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October 2014 VCAT Meeting Agenda



AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO
Tuesday-Wednesday, October 7-8, 2014

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER.
Contact Stephanie Shaw by September 30, 2014



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Overview and Safety

12:00-12:10 Call to Order
Tony Haymet, VCAT Chair
12:10-1:10 NIST Update and Agenda Review
Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
1:10-1:30 Discussion
1:30-1:55
Safety Update
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer
1:55-2:10 Discussion
Cryptographic Review
2:10-2:40
NIST's Response to VCAT Recommendations, Anticipated Actions
Chuck Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory

2:40-3:00

Discussion 

3:00-3:15

Break

Disaster Resilience Plan
3:15-3:30 Context Setting, Reminder of Issue, Ask of VCAT
Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
3:30-4:30 Overview of Disaster Resilience Plan Changes, Framework, and Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Jason Averill, Acting Division Chief, Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory
Howard Harary, Acting Director of Engineering Laboratory
4:30-4:50 Discussion
Healthy NIST: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Scientific and Technical Talent
4:50-5:00 Context Setting, Ask of VCAT
Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director
5:00-6:00 Current Landscape: NIST Scientific Personnel Trends and Demographics; Existing Personnel Authorities and Policies; Existing Authorities of Other Scientific Agencies
Susanne Porch, Director, Office of Human Resource Management
6:00-6:15 Discussion
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Advanced Communications
8:30-8:40 Context Setting, Ask of VCAT
Willie May
8:40-9:25 NIST's Programmatic Approach to Advanced Communications
Kent Rochford, Director, Communications Technology Laboratory
9:25-9:40 Discussion
9:40-10:00National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Programmatic Approach to Advanced Communications
Eric D. Nelson, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
10:00-10:10Discussion
10:10-11:00Stakeholder Perspective
Sue Swenson, Chair, First Responder Network Authority Board of Directors
Tom Taylor, Department of Defense
11:00-11:15Discussion
11:15-11:30Break
Close and Administrative Business
11:30-12:00Public Comment
12:00-12:30Wrap-up and Adjourn
Tony Haymet, VCAT Chair

 

Created August 29, 2014, Updated December 30, 2016