Program evaluation (91 - 100 of 163 items)
Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Participants Give Program High Marks
RCED-87-161BR: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on firms participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of SBIR recipient firms; (2) the effects of SBIR on firms' operations and products; and (3) firms' perceptions of program administration.GAO found that: (1) firms less than 8 years old undertook more than 50 percent of...
Small Business Act: VA's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Now Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-60: Published: Apr 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) compliance with the Small Business Act's required reporting level for the Director, VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.GAO found that VA has been in compliance with the act, since it changed the Director's reporting level from the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Administrator...
Implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982
128369: Nov 6, 1985
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to assess program coordination, monitoring, and congressional reporting activities of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). GAO noted that agencies must spend specified percentages of their extramural funds on small...
The Small Business Administration's Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-24: Published: Oct 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1985.
GAO evaluated the Small Business Administration's (SBA) implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) to determine: (1) the progress it has made to identify and correct internal control weaknesses and to evaluate systems of internal controls; (2) whether SBA accounting systems and evaluations conform to GAO requirements; and (3) the accuracy and completeness of the Admini...
Delays in Implementing SBA Program Evaluation
B-197089: Published: Dec 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Programs Designed To Assist Businesses Owned by Minorities and Other Disadvantaged Individuals
B-149685: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In 1978, Congress amended the Small Business Act to strengthen the assistance programs for minority-owned small businesses. A provision for periodic review of the programs by GAO was included in the amendments to the act. Meetings were held with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator for Minority Business Development to keep abreast of SBA plans to implement the amendmen...
Inventory of Federal Programs Directly Related To Improving Private Sector Productivity
GGD-85-16: Published: Dec 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated the inventory of federally funded programs directly related to private sector productivity improvement.GAO estimated that the federal government spent over $2.4 billion in fiscal year 1983 on programs directly related to private sector productivity improvement. GAO found that, although there was no overlap or duplication in the programs that it revi...
DOD Manufacturing Technology Program--Management Is Improving but Benefits Hard To Measure
NSIAD-85-5A: Published: Nov 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1984.
This supplement contains information concerning the GAO review of the Department of Defense's Manufacturing Technology Program. It is broken down into three parts; one for each service.GAO reviewed 132 programs that have been implemented since 1979, focusing on project goals and achievements and production benefits. Due to the method used for project selections, generalizations of the findings and...
DOD Manufacturing Technology Program--Management Is Improving But Benefits Hard To Measure
NSIAD-85-5: Published: Nov 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the level of success of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Manufacturing Technology (MT) Program, which was established to improve defense productivity and reduce acquisition costs.GAO found that DOD officials often differ in their opinions as to the results of the program. GAO believes that, to judge program effectiveness in a balanced way, the va...
U.S. Export-Import Bank Support for Small Business Exports
NSIAD-84-147: Published: Aug 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1984.
In response to a congressional request to audit and evaluate the performance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank programs established to promote small business exports, GAO surveyed the Bank's efforts to promote small business participation in its programs; however, it did not conduct the proposed audit.GAO did not conduct the proposed audit because: (1) legislation was enacted which amended the Export...