The FY 1998 level for Administration and Management of $142 million provides support for staff salaries and benefits, general operating expenses, headquarters relocation expenses, and audit and oversight functions of the agency.

The FY 1998 level is sufficient to maintain current services and provide funds for a reduced ceiling of 1,230 FTEs.

The Administration and Management key program function includes the following components:

As the NSF budget more than doubled over the past eleven years, resources for administration and management have remained fairly static. The agency has met this challenge by streamlining internal operations, adopting advanced information technologies to support operations, and becoming more efficient. NSF is committed to minimizing administrative costs and burden, and has successfully integrated new technologies into mission systems to improve productivity and enhance customer service.

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