ERIC Number: ED065340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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U.S. Metric Study Interim Report. Federal Government: Civilian Agencies.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
This is the second in a series of reports from the U. S. Metric Study conducted by the National Bureau of Standards, focusing on the impact of universal adoption of the metric system on federal agencies other than the Department of Defense. Fifty-five such agencies participated in this survey, 20 percent of which anticipate increasing metric usage regardless of national policy. The general aims of the survey were to determine the impact of metrication on the internal operations of the agencies, both present and projected future, and the effects on agencies' areas of national responsibilities. Information was obtained through questionnaires, and NASA was used for a pilot study. The consensus was that a national policy for metric adoption was desirable, despite the additional costs, with only one agency in direct opposition. Metrication effects on agency operations and areas of national responsibilities--including the energy, food, communications, transportation, science, education, health, labor, trade, businesses, consumer affairs, pollution control, international trade, and taxation--are described in some detail. For related documents, see SE 014 410, 014 411, 014 412, and 012 591. (JM)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Measurement, Metric System, Research, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Catalog No. C 13.10:345-2 $2.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.