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Date and Time: August 10-11, 2005.

August 10, 2005 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.—Open.

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.—Open.

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.—Open.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Open.

12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.—Open.

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Closed.

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.—Open.

2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Closed.

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.—Open.

August 11, 2005 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.—Open.

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.—Open.

10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.—Closed.

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.—Open.

11 a.m.-12 noon—Closed.

12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m.—Executive Closed.

12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.—Closed.

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Open.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Rooms 1235 and 1295, 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.

Contact Information: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (​nsb) for updated schedule. NSB Office: (703) 292-7000.

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, August 10, 2005


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

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • OPP Director's Report
  • South Pole Station Status Report
  • OPP Advisory Committee Study of Antarctic Resupply Options
  • Polar Icebreaker Availability
  • Preparations for the International Polar Year

Committee on Programs & Plans Task Force on Transformative Research (8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.) Room 1295

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Update on Workshop: August 12, 2005 at NSF
  • Discussion on possible Future Workshop Themes, Locations, and Dates

Education & Human Resources Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Orange Book
  • Discussion of Draft Overview chapter
  • Science and Engineering Indicators 2006 cover
  • Discussion of Draft Companion Piece
  • Contractor Presentation on Indicators

Committee on Education & Human Resources (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • NSF Staff Presentations

○ Update on Math and Science Partnerships Program

○ NSF Integration of Research and education

  • NSB items

○ House Roundtable on the S&T Workforce

○ Innovation Summit

  • NSB Commission on Education
  • NSB/EHR Committee's Contribution to Board's Vision for NSF
  • Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators
  • Update on Engineering Education Workshop

Executive Committee (12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Updates or New Business from Committee Members

Joint Session: Committee on Strategy and Budget and Committee on Programs and Plans (1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.) Room 1235

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

Committee on Programs & Plans (3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Vision Task Force
  • Status of International Science Effort
  • Status Reports

○ Long-lived Digital Data Collections

○ Transformative Research Task Force

○ Subcommittee on Polar Issues

  • Process for Sending Information & Actions to CPP & NSB
  • Major Research Facilities:

○ Status of Facility Plan and Guide


Executive Committee (1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Candidate Sites for NSB Retreat/Off-Site Visit
  • Director's Items: Personnel Matters and Future Budgets

Committee on Programs & Plans (2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Action Items

○ Rare Symmetry Violating Process (RSVP)

○ Maize Genome Sequencing

  • Information Items

○ ALMA Update

○ Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory

Thursday, August 11, 2005


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

  • Cyberinfrastructure Vision

Committee on Audit & Oversight (8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Report by NSF Advisory Committee on GPRA Performance Assessment
  • Discussion of NSF Vision Document: NSB Roles and Responsibilities
  • Discussion of Draft Report of NSF Merit Review System Review
  • NSB Policy Statement on Respective Roles of the OIG and NSF Management in the Pursuit and Settlement of Administrative Investigatory Matters
  • Status of Financial Audit Procurement
  • CFO Update on Plan To Address Reportable Conditions of FY 2004 Audit

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

  • Chair's Remarks and Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion of Committee Input to Vision Task Force
  • Status of FY 2006 Budget Request to Congress

Closed Session

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

  • OIG Budget
  • Pending Investigations

Committee on Strategy & Budget (11 a.m.-12 noon) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes Start Printed Page 44122
  • Discussion of FY 2007 Budget Submission to OMB
  • Recommendations for FY 2007 Budget Submission

Plenary Session of the Board (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.)

Executive Closed Session (12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Executive Closed Minutes

Closed Session (12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Closed Session Minutes
  • Awards and Agreements
  • Closed Committee Reports

Open Session (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Room 1235

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Resolution to Close September 2005
  • Chairman's Report
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Report of ad hoc Vision Task Group
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer and NSB Office Director.

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[FR Doc. 05-15248 Filed 7-28-05; 3:12 pm]