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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
February 6-7, 2013
Administration Building, Portrait Room

Contact Stephanie Shaw by January 31, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Session I - NIST Update

11:00 a.m. Call to Order, Announcements, VCAT Elections
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
11:15 a.m. Agenda Review and NIST Update
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
12:05 p.m. Discussion
12:20 p.m. Lunch (VCAT and NLB)
Session II – Example of the NIST Role in International Metrology
1:20 p.m.
International Metrology and the Redefinition of the Kilogram
James Olthoff, Acting Deputy Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory

1:40 p.m.


1:50 p.m.

Laboratory Tour-From Mass Standards to the Electronic Kilogram: A Redefinition of the Metric System
Carl Williams, Chief, Quantum Measurement Division, Physical Measurement
Physical Measurement Laboratory 

2:50 p.m.


Session III – Panel and Discussion on the Evolution of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP): The New Strategy
3:00 p.m.

MEP Program Perspective
Roger Kilmer, Director, MEP

3:20 p.m. MEP Center Perspective
Michael Coast, President and CEO, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
3:40 p.m. MEP Advisory Board Perspective
Mark Rice, President, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation and Former Chair, MEP Advisory Board
4:00 p.m. Discussion
Session IV – Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Transition from Federal Funding
4:40 p.m.
The Baldrige Program's Successful Transition from Federal Funding
Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
4:55 p.m. Discussion
5:10 p.m. Adjourn Day 1
Thursday, February 7, 2013*
8:30 a.m. Convene Meeting
Session V: Safety
8:35 a.m.
Safety Metrics
Richard Kayser, Chief Safety Officer
8:50 a.m. Discussion
9:00 a.m.
VCAT Subcommittee on Safety Recommendations and VCAT Deliberations
Tony Haymet, Chair, VCAT Subcommittee on Safety
9:15 a.m. Discussion
Session VI - VCAT Recommendations and 2013 Charge
9:35 a.m.
Presentation of Initial Observations, Findings and Recommendations for 2012 VCAT Annual Report to the NIST Director
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
10:15 a.m. Discussion
10:35 a.m. Set VCAT Charge for 2013
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
10:55 a.m. Discussion
11:10 a.m. Adjournment
**Public comments will be inserted in the morning of February 7 if needed.