Small business assistance (21 - 26 of 26 items)
Small Business: Proposed Amendments to the Small Business Innovation Research Program
RCED-89-173: Published: Jun 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed four proposed amendments to the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) that would: (1) gradually increase the SBIR formula from 1.25 percent of agency external research and development funds to 3 percent; (2) make SBIR permanent with a formal congressional review every 10 years; (3) allocate a share of SBIR funds for administrative pur...
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...
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Proposed Withdrawal From Participation in the Small Business Innovation Research Program
T-RCED-88-21: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO discussed the legality of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) proposed withdrawal from participation in the Small Business Innovation Research Program. GAO found that: (1) NRC stated that its projected extramural research and development (R&D) budget for fiscal years 1988 and 1989 was less than the required $100 million; (2) NRC had not received any R&D supplemental appropriations for th...
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...
Implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982
129288: Mar 11, 1986
GAO testified on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 and assessed: (1) the extent to which agencies established, funded, and provided accurate information on those activities required by law; and (2) the Small Business Administration's (SBA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) small business innovation research (SBIR) program coordinatio...
H.R. 4326: Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1981
117344: Jan 26, 1982
Comments were given on currently proposed legislation which would increase the use of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs by creating individual, agency-sponsored, small business innovation research programs (SBIR's) designed to foster innovation by small businesses. The contribution of small businesses to invention and innovation in this country has been significant...