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acquisition

[‚ak·wə′zish·ən]
(engineering)
The process of pointing an antenna or a telescope so that it is properly oriented to allow gathering of tracking or telemetry data from a satellite or space probe.

acquisition

i. The act of visually identifying an object of interest—another aircraft, aerial target, or object/target on ground—from the air.
ii. The detection and identification of a target by radar or another sensor on board the aircraft.
iii. Reaching the desired flight parameter, such as flight level or air speed.
iv. Reaching the desired point in airspace, such as the ILS (instrument landing system) localizer or glide-slope.
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Everything we do in Air Force acquisition is dedicated to getting an operational, suitable, effective, best-value and affordable product to the warfighter, in the least amount of time.
The IRS concluded the liability for severance payments had arisen after the acquisition because the buyer had been free to decide after the acquisition whether to terminate the employees.
8) The statute also creates a rebuttable presumption that any acquisition occurring two years before or after a section 355 distribution is part of such a plan.
Acquisition of a critical mass of 22 office properties in Orange County comprising approximately 6.
Heald Award; Army Life Cycle Logistician of the Year Award; Department of the Army Research and Development Laboratory of the Year Awards; the Secretary of the Army Acquisition Director, Project and Product Managers of the Year Awards; and Army Acquisition Excellence Awards.
A $480,000 acquisition loan for a commercial building in Concord, N.
The Department of Defense (DoD) 5000 acquisition regulations (2003a, 2003b) provide an unprecedented amount of flexibility to program managers (PMs) encouraging evolutionary acquisition strategies and promoting the spiral insertion of advanced capabilities over time.
It's also a good investment in your time to help your client form an acquisition team.
For example, if a distribution was motivated by a corporate business purpose other than facilitating all acquisition (or a similar acquisition), and occurred at approximately the same time and in a similar form, regardless of whether the acquisition (or a similar acquisition) was effected, the taxpayer might be able to establish that the distribution and the acquisition were not part of a plan (Temp.
Some companies will have long-lived assets on their books at old, depreciated values, while those growing through acquisition will have current asset costs on their books.
Multinational Program Management Course (PMT 202): The introduction to international cooperative acquisition programs, concentrating mostly on program management in the international environment.
16 says entities that engage in purchase acquisitions may include certain associated costs in the acquisition price, thereby capitalizing the costs rather than deducting them from income as an expense in the current period.