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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Drug Dependency

Definition is located in 3 FAM 695 3-3 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 408).

Drug Experimenter

Definition is located in 3 FAM 695 3-3 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 408).

Drugs

Definition is located in 3 FAM 695 3-3 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 408).

Dry Bulk Carrier

A vessel used primarily for the carriage of shipload lots of homogeneous unmarked nonliquid cargoes such as grain, coal, cement, and lumber (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 313).

Dry Cargo Liner

A vessel sailing between specified ports on a regular basis that is used for the carriage of heterogeneous marked cargoes in parcel lots. However, any cargo may be carried in these vessels, including part cargoes of dry bulk items or, when carried in deep tanks, bulk liquids such as petroleum and vegetable oils (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 313).

Ds Vendor

An established American based and owned vehicle armoring vendor who is either currently producing armored vehicles for the Diplomatic Security, Physical Security Programs, Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicles Division (DS - PSP - DEAV) or an established American based and owned armoring vendor who has a facilities clearance and agrees to provide unlimited access to, and fully cooperate with, DS - PSP - DEAV QA - QC armored vehicle inspectors, with the understanding that if the vendor is not responsive to making any - all changes directed by the DEAV QA - QC personnel the vehicle will no be passed as ready for service by DS OR Mercedes - BMW when purchasing factory armored vehicles (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 563).

Ds-2019 Form (Certificate Of Eligibility)

An electronically generated federal form training Participants need in order to obtain a Department of State J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. The form is issued by the USAID Responsible Office or Alternate Responsible Officer in Washington under Department of State J-1 Exchange Visitor Program guidelines (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 252, 253).

Ds-Passed Armored Vehicle

A vehicle which has been inspected throughout the armoring process by Diplomatic Security, Physical Security Programs, Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicles Division (DS - PSP - DEAV). Quality Assurance - Quality Control (QA - QC) personnel and passed by them as appropriately constructed and without significant structural flaw, or a factory armored vehicle which, due to stringent local government controlled QA - QC requirements, is accepted by DS as the functional equivalent of a DS Passed Armored Vehicle (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 563).

Dubbing

A duplicate copy of a sound recording or video, and the combination of sound materials from different sources such as dialogue, music, and sound effects into a single sound track (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 502).

Due Diligence

The technical term for the necessary assessment of the past performance, reputation, and future plans of a prospective alliance partner, private sector, or other entity, with regard to various business practices and principles. This assessment of a prospective alliance partner would normally involve, at a minimum, examining their social, environmental, and financial track records (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Due Process

In the context of Federal debt collection, the constitutional right of due process requires an agency to provide debtors with notice of, and the opportunity to dispute, a debt or intended debt collection action. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. . . (TFM - DMS Managing Federal Receivables) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 625).

Duty Hours

The period when the majority of employees are at work (0815 - 1700 hours, Monday through Friday) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 531).

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (Dhcp)

A protocol that allows client devices to request IP addresses from a DHCP server as needed.

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