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National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the National Research Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Monday and Tuesday, June 13-14, 2005, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th & K Streets, NW., Washington, DC. On June 13, the meeting will convene at 1 p.m. and recess at 4:30 p.m. The June 14 session will convene at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. the meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Council is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on research and development sponsored and/or conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to include policies and programs of the Research and Development Office.

The meeting will feature a review of the VA research portfolio and a summary of current budget allocations. The Council will also discuss performance measures designed to perform program evaluations and provide feedback on the direction/focus of VA's research initiatives.

Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or wishing further information should contact Ms. Karen Scott, Designated Federal Office, at (202) 254-0200. Oral comments from the public will not be accepted at the meeting. Written statements or comments should be transmitted electronically to or mailed to Ms. Scott at Department of Veterans Start Printed Page 29828Affairs, Office of Research and Development (12C), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420.

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Dated: May 17, 2005.

By Direction of the Secretary.

E. Philip Riggin,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-10287 Filed 5-23-05; 8:45 am]