National Laboratories: Are Their R&D Activities Related to Commercial Product Development?
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DI V
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You asked us to consider how the national laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy DOE can best be focused to help solve the problems our nation faces during the current decade. As a beginning, we have developed an inventory of the human and capital resources housed in the national laboratories that wIll provide baseline data for future reports on a number of DOE laboratory policy issues. This report addresses the Committees interest in the current balance of the research effort in the 10 laboratories research programs. It examines the extent to which the national laboratories are engaged now in basic and applied research or in research related to commercial product development.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
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