Accession Number : ADA308662

Title :   Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA): Are They Value Added?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McDonald, Jimmie M.

PDF Url : ADA308662

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Congress increasingly views technology transfer between federal laboratories and industry as a major factor contributing to the economic strength of the United States. ln 1986, Congress sought to enhance this transfer by authorizing 'Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA).' This paper reviews the history of CRADA and some different projects funded through this process to determine if it adds value to America. Is the CRADA process just a social welfare program for the federal laboratories and the industrial base?

Descriptors :   *CONGRESS, *POLICIES, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, STRENGTH(GENERAL), LABORATORIES, AGREEMENTS, SOCIAL WELFARE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE