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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

Date: December 1979
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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A Status Report

A Status Report

Date: 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Objectives for the OTA in the statutory mandate of the Technology Assessment Act and the policy directives.
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Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Date: August 1975
Creator: The George Washington University
Description: These readings explore the historical, theoretical, methodological, and institutional aspects of assessment. Many of these publications represent early efforts to probe the concept and methodologies of the assessment function.
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Technology Assessment Activities in the Industrial, Academic, and Governmental Communities

Technology Assessment Activities in the Industrial, Academic, and Governmental Communities

Date: December 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Hearings over the course of four days covering the "updated view of the mission, utility, methodology, and state-of-the-art of technology assessment" (p. 1).
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Food Information Systems

Food Information Systems

Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Transcriptions of statements made over the course of four days regarding the food information systems in the United States.
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Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 1

Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 1

Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reviewing "a range of solar energy systems designed to produce thermal and electrical energy directly from sunlight" and examining this technology, identifying "the circumstances under which such systems could be economically attractive" (p. iii).
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The Health of the Scientific and Technical Enterprise: An Advisory Panel Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

The Health of the Scientific and Technical Enterprise: An Advisory Panel Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the science and technology fields, with the intent of developing a definition of the enterprise and giving "a framework within which policy makers can assess its health" (p. 3).
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Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Emerging Food Marketing Technologies: A Preliminary Analysis

Date: October 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "identification of new or emerging food marketing technologies that will have significant long-range impacts on society and the U.S. food system" (p. 3?).
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Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "a range of congressional options available for ensuring the integrity of the educational process for professional scientists and engineers is maintained" during the creation of the Department of Education (p. iii).
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An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) evaluating the efforts made to improve the safety of the nation's railroads. The report gives "a comprehensive and systematic review of railroad safety" and assists "in current and future legislative deliberations on railroad safety" (p. v").
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