[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 88 (Friday, May 7, 2010)]
[Page 25208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10847]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Announcement of Body Armor Research Needs Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
invites interested parties to attend a one-day High Strength Fiber and 
Body Armor Research Needs Meeting. The Meeting will provide a forum to 
discuss test methods, technologies, and R&D that can significantly 
improve ballistic protection through the examination of such issues as 
material longevity, new materials, and improved testing methodologies 
for body armor (e.g., improved blunt trauma measurement and correlation 
to injury).

DATES: The Body Armor Research Needs Meeting will be held June 15, 
2010. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the 
public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Cindy Stanley by C.O.B 
June 4, 2010, per instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Building 101, 
Lecture Room B, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

8102, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8102, 301-975-2756, stanleyc@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Meeting program will include experts 
from the standards, research, and testing communities. Presentations on 
today's challenges in body armor and material longevity research will 
be given. Among the topics to be discussed are the need for the 
formation of research collaborations between the manufacturing 
community (including fiber producers, fabric producers, and armor 
manufacturers) and government and academic researchers.
    The goal of the meeting is to identify potential areas for research 
collaboration between body armor industry representatives and the 
Federal Government. In this regard, the Meeting will explore:
     Life Cycle Testing for Body Armor
     Improved Test Methods for Body Armor
     The Role of Federal Agencies and Standards Committees
     Opportunities for Collaboration
We expect this workshop to provide a strong foundation for follow-on 
efforts among government agencies, industry, and academia to
     Identify/define research needs for body armor
     Develop performance standards
     Demonstrate performance metrics
    All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend 
this meeting must register by C.O.B June 4, 2010 in order to attend. 
Please submit your name, e-mail address, and phone number to Cindy 
Stanley, and you will be provided instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. 
citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, passport 
issuing country, passport number, city of birth, country of birth, date 
of birth, gender, title, phone number, current mailing address, 
employer/sponsor, phone and address. Cindy Stanley's e-mail address 
stanleyc@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975-2756.

    Dated: May 3, 2010.
Katharine B. Gebbie,
Director, Physics Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 2010-10847 Filed 5-6-10; 8:45 am]