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Office of Science and Technology Policy: Violation of the Antideficiency Act
GAO-12-200T: Published: Nov 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2011.
This testimony discusses our October 11 opinion concerning the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) use of appropriations for bilateral activities with the government of the People's Republic of China.In the opinion, we determined that OSTP violated a statutory provision prohibiting the agency from using its appropriations for bilateral engagements with China or any Chinese-owned compa...
National Science Foundation: Problems Found in Decision Process for Awarding Earthquake Center
RCED-87-146: Published: Jun 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the National Science Foundation's (NSF) procedures for awarding a cooperative agreement for an earthquake engineering research center (EERC) to determine whether: (1) the panelists that NSF chose exhibited favoritism for any proposal; (2) the panelists met NSF selection criteria for reviewers; and (3) problems existed with NSF management of the...
Implementing the Small Business Innovation Development Act--The First 2 Years
RCED-86-13: Published: Oct 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1985.
GAO reported on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, including the extent to which: (1) agencies established, funded, and provided accurate information on small business innovation research (SBIR) activities; and (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) carried out program coordination, monitoring, and congre...
Answers to Questions With Regard to Statements on the Office of Technology Assessment
B-177806: Published: Dec 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
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...
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...
House of Representatives' Amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration's Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 1978
EMD-77-73: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The House amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) authorization bill would substantially affect ERDA basis for setting its price for uranium enrichment services.The House bill would not allow a government enrichment price which covers such factors as business risk and return on equity. Failure to include such a component would perpetuate a barrier to private industry...