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[Comments on Agency Participation in SBIR Program]
B-230594.2: Published: Mar 15, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
GAO commented on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's participation in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. GAO noted that the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982: (1) requires federal agencies with an extramural research and development budget over $100,000 to obligate a certain percentage of funds for award to small business concerns; and (2) does not prohibit agen...
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...
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...
A Profile of Selected Firms Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Funds
RCED-86-113FS: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO collected information on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982.The act is designed to strengthen the role of small innovative firms in federally funded research and development (R&D) programs and requires federal agencies with budgets of $100 million or more for R&D to be performed by outside concerns to set aside speci...
Patent and Trademark Amendments of 1980 Set the Stage for Uniform Patent Practice by Federal Agencies
PAD-82-32: Published: May 20, 1982. Publicly Released: May 20, 1982.
As required by the Patent and Trademark Amendments of 1980, GAO reviewed the actions taken by Federal agencies to implement the Act's guidelines which establish a uniform policy for assigning titles to inventions by small businesses or nonprofit contractors during Government-sponsored research. Under the provisions of the Act, GAO is responsible for monitoring how well the guidelines are being ena...
National Science Foundation's Actions on Recommendations of GAO Report "Opportunities for Improved Management of the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program"
HRD-77-54: Published: Mar 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1977.
In March 1971 the National Science Foundation (NSF) consolidated most of its problem-oriented research into a single program called the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) program. The program focused on NSF research activities on selected environmental and social problems and opportunities for future technological development to help solve major national problems. A 1975 report identified t...