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Technology Transfer: NNSA Did Not Implement the Technology Infrastructure Pilot Program
GAO-02-708R: Published: May 10, 2002. Publicly Released: May 10, 2002.
The Department of Energy is required to establish a technology infrastructure pilot program to improve technology partnership activities. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), in April 2002, reported that it was unable to implement the technology infrastructure pilot program in fiscal year 2001, because of other programming priorities. NNSA also said that it did not have any immedia...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...
Weather Forecasting: NWS Has Not Demonstrated That New Processing System Will Improve Mission Effectiveness
AIMD-96-29: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on whether the proposed AWIPS capabilities will improve weather forecasts and reduce staffing levels and the number of weather offices.GAO found that NWS: (1) needs to replace the outdated systems that its field offices use and has developed 22,000...
Weather Forecasting: Radar Availability Requirement Not Being Met
AIMD-95-132: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the joint acquisition of the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) by the National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Air Force, focusing on: (1) changes in acquisition and deployment plans; (2) the feasibility and cost of purchasing additional radars; (3) the Air Force contribution to the national NEXRAD network; an...
Weather Forecasting: Improvements Needed in Laboratory Software Development Processes
AIMD-95-24: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on whether the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) and NWS Technical Development Laboratory (TDL) software development processes are adequate to support the AWIPS Forecast Preparation System (A...
Federal Research: Interim Report on the Pilot Technology Access Program
RCED-94-75: Published: Mar 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Pilot Technology Access Program (TAPP), which provides small businesses with technical and business information and expertise that they may not be aware of or able to afford, focusing on the program's status, implementation, and evaluation.GAO found that: (1) while the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides TAPP funding,...
Federal Research: Foreign Contributions to the Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-93-75: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign contributions to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1992, DOE had received $15 billion in foreign in-kind contributions such as labor, equipment, and materials; (2) DOE pays laboratories in Russia and China about half as much as it would pay...
Superfund: EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development
T-RCED-92-92: Published: Sep 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to foster new treatment technologies to clean up hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) innovative technologies that have been demonstrated, selected, or used for Superfund cleanup sites; and (2) EPA efforts to reduce barriers to the development and use of innovative technologies. GAO noted that: (1) EPA has planned 119 field demon...
University Research: Controlling Inappropriate Access to Federally Funded Research Results
RCED-92-104: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the principal universities receiving technology development funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to obtain information about the extent to which: (1) universities license federally funded technology; (2) foreign companies participate in universities' industrial liaison programs; and (3) univ...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...