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Insider's Guide to OTA

Insider's Guide to OTA

Date: January 1995
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: An informal orientation to the OTA. Addresses new employees' frequently asked questions; intended as a complimentary document to the official Employee Handbook.
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Remotely Sensed Data: Technology, Management and Markets

Remotely Sensed Data: Technology, Management and Markets

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines U.S. plans for managing the prodigious quantities of data expected from current, planned, and future remote sensing satellites. In particular, it explores the Earth Observing System Data and Information System, which NASA is developing to manage and process the data from its Earth Observing System of satellites. It also analyzes the factors affecting the growth of the market for privately generated remotely sensed data.
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Public Information About Osteoporosis: What's Available, What's Needed?

Public Information About Osteoporosis: What's Available, What's Needed?

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper describes the existing public information about osteoporosis and discusses problems that limit its usefulness, including problems in the dissemination and targeting of information to different types of people who have or are at risk of the disease. It also discusses problems that arise because of the way research findings are presented in the mass media and the widespread dissemination of information about medications that are available on the market but have not been approved by the FDA for osteoporosis.
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Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction

Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report has four parts. The first part focuses on several factors that are necessary for substance abuse and addiction to occur, including an examination of the biological research regarding the phenomenon of addiction to a variety of substances. The second part describes individual risk and protective factors that contribute to the abuse of, and addiction to, alcohol and drugs. The third part, looks at how risk and protective factors play out in subcultures and in major activity settings (home, school, workplace, and recreation), and assesses the effectiveness of various substance abuse prevention initiatives. The fourth section, addresses a range of legislative issues and options for Congress arising from an understanding of the factors leading to substance abuse and addiction.
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Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Date: March 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report focuses on mental disabilities, a broad rubric. In this background paper, OTA examines current knowledge about psychiatric disabilities and employment in the context of the ADA’s requirements and reviews Federal activities directly or indirectly aimed at supporting the ADA’s employment provisions.
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The Department of Defense Kuwait Oil Health Fire Risk Assessment (The "Persian Gulf Veterans' Registry")

The Department of Defense Kuwait Oil Health Fire Risk Assessment (The "Persian Gulf Veterans' Registry")

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper describes briefly the work on DoD’s Kuwait Oil Fire Health Risk Assessment to date, including the results of a pilot study of health risks, and then answers the questions addressed to OTA in PL 102-585.
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Saving Energy in U.S. Transportation

Saving Energy in U.S. Transportation

Date: July 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report focuses on energy use in U.S. transportation, which accounts for over 60 percent of U.S. oil consumption. The report attempts to put these opinions into context by examining the current status of the system and evaluating critical problems such as congestion, presenting forecasts of future energy use, making some pointed comparisons with European transportation, and describing and evaluating a range of options for saving energy.
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Tools for Evaluating Health Technologies: Five Background Papers

Tools for Evaluating Health Technologies: Five Background Papers

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper deals with one of the most basic questions in any health research endeavor: how to measure the outcomes associated with whatever is being studied. The paper describes in greater detail some of the research techniques discussed.
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Technical Options for the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor

Technical Options for the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper discusses the history and status of the ALMR research program. It presents applications of this technology to the plutonium disposition problem and the possible advantages and disadvantages of its future development and deployment. It also discusses related issues such as waste management and concerns about proliferation of plutonium material.
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Review of the Medical Follow-Up Agency

Review of the Medical Follow-Up Agency

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Background Paper summarizes OTA’s findings with regard to the three questions asked based on the workshop discussion as well as background information and discussions with various individuals before and after the workshop.
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