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Exploring Common Criteria

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS RELCOMEX June 30 July 4 2014 Brun w Poland

Author : Wojciech Zamojski
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DepCoS – RELCOMEX is an annual series of conferences organized by Wrocław University of Technology to promote a comprehensive approach to evaluation of system performability which is now commonly called dependability. In contrast to classic analyses which were concentrated on reliability of technical resources and structures built from them, dependability is based on multi-disciplinary approach to theory, technology and maintenance of a system considered to be a multifaceted amalgamation of technical, information, organization, software and human (users, administrators, supervisors, etc.) resources. Diversity of processes being realized (data processing, system management, system monitoring, etc.), their concurrency and their reliance on in-system intelligence often severely impedes construction of strict mathematical models and calls for application of intelligent and soft computing methods. This book presents the proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX, which took place in Brunów Palace, Poland, from 30th June to 4th July, 2014. The articles selected for this volume illustrate the variety of topics that must be included in system dependability analysis: tools, methodologies and standards for modelling, design and simulation of the systems, security and confidentiality in information processing, specific issues of heterogeneous, today often wireless, computer networks or management of transportation networks.

Contemporary Complex Systems and Their Dependability

Author : Wojciech Zamojski
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This book presents the proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems (DepCoS-RELCOMEX), which took place in the Brunów Palace in Poland from 2nd to 6th July 2018. The conference has been organized at the Faculty of Electronics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology since 2006, and it continues the tradition of two other events: RELCOMEX (1977–89) and Microcomputer School (1985–95). The selection of papers in these proceedings illustrates the broad variety of topics that are investigated in dependability analyses of today’s complex systems. Dependability came naturally as a contemporary answer to new challenges in the reliability evaluation of these systems. Such systems cannot be considered only as structures (however complex and distributed) built on the basis of technical resources (hardware): their analysis must take into account a unique blend of interacting people (their needs and behaviours), networks (together with mobile properties, cloud-based systems) and a large number of users dispersed geographically and producing an unimaginable number of applications (working online). A growing number of research methods apply the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computational intelligence (CI). Today’s complex systems are really complex and are applied in numerous different fields of contemporary life.

Dependability Problems and Complex Systems

Author : Wojciech Zamojski
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This book gathers the proceedings of the 2017 DepCoS-RELCOMEX, an annual conference series that has been organized by the Department of Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Electronics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, since 2006. Its mission is to continue the heritage of the other two cycles of events – the RELCOMEX conferences (1977–89) and Microcomputer Schools (1985–95) – so this year we can celebrate the 40th anniversary of its origins. In contrast to those preceding series, which were focused on conventional reliability analysis, the goal of DepCoS is to promote a more comprehensive approach to system performability, which is now commonly called dependability. This innovative research area provides answers to the latest challenges in reliability evaluation for contemporary complex systems. Its novelty is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to system theory, technology and maintenance of systems operating in real environments. Dependability analyses concentrate on the efficient completion of tasks, services and jobs by a system considered as a combination of technical, information and human assets, in contrast to “classical” reliability, which is generally limited to the analysis of technical resources and associated components and structures. The selection of papers for this volume illustrates the diversity of topics that need to be considered, from mathematical models and design methodologies through software engineering and data security issues, to practical engineering problems in technical systems. In addition, this edition of the conference hosted the 7th CrISS-DESSERT Workshop, which was devoted to the analysis and assurance of safety and cyber security in critical infrastructure and computer systems.

Theory and Applications of Dependable Computer Systems

Author : Wojciech Zamojski
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This book presents selected papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems (DepCoS-RELCOMEX), which illustrate the diversity of theoretical problems in analysis of performability, reliability and security of contemporary computer systems. Covering also methodologies and practical tools involved in this field, it is a valuable reference resource for scientists, researchers, practitioners and students who are dealing with these subjects. Established in 2006, DepCoS-RELCOMEX is an annual conference series organised by Wrocław University of Science and Technology. It focuses on the dependability and performability of contemporary computer systems – topics that can provide solutions to new challenges in evaluation of their reliability and efficiency. Since they are probably the most complex technical systems ever engineered by humans, the organization of modern computer systems cannot be modelled and analysed solely as structures (however complex and distributed) built only on the basis of technical resources. Instead they should be considered as a unique blend of interacting people (their needs and behaviours), networks (together with mobile properties, iCloud organisation, Internet of Everything) and a large number of users dispersed geographically and producing an unimaginable number of applications. This new, interdisciplinary approach is developing a continually increasing range of methods which apply also the latest findings in artificial intelligence (AI) and computational intelligence (CI).

