NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 113030012 Page 1 of 1 We opened an investigation on a company1 with multiple SBIR awards 2 pursuant to a proactive review. 3 During our review, we learned that the former NSF Program Officer4 in charge of the award was now a board member at the company, and had not mentioned any relationship with the company in annual ethics disclosures. 5 A review of financial documentation6 determined that the former NSF employee did not receive impermissible benefits from the company while at NSF and is not currently on the company payroll. We likewise determined that the third-party investments in the awardee's business were proper. The investigative issues were not substantiated. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further investigation necessary. assumed the role as Program Officer for the award during the end of the Phase I award and continued this role until his departure from NSF in June of2012. assumed a role on the Board of Directors for of2012. 6 NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-12-27.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)