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An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

; Editor: Charles W Wessner.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-12442-3ISBN-10: 0-309-12442-5

Excerpt

This report sets out the Committee's assessment of the SBIR program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Committee's detailed findings and recommendations are presented in the next chapter. The Committee finds that the NASA SBIR program largely meets its legislative objectives and makes recommendations to improve program outcomes. Chapter 3 reviews awards made by NASA. Chapter 4 looks at the outcomes of the NASA SBIR program, including commercial sales and employment effects. Chapter 5 examines how the SBIR program at NASA is managed. Appendix A presents program data collected by NASA. Appendix B and C provide the template and results of the NRC Firm Survey and the NRC surveys of SBIR Phase I and Phase II projects. Appendix D provides the results of the survey of agency project managers. Appendix E presents illustrative case studies of firms participating in the NASA SBIR program. Finally, Appendix F provides a reference bibliography.

Contents

This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. DASW01-02-C-0039 between the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of Defense, NASW-03003 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, DE-AC02-02ER12259 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy, NSFDMI-0221736 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, and N01-OD-4-2139 (Task Order #99) between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No(s) NNX07AJ53G.

The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the Councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK32525PMID: 20662114
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