On Monday, August 6, 2012, the SBA published amendments to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Policy Directive. The purpose of these amendments is to implement those provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 affecting the program. The Reauthorization Act made several key changes to the SBIR Program relating to eligibility, the SBIR award process, SBIR Program administration, and fraud. The entire directive may be viewed at: Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)], [Pages 46805-46855].
SBA will also hold several Webinars on this new directive. The Office of Advocacy will hold a roundtable on the directive. The date for the Advocacy roundtable will be published on Advocacy’s web page. SBA’s published Webinar announcement dates may be found at: Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)], [Page 46909].
Comments are due on or before October 5, 2012.