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CSA

(1) (Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Ontario, www.csa.ca) A standards-defining organization founded in 1919. It is involved in many industries, including electronics, communications and information technology.

(2) (Communication Streaming Architecture) An Intel interface between the memory and network controllers. The CSA keeps that traffic off the PCI bus. See Intel Hub Architecture.

(3) (Client Server Architecture) See client/server.

(4) (CallPath Services Architecture) An IBM standard that integrates applications with the telephone system, designed for use with AT&T, Northern Telecom and other PBX vendors.

(5) See carrier serving area.
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Canadian Standards Association

In Canada, a membership organization serving industry, educational institutions, and government in the field of standardization, including the standardization of building components, materials, and testing. Also see Construction Specifications Institute Canada.
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The view is the Child Support Agency needs to be doing a hell of a lot more to make sure those parents entitled to child maintenance get the money they should.
It is very hard to hide from the child support system, and the child support agency has the ability to act on a case even if the noncustodial parent does not show up in court.
``He is accused of misleading the Child Support Agency when they asked him about his finances and his payments towards his children.
Mr Darling said the Government would introduce a new offence of supplying incorrect information to the Child Support Agency with the intention of avoiding payment of maintenance.
The Child Support Agency may be a dysfunctional organisation who never really fulfilled the promises they made - but they do have a job to do.
But two years ago, when she went back into employment as a primary school cook, she was advised by the Child Support Agency (CSA) to use their service to get payments from Kacey's dad, James Connelly.
Gorland Pennant, aged 30, tried to con the Child Support Agency by taking a DNA test for his brother Owen Pennant in August 2009.
The backlash came after a constituent claimed she made up to 40 requests to see the MP over issues with the Child Support Agency but was told there was no need to speak to him.
A total of pounds 1.146 billion was collected or arranged last year, up slightly from pounds 1.135 billion in 2009, but the amount of uncollected arrears remained the same at about pounds 3.787 billion, the Child Support Agency said.
Wavertree MP Luciana Berger, in whose constituency single parents are owed pounds 5.2m, said the figures were shocking and called for the child support agency to address what the family support charity Gingerbread said was a "debt mountain".
THE Child Support Agency has a long and troubled history of failings and it would appear that it is still not delivering the goods as it should.
Other measures included in the speech include the abolition of the troubled Child Support Agency, controversial reforms of the incapacity benefit system and a Road Traffic Bill which brings a national road pricing scheme a step closer today.

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