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DRAFT AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
June 8-9, 2010
Portrait Room

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Stephanie Shaw (stephanie.shaw@nist.gov) by June 4, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
8:30 am Call to Order, Announcements, and Agenda Review
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
8:40 am NIST Director’s Update
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director
9:40 am Discussion
10:10 am Break
Session I: Progress in Documentary Standards
10:25 am

Coordinating Federal Government Engagement in Documentary Standards: The National Science and Technology Council's Sub-committee on Standards

Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director

11:05 am Discussion
11:25 am Progress in Smart Grid Interoperability Standards
Dr. George Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability
11:35 am Discussion
11:45 am

Progress in Documentary Standards for Health IT
Ms. Cita Furlani, Director, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)

11:55 am Discussion
12:05 pm Progress in Documentary Standards for Cybersecurity
Mr. Tim Polk, Security Directorate of the Internet Engineering Task Force, Computer Security Division, ITL
12:15 pm Discussion
12:25 pm Lunch
Session II: External Needs Assessment Workshops
1:25 pm

VCAT Role in External Needs Assessment Workshops
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director

1:30 pm External Needs Assessment Process
Ms. Clare Allocca, Director, External Needs Assessment
1:40 pm Discussion of VCAT Role in External Needs Assessment Workshops
2:00 pm

Grand Challenges for Advances in Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies

Dr. Robert W. Collins, Distinguished University Professor and NEG Endowed Chair of Silicate and Materials Science, University of Toledo, Workshop Chair

Mr. Roger G. Little, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Spire Corporation, Workshop Chair

2:20 pm
Discussion
2:30 pm
Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification and Verification Strategies Workshop
Dr. James Whetstone, Special Assistance to the Director for Greenhouse Gas Measurements
2:40 pm
Discussion
2:50 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Closed Session
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Session III: Strengthening NIST Mission through Optimization of NIST's Measurement Services
8:30 am
Charge to the VCAT
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director
8:40 am
Discussion
8:50 am
Overview of NIST Measurement Services
Dr. Robert Watters, Jr., Chief, Measurement Services Division
9:10 am
Discussion
9:30 am
External Perspective on NIST's Measurement Services: Impacts and Issues - Panel Presentations
9:30 am
- Mr. Larry Tarr, Director, U.S. Army Primary Standards Laboratory
9:50 am
- Dr. Karen P. Mann, President, Association for Molecular Pathology
10:10 am
- Ms. Vicki Dunlop, Metrology and Test Equipment Services Operational Leader, Boeing Company
10:30 am
Discussion on External Perspective
11:00 am
Break
11:15 am
Integration of Research and Measurement Services Delivery
Dr. Willie May, Director, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory
11:40 am
Discussion
12:05 pm
Lunch
1:05 pm

Wrap-Up Discussion

Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director

1:25 pm
Adjourn
*Public comments will be inserted in the afternoon of June 8 if needed.