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DATE AND TIME:

May 25-26, 2005.

May 25, 2005—7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sessions

7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.—Open

8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.—Closed

8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.—Open

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.—Open

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.—Open

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.—Open

11:10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.—Closed

12 noon-12:15 p.m.—Open

12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.—Closed

12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.—Open

3:15 p.m.-5 p.m.—Open

May 26, 2005—7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Sessions

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.—Closed

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.—Executive Closed

9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.—Closed

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.—Open

12 noon-12:30 p.m.—Executive Closed

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.—Closed

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Open

Place:

National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1295 and 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

Public Meeting Attendance:

All visitors must report to the NSF's visitor's desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/​nsb) for updated schedule. NSB Office: (703) 292-7000.

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Status:

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, May 25, 2005

Open:

Education & Human Resources Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 1295

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Industry, Technology, and the Global Marketplace Chapter
  • Discussion of Higher Education Chapter
  • Discussion of Academic R&D Chapter
  • Discussion of S&E Labor Force Chapter
  • Discussion of R&D Funds and Technology Chapter

Committee on Programs & Plans Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • OPP Director's Report
  • OPP Advisory Committee Study of USAP Resupply Options
  • Arctic Trip Report of NSB Delegation

Task Group on Transformative Research [TR] (9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Upcoming Workshop

Joint Session: Committee on Strategy and Budget and Committee on Programs and Plans (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Centers and the NSF Portfolio
  • Funding Rates, Award Size and Duration

Committee on Strategy and Budget (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Committee Input to Vision Task Force
  • Long Range Planning Book Overview

Executive Committee (12 noon-12:15 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Updates or New Business from Committee Members
  • Transmittal Letter: Proposed Awards to NSB Members
  • Annual Report of Executive Committee

Committee on Programs & Plans (12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Vision Task Force
  • New ad hoc Task Group to update the NSB Report on International Science
  • Status Reports

○ Long-lived Digital Data Collections

○ Transformative Research Task Force

○ Subcommittee on Polar Issues

  • Environment Status Report
  • Process for Sending Information & Actions to CPP & NSB
  • NSF Strategy for High Performance Computing
  • Major Research Facilities:

○ Final Approval of “Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the NSF”

○ Status of Facility Plan & Guide

○ Overview of Process for CPP/NSB Re-examination of Priority Order for New Start MREFC Projects

Committee on Education & Human Resources (3:15 p.m.-5 p.m.) (Room 1235)

  • Approval of Minutes
  • NSF Staff Presentations

○ NSF/EHR Directorate Activities Update

○ NSF Integration of Research Education

  • 21st Century Workforce
  • NSB items
  • NSB/EHR Committee's Contribution to Board's Vision for NSF
  • Response to Congressman EhlersStart Printed Page 25619
  • Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators
  • Update on Engineering Education Workshop

Closed

Committee on Programs & Plans Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Polar icebreakers—future budget issues

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

  • Preliminary Discussion of FY 2007 Budget

Executive Committee (12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Director's Items: Personnel Matters and Future Budgets

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Open

Committee on Audit & Oversight (9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Management Response to OIG Semiannual Report
  • Discussion of NSF Vision Document: NSB Roles and Responsibilities
  • Discussion of Draft Outline of NSF Merit Review System Review
  • The Sarbanes Oxley Act and Implications for the NSF
  • CFO Update on Plan to Address Reportable Conditions of FY 2004 Audit

Closed Session

Committee on Programs & Plans (7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Update on RSVP
  • NSB Information Item: Plan for extending LIGO
  • NSB Information Item: Renewal of Cooperative Agreement between NSF and IRIS
  • Reexamination of Priority Order for New Start MREFC Projects

Committee on Audit & Oversight (11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Pending Investigations

Executive Closed

Committee on Programs & Plans (8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Re-examination of Priority Order for New Start MREFC Projects

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

Executive Closed Plenary Session of the Board (12 noon-12:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Executive Closed Minutes
  • Executive Committee Elections
  • Board Member Proposals

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

  • Approval of Closed Session Minutes
  • Closed Committee Reports

Open Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Open Session Minutes
  • Resolution to Close August 2005 Meeting
  • NSB Chairman's Report

○ Approval of 2006 Board Meeting Calendar

  • NSF Director's Report
  • Committee Reports

○ 2004 Annual Report of Executive Committee

  • Overview of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
  • Presentations by 2005 Alan T. Waterman and NSB Public Service Awardees
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 05-9727 Filed 5-11-05; 1:47 pm]

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