Are SBIR efforts considered Defense Business Systems and is reporting IAW CCA required if the amount of the effort is over the threshold?
The best answer for your question would be to refer you to the SBIR/STTR deskguide found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/sb/resources/deskreference/deskreference.pdf
or the website http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/sb/resources/deskreference/index.shtml
. Also, the AF SBIR/STTR website, http://www.afsbirsttr.com/overview/default.aspx
, may have useful information or a POC to answer your question.
For information on Defense Business Systems, see Chapter 12 of the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) found at http://acqnotes.com/acqnote/careerfields/defense-business-system-dbs
. This website defines it as follows: "Defense Business Systems (DBS) are information system, other than a national security system (NSS), operated by, for, or on behalf of DoD, including financial systems, mixed systems, financial feeder systems, and Information Technology (IT)
and Information Assurance (IA)
infrastructure. DBS support business activities such as acquisition, financial management, logistics, strategic planning and budgeting, installations and environment, and human resource management."
Based on the above an SBIR effort could conceivably become a Defense Business System.