\u00a0NASA has joined the National Science Foundations (NSF's) Research.gov portal. The site offers great information on federally funded research projects, grants, policies and more.\u00a0Government 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..."\u00a0 Currently, there is no mandate for federal agencies to use Research.gov, 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 grants.gov. \u00a0There 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.\u00a0Portals like grants.gov and research.gov\u00a0show 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.