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An Assessment of the SBIR Program at the Department of Defense
ing activity, new products and processes to maintain equipment, improve supply management, and develop new products to better support and defend those charged with combat missions. The program also provides valuable linkage between university professors and students and the commercial and defense market place. By growing and nurturing the defense industrial base, the program is also encouraging high-tech entrepreneurship, thereby increasing innovation, encouraging competition, and offering greater choices. The SBIR program is helping DoD to meet the new and often sudden challenges of a turbulent world.