Lawmakers Propose Changes to SBIR as Program Renewal Deadline Nears

Breaking Defense – Lawmakers on the Hill are proposing major changes to the structure of a program used widely within the the Defense Department to spur innovation, even as officials from DoD and industry are sounding the alarm that the US will lose ground to China in the competition over critical technologies if the program isn’t reauthorized by the end of the month. Even if reauthorized, correspondence obtained by Breaking Defense between the Hill and Pentagon indicated that lawmakers want significant changes to how the program is run. Please click here to read more.