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Government-Industry Cooperation Can Enhance the Venture Capital Process
AFMD-82-35: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the venture capital process and the role it plays in the United States' productivity and economic well-being.Venture capitalists seek out new technology, entrepreneurial talent, and management resources and combine them for new business opportunities that have significant market growth potential. Compared to the amount of capital invested to cre...
Misuse of SBA's 8(a) Program Increased Cost for Many ADP Equipment Acquisitions
AFMD-82-9: Published: Oct 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1981.
GAO reviewed the use of contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act by various federal agencies as a means of acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment. GAO sought to determine whether government computer acquisition opportunities are being made available to as many small and disadvantaged businesses as possible under the 8(a) program and if federal procurement policies and re...
A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: ADP
AFMD-81-85: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1981.
Computers and automatic data processing (ADP) continue to increase their contribution to agency management, resulting in both greater expenditures and an apparently irreversible, growing dependence on the technology. This combination calls for knowledge and effective management of such resources and appropriate auditing. Appropriate auditing of ADP management encompasses a review of the agency's h...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
The 8(a) Pilot Program for Disadvantaged Small Businesses Has Not Been Effective
CED-81-22: Published: Jan 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1981.
The implementation of the 8(a) pilot contracting program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is discussed. SBA awards procurement contracts under this program to socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses for the purpose of helping them become competitive. When SBA uses the pilot program, it has the exclusive authority to designate procurement requirements. The Department of t...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
114222: Jan 23, 1981
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has the authority to enter into procurement contracts with federal agencies for the purpose of subcontracting to small businesses to help them achieve a competitive position in the marketplace. A special pilot contracting program between the Army and SBA was created. In the regular 8(a) program, agencies volunteer these contracts. In the pilot program, SBA h...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
Status Report on Small and Small Minority Business Subcontracting and Waiver of Surety Bonding for 8(a) Firms
CED-80-130: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The Small Business Act was amended to emphasize the use of subcontracting as a method of promoting the long-term viability of small and minority businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is authorized to provide financial assistance to large businesses for the purpose of training and upgrading potential small and small minority contractors. This authority generally has not been used. The...
Compromise Settlements and Judgments in Three SBA Suits
B-189443: Published: Aug 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1980.
The Department of Justice asked GAO to clarify the compromise settlements and judgments for payment in three suits to which the Small Business Administration (SBA) was a party. One case involved a compromise settlement under the Tort Claims Act, another involved a judgment for costs in an action under the Civil Rights Act, and in the third case SBA had been joined as a third party defendant under...
Who Is Accountable? To Whom? For What? How?
112501: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. Accountability requires that information regarding the actions and decisions of the person or organization being held accountable must be transmitted; this information must be received and the necessary actions taken; and the information must be used to improve performance, correct deficiencies, or reward superior service. Gov...