MEMORANDUM I Date: May 4,1999 To: File No. 1-97010006 i From: SA Investigations h Re: Investigation During a forensic review of SBIR awardees, it was discovered that 0might have been awarded a duplicate award from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense @OD). The case was referred to DOE-OIG and th e Criminal Investigative Service @CIS). The investigation revealed that submitted a Phase I Proposal to the DOD under the Strategic Defense I Organization dated Jan 8, 1992, andl'submitteda Phase I Proposal to the DOE dated January 22, 1992. ailed to disclose the simultaneous pending proposals. On August 17,1998 a civil settleme t with US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virgima, exandria, PA in which -reed to pay the USG $50,000 to settle claims that it had defrauded the U.S. Department of Defense SBIR program. See the Release and Settlement ~ ~ r e e r n e & dated , August 17, 1998, for fiuther details.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-05-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)