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June 2012 VCAT Meeting Agenda



Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
June 19-20, 2012
Administration Building, Portrait Room



Contact [at] (Stephanie Shaw) by June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Session I-Overview and NIST Update

8:30 am Call to Order, Introductory Announcements and VCAT Business
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
8:40 am Agenda Review and NIST Update
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
9:30 am Discussion on NIST Update
9:50 am Break
Session II – Safety Subcommittee
10:05 am Update on Safety Progress since NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety II (BRCII) Report and Proposal for the Formation of a VCAT Subcommittee on Safety
Rich Kayser, Chief Safety Officer, NIST
Tony Haymet, VCAT Member
10:25 am Discussion
Session III – NIST Planning
10:40 am R&D Planning at NIST
Willie May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST

A session focused on R&D planning at NIST focused on the leadership roles and the tools used to manage the resources at NIST's disposal to ensure the organization remains a leading scientific organization positioned to address the critical challenges of industry and the nation.
11:40 am Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
Session IV – First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Public Safety Communications
1:10 pm Overview of FirstNet
Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
1:30 pm Discussion
1:40 pm Public Safety Communications Research
Dereck Orr, Program Manager for Public Safety Communications Research, Law Enforcement Standards Office, NIST
2:00 pm Discussion
Session V – Advanced Manufacturing
2:15 pm Update on Current Administration's Policy Framework for Advanced Manufacturing 
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Industry and Innovation Services, NIST
2:35 pm Discussion
2:55 pm Status Report of Administration's Implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Priorities
Mike Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer, NIST
3:15 pm Discussion
3:40 pm Break
3:55 pm Update on Advanced Manufacturing Activities in the NIST Labs
3:55 pm

Advanced Materials for Industry: NIST and the Materials Genome Initiative
Laurie Locascio, Director, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST

4:10 pm Foundations for Innovation in Cyber-Physical Systems
Shyam Sunder, Director, Engineering Laboratory, NIST
4:25 pm


Day 1 Wrap Up
4:40 pm Summary Discussion
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Wednesday, June 20**
8:30 am Convene Meeting
Session VI - NIST Centers of Excellence
8:35 am NIST Centers of Excellence
Willie May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST
- Brief update on proposed role of centers, and thoughts for governance model.
8:50 am Discussion
9:00 am Update on the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Chuck Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
- Update and Presentation of Operational and Business Model
9:30 am Discussion
Session VII - Standards Policy Update
9:45 am Federal Engagement in Standards and Conformity Assessment Activities - Recent Developments
Mary Saunders, Director, Standards Coordination Office, NIST 
10:05 am Discussion
10:20 am Break
Session VIII - Lab Tour (To be Confirmed)
10:30 am Lab Tour
Wrap Up
11:20 am Wrap Up Discussion, Review of Action Items and Plans for October VCAT Meeting
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
12:00 pm Adjournment
**Public comments will be inserted in the morning of June 20 if needed.
Created May 31, 2012, Updated September 9, 2021