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 Year: 1994
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An Alaskan Challenge: Native Village Sanitation

An Alaskan Challenge: Native Village Sanitation

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This OTA assessment reviews the status of federal government efforts to provide safe sanitation to Alaskan Natives and the technologies that have been used or proposed for this purpose. Finally, the report examines the legislative and institutional setting for the waste sanitation problems, and the criteria that need to be applied in selecting and implementing new technologies.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Date: March 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements form OTA Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Director, as well as TAAC Chairman. The report also discusses industry, commerce, and international security division, as well as health, life sciences and the environment division.
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Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Technologies, Processes, and Practices

Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Technologies, Processes, and Practices

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report responds to requests by the Senate and the House Armed Services Committees to investigate the potential for civil-military integration and the implications of such integration. It is divided into six chapters and five appendices.
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Civilian Satellite Remote Sensing: A Strategic Approach

Civilian Satellite Remote Sensing: A Strategic Approach

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report analyzes the case for developing a long-term, comprehensive strategic plan for civilian satellite remote sensing, and explores the elements of such a plan, if it were adopted. The report also enumerates many of the congressional decisions needed to ensure that future data needs will be satisfied.
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Climate Treaties and Models: Issues in the International Management of Climate Change

Climate Treaties and Models: Issues in the International Management of Climate Change

Date: June 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper seeks to place the issue of climate change within an international context. Specifically, it addresses the feasibility of forging treaty agreements among countries to achieve significant worldwide reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Defensive Medicine and Medical Malpractice

Defensive Medicine and Medical Malpractice

Date: July 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the medical malpractice system that has frequently been cited as a contributor to increasing health care costs and has been targeted in many health care reform proposals as a potential source of savings. The report first examines the nature of defensive medicine, adopting a working definition of defensive medicine that embraces the complexity of the problem from both the physician and broader public policy perspectives. Finally, it comments on the potential impact of a variety of medical malpractice reforms on the practice of defensive medicine.
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The Department of Defense Kuwait Oil Health Fire Risk Assessment (The "Persian Gulf Veterans' Registry")

The Department of Defense Kuwait Oil Health Fire Risk Assessment (The "Persian Gulf Veterans' Registry")

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper describes briefly the work on DoD’s Kuwait Oil Fire Health Risk Assessment to date, including the results of a pilot study of health risks, and then answers the questions addressed to OTA in PL 102-585.
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Electronic Enterprises: Looking to the Future

Electronic Enterprises: Looking to the Future

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report takes a strategic look at the development of electronic commerce and identifies the characteristics of the infrastructure that will be required to support it. The report found that, in an electronically networked economy, the design and underlying architecture of the global information infrastructure will have a major impact on national economic growth and development.
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Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities: Update on Funding and Potential Savings

Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities: Update on Funding and Potential Savings

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: There are two longstanding constraints to implementing more energy efficient practices: 1) a shortage of finds to invest in efficient equipment; and 2) a lack of information for program planning and budgeting about the extent of investment opportunities and about the best finding mechanisms. This paper reviews advances made in addressing these constraints since 1991.
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Export Controls and Nonproliferation Policy

Export Controls and Nonproliferation Policy

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The primary purpose of this report is to identify options for enhancing the effectiveness of export controls in slowing or preventing the spread of capabilities to develop and produce weapons of mass destruction.
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