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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
February 5-6, 2014
Administration Building, Portrait Room

Contact Stephanie Shaw by January 23, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Session I - Overview and Safety

8:30 a.m. Call to Order
Alan Taub, VCAT Chair
8:40 a.m. NIST Update and Agenda Review
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
9:35 a.m. Discussion
9:50 a.m.
Safety Update
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer
10:05 a.m. Discussion
10:20 a.m.Break
Session II – NIST's User Facilities and Other Examples of Ways in which NIST Partners with Others
10:35 a.m.
Context Setting
Willie May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Principal Deputy
10:45 a.m.NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)
Rob Dimeo, Director, NCNR

11:05 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
Bob Celotta, Director, CNST

11:40 a.m.


11:55 a.m.

Other Unique NIST Capabilities Available for Partnership
Willie May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Principal Deputy

Note: Due to delayed NIST opening, this session was cancelled.

12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Adjourn Day 1

Thursday, February 6, 2014*
Session III – Disaster Resilience
9:45 a.m.
Reconvene VCAT Meeting 
Alan Taub, VCAT Chair
9:45 a.m. NIST Resilience Initiative
Steve Cauffman, Lead, Disaster Resilience, Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory
10:15 a.m. Discussion
Session IV – Wrap Up
10:30 a.m. VCAT Subcommittee on Manufacturing Recommendations and Discussion
Sujeet Chand, Chair, VCAT Subcommittee on Manufacturing
11:00 a.m. VCAT Subcommittee on Cybersecurity Recommendations and Discussion
Roberto Padovani, Chair, VCAT Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
11:30 a.m. Working Lunch - VCAT Elections and Deliberations and Presentation on Initial Observations, Findings, and Recommendations of 2013 Annual Report
Alan Taub, VCAT Chair
1:30 p.m. Adjourn

*Public comments will be inserted in the morning of February 6 if needed.