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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation, National Science Board and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

February 5, 2003: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.—Open Session.

Concurrent Session: February 5, 2003: 2:20 p.m.-3 p.m.—Closed Session.

February 6, 2003: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Open Session.

Concurrent Session: February 6, 2003: 8 a.m.-8:40 a.m.—Closed Session.

February 6, 2003: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.—Closed Session.

February 7, 2003: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.—Open Session.


February 5, 6, 2003: The National Science Foundation, Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230,​nsb.

February 7, 2003: Fairmont Hotel, Sulgrave Room, 2401 M Street NW., Washington, DC.

Contact for Information:

NSF Information Center (703) 292-5111.


Part of this meeting will be closed to the public.

Part of this meeting will be open to the public.

Matters To Be Considered:

Wednesday, February 5, 2003


Task Force on National Workforce Policy for S&E (8 a.m.-10 a.m.), Room 1295:

  • Working session on draft NWP report.

Task Force on S&E Infrastructure (8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.), Room 1235:

  • Analysis of comments received in response to the INF draft report.
  • INF response to comments/suggested revisions.
  • Plans for completing the report.

Committee on Strategy & Budget (10 a.m.-12 Noon), Room 1235:

  • Future Role of CSB.
  • Major Research Equipment & Facilities.
  • NSF Strategic Plan Update.
  • Strategies for Follow-up on NSB Studies.
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Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (1 p.m.-2 p.m.), Room 1295:

  • S&E Indicators 2004.
  • Assigning Chapter Reviewers.
  • 2004 Companion Piece.

Executive Committee (2 p.m.-2:20 p.m.), Room 1295:

  • Discussion of New Quorum Requirements.

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (2 p.m.-3 p.m.), Room 1235:

  • OPP Director's Update.
  • Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH).
  • International Trans-Antarctic Science Expedition (ITASE).
  • Aircraft Safety: Antarctica.

Committee on Education & Human Resources (3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.), Room 1235:

  • Report from the Subcommittee on S&EI.
  • Report from the EHR AD.
  • Report from the Task Force on NWP.
  • Focus on the Future: Virtual Laboratories.
  • Report on Education & Diversity Activities in the CISE Directorate.
  • The EHR Budget for FY 03 and Prospects for FY 04.
  • Information Item: NSF Partnership with DoD for the Funding of REU Sites.


Executive Committee (2:20 p.m.-3 p.m.), Room 1295:

  • Specific Personnel Matters.
  • Future NSF Budgets.

Thursday, February 6, 2003


Committee on Programs & Plans (8 a.m.-8:40 a.m.), Room 1235:

  • NSM Action Item: Elementary Particle Physics Program, Division of Physics, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
  • National Facilities & Instrumentation Program Award, Division of Materials Research, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.

Plenary Session of the Board (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.):

  • Awards & Agreements.
  • Executive Officer Search.


Committee on Audit & Oversight (8 a.m.-10 a.m.), Room 1295:

  • Performance and Accountability Report Overview.
  • FY 2002 Financial Statement Audit Process & Results.
  • Responses to Audit Findings and Follow-up Activities.
  • Security Considerations—CIO.

Committee on Programs & Plans (8:40 a.m.-10:15 a.m.), Room 1235:

  • Infrastructure Task Force Report.
  • CPP Issues.
  • NSB Information Item: Status of George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation.
  • NSB Information Item: Science of Learning Centers.
  • Polar Issues Subcommittee Report.

Plenary Session of the Board (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Room 1235:

  • Office of Polar Programs Science Update.

Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.), Room 1235:

  • Minutes.
  • Closed Session Items for March 2003.
  • Chairman's Report.
  • Director's Report.
  • Committee Reports.

Friday, February 7, 2003


National Science Board Retreat, Sulgrave Room, Fairmont Hotel, 3401 M Street NW., Washington, DC.

  • Review and Discussion of May, 2002 Retreat Issues.
  • Director's Perspective on Next Steps and Challenges.
  • Presentation and Discussion of White Paper on NSB Policy Voice.
  • Budget: How to Give Input to Budget Priorities.
  • Vision of Future Directions/Challenges—Standing Committees.
  • NSB/NSBO Operational Issues and Challenges.
  • Discussion: Is the Board Organized Optimally To Do Its Work?
  • General Discussion of Next Steps/Other Business.
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Gerard Glaser,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 03-2516 Filed 1-30-03; 1:10 pm]