WHEN:    9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

WHERE:  2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)


  • The Honorable Rita Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Anita Jones, Vice Chair of the National Science Board
  • Dr. Christina Boesz, National Science Foundation Inspector General

Recently, a number of organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the NSF Office of the Inspector General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the scientific community, have raised concerns over the adequacy of NSF’s planning and management of large research facilities.  These large facilities include astronomical observatories, supercomputer centers, the South Pole Station, and earthquake simulators, among others. Witness testimony will describe the process by which these projects are selected for funding as well as agency oversight during implementation and operation of these facilities.  

Press Contact:

Heidi Mohlman (Heidi.Mohlman@mail.house.gov)

Jeff Donald (Jeffrey.Donald@mail.house.gov)