Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

June 2019 VCAT Meeting Agenda

VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Portrait Room, Administration Building,
Gaithersburg, MD
June 4-5, 2019

June 4, 2019

Session I: NIST Update

8:30 am

Call to Order and Introductions
Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

8:35 am

NIST Update and Agenda Review
Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

9:20 am

Discussion

Session II:  Administration’s Priorities for Science and Technology

9:35 am

Overview of the Administrations Priorities for Science and Technology
Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier – Office of Science and Technology Policy Director

10:05 am

Discussion

10:25 am

Break

Session III:  NIST Strategic Plan – Positioning for a Changing S&T Environment

10:45 am

NIST Strategic Planning Overview
Dr. Jason Boehm – Director NIST Program Coordination Office

11:15 am

Discussion

11:45 am

VCAT Group Photo

12:00 pm

Lunch

Session IV:  Update on NIST Activities in Emerging Technologies

1:25 pm

Overview of the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Lynne Parker – Office of Science and Technology Policy

1:55 pm

Discussion

2:10 pm

Update on the Development of the Federal Strategy for Engagement in AI Standards Development
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Romine – Director, NIST Information Technology Laboratory

2:40

Discussion

2:50 pm

Update on NIST Activities in Support of the NQI
Dr. Carl Williams – Acting Director, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory

3:20 pm

Discussion

Session V:  Update on NIST Lab to Market Activities

3:30 pm

Unleashing American Innovation - Next Steps
Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

3:50pm

Discussion

4:00 pm

Adjourn Meeting

June 5, 2019

Session VI:  APS Perspectives & NCNR Overview

8:30 am

Call to Order
Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

8:35 am

APS Neutron Perspectives – Global & Domestic Context
Dr. Julia Phillips – American Physical Society

9:20 am

Discussion

9:30 am

NCNR Overview
Dr. Rob Dimeo – Director, NIST Center for Neutron Research

10:15 am

Discussion

10:25 am

nSoft Consortium - Industry Impacts on Development of Neutron-Based Measurement Science
Dr. Ron Jones – Director, nSoft Consortium, NIST Material Measurement Laboratory

10:40 am

Discussion

10:55 am

Panel Discussion – Customer Viewpoints on NCNR Facility Use
Dr. Despina Louca, Dr. Young Lee, Dr. Hubert King, Dr. Norman J. Wagner, and Dr. Michael Hore,

11:25 am

VCAT Member Q&A with Panel and Discussion

11:55 am

Member Discussion and Wrap Up and Public Comment
Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

12:00 pm

Adjourn

Created May 20, 2019, Updated June 4, 2019