Technology transfer (1 - 10 of 10 items)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Governmentwide Strategy Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs
GAO-13-529T: Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
In fiscal year 2010, 13 federal agencies invested over $3 billion in 209 programs designed to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and attainment of STEM degrees. The number of programs within agencies ranged from 3 to 46, with the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation administering more t...
National Institute of Standards and Technology: Carryover Balances for the Advanced Technology Program
RCED-00-71R: Published: Mar 2, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the carry over balances in the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on: (1) balances in the program for fiscal years 1995 through 1999; and (2) any balances that might exist at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2000 that could be used as offsets for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) p...
Federal Research: Information on the Advanced Technology Program's Award Selection
RCED-99-258R: Published: Aug 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on: (1) how ATP determines that a delay in a project's progress would be a serious national economic concern; and (2) the number of ATP applications that have been rejected since July 1997 because a delay in progress would not be a serious national economic concern or because the applic...
Science and Technology: Federal Efforts to Collect and Analyze Information on Foreign Science and Technology
T-RCED-93-8: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the U.S. government's efforts to collect and assess information on foreign science and technology, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of federal activities for gathering and analyzing information; (2) coordination of efforts to collect and monitor information; and (3) the usefulness of the available information to U.S. businesses. GAO noted that: (1) the government collected and...
Consistent Criteria Are Needed To Assess Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
PAD-81-15: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
The small-business community has voiced concern that the ability of small businesses to be active in innovation is inhibited by a number of federal policies. Congress has responded with legislation that addresses both the question of declining industrial innovation and the issue of the ability of small businesses to be innovative. GAO developed a comprehensive picture of small-business innovation...
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...
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...
Productivity, Science and Technology: Keys to U.S. Economic Growth
105610: Mar 21, 1978
The roles of industry and government, especially the Federal Government, as partners in national science and technology endeavors have been changing as a result of the decline in the growth of productivity and lowered U.S. competitiveness in world trade. Other countries are sustaining higher rates of productivity growth because they have found ways to achieve close harmony among the institutions n...