[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Pages 42750-42751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18323]



National Science Board: Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    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: July 28, 2011 at 7:40 a.m., and July 29, 2011 at 7:30 

PLACE: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, 
Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk 
at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge. 
Public visitors must arrange for a visitor's badge in advance. Call 
703-292-7000 or e-mail [email protected] and leave your name 
and place of business to request your badge, which will be ready for 
pickup at the visitor's desk on the day of the meeting.

STATUS: Some portions open, some portions closed.

Open Sessions

July 28, 2011

7:40-7:45 a.m.
7:45-10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
2-3 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-4:30 p.m.

July 29, 2011

8-8:45 a.m.
8:45-10 a.m.
10-10:45 a.m.
10:45-11:45 a.m.
1:30-2:45 p.m.

Closed Sessions

July 28, 2011

10:30-11:15 a.m.
3:45-4 p.m.
4:30-5:15 p.m.

July 29, 2011

7:30-8 a.m.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
1:15-1:30 p.m.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site http://www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional 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, [email protected], (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, [email protected], (703) 292-


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chairman's Introduction

Open Session: 7:40-7:45 a.m., Room 1235.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 7:45-10:15 a.m., Room 1225
     Approval of Open Minutes
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Discussion Item: CPP Program Portfolio Planning
     NSB Information Item: iPlant Annual Report on Award 
     NSB Information Item: National Ecological Observatory 
Network (NEON) Update
     NSB Information Item: Network for Earthquake Engineering 
Simulation (NEES) Update
     NSB Information Item: LIGO--Data Management Plan
     NSB Information Item: IceCube Data Management Plan
     NSB Information Item: Gemini Cooperative Agreement
Closed Session: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Room 1235
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of Closed Minutes
     NSB Information Item: Update on HPC Award
     NSB Action Item: Authorization to Fund Petascale Computing

Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 1235
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of Minutes
     Discussion of Orange Book
     Update on Indicators Digest
     Update on State Data Tool
     Discussion of Companion Piece

Task Force on Merit Review (MR)

Open Session: 1-2 p.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes

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     Task Force Chairman's Remarks
     Discussion of Proposed Review Criteria
     Task Force Chairman's Closing Remarks

CSB Task Force on Data Policies (DP)

Open Session: 2-3 p.m., Room 1235
     Task Force Chairman's Remarks
     Discussion of Recommendations for Changes to NSF's 
     Closing Remarks from the Chairman

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session: 3-3:45 p.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Open Minutes
     Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks
     Discussion of Management and Oversight of Construction 
Contingency Budgeting and Expenditures
     Inspector General's Update
     Chief Financial Officer's Update
     Human Capital Management Update
     Committee Chairman's Closing Remarks
Closed Session: 3:45-4 p.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Closed Minutes
     Committee Chair's Opening Remarks
     Procurement Activities
     Continued Discussion of February 2011 Chief Information 
Officer Item

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 4-4:30 p.m., Room 1235
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of Minutes
     NSF FY 2011 and 2012 Budget Update
     Review and Approval of Data Policies Task Force 
     Other Committee Business
Closed Session: 4:30-5:15 p.m.
     NSF FY 2013 Budget Development

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ad hoc Committee on Nominations for NSB Class of 2012-2018 (NOMS)

Closed Session 7:30-8 a.m.
     Approval of Minutes
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Review of June 28, 2011 Open Teleconference Discussion on 
the Timeline, Process and Procedures for Evaluating Nominees
     Update on Committee Activities

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes
     Discussion and Approval of the CEH STEM Education 
Prospective Horizon ``Action Items''
     Discussion on challenges and opportunities for NSF's 
education agenda: Issues in developing a strategic vision for the 
Directorate for Education and Human Resources
     Updates from the Education and Human Resources Directorate

CPP Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)

Open Session: 8:45-10 a.m., Room 1235
     Subcommittee Chairman's Remarks/Approval of Minutes
     OPP Director's Remarks
     Report NRC & Blue Ribbon Panel USAP studies
     Interagency Arctic Policy Coordination
     McMurdo Station Resupply Issues

CPP Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research (MS)

Open Session: 10-10:45 a.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Minutes
     Synopsis of June 5-7, 2011 mid-scale research workshop and 
discussion of workshop emerging themes
     Update and discussion on the ongoing and future plans of 
the Task Force

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

Open Session: 10:45-11:45 a.m., Room 1235
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Discuss and approve findings and recommendations from May 
Annual Portfolio Review
     Discuss COMPETES Mid-scale Instrumentation task
Closed Session 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
     Review, Discuss, Approve 2011 Annual Portfolio Review 
     Discuss FY 2013 Facility Budget Issues


Closed Session: 1:15-1:30 p.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Plenary Closed Minutes
     Awards and Agreements
     Closed Committee Reports


Open Session: 1:30-2:45 p.m., Room 1235
     Approval of Plenary Open Session Minutes
     Chairman's Report
     Director's Report
     Open Committee Reports

Meeting Adjourns 2:45 p.m.

Ann Ferrante,
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