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Higher Education for Science and Engineering

Higher Education for Science and Engineering

Date: March 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper focuses on the end point of educational preparation for science and engineering careers — undergraduate and graduate study. It places the issue of future supply in the broad cultural context of changing demographics, labor market adjustments, and intervention policies.
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Identifying and regulating carcinogens

Identifying and regulating carcinogens

Date: November 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper was requested by the House Government Operations Committee and its Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources. In it, OTA describes policies issued by Federal agencies concerning the identification, assessment, and regulation of carcinogenic chemicals; the chemicals that have been regulated because of carcinogenic risk; the Federal Government’s carcinogenicity testing program; and the results of OTA’s analysis of the extent of agency action on chemicals determined to be carcinogenic.
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Performance Standards for Secondary School Vocational Education

Performance Standards for Secondary School Vocational Education

Date: April 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Background Paper contains the results of OTA’s analysis. Throughout the study OTA sought and received the assistance of many individuals and organizations in the business, education, and government communities. Their thoughtful contributions and criticisms were invaluable, although their participation does not necessarily reflect their endorsement of the contents of the report, for which OTA bears sole responsibility.
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Review of a Protocol for a Study of Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Women Vietnam Veterans

Review of a Protocol for a Study of Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Women Vietnam Veterans

Date: December 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the study that has been proposed as a partial response to the mandate of Public Law 99-272; that law also requires approval from the Director of OTA before any such studies are undertaken, which is the reason for this review. This study is one of three that make up the full VA response to the mandate to look into the health of women Vietnam veterans.
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Royalty Management Program's Auditing and Financial System: Technical Issues

Royalty Management Program's Auditing and Financial System: Technical Issues

Date: July 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on royalty, rental, and bonus payments from non-fuel mineral leases on public lands are a oil and gas and other fuel and major source of income for the Federal government, States, and Indian Tribes.
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Science, technology, and the Constitution

Science, technology, and the Constitution

Date: September 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper summarizes and discusses major themes that are being explored in special reports the project on Science, Technology, and the Constitution.
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Screening Mammography in Primary Care Settings: Implications for Cost Access and Quality

Screening Mammography in Primary Care Settings: Implications for Cost Access and Quality

Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This staff paper examines the implications for cost and quality, as well as for access to mammography, of expanding the supply of mammographic services in the primary care setting. The special issues raised by third-party businesses that package mammography services for primary care physicians are also discussed.
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Space stations and the law: selected legal issues

Space stations and the law: selected legal issues

Date: August 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report suggests that Congress need not wait for the completion of the current governmental negotiations in order to begin an examination of the legal issues resulting from space station development and operation. In the near term, Congress could: 1) begin to identify those Federal and State laws which already apply to space station activities and those that Congress believes should apply; 2) begin to resolve questions of power sharing between Federal and State laws and Federal and State courts as they relate to space station activities; and 3) monitor the space station negotiations to ensure that the final space station agreements protect the fundamental rights and interests of U.S. citizens and support U.S. policies, including those related to commercial activities in space.
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State educational testing practices

State educational testing practices

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses state educational testing practices. Testing as an indicator of educational attainment is a characteristic of the American educational system. While there are many questions surrounding the use of tests for various purposes, when American public policy turns periodically to focus on public education, tests tend to increase.
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Supercomputers: government plans & policies

Supercomputers: government plans & policies

Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper was requested by the House Committee on Science and Technology. Within the past 2 years, there has been a notable expansion in the Federal supercomputer programs and this increase prompted the committee’s request for a review of issues of resource management, networking, and the role of supercomputers in basic research.
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