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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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Automated Guideway Transit: An Assessment of PRT and Other New Systems

Automated Guideway Transit: An Assessment of PRT and Other New Systems

Date: June 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing the Automated Guideway Transit Systems, with both detailed findings and summaries.
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Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the use of drugs in livestock feed
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The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War

Date: May 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption" (Foreward).
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Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report in a series by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considering renewable ocean energy sources as a possible energy supply. This report focuses on ocean thermal energy conversion and analyzes the feasibility of using it and evaluates current research on the topic (p. iii).
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Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Date: {1974-08-11,1974-08-16}
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Report from a conference focused on finding a "consensus on main themes of materials policy, and to focus national attention on the need for a strong, effective national network of materials information systems" (p. 1).
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Residential Energy Conservation

Residential Energy Conservation

Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "the potential for conserving energy in homes in terms of energy and costs" and "reviews existing and promising technologies, and a broad set of issues affecting why these technologies are or are not used, how their level of use and effectiveness can be improved, and related Federal programs and policies" (p. iii).
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A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

Date: September 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is part of a plan to restructure the railroads of the Northeast. It "provides a conceptual framework for the evaluation of alternative approaches to federal assistance for the rehabilitation of the nation's railroad fixed plant" (p. xiv).
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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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Energy, The Economy, and Mass Transit

Energy, The Economy, and Mass Transit

Date: October 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on current economic and energy conditions. The report "summarizes a number of findings regarding recent trends in the transit industry, the effects of current economic and energy conditions on the use of transit, and the relative merits of adopting alternative transportation strategies to increase transit use and achieve energy conservation objectives" (p. 1).
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Engineering Implications of Chronic Materials Scarcity

Engineering Implications of Chronic Materials Scarcity

Date: April 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Papers delivered at the fourth Henniker Conference on National Materials Policy.
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Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Date: January 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing "the potential of enhanced recovery techniques for freeing more of this oil [discovered oil] from the sandstone and limestone formations in which it is trapped" (Foreward).
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Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report represents a significant cooperative effort on the part of Canadian and U.S. Government agencies, railroads, and labor groups in creating mutual understanding of railroad safety policy and programs.
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Establishing a 200-Mile Fisheries Zone

Establishing a 200-Mile Fisheries Zone

Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the the "major problems and opportunities which may occur because of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976" (Preface).
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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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The Feasibility and Value of Broadband Communications in Rural Areas: A Preliminary Evaluation

The Feasibility and Value of Broadband Communications in Rural Areas: A Preliminary Evaluation

Date: April 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report covering a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The study looks at "the feasibility and value of using broadband communications to provide public services for rural areas" (p. I-1).
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Environmental Contaminants in Food

Environmental Contaminants in Food

Date: December 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is "concerned with chemical and radioactive contaminants that inadvertently find their way into the human food supply" (p. iii).
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An Assessment of Information Systems Capabilities Required To Support U.S. Materials Policy Decisions

An Assessment of Information Systems Capabilities Required To Support U.S. Materials Policy Decisions

Date: December 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an assessment designed to analyze "materials information systems and their capability to support effective policymaking decisions on materials problems" (p. vii).
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Coastal Effects of Offshore Energy Systems: An Assessment of Oil and Gas Systems, Deepwater Ports, and Nuclear Powerplants Off the Coasts of New Jersey and Delaware

Coastal Effects of Offshore Energy Systems: An Assessment of Oil and Gas Systems, Deepwater Ports, and Nuclear Powerplants Off the Coasts of New Jersey and Delaware

Date: November 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) about the effects of coastal development in the United States, specifically New Jersey and Delaware. The study looks at "the likely consequences of three energy systems for the ocean environment, the coastal environment, and the economics and patterns of life in both States during the next two decades" (p. c.1).
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An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 7: Minneapolis-St. Paul Case Study

An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 7: Minneapolis-St. Paul Case Study

Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii).
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Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 8: San Francisco Case Study

Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 8: San Francisco Case Study

Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii).
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Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 9: Seattle Case Study

Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 9: Seattle Case Study

Date: March 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii).
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