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The Role of technology in the education, training, and retraining of adult workers: a report

Description: This report shows how new technological tools or devices are being used in adult education and training it examines the evidence of their effectiveness and costs and it suggests prospects for the future use of technologies.
Date: October 5, 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Issues in capitation: risk of financial ruin for providers and ways to control this risk

Description: The purpose of this report is to explore issues relating to healthcare expenses. To examine the concept of risk for providers in a capitation payment environment and to estimate the effectiveness of various risk limiting techniques.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Vertrees, James G.; Tolley, Dennis & Manton, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Volume 1

Description: This report discuses the assessment conducted by OTA office in preparation for climatic changes.
Date: October 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Volume 2

Description: This is the OTAs second report on climate change. OTA examines how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate. This assessment tackles the difficult tasks of assessing how natural and human systems may be affected by climate change and of evaluating the tools at our disposal to ease adaptation to a warmer climate.
Date: October 1993
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Japan's science and engineering pipeline: structure, policies, and trends

Description: This report discusses the Japanese higher education graduates in science and engineering. It discusses the work force in these fields and the major structural reforms in the education system.
Date: October 23, 1987
Creator: Cummings, William K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Legal and regulatory issues for neural grafts

Description: This report discusses the use of neural grafts from fetuses that is showing some success for the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Date: October 1989
Creator: Andrews, Lori B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The immunological aspects of neural grafting

Description: This report starts out with an overview of the immune system, describes the central nervous system (CNS), and future consideration.
Date: October 10, 1989
Creator: Hickey, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Description: The purpose of this report is to: 1)update the estimated level of use of pneumococcal vaccine in the United States, 2)examine factors that influence its use, and 3) assess how, if at all, selected alternative payment methods might affect the use of this vaccine.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Riddiough, Michael A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How technology affects teaching

Description: This report discusses a study that provides an opportunity for teachers to speak to policy makers about their experiences with educational technology.
Date: October 1987
Creator: Wiske, Martha S. & Zodhiates, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improving Automobile Fuel Economy: New Standards, New Approaches

Description: This OTA report responds to a request by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to examine the fuel economy potential of the U.S. fleet and to assist Congress in establishing new fuel economy standards.
Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Neural Grafting: Repairing the Brain and Spinal Cord

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.
Date: October 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Orbiting Debris: A Space Environmental Problem

Description: This background paper, OTA sought the contributions of abroad spectrum of knowledgeable individuals and organizations. Some provided information, others reviewed drafts. OTA gratefully acknowledges their contributions of time and intellectual effort. As with all OTA studies, the content of this background paper is the sole responsibility of the Office of Technology Assessment and does not necessarily represent the views of our advisors or reviewers.
Date: October 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Competing Economies: America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim

Description: This report examines how the economic environment of the United States can be made more conducive to improving manufacturing performance. It considers how Federal institutions, in cooperation with industry, can develop competitiveness strategies for high-tech, fast growing industries; and how trade, financial, and technology policies could be combined into a strategic competitiveness policy.
Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Informing the Nation: Federal Information Dissemination in an Electronic Age

Description: This report addresses the opportunities to improve the dissemination of Federal information. It also highlights two major problems: maintaining equity in public access to Federal information in electronic formats, and defining the respective roles of Federal agencies and the private sector in the electronic dissemination process. The report focuses on current and future roles of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and Superintendent of Documents, the Depository Library Program (administered by GPO), and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). In addition, this report examines electronic dissemination of congressional information, the Freedom of Information Act in an electronic environment, and electronic dissemination of government information to the press.
Date: October 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pesticide Residues in Food: Technologies for Detection

Description: Federal monitoring and enforcement action is dependent on technical capability to detect pesticides. A major concern is that Federal regulatory agencies cannot practically monitor food for all pesticides of health concern. OTA was asked to assess whether existing and emerging technologies could improve Federal monitoring of pesticide residues in food. In addition, OTA examined the Federal research programs dedicated to improving Federal analytical capabilities for the detection of pesticides in food.
Date: October 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Facing America's Trash: What Next for Municipal Solid Waste?

Description: This report discusses options for a national policy based on the dual strategies of MSW prevention and better management. It also presents options to address immediate problems such as increased interstate shipments of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and unfinished Federal guidelines for landfills and incinerators.
Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department