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DRAFT AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
February 1-2, 2011
Administration Building, Portrait Room

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Stephanie Shaw (stephanie.shaw@nist.gov) by January 28, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011*
8:30 am Call to Order and Announcements
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Session I: NIST Update (Including Discussion of Operational and Management Issues) and VCAT Focus in 2011
8:35 am

Agenda Review and NIST Update
Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director

9:35 am Discussion on NIST Update
9:50 am

Changes to Congressional Landscape - Likely Priorities and Impact to NIST
Jim Schufreider, Director, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, NIST

10:05 am

Discussion

10:15 am
Update on Foreign National Guest Researcher Policy
Stella Fiotes, Chief Facilities Management Officer, NIST
10:30 am
Discussion
10:40 am
Break
11:00 am Discussion of VCAT Focus and Charge for 2011 Meetings
Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director
11:30 am Lunch
Session II: Updates on New NIST Activities and Programs
12:30 pm

Overview of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)
Invited Speaker: Howard A. Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator

12:50 pm Discussion
1:00 pm Department of Commerce and the NSTIC National Program Office
Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), NIST
1:20 pm Discussion
1:30 pm NIST and Standards for Cloud Computing
Dawn Leaf, Senior Advisor for Cloud Computing, ITL, NIST
1:50 pm Discussion
2:00 pm Public Safety Communications Research - 700 MHz Testbed
Dereck Orr, Program Manager for Public Safety Communications, Law Enforcement Standards Office, NIST
2:20 pm Discussion
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) - Overview of Current Activities
Paul J. Corson, Acting Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Commerce
3:05 pm
Discussion
Session III: Safety Update
3:15 pm
NIST Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on Management and Safety II Report Summary
Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
4:05 pm
Update on NIST Response to BRCII Report Recommendations
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer, NIST
4:15 pm
Discussion
Session IV: Recap Issues for 2010 VCAT Annual Report
4:25 pm
VCAT Administrative Session (Part 1) - Draft Initial Observations, Findings and Recommendations for the 2010 VCAT Annual Report
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
8:30 am
Closed Session
10:45 am
Reconvene Public Meeting - Continue Session IV: Recap Issues for 2010 VCAT Annual Report
10:45 am
VCAT Administrative Session (Part 2) - Continue Preparation of 2010 VCAT Annual Report
12:00 pm
Working Lunch for VCAT Members - Portrait Room
1:45 pm
Presentation of Initial Observations, Findings and Recommendations for 2010 VCAT Annual Report to the NIST Director
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
2:30 pm
Adjournment
*Public comments will be inserted in the afternoon of February 1 if needed.