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Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Program Shows Success But Could Be Strengthened
T-RCED-92-3: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
GAO discussed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, focusing on products' commercial trends in Phase III of the program, which involves the use of non-federal funds for commercial application of the technology or follow-on non-SBIR government contracts for government application. GAO noted that: (1) about half of the SBIR projects are of about the same quality as other federal res...
Federal Research: Assessment of Small Business Innovation Research Programs
RCED-89-39: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO examined the: (1) effectiveness of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program in strengthening the role of small innovative firms in federally supported research and development; and (2) quality of SBIR projects, as compared to the quality of traditional agency research.GAO found that 1982 legislation required federal agencies with large research a...
Federal Research: Effectiveness of Small Business Innovation Research Program Procedures
RCED-87-63: Published: Jun 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on federal agencies' implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, focusing on: (1) whether agencies' small business innovation research (SBIR) procedures provided for award selection based on merit; (2) how much time agencies were taking to award SBIR contracts and grants; and (3) whether agencies were implementing pro...
Interim Observations on Effectiveness of DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program
AFMD-83-105: Published: Sep 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Manufacturing Technology (MT) program.GAO stated that the primary objective of the MT program is to improve productivity and reduce DOD acquisition costs. The program provides funds for demonstrations of new or improved manufacturing processes, techniques, or equipment in defense contractor and...
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...
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...