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June 11-12, 2024 VCAT Agenda

VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory Building 81, Room 1A116
Boulder, CO

 Hybrid Meeting
June 11-12, 2024
*Times in MT

June 11, 2024

Session I:  NIST Programmatic Updates I

9:00 a.m.Call to Order and Roll Call 
Mr. Jason Matusow – Chair, VCAT
9:05 a.m.Welcome Remarks & VCAT Meeting Pre-read
Dr. Laurie Locascio – Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
9:10 a.m.  Safety Update 
Dr. Elizabeth Mackey – Chief Safety Officer and Director of the Office of Safety, Health and Environment 
9:30 a.m.  Discussion
9:50 a.m.Measurement Services and the Core NIST Mission
Dr. James Olthoff – Chief Metrologist
10:15 a.m.Discussion
10:40 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.

Climate and Energy Technologies Focus 

11:35 a.m.Discussion
12:00 p.m.Extended Break/Lunch

Session II:  NIST Facilities

1:00 p.m.NIST Facilities Focus 
Mr. Robert “Skip” Vaughn – Chief Facilities Management Officer
1:30 p.m.Discussion

Session III: NIST and VCAT Planning

2:00 p.m.NIST Response to VCAT Annual Report Recommendations 
Dr. Laurie Locascio – Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
2:20 p.m.Discussion
2:40 p.m.Break

Session IV:  NIST Programmatic Updates II

3:00 p.m.AI Updates: NIST Labs Technical Portfolio and Launch of the U.S. AI Safety Institute (USAISI) 
Ms. Elham Tabassi – Chief AI Advisor
Ms. Elizabeth Kelly – Director, USAISI
3:20 p.m.Discussion
3:40 p.m.Boulder Research Highlight(s) 
Theory of the scientific interface between atomic, molecular, and optical physics, condensed matter physics, and QIS, Dr. Ana Maria Rey, PML
4:00 p.m.Discussion

Session V: NIST Budget Updates

4:20 p.m.NIST Budget Overview 
Dr. Christopher Szakal –Acting Director, Program Coordination Office
4:40 p.m.Discussion

Day 1 Closing Session

5:00 p.m.Public Comment
5:10 p.m.Adjourn

June 12, 2024

Session I:  Closed Session on NIST Budget 

8:30 a.m.Closed Session on NIST Budget 
VCAT Members and NIST Leadership
10:30 a.m.Break

Session II:  Tours and Closing 

10:40 a.m.

NIST Boulder Facilities Tours

12:00 p.m.Adjourn
Created June 3, 2024, Updated June 11, 2024