[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25207-25208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10336]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR 
Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), 
hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the 
transaction of National Science Board business and other matters 
specified, as follows:

AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board.

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, May 4, 
2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must 
contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to 
nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and 
provide name and organizational affiliation. All visitors must report 
to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart 
Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 
www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting information and 
schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting) may 
be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

AGENCY CONTACT: Jennie L. Moehlmann, jmoehlma@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, dtopousi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-
7750.

STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

Open Sessions

May 2, 2012

9:00-11:00 a.m.
1:30-5:30 p.m.

May 3, 2012

8:00-9:30 a.m.
11:00-12:00 noon
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2:00-3:00 p.m.

May 4, 2012

9:15-10:15 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:45 a.m.
12:45-3:00 p.m.

Closed Sessions

May 2, 2012

11:00-12:00 noon

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5:30-6:00 p.m.

May 3, 2012

9:30-11:00 a.m.
3:00-3:30 p.m.

May 4, 2012

8:00-9:00 a.m.
9:00-9:15 a.m.

MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

Open Session: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
 Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of minutes from the February 2, 2012 meeting
 Annual Portfolio Review of Facilities
 Chairman's Closing Remarks
Closed Session: 11:00-12:00 noon
 Chairman's Remarks
 Closed continuation of Annual Portfolio Review of Facilities
 Chairman's Closing Remarks

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 1:30-5:30 p.m.
 Approval of minutes from the February 2012 meeting
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Information Item: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
 Information Item: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory 
(NHMFL)
 Information Item: Renewal of Award for Management of the 
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
 Information Item: Operations and Management of JOIDES 
Resolution Scientific Drillship
 Information Item: National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center 
(Arecibo) Change in Management following Recompetition
 CPP Program Portfolio Planning: Neuroscience
 Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research: Discussion of 
the Draft Final Report
Closed Session: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of Closed CPP Minutes for February 2012
 Information Item: Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave 
Observatory (LIGO)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of the February 3, 2012 Open Session minutes
 FY 2012 and 2013 Budget Updates
 Task Force on Data Policies
 Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)
 Various Strategies of NSF Solicitations
 Options for NSB Committee Organization
 Closing Remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
 Approval of the February 3, 2012 Closed Session Minutes
 Future Fiscal Year Budgetary Policies, Planning and Processes

Plenary Board

Open Session: 11:00-12:00 noon
 Presentations by Honorary Award Recipients--Dr. Scott 
Aaronson, Alan T. Waterman Award; Dr. Robert Wood, Alan T. Waterman 
Award

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)

Open Session: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
 Chairman's Remarks and Approval of Open Session Minutes, 
February 2012
 Acting Director's Remarks
 Presentation--Lake El'gygytgyn: Early Results from an 
Unprecedented Arctic Terrestrial Climate Record
 Update on Antarctic Logistics Support

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
 Approval of Minutes of the February 2, 2012 Open Session
 Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks
 Inspector General's Update
 Chief Financial Officer's Update
 Human Capital Management Update
 Merit Review Report 2011
 Committee Chairman's Closing Remarks

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Closed Session: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
 Approval of Minutes of the February 2, 2012 Closed Session
 Committee Chair's Opening Remarks
 Procurement Activities
 Committee Chair's Closing Remarks

Friday, May 4, 2012

Plenary Board Meeting

Executive Closed Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
 Approval of Executive Closed Session Minutes, February 2012
 Board Member Proposals
 Election for NSB Chairman and Vice Chairman
 NSF Personnel
 Strategic Alignment of Budget and Functions

Plenary Board Meeting

Closed Session: 9:00-9:15 a.m.
 Approval of Closed Session Minutes, February 2012
 Closed Committee Reports

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
 Approval of February 3, 2012 Committee Meeting Minutes and 
February 28, 2012 Teleconference Meeting Minutes
 Improving STEM Education: Discussion on Taking Effective 
Practices to Scale

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
 Approval of the February 3, 2012 Meeting Minutes
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Discussion of the two Companions to Science and Engineering 
Indicators 2012
 Concluding Remarks

Plenary Open

Open Session: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
 Presentations by Honorary Award Recipients--Dr. Lawrence 
Krauss, NSB Public Service Award (Individual); Dr. Joe Palca, NPR 
Science Desk, NSB Public Service Award (Group)

Plenary Open

Open Session: 12:45-3:00 p.m.
 Recognition of the Class of 2012
 Approval of Open Session Minutes, February 2012
 Chairman's Report
 Director's Report
 Open Committee Reports
Meeting Adjourns: 3:00 p.m.

Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Legal Counsel to the National Science Board.
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