White House honors NSF FastLane system

The National Science Foundation's program to electronically collect and manage research and education data recently received kudos from the White House.

NSF's FastLane system, which connects more than 200,000 scientists, educators, technologists and administrators, accepted the President's Award for Management Excellence at a ceremony in Washington. White House chief of staff Andrew Card and Office of Personnel Management director Kay Coles James presented the award.

FastLane is a Web system through which NSF solicits for and reports results of public research and education investments.

The award also paid tribute to NSF's work'along with 11 other agencies'on the Grants.gov e-government initiative.

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