Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions



The Center for Science, Technology, and Engineering (CSTE), which has conducted GAO´s seven technology assessments, is located within GAO´s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) team. CSTE is jointly directed by GAO´s Chief Scientist (Dr. Timothy M. Persons) and Chief Technologist (Dr. Nabajyoti Barkakati), and in addition to conducting technology assessments, the center conducts or supports GAO´s performance audits that relate to science and technical issues and provides other S&T support to GAO as needed. While GAO has a total staff count of approximately 3,000 individuals, as of January 2012, the total staff count within CSTE was 40 technical analysts across a spectrum of disciplines, ranging from physical sciences (physics, chemistry, and geology), engineering, computer sciences, and operations research sciences (cost engineering, earned value management, and schedule risk analysis). When conducting technology assessments, CSTE augments its capabilities by utilizing other analysts in GAO, including individuals with specialized professional knowledge within ARM, such as economists, social scientists, statisticians, methodologists, and data analysts.


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