Financial priorities at the Small Business Administration

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Tim Gribben, Chief Financial Officer at the Small Business Administration discusses his work with Maria Roat on the Technology Business Management pilot and the top priorities for allocating money at the SBA 


The Office of Management and Budget is encouraging agencies to adopt Technology Business Management strategies by 2022. But some agencies are already in the process of implementation. At the Small Business Administration, a TBM pilot is currently underway.

“My office has worked with [SBA Chief Information Officer] Maria Roat’s office on how we map out the cost to know. The contracts right now are not written where you can pull the information directly from the TBM taxonomy of how you need to determine what the costs are,” said Tim Gribben, chief financial officer at SBA. “We worked with Maria’s team and the contract that she hired in order to map some of this out and figure out how do we take this from a pilot to something that can be used agency wide. And how we make that decision is something that has to be automated and repeatable, because we don’t want a TBM implementation to cost a lot of money.”