Science and technology (41 - 50 of 60 items)
Oversight of Federally Sponsored Research and Development
113733: Oct 7, 1980
Grantees and contractors need to understand and appreciate the importance of oversight. Oversight includes accountability and stewardship of resources, compliance with the law, management effectiveness, and program results review. It involves appraisal of achievements consistent with the goals and plans to fulfill statutory or contractual requirements and commitments. Congressional oversight proce...
The Office of Science and Technology Policy: Adaptation to a President's Operating Style May Conflict With Congressionally Mandated Assignments
PAD-80-79: Published: Sep 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1980.
GAO studied the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to examine the extent to which OSTP studied the 13 issues on federal organization and management of science and technology policy, and to determine the extent of OSTP involvement in strategic planning for science and technology. Top OSTP officials believe that the broad legislative mandate for OSTP cannot be fully met under present con...
Long-Term Planning for National Science Policy
112965: Jul 31, 1980
The executive branch has tried a variety of formal and ad hoc arrangements for planning, coordinating, and advising Federal agencies and the President on science policy. These arrangements have succeeded in varying degrees. Planning national science policy is vested primarily in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). It anticipates future concerns and reviews Federal science policy 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...
Current National Issues Involving Science and Technology
094310: Nov 28, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Evaluation and the Research Process
094329: Oct 15, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Science Indicators: Improvements Needed in Design, Construction, and Interpretation
PAD-79-35: Published: Sep 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1979.
The National Science Board's "Science Indicators" reports are collections of measures which attempt to portray significant trends in the condition and direction of U.S. science and technology. Development of these indicators is a very complex and difficult task, and the art is still in an early stage of evolution. Indicators in the 1976 report were examined to determine their validity, their limit...
Science and Engineering Manpower Forecasting: Its Use in Policymaking
PSAD-79-75: Published: Jun 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1979.
Congress declared the manpower pool of scientists, engineers, and technicians an invaluable national resource to be as fully utilized as possible. The federal government influences the supply and utilization of scientists and engineers through actions such as grants, contracts, federal employment, and government policies and regulations affecting the national economy.Government programs and polici...
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...