DEC may stand for:

  • Derwent Entertainment Centre
  • Dheeraj and East Coast LLC
  • Distance Education Council
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Diethylcarbamazine
  • Diethyl carbonate, an ester
  • Disasters Emergency Committee
  • Department of Education and Communities (New South Wales), formerly known as the Department of Education and Training.
  • Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia)
  • Department of Environmental Conservation (New York)
  • December
  • Diplôme d'études collégiales, known in English as the Diploma of College Studies

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Temporal Database - Example - Transaction Time
... What happens if the person's address as stored in the database is incorrect? Suppose an official accidentally entered the wrong address or date? Or, suppose the person lied about their address for some reason ... Upon discovery of the fact, the officials go back and update the database ...
February 1999
... The following events also occurred during the month Current events of February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04) (Thursday) Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city ... Current events of February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05) (Friday) Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve 2 years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for the August 31, 1998 assault on two people after a car accident ...
List Of Recessions In The United States - Free Banking Era To The Great Depression
... The dating of recessions during this period is controversial ... Modern economic statistics, such as gross domestic product and unemployment, were not gathered during this period ...
Disasters Emergency Committee
... The DEC was created in 1963 ... Chairman (as of 2011) is Clive Jones ...
Network-based Application Firewalls - History
... Under a broader DARPA contract at TIS, Marcus Ranum, Wei Xu, and Peter Churchyard developed the Firewall Toolkit (FWTK), and made it freely available under license on October 1, 1993 ... The purposes for releasing the freely-available, not for commercial use, FWTK were to demonstrate, via the software, documentation, and methods used, how a company with (at the time) 11 years' experience in formal security methods, and individuals with firewall experience, developed firewall software to create a common base of very good firewall software for others to build on (so people did not have to continue to "roll their own" from scratch) and to "raise the bar" of firewall software being used ...