This project, referred to as 'Totem 1,' is demonstrating the extent to which science and technology can help city officials improve the delivery of municipal services. The focus is on identification of technology that can be transferred successfully into city operations and on the subsequent transfer and beneficial application of that technology. Efforts have been varied: for example, hardware innovations in the fire department; computer software applications directed at public transit, courts, and police problems; and training and organization changes in several departments. At present the most impressive applications are the computer software products, but the hardware technologies promise significant returns in the future. The anticipated benefits suggest that additional technology transfer projects should be attempted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also included in complete report and summary, PB-247 243. PC$13.00, MF$2.25. Prepared in cooperation with Tacoma, Wash.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Triangle Institute

    P.O. Box 12194
    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States  27709

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550

    Tacoma, City of, Washington

    755 Tacoma Avenue South
    Tacoma, WA  United States  98402
  • Authors:
    • Donaldson, W
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/G-75-049
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C927
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2002 12:00AM