Public Accountability

Public Accountability

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Public Accountability: Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions presents guidelines for evaluating the research performance of technology-based public institutions, and illustrates these guidelines through case studies conducted at one technology-based public institution, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The aim of this book is to demonstrate that a clear, more precise response to the question of performance accountability is possible through the systematic application of evaluation methods to document value. The authors begin with a review of the legislative history of fiscal accountability beginning with the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, and ending with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. A discussion of existing applicable economic models, methods, and associated metrics follows. The book concludes with evaluation case studies.The International Electrotechnical Commissiona#39;s (IEC) standard, IEC 584a€“ 1, is the standard used internationally. ... ISA, and IEC standards also include other technical specifications, such as color-coding of the thermoelement wires and the anbsp;...

Title:Public Accountability
Author:Albert N. Link, John T. Scott
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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