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National Critical Technologies Report 1995
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

National Critical Technologies Report 1995

Presents the results of the third biennial National Critical Technologies Review. Includes information about the state of development in each technology area and about the U.S. competitive position relative to the worldwide leading edge technology developments.

Telecommunications
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Telecommunications

A review of the International Telecommunications Satellite Org. (INTELSAT) begun in 1964 to provide mainly telephone and data services, and the International Maritime Satellite Org. (INMARSAT) which was formed in 1979 to provide maritime communications, including services related to safety and rescue at sea. Describes the potential competitive impact of: possible alternative approaches to reforming the organizations; an INMARSAT affiliate company, formed in 1994 to provide new services; and proposals for restructuring INTELSAT.

Gatt What Is It and What It Does
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 38

Gatt What Is It and What It Does

Explains the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a binding contract between 103 governments which together account for around 90 per cent of world merchandise trade, and how it works. This multilateral trading system contributes to economic growth and development throughout the world. Graphs and photos.

Industry, Technology And The Environment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 339

Industry, Technology And The Environment

Analyzes the international competitiveness of U.S. industries that are affected by environmental policies: (1) firms that develop & market environmental technologies & services; & (2) companies that must meet U.S. environmental requirements (especially manufacturing firms). Includes trends in the global environmental market, U.S. competitiveness in environmental technologies & services, environmental requirements, cleaner technology, compliance, regulations, incentives, & government support. Photos, figures & graphs.

Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 49

Preventing Teenage Pregnancy

Provides strategies that schools can adopt to discourage adolescent pregnancy. Covers family, media and peer attitudes.

International Trade
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 75

International Trade

A review of major U.S. gov't. programs and policies that either promote or hinder U.S. business activities in China. Identifies: factors contributing to the growing importance of the U.S.-China trade relationship; U.S. gov't. and internat. programs to promote bilateral trade and support the development of China's economy, and U.S. gov't. policies that may decrease U.S. business opportunities in China. Also includes info. on discrepancies in U.S.-China trade statistics and on prospects for increased U.S. participation in China's petroleum sector. Charts and tables.

Aramid Fiber Formed of Poly-Phenylene Terephthalamide from the Netherlands
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

Aramid Fiber Formed of Poly-Phenylene Terephthalamide from the Netherlands

Investigates whether an industry in the U.S. producing aramid fiber formed of poly para-phenylene terephtalamide is materially injured by reason of imports of the subject merchandise from the Netherlands that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are being sold at less than fair value. Tables and figures.

Basic Helicopter Handbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 111

Basic Helicopter Handbook

Technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter rating. Also could be aid in training students. Contains detailed coverage of helicopter aerodynamics, performance, and flight performance. Includes items such as weather, navigation, radio navigation, and communications. 81 charts and tables.

Selling to the Military
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

Selling to the Military

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Women in Congress, 1917-1990
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 266

Women in Congress, 1917-1990

Since 1917 when Jeannette Rankin became the first women to serve in the House of Representatives, 129 women have been elected or appointed to Congress. Their congressional service was a prominent legacy of the long campaign for woman's suffrage and for the acceptance of women in political institutions so long the exclusive domain of men. Included here are biographical essays on the lives of the 115 representatives and 16 senators, including two who were previously Members of the House, who have served from 40 states. A photo accompanies each biography.