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AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
June 7-8, 2011
Administration Building, Portrait Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2011*
8:30 am Call to Order and Announcements
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Session I: NIST Update and Operational and Management Issues
8:35 am

Agenda Review and NIST Update
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

9:50 am Discussion
10:05 am

Break

10:20 am
Update on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and Proposed Changes
Harry Hertz, Director, BPEP, NIST
10:40 am
Discussion
10:50 am Progress Report on the NSTC Subcommittee on Standards
Mary Saunders, Director, Standard Coordination Office, NIST
11:10 am Discussion
Session II: NIST Role in Advanced Manufacturing
11:20 am

Session Introduction and Charge to the VCAT (no slides)
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

11:30 am Key Elements for a Comprehensive Manufacturing Strategy
Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
11:50 am Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Overview of the Administration's Priorities in Advanced Manufacturing
Jason S. Miller, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, The White House, National Economic Council
1:20 pm Discussion
Session III: NIST Role in the President's Wireless Innovation Initiative (WIN)
1:30 pm
Session Introduction and Charge to the VCAT (no slides)
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
1:40 pm
Overview of the WIN
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
2:00 pm
Discussion
2:10 pm
Break
Session IV: Concurrent VCAT Subcommittee Meetings
2:30 pm
VCAT Subcommittee on Public Safety Networks: Vinton Cerf, Subcommittee Chair (Executive Conference Room)

VCAT Subcommittee on Manufacturing: Alan Taub, Subcommittee Chair (Portrait Room)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
8:30 am
Reconvene Concurrent VCAT Subcommittees
10:45 am
Adjourn VCAT Subcommittees and Break
Wrap-Up and Plans for Future Activities
11:00 am
Wrap Up Discussion and Plans for Future Activities (Portrait Room)
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Alan Taub, VCAT Vice Chair
Noon
Adjournment
*Public comments will be inserted in the afternoon of June 7 if needed.