National Institute of Standards and Technology. Department of Commerce.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 8:25 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, December 12, 2001 from 8;15 a.m. to Noon. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of thirteen members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a NIST Update, Progress on Strategic Planning, NIST Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism Activities, Internal IT Services Cross-Cut Review, and The Future of Nanotechnolgoy at NIST. Discussions scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m. end at 5:15 p.m. on December 11, 2001 and to begin at 8:15 a.m. and to end at Noon on December 12, 2001, on staffing of management positions at NIST, the NIST budget, including funding levels of the Advanced Technology Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and feedback sessions will be closed.
The meeting will convene December 11, 2001 at 8:25 a.m. and will adjourn at Noon on December 12, 2001.
The meeting will be held in the Employees Lounge, Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Janet R. Russell, Administrative Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1004, telephone number (301) 975-2107.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 12, 2001, that portions of the meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology which involve discussion of proposed funding of the Advanced Technology Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), because those portions of the meetings will divulge matters the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions; and that portions of meetings which involve discussion of the staffing issues of management and other positions at NIST may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in those portions of the meetings is likely to reveal information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly Start Printed Page 58439unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.Start Signature
Dated: November 15, 2001.
Karen H. Brown,
[FR Doc. 01-29167 Filed 11-20-01; 8:45am]
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