Accession Number : ADA190755

Title :   FEDERAL RESEARCH: Small Business Involvement in Federal Research and Development.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA190755

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report obtained information on the role of small business in the federal government's technology transfer and research and development (R&D) programs. In particular, you asked whether (1) large federal laboratories have developed and implemented plans to transfer technology to small businesses, as required by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and Executive Order 12591, Facilitating Access to Science and Technology; (2) two large R&D efforts funded in part by the federal government--Sematech and the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Centers--are detrimental to small business' potential share of federal R&D funding be excluding them from participating in these efforts; and (3) the more rapid growth of federal R&D funding for defense/space, as opposed to civilian, research since 1982 has been detrimental to small business.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ACCESS, COMPENSATION, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, GROWTH(GENERAL), HIGH RATE, LABORATORIES, LEGISLATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE