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“Managing through Failure”: More than an Oxymoron? (open access)

“Managing through Failure”: More than an Oxymoron?

This article includes observations and principles to assist managers in their efforts to lead subordinates and themselves through failure.
Date: August 4, 2012
Creator: Strutton, David
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Changes in Cell Wall Carbohydrate Extractability are Correlated with Reduced Recalcitrance of HCT Downregulated Alfalfa Biomass (open access)

Changes in Cell Wall Carbohydrate Extractability are Correlated with Reduced Recalcitrance of HCT Downregulated Alfalfa Biomass

Article on changes in cell wall carbohydrate extractability and how these are correlated with reduced recalcitrance of hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HCT) downregulated alfalfa biomass.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Pattathil, Sivakumar; Saffold, Trina; Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; O'Neill, Malcolm; York, William S.; Dixon, R. A. et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Stress Variances Among Informal Hospice Caregivers (open access)

Stress Variances Among Informal Hospice Caregivers

Article on stress variances among informal hospice caregivers.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine; Demiris, George; Oliver, Debra Parker; Washington, Karla T.; Burt, Stephanie & Shaunfield, Sara
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance (open access)

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Report that gives a summary of the usage of the War Powers Resolution (WPR) and various issues related to proposals to modify or repeal the resolution. The report summarizes most recent developments and background, and gives an overview of United Nations actions, and WPR activities in former Yugoslavia/Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq (post-1991), Haiti, and Somalia.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding, and Activities (open access)

The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding, and Activities

Report discussing the federal government's role in the country's information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) activities.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Moloney Figliola, Patricia
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (open access)

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Report that provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and concerns Congress has for complications within the LCS program.
Date: August 10, 2012
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Potential Trade Effects of Adding Vietnam to the Generalized System of Preferences Program (open access)

Potential Trade Effects of Adding Vietnam to the Generalized System of Preferences Program

Report that looks at the effects of adding Vietnam to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) as a "developing country."
Date: August 14, 2012
Creator: Jones, Vivian C. & Martin, Michael F.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (open access)

Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Report that describes the relationship between the United States and the Sultanate of Oman, especially with respect to Oman's support of U.S. efforts toward peace in the Middle East, the U.S. free trade agreement with Oman, and Oman's relatively close relations with Iran, the last of which seems incongruous with the other positive aspects of Oman's relationship with the U.S.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress (open access)

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress

Report that provides background information and identifies issues for Congress on Department of Defense (DOD) energy initiatives.
Date: August 10, 2012
Creator: Schwartz, Moshe; Blakeley, Katherine & O'Rourke, Ronald
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Brief Overview of Actions Taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in Its First Year (open access)

A Brief Overview of Actions Taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in Its First Year

Report that looks at actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during its first year. The CFPB exists to implement and enforce federal consumer financial laws, ensure consumer access to financial products and services, and ensure that the markets for consumer financial services and products are fair, transparent, and competitive.
Date: August 29, 2012
Creator: Hoskins, Sean M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (open access)

The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Report that discusses the proposed creation of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which would help accelerate innovation and support manufacturing technology commercialization. It includes an overview of the topic as well as discussion on the Administration's proposal, preliminary activities, legislative status, and issues for consideration.
Date: August 28, 2012
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Gifts to the President of the United States (open access)

Gifts to the President of the United States

Report that addresses provisions of federal law and regulation restricting the acceptance of personal gifts by the President of the United States.
Date: August 16, 2012
Creator: Maskell, Jack
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Why Some Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Are Not Sold Domestically (open access)

Why Some Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Are Not Sold Domestically

Report that discusses reasons why some fuel-efficient vehicles are not sold in the U.S.
Date: August 17, 2012
Creator: Canis, Bill
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Crime Victims Fund: Federal Support for Victims of Crime (open access)

The Crime Victims Fund: Federal Support for Victims of Crime

Report that provides background and funding information for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) programs and the Crime Victims Fund (CVF). It describes the process through which CVF funds are allocated and explains how the CVF impacts the annual budget for Department of Justice (DOJ).
Date: August 22, 2012
Creator: Sacco, Lisa N.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
501(c)(3) Organizations: What Qualifies as "Educational"? (open access)

501(c)(3) Organizations: What Qualifies as "Educational"?

Report that discusses the legal definition of the term "educational," as well as the constitutional implications of that definition.
Date: August 21, 2012
Creator: Lunder, Erika K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester (open access)

The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester

Report that provides information on the levels of deficit reduction if the Budget Control Act's (BCA) automatic cuts are implemented as under current law and contrasts that with the alternative proposals offered by some Members of Congress and President Obama. It also discusses specific determinations made by the Office of Management and Budget regarding the exempt/non-exempt status of certain programs, as well as a discussion of information to be disclosed regarding the FY2013 BCA sequester impact.
Date: August 24, 2012
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832 (open access)

Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

Report that gives an overview of 18 U.S.C. 1832 (theft of trade secrets) and 18 U.S.C. 1831 (economic espionage). It also describes what constitutes as a stolen trade secret, and how such crimes are prosecuted.
Date: August 28, 2012
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues (open access)

Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues

Report that surveys the various authorities governing immigration detainers, including the standard detainer form (Form I-247) sent by ICE to other law enforcement agencies. The report also discusses key legal issues raised by immigration detainers.
Date: August 31, 2012
Creator: Manuel, Kate M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: An Abridged Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250 (open access)

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: An Abridged Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250

Report that describes 18 U.S.C. 2250, which outlaws any individual convicted of a sex offense from not registering themselves in a jurisdiction which they live, work, or go to school. It describes elements of the law, and consequences for not following it.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: An Abridged Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250 (open access)

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: An Abridged Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250

Report that describes 18 U.S.C. 2250, which outlaws any individual convicted of a sex offense from not registering themselves in a jurisdiction which they live, work, or go to school. It describes elements of the law, and consequences for not following it.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Stafford Act Declarations 1953-2011: Trends and Analyses, and Implications for Congress (open access)

Stafford Act Declarations 1953-2011: Trends and Analyses, and Implications for Congress

Report that describes the declaration process of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and the types of declarations that can be made under the Stafford Act.
Date: August 31, 2012
Creator: Lindsay, Bruce R. & McCarthy, Francis X.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Issues for Consideration (open access)

Reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Issues for Consideration

Report discussing the National Drug Control Strategy, the National Drug Control Budget, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) evaluation of the National Drug Control Strategy implementation. It also provides an analysis of selected legislative and oversight issues that Congress may consider when debating the reauthorization of ONDCP.
Date: August 21, 2012
Creator: Sacco, Lisa N. & Finklea, Kristin M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology (open access)

Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology

Report that provides information about federal and private sector efforts to promote and support global Internet freedom, a description of Internet freedom legislation from the 112th Congress, and suggestions for further reading on this topic. Two appendixes describe censorship and circumvention technologies.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Moloney Figliola, Patricia
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress (open access)

Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress

Report concerning Congressional attention on the domestic sex trafficking of children.
Date: August 15, 2012
Creator: Finklea, Kristin M.; Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L. & Siskin, Alison
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library