Accession Number : ADA325129

Title :   Federal Research: DoD's Small Business Innovation Research Program.

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

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Report Date : 30 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) and certain other federal agencies are required to set aside a certain percentage of their research and development (R&D) budgets for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. In fiscal year 1997, this will amount to about $1 billion governmentwide, of which about $500 million is expected to be funded by DOD. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 required GAO to review certain aspects of DOD'S SBIR program and report the results to the Congress. To meet these objectives and by agreement with your offices, the General Accounting Office reviewed DOD'S policies and procedures to determine if they establish processes that help ensure that (1) quality research is performed under the funding agreements, (2) competitive procedures are being followed, and (3) technologies developed through the program are likely to be used in military programs or projects.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, COMPETITION, QUALITY, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE