GAO Finds Flaws In DOD Space Tech Commercialization

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 3:50 PM EST) -- Small business contractors looking to develop and commercialize space-related technology through a U.S. Department of Defense program face numerous challenges, including insufficient funding, delayed contract awards and difficulties with intellectual property controls, a federal report has found.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office report, released Wednesday, cites various stakeholder concerns with the DOD's space-related technology research and development program under the Small Business Innovation Research Program, the recipient of approximately 11 percent of DOD's research and development funds between fiscal years 2005 and 2009, and more than...
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