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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation; National Science Board and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

March 24, 25, 2004.

March 24, 2004: 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

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

10:30 a.m.-12 noon Open Session

12 noon-12:30 p.m. Closed Session

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Open Session

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Closed Session

1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Open Session

2:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Open Session

March 25: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

8 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Open Session

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

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

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Closed Session

12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Open Session


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

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, March 24, 2004


Committee on Strategy and Budget (9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.)

Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of NSF Response to CSB Inquiries from February, 2004 CSB Meeting
  • Discussion of a Process for NSB Review and Approval of the NSF FY 2006 Budget Request Start Printed Page 12357

Committee on Audit and Oversight (10:30 a.m.-12 noon)

Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • National Academy of Public Administration's Review of NSF—Update
  • CFO Update—Grants Monitoring
  • NSB Sunshine Act Audit

Executive Committee (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.)

Room 1295

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of OIG Sunshine Act Audit of NSB

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Room 1235

  • Introduction
  • Approval of Minutes
  • OPP Director's Report
  • Arctic Science: Eddies in the Arctic Ocean
  • Antarctic Environmental Stewardship

Committee on Programs and Plans (2:45 p.m.-5 p.m.)

Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Information Item: Status of Planning for NSF's Role in the Renewal of the National Academic Research Fleet
  • Status Report: Long-Lived Data Collections
  • High Risk Research
  • Report from the Polar Issues Subcommittee
  • Discussion of NAS Report on Setting Priorities for Large Research Facilities Supported by NSF


Committee on Audit and Oversight (12 noon-12:30 p.m.)

Room 1235

  • Presentation of Ongoing OIG Investigation

Executive Committee (1-1:30)

Room 1295

  • NSB Member Proposals
  • Director's Items, Including

— Specific Personnel Matters

— Future Budgets

Thursday, March 24, 2004


Ad Hoc Committee on 2004 Vannevar Bush Award (8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.)

(Room 1240)

  • Review Selection Criteria
  • Review Solicitation Process

Committee on Education and Human Resources (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

(Room 1235)

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Comments from the Chair
  • Report from the Subcommittee on S&E Indicators
  • Broadening Participation Workshop
  • Presentation on EHR Priorities and 2005 Budget

Plenary session of the Board (12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Room 1235

  • Approval of Open Minutes from February, 2004
  • Resolution to Close Portions of May, 2004
  • Chairman's Report, including

— Report on Senate Appropriation Hearings

— Update on Smithsonian Institution Funding

  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports


Ad Hoc Committee on the 2004 Vannevar Bush Awards (8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.)

Room 1240

  • Discussion of Candidates
  • Balloting

Plenary session of the Board (11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Room 1235

In Executive Closed Session:

  • Nominating Committee Election
  • Approval of Honorary Awards

In Closed Session:

  • Approval of Minutes from February, 2004
  • NSB Member Proposals
  • Closed Committee Reports, if Any
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 04-5984 Filed 3-12-04; 11:29 am]