[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29704-29705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12080]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY:  The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or 
Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will 
meet in open session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 
a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by 
the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are 
eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, 
engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and 
international relations.

DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 
11:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, 
Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone 
number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is 
stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make 
recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, 
its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable 
national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The 
agenda will include an update on NIST and presentations and discussions 
on NIST's safety metrics, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology 
Consortia, and NIST's activities related to advanced manufacturing, 
cybersecurity, forensics, and advanced communications. The meeting will 
conclude with a wrap-up discussion of action items and plans for the 
October 2013 VCAT meeting. The agenda may change to accommodate 
Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web 
site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. On June 12, approximately 
one-half hour will be reserved in the morning for public comments and 
speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 
amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests 
received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for 
public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be 
posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during 
this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, 
those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated on the 
agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to 
submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301-216-0529 or 
electronically by email to gail.ehrlich@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and 
phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, 
June 5, 2013. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of 
citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address. Ms. Shaw's email 
address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301-975-
2667.

    Dated: May 16, 2013.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-12080 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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