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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1983
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1982

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1982

Date: 1983
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1983

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1983

Date: 1983
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
What OTA Is, What OTA Does, How OTA Works

What OTA Is, What OTA Does, How OTA Works

Date: March 1983
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Describes the purpose, function, and makeup of the Office of Technology Assessment. Includes organization chart with handwritten annotations.
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Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1983

Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1983

Date: 1983
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
OTA Senior Management Retreat, 1983

OTA Senior Management Retreat, 1983

Date: December 4, 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Materials from an OTA Senior Management Retreat including memoranda, summaries, and discussion points for previous or upcoming studies and programs.
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Informational Technology and Its Impact on American Education : summary

Informational Technology and Its Impact on American Education : summary

Date: September 6, 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report documents two sets of conclusions: the impact of the information revolution driven by rapid advances in communication and computer technology, and how information technology can improve and enrich education.
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International Competitiveness in Electronics

International Competitiveness in Electronics

Date: November 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the international competitiveness of the electronics technology industry.
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The Impact of Randomized Clinical Trials on Health Policy and Medical Practice: Background Paper

The Impact of Randomized Clinical Trials on Health Policy and Medical Practice: Background Paper

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that brings together "the literature and current views about the actual and potential role of RCTS (randomized clinical trials) in decisionmaking about medical technologies" (Preface).
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Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Quality and Relevance of Research and Related Activities at the Gorges Memorial Laboratory

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technical Assessment (OTA) that reviews the quality and relevance of activities at GML (Gorgas Memorial Laboratory), based on Gorgas' publishing record, an OTA-commissioned survey of GML's scientific reputation, a critical review of recent articles and current manuscripts, a comparison of GML's areas of effort with health problems in tropical America and with scientific opportunity, and a review of past scientific evaluations of GML (p. iii).
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Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development: Background Paper Two: Encouraging High-Technology Development

Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development: Background Paper Two: Encouraging High-Technology Development

Date: April 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at initiatives of regions of the United States that are promoted high-technology development and the role played by "State and local governments, universities, and the private sector in encouraging high-technology industrial development" (p. 3).
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An Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology

An Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology

Date: October 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of maritime trade and technology that "traces prevailing conditions and dominant trends that are important to the way the Federal Government assumes its responsibility for developing and implementing policy" (p. iii).
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Sustaining tropical forest resources: reforestation of degraded lands

Sustaining tropical forest resources: reforestation of degraded lands

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper is designed to provide the U.S. Congress with an overview of some reforestation technologies and their possible beneficial and adverse impacts. It also discusses the constraints and opportunities for the introduction of these technologies in such activities as timber and fuel production, watershed protection, and agroforestry.
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Sustaining Tropical Forest Resources: Reforestation of Degraded Lands

Sustaining Tropical Forest Resources: Reforestation of Degraded Lands

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper is designed to provide the U.S. Congress with an overview of some reforestation technologies and their possible beneficial and adverse impacts. It also discusses the constraints and opportunities for the introduction of these technologies in such activities as timber and fuel production, watershed protection, and agroforestry.
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Automation and the Workplace: Selected Labor, Education, and Training Issues

Automation and the Workplace: Selected Labor, Education, and Training Issues

Date: March 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the nature and development of automation technologies (such as robotics, computer-aided design, and manufacturing, and automated materials handling, storage, and retrieval)" (p. iii).
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Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in U.S. Arid/Semiarid Lands

Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in U.S. Arid/Semiarid Lands

Date: October 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "assesses existing and emerging water-related technologies for their ability to support long-term productivity of arid/semiarid agricultural plants and animals in the context of institutional factors, water supply/use relationships, and the characteristics of the renewable natural resource base on which agriculture depends" (p. iii).
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Wood Use: U.S. Competitiveness and Technology: Vol. 1

Wood Use: U.S. Competitiveness and Technology: Vol. 1

Date: August 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "surveys the contribution of the forest products industry to the U.S. economy, the ability of the industry and the U.S. forest resource to satisfy expected domestic demands for wood, the competitiveness of U.S. Forest products on world markets, and the role of technology in stretching the U.S. forest resource and providing products that satisfy domestic needs as well as international markets" (p. iii).
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U.S. Natural Gas Availability: Conventional Gas Supply Through the Year 2000

U.S. Natural Gas Availability: Conventional Gas Supply Through the Year 2000

Date: September 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the future potential for production of all forms of natural gas in the U.S. Lower 48 States, emphasizing the time frame 1990-2000" (p. iii).
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U.S. Passenger Rail Technologies

U.S. Passenger Rail Technologies

Date: December 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the prospects of magnetic levitation (maglev) technologies - ultra-high-speed ground transportation that relies on magnetic suspension instead of conventional steel wheels on rail - and the status of railcar manufacturing industries" (p. ix).
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UNISPACE 1982: A Context for International Cooperation and Competition

UNISPACE 1982: A Context for International Cooperation and Competition

Date: March 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) published after UNISPACE '82, the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, that "constitutes a portion of a major assessment of international cooperation and competition in civilian space activities that was requested by these same committees" (p. iii).
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Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid/Semiarid Lands: Selected Foreign Experience: Background Paper

Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid/Semiarid Lands: Selected Foreign Experience: Background Paper

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that describes "selected foreign experiences using technology to develop and sustain agriculture in arid lands" (p. iii).
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Agricultural Postharvest Technology and Marketing Economics Research

Agricultural Postharvest Technology and Marketing Economics Research

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "findings and conclusions regarding the role of the public and private research participants in the PHTME (postharvest technology and marketing economics) research, the benefits and burdens of PHTME research, trends in PHTME research funding, quality of PHTME research, and management of PHTME research in the public sector (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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Technology and East-West Trade: An Update

Technology and East-West Trade: An Update

Date: May 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "summarizes the major provisions of the 1979 Export Administration Act, highlighting those provisions which have led to problems of interpretation or exaction; recounts major provisions in U.S. export control policy towards the Soviet Union since 1979; and discusses the impacts and implications of those events-for the domestic economy, for U.S. political relations with the NATO allies and with the Soviet Union, and for U.S. national security" (p. iii).
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Plants: The Potential for Extracting Protein, Medicines, and Other Useful Chemicals: Workshop Proceedings

Plants: The Potential for Extracting Protein, Medicines, and Other Useful Chemicals: Workshop Proceedings

Date: September 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Proceedings prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that describe "technological opportunities for commercially developing plant extracts, examples of some work being done in this field, and workshop participants' conclusions and recommendations concerning the Government's role in the area" (p. iii).
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