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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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Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime

Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime

Date: July 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Adult education needs are difficult to define and difficult to meet; what constitutes adequate literacy changes continually as the demands facing individuals grow more complex. This report is an attempt to identify those capabilities, along with limitations, and outline how new information technologies can be marshaled to meet the goal of a fully literate citizenry.
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Advanced Network Technology

Advanced Network Technology

Date: June 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper analyzes technologies for tomorrow’s information superhighways. Advanced networks will first be used to support scientists in their work, linking researchers to supercomputers, databases, and scientific instruments. The paper also describes six test networks that are being funded as part of the High Performance Computing and Communications Program.
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Adverse Reactions to HIV Vaccines: Medical, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Adverse Reactions to HIV Vaccines: Medical, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The purpose of this background paper is to describe the current state of development of HIV vaccines, and to discuss what is known about adverse reactions that may occur. The background paper provides an overview of ethical issues that arise in the conduct of HIV vaccine trials. The report also discusses alternatives to the current product liability system to encourage the development of HIV vaccines and to fairly compensate those who are harmed as a result of adverse reactions to the vaccine.
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Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper examines several proposals for reducing the costs of spacecraft and other payloads and describes launch systems for implementing them. It is one of a series of products of a broad assessment of space transportation technologies undertaken by OTA at the request of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
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Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper focuses on one technological option for increasing the supply of fresh water to the Southwest-that of building a freshwater subsea pipeline to transport water from Alaska to California. Originally a suggestion by Governor Walter Hickel of Alaska, the proposal has recently attracted attention in southern California.
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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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Benefit Design in Health Care Reform: Patient Cost-Sharing

Benefit Design in Health Care Reform: Patient Cost-Sharing

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper examines the health services and economics literature to learn what is known about the effects of patient cost-sharing (that is, annual deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, and out-of-pocket maximurns) on patients’ use of health care services, on plan expenditures, and on patients’ health outcomes.
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The Big Picture: HDTV and High-Resolution Systems

The Big Picture: HDTV and High-Resolution Systems

Date: June 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on High Definition Television (HDTV. During 1989, HDTV moved from obscurity to center stage in the ongoing debate over the role of the Federal Government in U.S. industrial competitiveness. HDTV and related High-Resolution System (HRS) technologies in the computer and communications sectors may significantly impact U.S. electronics manufacturing, accelerate fundamental restructuring of the U.S. communications infrastructure, and provide a host of valuable services.
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