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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation, National Science Board and its Subdivisions.


December 15-16, 2004.

December 15, 2004: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (Open).

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. (Open).

9:30 a.m.-12 noon (Open). Start Printed Page 71437

12 noon-12:30 p.m. (Closed).

1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. (Closed).

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Open).

4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (Open).

4:45 p.m.-5 p.m. (Closed).

December 16, 2004: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

8 a.m.-9 a.m. (Open).

9 a.m.-10 a.m. (Closed).

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (Open).

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Closed).

11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (Closed).

11:45 a.m.-12 noon (Closed).

1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Open).


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


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.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.) Room 1295

  • Approval of minutes
  • Discussion of NSB review process for Indicator Chapters and designation of chapter reviewers
  • Suggestions for external reviewers
  • Discussion of topics for Board Companion Piece
  • Information item: Subcommittee approval of revised schedule

ad hoc Task Group on High Risk Research (8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.) Room 1295

  • Summary of Discussion for October 2004
  • Review of Charter for Task Force on Transformative Research

Committee on Audit & Oversight (9:30 a.m.-12 noon) Room 1235

  • Approval of minutes
  • Development of Board position on NAPA study recommendations
  • 2004 Financial Statement Audit
  • Chief Financial Officer's update
  • Chief Information Officer's Update
  • Overview of Investigative Process
  • OIG Semi-Annual Report discussion
  • Audit of Project Reporting on NSF Awards

Committee on Education and Human Resources (2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of minutes
  • Reports and discussion items
  • Presentation: Human Capital in a Global Knowledge Society
  • Discussion of Industry Panel

Executive Committee (4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.) Room 1295

  • Approval of minutes
  • Updates or new business from Committee Members
  • Update on 2005 NSB Retreat


Committee on Audit & Oversight (12 noon-12:30 p.m. Room 1235

  • Pending Investigations

ad hoc Committee on Nominations—Class of 2006-2012 (1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) Room 1295

  • Review of candidates
  • Final slate of candidates for Board approval

Executive Committee (4:45 p.m.-5 p.m.) Room 1295

  • Director's Items

Thursday, December 16, 2004


Committee on Programs and Plans (8 a.m.-9 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Working Group reports

○ Task Group on Long-Lived Data Collections

○ High Risk Task Group

  • Report on Major Research Facilities

Committee on Strategy and Budget (10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of minutes
  • Status of FY 2005 budget request to Congress
  • Discussion of budget impacts on NSB recommendations for future funding

Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Swear in new Board Members
  • Approval of minutes
  • Resolution to close portions of the February 2005 meeting
  • Chairman's Report
  • Director's Report

○ Congressional Update

  • Committee Reports


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

  • Action items

Committee on Strategy & Budget (10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Discussion of FY 2006 NSF budget request to OMB

Executive Closed Plenary Session of the Board (11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Executive Closed minutes
  • Report from Nominations Committee

Closed Plenary Session ot the Board (11:45 a.m.-12 noon) Room 1235

  • Approval of Closed minutes
  • Awards and Agreements Resolutions
  • Closed Committee reports
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 04-27106 Filed 12-7-04; 8:44 am]