If you have some ideas on how to make the US National Science Foundation more open and transparent, head over to its OpenNSF site to submit them — just be sure to get there before March 19 when the comment period ends. "NSF's Open Government Web page will allow members of the public to submit ideas, comment on and vote for ideas proposed, and flag posts that are off-topic," says a press release.

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