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Competition: Information on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
NSIAD-88-116FS: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding 12 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their official statements of mission; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) oversee FFRDC; and (3) how DOD or DOE place work at FFRDC they sponsor.GAO found that: (1) FFRDC conducted research or policy analyses i...
A Profile of Selected Firms Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Funds
RCED-86-113FS: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO collected information on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982.The act is designed to strengthen the role of small innovative firms in federally funded research and development (R&D) programs and requires federal agencies with budgets of $100 million or more for R&D to be performed by outside concerns to set aside speci...
University Funding: Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research
RCED-86-53: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of: (1) the past and current array of federal funding mechanisms, including relative magnitudes of support, used by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Defense, Energy, and Agriculture to provide funding for university research; (2) the...
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...
Regulatory Effects on R&D Are Better Assessed As Part of the Innovation Process
PAD-82-1: Published: Feb 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal regulatory process and the effect of this process on private sector research and development (R&D) activity. R&D is part of a complex sequence of events called innovation, which is the process by which inventions and new ideas are redesigned and embodied in various outputs until something of commercial value is produced. This report foc...
H.R. 4326: Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1981
117344: Jan 26, 1982
Comments were given on currently proposed legislation which would increase the use of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs by creating individual, agency-sponsored, small business innovation research programs (SBIR's) designed to foster innovation by small businesses. The contribution of small businesses to invention and innovation in this country has been significant...
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...
Potential Problems That Should Be Considered in Evaluating the Experimental Technology Incentives Program
PSAD-77-132: Published: Jul 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1977.
Under the Experimental Technology Incentives Program (ETIP) of the National Bureau of Standards, studies and experiments are conducted to develop policy recommendations on how the Government can affect the rate at which the private sector innovates. Problems encountered in program performance could hinder the program's ability to meet its objectives.In managing projects, the ETIP staff has encount...
Recent Development in Science and Technology: Progress and Concerns
094655: Jun 1, 1976
No summary is currently available...