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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...
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 Patent Policy
T-RCED-87-26: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
GAO discussed its work on federal patent policy, focusing on the effects of recent patent law changes and the use of the statutory invention registration (SIR) procedure, which provides some patent protection for inventions at a lower cost than the patent procedure. GAO noted that it surveyed university and small business representatives and found that: (1) most believed that the patent changes ha...
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...
Patent Policy: Recent Changes in Federal Law Considered Beneficial
RCED-87-44: Published: Apr 16, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agency implementation of three recent patent policy changes and their impact on universities, small businesses, and other nonprofit organizations.GAO noted that federal agencies are in the process of implementing legislative amendments that: (1) change title rights to inventions that nonprofit organizations and small businesses develop with...
Implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982
130406: Jul 16, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its report on the extent to which agencies complied with the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. GAO found that: (1) most agencies complied with the act's funding requirements but did not adhere to its reporting requirements; (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) actively pursued and fulfilled its responsibilities to set po...
Implementing the Small Business Innovation Development Act--The First 2 Years
RCED-86-13: Published: Oct 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1985.
GAO reported on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, including the extent to which: (1) agencies established, funded, and provided accurate information on small business innovation research (SBIR) activities; and (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) carried out program coordination, monitoring, and congre...
Comments on S. 881 and GAO Report on Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
115776: Jul 15, 1981
Comments were presented on a GAO report on small business innovation and S. 881. The study of small business innovation addresses the conditions that GAO found necessary for small-business innovation to flourish. It is clear from the analysis that small businesses are important contributors to the innovation process in the United States. The GAO objective was to construct a comprehensive picture o...
Consistent Criteria Are Needed To Assess Small-Business Innovation Initiatives
PAD-81-15: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
The small-business community has voiced concern that the ability of small businesses to be active in innovation is inhibited by a number of federal policies. Congress has responded with legislation that addresses both the question of declining industrial innovation and the issue of the ability of small businesses to be innovative. GAO developed a comprehensive picture of small-business innovation...
Small Businesses and Innovation, Small Business Research Conference
114641: Mar 5, 1981
There is growing concern that the rate of innovation in industry is declining. This decline is of concern because of the belief that there is a strong relationship between innovation and economic and social well-being. Small businesses are a particular focus of attention in light of this concern because they are believed to be a major source of innovation. An ongoing project was initiated by GAO f...