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dc.contributor.advisorRobin, Brooke
dc.contributor.advisorNalwasky, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Robert B.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:37Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45857
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this project is to examine the current Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program related to contracts awarded by the United States government. As a result of this project, the United States government will gain perspective on the utilization and effectiveness of the 8(a) program. The intent of the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program is to help socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses gain access to federal contracting opportunities. Government Accountability Office and Inspector General official reports suggest that the 8(a) program lacks management oversight and is susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse. This research provides an analysis of contracts awarded under the 8(a) program by the Department of Defense in the United States from fiscal years 2008 through 2014. This research analyzes whether or not the 8(a) program’s industrial base is expanding and if the program is being abused by private industry. Further analysis of randomly selected contracts is conducted to analyze if the contracts were awarded to certified 8(a) contractors and identify if the program is being utilized as intended.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the Small Business Administration 8(a) business development programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.author8(a)en_US
dc.subject.authorDepartment of Defenseen_US
dc.subject.authorCaliforniaen_US
dc.subject.authorSole-Sourceen_US
dc.subject.authorFrauden_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Contract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineContract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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