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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
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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Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Date: November 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the potential for producing gas from the Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin" based on "plausible economic, geologic, and technological assumptions" (Foreward).
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Technical Options for Conservation of Metals: Case Studies of Selected Metals and Products

Technical Options for Conservation of Metals: Case Studies of Selected Metals and Products

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment that "explores the kinds and amounts of waste that occur in this Nation's use of eight critical metals and the technical options for reducing that waste" (Foreward).
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Technology and East-West Trade

Technology and East-West Trade

Date: November 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies and evaluates the "economic, political, and military costs and benefits that accrue to the United States in its trade with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the People's Republic of China, taking account of the complex ways in which these factors interrelate" (p. iii).
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Technology Assessment Activities in the Industrial, Academic, and Governmental Communities

Technology Assessment Activities in the Industrial, Academic, and Governmental Communities

Date: December 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Hearings over the course of four days covering the "updated view of the mission, utility, methodology, and state-of-the-art of technology assessment" (p. 1).
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Technology Assessment in Business and Government

Technology Assessment in Business and Government

Date: January 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: Hearings held by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with the purpose of developing "a better understanding of how the processes of technology assessment have affected decisionmaking in the public and private sectors" (p.1).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the automobile as a mode of personal transportation and considers issues an policy options pertaining to vehicles, highways, and related industries, services, and institutions" (p. iii).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report analyzes the restraints of energy supply, environmental impacts, highway safety, and consumer cost on the further development of the automobile transportation system. It discusses Government initiatives that may be necessary to assure such further development.
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume III: Public Participation

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume III: Public Participation

Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report—volume III—presents the findings of a nationwide public participation effort conducted in 1978 in conjunction with the assessment. The intent of the public participation program was twofold: to solicit commentary on the issues, alternatives for personal transportation, and Federal Government policy options; and to facilitate the public’s participation in OTA’s technology assessment process.
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A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).
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Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Date: September 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment assessing the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be used "in consideration of major new projects for the importation of natural gas, and of the competing alternatives for transporting natural gas from Alaska through Canada...or through Alaska only and thence via LNG tankers to the lower 48 States" (p. v).
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