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Division of Information Systems (DIS)

people working at computer Division Director: Daniel A. Hofherr
Deputy Division Director: Teresa Guillot
Phone: (703) 292-8150
Fax: (703) 292-9146

The Division of Information Systems (DIS) provides information technology (IT) products and services for the National Science Foundation (NSF), including hardware, software, and support systems necessary to manage the agency's grant-making process and maintain advanced financial and accounting systems.

DIS supports key mission-critical areas, among its broad range of support for NSF's mission:

  1. Business Solutions and Services
    NSF has a wide range of business services, spanning grants and financial management functions, administrative applications, and knowledge base services that encompass FastLane and

  2. IT Management Services
    NSF's IT Management Services focuses on multiple aspects of information technology management including policy, planning, enterprise architecture, IT governance, IT communications, and acquisition.

  3. Data Center and Infrastructure Services
    NSF operates a 24/7 data center to ensure the reliability and availability of critical NSF systems and services, including enterprise Systems (e.g., email) and Network Services, including seamless access for all NSF staff.

  4. IT Security
    NSF's Information Security Program is committed to assuring that the NSF infrastructure and critical assets are appropriately protected while maintaining an open and collaborative environment for scientific research and discovery.

Looking for help with an NSF IT-related question or need support with regard to FastLane, or other NSF application? Please contact NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via email to Policy-related questions should be directed to