and Coalition Partners Request Reboot of the Office of Technology Assessment and several partners joined the Union of Concerned Scientists in requesting funding for the currently defunct Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Funding for the office was eliminated in 1995 to save a little more than $20 million annually. Since then, the government has spent billions on new technologies that have not worked as promised. Revitalizing the OTA would enable Members of Congress to more fully understand the advantages and implications of the science and technologies in which they are asked to invest.