OMB Seeks Public Input on Ideas for Federal Grants Reform

March 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

In an effort to address Administration priorities aimed at reducing administrative burden, improper payments, fraud, and abuse, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has worked with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) over the past year to convene meetings with federal and non-federal stakeholders to identify potential reforms to make the oversight of federal funds more effective and efficient. As a result, on February 28th, OMB published an advance notice of proposed guidance that outlines potential reform ideas for federal policies on cost principles and administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements. « Read the rest of this entry »

RPPR Update

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

As part of its ongoing support of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) initiative, the Grants Management Line of Business (GMLOB) has been engaging research agency stakeholders in a collective effort to develop a standard government-wide RPPR Data Dictionary. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants.gov Update

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted on behalf of Judy Ceresa, Grants.gov PMO

The Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO) is pleased to announce the selection of our new information technology (IT) systems contractor. After much consideration, DMI, a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm, has been selected as the new contractor.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants Events

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

To view upcoming events in the grants community, click “Read the Rest of This Entry” below. « Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Use CCR or EPLS Data? Changes Are Coming!

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted on behalf of Meredith Whitehead, General Services Administration

If you thought the General Services Administration (GSA)’s System for Award Management (SAM) would impact others but not you, you may want to look a little more closely. SAM will combine the currently siloed capabilities and hosting environments of nine systems in GSA’s Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) into a unified whole (see http://sam.gov for additional information). The benefits will include a streamlined user experience, improved data quality, and significant cost savings. « Read the rest of this entry »

STAR METRICS: Analysis and Next Steps

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted on behalf of Mya Strauss (Environmental Protection Agency), Umesh Thakkar (Government Accountability Office), and Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)

The agencies participating in the STAR METRICS program (National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Agriculture (USDA)) have continued to move forward in consulting with both the research and agency communities. « Read the rest of this entry »

Suspension and Debarment of Federal Contractors and Grantees

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

As a follow on to the April 2011 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report “Improper Payments: Recent Efforts to Address Improper Payments and Remaining Challenges,” the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-12-02: Suspension and Debarment of Federal Contractors and Grantees as a means to address outstanding issues with agency suspension and debarment programs. « Read the rest of this entry »

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