Archive for the 'OTA employees in the news' Category

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Oak Ridge, TN

Born and Raised in the South | September 3, 2008

A blog post about the history of Oak Ridge has a few biographical notes about John H. Gibbons, Director of OTA from 1979 to 1993.

Nonprofit leader sees high-tech innovation as economic driver

By Marilyn Geewax | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | August 17, 2008

This business article appeared over the weekend and features the economic ideas of Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Atkinson worked for OTA in the early 1990s.

America, War, and the Economy

By Paul B. Farrell | | August 18, 2008

Mr. Farrell discusses the impact of war on the American economy. Near the end of his article he says that people should read John Alic’s “Trillions for Military Technology: How the Pentagon Innovates and Why It Costs So Much.” Mr. Alic worked at OTA for over 15 years.

Paul Semenza Joins DisplaySearch as Senior Vice President

Press Release | | July 28, 2008

Mr. Semenza served as an analyst for the OTA in the early 1990s. From the press release:

“DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, today announced that it has appointed display industry veteran Paul Semenza as the company’s Senior Vice President managing the North American and European analyst teams.”

Read the entire press release here.

J. Craig Venter Institute Names Robert Friedman, Ph.D., Deputy Director of West Coast Facility

Venter Institute Press Release | | June 26, 2008

“The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, today announced that Robert Friedman, Ph.D., has been named the new Deputy Director of the JCVI La Jolla, California facility…Prior to joining JCVI, Friedman was Vice President for Research at The Heinz Center, a nonprofit environmental policy research organization. Earlier he was a Senior Associate at the Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress (OTA) where he advised Congressional committees on environmental and natural resources policy.”

Searching to reduce global warming

By Gov. Russell W. Peterson | Delaware Online | May 13, 2008

The author, a former governor of Delaware and Director of the OTA, argues in favor of alternative energy projects in the state.