Research programs (61 - 70 of 77 items)
Research and Development Programs With Regard to Short-Term Weather Phenomena
B-100063: Published: Mar 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
National Science Foundation Management Review of Research Grant Award Recommendations
PAD-82-49: Published: Aug 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1982.
GAO presented the results of its study of the National Science Foundation (NSF) management review of research grant award recommendations. The objective was to determine if the checks NSF has on the proposal evaluation process provide adequate accountability over program officer recommendations to award or decline proposals.There are no NSF guidelines which prescribe what information reviewing off...
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...
Comments on S. 881 and GAO Report on Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
115776: Jul 15, 1981
Comments were presented on a GAO report on small business innovation and S. 881. The study of small business innovation addresses the conditions that GAO found necessary for small-business innovation to flourish. It is clear from the analysis that small businesses are important contributors to the innovation process in the United States. The GAO objective was to construct a comprehensive picture o...
Comments on H.R. 7689
B-200171: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
Comments on the Research and Development Authorization Estimates Act, H.R. 7689, are presented. GAO has historically encouraged Congress to think, debate, and act with a longer term perspective and to focus more attention on crosscutting national policy areas such as science and technology. The 2-year budget estimates required by H.R. 7689 would be an important step toward longer range planning an...
Science, Technology, and Foreign Policy Objectives: Research Needs for the Next Decade
112061: Mar 1, 1980
During the first years of the 1980's, a major effort of the foreign policy community will be to reformulate U.S. foreign policy objectives and replace those which are no longer serving U.S. interests. There is growing interest in the use of science and technology, which the United States controls both privately and publicly, as components of foreign policy. While this process will be particularly...
Evaluation and the Research Process
110668: Oct 15, 1979
The research process should be evaluated. The nature of our political system and institutions makes it inevitable that decisions affecting scientific research will be made by professional managers and elected officials who are not scientists. Scientists must seek an effective way to participate. The most effective and enduring participation may well take the form of assisting the professional anal...
Proposed Facility Requirements for the National Center for Toxicological Research and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
HRD-78-29: Published: Dec 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1977.
A review was conducted at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Jefferson, Arkansas, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), near Durham, North Carolina, concerning planned changes in research activities and the need for additional facilities during the next 10 years, estimated costs of the planned facilities, and unnecessary overlap of research betwee...
Comments on Proposed Legislation to Amend the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974
EMD-77-39: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
National Science Foundation's Actions on Recommendations of GAO Report "Opportunities for Improved Management of the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program"
HRD-77-54: Published: Mar 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1977.
In March 1971 the National Science Foundation (NSF) consolidated most of its problem-oriented research into a single program called the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) program. The program focused on NSF research activities on selected environmental and social problems and opportunities for future technological development to help solve major national problems. A 1975 report identified t...