With support from the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0811988, “Designing and Using FastLane: Distilling Lessons for Cyberinfrastructures”) CBI researchers Jeffrey Yost and Thomas Misa conducted oral history interviews with 70 NSF staff members as well as numerous additional interviews during 29 university site visits. An overview of the project is available at <www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/fastlane/> and a complete set of 643 publicly available interviews is at <dx.doi.org/10.13020/D6RG6B>. Here on the CBI oral history database is a selection of notable NSF staff including Joseph F. Burt, Jean Feldman, C. Suzanne Iacono, Constance McLindon, Carolyn L. Miller, Paul Morris, Andrea T. Norris, Erika Rissi, Craig Robinson, Mary F. Santonastasso, Rich Schneider, Frank P. Scioli, Beverly Sherman, George Strawn, and Frederic J. Wendling. Topics common to many of the interviews include the design and development of the NSF’s FastLane computer system, interactions with users, e-government initiatives, grants management practices, peer review, and NSF policies and practices. These interviews span a wide range of NSF staff, from program officers to senior managers.
Mary Santonastasso headed the Division of Institution and Award Support and provides high-level description of awards, policy, and finance at NSF.
Mary Santonastasso, OH 471. Oral history interview by Jeffrey R. Yost, 27 July 2011, Arlington, Virginia. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Transcript, 23 pp.
National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0811988, “Designing and Using FastLane: Distilling Lessons for Cyberinfrastructures”)
Oral history interview with Mary Santonastasso.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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