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FY 2008 Annual Financial Report

Table of Contents

NSF Mission and Vision Statement/On the Cover (38 kb)
Table of Contents (39 kb)
A Message from the Director (73 kb)

I. Management’s Discussion and Analysis (540 kb)
    About this Report
    Agency Overview
        Mission and Vision
        Organizational Structure
        President’s Management Agenda
        Management Challenges
        Meeting Future Opportunities and Challenges
    Performance Highlights
        FY 2008 Results
        Assessing the Outcomes of Long-Term Research
        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
        Financial System Strategy
        Key Financial Metrics
        Future Business Trends and Events       

II. Financials (743 kb)
    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. Appendix (331 kb)  
     1. Summary of NSF FY 2008 Financial Statement Audit and Management
         Assurances

         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 2009 Management Challenges
         B. Director's Response to IG's Memorandum on FY 2009 Management
         Challenges and NSF FY 2008 Management Challenges Report
     4. Patents and Inventions Resulting from NSF Support
     5. Acronyms

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