No misuse of NSF grants found



National Science Foundation officials must have been breathing easier after General Accounting Office (GAO) investigators testified recently that few instances of misuse of federal funds by NSF grantees were found in a preliminary GAO investigation.

The occasion was a September 24 hearing of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, chaired by Senator John Glenn (D-Ohio). Glenn opened the hearing by stating “we all want to make sure that our tax dollars budgeted for scientific research are used for that goal and not to renovate residences of university officials.”