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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of partially closed meeting.

SUMMARY:

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, March 18, 2003, from 8:25 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 19, 2003, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of 14 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; an update on NIST Customer Liaison Function/Industrial Liaison Office, Measuring NIST's Economic Impacts, a Homeland Security update, laboratory tours of Homeland Security projects, Science and Technology in the FY 2004 Budget: Congressional and Administration Priorities and Implications of Congressional and Administration Science and Technology Priorities for NIST. Discussions scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and to end at 5 p.m. on March 18, 2003, and to begin at 9 a.m. and to end at noon on March 19, 2003, on the NIST budget, planning information and feedback sessions will be closed. Agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. Final agenda will be posted on Web site. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address Start Printed Page 10206and phone number to Carolyn Peters no later than Thursday, March 13, 2003, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Mrs. Peter's e-mail address is carolyn.peters@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975-5607.

DATES:

The meeting will convene March 18, 2003, at 8:25 a.m. and will adjourn at noon on March 19, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Employees Lounge, Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please note admittance instructions under SUMMARY paragraph.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carolyn J. Peters, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1004, telephone number (301) 975-5607.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 25, 2003, that portions of the meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology which deal with discussion of sensitive budget and planning information that would cause harm to third parties if publicly shared be closed in accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2.

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Dated: February 27, 2003.

Arden L. Bement, Jr.,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 03-5001 Filed 3-3-03; 8:45 am]

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