Office of Technology Assessment

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"The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) was an office of the US Congress from 1972 to 1995. OTA's purpose was to provide Congressional members and committees with objective and authoritative analysis of the complex scientific and technical issues of the late 20th century. It was a leader in practicing and encouraging delivery of public services in innovative and inexpensive ways, including distribution of government documents through electronic publishing. Its model was widely copied around the world." [W]

It was "abolished in the "Contract with America" period of Newt Gingrich's Republican ascendancy in Congress." [W]

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