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Oceania Worth A Visit

Nov 02, 20081 min
IT Leadership

 NASA has joined the National Science Foundations (NSF’s) portal. The site offers great information on federally funded research projects, grants, policies and more.

 Government Computer News recently reported that, “NSF intends to create a governmentwide portal that makes grant information more easily accessible to the public as well as the research community…” 

Currently, there is no mandate for federal agencies to use, but the NSF hopes to attract more agencies with a variety of services.

When I first visited the site, I was impressed with the layout and ease of use. I like the graphics and ability to quickly apply for grants, although that feature takes you to other web portals like  There is no doubt in my mind that this is the right direction for federal government. State and local governments, universities, non-profits and others often have a very difficult time knowing where to go for various types of information. 

Portals like and show that the feds are moving in the right direction. By the way, the NASA portal is a great website as well – with cool pictures and plenty of fun activites for the kids.


Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan State Government. Dan was named: "CSO of the Year," "Public Official of the Year," and a Computerworld "Premier 100 IT Leader." Dan is the co-author of the Wiley book, “Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader’s Guide to Preparing, Managing and Recovering From Inevitable Business Disruptions.” Dan Lohrmann joined Presidio in November 2021 as an advisory CISO supporting mainly public sector clients. He formerly served as the Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer for Security Mentor, Inc. Dan started his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). He worked for three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) and for four years as a technical director for ManTech International in a US / UK military facility. Lohrmann is on the advisory board for four university information assurance (IA) programs, including Norwich University, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Valparaiso University and Walsh College. Earlier in his career he authored two books - Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. Mr. Lohrmann holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor's Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

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