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October 2016 VCAT Meeting Agenda



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory Building, Room 1A116
Boulder, Colorado
October 18, 2016



Session I: Welcome, Update from the Director, and Safety

8:30 a.m.

Call to Order
Rita Colwell, Chair, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

8:35 a.m.NIST Update
Willie E. May, NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology
9:20 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m.Safety Update
Rich Kayser, NIST Chief Safety Officer
9:50 a.m.Discussion
10:00 a.m.Break
Session II: Critical Facets of the NIST Core

12:45 p.m.

Evolution of the NIST Research Agenda
Kent Rochford, NIST Associate Director of Laboratory Programs

1:05 p.m.Discussion
1:40 p.m.Facility Needs of NIST's Scientific Work
Clyde Messerly, Chief, Design and Construction Division, NIST Office of Facilities and Property Management
1:55 p.m.


2:20 p.m.

Importance of an Open Research Environment
Willie E. May

2:35 p.m.Discussion
3:00 p.m.Break
Session III: Updates on Major Programs
3:10 p.m.

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
Carroll Thomas, Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program

3:30 p.m.Cybersecurity Convening Activities
Chuck Romine, Director, NIST Information Technology Laboratory
3:50 p.m.Redefinition of the SI
Jim Olthoff, Director, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory
4:10 p.m.Communications Technology Laboratory
Dereck Orr, Acting Director, NIST Communications Technology Laboratory

Session IV: Deliberations and Adjourn

4:30 p.m.

Closing Thoughts
Willie E. May

5:00 p.m.Public Comments
5:30 p.m.Deliberations
6:00 p.m.Adjourn


Created September 27, 2016, Updated December 30, 2016