Small Business Research and Technology

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Relating to certain Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) information in a government database.

SBIR -  a program under which a portion of a Federal agency’s research or research and development effort is reserved for award to small business concerns through a uniform process 

STTR - a program under which a portion of a Federal agency’s extramural research or research and development effort is reserved for award to small business concerns for cooperative research and development through a uniform process
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  • PII of individuals associated with small business concern proposals under Phase I or Phase II of the SBIR program or the STTR program
  • Information regarding venture capital, hedge fund, or private equity firm investment 
  • Names and titles of key individuals that carry out SBIR program or the STTR program projects
  • Information on or number of employees of a business who receives a SBIR program or the STTR program award
  • Info related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency
  • Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency
  • Personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
  • Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells
  • Info contained in or related to examination, operating, or condition reports prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of an agency responsible for the regulation or supervision of financial institutions records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes
  • Land remote sensing information 
  • Specific information, that would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, reveal the identity of a confidential human source, or reveal information about an intelligence source or method when the unauthorized disclosure of that source or method would damage the national security interests of the United States
  • Information that would assist in the development or use of weapons of mass destruction
  • Information that would impair United States cryptologic systems or activities
  • Information that would impair the application of state-of-the-art technology within a United States weapon system; reveal information that would impair relations between the United States and a foreign government, or undermine ongoing diplomatic activities of the United States
  • Confidential Commercial Information
  • The name, size, and location of, and the identifying number assigned by the Administration to, the small business concern; (ii) an abstract of the applicable project; (iii) the specific aims of the project; (iv) the number of employees of the small business concern; (v) the names and titles of the key individuals that will carry out the project, the position each key individual holds in the small business concern, and contact information for each key individual; (vi) the percentage of effort each individual described in clause (v) will contribute to the project; (vii) whether the small business concern is majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms; and (viii) the Federal agency to which the application is made and contact information for the person or office within the Federal agency that is responsible for reviewing applications and making awards under the SBIR program or the STTR program
  • Any narrative information that a small business concern receiving a Phase II award voluntarily submits to further describe the outputs and outcomes of its awards    



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