Neal served as the Pentagon's SADBU director from June 1996 to June 2001.
Though the purpose of SADBU was to support acquisition preference programs, Neal and Jones instead used their official positions within SADBU as leverage to receive illegal extortion payments, bribes and gratuities from DOD contractors seeking to participate in acquisition preference programs.
The plan says the Contracting Agency "will maintain a SADBU
office to establish goals, monitor performance of those goals on an agency-wide basis, and appoint and rate Associate Directors for small business.
The Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, SADBU
, will retain policy and oversight responsibility and will remain the principal budget authority for the program.