The Resource National Science Foundation : background, policies,and contracting practices., Leslie Murphy, editor

National Science Foundation : background, policies,and contracting practices., Leslie Murphy, editor

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National Science Foundation : background, policies,and contracting practices.
Title
National Science Foundation
Title remainder
background, policies,and contracting practices.
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Murphy, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports both basic research and education in the nonmedical sciences and engineering. Congress established the foundation as an independent federal agency in 1950 and directed it to ""promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes."" The NSF is a primary source of federal support for U.S. university research, especially in certain fields such as mathematics and computer science. It is also responsible for significant shares of the federal science, technology,
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
338.97306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KF27
LC item number
.N385 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Murphy, Leslie
Series statement
Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
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  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Science and state
  • Foundations
Label
National Science Foundation : background, policies,and contracting practices., Leslie Murphy, editor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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  • txt
Contents
  • ""NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND, POLICIES, AND CONTRACTING PRACTICES""; ""NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND, POLICIES, AND CONTRACTING PRACTICES""; ""Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data""; ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Chapter 1: THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND AND SELECTED POLICY ISSUES""; ""SUMMARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS""; ""LEADERSHIP AND STAFF""; ""MISSION ACTIVITIES""; ""GRANT-MAKING""; ""SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES, INSTRUMENTS, AND EQUIPMENT""; ""MAJOR CONSTITUENCIES""; ""SELECTED AUTHORIZATIONS""
  • ""BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS""""CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS""; ""APPENDIX A. NSF AUTHORIZATIONS ACTS""; ""APPENDIX B. NSF FUNDING HISTORY""; ""Chapter 2: AN ANALYSIS OF STEM EDUCATION FUNDING AT THE NSF: TRENDS AND POLICY DISCUSSION""; ""SUMMARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""HISTORICAL FUNDING TRENDS AT NSF""; ""POLICY ISSUES AND OBSERVATIONS""; ""OPTIONS FOR CONGRESS""; ""APPENDIX A. CHARACTER CLASS DATA""; ""APPENDIX B. APPROPRIATIONS DATA""; ""Chapter 3: U.S. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR)""; ""SUMMARY""; ""BACKGROUND""
  • ""EPSCOR GOALS AND MISSION""""OPERATION AND FUNDING""; ""PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS""; ""ISSUES""; ""CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY""; ""Chapter 4: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE CONTRACTING PRACTICES, BUT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST TO DO MORE""; ""WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY""; ""WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS""; ""WHAT GAO FOUND""; ""ABBREVIATIONS""; ""BACKGROUND""; ""ACQUISITION PLANNING PRACTICES CONDUCTED TO VARYING DEGREES, BUT NSF LACKS GUIDANCE ON TIME NEEDED FOR EARLY PLANNING ACTIVITIES""; ""NSF GENERALLY FOLLOWED KEY PRACTICES IN THE AWARD PHASE""
  • ""NSF FOLLOWED PLANS FOR MONITORING PERFORMANCE, BUT INCURRED COSTS AUDITS WERE NOT COMPLETED REGULARLY""""CONCLUSION""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE ACTION""; ""AGENCY COMMENTS AND OUR EVALUATION""; ""APPENDIX I: SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY""; ""INDEX""
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unknown
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1 online resource (133 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781633219915
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000244577
  • (EBL)2097246
  • (OCoLC)914433478
  • (SSID)ssj0001403793
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12539946
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001403793
  • (PQKBWorkID)11385542
  • (PQKB)11782149
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2097246
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000244577
Label
National Science Foundation : background, policies,and contracting practices., Leslie Murphy, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • ""NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND, POLICIES, AND CONTRACTING PRACTICES""; ""NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND, POLICIES, AND CONTRACTING PRACTICES""; ""Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data""; ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Chapter 1: THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: BACKGROUND AND SELECTED POLICY ISSUES""; ""SUMMARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS""; ""LEADERSHIP AND STAFF""; ""MISSION ACTIVITIES""; ""GRANT-MAKING""; ""SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES, INSTRUMENTS, AND EQUIPMENT""; ""MAJOR CONSTITUENCIES""; ""SELECTED AUTHORIZATIONS""
  • ""BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS""""CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS""; ""APPENDIX A. NSF AUTHORIZATIONS ACTS""; ""APPENDIX B. NSF FUNDING HISTORY""; ""Chapter 2: AN ANALYSIS OF STEM EDUCATION FUNDING AT THE NSF: TRENDS AND POLICY DISCUSSION""; ""SUMMARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""HISTORICAL FUNDING TRENDS AT NSF""; ""POLICY ISSUES AND OBSERVATIONS""; ""OPTIONS FOR CONGRESS""; ""APPENDIX A. CHARACTER CLASS DATA""; ""APPENDIX B. APPROPRIATIONS DATA""; ""Chapter 3: U.S. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR)""; ""SUMMARY""; ""BACKGROUND""
  • ""EPSCOR GOALS AND MISSION""""OPERATION AND FUNDING""; ""PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS""; ""ISSUES""; ""CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY""; ""Chapter 4: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE CONTRACTING PRACTICES, BUT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST TO DO MORE""; ""WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY""; ""WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS""; ""WHAT GAO FOUND""; ""ABBREVIATIONS""; ""BACKGROUND""; ""ACQUISITION PLANNING PRACTICES CONDUCTED TO VARYING DEGREES, BUT NSF LACKS GUIDANCE ON TIME NEEDED FOR EARLY PLANNING ACTIVITIES""; ""NSF GENERALLY FOLLOWED KEY PRACTICES IN THE AWARD PHASE""
  • ""NSF FOLLOWED PLANS FOR MONITORING PERFORMANCE, BUT INCURRED COSTS AUDITS WERE NOT COMPLETED REGULARLY""""CONCLUSION""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE ACTION""; ""AGENCY COMMENTS AND OUR EVALUATION""; ""APPENDIX I: SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY""; ""INDEX""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (133 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781633219915
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000244577
  • (EBL)2097246
  • (OCoLC)914433478
  • (SSID)ssj0001403793
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12539946
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001403793
  • (PQKBWorkID)11385542
  • (PQKB)11782149
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2097246
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000244577

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