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Page 38 - We will also make copies available to others on request. In addition, the report will be available at no charge on GAO's Web site at http://www.gao.gov. If you or your staffs have any questions about this report, please contact me at (202) 512-7101 or BascettaC@gao.gov.
Page 16 - Liability for design defects in military equipment cannot be imposed, pursuant to state law, when (1) the United States approved reasonably precise specifications; (2) the equipment conformed to those specifications; and (3) the supplier warned the United States about the dangers in the use of the equipment that were known to the supplier but not to the United States.
Page 46 - Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Did Not Fully Disclose Uses of Personal Information during Secure Flight Program Testing in Initial Privacy Notices, but Has Recently Taken Steps to More Fully Inform the Public. GAO-05864R. Washington, DC: July 22, 2005.
Page 25 - ... management. The amount of the award fee to be paid is determined by the Government's judgmental evaluation of the contractor's performance in terms of the criteria stated in the contract. This determination and the methodology for determining the award fee are unilateral decisions made solely at the discretion of the Government.
Page 46 - Aviation Security: Secure Flight Development and Testing Under Way, but Risks Should Be Managed as System Is Further Developed.
Page 30 - ... performance goal' means a target level of performance expressed as a tangible, measurable objective, against which actual achievement can be compared, including a goal expressed as a quantitative standard, value, or rate; "(5) 'performance indicator...
Page 16 - Designation"), the Under Secretary may exercise discretion and judgment in interpreting and weighting the following criteria in each case: (1) Prior United States Government use or demonstrated substantial utility and effectiveness. (2) Availability of the technology for immediate deployment in public and private settings. (3) Existence of extraordinarily large or extraordinarily unquantifiable potential third party liability risk exposure to the Seller or other provider of such anti-terrorism technology....
Page 47 - November 19, 2004. General Aviation Security: Increased Federal Oversight Is Needed, but Continued Partnership with the Private Sector is Critical to Long-Term Success. GAO-05-144. Washington, BC: November 10, 2004. Aviation Security: Further Steps Needed to Strengthen the Security of Commercial...
Page 18 - Any hostile detonation of any weapon of war employing atomic or nuclear fission and/or fusion or other like reaction or radioactive force or matter. (c) Strikes, riots, civil commotions or labour disturbances. (d) Any act of one or more persons, whether or not agents of a sovereign Power, for political or terrorist purposes and whether the loss or damage resulting therefrom is accidental or intentional.