Wise, David 1930-
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Most widely held works by David Wise
The invisible government by David Wise ( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
The politics of lying: Government deception, secrecy, and power by David Wise ( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
The American police state : the government against the people by David Wise ( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,405 libraries worldwide
Spy : the inside story of how the FBI's Robert Hanssen betrayed America by David Wise ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
"Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name Grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the "worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history"--And how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence." "David Wise, the nation's leading espionage writer, has called on his unique knowledge and unrivaled intelligence sources to write the definitive, inside story of how Robert Hanssen betrayed his country, and why." "Spy at last reveals the mind and motives of a man who was a walking paradox: FBI counterspy, KGB mole, devout Catholic, obsessed pornographer who secretly televised himself and his wife having sex so that his best friend could watch, defender of family values, fantasy James Bond who took a stripper to Hong Kong and carried a machine gun in his car trunk."--Jacket.
The spy who got away : the inside story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA agent who betrayed his country's secrets and escaped to Moscow by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
The C.I.A. defector who sold the agency's most sensitive information to the KGB, disappeared, then surfaced a year later in Moscow.
Democracy under pressure : an introduction to the American political system by Milton C Cummings ( Book )
44 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
The text explores the way democracy responds to challenges from diverse constituencies or dramatic public events. The book emphasizes the gap that exists between myth and reality in government today. -http://www.thomson.edu.
The espionage establishment by David Wise ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and French and held by 988 libraries worldwide
Cassidy's run : the secret spy war over nerve gas by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Uses previously classified documents to chronicle the events surrounding an espionage operation mounted by the American government against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years.
The U-2 affair by David Wise ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Traces the background and international ramifications of the 1960 U-2 fiasco.
Nightmover : how Aldrich Ames sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 million by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
He caused ten CIA agents - Soviet intelligence officers working for the United States - to be executed. He betrayed countless other CIA agents, condemning them to harsh prison sentences in the Soviet gulag. He sold dozens, perhaps as many as hundreds, of CIA operations to the KGB. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency compared him - unfavorably - to Benedict Arnold. He was Moscow's mole inside the CIA for almost nine years. The KGB thought him so valuable that it paid him $2.7 million and promised him $1.9 million more - a total of $4.6 million. He was the highest paid spy in the history of the world. His FBI code name was NIGHTMOVER. His name was Aldrich Ames. Now, David Wise tells the inside story of the most damaging spy since the creation of the CIA in 1947 at the start of the cold war.
Molehunt : the secret search for traitors that shattered the CIA by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Discusses the CIA's secret search for Soviet spies in its own ranks.
Spectrum by David Wise ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
The children's game by David Wise ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Tiger trap : America's secret spy war with China by David Wise ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
A history of Chinese espionage in America draws on interviews with key FBI and CIA insiders, focusing on two key cases--double agent Katrina Leung and the scientist known as Tiger Trap, who was suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets.
The Samarkand dimension by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The invisible government by David Wise ( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Graphic design by David Wise ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Transmission lines issues associated with high-voltage direct-current transmission lines along transportation rights of way by Mark Gaffigan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Electricity is central to the national economy and the daily lives of many Americans, powering homes, businesses, and industries. Today, an extensive system consisting of more than 150,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines works to provide reliable electricity service and transport electricity from power plants to consumers. Federal and state entities share responsibility for regulating the electricity system. On the federal level, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates interstate transmission of electricity and wholesale rates, among other regulatory activities. State public utility commissions are generally responsible for regulating retail electricity sales and, in some cases, planning for new power plants and transmission lines. However, as studies have shown, growth in electricity demand has strained the nation's transmission system, resulting in less flexibility to respond to system problems and an increased risk of potential blackouts. These issues have led some to suggest that new lines or other investments in the transmission system may be required to increase capacity and accommodate growing electricity demand. Several companies have recently introduced proposals to build new high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission lines. Some of these proposed lines would follow active transportation rights of way, such as railroads, highways, and pipelines. Some stakeholders have raised concerns about the potential economic, safety, and security issues related to collocating new HVDC transmission lines along transportation rights of way, particularly for nearby residents and consumers of electric power. Given these issues, Congress included a provision in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 requiring us to assess the siting of HVDC transmission lines along active railroad and other transportation rights of way and report to appropriate congressional committees. In response to this requirement and after discussions with the committees, we examined (1) the role of the federal government in siting HVDC electric transmission lines along active transportation rights of way, (2) advantages and disadvantages of adding transmission lines and using HVDC technology, and (3) benefits and risks associated with the siting of HVDC electric transmission lines along active transportation rights of way. Historically, the federal government has had a limited role in siting transmission lines. It has generally