Research and development facilities (1 - 10 of 11 items)
Federal Research: The Small Business Technology Transfer Program
T-RCED-97-157: Published: May 22, 1997. Publicly Released: May 22, 1997.
GAO discussed its review of the first-year implementation of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Pilot Program.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies rated the quality and commercial potential of STTR research proposals favorably in the first year of the program; (2) technical experts generally concluded that the proposals called for high-quality research; (3) as one example, the Departmen...
Health and Safety: Environmental Oversight of Classified Federal Research
T-RCED-96-99: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
GAO discussed its review of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) capability to conduct environmental oversight of classified federal research. GAO noted that: (1) EPA conducts limited oversight of classified federal research, primarily relying on agencies' internal environmental monitoring programs; (2) although agencies are required to submit environmental impact statements (EIS) to EPA fo...
Technology Transfers: Benefits of Cooperative R&D Agreements
RCED-95-52: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the benefits of federal agencies' engaging in cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) with the private sector.GAO found that: (1) although all CRADA do not achieve the same level of benefit, collaborative research and development agreements can be valuable assets in the government's portfolio of technology transfer programs; (2) man...
Drug Control: Status of Plan to Use Federal Research and Development Facilities
NSIAD-90-7BR: Published: Oct 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1989.
GAO reviewed a plan that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is developing to use federal research facilities for technological support to law enforcement agencies.GAO found that: (1) under ONDCP direction, a committee proposed a defense contractor's involvement in plan development; (2) the plan will use a Department of Defense draft plan as its framework; (3) participants in the pl...
DOD's Risk Assessment and Safeguards Management of Chemical and Biological Warfare Research and Development Facilities
T-PEMD-88-10: Published: Jul 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) risk assessment and safeguards management of its chemical and biological warfare research and development contractor facilities, focusing on: (1) risk assessment factors, standards, and methodology; (2) whether DOD adequately documented its assessments; and (3) the technical quality of the assessments and the extent to which they conformed to general...
Competition: Information on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
NSIAD-88-116FS: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding 12 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their official statements of mission; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) oversee FFRDC; and (3) how DOD or DOE place work at FFRDC they sponsor.GAO found that: (1) FFRDC conducted research or policy analyses i...
Federal Research Projects: Concerns About DOE's Super Collider Site Selection Process
RCED-87-175FS: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) selection of a site for its proposed superconducting super collider (SSC) to determine whether: (1) precedents exist for selecting sites for multimillion dollar research projects on the basis of competitive bidding, with states providing land and other incentives; (2) federal research and development funds have b...
Evaluation of the Department of the Army's Personnel and Cost Estimates for an Electronics Research and Development Command
LCD-76-465: Published: Nov 12, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1976.
Formation of an electronics research and development command will consolidate in a single command the Harry Diamond Laboratories, portions of the Army's Security Agency, and the noncommunications and automatic data processing research, development, and acquisition elements of the U.S. Army Electronics Command. The consolidation is part of a general reorganizational change within the Army to improv...
Civil Aviation Research and Development Programs and Facilities
PSAD-76-146: Published: Jul 29, 1976. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1976.
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