Governing Laws & Directives
SBIR/STTR Statute—The SBIR/STTR statutes enacted by Congress establishing the Programs.
Public Laws—The SBIR/STTR public laws that have modified or extended the statute.
Policy Directives—The Small Business Administration's statutory obligation to provide guidance to the participating federal agencies for the general operation of the SBIR/STTR Programs.
Executive Order—EO 13329 requires SBIR/STTR agencies to give high priority to manufacturing-related research and development.
Fraud Waste and Abuse—Knowingly and willfully making any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations may be a felony under the Federal Criminal False Statement Act (18 U.S.C. Sec 1001), punishable by a fine of up to $10,000, up to five years in prison, or both.