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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Year: 1992
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
After the Cold War: Living With Lower Defense Spending

After the Cold War: Living With Lower Defense Spending

Date: February 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report focuses on ways to handle the dislocation of workers and communities that is, to some degree, inevitable in the defense cutback. It opens a discussion of how defense technologies might be converted to commercial applications. The second and final report of the assessment will continue that discussion and will concentrate on opportunities to channel human and technological resources into building a stronger civilian economy.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1991

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1991

Date: March 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes the activities of the Office in Fiscal Year 1991 within the context of the legislative agenda of the 101st Congress and the events in the United States and the world during 1991.
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The Biology of Mental Disorders

The Biology of Mental Disorders

Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report presents a summary of research into the biological factors associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. The report also discusses support for this research and the social context in which it moves forward.
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Building Energy Efficiency

Building Energy Efficiency

Date: May 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report focuses on energy use in buildings, which account for over one-third of all energy used in the United States. Significant energy savings in buildings are possible through the use of commercially available, cost-effective, energy efficient technologies; yet adoption rates for these technologies are often low. Interviews with industry, property managers, homeowners, and others were used to explore why technology adoption rates are so low. Past Federal efforts to encourage energy efficiency are reviewed, and policy options for encouraging the adoption of energy efficient technologies are discussed.
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Building Future Security: Strategies for Restructuring the Defense Technology and Industrial Base

Building Future Security: Strategies for Restructuring the Defense Technology and Industrial Base

Date: June 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report elaborates on the findings of the earlier OTA publications and examines in greater detail the specific policy choices involved in restructuring the defense technology and industrial base (DTIB) over the next decade.
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Combined Summaries: Technologies To Sustain Tropical Forest Resources and Biological Diversity

Combined Summaries: Technologies To Sustain Tropical Forest Resources and Biological Diversity

Date: May 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses how the loss of tropical forests and reduction in the Earth’s biological diversity has grown from development assistance concerns to themes of global debate during the last decade. At the same time that the value of biological resources to local communities and individual nations has become more fully appreciated, the connections between these resources and global environmental stability and economic development potential have been uncovered.
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Cystic Fibrosis and DNA Tests: Implications of Carrier Screening

Cystic Fibrosis and DNA Tests: Implications of Carrier Screening

Date: August 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report concludes that the value of the cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier test is the information it provides. No one can estimate in common terms what it means to an individual to possess information about his or her genetic status, especially when the value concerns reproductive decision-making. As our knowledge of the human genome increases, what we do with information such as CF carrier status will depend on the perceptions and beliefs of all Americans.
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Difficult-To-Reuse Needles for the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Abusers

Difficult-To-Reuse Needles for the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Abusers

Date: October 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper reviews various possibilities of using non-reusable injection technologies for reducing HIV transmission among injecting drug users in the United States. It does not put forth the redesign of injection equipment as a policy option for congressional consideration; it merely examines some of the implications of a proposal put forth by some health experts.
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Disposal of Chemical Weapons: Alternative Technologies

Disposal of Chemical Weapons: Alternative Technologies

Date: June 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper briefly describes the Army’s chemical weapons destruction program, discusses the factors that could affect a decision to develop alternatives, discusses the alternatives, and illustrates the difficulty of gaining public acceptance of complex technical systems.
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Do Medicaid and Medicare Patients Sue More Often Than Other Patients?

Do Medicaid and Medicare Patients Sue More Often Than Other Patients?

Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper also responds to the request of the Congressional Sunbelt Caucus that OTA examine and judge the available evidence on whether Medicaid and Medicare patients, particularly obstetrics patients, are more litigious than other patients.
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