[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 190 (Tuesday, September 30, 2008)]
[Page 56797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-22987]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: 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, October 28, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 
    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 theme for 
the meeting is ``NIST's Roles in Innovation and NIST's Strategic 
Plan.'' The agenda will include an update on NIST, presentations on 
Safety at NIST, a review of NIST's roles in innovation, a review of 
NIST's external relationships, and an overview of NIST's Strategic 
Plan, followed by an update on the Biosciences Strategic Plan, the 
status of the Nanotechnology Strategic Plan, and a presentation on the 
NIST Facilities Strategic Plan. Guest speakers have been invited to 
address the benefits and potential benefits of selected NIST 
partnerships. Other agenda items include laboratory tours and a VCAT 
feedback session on draft recommendations for the 2008 Annual Report. 
The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final 
agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.htm.

DATES: The meeting will convene on October 28, 2008, at 8 a.m. and will 
adjourn on October 29, 2008, at 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Building 1, Room 1107, at the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 
    Anyone wishing to attend this meeting should submit name, e-mail 
address and phone number to Denise Herbert ([email protected] or 
301-975-5607) no later than October 10, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Herbert, Visiting Committee on 
Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1000, telephone number (301) 975-2300.

    Dated: September 23, 2008.
Patrick Gallagher,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E8-22987 Filed 9-29-08; 8:45 am]