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COMPETES Reauthorization Act: Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing
GAO-13-717R: Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.
Officials with the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) said that the agency has taken preliminary steps to execute the Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing program but, as of June 2013, had not issued any loan guarantees under this program. According to officials, EDA has taken some steps to execute the program, such as establishing a...
Nanotechnology: Improved Performance Information Needed for Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
GAO-12-427: Published: May 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.
From fiscal years 2006 to 2010, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) reported more than a doubling of National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) member agencies funding for nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (EHS) researchfrom approximately $38 million to $90 million. Reported EHS research funding also rose as a percentage of total nanotechnology funding...
Analysis of the Energy Research and Development Budget Proposal Process
RCED-83-6: Published: Nov 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
GAO reported on the energy research and development (R&D) budget proposal process and reviewed the process underlying the administration's fiscal year 1983 energy R&D budget proposal.GAO found that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) do not set priorities among program areas by systematically applying planning and decisionmaking criteria. The basis for the...
Status Report on Executive Branch Implementation of the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980
EMD-82-27: Published: Nov 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1981.
GAO provided a status report on the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act which requires that the Executive Branch submit reports and a program plan to Congress by October 21, 1981. In addition, the Act requires that: (1) the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and the Interior make available to Congress individual reports on specific materials issues by that date; (2)...
Major Science and Technology Issues
PAD-81-35: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO work in the area of science and technology is directed toward evaluations that address the organization and process of science and technology policymaking, the science and technology resource base, relationships within the science and technology system, and application and diffusion of science and technology. The primary purpose is to support congressional oversight and decisionmaking on scien...
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...
Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information, Appendix IV
PAD-77-14A: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
A classification structure has been developed by GAO for the purpose of providing Congress with a method of viewing Federal research and development. The underlying concept is that Federal research and development can be associated with objectives that are defined in terms of solving national problems or accomplishing national goals.Reporting requirements include: each category in the structure is...