BIS - Percent of declarations received from U.S. industry in accordance with CWC time lines that are processed in time for the U.S. to meet treaty obligations.performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-12T20:00:52.000Z
The CWC establishes a verification regime (e.g., declaration requirements, on-site inspections, and trade restrictions) for weapons-related toxic chemicals and precursors that have peaceful applications. BIS’s CWC Regulations require U.S. industry exceeding certain chemical activity thresholds to submit declarations and reports. BIS processes, validates, and aggregates the declarations and reports to develop the U.S. CWC Industrial Declaration, which is forwarded to the State Department, within established time frames mandated under the CWC, and to submit it to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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This performance measure tracks the ability of forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction (SWPC) to accurately predict geomagnetic storms, which potentially disrupt power systems, spacecraft operations, and navigation systems. The NOAA geomagnetic storm scale (G-scale) ranges from the G1 or minor level where weak power grid fluctuations can occur to the G5 or extreme level. During a G5 event, where aurora may be visible over most of the United States, the power grid can experience equipment damage causing system collapse or blackout; significant satellite damage can occur; and global positioning systems may be inaccurate or temporarily unavailable. Geomagnetic Storm Forecast Accuracy is a percentage that reflects the amount of time that the SWPC geomagnetic storm forecast is correct over a 24-hour period. The 24 hour geomagnetic storm forecast is considered accurate if a G1 or greater storm event was correctly predicted. This calculation also includes geomagnetic storms which were not forecast. This measure is verified based on ground-based magnetometer observations. This measure is averaged over the 60 most recent geomagnetic storms to maintain statistical significance.
EDA - Percentage of those actions taken by Trade Adjustment Assistance Center clients that achieved the expected resultsperformance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-14T17:33:48.000Z
This is a follow up to the previous measure: “Percentage of Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) clients taking action as a result of the assistance facilitated by the TAAC.” This measure will determine if the assistance facilitated by the TAACs is market based and results in desired outcomes. The centers conduct client surveys and report findings to EDA.
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The indicator represents the dollar value of exports generated by Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) project activity. Through MDCP public/private partnerships, ITA provides technical and financial assistance to “cooperators” like trade associations and other non-profits. The elements of each project vary but examples include educating foreign authorities about industry standards, establishing product demonstration centers abroad, underwriting the cost of participation in foreign trade shows, and addressing non-tariff barriers to trade.
- API performance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-13T15:43:57.000Z
This indicator captures the results of ITA’s efforts to facilitate fair competition in international trade for U.S. firms and workers by improving the number of trade barriers reduced, removed, or prevented. The measure tends to fluctuate over time as the outcome (foreign governments agreeing to voluntarily honor trade agreement obligations) is dependent on actions by sovereign nations which are outside of direct U.S. control.
EDA - Percentage of Trade Adjustment Assistance Center clients taking action as a result of the assistanceperformance.commerce.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-13T20:22:27.000Z
This measure determines the value of assistance provided by Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) to its clients. Eleven EDA funded TAACs work with U.S. firms and industries that have been adversely impacted as a result of increased imports of similar or competitive goods to identify specific actions to improve each firm’s competitive position in world markets. “Taking action as a result of the assistance facilitated” means to implement an aspect of the Trade Adjustment Assistance provided by the TAAC. The TAACs provide three main types of assistance to firms: help in preparing petitions for certification (which must be approved by EDA in order for the firm to receive technical assistance), analysis of the firm’s strengths and weaknesses and development of an adjustment proposal, and in depth assistance for implementation of the recovery strategy as set forth in the adjustment proposal.
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This indicator provides the number of successful case conclusions (usually barriers removed) in trade agreements compliance cases. The measure tends to fluctuate over time as the outcome (foreign governments agreeing to voluntarily honor trade agreement obligations) is dependent on actions by sovereign nations outside of direct United States Government control.
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Visibility and cloud ceiling forecasts are critical for aircraft safety and efficient operations. When visibility or cloud ceilings are low, pilots rely on instruments to navigate instead of visual reconnaissance. The Federal Aviation Administration establishes Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) thresholds—visibility less than three statute miles and/or cloud ceilings at, or below, 1000 feet—for safety. NWS assesses the quality of IFR threshold forecasts in response to these requirements. Fundamental statistical metrics, specifically Probability of Detection (POD) and False Alarm Ratio (FAR), are used to track IFR forecast performance. Probability of Detection (POD), also known as Accuracy, is a ratio that describes the number of times IFR is correctly forecasted compared to the total number of IFR occurrences. FAR is a ratio that describes the number of IFR forecasts when IFR was not observed compared to the total number of forecast attempts. These two metrics must always be used in conjunction, as one can be improved at the expense of the other. Greater accuracy and a minimized FAR result in safer flights and fewer flight delays; conversely, poorer accuracy and an increased FAR result in a greater incidence of unnecessary flight delays.
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This measure captures the results of ITA’s front-line diplomatic engagement with foreign governments in support of a U.S. company or industry. A Written Impact Narrative (WIN) occurs when a foreign government action/decision as a result of engagement results in the following outcomes for a U.S. company or industry: reduced/removed/prevented trade barrier; reduced/removed threat to U.S. business/economic interest; foreign compliance with a trade agreement; facilitated an export transaction; or, a U.S. company has a signed contract for a foreign procurement. The measure tends to fluctuate over time as the outcome (foreign governments agreeing to voluntarily honor trade agreement obligations) is dependent on actions by sovereign nations which are outside of direct U.S. control.