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February 3, 2021 VCAT Agenda

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Webinar – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Gaithersburg, MD
February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Session I: NIST Update – Programmatic Updates, Safety, and Infrastructure

10:00 am

Call to Order and Roll Call
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

10:05 am

NIST Update and Agenda Review
Dr. James K. Olthoff – Associate Director performing the nonexclusive duties of the NIST Director

10:45 am


11:00 am

Safety Update – Keeping NIST Staff Safe During COVID
Dr. Elizabeth Mackey – Chief Safety Officer and Director of the Office of Safety, Health and Environment

11:15 am


11:25 am

Infrastructure Update – Status of ongoing projects and priorities
Mr. Robert “Skip” Vaughn – Chief Facilities Management Officer and Director of the Office of Facilities and Property Management

11:40 am


11:50 am


Session II:  Setting the Stage – Current Budget Situation, Incoming Priorities and New Mandates

12:00 pm

Budget Update
Dr. Jason Boehm – Director, NIST Program Coordination Office

12:15 pm


12:25 pm

NIST Alignment with Administrative Priorities
Dr. Heather Evans – Senior Analyst, NIST Program Coordination Office

12:45 pm


12:55 pm

NIST and the NDAA (Chart)
Mr. James Schufreider – Director, NIST Congressional and Legislative Affairs Office

1:10 pm


1:20 pm

Break for Lunch (Breakfast for those on West Coast)

Session III:  VCAT Working Session

2:30 pm

Review Draft NIST Report and Discuss Recommendations
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

3:30 pm


3:45 pm

Discuss Draft Letter to Incoming Administration
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

4:55 pm

Public Comment – Brief Comments from Dr. Walter Copan

5:00 pm


Created January 29, 2021, Updated September 9, 2021