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October 2017 VCAT Meeting Agenda



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Administration Building, Portrait Room

Gaithersburg, MD

October 23-24, 2017

Session I: NIST Update

9:00 am

Call to Order

Rita Colwell, Chair, VCAT

9:05 am

Introduce Walter Copan

9:20 am

NIST Update

Kent Rochford, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director

10:05 am  


10:35 am


10:45 am


Am-241 Safety Incident

Kent Rochford and Rich Kayser, NIST Chief Safety Officer

11:10 am


11:30 am


12:15 pm

VCAT Group Photo

Session II: Lab Programs Strategic Vision

12:30 pm

Strategic Vision Status Update

Kent Rochford

1:00 pm

Working Session 1: Bioeconomy

1:30 pm

Working Session 2: AI and Data

2:00 pm

Working Session 3: Quantum SI

2:30 pm

Working Session 4: Internet of Things

3:00 pm

Adjourn for Tours

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Closed Session on Security 

8:30 am

Closed Session on Security

10:30 am


Session III: Management Resources Service Delivery

10:45 am

NIST Service Delivery Plan

Del Brockett, Associate Director for Management Resources

11:15 am


Session IV: Elections preparation, next steps, and adjourn

12:00 pm

Elections Preparation and Next Steps

Rita Colwell

12:30 pm


Created September 29, 2017, Updated September 9, 2021