Technology Assessment Design Handbook
Technology Assessment Design Handbook, Report No. GAO-20-246G, Dec 2019
The Technology Assessment Design Handbook identifies tools and approaches GAO staff and others can consider in the design of robust and rigorous technology assessments (TAs). The handbook underscores the importance of TA design (Chapter 1), outlines the process of designing TAs (Chapter 2), and describes approaches for mitigating selected TA design and implementation challenges (Chapter 3). While the primary audience of this handbook is GAO staff, we expect that other organizations engaged or interested in TAs will find portions of this handbook useful. We anticipate modifying and refining this handbook, as needed, based on experience and public comments received. We will accept comments on this handbook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for approximately 1 year after publication.
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Technology Assessment Design Handbook (STAA)