[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Pages 2143-2144]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00566]



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: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or 
Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will 
meet in Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members 
appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as 
business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, 
education, management consulting, environment, and international 

DATES: The VCAT will meet on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, 
Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone 
number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is 
[email protected].


    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278, as amended, and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

    The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make 
recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, 
its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable 
national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The 
agenda will include an update on major programs at NIST. In addition, 
the meeting will include presentations and discussions on NIST's role 
in cybersecurity and technology transfer from federal laboratories. The 
Committee also will present its initial observations, findings, and 
recommendations for the 2017 VCAT Annual Report. The agenda may change 
to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on 
the NIST website at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour 
will be reserved for public comments and speaking times will be 
assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per 
speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is 
likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments 
will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST 
website at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Questions from 
the public will not be

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considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their 
oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be 
accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in 
person are invited to submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 
Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, via fax at 301-
216-0529 or electronically by email to [email protected].
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and 
phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, 
January 29, 2018. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; 
please contact Ms. Shaw. Ms. Shaw's email address is 
[email protected] and her phone number is 301-975-2667. For 
participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, 
including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or 
identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or 
identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the 
REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), or by a state that has an 
extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of 
federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's 
license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Shaw at 301-975-
2667 or visit: http://nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

Kevin Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2018-00566 Filed 1-12-18; 8:45 am]