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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation, National Science Board, and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

August 13, 2003: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Open Session.

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Open Session.

12 Noon-12:20 p.m. Open Session.

12:20 p.m.-1 p.m. Closed Session.

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Open Session.

1 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Closed Session.

1:15 p.m.-3 p.m. Open Session.

2 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Closed Session.

2:40 p.m.-5 p.m. Open Session.

August 14, 2003: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Closed Session.

9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Open Session.

8:30 a.m.-10:30a.m. Open Session.

10:30 a.m.-12 Noon Closed Session.

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Open Session.


The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230,​nsb.

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NSF Information Center (703) 292-5111.

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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, August 13, 2003


Task Force on S&E Workforce Policy (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 1235.

  • Approval of Minutes, May 21 and July 10.
  • Discussion of comments from Board members on the revised draft report (NSB-03-69).
  • Report on Comments Received.
  • Publicity Plan and Schedule for the Final Report; Roll-out Event Options.
  • Cover and Title.

Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Room 1295.

  • Approval of Minutes.
  • S&E Indicators 2004 Overview Chapter.
  • Distribution of the Orange Book for Agency Review.
  • S&E Indicators 2004 Companion Piece.

Executive Committee (12 Noon-12:20 p.m.) Room 1295.

  • Minutes.
  • Welcome New Executive Officer.

Committee on Audit and Oversight (1:15 p.m.-3 p.m.) Room 1295.

  • Minutes.
  • Audit Update—KPMG.
  • IG Act Anniversary.
  • GAO Review of NSF Business Analysis Plan Contract.
  • Cost-Sharing Policy Update.
  • CFO Update.
  • CIO Update.

Ad Hoc Task Group on Long-Lived Data Collections (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Room 1240.

  • Introduction of Contract Support.
  • Presentations on Research Databases (BIO, GEO, MPS).
  • Discussion: October Workshop.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (2:40 p.m.-5 p.m.) Room 1235.

  • Draft Strategic Plan.
  • Discussion: Report Required by Section 22 of the NSF Authorization Act.
  • Introduction.
  • S&E Workforce.
  • Expanding Institutional Participation.
  • S&E Research Infrastructure.
  • Size and Duration of Grants.
  • Overall Spending Recommendations.


Executive Committee (12:20 p.m.-1 p.m.) Room 1295.

  • Director's Items.
  • Specific Personnel Matters.
  • Future Budgets.

Audit & Oversight (1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.) Room 1295.

  • Presentation of OIG FY 2005 Budget.
  • Briefing About Active Investigation.

Committee on Strategy & Budget (2 p.m.-2:40 p.m.) Room 1235.

  • FY 2005 NSF Budget.
  • FY 2005 NSB Budget.

Thursday, August 14, 2003


Committee on Programs and Plans (9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) Room 1235.

  • Minutes/Announcements.
  • Section 14 Authorization—Letter to Congress Regarding Delegation of Authority on Approval of MREFC Items.
  • High Risk Research.
  • Management of Large Computational Facilities.Start Printed Page 47370
  • Long-Lived Data Collections: Status Report.
  • Infrastructure Committee.

Committee on Education and Human Resources (8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) Room 1295


  • Minutes.
  • Comments from the Chair.
  • Discussion: NWP Task Force Report.
  • Reports from Working Groups (K-12, Undergraduate & Graduate).
  • Report from Subcommittee on S&E Indicators.
  • Focus on the Future: BIO 2010 (continued).
  • Report from the August 12th Workshop on Broadening Participation.
  • Report from the EHR AD.
  • New Business.

Plenary Session of the Board (12:30 Noon-3:30 p.m.)

Room 1235

  • Oath of Office.
  • Minutes.
  • Closed Items, October 2003.
  • Chairman's Report.
  • Director's Report.
  • NSF Strategic Plan, 2003-2008.
  • NWP Report.
  • Multidisciplinary Data Initiative.
  • Wireless Connectivity Update.
  • Committee Reports.


Committee on Programs and Plans (8 a.m.-9:15 a.m.)

Room 1235

  • Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction.
  • Report on Meeting of the MREFC Panel.
  • New MREFC Projects.

Plenary Session of the Board (10:30 a.m.-12 Noon)

Room 1235

  • Closed Minutes.
  • Member Proposal.
  • FY 2005 Budget.
  • Closed Session Committee Reports.
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 03-20353 Filed 8-6-03; 8:45 am]