[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 83 (Thursday, April 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24287-24288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10252]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Sunshine Act Meeting

    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 of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction 
of National Science Board business, as follows:

AGENCY: National Science Board, NSF.

DATE AND TIME: May 5, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and May 6, 2015 
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 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. 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.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings 
will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/ and follow the instructions.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 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: Nadine Lymn, nlymn@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2490.

STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

Open Sessions

May 5, 2015

8:00-8:05 a.m. (Chairman's introduction)
8:05-9:05 a.m. (AO)
10:30-10:45 a.m. (CSB)
10:45-11:15 a.m. (CPP)
11:15-11:55 a.m. (Plenary)

May 6, 2015

10:45-11:25 a.m. (Plenary)
12:30-1:15 p.m. (Plenary)
1:15-3:00 p.m. (SEI)

Closed Sessions

May 5, 2015

9:05-9:35 a.m. (AO)
9:35-10:20 a.m. (CSB)
1:00-3:45 p.m. (CPP)

May 6, 2015

8:00-8:30 a.m. (Plenary executive)
8:30-10:30 a.m. (Plenary)

MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Committee on Audit & Oversight (AO)

Open Session: 8:05-9:05 a.m.
 Approval of February 2015 open meeting minutes
 Committee Chairman's opening remarks
 Approval of OIG Semiannual Report materials
 NSF FY 2014 Merit Review Report
 Inspector General's update, including FY 2015 Financial 
Statement audit plans
 Chief Financial Officer's update
 Committee Chairman's closing remarks

Audit and Oversight Committee

Closed Session: 9:05-9:35 a.m.

 Approval of February 2015 closed meeting minutes
 Committee Chairman's opening remarks
 Discussion of two-month grantee salary policy
 Chairman's closing remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 9:35-10:20 a.m.

 Committee Chairman's remarks
 Approval of CSB closed minutes for the February 2015 meeting 
and March 2015 teleconference
 NSF FY 2017 budget development
 Performance Improvement Officer update on FY 2015-2017 
strategic reviews

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

 Approval of CSB open minutes for February 2015 meeting and 
open joint CPP/CSB minutes for February 2015
 NSF FY 2016 budget update

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 10:45-11:15 a.m.

 Approval of open minutes of the February 2015 meeting
 Committee Chairman's remarks
 Information item: Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source 
(CHESS)
 Information item: Advanced LIGO

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 11:15-11:35 a.m.

 Presentation by the President of NSB's 2015 Public Service 
Award recipient, the American Museum of Natural History

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Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 11:35-11:55 a.m.

 Presentation by the President of NSB's 2015 Public Service 
Award recipient, the Museum of Science, Boston's National Center for 
Technological Literacy

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session: 1:00-3:45 p.m.

 Approval of closed CPP minutes for February 2015 meeting and 
April 2015 teleconference
 Committee Chairman's remarks
 Information Item: MPS Advisory Committee, Subcommittee and NSF 
response to strategic plan for particle physics outlined in the May 
2014 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) report
 Action Item: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)
 Action Item: Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) project
 Action Item: National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
 Action Item: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
 Action Item: Gemini Observatory

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Plenary

Executive Closed Session: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
 Approval of executive closed session minutes, February 2015
 Election of Executive Committee members
 Board member proposal
 Chairman's remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Closed Session: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

 Approval of closed session minutes, February 2015
 Discussion of risks to NSF
 Awards and Agreements/CPP action items, including RCRV, NOAO, 
NRAO and Gemini Observatory
 Closed committee reports
 Chairman's remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 10:45-11:05 a.m.

 Presentation by the NSF 2015 Alan T. Waterman Award Recipient, 
Dr. Andrea Al[ugrave]

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 11:05-11:25 a.m.

 Presentation by the recipient of the NSB 2015 Vannevar Bush 
Award

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 12:30-1:15 p.m.

 Approval of open session minutes, February 2015
 Chairman's report
 Resolution votes
 Director's report
 Open committee reports
 Chairman's remarks

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 1:15-3:00 p.m.

 Chairman's introduction
 Approval of the February 2015 meeting minutes
 Discussion of the rollout of the Companion Report to Science 
and Engineering Indicators 2014, Revisiting the STEM Workforce
 Review and discussion of Indicators 2016 draft chapters
 Chairman's closing remarks

Meeting Adjourns: 3:00 p.m.

Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Counsel to the National Science Board.
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