Yet during 2010, the ASBL
requested and received full and comprehensive telephone records from federal agencies like the U.
has now filed three Freedom of Information cases against the Pentagon trying to obtain any specific small business subcontracting data on prime contractors participating in the program.
maintains that contracting officers who intentionally misrepresent large businesses as small should be prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions.
agreeing with the findings of Public Citizen and the ASBL
predicts that if the SBA is rolled into the Department of Commerce, within a matter of five years, the SBA's programs will essentially be eliminated and the individual staff at the SBA will slowly be phased out.
Research by POGO, Public Citizen and the ASBL
all found the federal government's small business data was significantly inflated with billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms and their subsidiaries.
Over the past decade, the ASBL
has won more than 20 similar legal battles against federal agencies.
The research by ASBL
, Public Citizen and federal investigators has found the SBA's data to be significantly inflated in two ways.
You won't see President Obama mention the small business numbers on television because he knows that most of the money his administration claims went to small businesses actually went to some of the biggest companies in the world," said ASBL
President Lloyd Chapman.
The page the ASBL
received from the Pentagon had been completely redacted.
In the complaint for injunctive relief, ASBL
attorney Robert Belshaw states that, "ASBL
has a right of access to the documents requested pursuant to 5 U.
has begun an annual analysis of the Federal Procurement Data System's statistics for fiscal year 2014.