SBA's SBIR Policy Directive Changes - January 8, 2014
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Responsibilities of SBIR Agencies and Departments
(h) National Academy of Sciences Report
(h) National Academy of Sciences Report.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will conduct a study and issue
on the SBIR and STTR programs.
(1) Prior to
issuing the report, and to ensure that the concerns of small
business are appropriately considered, NAS shall consult with and consider the
views of SBA's Office of Investment and Innovation and the Office of Advocacy
and other interested parties, including entities, organizations, and
individuals actively engaged in enhancing or developing the technological
capabilities of small business concerns.
In addition, the
head of each agency with a budget of more than $50,000,000 for its SBIR Program
for fiscal year 1999 shall, in consultation with SBA, and not later than 6
months after December 31, 2011, cooperatively enter into an agreement with NAS in furtherance
of the report.
SBA and the agencies will work with the Interagency Policy Committee in
determining the parameters of the study, including the specific areas of focus
and priorities for the broad topics required by statute. The agreement will set forth these parameters, specific areas of focus and priorities. (3) NAS shall transmit to SBA, heads of agencies entering into an
agreement under this section, the Committee on Science, Space and Technology,
the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee
on Small Business of the Senate a copy of the report, which includes the
results and recommendations, not later than 4 years after December 31, 2011,
and every subsequent four years.