[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 190 (Friday, September 30, 2011)]
[Page 60806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25261]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of Closed Meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app., 
notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award will meet on Monday, November 14, 2011, 8:30 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 
November 17, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 18, 
2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve 
members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance 
management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to 
advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. 
The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2011 
applicants. The applications under review by Judges contain trade 
secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the 
Government in confidence.

DATES: The meeting will convene November 14, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. and 
adjourn November 18, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. The entire meeting will be 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room E, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on 
March 7, 2011, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is likely to 
disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained 
from a person which is privileged or confidential and 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(9)(B) because for a government agency the meetings are likely 
to disclose information that could significantly frustrate 
implementation of a proposed agency action. The meeting, which involves 
examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other 
organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award 
criteria in order to recommend the 2011 Baldrige Award recipients, may 
be closed to the public.

    Dated: September 23, 2011.
Phillip Singerman
Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-25261 Filed 9-29-11; 8:45 am]