FOC

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AcronymDefinition
FOCFull Operational Capability (US DoD acquisition term to depict when a specific activity reaches maturity)
FOCFriends of the Constitution
FOCFaculty of Commerce (various locations)
FOCFocus
FOCFall of Cybertron (gaming)
FOCFederation of Churches
FOCFiber Optic Center
FOCFellowship of Christians (various organizations)
FOCFree Of Charge
FOCForeign Oil Company
FOCFriend of the Court
FOCFacilitating Organizational Change
FOCFort Omaha Campus (Metropolitan Community College; Omaha, NE)
FOCFreedom of Creation (3D printing; Amsterdam)
FOCFederal Office of Culture (Switzerland)
FOCFlux Oriented Control
FOCForum of Conscience (human right group)
FOCFreedom Online Coalition (intergovernmental coalition)
FOCFranchise Offering Circular
FOCFlorentine Opera Company (Milwaukee, WI)
FOCField Oriented Control
FOCFail over Cluster
FOCForce Output Compare
FOCFirst Options of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
FOCFlag of Convenience
FOCFamily Outreach Center
FOCFoyer Occupationnel (French: Occupational Center)
FOCFull and Open Competition
FOCFiber Optic Cable
FOCFlight of the Conchords (TV series)
FOCFactory Outlet Center
FOCFree of Cost
FOCFaint Object Camera (Hubble Telescope)
FOCFinance and Operations Committee (various organizations)
FOCFreedom of Choice
FOCFirm Order Confirmation
FOCFisheries and Oceans Canada
FOCFruit of the Crime
FOCFront of Center (archery)
FOCFirst Order Condition (mathematics)
FOCFerrari Owners Club
FOCFinal Operational Capability
FOCFujitsu Optical Components (Japan)
FOCFuji Oil Company, Ltd. (Japan)
FOCFiber Optic Communications
FOCFirm Order Commitment
FOCFiscal Oversight Committee (various organizations)
FOCFamily of Companies
FOCFlight Operation Center
FOCFiber Optic Connector
FOCFixed Order Cycle (finance)
FOCFlight Operations Center
FOCFold Out Cover (vinyl record feature)
FOCFirst Of Class
FOCForward of Center (archery)
FOCFight of Characters (Warcraft III; computer game)
FOCForeign Operating Corporation
FOCFollow-On Contract
FOCFresh Out Crew
FOCField Operations Center
FOCFriends of Carlotta (from movie 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid')
FOCFEMA Operations Center
FOCFiber Optic Component
FOCFear Of Commitment
FOCFestival of Cricket
FOCFabrication d'Objets en Caoutchouc et Plastique (French: Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Objects)
FOCFather of Child
FOCForward Only Conversion (radio control cars)
FOCFuture Operational Capability
FOCFather of Chapel (senior trades union official SOGAT & NGA)
FOCFederation Orientation Committee (University of Waterloo, California)
FOCForce of Contraction
FOCFuzhou City (China)
FOCFriends of Christ
FOCFlex-on-Cap
FOCFollower of Christ
FOCFace of Curb
FOCFrontal-Occipital Circumference
FOCForce Organization Chart (gaming)
FOCFell Off Chair
FOCFirst Class CW Operator's Club (UK)
FOCFlux Cutting (welding)
FOCFull Operational Clearance
FOCFact or Crap
FOCFront-Of-Counter
FOCFriends of Colombia (Peace Corps alumni)
FOCFlat Over Crest (Rally Car Racing)
FOCFirst Office Call (medical appointment)
FOCFORSCOM Operations Center
FOCFinancial Operations Center
FOCFuture Operating Capability
FOCFall Off Chair
FOCFacility Operations Center
FOCFleet Operations Center
FOCFestival of Celebration
FOCFlight Operations Committee (IATA)
FOCFall Out of Chair
FOCFarthest-On Circle
FOCFactor of Cooperation
FOCForeign Object Check
FOCFear Of Controlling (air traffic control)
FOCFactory of Champions (San Antonio, TX)
FOCFurthest-On Circle
FOCFriends of Cry
FOCFacilities Operations Committee
FOCFiring Officer Console
FOCFull Of Choice (Malacca, Malaysia shop)
FOCFiber Optical Characterization
FOCForeign Operating Companies
FOCFin Opener Crank (missile assembly tool)
FOCFundamental Orders of Connecticut
FOCFlash-on-Camera (photography)
FOCFriends of the Committee (various organizations)
FOCFuture Operations Cell
FOCFriends of the Carpenters (non-profit ministry)
FOCFoundation for Orphaned Children (Kenya)
FOCFill or Cancel
FOCFree Organic Carbon
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institutional control exerted by flag of convenience registries over the
Because there may still be advantages to continuing to fly a flag of convenience, ships that do so may want to reform their behavior sufficiently that they will not have to abandon those flags.
In addition to these flags there are certain shipping registers whose vessels can be regarded, on a ship-by-ship basis, as operating under a flag of convenience. This system allows substandard ships with substandard wages an conditions to sail under a veil of secrecy and with an almost total lack of accountability.
Of course, if you disagree with the policy decisions inherent in such judicial rulings, the whole movement can seem like politics sailing under a judicial flag of convenience. Such accusations are perhaps inevitable in legal debates, which are matters of rhetoric and persuasion, not mathematical precision.
The OECD added the Bahamas Bermuda, and the Netherland Antilles to the list, while an authority on shippin included Hong Kong and Gibraltar as well.(6) Singapore has converted itself fro a flag of convenience registry to a quasi-FOC, and recently, the Norwegian International Shipping registry and the Isles of Man have been established as tax-free captive registries for Norwegian and British shipping, respectively.
But it's a bit like wrapping a flag of convenience over all the woeful, and often downright damaging, Tory policies.
Pakistani private Ship Owners are operating on flag of convenience, but not willing to buy incentives offered under Pak flag.
MO FARAH has joined Jack Wilshere in opposing the practice of sportsmen switching nationality to compete under a flag of convenience.
Communications & Works Ministry Permanent Secretary Makis Constantinides said that the "dark days when Cyprus was regarded simply as a flag of convenience are behind us", and emphasised that Cyprus is now one of the leading shipping centres in the world.
Our concern is not to denigrate co-operatives but to prevent their misuse as a flag of convenience by those seeking to break up public services.