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Proxy board

A proxy board is a requirement imposed under a Proxy Agreement by the U.S. Department of Defenses Defense Security Service on foreign investors seeking to acquire certain American companies. This is for national security reasons and applies mainl ...

                                               

Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System

The Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System is a United States Department of Defense system used to issue the definitive credential within DoD. RAPIDS uses information stored in the DoD Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System ...

                                               

Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces

The reserve components of the United States Armed Forces are military organizations whose members generally perform a minimum of 39 days of military duty per year and who augment the active duty military when necessary. The reserve components are ...

                                               

Transition to and from Hostilities

Transition to and from Hostilities is a 2004 report by the Defense Science Board, a committee of civilian experts appointed to advise the U.S. Department of Defense on scientific and technical matters. The report was the foundation for a subseque ...

                                               

Tricare

Tricare, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System. Tricare provides civilian health benefits for U.S Armed Forc ...

                                               

U.S. military UAS groups

The U.S. Department of Defense employs Unmanned Aerial Systems across all echelons to support tactical, operational, and strategic operations. The types of UAS that are used in these operations are categorized into "Groups" according to their siz ...

                                               

Uniformed services pay grades of the United States

Pay grades are used by the seven uniformed services of the United States to determine wages and benefits based on the corresponding military rank of a member of the services. While different titles or ranks may be used among the seven uniformed s ...

                                               

United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification Card

A United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification Card is an identity document issued by the United States Department of Defense to identify a person as a member of the Armed Forces or a members dependent, such as a child or spouse. ...

                                               

US Family Health Plan

The US Family Health Plan is a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored healthcare plan that serves military family members exclusively. US Family Health Plan operates in six regions, sixteen states, including the District of Columbia.

                                               

Vismod

The term vismod is an abbreviation of the term visually modified, and is used by the elements of the United States Department of Defense to refer to any vehicle, aircraft, or other object that has been altered to simulate equipment used by an ene ...

                                               

Whiz Kids (Department of Defense)

Whiz Kids was a name given to a group of experts from RAND Corporation with which Robert McNamara surrounded himself in order to turn around the management of the United States Department of Defense in the 1960s. The purpose was to shape a modern ...

                                               

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a United States Department of Defense effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment c ...

                                               

Atlanta Empowerment Zone

The Atlanta Empowerment Zone was established in November 1994 as a 10-year, 0 million federal program to revitalize Atlantas 34 poorest neighborhoods. Scathing reports from both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Georgia ...

                                               

Darby v. Cisneros

Darby v. Cisneros, 509 U.S. 137, was a case in which the United States Supreme Court held that federal courts cannot require that a plaintiff exhaust his administrative remedies before seeking judicial review when exhaustion of remedies is not re ...

                                               

United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in the United States government, is the chief operating officer of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The office was held by Pam Patenaude since her confirmation o ...

                                               

HUD Neighborhood Networks

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Networks Initiative, or HUD Neighborhood Networks, was initiated in 1995 to provide access to technology for residents of HUD multifamily housing by developing computer le ...

                                               

HUD USER

HUD USER is an information source containing reports and reference documents for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD USER was established by the HUDs Office of Policy Development and Research in 1978.

                                               

Moving to Work

Moving to Work is a demonstration program for public housing authorities that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and b ...

                                               

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is a non-profit organization which serves the people of Oklahoma by offering affordable housing resources, including loans and rent assistance. OHFA was created in 1975 when Governor of Oklahoma David L. Boren ...

                                               

Renewal community

Renewal Communities and Empowerment Zones are distressed urban and rural communities in the United States where qualifying businesses are eligible for billions of dollars in tax incentives. They were created in the Community Renewal Tax Relief Ac ...

                                               

Bureau of Pensions

The Bureau of Pensions was an agency of the federal government of the United States which existed from 1832 to 1930. It originally administered pensions solely for military personnel. Pension duties were transferred to the United States Departmen ...

                                               

Department of the Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn

Department of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn., 532 U.S. 1, was a United States Supreme Court case decided in 2001. The case concerned whether Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act, which applies to "intra agency memoranda ...

                                               

USS Elba (AG-132)

USS Elba was a Camano -class cargo ship constructed for the U.S. Army as USA FS-267 shortly before the end of World War II and later acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1947. She was configured as a transport and cargo ship and was assigned to serve the ...

                                               

USS Errol (AG-133)

USS Errol was a Camano -class cargo ship constructed for the U.S. Army as USA FS-274 shortly before the end of World War II and later acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1947. She was configured as a transport and cargo ship and was assigned to serve th ...

