[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2012)]
[Pages 4584-4585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2055]



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: Thursday, February 2, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
and Friday, February 3, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201,Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must 
contact the Board Office [call (703) 292-7000 or send an email message 
to [email protected]] at least 24 hours prior to the 
teleconference 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 on the day of the teleconference 
to receive a visitor's badge.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 
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-

STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

February 2, 2012
    8:15-8:20 a.m.
    8:20-9 a.m.
    9:45-10:30 a.m.
    1-1:45 p.m.
    1:45-2:45 p.m.
    2:45-3:30 p.m.
    3:30-4 p.m.
    4-4:45 p.m.
February 3, 2012
    7:45-9 a.m.
    9-10 a.m.
    11-11:30 a.m.
    1:30-2:45 p.m.

February 2, 2012
    9-9:45 a.m.
    10:30-11:45 a.m.
    4:45-5 p.m.
February 3, 2012
    10-11 a.m.
    12:30-1:20 p.m.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) and Committee on Strategy and 
Budget Joint Session

Open Session: 8:20-9 a.m.
     Committee Chairmen's Remarks
     Discussion Item: NSF Annual Facilities Plan
Closed Session: 9-9:45 a.m.
     Discussion Item: NSF Annual Facilities Plan

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 9:45-10:30 a.m.
     Approval of Minutes
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Information Item: ALMA Operations Update
     Discussion Item: Status of CPP Program Portfolio Planning
Closed Session: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of Closed CPP Minutes for December 2011
     NSB Action: Operation of the International Astronomy 

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

Open Session: 1-1:45 p.m.
     Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of minutes from the December 5 and December 13, 
2011 meetings
     Discussion of NSF Facilities Plan and upcoming annual 
Portfolio Review
     Chairman's Closing Remarks

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)

Open Session: 1:45-2:45 p.m.
     Chairman's Remarks and Approval of Open Session Minutes, 
December 2011
     Director's Remarks
     Presentation: U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel 
     Presentation: Future Research Opportunities in 
Antarctica--Report of a National Academy of Sciences/National Research 
Council study

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

Open Session 2:45-3:30 p.m.
     Approval of the November 29, 2011 teleconference minutes 
and December 13 meeting minutes
     Discussion of the MS Task Force draft report

CSB Task Force on Data Policies (DP)

Open Session: 3:30-4 p.m.

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     Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of December 14, 2011 meeting minutes
     Discussion of the Public Comments on the Recommendations
     Discussion of Future Work of the Task Force
     Closing Remarks From the Chairman

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session: 4-4:45 p.m.
     Approval of Minutes of the December 2011 Open Session
     Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks
     Inspector General's Update
     Chief Financial Officer's Update
     Human Capital Management Update
     Committee Chairman's Closing Remarks

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Closed Session: 4:45-5 p.m.
     Approval of Minutes of the December 2011 Meeting Closed 
     Committee Chair's Opening Remarks
     Discussion of Procurement Activities

Friday, February 3, 2012

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 7:45-9 a.m.
     Approval of December 2011 minutes
     Presentation: Effective K-12 STEM Education
     Presentation: Research in Mathematics Education

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 9-10 a.m.
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Approval of December 13, 2011 Open Session minutes
     Task Force on Data Policies Update
     SCF Update
     NSF Merit Review Working Group Recommendations
     Strategic Planning for FY 2012 and beyond
     Cost Sharing
     Closing Remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 10-11 a.m.
     Approval of the December 13, 2011 Closed Session Minutes
     Policies and Planning for Budget Processes for FY 2013, FY 
2014 and beyond

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 11-11:30 a.m.
     Approval of December minutes
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Report on Rollout of Science and Engineering Indicators 
     Status of Indicators Companions
     Discussion of Inventory of Government Programs: Trade, 
Export, and Competitiveness Pilot
     Chairman's Summary

Plenary Board Meeting

Executive Closed Session: 12:30-1 p.m.
     Approval of Executive Closed Session Minutes, December 
     Election of ad hoc Committee on Nominating for NSB 
     Discussion of Candidate Sites for 2012 Board Retreat and 
Off-Site Meeting
     Approval of Honorary Award Recommendations

Plenary Board Meeting

Closed Session: 1-1:20 p.m.
     Approval of Closed Session Minutes, December 2011
     Awards and Agreements (Resolutions), From CPP
     Closed Committee Reports

Plenary Open

Open Session: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
     Approval of Open Session Minutes, December 2011
     Chairman's Report
     Director's Report
     Open Committee Reports
Meeting Adjourns: 2:45 p.m.

Ann Ferrante,
Technical Writer/Editor.
[FR Doc. 2012-2055 Filed 1-26-12; 4:15 pm]