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Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990
Annual report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Research Assistants Handbook
This manual was designed to guide research assistants new to the OTA. It was used alongside the OTA Employee Handbook and other introductory materials from the OTA Information Center. It covers life at OTA, basics about projects, office equipment and resources, contractors, and an introduction to the DC area. This is not an official OTA document; it was an unpublished office manual.
Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1992
Annual report of the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment. 20th Anniversary Edition.
Insider's Guide to OTA
An informal orientation to the OTA. Addresses new employees' frequently asked questions; intended as a complimentary document to the official Employee Handbook.
Catalog of OTA Publications, 1972 - 1994
A cumulative catalog of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) documents published from 1972 through 1994.
OTA Proceedings: Technology and Governance in the 1990s, April 1993
This report contains discussion about project domestic and international issues in the 1990s, including arms reduction, the environment, the U.S. economy, health care, and education, with respect to technological issues that the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) works with Congress to develop and understand.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1989
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1990
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, April 1 - June 30, 1990
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1990
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1990
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Science Advice to the Congress, May 1991
This report is divided into three parts: first, an account of science advice to Congress and its dependence on its agencies; secondly, a more detailed look at the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as the agency with most to offer other countries and most resemblance to parliamentary committee work; and thirdly, a short consideration of whether or not an OTA is appropriate for the UK.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, January 1 - March 31, 1991
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, July 1 - September 30, 1991
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1991
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
SETting the Table: The First Unofficial OTA Staff Cookbook, 1991
This document is a collection of recipes, contributed and compiled by Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) staff.
RA (Research Assistants) Handbook, June 1992
This handbook was created by the staff of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) for new Research Assistants, to introduce them to OTA policy and provide guidelines for Research Assistant activities.
OTA Forum on Technology and Governance in the 19901, January 27, 1993
This document is a program from the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Forum on Technology and Governance in the 1990s, held on January 27, 1993. The program includes a schedule of events and biographical information on each of the forum speakers.
Office of Technology Assessment List of Publications, January 1993
A catalog of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) documents published through 1993.
Office of Technology Assessment Semi-Annual Report, July 1994
This report includes information on technological products released during FY1994, legislation in the 103rd Congress related to the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and background information on OTA itself, among other things.
Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1992 Justification of Estimates, December 21, 1990
This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1990 budget request.
Office of Technology Assessment FY1994 Annual Report to Congress, March 1995
The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) is a nonpartisan congressional support agency of the United States congress. OTA is charged with advising the Congress on a wide range of critical issues involving science and technology. This report to Congress is required under Sec. 11 of the Technology Assessment Act of 1972, Public Law 92-484 (see p. 55). It describes the activities of the Office in Fiscal Yaer 1994 within the context of the legislative agenda of the 103rd congress and the events in the United States and the world during 1994.
Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1995 Justification of Estimates, December 1993
This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1995 budget request.
Insider's Guide to OTA, January 1995
This guide is intended as an informal orientation to some aspects of life at the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and to answer some of the questions frequently asked about OTA. This guide was created in the hopes of acquainting new employees with the procedures, materials, information, and expertise that lie within OTA.
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Materials at the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), May 12, 1998
This document is a faxed transmission of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) materials located in the National Archives as overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and as of May 12, 1998.
Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1994 Justification of Estimates, December 1992
This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1994 budget request.
OTA Role & Function, 1995
This pamphlet briefly outlines the function and purpose of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Resources, February 1995
This collection of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Resources information briefs details assessments and documents completed by OTA and categorized into a variety of topics, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, defense technology, and energy research and development.
Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1996 Justification of Estimates, December 1994
This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1996 budget request.
Policy Analysis at OTA: A Staff Assessment, May 1993
This document presents the findings of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) staff assessment of policy analysis that took place in 1992. It consisted of reviewing 18 sample OTA reports and soliciting opinions about OTA's policy analysis from outside observers. This report presents the findings of this assessment, along with options for OTA management and suggestions for OTA project directors.
Resource Analysis FY93
This is an OTA resource analysis report.
OTA Senior Management Retreat
This document describes the activities at the OTA Senior Management Retreat in Rockwood Manor, Maryland, which was held from November 16-17, 1992.
