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The Feasibility and Value of Broadband Communications in Rural Areas: A Preliminary Evaluation

Description: A report covering a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The study looks at "the feasibility and value of using broadband communications to provide public services for rural areas" (p. I-1).
Date: April 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Direct Use of Coal

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the complete coal system, from extraction to combustion, including the key steps and institutions that policy can influence" (p. iii).
Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines a series of options that range from continuance of the status quo to major and comprehensive innovations in the management of mineral activities on Federal lands" (p. iii).
Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forecasts of Physician Supply and Requirements

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates the assumptions, methods, and results of the two current models used to forecast the number and kinds of physicians the country is likely to need and have" in order to aid Congress in creating policies of health services and health resources (p. iii).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 1 Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the economic, environmental, energy, societal, and safety impacts of advances in the technology of high-speed aircraft, commuter, aircraft, and air cargo" (p. iii).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Taggants in Explosives

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the "proposal to mandate the use of taggants in explosive materials manufactured for commercial use," looking specifically at two kinds of taggants that could possibly be used in chemical explosives (p. 3).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal Exports and Port Development

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at federal policies that affect coal exports and port development and finds that "sizable increases in future U.S. coal exports are achievable if the Federal Government and the private sector complement the efforts of each in encouraging these exports and if present trends are not drastically altered by developments in other exporting and importing countries" (Preface).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 1: Formal Analysis, Policy Formulation, and End-Stage Renal Disease

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "two instances of the use of formal analysis in the formulation of Federal Government policy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD)" (p. 3).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 2: The Feasibility of Economic Evaluation of Diagnostic Procedures: The Case of Computed Tomographic Scanning

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that explores "the feasibility of economic evaluation of diagnostic procedures" (p. 4).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 2: Case Studies of Medical Technologies: Case Study 3: Screening for Colon Cancer: A Technology Assessment

Description: A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the available technologies used to screen for cancer of the colon: their development, evaluation, cost effectiveness, and use" (p. 3).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Powerplant Standardization: Light Water Reactors

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at four approaches to the standardization of light water reactors and "considers these four representative approaches to standardization and examines the major advantages and disadvantages of each concept" (p. 3).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Patterns and Trends in Federal Coal Lease Ownership 1950-80

Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "identifies the participants in the Federal coal leasing program between 1950 and 1980, traces the ownership on a lease-by-lease basis, and discusses the business activities and organizational structures of the lessees [sic]" (p. iii).
Date: April 1981
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Models, World Futures, and Public Policy: A Critique

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at global modeling studies and examines "the present use and potential usefulness of this rapidly, developing technology, as a powerful tool for long-range strategic analysis and policy development" (p. ii).
Date: April 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 5: Four Common X-Ray Procedures: Problems and Prospects for Economic Evaluation

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is "about whether and when the benefits from a diagnostic procedure are worth its risks and costs, " (p. 3). specifically the use of the X-ray.
Date: April 1982
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Information Content of Premanufacture Notices

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents the analysis of pre-manufacture notices and "reports the results of analyzing those notices for the presence or absence of the information specified by the Toxic Substances Control Act and for other items of physical chemical and toxicity information that are useful for estimating potential health and environmental effects" (p. iii).
Date: April 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development: Background Paper Two: Encouraging High-Technology Development

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at initiatives of regions of the United States that are promoted high-technology development and the role played by "State and local governments, universities, and the private sector in encouraging high-technology industrial development" (p. 3).
Date: April 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks "not only at robots but also at related computer-based technologies for design, production, and management" and "the technologies of programmable automation, their uses, and future capabilities" (p. iii).
Date: April 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department