SBIR Policy Directive 2012
D. Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Finally, this Policy Directive incorporates several amendments relating to fraud, waste and abuse, such as:
In addition to lifecycle certifications, the Policy Directive includes other measures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the SBIR Program. For example, agencies must include on their Web site and in each solicitation any telephone hotline number or Web-based method for how to report fraud, waste and abuse; designate at least one individual to serve as the liaison for the SBIR Program, Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the agency's Suspension and Debarment Official (SDO); include on the agency's Web site successful prosecutions of fraud, waste and abuse in the SBIR Program; and create or ensure there is a system to enforce accountability (e.g., creating templates for referrals to the OIG or SDO), among other things.
Additional detail about all of these amendments to the directive is set forth below. [see II. Background]