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Dale Bell

(703) 292-2281
(703) 292-9171
E 7455
Division Director


Mr. Dale Bell is currently serving as Division Director, Institution and Award Support, since July 2015.   

Mr. Dale Bell served as Deputy Division Director in the Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS) since February 2010.  His responsibilities ranged from providing substantive contributions to the planning and management of the NSF Policy Office, the Awards System Office, and the Cost Analysis and Audit Resolution Branch, to day-to-day operations of the division. Most recently, Mr. Bell was a Principal at the Touchstone Consulting Group, where he led projects in program execution, enterprise performance management, and strategic planning.  He has extensive experience in the grants arena from both government and agency perspectives.  At Touchstone, Dale spent four years as Senior Engagement Manager on the Grants Management Line of Business (GMLoB) that focused on streamlining and consolidating the grants management function across 26 Federal agencies.  His primary responsibilities included business case formulation, communications, and project management. Mr. Bell has guided a number of government projects, programs, and agencies through strategic and performance management processes, assisting them in developing effective measures that drive performance.  These efforts have resulted in executive alignment of shared goals, clarity of mission, and the establishment of performance measurement and management processes.  Former clients include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, General Services Administration, the United States Capitol Police, Department of Energy, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to Touchstone, Mr. Bell was a Senior Manager at the Unisys Corporation and the Andersen Office of Government Services.  Dale has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree from Georgetown University's School of Business.