ABSTRACT

After the Cold War: Living With Lower Defense Spending   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the first report of OTA's assessment of Technology and Defense Conversion, requested by several congressional committees and members of the Technology Assessment Board to examine effects of the defense build-down on the civilian side of the economy. This report focuses on ways to handle the dislocation of workers and communities that is, to some degree, inevitable in the defense cutback. It opens a discussion of how defense technologies might be converted to commercial applications. The second and final report of the assessment will continue that discussion and will concentrate on opportunities to channel human and technological resources into building a stronger civilian economy.

Report Number:
OTA-ITE-524
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Date:
1992-02
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota
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pdf
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application/pdf
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