Closeout out for M98100036 0 n e ~ u ~ u1998, s t we received an anonymous allegation that NSF's handling of a contract and the organization it eventually provided the contract to created conflict- of-interests problems. We discussed this issue with the NSF program staff and NSF's Office of General Counsel and determined that the program's evaluation of the potential contractor had substantially addressed the conflict-of-interests issues and that this was not a matter for our office. This was not an allegation of misconduct in science. This inquiry is closed and no further action will be taken in this case. Cc: Integrity, IG Page 1 of 1
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-10-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)