The Resource Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data

Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data

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Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data
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Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data
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eng
Summary
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was created to increase the use of small businesses to meet federal research needs and commercialize the results of this research. To monitor the program, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires participating agencies to provide, in a standard format, specific data on all SBIR awards they make. SBA then compiles these data into a database known as Tech-Net. Congress also required SBA to create, by 2001, a restricted and more comprehensive database that would provide information for government agencies to use in evaluating the program. GAO was asked to identify the following: (1) the types of data that agencies report to the SBA for inclusion in the Tech-Net database, (2) the extent to which these data are provided in a standard format, (3) the extent to which the SBA has established the government-use database, and (4) the extent to which SBIR agencies have developed and implemented techniques to track the commercialization of SBIR projects. GAO reviewed 8 of the 11 agencies participating in SBIR. Participating agencies submit most of the information required by SBA, but they are not consistently providing all required data elements, including the number of employees in the firm, and gender and socioeconomic status of the award recipient, resulting in incomplete sections in the database. SBA is 5 years behind schedule in meeting the congressional mandate to implement a restricted government-use database for the SBIR program. SBA had planned to meet this requirement by expanding its Tech-Net database to include a government-restricted section. SBA officials attribute the delay to increased security requirements, agency management changes, and budgetary constraints. GAO recommends that SBA and SBIR participating agencies work together to improve the quality of the data in SBA's Tech-Net database. SBA and the SBIR participating agencies included in this report generally agreed with GAO's recommendation
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  • Mittal, Anu K
  • Williams, Cheryl
  • Dawson, Bernice H
  • Hunt, Vondalee R
  • Oliver, Marcus L
  • Crothers, Nancy
  • Mallie, Grant
  • Marchand, Greg
  • Shea, Rebecca
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Data bases
  • Requirements
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Quality assurance
  • Standards
  • Data management
  • Commerce
  • Consistency
  • Awards
  • Delay
  • Deficiencies
  • Accuracy
  • Monitoring
  • Demography
  • Tracking
  • United states government
  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
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Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data
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Report to Congressional Committees. The original document contains color images
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  • (OCoLC)227908303
  • (OCoLC)ocn227908303
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Small Business Innovation Research: Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Improve the Completeness, Consistency, and Accuracy of Awards Data
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committees. The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
37 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227908303
  • (OCoLC)ocn227908303

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