Date: July 10, 2009
To:Joseph G. Jordan
Associate Administrator, Government Contracting
and Business Development
Jess. B. Knox
Associate Administrator, Office of Field Operations
From: Debra S. Ritt
Assistant Inspector General for Auditing
Subject: Participation in the 8(a) Program by Firms Owned by Alaska Native Corporations, Report No. 9-15
This is the second report resulting from our audit of Alaska Native Corporation (ANC)-owned participants (ANC participants) in the 8(a) program. Our audit objectives were to: (1) identify 8(a) contracting trends relative to ANC-owned firms; (2) determine whether 8(a) contracting advantages have improved economic opportunities for Alaska Natives; and (3) assess SBA’s ability to effectively monitor ANC compliance with program rules.
For further information, please refer to the attachment document.