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Science and technology advice for Congress

Author: M Granger Morgan; Jon M Peha
Publisher: Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2003.
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The elimination of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in 1995 came during a storm of budget cutting and partisan conflict. Offering perspectives from scholars and scientists with diverse  Read more...

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Science and technology advice for Congress.
Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2003
(OCoLC)605992298
Online version:
Science and technology advice for Congress.
Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2003
(OCoLC)606989208
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Granger Morgan; Jon M Peha
ISBN: 1891853759 9781891853753 1891853740 9781891853746
OCLC Number: 52518765
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Analysis, governance, and the need for better institutional arrangements / M. Granger Morgan and Jon M. Peha --
Technical advice for Congress / Bruce L.R. Smith and Jeffrey K. Stine --
The origins, accomplishments, and demise of the office of technology assessment / Robert M. Margolis and David H. Guston --
Insights from the office of technology assessment and other assessment experiences / David H. Guston --
The European experience / Norman J. Vig --
Thinking about alternative models / M. Granger Morgan and Jon M. Peha --
An expanded analytical capability in the Congressional Research Service, the General Accounting Office, or the Congressional Budget Office / Christopher T. Hill --
Expanded use of the National Academies / John Ahearne and Peter Blair --
Expanding the role of the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program / Albert H. Teich and Stephen J. Lita --
A lean, distributed organization to serve Congress / M. Granger Morgan, Jon M. Peha, and Daniel E. Hastings --
A dedicated organization in Congress / Gerald L. Epstein and Ashton B. Carter --
An independent analysis group that works exclusively for Congress, operated by a nongovernmental organization / Caroline S. Wagner and William A. Stiles Jr. --
Where do we go from here? / M. Granger Morgan and Jon M. Peha.
Responsibility: edited by M. Granger Morgan, Jon M. Peha.
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