[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 227 (Friday, November 26, 2010)]
[Pages 72843-72844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29881]



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:  Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 8 a.m.; and Thursday, 
December 2, 2010 at 8 a.m.

PLACE:  National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, 
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:

December 1, 2010

8 a.m.-8:05 a.m.
8:05 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
9:50 a.m.-11 a.m.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.-2 p.m.

December 2, 2010

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Closed Sessions:

December 1, 2010
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
5 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

December 2, 2010

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

UPDATES:  Please refer to the National Science Board Web site http://www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and schedule updates (time, 
place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

AGENCY CONTACT:  Jennie L. Moehlmann, [email protected], (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:  Dana Topousis, [email protected], (703) 292-


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chairman's Introduction

Open Session: 8 a.m.-8:05 a.m., Room 1235

Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 8:05 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Remarks.
     Discussion of key dates and activities for production of 
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 Digest.
     Discussion and Approval of Science and Engineering 
Indicators 2012 Narrative Chapter Outlines.
     Selection of Lead Chapter Reviewers.
     Electronic Distribution of Initial Chapter Drafts for 
Board Review.
     Update on Graphic Design Review of State Chapter.
     Update on SBE Expert Workshops on Measuring Public 
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding.
     SRS Data Development Activities.
     Chairman's Summary.

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 9:50 a.m.-11 a.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     PCAST Report: Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in 
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America's Future.
    [cir] Speaker: Dr. James Gates, Jr., PCAST Member.
    [cir] Discussant: Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Acting Assistant Director 
     Update on NSF's Response to the STEM Innovators Report and 
Other Recent STEM Education Policy Recommendations.
    [cir] Speaker: Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Acting Assistant Director 

CPP Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)

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

     Chairman's Remarks.
     OPP Director's Remarks.
     U.S. Antarctic Program Review & Timetable.
     Update on Arctic Ice Cover.
     Update on the Polar Research Vessel.

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CPP Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research (MS)

Open Session: 1 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Discussion of focus groups.
     Other information gathering and next steps related to 
unsolicited mid-scale research.

Task Force on Merit Review (MR)

Open Session: 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Remarks.
     Status Update on Data-Gathering Activities.
     Initiate Discussion of Community Workshop.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Room 1235

     Committee Chairman's Remarks.
     NSB Action Items: Science of Learning Centers: Extension 
of Funding for Two Centers.

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Remarks.
     Human Resources Update (Dr. Marrett).
     Inspector General's Update (Ms. Lerner).
     FY2010 Financial Statement Audit/FISMA--(Auditors).
     Collaborative Audit Resolution.
     FY2011 OIG Audit Plan.
     OIG Semi-annual Report (Ms. Lerner and Dr. Frye).
     Chief Financial Officer's Update (Ms. Rubenstein).
     Chief Information Officer's Report (Ms. Norris).
     Review of NSB Policy on Award Thresholds Requiring NSB 
Approval Committee.
     Chairman's Closing Remarks.

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Closed Session 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Room 1235

     Committee Chair's Opening Remarks.
     Procurement Activities.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities

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

     Chairman's Remarks.
     Review of the NSF Principles Document.
     Discuss Draft Interim Report.
     Discuss Next Steps for Moving Forward to the May 2011 

CSB Task Force on Data Policies

Open Session: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Remarks.
     Presentations on Open Access.
     Discussion of March 27-29, 2010 Workshop.
     Closing Remarks.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 10 a.m.-10:15a.m., Room 1235

     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Remarks.
     Update on FY 2011 Appropriations Process.
     NSB Budget Update.
     NSF Strategic Plan Update.
     Closing Remarks.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Room 1235

     Update on NSF FY 2012 Budget Development.

Plenary Executive

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

     Approval of Plenary Executive Closed Minutes, September 
     Candidate Sites for Board Retreat and Meeting of September 
     Discussion and Selection of Honorary Awards.


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

     Approval of Minutes.
     Awards and Agreements (Resolutions).
    [cir] Logistics Contract and Renewal of two Science of Learning 
     Closed Committee Reports.


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

     Presentation by 60th Anniversary Speaker, Dr. Emily 
     Presentation on NSF Open Government, Dr. Jos[eacute] 
     Presentation on NSF Response to Oil Spill Research, Dr. 
Timothy Killeen.
     Presentation on Update on Science, Engineering, and 
Education for Sustainability (SEES), Dr. Timothy Killeen.
     Approval of Minutes.
     Chairman's Report.
     Director's Report,
     Open Committee Reports.

Adjourn 3 p.m.

Daniel A. Lauretano,
Counsel to the National Science Board.
[FR Doc. 2010-29881 Filed 11-23-10; 11:15 am]