Deputy Branch Chief, NSF Cooperative Support Branch,
Eddie Whitehurst is currently the Deputy Branch Chief for the Cooperative Support Branch at the National Science Foundation. He has 25 years of Grants Management and Program Administrative experience and has worked in various agencies including the Department of State, as the Division Chief, within the Middle East Partnership Initiative, a Senior Grants Officer in the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, at the Department of Health and Human Services, and a Supervisory Administrative Officer, in the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office, at the Federal Transit Administration and at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco. Whitehurst has also worked for a non-profit organization the Northern California Institute for Research and Education and at the University of California, San Francisco, as a Grants & Contracts Specialist.
An Update on the LFM (retitled Major Facilities Guide)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:05 pm
The updated “Large Facilities Manual (LFM)” under the new title “Major Facilities Guide (MFG) is scheduled to be in effect in Fall 2019. This revision adds a section for guidance on mid-scale research infrastructure projects; updates sections related to NSF policy on research infrastructure, roles and responsibilities for NSF staff, divestment stage, earned value management, cybersecurity, and property management; and clarifies cost estimating requirements, the construction stage total project costs including NSF policy on contingency and reporting requirements. This session will be a brief presentation the changes and give participants the opportunity to ask questions regarding these changes.
Business System Reviews – Updates and Practices
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 8:00 am
This session will provide an overview of the revised Business Systems Guide. Then participants will engage in small group activities to identify experiences and challenges with applying the BSR framework to support the organizational operations, management, and monitoring of Major Facility awards.