As you know, the re-authorization of the SBIR program has been delayed 8 times now by congress over the last 2 years. I have blogged about it several times here simply because I believe this is a crucial program for small business, national employment and the development of new products for the American economy among other benefits. I think a recent article by Rick Shindell of the SBIR Gateway (Zyn Systems) sums it all up best. Rick is the author of the SBIR Insider newsletter and has tremendous insight into the SBIR program. Thank you Rick.