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accountability

The traceability of actions performed on a system to a specific system entity (user, process, device). For example, the use of unique user identification and authentication supports accountability; the use of shared user IDs and passwords destroys accountability.
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In world politics, internal accountability may or may not be strong, depending on whether states or international organizations have constitutional arrangements that promote it.
But from the stories, the Senate hearings and hand-wringing by charities, one would have thought that the sector was an accountability disaster.
But he says Bush and the Congress should resist a move by proprietary institutions to eliminate some accountability programs that have worked effectively.
And regardless of what prosecutors do or don't do, voters will have their chance to demand accountability from the mayor in upcoming elections.
And now with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which requires states to implement statewide accountability systems covering all students in the public schools, large-scale assessment becomes synonymous with accountability (Gottlieb, 2003).
Van Hall is a partner in the accounting firm Hall Molgat with wide-ranging experience in financial accountability of public funds.
Accountability should be built into the succession plan to drive the outcomes.
If only the same could be said for misbehaving agencies of the state--the same state that activists would charge with enforcing accountability on corporations.
It creates new boundaries between analysts and dealers in investment banking firms and establishes new corporate accountability rules.
We allowed price competition to exert too much influence on the health system and quality accountability to exert too little.
He says holding people accountable in government usually means accountability for finances, fairness, and performance, all at the same time.
accept accountability and provide remedies for the lifelong effects of those injuries
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