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 Serial/Series Title: Technical Memoranda
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
The Regulatory environment for science

The Regulatory environment for science

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum, requested by the Task Force on Science Policy of the House Committee on Science and Technology, provides a “snapshot” of factors affecting science in the 1980s, and focuses on emerging issues that will require consideration by Congress.
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Remote Sensing and the Private Sector: Issues for Discussion

Remote Sensing and the Private Sector: Issues for Discussion

Date: March 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that :is designed to help Congress determine the appropriate requirements and conditions for private sector ownership of the U.S. land remote-sensing system" (p. iii).
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Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Research funding as an investment: can we measure the returns?

Date: April 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on the mounting intensity of global competition in the 1980s that underscores the critical role played by the basic research enterprise of the United States. Basic research is the backbone of much of the technological development that has provided not only our economic prosperity, but improvements in health, a strong national defense, and exciting and fundamental advances in knowledge.
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Review of Postal Automation Strategy: A Technical and Decision Analysis

Review of Postal Automation Strategy: A Technical and Decision Analysis

Date: June 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews the "United States Postal Service (USPS) decision to utilizes single-line optical character readers (OCRs) instead of multi-line OCRs" and conducts "a comparative technical and economic analysis of the two technologies in the context of the overall postal automation program" (Foreward).
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Review of the Public Health Service's Response to AIDS

Review of the Public Health Service's Response to AIDS

Date: February 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the recent and proposed activities of the Public Health Service (PHS) in response to AIDS" and an evaluation of "the planning, resources and staffing of PHS's efforts to control AIDS" (p. iii).
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A Review of U.S. competitiveness in agricultural trade

A Review of U.S. competitiveness in agricultural trade

Date: October 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This OTA technical memorandum reviews key factors that influence U.S. trade in agriculture. It is part of a larger OTA project that analyzes the effects of technological change on both international trade and the structure of the domestic economy. Despite basic structural changes in the economy of the United States in recent years, agriculture and food production remain important parts of this country’s economic framework.
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SALYUT: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space

SALYUT: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space

Date: December 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which "has undertaken a study of the presence of Soviets in space and their Salyut space stations, in order to provide Congress with an informed view of Soviet capabilities and intentions" (p. iii).
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Scientific Validity of Polygraph Testing: A Research Review and Evaluation

Scientific Validity of Polygraph Testing: A Research Review and Evaluation

Date: November 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at "issues directly related to the scientific validity of the polygraph" (p. iii).
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Space Science Research in the United States

Space Science Research in the United States

Date: October 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) designed to "elucidate the issues and problems in the current conduct of the U.S. space research program" (p. iii).
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Technology Dependent Children: Hospital Vs. Home Care

Technology Dependent Children: Hospital Vs. Home Care

Date: May 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This technical memorandum is about problems arising out of success. Recent advances in medical technology have permitted sick children who once would have died to survive with the assistance of sophisticated equipment and intensive nursing care. Often, the assistance is needed for just a short time, but sometimes the dependence on life-sustaining technology is permanent. As technology for helping keep children alive has improved, a new population of technology-dependent children has emerged.
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