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Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Description: This report discusses the history and function of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as it stood in November 1989, focusing on the benefit of the OTA's function as a practical analysis tool concerning technological issues.
Date: November 2, 1989
Creator: Carson, Nancy
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OTA Management Retreat

Description: The agenda for the 1985 senior management retreat including OTA staff suggestion memos and other documentation.
Date: 1985
Creator: Naismith, Nancy
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OTA Management Retreat

Description: Report by the OTA staff development group at the Wye retreat.
Date: September 27, 1984
Creator: Naismith, Nancy
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OTA Senior Management Retreat, 1983

Description: Materials from an OTA Senior Management Retreat including memoranda, summaries, and discussion points for previous or upcoming studies and programs.
Date: December 4, 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OTA Senior Management Retreat, 1986

Description: Materials from an OTA Senior Management Retreat including memoranda, summaries, and discussion points for previous or upcoming studies and programs. The retreat was held from November 12-14, 1986.
Date: November 10, 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OTA Vertical File

Description: Indexing document by file number.
Date: January 30, 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Informational Technology and Its Impact on American Education : summary

Description: This report documents two sets of conclusions: the impact of the information revolution driven by rapid advances in communication and computer technology, and how information technology can improve and enrich education.
Date: September 6, 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Assessment of Development and Production Potential of Federal Coal Leases

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses the resources of mining activities and coal leases, specifically the "estimation of the likely production from the existing 548 Federal coal leases in the seven major Western coal States" (p. iii).
Date: December 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

MEDLARS and Health Information Policy

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the arguments for and against NLM's (National Library of Medicine) creation and dissemination of health-related bibliographic information" and "provides information designed to help Congress in decisions regarding the appropriate mix of NLM and private sector activities that might serve the public interest most efficiently" (p. iii).
Date: September 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Microelectronics research & development: background paper

Description: This background paper describes the current state of research and development in microelectronics by examining the range of R&D efforts and the sources of Federal and private support for R&D. It also presents potential policy concerns that stem from existing arrangements for direct Federal support and from changes underway in microelectronics R&D.
Date: March 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department