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Discuss the key points, or any pros/cons, of the four policy instruments Howell

Discuss the key points, or any pros/cons, of the four policy instruments Howell describes in a president’s “Tool Chest.”
Article II of the U.S. Constitution provides the primary source of the President’s authority: “the Executive Power shall be vested in a President,” while Article I, which you will read later in Session 1.18, provides the Congress its authority: “all legislative power herein granted shall be vested in a Congress.” That apparent limitation (herein granted) placed on Congress is not similarly placed on the President. Howell states on page 14 of Presidential Power in the Modern Era that “modern presidents often exert power by setting public policy on their own and preventing Congress and the courts – and anyone else for that matter – from doing much about it.” He further states on page 13 the extent that presidents use ‘power tools of the presidency’ more now than they did a century ago, and act unilaterally, is what is distinctly modern about the modern presidency.

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My manager wants me to write Smart Goals: Below are his in structure: -Write fou

My manager wants me to write Smart Goals: Below are his in structure:
-Write four goals, and Career Band Threads are Technical/Functional.
-What are your career aspirations in the next 1-2 and 5-10 years
-How will you Contribute to priorities and goals this year?
-What outcomes or results will you achieve?
-How will you measure the impact of your contribution?
-What Competencies do you need to strengthen?
-How will you grow and develop them
-What connection will you make to Clients?
+Specific on what specifically do you want to accomplish?
+Measurable on how you will quantify and measure successful completion.
+Achievable the goal to improve the business.
+Relevent on how the goal improves the business.
+Timely on when you will complete the goal.
+What outcomes and impact do you anticipate?
Example Below:
“The following examples illustrate the kinds of goals that should and should not be entered.
Participate in one marketing effort by sharing my technical expertise and contributing to a technical proposal by the end of Q3.
This is a good goal because it is specific (participate in marketing and proposal effort), measurable (one), achievable (realistic with your resources), relevant (contributes to our marketing and business development corporate goals), and timely (by the end of Q3).
Help resolve client challenges.
This is not a well-written goal because it is not specific (what’s the challenge?), measurable (how many challenges?), achievable or relevant (lacks specificity, so achievability and relevancy aren’t clear), timely (no deadline).
Enter time in my timesheet each day by 5:00 p.m.
Entering time is not a valid goal, as it is a compliance requirement for all employees”.

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SSAY: INTRODUCTION AND THESIS SENTENCE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW Essays a

SSAY: INTRODUCTION AND THESIS SENTENCE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
Essays are exercises in persuasive writing. In every academic and professional setting you may
find yourself in, you will be expected to write (and speak) persuasively. Writing (and speaking)
persuasively is a skill that you can develop and master. To master this skill, one must become
adept at: stating clearly what position they want their reader (or listener) to adopt; using evidence
confidently and convincingly to support that position; and drawing compelling conclusions from
your evidence.
Every successful essay begins with a first sentence that captures the reader’s interest, continues
with an introductory paragraph that convinces the reader that the essay will say something
interesting and important, and closes that introductory paragraph with a clear thesis sentence that
states concisely the argument that the essay will make.
This Introduction and Thesis portion of the Essay Assignment is intended to help you develop
skill in writing a strong introductory paragraph and thesis sentence.
Your Essay Assignment in this course is expected to address the following prompt:
The two chief values in modern political and economic thought are liberty and equality.
In general, one modern narrative places the value of individual liberty most highly, and
argues that individual liberty is best promoted through some form of private property,
and best protected through a government of limited and defined powers. The other
modern narrative places the value of equality most highly and argues that equality is best
promoted through the limitation or abolition of private property, and best established
through a government possessing extensive and centralized powers. But both modern
narratives recognize that liberty and equality will never be perfectly balanced; one value
will always be dominant over the other.
Write an essay in which you explain why either liberty or equality should be the dominant
value in modern politics. Do we better secure both values of liberty and equality by
prioritizing liberty, or by prioritizing equality? What dangers might we foresee if we
prioritize the wrong value?
Defend your response by drawing from our assigned primary and secondary sources, and
by evaluating these arguments in light of Christian scriipture and teaching.
INSTRUCTIONS
 Your Introduction and Thesis Sentence should be no fewer than five sentences. The first
sentence will be your introductory sentence, and the final sentence will be your thesis
sentence. Three or more sentences in between will demonstrate to the reader why the
subject of the essay is worth their attention.
 Assignment should be completed in current APA format
 No citations are necessary
 No sources are necessary
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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The article should be about the cancellation of the SIN in July 2022 but it shou

The article should be about the cancellation of the SIN in July 2022 but it should included that President Biden annoucement in April 2021 plan. The cancellation was due to supply chain issue with material. I will be including dashboard of all DoD agencies that this affected to included the total number of cancelled SIN.
—FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Steps to Drive American Leadership Forward on Clean Cars and Trucks
AUGUST 05, 2021

STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
President Biden Outlines Target of 50% Electric Vehicle Sales Share in 2030 to Unleash Full Economic Benefits of Build Back Better Agenda and Advance Smart Fuel Efficiency and Emission Standards
President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing, and incentives that we need to grow good-paying, union jobs at home, lead on electric vehicles around the world, and save American consumers money. Today, the President will announce a set of new actions aimed at advancing these goals and increasing the impact of his proposed Build Back Better investments – positioning America to drive the electric vehicle future forward, outcompete China, and tackle the climate crisis.
Specifically, the President will sign an Executive Order that sets an ambitious new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles. The Executive Order also kicks off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice, and tackle the climate crisis.
In addition, and consistent with the President’s Day One Executive Order, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will announce how they are addressing the previous administration’s harmful rollbacks of near-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Through these coordinated notices of proposed rulemaking, the two agencies are advancing smart fuel efficiency and emissions standards that would deliver around $140 billion in net benefits over the life of the program, save about 200 billion gallons of gasoline, and reduce around two billion metric tons of carbon pollution. For the average consumer, this means net benefits of up to $900 over the life of the vehicle in fuel savings.
These new actions – paired with the investments in the President’s Build Back Better Agenda – will strengthen American leadership in clean cars and trucks by accelerating innovation and manufacturing in the auto sector, bolstering the auto sector domestic supply chain, and growing auto jobs with good pay and benefits. That is why today, American automakers Ford, GM, and Stellantis and the United Auto Workers (UAW), will stand with President Biden at the White House with aligned ambition: supporting the President’s Build Back Better Agenda and the automakers’ need to invest in and grow good-paying union jobs in the United States.
Build Back Better Investment Agenda
The global market is shifting to electric vehicles and tapping their potential to save families money, lower pollution, and make the air we breathe cleaner. Despite pioneering the technology, the U.S. is behind in the race to manufacture these vehicles and the batteries that go in them. Today, the U.S. market share of electric vehicle sales is only one-third that of the Chinese electric vehicle market. The President believes it is time for the U.S. to lead in electric vehicle manufacturing, infrastructure, and innovation, by investing in:
Installing the first-ever national network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Delivering point-of-sale consumer incentives to spur U.S. manufacturing and union jobs.
Financing the retooling and expansion of the full domestic manufacturing supply chain.
Innovating the next generation of clean technologies to maintain our competitive edge.
Through the investments in the Build Back Better Agenda and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, we can strengthen U.S. leadership in electric vehicles and batteries. These once-in-a-generation investments will position America to win the future of transportation and manufacturing and create good-paying, union jobs, dramatically expand American manufacturing, make electric vehicles more affordable for families, and export our electric vehicles around the world.
And, the President has already made a down payment on his vision for U.S. leadership in auto manufacturing. Last month, the Department of Commerce announced $3 billion in currently available American Rescue Plan funds that can be used to advance the domestic electric vehicle industry in communities that have historically been the backbone of our auto industry.
Electric Vehicles Ambition for 2030
Over the last decade, we have seen a transformation in the technology costs, performance, and availability of electric vehicles. Since 2010:
Battery pack costs dropped by 85 percent, paving the way to sticker price parity with gasoline-powered vehicles.
Average vehicle range increased dramatically as charging times shortened.
Electric models available to U.S. consumers expanded to over 40 last year – and growing.
Seeing this shift, countries are sprinting to lead. For example, China is increasingly cornering the global supply chain for electric vehicles and batteries with its fast-growing electric vehicle market. By setting clear targets for electric vehicle sale trajectories, these countries are becoming magnets for private investment into their manufacturing sectors – from parts and materials to final assembly.
President Biden is committed to changing that and delivering for the American people. That is why he will sign an Executive Order that sets a new target of electric vehicles representing half of new vehicles sold in 2030. This builds on the announcements today from automakers, representing nearly the entire U.S. auto market who have positioned around the goal of reaching 40 to 50 percent electric vehicle sales share in 2030. More than a deployment target, it is a goal to leverage once-in-generation investments and a whole-of-government effort to lift up the American autoworker and strengthen American leadership in clean cars and trucks. The 2030 target is calibrated to provide time for existing manufacturing facilities to upgrade without stranding assets, upgrades that will be catalyzed by the Build Back Better Agenda, and lean into a path that expands domestic U.S. manufacturing with union workers.
Smart Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards
Consistent with the President’s Day One Executive Order, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will announce how they are addressing the previous administration’s harmful rollbacks of near-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards. The two agencies’ standards work in a compatible fashion through model year 2026, with the NHTSA proposed rule starting in model year 2024 and the EPA proposed rule taking effect a year sooner with model year 2023. The standards build on the momentum from “California Framework Agreement” – an agreement between the State of California and five automakers: Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, BMW, and Volvo.
Through these coordinated notices of proposed rulemaking, the two agencies are advancing smart fuel efficiency and emissions standards that would deliver around $140 billion in net benefits over the life of the standards, including asthma attacks avoided and lives saved, save about 200 billion gallons of gasoline, and reduce around two billion metric tons of carbon pollution. For the average consumer, this means net savings of up to $900 over the life of the vehicle from fuel savings.
Building on these near-term steps, the Executive Order that the President will sign kicks off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice, and tackle the climate crisis. Specifically, the Executive Order lays out a robust schedule for development of fuel efficiency and multi-pollutant emissions standards through at least model year 2030 for light-duty vehicles and for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles starting as early as model year 2027. The Executive Order also directs agencies to:
Consult with the Secretaries of Commerce, Labor, and Energy on ways to accelerate innovation and manufacturing in the automotive sector, to strengthen the domestic supply chain for that sector, and to grow jobs that provide good pay and benefits.
Engage with California and other states leading the way in reducing vehicle emissions.
Secure input from a diverse range of stakeholders, including representatives from labor unions, industry, environmental justice organizations, and public health experts.
Together, today’s announcements would put us on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new passenger vehicle sales by more than 60 percent in 2030 compared to vehicles sold last year, and facilitate achieving the President’s goal of 50-52 percent net economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reductions below 2005 levels in 2030.
—-GSA Cancellation email
Dear Agency Fleet Manager,
Thank you for your continued partnership throughout this extended acquisition season. We’ve pushed through many hurdles and managed to have some big success thanks to your hard work, dedication, and patience.
Due to ongoing supply chain constraints and the instability of vehicle production, we are disappointed to inform you that US Fleet Source has canceled orders in the following SINs:
64
91
96
98
99
100A
105A
12A
8C
8H
91E
96E
96H
96P
98A
98E
99A
99H
99P
9C
9H
This cancellation affects both purchasing and leasing customers, as well as orders from FY21 and FY22. We will reach out to each agency fleet manager separately with details on the specific impact to their fleets.
Cancellations of this magnitude are unprecedented, and we are working to assess the total impact to each agency. We understand that it is late in the fiscal year and only certain line items remain open for ordering. Our Fleet Service Representatives (FSRs) will work closely with local customers on the vehicle selection process and encourage ordering vehicles where possible although we anticipate the majority will need to defer replacement to FY23.

