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Federal Research: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Management and Oversight of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
Federal Research: Opportunities Exist to Improve t

 
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By William Woods (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 52
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437911706

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In 2006, the fed. govít. spent $13 billion -- 14% of its 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. This report identifies: (1) how fed. agencies contract with organizations operating FFRDCs; and (2) agency oversight processes used to ensure that FFRDCs are well-managed. The author reviewed documents and interviewed officials from 8 FFRDCs sponsored by the DoD, DoE, HHS, and DHS. Includes recommend. Illus.

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