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Office of Technology Assessment: History, Authorities, Issues, and Options [Updated April 29, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "Congress established the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as a legislative branch agency by the Office of Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-484). OTA was created to provide Congress with early indications of the probable beneficial and adverse impacts of technology applications. OTA's work was to be used as a factor in Congress' consideration of legislation, particularly with regard to activities for which the federal government might provide support for, or management or regulation of, technological applications.

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CRS Report for Congress, R46327
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2020-04-29
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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