Implementation of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Pilot Program: Be All You Can Be?

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-C8P23R02-077

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Small Business

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Max Kidalov, Kevin Hettinger, Mario Gonzalez

Title: Implementation of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Pilot Program: Be All You Can Be?

Published: 2011-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-C8P23R02-077.pdf

Keywords: National Defense Authorization Act, SBIR, STTR, CPP

Abstract:

In Section 252 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2006, Congress adopted four wide-ranging reforms to the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in order to increase the effectiveness of SBIR and STTR for both the DoD and the defense industry. First, Section 252 directed closer alignment between R&D and acquisition goals of SBIR and STTR. Second, Section 252 authorized and funded creation by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military Services of the Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) to facilitate transition of SBIR technologies into the acquisition process. Congress conditioned the use of CPP funds on detailed evaluative reporting to Congress. Third, Congress codified into statutory law President George W. Bush