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June 2018 VCAT Meeting Agenda



National Institute of Standards and Technology
Portrait Room, Administration Building,
Gaithersburg, MD
June 5-6, 2018

Session I: NIST Update
8:30 amCall to Order and Introductions
Rita Colwell, Chair, VCAT
8:35 amNIST Update and Agenda Review  
Walter Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
9:30 amDiscussion
9:45 am  Break
Session II: NIST and Quantum Science
10:00 am                            Introduction 
Jim Olthoff, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST
10:10 amOverview of Administration Priorities for Quantum Science
Jake Taylor, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
10:30 amDiscussion
10:40 amNIST Programs and Vision in Quantum Science 
Carl Williams, Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST
11:10 amDiscussion
11:30 amJoint Quantum Institute 
Gretchen Campbell, Co-Director, Joint Quantum Institute
11:45 pmDiscussion
12:00 pmLunch
Session III: NIST and Artificial Intelligence
1:00 pmIntroduction 
Jim Olthoff, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, NIST
1:10 pmOverview of Administration Priorities for Artificial Intelligence 
Jim Kurose, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
1:30 pmNIST Programs and Vision in Artificial Intelligence 
Chuck Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
1:55 pmDiscussion
2:10 pmNIST Application of AI: Advanced Materials 
James Warren, Technical Program Director for Materials Genomics, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
2:35 pmDiscussion
Session IV: Update and Overview of Renovation Projects
2:50 pmMaster Plan, Building Renovations, and Major Infrastructure Repairs 
Skip Vaughn, NIST Chief Facilities Management Officer
3:25 pmDiscussion
3:35 pmBreak
Session V: Baldrige
3:45 pmNext Steps for Baldrige Performance Excellence Program 
Bob Fangmeyer, Director, Baldridge Performance Excellence Program, NIST
4:15 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm        Adjourn

June 6, 2018

Session VI: Advanced Manufacturing
8:30 amCall to Order
8:35 amIntroduction 
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, NIST
8:45 amMEP Strategic Plan and Program Update 
Carroll Thomas, Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
9:20 amDiscussion
9:30 amManufacturing USA Update 
Frank Gayle, Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIST
10:05 amDiscussion
10:15 amBreak
10:25 amNIST and Advanced Manufacturing – Spotlight on Robotics 
Elena Messina, Manipulation and Mobility Systems Group, Engineering Laboratory, NIST
11:00 amDiscussion
11:10 amPublic Comment
11:30 amAdjourn
Created May 17, 2018, Updated March 14, 2024