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Federation

A joining together of states or nations in a league or association; the league itself. An unincorporated association of persons for a common purpose.

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The development of an information resources management environment has been a slow and deliberate process in federal government, and it created the framework for an electronic government to flourish.
This task, once the purview of the CEQ, appears to have been abandoned by the federal government, says McElfish, who adds that no other federal entity has adequately filled that void.
Important as it is, the money Peggy Neff (above) has received from the federal government can't ease the pain of losing her partner of 18 years, Sheila Hein.
UB: One of the distinctive features about the way the higher education is funded in this country is that the federal government tends not to fund institutions.
The federal government's role in environmental policy divides the two parties.
Furthermore, the federal government limits the extent to which tribes can implement their own remedies in these cases.
With the use of computers and the Internet rapidly transforming societal interactions and relationships among citizens, private businesses, and the government, the federal government's response has been unbalanced.
Technically, the federal government has a legal right to take private assets, such as rights to water, when, say, national security or some public good would otherwise be threatened, observes Haddock.
It would be interesting to know where AMERICAN FORESTS' Board (see objectives) stands on these specific issues and, generally, on the role of the federal government (other than the USDA Forest Service).
However, their relationship with the federal government was much different.
In its modest length and clear expression, it provides substantive analysis of the conflict between the first amendment's promise of free religious exercise and the demands of conformity to the dominant religious culture as expressed in the instrumentalities of state and federal government. To illuminate this tension and to identify its resolution, Dr.

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