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Letter to Congress on DOT’s Efforts To Prevent and Detect Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Small Business Innovative Research and Technology Transfer Programs

Required by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
Project ID: 
J160112001

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 requires us to send an annual report to the Senate and the House of Representatives regarding our efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Transfer Technology (STTR) programs. The act requires us to describe the number of cases referred in the preceding year, the actions taken in each case, justifications for cases where no action was taken, and an accounting of funds used. From fiscal years 2012 through 2015, we conducted and closed four investigations related to SBIR/STTR fraud.