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Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center: Clarifying Rationale for the Research and Development Funding Decisions Would Increase Accountability
GAO-09-339R: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
This letter formally transmits the summary of an oral briefing we gave on December 8, 2008, and subsequent agency comments. We gave this briefing in response to Senate Report 110-129, accompanying the 2008 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. In accordance with direction in that report, and in consultation with House and Senate Appropriation Committee staff, we are report...
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,...
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...
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...
Answers to Questions With Regard to Statements on the Office of Technology Assessment
B-177806: Published: Dec 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
NSF Experiment in Research Grant Administration Promising
PAD-82-7: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1982.
GAO reported on the Association of American Universities and the National Science Foundation (NSF) experiment in research grant administration which focuses on the needs of universities for flexibility in allocating funds while ensuring appropriate financial accountability.The experiment redirects the focus of research grant administration from NSF to individual universities and researchers, reduc...
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...