Kevin Porter

Large Facilities Advisor, Large Facilities Office, NSF Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

Kevin Porter has been with the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2015, serving as a Large Facilities Advisor in the Office of Budget, Finance, & Award Management (BFA). In that capacity, he provides project management oversight support for the Regional Class Research Vessel and Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science projects. In addition, he is NSF’s lead for cost estimating and planning the annual Large Facilities Workshop. Prior to NSF, Porter worked for 15 years with Naval Reactors, a joint Navy and Department of Energy (DOE) office. His past DOE projects include oversight of spent nuclear fuel underwater processing and dry storage packaging facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory. His past Navy projects include overseeing refueling of the nuclear reactors on the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) aircraft carrier, shipyard nuclear security systems, and shipyard facilities for spent fuel container loading and shipping. He received his BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from Cornell University, MSES in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, MS in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and MA in International Science and Technology Policy from The George Washington University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Estimating Professional, and has a Senior/Expert Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers.


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.

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