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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Year: 1991
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
The 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference: Issues for U.S. International Spectrum Policy

The 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference: Issues for U.S. International Spectrum Policy

Date: November 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the U.S. preparations process for WARC-92, highlighting efforts to integrate the needs and concerns of various interest groups. It also reviews the forces and trends affecting the United States as it approaches WARC-92, and is intended to inform future congressional oversight of the domestic and international radio communication policy process.
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Adjusting to a New Security Environment: The Defense Technology and Industrial Base Challenge

Adjusting to a New Security Environment: The Defense Technology and Industrial Base Challenge

Date: February 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper, OTA sought information and advice from a broad spectrum of knowledgeable individuals and organizations whose contributions are gratefully acknowledged. As with all OTA studies, the content of this background paper is the sole responsibility of the Office of Technology Assessment and does not necessarily represent the views of our advisers and reviewers.
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Adolescent Health, Volume 1: Summary and Policy Options

Adolescent Health, Volume 1: Summary and Policy Options

Date: April 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This OTA’s report responds to the request of numerous Members of Congress to review the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of contemporary American adolescents, including adolescents in groups who might be more likely to be in special need of health-related interventions: adolescents living in poverty, adolescents from racial and ethnic minority groups, Native American adolescents, and adolescents in rural areas. In addition, OTA was asked to: 1 ) identify risk and protective factors for adolescent health problems and integrate national data in order to understand the clustering of specific adolescent problems, 2) evaluate options in the organization of health services and technologies available to adolescents (including accessibility and financing), 3) assess options in the conduct of national health surveys to improve collection of adolescent health statistics, and 4) identify gaps in research on the health and behavior of adolescents.
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Adolescent Health, Volume 2: Background and the Effectiveness of Selected Prevention and Treatment Services

Adolescent Health, Volume 2: Background and the Effectiveness of Selected Prevention and Treatment Services

Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report responds to the request of numerous Members of Congress to review the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of contemporary American adolescents, including adolescents in groups who might be more likely to be in special need of health-related interventions: adolescents living in poverty, adolescents from racial and ethnic minority groups, Native American adolescents, and adolescents in rural areas.
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Adolescent Health, Volume 3: Crosscutting Issues in the Delivery of Health and Related Services

Adolescent Health, Volume 3: Crosscutting Issues in the Delivery of Health and Related Services

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: OTA’s report responds to the request of numerous Members of Congress to review the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of contemporary American adolescents, including adolescents in groups who might be more likely to be in special need of health-related interventions: adolescents living in poverty, adolescents from racial and ethnic minority groups, Native American adolescents, and adolescents in rural areas.
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Agricultural Commodities as Industrial Raw Materials

Agricultural Commodities as Industrial Raw Materials

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines potential new crops and traditional crops for industrial uses including replacements for petroleum and imported strategic materials; replacements for imported newsprint, wood rosins, rubbers, and oils; and degradable plastics. This report finds that, in the absence of additional and more comprehensive policies, developing industrial uses for agricultural commodities alone is unlikely to revitalize rural economies and solve the problems of American agriculture.
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American Military Power: Future Needs, Future Choices

American Military Power: Future Needs, Future Choices

Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper outlines some of the issues of importance for making choices about the future nature and role of U.S. armed forces, and suggests how these choices will affect defense base requirements. The final report of the assessment, to be delivered in the spring of 1992, will address specific policy options arising from the strategic choices and tactical decisions discussed here.
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Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Date: March 1991
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Annual report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
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Automated Record Checks for Firearm Purchasers: Issues and Options

Automated Record Checks for Firearm Purchasers: Issues and Options

Date: July 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report assesses the proposals and prospects for automated checks, ranging from the point-of-sale “instant” check now used by the State of Virginia, to the establishment of a computerized national felons file, to live scanning of fingerprints, or the issuance of ‘smart’ cards to identify firearm purchasers. It considers the benefits, costs, and risks of automated checks. The report examines the relationship between automated record checks and waiting periods, the wide variability in State criminal record systems, and the challenges of improving the automation and quality of record systems.
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Biological Rhythms: Implications for the Worker

Biological Rhythms: Implications for the Worker

Date: September 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses biological rhythms: what they are, how they are controlled by the brain, and the role they play in regulating physiological and cognitive functions. The major focus of the report is the examination of the effects of nonstandard work hours on biological rhythms and how these effects can interact with other factors to affect the health, performance, and safety of workers.
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