Technology transfer (51 - 60 of 116 items)
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...
Drug Control: Status Report on Counterdrug Technology Development
NSIAD-93-104: Published: Jan 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on counterdrug technology development, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) efforts to develop and demonstrate cargo container inspection technology.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center was established within ONDCP; (2) in 1992, ONDCP...
Technology Transfer: Barriers Limit Royalty Sharing's Effectiveness
RCED-93-6: Published: Dec 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of royalty-sharing programs established under the Technology Transfer Act, focusing on: (1) federal scientists' interest in reporting inventions before and after the act's passage; and (2) the extent to which agencies' program implementation supports royalty-sharing incentives.GAO found that: (1) royalty-sharing programs at fede...
National Aero-Space Plane: Restructuring Future Research and Development Efforts
NSIAD-93-71: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program's costs, schedule, status, feasibility, and justification, focusing on NASP: (1) technology development status; (2) project cost and schedule changes; (3) requirements for and the potential mission applications of future operational NASP-derived vehicles and efforts to spin off technology; and (4) issues...
High-Technology Competitiveness: Trends in U.S. and Foreign Performance
NSIAD-92-236: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. competitiveness in high-technology areas, including assessments of trends in the U.S. position over the past decade, particularly relative to Japan.GAO found that: (1) aggregate performance indicators provide some evidence of a decline in the U.S. leadership position in developing and marketing technology-intensive products, par...
Federal Research: Lessons Learned From SEMATECH
RCED-92-283: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the lessons learned in the first 5 years of the government's participation in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Consortium (SEMATECH) that might be applied to other similar government-industry research and development (R&D) consortia intended to improve the competitive position of U.S. manufacturers.GAO found that: (1) a government-industr...
Superfund: EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development
T-RCED-92-92: Published: Sep 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to foster new treatment technologies to clean up hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) innovative technologies that have been demonstrated, selected, or used for Superfund cleanup sites; and (2) EPA efforts to reduce barriers to the development and use of innovative technologies. GAO noted that: (1) EPA has planned 119 field demon...
Federal Research: SEMATECH's Technological Progress and Proposed R&D Program
RCED-92-223BR: Published: Jul 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a government-industry research and development consortium, focusing on: (1) the consortium's progress in achieving its technological objectives; (2) the views of the Department of Defense and the consortium's member companies about continued federal funding for the consortium after fiscal year (FY) 1992; and (3) the consortium's expenditures during...
University Research: Controlling Inappropriate Access to Federally Funded Research Results
RCED-92-104: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the principal universities receiving technology development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to obtain information about the extent to which: (1) universities license federally funded technology; (2) foreign companies participate in universities' industrial liaison programs; and (3) univ...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...