S. 3071 (98th): Agency for Technological Innovation Act of 1984

Introduced:
Oct 05, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Paul Tsongas
Senator from Massachusetts
Party
Democrat
 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 5, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 05, 1984
Referred to Committee Oct 05, 1984
 
Full Title

A bill to establish the Agency for Technology Innovation.

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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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10/5/1984--Introduced.
Agency for Technological Innovation Act of 1984 -
Title I - General Provisions
Sets forth the findings and purposes of this Act. Title II - Establishes the Agency for Technological Innovation, composed of:
(1) the Office of Innovation Policy;
(2) the Office of Program Evaluation and Development;
(3) the National Innovation Board;
(4) the Interagency Coordinating Council on Innovation;
(5) the Directorate for Human and Organizational Resources;
(6) the Directorate for Enterprise Development;
(7) the Directorate for Production Research and Development; and
(8) the Directorate for Information and Technology Transfer. Requires the Agency to be headed by a Director. Requires the Director, through the Assistant Director of Innovation Policy, to:
(1) conduct research, studies, and analyses relating to technological innovation;
(2) publish the results of such research, etc.
in appropriate publications; and
(3) report to Congress on current technological innovation issues by January 1 of each year.
Requires the Director, through the Office of Program Evaluation and Development, to:
(1) develop and assess programs supported and conducted by the Agency; and
(2) conduct research on the process of technological innovation.
Requires the National Innovation Board to provide advice and assistance to the Director concerning the policies and programs of the Agency. Provides organizational rules and authorities for the Board. Requires the Interagency Coordinating Council on Innovation to prepare and transmit to the Director every three months a report concerning its activities, together with certain recommendations.
Provides that the Directorate for Human and Organizational Resources shall be composed of:
(1) the Division of Technical Education;
(2) the Division of Manpower Training; and
(3) the Division of Managerial Innovation. Outlines certain responsibilities of the Director within each such Division, including the evaluation of certain programs and the making of appropriate grants for technical training and educational programs.
Requires the Directorate for Enterprise Development to be composed of:
(1) the Division of Cooperative Research and Development;
(2) the Division of State and Local Initiatives;
(3) the Division of Small Business Innovation; and
(4) the Division of Capital Resources for Innovation. Requires the Director to:
(1) study the development and formation of new enterprises;
(2) make grants toward the development of cooperative enterprises; and
(3) promote successful models for the development of new enterprises.
Outlines certain responsibilities of the Director within each such Division, including evaluating and assessing of certain programs, making appropriate grants, coordinating research programs, and providing certain technical assistance.
Provides that the Directorate for Production Research and Development shall be composed of:
(1) the Division of Manufacturing Technology;
(2) the Division of Process Technology; and
(3) the Division of Sociotechnical Design. Requires the Director to:
(1) study and evaluate the state of the American manufacturing and process technologies;
(2) provide guidance and financial assistance to appropriate learning institutions for curriculum development and equipment acquisition in order to improve such technologies; and
(3) make appropriate grants toward the development of such technologies.
Outlines certain responsibilities of the Director within each such Division, including the support of studies and research in manufacturing and process technologies and technological innovation impacts.
Provides that the Directorate for Information and Technology Transfer shall be composed of:
(1) the Division of Mission-Oriented Transfer; and
(2) the Division of Information Systems. Requires the Director to disseminate information concerning, and to promote the successful use of, new products and technology.
Outlines certain responsibilities of the Director within each such Division, including the identification and promotion of products, processes, inventions, and patents representing new technology, and the establishment, operation, and promotion of centers for technical information relating to technological innovation.
Title III - Transfers
Transfers to the Director all functions of the National Science Foundation with respect to or administered through:
(1) the Division of Policy Research and Analysis of the Foundation; and
(2) the Division of Industrial Science and Technological Innovation of the Foundation. Transfers also to the Director all functions of the National Science Foundation relating to:
(1) the enhancement of scientific and technological resources of State and local governments; and
(2) the study and evaluation of programs providing technical training to entry level employees and the impact of such programs on promoting the adjustment of such employees to technological innovation.
Transfers to the Director all functions of the Secretary of Commerce with respect to or administered through:
(1) the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Productivity, Technology, and Innovation;
(2) the Director of the National Technical Information Service; and
(3) the Director of the Center for the Utilization of Federal Technology. Transfers to the Director all functions of the following:
(1) the Secretary of Commerce relating to identification, promotion, and licensing of inventions developed by Federal agencies;
(2) the Secretary of Energy relating to the identification and promotion of exemplary inventions relating to the development, production, and conservation of energy; and
(3) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration relating to the small business innovation research program under the Small Business Act.
Title IV - Administrative Provisions
Outlines administrative authorities of the Director in carrying out functions under such Act. Requires the Director to submit an annual report on Agency activities to the President for transmission to Congress.
Title V - - Transitional, Savings, and Conforming Provisions
Provides for the transfer and allocations of appropriations and personnel. Terminates the office of an agency when all such office's functions have been transferred by this Act. Provides savings provisions for all proceedings and actions already in effect when this Act takes effect. Makes conforming amendments.
Title VI - Miscellaneous
Sets forth the effective date of the Act, provides for the interim appointment of officers, and authorizes appropriations for FY 1985 through 1989.

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