Research and development (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Answers to Questions With Regard to Statements on the Office of Technology Assessment
B-177806: Published: Dec 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
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[Perspectives on Evaluating Federally Sponsored Research and Development in the United States]
122652: Oct 17, 1983
Personal views were presented in a speech on the evaluation of Government-sponsored research and development. The speaker noted that, in the United States, there is little central planning and direction in the evaluation of Government-sponsored research and development. A number of different agencies consider the proposals of individual scientists and research institutions. Peer review is used ext...
Analysis of the Energy Research and Development Budget Proposal Process
RCED-83-6: Published: Nov 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
GAO reported on the energy research and development (R&D) budget proposal process and reviewed the process underlying the administration's fiscal year 1983 energy R&D budget proposal.GAO found that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) do not set priorities among program areas by systematically applying planning and decisionmaking criteria. The basis for the...
Status Report on Executive Branch Implementation of the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980
EMD-82-27: Published: Nov 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1981.
GAO provided a status report on the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act which requires that the Executive Branch submit reports and a program plan to Congress by October 21, 1981. In addition, the Act requires that: (1) the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and the Interior make available to Congress individual reports on specific materials issues by that date; (2)...
Consistent Criteria Are Needed To Assess Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
PAD-81-15: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
The small-business community has voiced concern that the ability of small businesses to be active in innovation is inhibited by a number of federal policies. Congress has responded with legislation that addresses both the question of declining industrial innovation and the issue of the ability of small businesses to be innovative. GAO developed a comprehensive picture of small-business innovation...
National Research Centers Supported by NSF
PAD-81-79: Published: Jun 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1981.
GAO summarized its observations and proposals made during a review of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) oversight of the six national research centers under its sponsorship. GAO also summarized the actions NSF plans in response to the review.NSF should improve its policies and guidelines for administering and overseeing the research centers. Currently, the NSF Office of Audit and Oversight d...
Small Businesses and Innovation, Small Business Research Conference
114641: Mar 5, 1981
There is growing concern that the rate of innovation in industry is declining. This decline is of concern because of the belief that there is a strong relationship between innovation and economic and social well-being. Small businesses are a particular focus of attention in light of this concern because they are believed to be a major source of innovation. An ongoing project was initiated by GAO f...
Major Science and Technology Issues
PAD-81-35: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO work in the area of science and technology is directed toward evaluations that address the organization and process of science and technology policymaking, the science and technology resource base, relationships within the science and technology system, and application and diffusion of science and technology. The primary purpose is to support congressional oversight and decisionmaking on scien...
Oversight of Federally Sponsored Research and Development
113733: Oct 7, 1980
Grantees and contractors need to understand and appreciate the importance of oversight. Oversight includes accountability and stewardship of resources, compliance with the law, management effectiveness, and program results review. It involves appraisal of achievements consistent with the goals and plans to fulfill statutory or contractual requirements and commitments. Congressional oversight proce...
U.S. International Energy Research and Development Program Management
ID-80-14: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts in cooperative international energy research and development arrangements were reviewed.The following needs were found: (1) mechanisms to identify potential cooperative international energy projects; (2) guidelines and criteria for determining a reasonable level of U.S. contribution; (3) opportunities for U.S. private sector competition; and (4) controls ov...