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Review Learning Objective Three. Research the learning objective in the library

Review Learning Objective Three. Research the learning objective in the library and the textbook. For this paper, you will need to find an article in the library that relates to Learning Objective Three (Explain the contractor’s estimating process, and the government’s responsibility in analyzing contractor costs proposals) and summarize and discuss the article in the required paper. Remember to apply APA formatting the references and end the reference with a URL for the location.
Write a two-page paper, plus the title page and a reference page on any of the learning objectives for the course.
1. Explain the use and application of a contract audit.
2. Explain a contractor’s estimating and accounting systems.
3. Calculate a cost objective for direct material, direct labor, other direct costs, indirect costs, facilities cost of money, and profit/fee.
4. Calculate a price and cost objective using simple regression analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics.
5. Explain the process for conducting contract negotiations.
As always, look in the library and online for recent events or other information about your topic.
Instructions:
•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than a two-page paper.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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Read Chapter one of the textbook, Cost-Based Pricing: A Guide for Government Con

Read Chapter one of the textbook, Cost-Based Pricing: A Guide for Government Contractors
Select one of the three pricing methods (cost-based, parametric, or should-cost, methods). Paraphrase the author’s descriiption and elaborate with the aid of two library articles. Researching the library is important, and this exercise will provide practice. The purpose of this assignment: Explain a contractor’s estimating and accounting systems.
To get started, watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNEZPsY9xkk

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Analytical essay regarding Operation Anaconda focusing on the objective “Discuss

Analytical essay regarding Operation Anaconda focusing on the objective “Discuss why forging of adaptive plans, supported by effective forces, is important to preparing for battles such as Anaconda. Use the seven mission command principles and details from Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan: A Case study of adaptation in Battle (Document Provided and to be included in Reference). PLEASE USE common, basic language that would be easy for a high school student to understand. Use one other source (several have been provided)
ALSO, please use sample essay format provided where the 7 principles are clearly identified in the paper.

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I need an outline. What I would like done is formatting for the paper to make su

I need an outline. What I would like done is formatting for the paper to make sure the cover page and references.
With the paper instructions I attached, and the two sources provided. Please read the instructions and find me two more sources and then an outline of sections with a brief description of what the paper should look like based off the instructions would be great so I can continue writing on the topic based on the guidance provided.
Please see attached documents for instructions. Thank you!

