Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Invading armies, travelling on your belly

By Kate Wing | February 22, 2008 | NRDC Switchboard

Kate Wing discusses unintentional species invasions. Along the way, she reminisces about OTA- “I’ve dug out my well-worn copy of “Harmful non-indigenous species in the U.S.” from my thesis work. Ah, the old Office of Technology Assessment. Sure would be handy to have a non-partisan agency using science to look at technologies these days, but I digress.”

The Surrogate Science Debate

By Alan Boyle | February 19, 2008

Another commentary about the science debate between representatives from the Clinton and Obama campaigns at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.  Re-opening the Office of Technology Assessment was among the topics discussed.

The Boston Debate

By Sheril R. Kirshenbaum | February 18, 2008

Sheril blogs about the science debate held at the AAAS national meeting in Boston. Representatives from the Clinton and Obama campaigns presented the positions of their candidate on various science topics.

Bring Back the Office of Technology Assessment

by tangledwing | February 18, 2008

Another call to bring back OTA. The post has specific references to the article by Laura Kahn and a blog post from September 2007 by Mark Hoofnagle.

So Where is Science in 08?

Commentary on a debate held during the AAAS annual meeting, where representatives from the Clinton and Obama campaigns discussed science-related issues facing the next Administration. The possibility of reviving OTA came up during the debate.

Update on Office of Technology Assessment

By Paul Blumenthal | June 11, 2007 | In Broad Daylight blog

An update on the legislative effort to re-fund OTA, circa 2007.