Personnel Service Manual
This is a personnel services manual, which includes areas of responsibility and services provided.
Biotechnology in a global economy : summary
This report examines the impact of biotechnology in several industries including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture and hazardous waste clean-up.
Publishing Style and Procedures
In-house document for publishing procedures and conventions. It includes copy editing and grammar style.
Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age
This background paper reviews the progress of the industry and the law enforcement agencies in implementing the Act since its approval in October 1994.
Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car
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).
Environmental Technology: Analysis of Selected Federal R&D Programs
This report discusses estimates of environmental technology R&D spending, interagency coordination mechanisms, and major federal programs, including programs administered by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several other agencies.
EPA Superfund Actions and ATSDR Public Health Data
This paper discusses how EPA sets Superfund cleanup priorities based on Superfund site health ranking data provided by ATSDR. It examines several parameters by which EPA site prioritization might be measured, including timeliness, cost, and use of special removal actions at the worst sites.
Environmental Policy Tools: A User's Guide
This report describes 12 policy tools, and how and where they are currently used. This “user’s guide” presents a framework to help decision-makers narrow down the choice of instruments for addressing a particular problem.
Export Controls and Nonproliferation Policy
The primary purpose of this report is to identify options for enhancing the effectiveness of export controls in slowing or preventing the spread of capabilities to develop and produce weapons of mass destruction.
External Review of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV Prevention Program: Summary and Overview
This report discusses the process for developing a comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention plan. Phase I established four general goals: 1) assess risks; 2) develop prevention technologies; 3) build p revention capacities; and 4) implement prevention programs. Phase II focused on four groups at increased risk for HIV infection: women and infants; injecting drug users; youth in high-risk situations; and men who have sex with men.
Federal Research and Technology for Aviation
This report focuses on research and technology policy issues for aviation operations: safety, security, environmental protection, and the air traffic system.
Fueling Reform: Energy Technologies for the Former East Bloc
This report focuses on technologies to improve energy supply in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The report is divided into two parts. The first part reviews energy supply technologies for fossil–fuel and nonfossil–based energy resources. In addition, it reviews the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. The report highlights specific needs for U.S. technology and opportunities for U.S. business. The second part of the report is devoted to policy considerations. It describes the highly varied political, economic, and social context of reform. Next, it analyzes and catalogues Western energy–related assistance and investment programs for the region. The final chapter of the report presents policy options relating to energy supply and efficiency that will promote the achievement of U.S. political and economic goals.
Hip Fracture Outcomes in People Age 50 and Over
This background paper is one of four documents resulting from OTA’s study of policy issues in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Studies of the Environmental Costs of Electricity
This report examines a set of environmental cost studies, compares and contrasts their methods and assumptions, and discusses how they could be made more useful to federal policy makers.
Technical Options for the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor
This paper discusses the history and status of the ALMR research program. It presents applications of this technology to the plutonium disposition problem and the possible advantages and disadvantages of its future development and deployment. It also discusses related issues such as waste management and concerns about proliferation of plutonium material.
Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction
This report has four parts. The first part focuses on several factors that are necessary for substance abuse and addiction to occur, including an examination of the biological research regarding the phenomenon of addiction to a variety of substances. The second part describes individual risk and protective factors that contribute to the abuse of, and addiction to, alcohol and drugs. The third part, looks at how risk and protective factors play out in subcultures and in major activity settings (home, school, workplace, and recreation), and assesses the effectiveness of various substance abuse prevention initiatives. The fourth section, addresses a range of legislative issues and options for Congress arising from an understanding of the factors leading to substance abuse and addiction.
The Department of Defense Kuwait Oil Health Fire Risk Assessment (The "Persian Gulf Veterans' Registry")
This paper describes briefly the work on DoD’s Kuwait Oil Fire Health Risk Assessment to date, including the results of a pilot study of health risks, and then answers the questions addressed to OTA in PL 102-585.
Tools for Evaluating Health Technologies: Five Background Papers
This paper deals with one of the most basic questions in any health research endeavor: how to measure the outcomes associated with whatever is being studied. The paper describes in greater detail some of the research techniques discussed.