Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)

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The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The agency's legacy is found in the many items of legislation it influenced and in the channels of communication its staff helped foster between legislative policymakers and members of the scientific, technical, and business communities. The Office's legacy is also found in its hundreds of publications, gathered for the first time in electronic form on the set of 5 CD-ROMs: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995. This Web site presents the complete contents of the five CD-ROMs with additional enhancements and features that facilitate access and retrieval.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 1, 2001
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 1, 2001
  • Digitized: 2006
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The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The agency's legacy is found in the many items of legislation it influenced and in the channels of communication its staff helped foster between legislative policymakers and members of the scientific, technical, and business communities. The Office's legacy is also found in its hundreds of publications, gathered for the first time in electronic form on the set of 5 CD-ROMs: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995. This Web site presents the complete contents of the five CD-ROMs with additional enhancements and features that facilitate access and retrieval.

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date OTA closed: 1995-09-29
date CD-ROMs published: 1996-02-01
date pdf created: 2003-09-10
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received CD-ROM through FDLP
date uploaded: 2001-06-01

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Alternate Title: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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Resource Type: Website
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