[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 92 (Friday, May 13, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25618-25619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9727]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


National Science Board and Its Subdivisions; Sunshine Act Meeting

DATE AND TIME: May 25-26, 2005.

May 25, 2005--7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sessions

    7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
    8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.--Closed
    8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.--Open
    9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
    9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.--Open
    10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.--Open
    11:10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.--Closed
    12 noon-12:15 p.m.--Open
    12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.--Closed
    12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.--Open
    3:15 p.m.-5 p.m.--Open

May 26, 2005--7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Sessions

    7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.--Closed
    8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.--Executive Closed
    9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.--Closed
    11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.--Open
    12 noon-12:30 p.m.--Executive Closed
    12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.--Closed
    1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.--Open

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1295 and 
1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

Public Meeting Attendance: All visitors must report to the NSF's 
visitor's desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a 
visitor's badge.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please refer to the National Science 
Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb) for updated schedule. NSB 
Office: (703) 292-7000.

Status: Part of this meeting will be closed to the public. Part of this 
meeting will be open to the public.

Matters to be Considered: 

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Open:

    Education & Human Resources Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (7 a.m.-
9:30 a.m.) Room 1295
     Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
     Discussion of Industry, Technology, and the Global 
Marketplace Chapter
     Discussion of Higher Education Chapter
     Discussion of Academic R&D Chapter
     Discussion of S&E Labor Force Chapter
     Discussion of R&D Funds and Technology Chapter
    Committee on Programs & Plans Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8:15 
a.m.-9 a.m.) Room 1235
     Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
     OPP Director's Report
     OPP Advisory Committee Study of USAP Resupply Options
     Arctic Trip Report of NSB Delegation
    Task Group on Transformative Research [TR] (9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 
1235
     Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
     Discussion of Upcoming Workshop
    Joint Session: Committee on Strategy and Budget and Committee on 
Programs and Plans (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) Room 1235
     Centers and the NSF Portfolio
     Funding Rates, Award Size and Duration
    Committee on Strategy and Budget (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
     Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
     Discussion of Committee Input to Vision Task Force
     Long Range Planning Book Overview
    Executive Committee (12 noon-12:15 p.m.) Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes
     Updates or New Business from Committee Members
     Transmittal Letter: Proposed Awards to NSB Members
     Annual Report of Executive Committee
    Committee on Programs & Plans (12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.) Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes
     Vision Task Force
     New ad hoc Task Group to update the NSB Report on 
International Science
     Status Reports
    [cir] Long-lived Digital Data Collections
    [cir] Transformative Research Task Force
    [cir] Subcommittee on Polar Issues
     Environment Status Report
     Process for Sending Information & Actions to CPP & NSB
     NSF Strategy for High Performance Computing
     Major Research Facilities:
    [cir] Final Approval of ``Setting Priorities for Large Research 
Facility Projects Supported by the NSF''
    [cir] Status of Facility Plan & Guide
    [cir] Overview of Process for CPP/NSB Re-examination of Priority 
Order for New Start MREFC Projects
    Committee on Education & Human Resources (3:15 p.m.-5 p.m.) (Room 
1235)
     Approval of Minutes
     NSF Staff Presentations
    [cir] NSF/EHR Directorate Activities Update
    [cir] NSF Integration of Research Education
     21st Century Workforce
     NSB items
     NSB/EHR Committee's Contribution to Board's Vision for NSF
     Response to Congressman Ehlers

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     Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators
     Update on Engineering Education Workshop

Closed

    Committee on Programs & Plans Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8 a.m.-
8:15 a.m.) Room 1235
     Polar icebreakers--future budget issues
    Committee on Strategy and Budget (11:10 a.m. -11:45 a.m.) Room 1235
     Preliminary Discussion of FY 2007 Budget
    Executive Committee (12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.) Room 1235
     Director's Items: Personnel Matters and Future Budgets

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Open

    Committee on Audit & Oversight (9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.) Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes
     Management Response to OIG Semiannual Report
     Discussion of NSF Vision Document: NSB Roles and 
Responsibilities
     Discussion of Draft Outline of NSF Merit Review System 
Review
     The Sarbanes Oxley Act and Implications for the NSF
     CFO Update on Plan to Address Reportable Conditions of FY 
2004 Audit

Closed Session

    Committee on Programs & Plans (7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.) Room 1235
     Update on RSVP
     NSB Information Item: Plan for extending LIGO
     NSB Information Item: Renewal of Cooperative Agreement 
between NSF and IRIS
     Reexamination of Priority Order for New Start MREFC 
Projects
    Committee on Audit & Oversight (11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) Room 1235
     Pending Investigations

Executive Closed

    Committee on Programs & Plans (8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.) Room 1235
     Re-examination of Priority Order for New Start MREFC 
Projects

Plenary Session of the Board (12 noon-3:30 p.m.)

Executive Closed Plenary Session of the Board (12 noon-12:30 p.m.) Room 
1235

     Approval of Executive Closed Minutes
     Executive Committee Elections
     Board Member Proposals

Closed Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.) Room 1235

     Approval of Closed Session Minutes
     Closed Committee Reports

Open Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Room 1235

     Approval of Open Session Minutes
     Resolution to Close August 2005 Meeting
     NSB Chairman's Report
    [cir] Approval of 2006 Board Meeting Calendar
     NSF Director's Report
     Committee Reports
    [cir] 2004 Annual Report of Executive Committee
     Overview of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
     Presentations by 2005 Alan T. Waterman and NSB Public 
Service Awardees

Michael P. Crosby,
Executive Officer, NSB.
[FR Doc. 05-9727 Filed 5-11-05; 1:47 pm]
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