Members : 540
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Continuing appropriations acts (AA), commonly known as CRs, have been an integral component of the AA process for decades. When Congress and the Pres. do not reach final decisions about regular AA, they often negotiate and enact a CR. Two types of CRs are used. An ¿interim¿ CR provides agencies with stopgap funding for a period of time until final appropriations decisions are made. A ¿full-year¿ CR, by contrast, provides final funding amounts for the remainder of a fiscal year in lieu of one or more regular AA. If interim or full-year appropriations are not enacted, a funding gap and gov¿t. shutdown occur for affected agencies and programs. This report analyzes potential impacts that interim CRs might have on agency operations. A print on demand report.

The Medical Follow-up Agency

By Edward D. Berkowitz,Mark J. Santangelo,Institute of Medicine
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309596955
  • Total of Pages : 125
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 642
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The Medical Follow-up Agency is a national treasure for veterans and for long-term studies of health. Its data resources provide incomparable opportunities to follow very important populations and to ask creative questions about their well-being as well as the occurrence and significance of illness. The Twin Registry provides an opportunity to understand the impact of heredity on health and disease in a population of more than 16,000 pairs of twins (i.e., 32,000 veterans). The Medical Follow-up Agency is a living tribute to the vision, energy, and effectiveness of Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Dr. DeBakey created the idea for the agency, obtained the appropriate approvals, staffed its initial creation, and 50 years later, spoke on the occasion of its golden anniversary. This sequence of events must be unique in the history of veterans' health and medical research.

A Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results Research Program

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on the Review of Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results Research Grants Program
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309458609
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 357
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Environmental research has driven landmark improvements that led to the protection of human and ecosystem health. Recognizing the value of knowledge generated by environmental research and the ingenuity within academic and nonprofit institutions, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a program known as Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, in 1995. STAR is EPA's primary competitive extramural grants program. A Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results Research Program assesses the program's scientific merit, public benefits, and overall contributions in the context of other relevant research and recommends ways to enhance those aspects of the program. This report also considers the conclusions and recommendations of a prior National Research Council review of the STAR program (2003), the STAR program's research priorities in light of the nation's environmental challenges, and the effects of recent STAR funding trends on obtaining scientific information needed to protect public health and the environment.

Protecting and Safeguarding Children in Schools

By Baginsky, Mary,Driscoll, Jenny
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447358287
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 831
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Schools play a vital role in safeguarding children and young people, yet there has been little research into how schools identify and respond to child protection concerns, and their engagement with local authority children’s services. This book highlights the findings of a major ESRC-funded study on the child protection role played by schools, their decision-making processes and involvement in inter-agency working. Crucial reading for academics, practitioners and managers in children’s social care and education, it evaluates the impact of recent policy developments, including the Academies and Free Schools programme, as well as the restructuring of local authority children’s services.