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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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Payton also said the Air Force now considers sustainment of new acquisitions early on in the process, to calculate those costs sooner rather than later.
The temporary regulations apply to acquisitions completed after June 5, 2006.
Defense acquisitions, stronger management practices are needed to improve DoD's software-intensive weapon acquisitions (publication no.
The implementation guidance provides examples of how to account for different business combinations and explanations of topics, such as definition of a business; measuring the fair value of the acquiree; intangible assets; illustration of disclosure requirements; and reverse acquisitions. Following are some highlights:
In this environment, boards should use their expanded role to not only monitor management, but also to increase the probability of successful acquisitions by adding value through their additional guidance and experienced counsel.
If the brokers cannot achieve organic growth because of a leveling in pricing, then they will continue to look to mergers and acquisitions as a means to increase their market share.
* IN TAX-FREE ACQUISITIONS THE SUCCESSOR ENTITY should carry on the predecessor's tax accounting for contingent liabilities as if nothing had occurred.
Not only that, but SCA has achieved this steady earnings growth while managing to swallow a number of large acquisitions along the way--including Tuscarora in the United States and CartoInvest in Europe--apparently without any signs of indigestion.
TITLE: Information Management Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Manager's Briefing
With more than 50 acquisitions under its corporate belt in the last decade alone, Paris-based Saint-Gobain is an experienced buyer of businesses large and small.
The fact that standards and R&D efforts remained rooted in midair didn't discourage companies seeking to be the dominant providers of next-generation Internet solutions from making 1999 the year of multimillion dollar acquisitions of zero-revenue start-ups, particularly in the optical networking equipment arena.
Consequently, this proposal more closely resembles the facts in a number of cases approved by the Board involving acquisitions by bank holding companies of minority positions in other institutions without the consent of the institutions' management.

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