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October 2021 VCAT Agenda

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Webinar – 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET
October 26, 2021

Session I:  NIST Update

10:00 am

Call to Order and Roll Call
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

10:05 am

Administrative Update
Ms. Stephanie Shaw - Administrative Specialist, Program Coordination Office, and Designated Federal Officer, VCAT

10:10 am

NIST Update and Agenda Review
Dr. James Olthoff – Associate Director performing the Nonexclusive Duties of the NIST Director

10:25 am


10:35 am

Innovation and Industry Services Update
Ms. Mojdeh Bahar – Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services

10:50 am


11:00 am

Surfside Investigation Update
Dr. Judith Mitrani-Reiser – Associate Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory

11:15 am


11:25 am

NCNR Restart Update
Dr. Robert Dimeo – Director, NIST Center for Neutron Research

11:40 am


11:50 am

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

12:05 pm


12:15 pm


Session II:  Budget Update

12:30 pm

Budget Overview
Dr. Jason Boehm – Director, NIST Program Coordination Office

12:45 pm


12:55 pm

Extended Break/Lunch

Session III:  NIST Climate Portfolio Overview

1:55 pm

Climate Overview
Dr. Anna Sberegaeva – Program Analyst, NIST Program Coordination Office

2:05 pm


2:10 pm

Disaster-Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities
Mr. Jason Averill - Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory

2:25 pm


2:35 pm

Circular Economy
Dr. Kathryn Beers - Manager, Circular Economy Program, Material Measurement Laboratory

2:50 pm


3:00 pm

Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Measurements
Dr. James Whetstone - Special Assistant to the Director for Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program, Special Programs Office

3:15 pm


3:25 pm

Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Buildings
Dr. David Yashar - Deputy Chief of the Energy and Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory

3:40 pm


3:50 pm

Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Dr. Pamela Chu - Group Leader, Chemical Process and Nuclear Measurements, Material Measurement Laboratory

4:05 pm


4:15 pm


Session IV:  Cybersecurity Overview

4:25 pm 

Cultivating Trust through NIST’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Program
Mr. Kevin Stine - Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division, Information Technology Laboratory

4:45 pm


4:55 pm

Strengthening the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce 
Mr. Rodney Petersen - Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

5:15 pm


Meeting Wrap-up

5:25 pm

Public Comment

5:30 pm


Created October 19, 2021, Updated November 3, 2021