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Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee

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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 Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Thursday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), 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 briefing by Department of Homeland Security, a Manufacturing Panel, an update on Competition, an update by the Economic Analysis Office and an open discussion. Discussions scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and to end at 10 a.m. and to begin at 3:05 p.m. and to end at 3:45 p.m. on November 13, 2003, on ATP budget issues will be closed. Agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. 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, email address and phone number to Carolyn Peters no later than Friday, November 7, 2003, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Peters's e-mail address is carolyn.peters@nist.gov and her phone number is 301/975-5607.

DATES:

The meeting will convene Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 9 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Employees' Lounge, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under SUMMARY paragraph.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carolyn J. Peters, 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 19, 2003, that portions of the meeting of the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee which involve discussion of proposed funding of the Advanced Technology Program may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), because that portion will divulge matters the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions.

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Dated: October 20, 2003.

Arden L. Bement,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 03-26950 Filed 10-24-03; 8:45 am]

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