Accession Number:

ADA632455

Title:

Analysis of the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program

Descriptive Note:

Joint Applied Project

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to examine the current Small Business Administration 8a Business Development Program related to contracts awarded by the United States government. As a result of this project, the United States government will gain perspective on the utilization and effectiveness of the 8a program. The intent of the Small Business Administration 8a Business Development Program is to help socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses gain access to federal contracting opportunities. Government Accountability Office and Inspector General official reports suggest that the 8a program lacks management oversight and is susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse. This research provides an analysis of contracts awarded under the 8a program by the Department of Defense in the United States from fiscal years 2008 through 2014. This research analyzes whether or not the 8a program s industrial base is expanding and if the program is being abused by private industry. Further analysis of randomly selected contracts is conducted to analyze if the contracts were awarded to certified 8a contractors and identify if the program is being utilized as intended.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE