[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13391-13392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2542]


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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice 
of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA).

Dates and Place: March 28, 2006, Washington, DC. The meeting will be 
held in the Grand Ballroom of the George Washington University Marvin 
Center Building, 800 21st St. NW., Washington DC 20052.
    Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will 
be posted on the PCAST Web site at http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/
pcast.html.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on 
Tuesday March 28, 2006, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is 
tentatively scheduled to hear a presentation on the Federal Networking 
and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program as 
part of its review of that program. The PCAST also is tentatively 
scheduled to hear presentations relating to its ongoing study of energy 
technologies and to discuss draft recommendations for a forthcoming 
report. An update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) and a 
briefing on the President's American Competitiveness Initiative and the 
National Science Foundation's 2006 Science and Engineering Indicators 
report are also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end 
at approximately 5 p.m. Additional

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information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site 
at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html.
    Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to 
speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed 
for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business 
marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make 
a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for 
public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. 
Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. 
Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-
7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding time, place 
and agenda, please call Celia Merzbacher at (202) 456-7116, prior to 3 
p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006. Information will also be available at 
the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Please 
note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available 
on a first-come, first-served basis.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226, on 
September 30, 2001. The purpose of PCAST is to advise the President on 
matters of science and technology policy, and to assist the President's 
National Science and Technology council in securing private sector 
participation in its activities. The Council members are distinguished 
individuals appointed by the President from non-Federal sectors. The 
PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John H. Marburger, III, the Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, and by E. Floyd Kvamme, a 
Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Celia Merzbacher,
PCAST Executive Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.
[FR Doc. 06-2542 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]
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