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February 2015 VCAT Meeting Agenda



AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Administration Building, Portrait Room
Gaithersburg, MD
February 4-5, 2015

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER.
Contact Stephanie Shaw by January 28, 2015



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Overview and Safety

8:30 a.m. Call to Order
Tony Haymet, VCAT Chair
8:40 a.m. NIST Update and Agenda Review
Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
9:50 a.m. Discussion
10:00 a.m. Safety Update
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer
10:10 a.m. Discussion
10:20 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m.

Changes to Congressional Landscape - Likely Priorities and Impact to NIST
Linda Acierto, Senior Legislative Policy Advisor, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, NIST

10:55 a.m.

Discussion

11:05 a.m. Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014 (RAMI)
Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIST
11:25 a.m. Discussion
VCAT Annual Report
11:35 a.m.Deliberations and Presentation on Observations, Findings, and Recommendations of 2014 Annual Report
Tony Haymet, VCAT Chair
12:35 p.m.Lunch
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
1:30 p.m.Context Setting
Willie May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
1:40 p.m. State of the Program - Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director IIS
Vickie Wessel, Chair, MEP Advisory Board
Bernadine Hawes, Member, MEP Advisory Board
2:10 p.m.Discussion
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
2:20 p.m. State of the Program - Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Bob Fangmeyer, Director BPEP
Warren Harris, Member, Baldrige Board of Overseers
Al Faber, President & CEO, Baldrige Foundation
3:05 p.m. Discussion
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.VCAT Annual Report Discussion, continued
5:00 p.m.Adjourn Day 1
Thursday, February 5, 2015
8:30 a.m.Call to Order
Tony Haymet, VCAT Chair
NIST International Programs and Engagements
8:40 a.m.Context Setting and Examples of Current NIST Global Engagements
Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
9:25 a.m.Discussion
9:35 a.m.Stakeholder Perspective
Joe Bhatia, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
9:55 a.m.Discussion
10:05 a.m.Break
10:20 a.m.Stakeholder Perspective
Lonnie Spires, President USA Operations, Trescal
10:40 a.m.Discussion
10:50 a.m.Final Discussion on 2014 Annual Report and Discussion of Future Meeting Topics and VCAT focus for 2015
11:30 a.m.Meeting Adjourn

 

Created January 9, 2015, Updated December 30, 2016