Research program management (41 - 50 of 101 items)
Federal Research: Advanced Technology Program's Indirect Cost Rates and Program Evaluation Status
RCED-93-221: Published: Sep 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), focusing on: (1) ATP awardees' indirect costs; (2) completed ATP projects; and (3) NIST plans to evaluate ATP effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ATP assists U.S. businesses in applying new technology to improve their competitive...
Federal Research: Superconducting Super Collider's Total Estimated Cost Will Exceed $11 Billion
T-RCED-93-57: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the estimated cost of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) and indications of further cost increases. GAO noted that: (1) DOE estimated in 1991 that SSC would cost $8.25 billion, but it did not include $1.2 billion in costs that are expected to be funded by other sources; (2) the total estimated costs for constructing SSC will exceed $11 billion; (3)...
Technology Transfer: Implementation of CRADAs at NIST, Army, and DOE
T-RCED-93-53: Published: Jun 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA). GAO noted that: (1) legislation that established technology transfer objectives gave federal agencies discretion and flexibility when implementing CRADA; (2) Army and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) officials have implemented CRADA with only limited headqu...
Federal Research: Super Collider--National Security Benefits, Similar Projects, and Cost
RCED-93-158: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: May 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on: (1) national security benefits of SSC; (2) the development of similar SSC programs by other countries or consortia; and (3) the total cost for completing the SSC project.GAO found that: (1) the high energy physics research proposed for SSC will not directly...
Federal Research: Super Collider Is Over Budget and Behind Schedule
RCED-93-87: Published: Feb 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the cost and schedule for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).GAO found that: (1) the SSC contractor has not fully implemented a cost and schedule system as the contract requires; (2) the prime contractor's accounting system has misallocated expenses among its accounts; (3) the contractor's accounting records were incomplete and do not include...
Technology Transfer: Barriers Limit Royalty Sharing's Effectiveness
RCED-93-6: Published: Dec 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of royalty-sharing programs established under the Technology Transfer Act, focusing on: (1) federal scientists' interest in reporting inventions before and after the act's passage; and (2) the extent to which agencies' program implementation supports royalty-sharing incentives.GAO found that: (1) royalty-sharing programs at fede...
Federal Research: Lessons Learned From SEMATECH
RCED-92-283: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the lessons learned in the first 5 years of the government's participation in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Consortium (SEMATECH) that might be applied to other similar government-industry research and development (R&D) consortia intended to improve the competitive position of U.S. manufacturers.GAO found that: (1) a government-industr...
Federal Research: SEMATECH's Technological Progress and Proposed R&D Program
RCED-92-223BR: Published: Jul 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a government-industry research and development consortium, focusing on: (1) the consortium's progress in achieving its technological objectives; (2) the views of the Department of Defense and the consortium's member companies about continued federal funding for the consortium after fiscal year (FY) 1992; and (3) the consortium's expenditures during...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...
Federal Research: Concerns About the Superconducting Super Collider
T-RCED-92-48: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). GAO noted that: (1) DOE has made considerable progress on the development of the superconducting magnets, but more work is needed before industry can mass-produce the magnets; (2) the potential impact of cost and schedule changes is unknown because DOE does not have an integrated management system in place to moni...