Accession Number:

AD0283335

Title:

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING ITS UNCLASSIFIED R+D REPORTS

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Corporate Author:

THOMPSON (JOHN I) AND CO WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1962-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to determine the present degree of effectiveness and possible improvements in disseminating, within the entire Government R D str cture, newly generated technical reports of Government sponsored research. Primary consideration is given to the expeditious furnishing of new reports to Government R D activities and their contractors and grantees who have a need for the information at the time it is documented. The study involved 31 Government inf rmation activities an appraisal of informati n distribution systems, including the development of an analytical model for effective dissemination an analysis of currently-produced technical information and research involving environmental factors affecting the distribution process. Conclusions reveal that the present degree f effectiveness is unsatisfactory, and improvements to the Federal technical information distribution system are possible in several areas. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE