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October 2019 VCAT Meeting Agenda

VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Portrait Room, Administration Building
Gaithersburg, MD 

October 29-30, 2019

October 29, 2019

Session I: NIST Update

8:30 am

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

8:35 am

Special Presentation to Dr. Colwell
Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

8:45 am

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

9:30 am

Discussion

9:40 am

NIST Safety Update
Dr. Elizabeth Mackey – Chief Safety Officer and Director of the Office of Safety, Health and Environment

9:50 am

Discussion

Session II: NIST and the Administration’s Priorities for Science and Technology

9:55 am

Overview of the Administrations Priorities for Science and Technology
Dr. Jason Boehm – Director NIST Program Coordination Office

10:15 am

Discussion

10:25 am

Break

10:40 am

Overview of NSTC Joint Committee on Research Enterprise and NIST Engagement
Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

10:55 am

Discussion Regarding NIST Engagement with JCORE
Dr. Heather Evans – Subcommittee on Safe, Inclusive Research Environments
Dr. Greg Strouse – Research Security
Dr. Bob Hanisch -- Rigor and Integrity in Research
Dr. Katherine Sharpless -- R&D Administrative Burdens

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

11:15 am

NIST Strategic Plan Update/Overview
Dr. Jason Boehm – Director NIST Program Coordination Office

11:45 am

Discussion

12:00 pm

Lunch

Session IV:  NIST’s Role in a Rapidly Changing Technology World

1:15 pm

The NIST Privacy Framework
Ms. Naomi Lefkovitz - Senior Privacy Policy Advisor and Lead for the Privacy Framework, Information Technology Laboratory

1:45 pm

Discussion

2:00 pm

U.S. Government and Emerging Technology Standardization – Implications for NIST’s Roles
Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa – Senior Policy Advisor Standards and Digitalization 

2:15 pm

Discussion

2:25 pm

Changing Dynamics in International Standards Development
Jeffrey Weiss Esq. - Venable LLP

2:40 pm

Discussion

2:50 pm

Industry Stakeholder Panel

3:20 pm

Discussion

3:35 pm

Break

Session V:  NIST and Equity

3:50 pm

NIST Actions on Equity and Career Advancement for Women and Minorities
Dr. Heather Evans – Senior Program Analyst, Program Coordination Office

4:20 pm

Discussion

4:30 pm

Adjourn 

October 30, 2019

Session VI:  NIST and Technology Transfer

8:30 am

Call to Order
Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

8:35 am

Overview and Introduction
Dr. Phillip Singerman – Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services

8:40 am

Progress on Implementation of the NIST Green Paper
Mr. Henry Wixon – Chief Counsel

8:50 am

NIST Technology Transfer Activities
Mr. Paul Zielinski – Director, Technology Partnerships Office

9:05 am

Assessment of the Boulder Innovation Ecosystem
Dr. Shyam Sunder – Senior Science Advisor

9:20 am

Discussion

9:35 am

Technology Transfer Subcommittee Update​​​​​​​
Ms. Katharine Ku – Subcommittee Chair & VCAT Member

9:45 am

Break

Session VII:  NIST International Engagements

10:00 am

Overview of NIST’s International Role and Activities
Dr. Claire Saundry - Director of International and Academic Affairs

10:30 am

Discussion

10:45 am

VCAT Member discussion and summary of key points
Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

11:00 am

Public Comment

11:30 am

Adjourn

Created October 22, 2019, Updated October 30, 2019