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Information Security

The other day Dave walked into my office to show me how if someone used a "%" sign in the blogs the text after the percent sign was mangled and not right. This weird anomaly puzzled me as everything else came out correctly. After looking into this a little while I found one of our security filters was mangling the text and...

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 11:58 AM



Now that the Simple Grant System (SGS) is complete, I'm back on task with the Grant Tracking System (GTS). The GTS is to the SGS as Physics is to Psychics. Simplicity and transparency are replaced with detailed questions about every aspect of the grant proposal. This data is then run through a gauntlet of reviewers from various levels...

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 10:16 AM

SGS Completed and Quietly Launched


Yesterday, Karl and I finished up the Simple Grant System and moved it to our real Web server. This qualifies as a bona fide launch. Of course, the system is totally unknown to 99.9 percent of the division (yes, dear readers, you make up the meager .1 percent of the division that is "in the know"). One of the people who's...

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 9:30 AM

Update on the SGS


It's Friday, our deadline for completing the beta version of the new ANR Simple Grant System. Of course, our beta versions just happen to also be final versions, so I expect we'll roll this out to the masses next week. We'll be moving the site to production today, meaning it'll be off our test server and onto the live, everyone uses it,...

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 10:46 AM

New Project on the Horizon for WAT

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The Web Action Team is workin on something new this week-  we are building a 'Simple Grant System.' The idea is to allow different units in the division to run a SIMPLE grant submission/review process that is better than what is possible with the surveys.  Initially we are targeting RREA and REC RACs. Also- we're trying a new buddy system with...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 10:13 AM

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