NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-14020004 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that a company (Company A) 1 with a pending SBIR Phase II proposae had potential financial issues, based on a financial capability review for the proposal and examination of previous NSF and other federal 3 awards to a closely-related company (Company Bt involving the same personnel. 5 Information gathered in the course of a separate, recently-closed investigation6 of Company B indicated that the co-PI on the pending Company A proposal 7 was legitimately employed by both Companies A and B (as company president), and that Company B had carried out research in the proper facilities and spent the funds as laid out in the proposals. We concluded that these findings about the co-PI and Company B answered the concerns raised about the pending proposal and Company A. There are no umesolved issues. Accordingly, this case is closed. 2 4 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-03-06.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)