[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 93 (Friday, May 15, 2009)]
[Page 22887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11399]



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, June 9, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 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 
    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 
this meeting is ``NIST's Laboratory Programs and their Importance to 
Documentary Standards Development and Implementation'' with two case 
studies in Smart Grid and Health Care Information Technology (IT). The 
first day's agenda will include an update on NIST; overviews of the 
NIST role in documentary standards, Smart Grid, and Health Care IT; 
presentations on the importance of NIST laboratory research programs to 
support standards for Smart Grid and Health Care IT; external 
perspectives from two guest speakers on the issues and challenges 
associated with these two areas; and a related laboratory tour and 
software demonstration. On the second day, the agenda calls for a 
discussion with the Committee on three key questions related to the 
theme of the meeting followed by the VCAT's feedback on summary 
findings for the 2009 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 June 9, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. and will 
adjourn on June 10, 2009, at 11:45 a.m.

ADDRESSES: 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 
Denise Herbert no later than Friday, June 5, 2009, and she will provide 
you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Herbert's e-mail address is 
[email protected] and her phone number is (301) 975-5607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Herbert, Visiting Committee on 
Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1000, telephone number (301) 975-5607.

    Dated: May 12, 2009.
Patrick Gallagher,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E9-11399 Filed 5-14-09; 8:45 am]