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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System

A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System

Date: March 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a proposal by the Internal Revenue Service for new computerized tax administration systems. The proposal is reviewed and investigated, with suggestions and proposals given by the OTA.
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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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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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Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards

Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards

Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at nuclear proliferation and "seeks to facilitate an understanding of the problem and its implications, in terms of both a comprehensive overview and a detailed indepth analysis of key elements" (p. 7).
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Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards: Appendix Volume II, Part Two

Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards: Appendix Volume II, Part Two

Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The focus of this report is the construction of nuclear power plants abroad, especially the problem of assuring that none of the plutonium produced in these plants is diverted for use in weapons.
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Organizing and Financing Basic Research to Increase Food Production

Organizing and Financing Basic Research to Increase Food Production

Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment analyzing" alternatives for organizing and financing basic research to increase food production" (Preface).
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Perspectives on Federal Retail Food Grading

Perspectives on Federal Retail Food Grading

Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates changes and modifications in the present grading system which would facilitate consumer choices, examines the major issues associated with these changes, and outlines alternative approaches to implementing these changes" (p. ii).
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Analysis of the Proposed National Energy Plan

Analysis of the Proposed National Energy Plan

Date: August 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an analysis of the proposed national energy plan.
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Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Date: September 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment assessing the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be used "in consideration of major new projects for the importation of natural gas, and of the competing alternatives for transporting natural gas from Alaska through Canada...or through Alaska only and thence via LNG tankers to the lower 48 States" (p. v).
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Cancer Testing Technology and Saccharin

Cancer Testing Technology and Saccharin

Date: October 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that, among other things, assesses "the capacity of current testing methodology to predict the carcinogenic potential of chemicals consumed by humans, with special reference to the validity of extrapolating from results of animal tests to possible human effects" (p. v). This study was done in response to the banning of the sweetener saccharin and the controversy about the testing that led to the ban.
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Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Date: November 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the potential for producing gas from the Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin" based on "plausible economic, geologic, and technological assumptions" (Foreward).
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Policy Implications of Medical Information Systems

Policy Implications of Medical Information Systems

Date: December 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in response to the rising costs of medical care that assesses the "policy implications of computer-based medical information systems" (p. v).
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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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Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes these projects in detail: the spread of nuclear materials and weapons-making capability, cancer-testing technology and saccharin, the implications of the Carter Administration’s National Energy Plan, the trade-offs between individual rights and massive computerization of the Nation’s tax information system, ways to spur research on increasing the supply of food, the prospects of solar technology.
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A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).
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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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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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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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Applications of R&D in the Civil Sector: The Opportunity Provided by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977

Applications of R&D in the Civil Sector: The Opportunity Provided by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977

Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the national research and development (R&D) activities with the intent of "understanding...how to maximize the beneficial impacts of our total R&D enterprise" (p. iii).
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The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

Date: July 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the Nation's experience with demonstration projects to provide Congress with a perspective and a set of guidelines for evaluating and shaping proposed demonstrations" (p. iv).
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Government Involvement in the Innovation Process: A Contractor's Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Government Involvement in the Innovation Process: A Contractor's Report to the Office of Technology Assessment

Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment covering "the relationship between Government action and technological innovation in the civilian sector of the U.S. economy" (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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Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 2

Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 2

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The second of two reports by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) , this volume "provides detailed information about the assumptions made in these calculations and the techniques employed" (p. iii).
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Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies

Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "current Federal policies and current medical practices to determine whether a reasonable amount of justification should be provided before costly new medical technologies and procedures are put into general use" (quoted from Foreword).
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