Program evaluation (61 - 65 of 65 items)
Assessing the Output of Federal Commercially Directed R&D
PAD-79-69: Published: Aug 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1979.
Attempts to develop measures of output which can be used consistently among federal research and development projects must try to deal with the following problems: the variety of reasons for which research and development expenditures are undertaken; their diverse results; their speculative nature; their poorly understood economic effects; and the fact that research and development is only one inp...
GAO's Authority for Involvement in Science and Technology Policy Issues
B-177806: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
NASA Report May Overstate the Economic Benefits of Research and Development Spending
PAD-78-18: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contracted with Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc., to evaluate how research and development (R&D) spending affects the U.S. economy.The Chase report "The Economic Impact of NASA R&D Spending" concluded that this spending produced many benefits between 1960 and 1974, although it did not try to evaluate how effectively NASA carried out its p...
Mission Budgeting: Discussion and Illustration of the Concept in Research and Development Programs
PSAD-77-124: Published: Jul 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1977.
The mission budget concept offers significant potential for alleviating problems with the way the federal budget is currently presented and the limitations it imposes on congressional review. The common complaint with the present system is that Congress gets a great mass of detail but not a coherent picture of what the money is for and why it is needed. A mission budget structure links an agency's...
Opportunities to Improve Planning for Solar Energy Research and Development
EMD-77-8: Published: Nov 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1976.
The Energy Research and Development Administration's (ERDA) solar research, development, and demonstration program was surveyed to assess the adequacy of the planning process established to meet program goals.ERDA research focuses on seven different solar technologies, for which a number of program plans have been established. However, ERDA's present plans indicate only a 10-percent solar contribu...