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Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 108th Congress

Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 108th Congress

Date: March 31, 2003
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The Senate of United States Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 108th Congress.
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Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 107th Congress

Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 107th Congress

Date: November 29, 2001
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The Senate of the United States Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 107th congress.
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Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)

Date: June 1, 2001
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The agency's legacy is found in the many items of legislation it influenced and in the channels of communication its staff helped foster between legislative policymakers and members of the scientific, technical, and business communities. The Office's legacy is also found in its hundreds of publications, gathered for the first time in electronic form on the set of 5 CD-ROMs: The OTA Legacy, 1972-1995. This Web site presents the complete contents of the five CD-ROMs with additional enhancements and features that facilitate access and retrieval.
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Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Materials at the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), May 12, 1998

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Materials at the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), May 12, 1998

Date: May 12, 1998
Creator: Fulgham, Matt
Description: This document is a faxed transmission of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) materials located in the National Archives as overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and as of May 12, 1998.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1995

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1995

Date: March 1996
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA.
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Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car

Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report presents the results of the Office of Technology Assessment’s analysis of the prospects for developing automobiles that offer significant improvements in fuel economy and reduced emissions over the longer term (out to the year 2015). The report examines the likely costs and performance of a range of technologies and vehicle types, and the U.S. and foreign research and development programs for these technologies and vehicles (to allow completion of this study before OTA closed its doors, issues such as infrastructure development and market development--- critical to the successful commercialization of advanced vehicles-were not covered).
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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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Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Selected Case Studies

Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Selected Case Studies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper presents material from three of the case studies undertaken during the assessment: flat panel displays, polymeric composites, and shipbuilding. The three cases illustrate both the opportunities and the challenges facing those designing policies to increase the level of civil–military integration (CMI).
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Biologically Based Technologies for Pest Control

Biologically Based Technologies for Pest Control

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report covers technologies ranging from enhanced biological control of pests by their natural predators and parasites to commercial formulations of microbial pesticides. These technologies are grounded in an understanding of pest biology and have a relatively low probability of harmful effects on human health or the environment.
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Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies

Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report identifies key technologies and shows how they are being used to communicate clinical information, simplify administration of health care delivery, assess the quality of health care, inform the decision-making of providers and administrators, and support delivery of health care at a distance.
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Challenges for U.S. Agricultural Research Policy

Challenges for U.S. Agricultural Research Policy

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report focuses on new ways to finance, organize, and manage agricultural research to prepare the system for the challenges of the next century.
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Cleaning Up Contaminated Wood-Treating Sites

Cleaning Up Contaminated Wood-Treating Sites

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report reviews technologies available for hazardous waste cleanup at wood-treating sites throughout the United States. OTA found that there are many Superfund wood-treatment sites located in this country that are very similar in terms of the contaminants present and the options selected for cleanup.
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Current Status of Federal Involvement in U.S. Aquaculture

Current Status of Federal Involvement in U.S. Aquaculture

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to provide information on technology issues of immediate importance to the U.S. aquaculture industry.
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Distributed Interactive Simulation of Combat

Distributed Interactive Simulation of Combat

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper complements OTA’s background paper, Virtual Reality and Technologies of Combat Simulation, which focuses on the human-computer interface technologies used in simulations.
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Does Vocational Education Help the "Forgotten Half"?: Short-term Economic Consequences of High School Vocational Education for Non-College Students

Does Vocational Education Help the "Forgotten Half"?: Short-term Economic Consequences of High School Vocational Education for Non-College Students

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper uses very recent data to address that question for individuals just one year out of high school. The paper also presents data on the types of occupations that these young people engage in, and rough statistical correlations between those occupations and types of high-school-level vocational coursework.
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Education and Technology: Future Visions

Education and Technology: Future Visions

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper summarizes the workshop discussion and contains the commissioned papers in their entirety. In June 1995, the contractors and a number of other prominent educators were invited to OTA for an all-day workshop to discuss these papers and the issues more broadly.
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The Effectiveness of AIDS Prevention Efforts

The Effectiveness of AIDS Prevention Efforts

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report discusses trends in numbers of AIDS cases, approaches to AIDS prevention--changing behavior, efforts designed for the American people as a whole, and preventing AIDS among different groups.
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The Effectiveness of Research and Experimentation Tax Credits

The Effectiveness of Research and Experimentation Tax Credits

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report assesses how well the research and experimentation R&E tax credit is currently understood, identifies inadequacies in the existing data and analyses, investigates implementation issues, considers the tax credit in the context of corporate R&D trends and Federal R&D policy more broadly, draws appropriate international comparisons, and specifies important avenues for further research.
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Environmental Monitoring for Nuclear Safeguards

Environmental Monitoring for Nuclear Safeguards

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the traditional mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s traditional mission, that is to detect the misuse of known nuclear materials and facilities addressed only part—and probably not the most important part—of the proliferation problem.
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Environmental Policy Tools: A User's Guide

Environmental Policy Tools: A User's Guide

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes 12 policy tools, and how and where they are currently used. This “user’s guide” presents a framework to help decision-makers narrow down the choice of instruments for addressing a particular problem.
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Federal Technology Transfer and the Human Genome Project

Federal Technology Transfer and the Human Genome Project

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report analyzes universities’, companies’, and researchers’ experiences and perspectives since enactment of federal laws to enhance technology transfer—especially as it pertains to research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy, the agencies funding U.S. efforts in the Human Genome Project.
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Fish Passage Technologies: Protection at Hydropower Facilities

Fish Passage Technologies: Protection at Hydropower Facilities

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes technologies for fish passage, and those for protection against turbine entrainment and mortality, with an emphasis on FERC-licensed hydropower projects.
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Flat Panel Displays in Perspective

Flat Panel Displays in Perspective

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses two issues. First, is the lack of a high-volume domestic FPD industry a cause for national concern? Why might having such an industry be important for the good of the nation? Second, if the government wishes to foster such an industry, what policies might be most effective?
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Foreign Eligibility for U.S. Technology Funding

Foreign Eligibility for U.S. Technology Funding

Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper addresses the question: What eligibility conditions should affiliates of foreign firms be required to meet before receiving financial assistance from the U.S. government?
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