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Respond to TWO of the following essay prompts. Please write 3 pages for each ess

Respond to TWO of the following essay prompts. Please write 3 pages for each essay.
1) The eight dominant ideologies on Earth today are Nationalism,
Socialism, Liberal Liberalism, Conservative Liberalism, Populist Liberalism,
Fascism, and Fundamentalism. Communism suffered a catastrophic setback 30 years
ago and is still globally declining. Liberal Liberalism and Socialism have
suffered serious setbacks over the course of the last 20 years and are still in
decline as well. Over the course of the last seven years in the US, Conservative
Liberalism has also suffered and has for the most part been replaced. So far,
this century is proving to be the century of nationalism, fundamentalism, and fascism,
and often in some sort of mixture. For example, Putin and Modi are both nationalist
fundamentalist fascists.
Each ideology has its own definition of what a just society
is. Compare and contrast each ideology’s definition of justice. Then explain what
you think is driving the world towards ideologies that socialists, liberal
liberals, conservative liberals, populist liberals, and communists banded together
to destroy militarily in the 1930s and 40s.
2) The US Presidency is an ever-evolving institution. Each period has its own culture. First, describe this evolution in
detail. Why do you think it keeps changing? What pushes the presidency in one direction
and then into a different one? Is there a repeating pattern? If so describe
that pattern. What does the future hold? Does social media favor one kind of presidency over the other?
3) It has been said that the world should be allowed to elect the US president. This of course is because of the massive role that the US president plays in shaping the condition of the global arrangement, since WWII. If the Spanish-American War was our debutante ball, then WWI was our engagement, and finally WWII was our shotgun wedding with the world. Over the time since WWII the US has played a pivotal role in upending democracies (Syria 1949, Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, the Democratic Republic of Congo 1961, Indonesia 1967, and Chile 1973, and Haiti 1988, 1988 again, 1991, and 2004 (both 1991 and 2004 were against the same guy!) to give some of the more dramatic examples. In addition to this the US has a long history of military engagements that spans before and after WWII. You can see here https://sites.evergreen.edu/zoltan/interventions/ that we have been in about as many military adventures as there are years since 1890. Our big post WWII wars are Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iraq again. Between the four wars about nine million people died. In addition, we have founded and directed proxy wars in places like Angola, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, etc. Millions more have died in those conflicts. To frame it all there has been a steady evolution of policies that change from president to president. The Truman doctrine was to fight communism at all costs. The Eisenhower doctrine prioritized disassembling and replacing the British and French Empires, then fighting against pan-Arabism (the goal of unifying the Arabs), and finally it put fighting communism in third place. The US ultimately won all three of those endeavors. Reagan and Bush, Sr. fought back against the “Vietnam Syndrome.” Clinton shifted money from diplomacy to war. Bush, Jr. attempted to expand the US empire by creating permanent footholds in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the Obama administration we saw the end of the Iraq war in a humiliating defeat, only to have to go back to Iraq to fight ISIL (aka Daesh). Obama expanded our global footprint by sending US special forces to multiple states including places like Syria and Niger, and he increased the size of our presence in Afghanistan. Trump surrendered in Afghanistan and Biden carried out the surrender treaty.
Consider this, now construct a thesis and support it.
4)
Two philosophies about the role of the public dominate. The first one is that the knowledge that public has doesn’t matter. The dumber the better. Political actors and the wealthy class will employ advertisers to manipulate the public into voting in ways that support the bidding of elites.
The other philosophy says that an informed public will make better decisions. Towards those ends then, the two most critical institution in a healthy
an electoral republic or a democracy
would be education and the news media. The quality of both in the US has been in serious decline for 40 years. Then throw in the role that social media plays in misinforming people, defund the schools under Reagan, and add a powerful quantity of cognitive dissonance and we got really awful results, really fast.
To make things more complicated the US changed the way it selects the president 46 years ago. Prior to 1972, party bosses selected the Democratic candidate and prior to 1976 party bosses picked the Republican candidates. So for the first time in US history both political parties used the primaries to pick their candidate for president in 1976. Prior to that we voted in November from two mystery candidates who just sort of appeared out of nowhere. But beginning in 1976 multiple candidates (the number grows every four years) battled it out for five or six weeks, sometimes longer, and then once both parties pick their candidate, they compete for the White House. Party bosses are of course very informed political actors. Their selections where based on an enormous foundation. So switching over to the public to make those decisions required that the US news media make some attempt to fill them in.
Discuss the weaknesses and strengths of the US news media. Now consider the fact that the citizens play such a massive role in picking the president, members of congress, and their state governments. Has the US news media filled its obligation to the public. Why or why not? Make sure to discuss the new media’s underlying considerations, conflict of interests, and limitations.
Please form your own deep opinions about each topic. He loves individuality. This paper can be pretty informal, with use of “I”.
Here is the link to his lectures. They should be used as the primary source of information for this paper. Thank you!