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Small Business Research Programs: Most Agencies Met Spending Requirements, But DOD and EPA Need to Improve Data Reporting

What the GAO found Data submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA) indicates that most agencies participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs met spending requirements for fiscal year 2015. Nine of 11 agencies participating in the programs the SBIR program and 4 of the 5 agencies […]

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Small Business Research Agendas: Status of Past Recommendations

What the GAO found The Small Business Administration (SBA), which oversees the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, and the agencies participating in the programs have implemented approximately one-third of the GAO’s previous 20 recommendations for the programs . From September 2013 to April 2017, GAO made 17 recommendations […]