Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

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On January 18, 2011, The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed by President Obama highlighting the need to achieve the right balance between federal regulations and the free market. On the same day the President signed Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review. The Executive Order requires agencies to not only ensure regulations protect our safety, health, and environment, but also promote economic growth. In addition, the Executive Order kicks off a review of existing regulations to eliminate those that are outdated and unnecessary, which can result in reduced job creation and a less competitive economy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Implementation Planning for New RPPR Standard Form

March 31, 2011 § 4 Comments

On January 5th 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a meeting with research agencies and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) implementation. The meeting provided participants with historical context and background of the RPPR; information around the process for clearance of agency implementation packages; answers to specific questions; and a plan for developing a government-wide RPPR data dictionary. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants.gov Update

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Posted on behalf of Loretta Smith-Hawkins, Grants.gov PMO

Grants.gov Disaster Recovery Program

Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO) has designated Disaster Recovery (DR) as a high–priority requirement for improving our system reliability and availability capabilities for grantees, grantors, and other stakeholders in the grants community. DR is required for compliance with several information technology (IT) system security directives and statutes.  Grants.gov is dedicated to delivering the best possible service to our users while complying with the standards necessary to serve them. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants Events

March 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

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STAR METRICS

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Posted on behalf of Julia Lane, National Science Foundation

Federal investments in science can play a vital role in job creation, innovation, and economic growth. Yet, although this role has been documented in a number of studies, there is an underdeveloped evidence basis to document the results of scientific investments (1). An increasing interest in the role of science and technology in the economy, along with the recognition that agencies lack the infrastructure to appropriately assess the results of their investments, is evidenced by recent memoranda released by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). These memoranda call on agencies to develop tools to better manage their research and assess the impact of their investments (2, 3). In order to achieve this, research agencies need better ways of linking inputs with outputs and outcomes. « Read the rest of this entry »

CCR Interfaces Will Change – Are you Ready?

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Posted on Behalf of  Kathleen Oliver, GSA/IAE Program Manager

If your system interfaces with Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/FedReg, Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA), or Excluded Parties List System ( EPLS), the time to begin to prepare for change is NOW. These Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) systems will be migrating into IAE’s new System for Award Management (SAM) in 2012, and the extracts, and, therefore, your interfaces will change. « Read the rest of this entry »

GMLOB FY 2010 Activities

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The Grants Management Line of Business (GMLOB) Program Management Office (PMO) facilitates grant-making agency collaboration in three key disciplines: operations, policy, and information technology (IT). « Read the rest of this entry »

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