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February 2016 VCAT Meeting Agenda



AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Administration Building, Portrait Room
Gaithersburg, MD
February 3-4, 2016

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER.
Contact Stephanie Shaw by January 26, 2016

Overview and Safety

8:30 a.m. Call to Order
Roberto Padovani, VCAT Chair
8:40 a.m. NIST Update and Agenda Review
Willie E. May, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
9:40 a.m.Discussion
9:50 a.m. Safety Update
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer
10:00 a.m.Discussion
10:10 a.m. Break
NIST Workforce: Employee Survey results, actions and HR practices and policies

10:20 a.m.

Context Setting
Willie E. May, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

10:30 a.m.

Improving Employee Engagement at the local level
Joannie Chin, Acting Deputy Director, Engineering Laboratory (EL)

Carroll Thomas, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Laurie Locascio, Director, Material Measurement Laboratory (MML)

11:30 a.m.

HR Recruitment and Engagement Activities

Susanne Porch, Director, Office of Human Resource Management  

11:50 a.m.

Ensuring a word-class scientific and technical NIST workforce: Thoughts from two NIST Fellows  

Dr. Michael Moldover, NIST Fellow   

Dr. Jun Ye, NIST Fellow

12:20 p.m.Discussion
12:35 p.m.Lunch
 
1:30 p.m.Deliberations and Presentation on Observations, Findings, and Recommendations of 2015 Annual Report, Part 1
2:45 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m.Adjourn Day 1
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
8:30 a.m.Call to Order
Roberto Padovani, VCAT Chair
8:40 a.m.Commerce Digital Economy Agenda 
Alan Davidson, Director of Digital Economy, U.S. Department of Commerce
9:20 a.m.

Deliberations and Presentation on Observations, Findings, and Recommendations of 2015 Annual Report, Part II

Roberto Padovani, VCAT Chair

10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.VCAT Elections and Administrative Business
10:45 a.m.Meeting Adjourn

 

Created December 23, 2015, Updated December 30, 2016