Office of Technology Assessment

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

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

Former Congress members throw support behind Office of Technology Assessment revival

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 months ago

"I think we've all been embarrassed by the way Congress fails to understand technology," former Congressman Vic Fazio said Wednesday.

GAO creates new team to ‘enhance and expand’ science and technology work

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 months ago

The Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics team is a "more prominent" home for the congressional agency's federal tech audits and assessments.

Attempt to reinstate the congressional technology office falls flat in House

by Carten Cordell • 1 year ago

House Republicans blocked a measure to bring back the Office of Technology Assessment.

Congress needs to revive in-house tech office, think tank says

by Michelai Graham • 1 year ago

Since the Office of Technology Assessment was cut in 1995, policymakers have struggled to understand and create laws around new technology, a think tank argues.

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