[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 28, 2010)]
[Pages 22432-22433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10022]



National Science Board

Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR 
Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), 
hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the 
transaction of National Science Board business and other matters 
specified, as follows:

AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 7:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, May 
5, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

PLACE: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235 and 
1295, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor 
desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's 
badge. Public visitors must arrange for a visitor's badge in advance. 
Call 703-292-7000 or e-mail [email protected] and leave your 
name and place of business to request your badge, which will be ready 
for pick-up at the visitor's desk on the day of the meeting.

STATUS: Some portions open, some portions closed.

Open Sessions

May 4, 2010

7:30 a.m.-7:35 a.m.
7:35 a.m.-9 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

May 5, 2010

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
1:45 p.m.-3:35 p.m.

Closed Sessions

May 4, 2010

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.

May 5, 2010

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

AGENCY CONTACT: Kim Silverman, [email protected], (703) 292-7000, http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/.

Matters To Be Discussed

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chairman's Introduction

    Open Session: 7:30 a.m.-7:35 a.m., Room 1235
 Chairman's Remarks.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 7:35 a.m.-9 a.m., Room 1235

 Approval of February 2010 Minutes.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks.
 Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI):
    [cir] SOPI Chairman's Remarks.
    [cir] Director's Report--Office of Polar Programs (OPP).
    [cir] U.S. Antarctic Program Review.
    [cir] International State of the Arctic Meeting.
 Discussion Item: Review of NSB Policy on Award Thresholds 
requiring NSB approval.
 CPP Task Force on Support of Mid-Scale and Multi-Investigator 
Research: Status Report.
 NSB Information Item: iPlant.
 NSB Information Item: DataNet.

Closed Session: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 1235

 Committee Chairman's Remarks.
 NSB Information Item: DUSEL--Update.
 NSB Action Item: Academic Research Infrastructure Recovery and 
Reinvestment Program (ARI-R\2\).
 NSB Action Item: NCAR Supercomputing Center Construction 
 NSB Action Item: Approval of MREFC Construction Award for the 
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

Plenary Open

Open Session: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 1235

 Presentation by Honorary Awards Recipient:
    [cir] NSB Public Service Award-individual, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni.

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Room 1235

 Approval of Minutes, February 3, 2010.
 Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks.
 Human Resources Update.
 Chief Financial Officer's Update.
    OIG Semiannual Report.
 Management Response to OIG Semiannual Report.
 Inspector General's ARRA Update.
 2010 Financial Statement Audit.
 Future NSF Update.
 Report to the Board on the NSF Merit Review Process, FY 2009.
 Review of NSB Policy on Award Thresholds Requiring NSB 
 Committee Chairman's Closing Remarks.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Room 1295

 NSB Action Item: Support for nine FY 2010 Research 
Infrastructure Improvement Program (RII) Track-1 proposed awards from 
the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Room 1295

    Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF).
 Approval of SCF Teleconference Minutes, January 2010.
 Approval of SCF Teleconference Minutes, March 2010.
 Approval of SCF Teleconference Minutes, April 2010.
 SCF Chairman's Remarks.
 Overview of the Draft Report of the NSF Facilities Portfolio 
 Discussion of the Draft NSF Facilities Portfolio Review.
 Next Steps for Final Report.

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Task Force on the NSB 60th Anniversary

Open Session: 3 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Room 1235

 Approval of Minutes, February 3, 2010.
 Task Force Chairman's Remarks.
 Updates on NSB/NSF Anniversary Activities.
    [cir] OLPA Activities including Sensational 60.
    [cir] NSF 60th Anniversary Working Group Activities.

Executive Committee (EC)

Open Session: 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Room 1235

 Approval of February 2010 Minutes.
 Approval of the Executive Committee Annual Report.
 Executive Committee Chairman's Remarks.
 Updates or New Business from Committee Members.

Plenary Open

Open Session: 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Room 1235

 Presentation by Honorary Awards Recipient:
    [cir] Vannevar Bush Award, Dr. Bruce Alberts.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Room 1235

 Approval of February 2010 Minutes.
 Next Generation of STEM Innovators White Paper.
 A Comprehensive Broadening Participation in Undergraduate STEM 
    [cir] Synopsis of Proposed Program.
    [cir] Discussion.
 Other Committee Business.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Room 1295

 Approval of CSB Meeting Minutes from February 3 and 4, 2010.
 Chairman's Remarks.
 CSB Data Policies Task Force.
 FY 2011 Budget Request Update.
 ARRA Update.
 Strategic Plan Update.
 NSB Budget.
 Other Committee Business.

Closed Session: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Room 1295

 FY 2012 Request Planning.
 Other Committee Business.

Task Force on Merit Review (MR)

Open Session: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Room 1235

 Task Force Chairman's Remarks.
 Approval of Minutes from March 25, 2010 Teleconference.
 Approval of Task Force Charge and Work Plan.
 Next Steps: Identifying sources and types of data to consider 
and specific expertise needed.

Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Room 1235

 Approval of February Minutes.
 Chairman's Remarks.
 Report on Rollout of Indicators 2010 and Press Coverage.
 Expert Input on Measuring Scientific Knowledge and 
Understanding for Consideration in Future Science and Engineering 
Indicators Reports.
 Indicators Education Tool.
 Chairman's Summary.

Plenary Open

Open Session: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 1235

 Presentation by Honorary Awards Recipients:
    [cir] Waterman Award, Dr. Subhash Khot.
    [cir] NSB Public Service Award--group, The Expanding Your Horizons 

Plenary Executive Closed

Closed Session: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 1235

 Approval of Plenary Executive Closed Minutes, February 2010.
 Election for NSB Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Plenary Closed

Closed Session: 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Room 1235

 Approval of Plenary Closed Minutes, February 2010.
 Awards and Agreements--Committee on Programs and Plans 
 Closed Committee Reports.

Plenary Open

Open Session: 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Room 1235

 Recognition of the Class of 2010 and Executive Secretaries.
 Approval of Open Session Minutes, February 2010.
 Closed Session Items for August 2010 Meeting.
 Chairman's Report.
 Director's Report.
 Open Committee Reports.

Ann Ferrante,
Technical Writer/Editor.
[FR Doc. 2010-10022 Filed 4-26-10; 4:15 pm]