Successful Teacher Evaluation

Author : Thomas L. McGreal
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Teacher evaluation remains a controversial and disruptive area. The problems arise from the way evaluations are carried out. In many cases the evaluation system used is the problem. This book discusses teacher evaluation by providing characteristics separating effective and less effective systems. It presents eight commonalities identified in effective evaluation programs. In building a system, three characteristics are desirable: an appropriate attitude toward evaluation, an evaluation model complementary to the desired purpose, and separation of administrative and supervisory behavior. Also, an effective system should (1) set goals (presented are three approaches: management by objectives, performance objectives, and practical goal setting), (2) focus narrowly on teaching, (3) improve classroom observation skills, and (4) use additional sources of data (peer evaluation, student performance, parent evaluation, student evaluation, and self evaluation are discussed). After building an evaluation system, a training program should be designed that addresses the skills needed. Recommended training focuses on the teaching-learning process and on the enhancement of teacher-supervisor relationships. Included is an appendix giving an example of an evaluation system reflecting the commonalities of successful systems. (MD)

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Author : Thomas Edward Bratter
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Measurement and Evaluation in the Schools

Author : Louis J. Karmel
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Serving the Federal Evaluation Market

Author : Richard E. Schmidt
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Primer to Developing a Successful Pre service Teacher Portfolio

Author : James P. Takona
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This guide for pre-service teachers provides the means for documenting professional growth and development. Takona (educational technology and media, LeMoyne-Owen College) and Wilburn (early childhood education, LeMoyne-Owen College) explain the principles and practice of developing and using a port.

Directions in Security Metrics Research

Author : Wayne Jansen
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Information security metrics are seen as an important factor in making sound decisions about various aspects of security, ranging from the design of security architectures and controls to the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations. Security metrics strive to offer a quantitative and objective basis for security assurance. During the last few decades, researchers have made various attempts to develop measures and systems of measurement for computer security with varying degrees of success. This paper provides an overview of the security metrics area and looks at possible avenues of research that could be pursued to advance the state of the art.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up

Author : Robert J. Sternberg
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Witten by well-respected editors with proven success in grant writing, this book will provide comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. The book provides advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Features: · Explores general strategies and tactics including laying the groundwork, follow-up, attracting colleagues to participate, revisions, and resubmissions · Examines key mistakes that grant-proposers often make and offers suggestions for how to avoid them · Includes tips for writing specific proposal for various agencies

Successful Acquistions

Author : David Braun
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Every company faces the inevitable challenge: stagnate or grow. One of the fastest ways for small- and mid-size companies to expand is through acquisition. Purchasing another company can seem daunting—but when done right, it can deliver outstanding rewards. Successful Acquisitions supplies the key information that business leaders need to know about finding and buying companies. Written by an M&A expert with more than $1 billion in transactions under his belt, the book’s practical and comprehensive approach integrates all the moving pieces into a logical step-by-step process that covers: • The art and science of researching companies • Building and balancing an acquisition team • Valuation tips that look beyond the obvious • The importance of “the seller’s equation” • Developing a negotiation platform • How to be tough and still protect the buyer-seller relationship • Guidelines for structuring an airtight deal • The letter of intent, due diligence, purchase agreement, funding, and other essentials • Bringing the deal to a timely close • A 100-day plan for making integration a success It’s all here. From building the foundation to growing the relationships to cementing the deal, Successful Acquisitions is a complete roadmap to buying companies and achieving proactive strategic growth.

A Systematic Evaluation of Drug Education Programs from Selected Schools

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Louisiana Register

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Clinical Ophthalmology Contemporary Perspectives E Book

Author : A.K. Gupta
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Many new developments have taken place in ophthalmology since the publication of the last edition. It therefore became mandatory to revise and update the present edition. To accomplish this many new chapters have been added and the existing ones revised. Thoroughly revised and updated chapters Recent Advances in Lamellar Keratoplasty Principles of Molecular Genetics Intraocular Tumours Recent Advances in Oculoplastic Surgery Ophthalmic Electrodiagnostic Techniques Ultrasonography in Ophthalmology Ocular Coherence Tomography Anterior Segment Trauma Corneal Topography and Wavefront Sensing

Managing Information Assurance in Financial Services

Author : Rao, H.R.
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"This book provides high-quality research papers and industrial practice articles about information security in the financial service industry. It provides insight into current information security measures, including: technology, processes, and compliance from some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Federal Contracting

Author : John P. Hutton
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In prior work, the author found that federal contractors were paid billions of dollars in award fees regardless of acquisition outcomes. In Dec. 2007, the Office of Mgmt. and Budget (OMB) issued guidance aimed at improving the use of award fee contracts. This report: (1) identifies agencies' actions to revise or develop award fee policies and guidance to reflect OMB guidance; (2) assess the consistency of current practices with the new guidance; and (3) determine the extent agencies are collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on award fees. The author reviewed DoD, DoE, HHS, DHS and NASA -- agencies that constituted over 95% of the dollars spent on award fee contracts in FY 2008. Includes recommend. Charts and tables.

The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs

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Information Security The Complete Reference Second Edition

Author : Mark Rhodes-Ousley
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Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis