Mr. Dash is the Lead Analyst for Standard Pre-award Reviews in the Cost Analysis and Pre-award (CAP) Branch, Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS), within the Foundation's Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management. Laurence is also the Lead Analyst for Institutional Special Issues Flags that govern the ability of awardee organizations to receive additional Agency support; he works closely with the DIAS Systems Office, other units within CAP/RAM, and DGA, in setting and resolving underlying compliance issues. In addition to managing all Standard Pre-award Reviews and Institutional Special Issues Flags received by CAP; Laurence is responsible for mentoring Cost Analysts, and performing various CAP/RAM functions as required. Since starting his NSF career in 2005, he has led many Award Monitoring and Business Assistance Program site visits; been responsible for numerous indirect cost rate negotiations, resolved multiple complex audits, and served as the COR for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program from 2013 to 2016.
Mr. Dash started his federal career with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, in 1991, serving as a Grants Management Specialist in a variety of NIH institutes, and began his position as a Cost Analyst at NSF in February of 2005. Laurence is a veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy as a Budget Analyst Assistant and a Quality Assurance Supervisor, completing four years of active duty and two years of reserve duty. Prior to his federal career, Mr. Dash worked as a Commissions Accountant at LPL Financial Services, a major stock brokerage in California.
Mr. Dash holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a Master of Theology from the John Leland Seminary in Arlington Virginia.