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National Science Foundation
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FY 2009 Agency Financial Report
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FY 2009 Agency Financial Report
Table of Contents

NSF Mission and Vision Statement/About the Cover (59 kb)
About this Report (47 kb)
Table of Contents (45 kb)
A Message from the Director (53 kb)

I. Management’s Discussion and Analysis (1.47 MB)
    Agency Overview
        Mission and Vision
        Investing in the Future
        How NSF’s Investments in Basic Research and Education Benefit Society
        Organizational Structure
        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
        FY 2009 Highlights
        Investment Portfolio
        Meeting Future Opportunities and Challenges
    Performance Highlights
        FY 2009 Results
        Research and Education Highlights
    Management Assurances
    Financial Discussion and Analysis
        Understanding the Financial Statements
        Limitations of the Financial Statements
        Budgetary Integrity: NSF Resources and How They Are Used
        Improper Payments Information Act of 2002
        Financial System Strategy
        Key Financial Metrics
        Future Business Trends and Events

II. Financials (1.35 MB)
    A Message from the Chief Financial Officer
    Independent Auditor’s Report and Management’s Response
    Financial Statements and Notes
        Principal Financial Statements
        Notes to the Principal Financial Statements
        Required Supplementary Stewardship Information
               Stewardship Investments
        Required Supplementary Information
               Deferred Maintenance
               Budgetary Resources by Major Budgetary Accounts
        Other Financial Reporting Information
               Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
               Cash Management Improvement Act

III. Appendices (555 kb)  
     1. Summary of NSF FY 2009 Financial Statement Audit and Management
         A. Table 1. Summary of Financial Statement Audit
         B. Table 2. Summary of Management Assurances
     2. Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) Reporting
     3. Management Challenges
         A. Inspector General’s Memorandum on FY 2010 Management Challenges
         B. NSF Response to IG’s Memorandum on FY 2010 Management Challenges                and NSF FY 2009 Management Challenges Report
     4. Patents and Inventions Resulting from NSF Support
     5. Acronyms

Entire Report pdf entire report (2.24 MB)

For more information about the National Science Foundation, visit NSF’s website at www.nsf.gov.

For copies of this report please send your request to Accountability@nsf.gov.

We welcome suggestions on how to make this report more informative.  Please provide your comments to Shirley Watt (smwatt@nsf.gov).

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