SBIR PD 2002
PD Section-by-Section Analysis - Section 1 and 2
Purpose & Summary of Legislative Provisions
Section 1 of the Policy Directive addresses the purpose of the program and Directive. SBA did not receive any comments on this section and made no substantive changes to it.
Section 2 of the Directive is a summary of pertinent legislative provisions. SBA received several comments on this section expressing concern that the Directive ignored the ``Coordination of Technology Development Programs'' which is a statutory requirement of the Reauthorization Act. Section 9(u) of the Act permits each agency that established a Technology Development Program to utilize that program in furtherance of its SBIR Program. The Policy Directive, in section 9, Responsibilities of SBIR Participating Agencies and Departments, now includes this provision.