only made siting decisions on federal lands. State governments, through public utility commissions and other agencies, traditionally approve transmission line siting. However, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 expanded the federal government's role. Specifically, under certain circumstances, FERC now has the authority to approve and issue siting permits for new transmission lines in areas designated by the Department of Energy as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC). However, some stakeholders have expressed concerns about FERC's expanded authority in the national corridors, including how the state siting process will be affected and whether states and the public will be involved in FERC's proceedings. FERC officials told us they expect the review of a transmission line proposal in the national corridors would have little impact on the states' existing process. FERC officials also told us that to the extent FERC receives applications, they expect to consider information from the state siting process as part of their federal proceeding and that states and the public will have opportunities to participate in and comment on the federal siting process. Currently, federal statutes as well as federal and state guidance encourage the collocation of new transmission lines along existing transportation and other rights of way. We identified potential advantages and disadvantages to adding transmission lines and using HVDC technology. According to studies we reviewed and stakeholders we interviewed, adding transmission lines offers potential advantages, including (1) decreased congestion and improved reliability of the electricity system by providing access to additional sources of generation and additional paths for electricity, (2) lower costs for consumers at the end of the line where electricity is received, (3) better utilization of existing power plants and more competitive local wholesale electricity markets, (4) facilitated development of new electricity sources location outside population centers, and (5) facilitated development of renewable energy sources. Stakeholders and studies also identified potential disadvantages of adding transmission lines, including (1) diminished economic or aesthetic values of the land if lines are built above ground, (2) raised electricity prices in areas from where the electricity is being taken, and (3) reduced incentives to identify alternatives that decrease demand (e.g., energy conservation). With respect to the potential advantages of using HVDC over HVAC technology, studies we reviewed and stakeholders we interviewed indicated that HVDC lines generally (1) cost less than HVAC over long distances and (2) allow operators of transmission systems to have more control over the direction and the amount of power flowing over HVDC lines. Potential disadvantages of using HVDC over HVAC technology include (1) higher costs for short-distance lines due to the cost of equipment needed to convert DC into AC electricity used by residents and (2) the lack of electricity benefits to consumers living along these lines--unless converter stations are installed at intermediate locations--because such lines are generally not connected to local electricity lines.
Public transportation federal role in value capture strategies for transit is limited, but additional guidance could help clarify policies : report to congressional committees by United States ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
State and local governments are looking for alternative strategies to help fund transit systems. Value capture strategies -- joint development, special assessment districts, tax increment financing, and development impact fees -- are designed to dedicate to transit either a portion of increased tax revenue or additional revenue through assessments, fees, or rents based on value expected to accrue as a result of transit investments. GAO was asked to review (1) the extent to which transit agencies and local governments use joint development and other value capture strategies to fund or finance transit; (2) what stakeholders have identified as facilitators of, or hindrances to, the use of these; and (3) what stakeholders have said about the effects of federal policies and programs on the use of these strategies. GAO analyzed data from 55 of the 71 transit agencies that responded to its information request; reviewed literature, and statutes and regulations; and interviewed transit agency, local government, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials; developers; and experts. The FTA should issue additional guidance on federal joint development requirements to clarify the types of developments eligible under current law, and requirements and conditions for parking replacement.
Public transportation use of contractors is generally enhancing transit project oversight, and FTA is taking actions to address some stakeholder concerns : report to congressional committees by United States ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Many states, cities, and localities are building or planning mass transit projects to meet the nation's transportation needs. The New Starts program, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is an important source of new capital investment in mass transportation, providing grants to project sponsors (e.g., state and local government authorities), for the construction of major transit facilities. FTA uses contractors, known as project management oversight contractors (PMOC) and financial management oversight contractors (FMOC), to help oversee the planning, construction, and financing of major capital projects, including those funded under the New Starts program. This report, as mandated by law, discusses (1) how FTA uses PMOCs and FMOCs to oversee New Starts projects and how the agency procures, monitors, and evaluates the contractors' services; and (2) the benefits of FTA's oversight approach and the challenges FTA faces in conducting its oversight. GAO reviewed applicable statutes, FTA guidance, regulations, and budget data, and interviewed DOT officials, project sponsors, contractors, and industry stakeholders. GAO is not making any recommendations in this report.
Ames, Aldrich Hazen,--1941- Biography Biological weapons Bus lines--Finance Cassidy, Joseph Edward Chemical weapons China Civil rights Commercial art Design Electric lines Emergency communication systems Emergency management Espionage Espionage, Chinese Espionage, Soviet Federal aid to transportation Fiction Government and the press Government information Government property--Management Government sale of real property Hanssen, Robert History Howard, Edward Lee Intelligence officers Intelligence service Large type books Local transit Local transit--Finance New Starts (Program) Political science Public contracts--Management--Evaluation Public-private sector cooperation Real property Right of way Rules Russia (Federation) Soviet Union Spies Surplus government property Transit-oriented development U-2 Incident (1960) United States United States.--Central Intelligence Agency United States.--Dept. of Homeland Security United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation United States.--Federal Communications Commission United States.--Federal Transit Administration Urban transportation--Finance
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