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Audit Report: OAS-M-06-08

August 24, 2006

Management Controls over Small Business Opportunities at Livermore NationalLaboratory

The President state in his Small Business Agenda that the Federal government should break out functions to contract with small businesses wherever practicable. In the Small Business Act, Congress also declared its support of small business. In support of the President's small business agenda and congressional direction, the National Nuclear Security Administration, NNSA established a policy that is consistent with the President's agenda requiring its field offices to work with management and operating contractors to provide small businesses the maximum practicable opportunity to provide the goods and services needed to support all of NNSA's programs and activities.