Office of Technology Assessment

For Congress, tech assessment is best done on two tracks, new paper says

by • 9 months ago

A new paper from Harvard's Ash Center says that an existing GAO shop should continue to look closely at federal R&D and acquisitions, while a new office would handle more policy-oriented work.

2019 in review: The year in building tech capacity on Capitol Hill

by • 10 months ago

The past year featured broad agreement that Congress must do something to increase its tech-savvy.

Report to Congress: You have (most of) the tech capacity you need

by • 11 months ago

Congress' best avenue toward increased science and technology capacity lies in enhancing the capabilities of the advisers it already has , according to a new report.

While the Office of Technology Assessment awaits comeback, lawmakers already have tweaks for it

by • 1 year ago

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would make tweaks to OTA's existing statute to make the office more "accessible" and "responsive to Members' needs."

Resurrection of congressional tech office gets another stamp of approval

by and • 1 year ago

The Office of Technology Assessment gets another boost from a list of recommendations on upgrading the House's technology.

Industry groups and activists urge Senate to support funding for OTA in 2020

by • 1 year ago

The House Appropriations Committee advanced a draft bill, which currently includes $6 million to relaunch the office, on Thursday.

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