Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 65 items)
Federal Research: Interim Report on the Pilot Technology Access Program
RCED-94-75: Published: Mar 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Pilot Technology Access Program (TAPP), which provides small businesses with technical and business information and expertise that they may not be aware of or able to afford, focusing on the program's status, implementation, and evaluation.GAO found that: (1) while the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides TAPP funding,...
Federal Research: Advanced Technology Program's Indirect Cost Rates and Program Evaluation Status
RCED-93-221: Published: Sep 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), focusing on: (1) ATP awardees' indirect costs; (2) completed ATP projects; and (3) NIST plans to evaluate ATP effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ATP assists U.S. businesses in applying new technology to improve their competitive...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...
Laboratory Accreditation: Requirements Vary Throughout the Federal Government
RCED-89-102: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal government programs' laboratory accreditation requirements to determine whether any had overlapping requirements which could be streamlined.GAO found that: (1) a National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) study identified 13 federal agencies with 33 laboratory accreditation programs; (2) accreditation typically involved evaluati...
Technology Selection at INS Needs Improvement
T-PEMD-88-6: Published: May 12, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) methodology for selecting technology for its immigration enforcement activities. GAO found that INS: (1) needs to develop a systematic selection method to identify its operational needs and solutions to problems; (2) needs to establish a clearinghouse for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of information on the effectiven...
Immigration Service: INS' Technology Selection Process Is Weak, Informal, and Inconsistently Applied
PEMD-88-16: Published: Apr 22, 1988. Publicly Released: May 10, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the methodologies and practices that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) used to select technologies for the enforcement of immigration law.GAO found that INS: (1) lacked systematic procedures for selecting new technologies; (2) lacked policies regarding the procedures for the identification of needs or problems, as well as the iden...
Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Participants Give Program High Marks
RCED-87-161BR: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on firms participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of SBIR recipient firms; (2) the effects of SBIR on firms' operations and products; and (3) firms' perceptions of program administration.GAO found that: (1) firms less than 8 years old undertook more than 50 percent of...
Implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982
128369: Nov 6, 1985
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to assess program coordination, monitoring, and congressional reporting activities of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). GAO noted that agencies must spend specified percentages of their extramural funds on small...
Public Issues Pertaining to Science and Technology
B-199444: Published: Jul 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO listed and suggested priorities for future issues involving science and technology. This list included: public and private sector roles in science and technology; planning and decisionmaking to optimize capabilities and utilization of resources; and mechanisms for improving relationships among government, industry, and academia in research and graduate education to foster cooperation in achiev...