NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-11030012 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that a set of companies 1 submitted duplicate proposals to multiple government agencies. We reviewed the companies' NSF proposals and awards, and compared them to other proposals and awards from other government agencies. We also identified an individuarZ who simultaneously served as PI on awards made to multiple companies, in apparent violation of the primary employment requirement of the SBIR program. We requested and reviewed the individual's time records. Our investigation did not find evidence that the allegations raised were substantiated or actionable with respect to the NSF awards. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-04-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)