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Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime

Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime

Date: July 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Adult education needs are difficult to define and difficult to meet; what constitutes adequate literacy changes continually as the demands facing individuals grow more complex. This report is an attempt to identify those capabilities, along with limitations, and outline how new information technologies can be marshaled to meet the goal of a fully literate citizenry.
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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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Advanced Network Technology

Advanced Network Technology

Date: June 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper analyzes technologies for tomorrow’s information superhighways. Advanced networks will first be used to support scientists in their work, linking researchers to supercomputers, databases, and scientific instruments. The paper also describes six test networks that are being funded as part of the High Performance Computing and Communications Program.
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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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Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Affordable Spacecraft: Design and Launch Alternatives

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper examines several proposals for reducing the costs of spacecraft and other payloads and describes launch systems for implementing them. It is one of a series of products of a broad assessment of space transportation technologies undertaken by OTA at the request of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
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After the Cold War: Living With Lower Defense Spending

After the Cold War: Living With Lower Defense Spending

Date: February 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report focuses on ways to handle the dislocation of workers and communities that is, to some degree, inevitable in the defense cutback. It opens a discussion of how defense technologies might be converted to commercial applications. The second and final report of the assessment will continue that discussion and will concentrate on opportunities to channel human and technological resources into building a stronger civilian economy.
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Aging Nuclear Power Plants: Managing Plant Life and Decommissioning

Aging Nuclear Power Plants: Managing Plant Life and Decommissioning

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines the following: the outlook for safety management and economic life decisions for the Nation’s existing nuclear power plants as they age, the prospects for decommissioning, and current and potential Federal efforts that could contribute to more timely and better informed decisions regarding plant life and decommissioning.
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Agricultural Commodities as Industrial Raw Materials

Agricultural Commodities as Industrial Raw Materials

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines potential new crops and traditional crops for industrial uses including replacements for petroleum and imported strategic materials; replacements for imported newsprint, wood rosins, rubbers, and oils; and degradable plastics. This report finds that, in the absence of additional and more comprehensive policies, developing industrial uses for agricultural commodities alone is unlikely to revitalize rural economies and solve the problems of American agriculture.
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Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Policies for the 1990s: a special report of OTA's assessment on emerging agricultural technology: issues for the 1990s

Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Policies for the 1990s: a special report of OTA's assessment on emerging agricultural technology: issues for the 1990s

Date: March 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses the central issues in the debate of the 1990 Farm Bill. It was requested as part of a larger study examining emerging agricultural technologies and related issues for the 1990s by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture.
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Agriculture, Trade, and Environment: Achieving Complementary Policies

Agriculture, Trade, and Environment: Achieving Complementary Policies

Date: May 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report provides information that can help align agricultural legislation with emerging needs and trends. Current policies do not ameliorate conflicts between agricultural production and environmental quality, between trade and the environment, and between agriculture and competitive trade.
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Aircraft Evacuation Testing: Research and Technology Issues

Aircraft Evacuation Testing: Research and Technology Issues

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes the OTA study that examined regulatory, research, and technology issues related to passenger safety and evacuation testing.
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An Alaskan Challenge: Native Village Sanitation

An Alaskan Challenge: Native Village Sanitation

Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This OTA assessment reviews the status of federal government efforts to provide safe sanitation to Alaskan Natives and the technologies that have been used or proposed for this purpose. Finally, the report examines the legislative and institutional setting for the waste sanitation problems, and the criteria that need to be applied in selecting and implementing new technologies.
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Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper focuses on one technological option for increasing the supply of fresh water to the Southwest-that of building a freshwater subsea pipeline to transport water from Alaska to California. Originally a suggestion by Governor Walter Hickel of Alaska, the proposal has recently attracted attention in southern California.
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Alternative Coca Reduction Strategies in the Andean Region

Alternative Coca Reduction Strategies in the Andean Region

Date: July 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report identifies opportunities for and constraints to reducing Andean coca production through: 1) improving U.S. alternative development efforts and 2) applying biological control technology (bio-control) to eradicate illegally produced coca.
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American Military Power: Future Needs, Future Choices

American Military Power: Future Needs, Future Choices

Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper outlines some of the issues of importance for making choices about the future nature and role of U.S. armed forces, and suggests how these choices will affect defense base requirements. The final report of the assessment, to be delivered in the spring of 1992, will address specific policy options arising from the strategic choices and tactical decisions discussed here.
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Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Date: March 1991
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Annual report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1991

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1991

Date: March 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes the activities of the Office in Fiscal Year 1991 within the context of the legislative agenda of the 101st Congress and the events in the United States and the world during 1991.
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Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1992

Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1992

Date: January 1993
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Annual report of the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment. 20th Anniversary Edition.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Date: March 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements form OTA Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Director, as well as TAAC Chairman. The report also discusses industry, commerce, and international security division, as well as health, life sciences and the environment division.
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1994

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1994

Date: March 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements form OTA Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Director, as well as TAAC Chairman. The report also discusses industry, commerce, and international security division, as well as health, life sciences and the environment division.
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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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Arming Our Allies: Cooperation and Competition in Defense Technology

Arming Our Allies: Cooperation and Competition in Defense Technology

Date: May 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Special Report is the frost product of OTA assessment of international collaboration in defense technology. It provides an overview of the subject and analyzes the impact that changes in the environment of defense technology and reduced East-West tensions will exert on defense industrial cooperation and associated alliance relations.
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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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Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Technologies, Processes, and Practices

Assessing the Potential for Civil-Military Integration: Technologies, Processes, and Practices

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report responds to requests by the Senate and the House Armed Services Committees to investigate the potential for civil-military integration and the implications of such integration. It is divided into six chapters and five appendices.
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