National Science Foundation--Potential Antideficiency Act Violation by the National Science Board Office
B-317413: Apr 24, 2009
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has requested a decision about whether an Antideficiency Act violation occurred regarding the National Science Board's (NSB) fiscal year 2006 appropriation. At issue in this decision is whether the National Science Board Office (NSBO) incurred an obligation during fiscal year 2006 for cost overruns under a NSBO contract and whether a fiscal year 2007 settlement of the cost overrun claim could be paid using fiscal year 2006 funds. The cost overruns were the result of changes to the deliverable schedule under NSBO's contract with Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SAI).