OTA Library

Documents about OTA, technology assessment, and office business

1970 – 1979

Technology Assessment and Citizen Action. By Ellis Mottur, Professional Seminar Series on Technology Assessment, George Washington University, May 26, 1970

Public Technology: A Tool for Solving National Problems. Report of the Committee on Intergovernmental Science Relations to the Federal Council for Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President, May 1972

Public Technology: Report of the Honorable George Miller to the Committee on Science and Astronautics, US House of Representatives. December 1972

The Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-484)  by Walter A. Hahn and Rosemary A. Chalk, Congressional Research Service, December 19, 1972

Statement of Emilio Q. Daddario, Director, Office of Technology Assessment, Before the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations. July 30, 1974

Statement of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman, Technology Assessment Board, Office of Technology Assessment, Before the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations. July 30, 1974

Statement of Representative Charles A. Mosher, Vice Chairman, Technology Assessment Board, Office of Technology Assessment, Before the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations. July 30, 1974

An Overview of Proposed Legislation in the 93rd Congress which involves the Office of Technology Assessment. By Rosemary Chalk, Congressional Research Service, September 5, 1974

Public Participation and Technology Assessment: A Survey of the Legislative History of the Office of Technology Assessment. By Rosemary Chalk, Congressional Research Service, September 18, 1974

Senator Edward M. Kennedy says Office of Technology Assessment a promising tool in shaping Nation’s technology needs. (December 31, 1974)

Letter from Rep. Charles Mosher to Speaker of the House Carl Albert on the early progress of OTA. January 27, 1975

Remarks by OTA Director Emilio Daddario for the CBS-TV program “Science and Society: A Humanistic View”. April 21, 1975.

Public participation document- Oceans Assessment. Summer 1975

Review of the Office of Technology Assessment Activities. By LeRoy Pagano, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Winter Annual Meeting, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1975

OTA: mixing technology with national goals. By Emilio Daddario, Civil Engineering-ASCE, p 78-81, December 1975

Supply and Demand for Analysis on Capitol Hill. By Allen Schick, Policy Analysis, v.2, p 215-234, Spring 1976

Technology Assessment: Legal and Policy Implications. Jurimetrics Journal, v.16, n.3, p 157-200, Spring 1976

Public Participation memo from Director Daddario and public participation committee minutes. March 8, 1977.

Public participation of coastal effects assessment. Memo and committee recommendations, Spring 1977

Looking back from the year 2000. Speech by Acting Director Russell Peterson, Aspen Institute, August 8, 1977

Peterson Accepts Directorship. Memo, November 18, 1977

Citizen involvement-public participation. Memo from Director Peterson to OTA staff, July 26, 1978

Public participation activties announcement. Memo from Director Peterson to OTA staff, October 25, 1978

Administrative Guidelines for OTA Employees. December 1978

What it is, What it does, How it works. Pamphlet about OTA, December 1979

1980 – 1989

Remarks on R&D in an inflationary environment. By Director John Gibbons, June 20, 1980

Congress and Technology: Facing up to the Realities of Finiteness. Government Executive, September 1980

Technology Assessment Methodology and Management Practices

Report On Task Force Findings and Recommendations. by the OTA Task Force on TA Methodology and Management,  August 13, 1980

Director’s Response to Recommendations of the OTA Task Force on TA Methodology and Management, Memo from John H. Gibbons, December 9, 1980

Notes and Comments on Staff Discussion of Task Force on  TA Methodology and Management. Memo from Fred Wood, December 14, 1979

Phase I Survey Results: Draft Papers Prepared for the Task Force on TA Methodology and Management, April 10, 1980

Results of Contractor Research on TA Methodology, Memo from Fred Wood, March 9, 1981

  Contractor Reports:

Technology Assessment in the Private Sector.by James D. Maloney, Jr., January, 1981

Technology Assessment in Industry. by Vary T. Coates and Thecla Fabian, January 30, 1981

A Process for Technology Assessment based on Decision Analysis. by M. W. Merkhofer, January, 1981

Technology Assessment Methodology and Management Practices. Lynne Filderman and Louis H. Mayo,  DRAFT January 12, 1981

A Management Overview Methodology For Technology Assessment by Donovan and Rosenblum,  February 2, 1981

Technology  as Social Organization. by Todd La Porte, January 1981

A Decision Theoretic Model of Congressional Technology Assessment. A Summary of the Doctoral Dissertation by Lewis Gray, January, 1981

TAB Review of OTA Documents. Memo to TAB members, May 24, 1984

Background paper on “directed energy missile defense in space”. Three memos, June 8, 1984

What OTA is, What OTA does, How OTA works. Pamphlet about OTA, February 1985

What OTA is, What OTA does, How OTA works. Pamphlet about OTA, March 1986

No smoking policy at OTA. Memo to OTA staff, July 14, 1986

Implementation of Improvements in OTA Communications. Memo from Director Gibbons to OTA staff, March 31, 1987

Citizen participation in Technology Assessment: Practice at the Office of Technology Assessment. Research paper by Manfred Redelfs and Michael Stanke, George Washington University, Spring 1987

Report of the OTA Writing Task Force. June 1987

Employee Recognition Announcement. Memo from Director Gibbons to OTA staff, August 28, 1987

The Future of OTA. By Harvey Brooks, November 1, 1987

Future Direction of Computer Services in OTA. Memo from Director Gibbons to OTA staff, January 27, 1988

1988 OTA Employee Recognition Program. Memo announcement, February 18, 1988

Premature Release of SDI Summary. Memo from Director Gibbons to OTA staff, April 25, 1988

1990-

Policy Analysis at OTA: A Staff Assessment   May 1993




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