National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an update on NIST's activities; an overview of the strategic planning process in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL), the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL), and the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL); an overview of NIST's health information technology activities; ethics training for VCAT members; a summary of the National Research Council's FY 04-05 assessment of NIST laboratories; and selected laboratory tours. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site.
The meeting will convene on March 7 at 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn on March 8, 2006, at 11:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held in the Employees Lounge, Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. All visitors to the NIST site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Carolyn Peters no later than Thursday, March 2, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Mrs. Peter's e-mail address is email@example.com and her phone number is (301) 975-5607.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carolyn Peters, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1000, telephone number (301) 975-5607.Start Signature
Dated: February 14, 2006.
[FR Doc. E6-2317 Filed 2-16-06; 8:45 am]
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