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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Nutrition Research Alternatives

Nutrition Research Alternatives

Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "nutrition research alternatives-alternative goals and priorities, alternative definitions and funding, and alternative research personnel requirements" (p. iii).
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Oil Transportation by Tankers: An Analysis of Marine Pollution and Safety Measures

Oil Transportation by Tankers: An Analysis of Marine Pollution and Safety Measures

Date: July 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) presenting "a factual background on tankers and a discussion of issues related to the safety of tanker operation and the potential presented by tankers for introducing polluting oil into the marine environment" (p. xv). The report investigates broad issues and suggests possible alternatives.
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Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food

Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food

Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "consumers' perspectives on open-date labeling; benefits and costs; alternative systems and techniques; alternative criteria and scientific tests to establish open dates; enforcement mechanisms and liability related to open-date labeling; and options available to Congress" (p. 1).
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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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OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

Date: March 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report describes the first priorities list developed by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as a result of a new and ongoing process for selecting possible projects for study.
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The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

Date: December 1979
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Describes the purpose, function, and makeup of the Office of Technology Assessment. Includes organization chart with handwritten annotations.
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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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Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1

Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1

Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) intending to "assess crop protection problems, current and emerging control technologies," "evaluate Federal constraints to improved pest management in the United States," and "review the problems, potentials, and impacts of the transfer of North American crop protection technology to the developing world" (p. 3).
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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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Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks specifically at the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and examines "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 p. iii).
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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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A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

Date: December 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) concerning the growing use of computer and communications technology to the criminal justice system, analyzing possible issues that could arise in the Federal-State system (p. iii).
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Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology

Date: August 1975
Creator: The George Washington University
Description: These readings explore the historical, theoretical, methodological, and institutional aspects of assessment. Many of these publications represent early efforts to probe the concept and methodologies of the assessment function.
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Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report represents a significant cooperative effort on the part of Canadian and U.S. Government agencies, railroads, and labor groups in creating mutual understanding of railroad safety policy and programs.
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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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Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Requirements for Fulfilling a National Materials Policy

Date: {1974-08-11,1974-08-16}
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Report from a conference focused on finding a "consensus on main themes of materials policy, and to focus national attention on the need for a strong, effective national network of materials information systems" (p. 1).
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Residential Energy Conservation

Residential Energy Conservation

Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "the potential for conserving energy in homes in terms of energy and costs" and "reviews existing and promising technologies, and a broad set of issues affecting why these technologies are or are not used, how their level of use and effectiveness can be improved, and related Federal programs and policies" (p. iii).
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A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation

Date: September 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is part of a plan to restructure the railroads of the Northeast. It "provides a conceptual framework for the evaluation of alternative approaches to federal assistance for the rehabilitation of the nation's railroad fixed plant" (p. xiv).
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A Review of National Railroad Issues

A Review of National Railroad Issues

Date: December 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) prepared a report that studies how to handle the remaining bankrupt railroads after the creation of Conrail. It examines the current financial states of railroads, and possible ways to address the problem.
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A Review of Selected Federal Vaccine and Immunization Policies, Based on Case Studies of Pneumococcal Vaccine

A Review of Selected Federal Vaccine and Immunization Policies, Based on Case Studies of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The first in six reports by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "1) vaccine research, development, and production; 2)vaccine safety and efficacy; 3) cost-effectiveness of vaccination and implications for reimbursement; and 4) liability and compensation for vaccine-related injuries" (p. 4).
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A Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Research Outlook FY 1976 Through 1980

A Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Research Outlook FY 1976 Through 1980

Date: August 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a previous report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The review closely examines the proposals in the five-year plan regarding national environmental goals.
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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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Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at how information about Federal health programs is collected. Part 1 "inventories the different health data collection systems administered by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and other Federal agencies" and Part 2 "is a directory of statutory provisions that govern the collection of health data by the Public Health Service and the Health Care Financing Administration" (p. iii).
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A Status Report

A Status Report

Date: 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Objectives for the OTA in the statutory mandate of the Technology Assessment Act and the policy directives.
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