[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14553-14554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2794]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Sunshine Act; National Science Board and Its Subdivisions; Notice 
of Meeting

Date and Time: March 29-30, 2006.

March 29, 2006 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sessions:

8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.--Open
10 a.m.-11 a.m.--Open
11 a.m.-12 noon--Executive Closed
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.--Open
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.--Open
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Open
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Open

March 30, 2006 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sessions:

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Open
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.--Closed
10 a.m.-11 a.m.--Open
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--Closed
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.--Executive Closed
1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.--Closed
1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.--Open

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Room 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.

Contact Information: Please refer to the National Science Board Web 
site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb) for updated schedule. NSB Office: Dr. 
Robert Webber, (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, March 30, 2006

Open
    Committee on Programs and Plans Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8 
a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of September 2005 Minutes
     Progress in planning for International Polar Year
     Antarctic Treaty Actions requiring new national 
legislation
     Bering Sea Ecosystem research project
     Antarctic Resupply
    Committee on Programs and Plans Task Force on Transformative 
Research (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of November-December 2005 Minutes
     Update on TR Workshop III, National Science Foundation, 
May 16, 2006
     Outcomes of previous TR workshops
    Committee on Programs and Plans Task Force on International Science 
(10 a.m.-11 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of November-December 2005 Minutes
     Update on Various Meetings with Agencies and Institutions 
in Washington, DC
     Discussion of Future Task Force Activities
     Update from NSF on the Status of Recommendations made in 
the 2000 NSB Interim Report on International Science
    Committee on Programs and Plans Task Force on Hurricane Science and 
Engineering (1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.) Room 1235.
     Discussion of January 24 and February 7, 2006 Workshops
     Discussion of April 18, 2006 Workshop
    Committee on Education and Human Resources Subcommittee on Science 
and Engineering Indicators (1:30 p.m.--2:30 p.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of November 2005 Minutes
     Chairman's Remarks
     Discussion of Science and Engineering Indicators 2006 
Clearance and Rollout
     Evolution of Indicators
    [cir] Purpose and current audience
    [cir] Outreach
    [cir] Presentation--paper and electronic
    [cir] New data/indicators
    [cir] Interim release of data
    Committee on Education and Human Resources (2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) 
Room 1235.
     Approval of February 2006 Minutes
     Background: NSF/EHR Evaluation Briefing Book
     Follow-up to February Discussion of Future Activities
     NSB/EHR Discussion of Potential STEM Education Commission
     Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators
     Follow-up Discussion: Workshop on ``Engineering Workforce 
Issues and Engineering Education: What are the Linkages?'
     NSB items

    Committee on Strategy and Budget (4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of November 2005 Minutes
     Approval of November 2005 CSB/CPP Joint Session Minutes
     Status of the NSF Strategic Plan: FY 2003-2008, and 
schedule for NSB review and approval
     Status of FY 2007 Budget Request to Congress
     Process for developing FY 2008 Budget Request to Congress
     NSF Average Award Size, Duration, and Proposal Success 
Rate
Executive Closed
    Ad hoc Committee on 2006 Vannevar Bush Award (11 a.m.-12 noon) Room 
1235.
     Review and discussion of candidates
     Balloting

Thursday, March 30

Open
    Committee on Programs and Plans (7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of February 10, 2006 CPP Minutes
     Approval of November 30, 2005 CSB/CPP Joint Session 
Minutes
     Status Reports:
    [cir] Task Force on Transformative Research
    [cir] Task Force on International Science
    [cir] Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering
    [cir] Subcommittee on Polar Issues
     NSB Information Item: National Superconducting Cyclotron 
Laboratory--Plans for Review of the Proposed 5-Year Renewal of Support
    [cir] Updates:
    [cir] Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
    [cir] National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
    [cir] NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Vision

    Committee on Audit and Oversight (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of December 2005 Minutes
     Introduction of new NSF financial statement auditors

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     Presentation of FY 2005 Merit Review Report
     Chief Financial Officer's Update
Closed
    Committee on Programs and Plans (9:30-10).
     Awards and Agreements

    Committee on Audit and Oversight (11-11:30)
     Pending Investigations (OIG Staff)
Plenary Sessions of the Board (11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 
p.m.)
    Executive Closed Session (11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of February 2006 Executive Closed Minutes
     Approval of Honorary Award Recipients
     Nominating Committee Election
    Closed Session (1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of February 2006 Closed Session Minutes
     Awards and Agreements
     Closed Committee Reports
    Open Session (1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Room 1235.
     Approval of February 2006 Open Session Minutes
     Resolution To Close portions of May 2006 meeting
     Chairman's Report
    [cir] NSB Congressional Testimony
    [cir] Update on STEM Education Hearings
     Director's Report
    [cir] NSF Congressional Update
     Open Committee Reports
     Presentation: Update on Grants.gov

Michael P. Crosby,
Executive Officer and NSB Office Director.
[FR Doc. 06-2794 Filed 3-17-06; 4:26 pm]
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