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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation; National Science Board and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

October 13-14 2004.

October 13, 2004: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Open; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Open; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Open; 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Open; 12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Closed; 1 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Open; 1:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Closed; 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Open; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed.

October 14, 2004: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: 8:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Open; 10:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Closed; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open; 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Closed; 1:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. Closed; 1:45 p.m.-2 p.m. Closed; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Open.


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, October 13, 2004.


Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.), Room 1295.

  • Approval of minutes
  • Discussion & approval of Chapter Outlines for S&EI 2006
  • Review of key dates in Indicators schedule.

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.), Room 1235.

  • Chair's remarks, approval of minutes
  • OPP Director's remarks
  • Opening ice channel to McMurdo
  • Planning for International Polar Year.

ad hoc Task Group on High Risk Research (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Room 1295.

  • Discussion of workshop.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.), Room 1235.

  • Remarks from Chair
  • Approval of minutes
  • Discussion of planning activities
  • Status of FY 2005 budget request to Congress.

Executive Committee (1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.), Room 1295.

  • Approval of minutes
  • Executive Committee Chair's items
  • NSB Chair's items.

Committee on Programs and Plans (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.), Room 1235.

  • Approval of Minutes, March 2004
  • Working Group reports:

ad hoc Task Group on High Risk Research

○ Task Group on Long-Lived Data Collections

○ Subcommittee on Polar Issues.

  • NSB action item: Draft Joint Response to the National Academies' Report on Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the NSF.


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  • Discussion of FY 2006 NSF budget request to OMB.

Executive Committee (1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.), Room 1295.

  • Director's items, including:

○ Specific personnel matters

○ Future budgets.

Committee on Programs and Plans (3 p.m.- 5 p.m.), Room 1235.

  • Future MREFC Program budgets
  • Action items.

Thursday, October 14, 2004


Committee on Audit & Oversight (9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.), Room 1235.

  • Approval of minutes
  • Advisory Committee on GPRA Performance Assessment
  • Review of Draft responses to House Appropriations Committee questions regarding use and compensation of NSF IPA's/VSEE/Temporary Workers
  • Development of Board position on NAPA study recommendations
  • Chief Financial Officer's update
  • OIG audit plan for FY 2005.

Committee on Education and Human Resources (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Presentations and Discussion on Broadening Participation report
  • Discussion of revised Broadening Participation Workshop report
  • Reports and Discussion items.

Open Plenary Session of the Board (2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), Room 1235,

  • Approval of minutes
  • Resolution to close portions of the December 2004 meeting
  • Chairman's report
  • Director's report
  • Committee reports
  • Presentation from Dr. John Brighton, ENG.


Committee on Audit & Oversight (10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.), Room 1235.

  • Pending Investigations.

ad hoc Committee on Nominating NSB Class of 2006-2012 (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.), Room 1295.

  • Discussion of nominees for appointment as NSB member

Executive Closed Plenary Session of the Board (1:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m.), Room 1235.

  • Approval of Executive Closed minutes
  • Report from Nominations Committee.

Closed Plenary Session of the Board (1:45 p.m.-2 p.m.), Room 1235.

  • Approval of Closed minutes
  • Awards & Agreements
  • Future MREFC Budgets
  • Closed Committee reports.
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 04-22575 Filed 10-4-04; 11:55 am]