OPP Signs on to Letter Calling for Restoration of OTA

May 12, 2010

The Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy has signed on to a letter calling for the re-funding of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The OPP joins over 90 organizations and 3,100 scientists who are calling for the restoration of the office whose chief responsibility was to provide accurate and unbiased information regarding new technologies and scientific advancements to the United States Congress.

The OTA was de-funded in 1995, but is technically still authorized by Congress. Without funding, however, the office cannot exist. CFI has been working in concert with groups such as the Union of concerned Scientists (UCS), The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and OMB Watch to try to restore a basic level of funding to this vitally important organization.

A full copy of the sign-on letter is available here .