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 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Monitoring Limits on Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles

Monitoring Limits on Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles

Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report examines in detail ways in which compliance with such a regime might be monitored. Surveying the life-cycle of SLCMs from development testing through deployment and storage, the assessment identifies the ‘indicators’ by which the missiles might be tracked and accounted for. It also assesses the paths of evasion that a determined cheater might take to avoid the proposed monitoring measures.
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Moving Ahead: 1991 Surface Transportation Legislation

Moving Ahead: 1991 Surface Transportation Legislation

Date: June 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the major issues surrounding the reauthorization of highway and transit legislation is laid out and four illustrative types of surface transportation programs are presented in chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 3 is devoted to the discussion of motor carrier programs, with special attention to issues related to longer combination trucks.
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Multinationals and the National Interest: Playing by Different Rules

Multinationals and the National Interest: Playing by Different Rules

Date: September 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report is intended as an introduction to and overview of the issues that affect multinational firms and the U.S. technology base.
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Multinationals and the U.S. Technology Base

Multinationals and the U.S. Technology Base

Date: September 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses globalization in perspective, U.S. technology policy in international economic perspective, and other aspects of technological developments. The most technologically sophisticated and economically significant sectors of the U.S. economy are now characterized by high levels of international production, foreign direct investment, trade among affiliated companies, and complex forms of international financial and technological collaboration.
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NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications: Process, Priorities and Goals

NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications: Process, Priorities and Goals

Date: January 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Background Paper summarizes a one-day workshop convened to assess the effectiveness of the planning and priority-setting mechanisms used by NASA’s Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) in carrying out its diverse scientific program.
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The National Space Transportation Policy: Issues for Congress

The National Space Transportation Policy: Issues for Congress

Date: May 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report is the first in a broad assessment of the health and future prospects of the U.S. space transportation technology and industrial base. The report focuses on the Clinton Administration’s National Space Transportation Policy. It examines administration policy in light of the implementation plans prepared by NASA, DOD, and the Transportation and Commerce Departments.
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Neural Grafting: Repairing the Brain and Spinal Cord

Neural Grafting: Repairing the Brain and Spinal Cord

Date: October 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This special report, the second of our neuroscience series, discusses the field of neural grafting into the brain and spinal cord to treat neurological disorders. It describes the technology of neural grafting, the neurological conditions that it may be used to treat, and the patient populations that are affected. Also, the legal and ethical issues raised by the development of neural grafting techniques are discussed. The report includes a range of options for congressional action related to the Federal funding of transplantation research using human fetal tissue, the adequacy of existing Federal laws and regulations regarding the use of human fetal tissue, and the role of the Federal Government in guiding the development and promoting the safety and efficacy of neural grafting procedures.
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Neurotoxicity: Identifying and Controlling Poisons of the Nervous System

Neurotoxicity: Identifying and Controlling Poisons of the Nervous System

Date: April 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This Report, the first of the neuroscience series, discusses the risks posed by neurotoxic substances—substances that can adversely affect the nervous system—and evaluates the Federal research and regulatory programs now in place to address these risks.
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New Opportunities for U.S. Universities in Development Assistance: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment

New Opportunities for U.S. Universities in Development Assistance: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment

Date: September 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper discusses the legacy of 40 years of U.S. university/AID collaboration, and examines new opportunities for U.S. university participation in development assistance.
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A New Technological Era for American Agriculture

A New Technological Era for American Agriculture

Date: August 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report concludes that these technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to many agricultural problems. The challenge, however, will be whether government, industry, and the public can strike the proper balance of direction, oversight, and use to allow these technologies to flourish. Congress will be faced with many issues and choices as American agriculture moves into this new era.
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