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Are Federal Energy Technology Programs Assessing the “Magic In the Middle”? (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2005     Document Type: Conference publication

Federal programs, including those whose purpose is to demonstrate and increase adoption of energy technologies, face increasing accountability for program performance. Beginning in 2001, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implemented procedures that require programs to provide empirical evidence of the linkages between program outputs, short- and intermediate-term outcomes, and long-term outcomes. This paper describes our efforts to help programs be explicit by providing them with a generic deployment logic model where the short and intermediate outcomes are informed by Rogers' theory of diffusion of new ideas or technologies. (Abstract only)