.,- . . . . . . . . . NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ARLINGTON, VA 22230- Office of Inspector General MEMORANDUM SUBJECT: of Possible Duplicate Funding at TO: Case No. I94010002 On January 29, 1994, we initiated an investigative file-o Inc . , a small business which had received seven awards from NSF under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Through prospective review of SBIR firms and awards, we had discovered the possible submission of substantially similar SBIR proposals and final reports by - to various Federal agencies. Our initial review found that- submitted a phase I SBIR 1 DARPA and NSF in 1992. However, the ~ ~ ~ - ~ r o p odeclared sal the prior DARPA proposal as current support, and the significant differences in the respective final reports did not support a charge of duplicate funding. Nonethless, because of the substantial similarities between the two, we requested further Moltech award documentation from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The file has remained active pending review of this documentation. Upon their receipt, we reviewed for possible duplication the following additional-oposals and final reports: Asencv No. Award Title DARPA 92-060 HHS DK42379-02 DOE 15166 NS F 9060503 ------ - - NSF - -92-0859 I---- ---- - - - - -. - - NS F 8960426 (Phase I ) NS F 9022225 (Phase 11) We found no substanitial duplication or other irregularities concerning these awards. Further investigation in this case is not warranted. This case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-03-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)