Technology transfer (51 - 60 of 71 items)
Technology Transfer: Implementation Status of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986
RCED-89-154: Published: May 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the implementation of the Technology Transfer Act of 1986, focusing on: (1) the progress that 12 federal agencies and 25 of their laboratories made in implementing the act; (2) agencies' delegations of authority to laboratories to enter into cooperative research and development agreements; (3) the incentives provided to government employees to p...
Federal Research: Assessment of Small Business Innovation Research Programs
RCED-89-39: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO examined the: (1) effectiveness of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program in strengthening the role of small innovative firms in federally supported research and development; and (2) quality of SBIR projects, as compared to the quality of traditional agency research.GAO found that 1982 legislation required federal agencies with large research a...
Support for Development of Electronics and Materials Technologies by the Governments of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and the United Kingdom
RCED-85-63: Published: Sep 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) government policies and programs in the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and the United Kingdom that contribute to the development of electronic and material technologies; (2) how much research and development (R&D) the U.S. has funded; and (3) each country's overall investment in and organization to support R&D.GAO found that: (1)...
Federal Agencies' Actions To Implement Section 11 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980
RCED-84-60: Published: Aug 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of section 11 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act, which requires federal laboratories to: (1) establish an Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA); (2) assign one full-time professional employee to each ORTA in any laboratory with an annual budget over $20 million; and (3) set aside 0.5 percent of res...
Procedures and Policies of the Energy Research and Development Administration
B-187621: Published: Dec 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Contract Between the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the University of Kansas for a Study of the Aspects of Rapid Acculturation in the Pacific
B-114888: Published: Nov 30, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
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...
S. 1657 and H.R. 4564, Research and Development Acts
116442: Sep 30, 1981
GAO commented on proposed legislation to establish a Government-wide, uniform policy on the title to inventions arising from Government-funded research and development activities. There is common agreement that a successful patent policy would: (1) encourage commercial utilization of Government-sponsored inventions; (2) encourage active participation of private contractors in bidding for and perfo...
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...