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Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies)

The debate over offshoring of production, transfer of technological capabilities, and potential loss of U.S. competitiveness is a long-running one. Prevailing thinking is that “the world is flat”—that is, innovative capacity is spreading uniformly; as new centers of manufacturing emerge, ...

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Improving the Social Security Representative Payee Program: Serving Beneficiaries and Minimizing Misuse

More than 7 million recipients of Social Security benefits have a representative payee—a person or an organization—to receive or manage their benefits. These payees manage Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance funds for retirees, surviving spouses, children, and the disabled, ...

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Social Security Administration Electronic Service Provision: A Strategic Assessment

Social Security Administration Electronic Service Provision examines the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) proposed e-government strategy and provides advice on how the SSA can best deliver services to its constituencies in the future. The assessment by the Committee on the Social ...

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Assessment of the Results of External Independent Reviews for U.S. Department of Energy Projects

Peer review is an essential component of engineering practice and other scientific and technical undertakings. Peer reviews are conducted to ensure that activities are technically adequate, competently performed, and properly documented; to validate assumptions, calculations, and extrapolations; and to assess ...

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Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users

NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) share responsibility for overseeing respiratory protection in the workplace and have established regulations for this purpose. Specifically, NIOSH has issued regulations which define respirator testing and certification. OSHA has issued regulations ...

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SBIR and the Phase III Challenge ofCommercialization: Report of a Symposium

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Enhancing Productivity Growth in the Information Age: Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy

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Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (U.S. Congress, 1970). Today the agency is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department ...

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Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location -- Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

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Starting Smart: Key Practices for Developing Scopes of Work for Facility Projects

Although most federal facilities projects are successfully completed (i.e., they reasonably meet the agency's requirements and expectations), the perception is that development of the scope of work for design for these projects is challenging and in some cases poorly performed. ...

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