Research program management (21 - 25 of 25 items)
Survey To Identify Models Used by Executive Agencies in the Policymaking Process
PAD-82-46: Published: Sep 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO processed and analyzed the results of a congressional questionnaire sent to 43 departments, agencies, and other Federal entities to determine the nature and number of major computer models being used by Federal agencies in the policymaking process.Based on the agencies' responses, 357 models were identified. The number of models reported in use range fro...
Better Accountability Procedures Needed in NSF and NIH Research Grant Systems
PAD-81-29: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO assessed the systems used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine which research proposals by colleges, universities, and other nonprofit research institutions are to be funded and how scientific performance on the grants is assessed when continued support is provided. Specifically, GAO focused on the peer review system of the scientifi...
Severe Storms Research Activities
110577: Oct 10, 1979
A review was made of the severe storms research activities within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).There is a need for improved communication and coordination between the group that is responsible for issuing public forecasts and warnings and the group that is responsible for research to improve forecasting and warning capability. The problem is complicated by the fact th...
Federal R&D Budget
109022: Apr 5, 1979
A national policy for planning and resource allocation for science and technology programs is needed. There is a high positive correlation between research and development (R&D) investment and economic growth. The federal government must continue to provide major support for basic research and it is important to provide a stable base of funding from year to year. Criteria are needed for determinat...
Reporting of Federal Funds for Research and Development
PSAD-78-133: Published: Aug 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1978.
Annually, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gathers data from federal agencies on their research and development support. The reporting procedures of four agencies responsible for over 85 percent of the federal research and development funds included in NSF reports were reviewed for 1976 (the completed year), 1977 (the current year), and 1978 (the budget year). The overall totals were found to...