The Resource Federal research : opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers, (electronic resource)

Federal research : opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers, (electronic resource)

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Federal research : opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers
Title
Federal research
Title remainder
opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers
Title variation
Opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2006, the federal government spent $13 billion -- 14 percent of its research and development (R&D) expenditures -- to enable 38 federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs) to meet special research needs. FFRDCs -- including laboratories, studies and analyses centers, and systems engineering centers -- conduct research in military space programs, nanotechnology, microelectronics, nuclear warfare, and biodefense countermeasures, among other areas. GAO was asked to identify (1) how federal agencies contract with organizations operating FFRDCs and (2) agency oversight processes used to ensure that FFRDCs are well-managed. GAO's work is based on a review of documents and interviews with officials from eight FFRDCs sponsored by the departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Homeland Security (DHS). To improve the effectiveness of FFRDCs, GAO recommends that (1) DHS and HHS revise their personal conflict-of-interest policies to specifically address FFRDC contractor employees in a position to influence research findings or agency decision making and (2) agencies create an ongoing forum to share best practices for FFRDC oversight. DHS, DOD, and DOE concurred with GAO's recommendations, while HHS concurred with the need to revise its policies and is considering a best practices forum for FFRDCs
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Federal aid to research
  • Science
  • Research and development contracts, Government
  • Research institutes
  • Military research
Label
Federal research : opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 10, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-15."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
270830274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 47 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99269720
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 11/10/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0915.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Federal research : opportunities exist to improve the management and oversight of federally funded research and development centers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 10, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-15."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
270830274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 47 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99269720
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 11/10/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0915.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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