Science and technology (1 - 10 of 13 items)
Department of Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Research and Development
GAO-14-865T: Published: Sep 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2014.
In September 2012, GAO reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not know the total amount its components had invested in research and development (R&D) and did not have policies and guidance for defining R&D and overseeing R&D resources across the department. According to DHS, its Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), and Coast Guard...
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Governmentwide Strategy Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs
GAO-13-529T: Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
In fiscal year 2010, 13 federal agencies invested over $3 billion in 209 programs designed to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and attainment of STEM degrees. The number of programs within agencies ranged from 3 to 46, with the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation administering more t...
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...
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...
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...
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...