                                               

Landowner incentive program

The Landowner Incentive Program is a United States Department of the Interior program that gives grants to state wildlife agencies for restoring rare wildlife habitat in cooperation with private landowners. The program received its first million ...

                                               

USS Metomkin (AG-136)

USS Metomkin was a Camano -class cargo ship constructed for the U.S. Army as USA FS-316 shortly before the end of World War II and later acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1947. She was configured as a transport and cargo ship and was assigned to serve ...

                                               

Interior Museum

The Interior Museum is a museum operated by the United States Department of the Interior and housed at the Departments headquarters at the Stewart Lee Udall Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C., on the first floor. When the Interior Museum ...

                                               

Proposed Columbia Gorge casino

In the first decade of the 2000s, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sought to build a casino in the Columbia River Gorge. They ended their pursuit of the project in 2013. They considered various sites, as early as 1999; the most extensive p ...

                                               

Reclamation fund

The reclamation fund is a special fund established by the United States Congress under the Reclamation Act of 1902, as amended, for receipts from the sale of public lands and timber, proceeds from the Mineral Leasing Act, and certain other revenu ...

                                               

Take Pride in America

Take Pride in America is a United States Department of the Interior partnership program that encourages individuals, civic groups, corporations and others to volunteer in caring for the public lands that it controls. The programs recent stated go ...

                                               

United States Entomological Commission

The United States Entomological Commission was established by an Act of Congress in 1877 as a department under the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories headed by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden. The commission was create ...

                                               

Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy

The Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy initiative of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs uses highly automated facilities to fulfill prescriptions for Veterans.

                                               

Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013

The Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013 is a bill that would require the Inspector General of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to take additional action if the VA has not appropriately responded to an IG report that ...

                                               

Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 is a bill that would give the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs the authority to remove or demote any individual from the Senior Executive Service upon determining ...

                                               

Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretarys Award in Health Services Research

The Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretarys Award in Health Services Research recognizes sustained outstanding accomplishment in health services research among VA scientists. It is the Department of Veterans Affairs highest honor for VA h ...

                                               

EBenefits

eBenefits is a web portal managed jointly by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Defense to provide Service members, Veterans and eligible dependents the ability to manage their VA and DoD benefits ...

                                               

Fort Howard Veterans Hospital

Fort Howard Veterans Hospital is an abandoned hospital in Fort Howard, Maryland, located at the end of North Point Road. It occupies part of the grounds of Fort Howard, an early fortification protecting Baltimore harbor. Redevelopment plans are c ...

                                               

H.R. 2942 (113th Congress)

The bill H.R. 2942 is a bill that would reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs which had previously ended in 2009. The Committee was involved in making recom ...

                                               

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 is a bill that would make appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military construction and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill is ...

                                               

Rehabilitation Research and Development Service

The Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Developments Rehabilitation Research and Development Service funds research to improve or restore function in veterans who have become disabled because of injury or disease. As the populat ...

                                               

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is a life insurance program available to all active duty and reserve members of the uniformed services of the United States. Supervised by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the program is admini ...

                                               

Togus, Maine

Togus, formally known as the Togus VA Medical Center, is a facility operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Chelsea, Maine. The facility was built as a resort hotel, and housed Union veterans of the American Civil War prio ...

                                               

Veteran identification card

The Veterans Identification Card is an identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as part of the Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015. The VIC allows Veterans to demonstrate proof of service without the need for car ...

                                               

Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It is responsible for administering the Departments programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and sur ...

                                               

Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Development

The Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Development is the research and development agency of the Veterans Health Administration in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The department focuses on biomedical and healt ...

                                               

Vietnam Era Twin Registry

The Vietnam Era Twin Registry is a twin registry containing 7.369 male-male twin pairs who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. As of 2013, it is one of the largest national adult twin samples in the United States. All ...

                                               

175 Hospital

175 Military Hospital is the central hospital for the south region of the ministry of defense, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was founded in 1975 by unifying a few military medical divisions and units, most notably K 1 16, K 7 2, and K ...

                                               

Australian Greens Front Bench

The Australian Greens Shadow Ministry consists of all Greens members of Parliament serving as the partys Shadow Ministry inside Parliament on various issues, each member being assigned shadow ministries for their speaking duties. This allows the ...

                                               

Frontbench of Bob Brown

Bob Brown led the Australian Greens from 2005 until 2012. During this period, a select number of members of the parliamentary party served as official spokespersons for the party both inside and outside of Parliament on various issues, each membe ...

                                               

Frontbench of Christine Milne

Christine Milne led the Australian Greens from 2012 until 2015. During this period, members of the parliamentary party served as official spokespersons for the party both inside and outside of Parliament on various issues, each member being assig ...