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AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
June 9-10, 2009
Employee Lounge

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Denise Herbert (denise.herbert@nist.gov) by June 5, 2009

 

Theme:  NIST’s Laboratory Programs and their Importance to Documentary Standards Development and Implementation

 

NIST has the specific statutory role to coordinate the use by Federal agencies of private-sector documentary standards. This coordination role and the important link between NIST’s laboratory programs and the successful development of documentary standards need to be better understood by NIST stakeholders. The purpose of this meeting is to examine the NIST role in documentary standards and explore the interplay between this role and the laboratory programs for several high-impact case studies.

 

Key questions for the VCAT:

 
  • What aspects of NIST’s federal coordination role best leverage the technical capabilities of the NIST laboratories?
  • How could NIST enhance its support of other Federal agencies in meeting U.S. Government needs for voluntary consensus standards?
  • What would be the potential impacts on the NIST laboratory programs of NIST elevating the priority of its standards coordination role?
                                                                           
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
8:30 am
Call to Order and VCAT Agenda Review
Dr. James Serum, VCAT
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
8:40 am
NIST Deputy Director’s Update
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
9:25 am
Discussion on Update
9:40 am
Break
Session I:  NIST’s Role in Documentary Standards
9:55 am
Promoting U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness through Documentary Standards - Overview of NIST Role in Documentary Standards
Dr. Belinda Collins, Director, Technology Services
10:25 am
Discussion
Session II:  Case Study in Smart Grid  (Part A)
10:40 am
Overview of NIST Role in Smart Grid
Dr. George Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability
11:00 am
Discussion
11:15 am
External Perspective on Vision, Status, and Challenges Associated with Smart Grid
Mr. Steve Widergren, Smart Grid Interoperability & Standards Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:45 am

Discussion

Lunch
12:00 pm
Lunch
Session II:  Case Study in Smart Grid (Part B)
1:00 pm
Importance of NIST Laboratory Research Programs to Support Smart Grid Standards
Dr. David Wollman, Acting Group Leader, Fundamental Electrical Metrology Group and Applied Electrical Metrology Group, Quantum Electrical Metrology  Division, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
1:20 pm
Discussion
Laboratory Tour
1:35 pm
Phasor Measurement Units
Jerry Stenbakken, Quantum Electrical Metrology Division, Electronics and  Electrical Engineering Laboratory
2:25 pm
Break
Session III:  Case Study in Health Care IT
2:35 pm
Overview of NIST Role in Health Care IT
Ms. Cita Furlani, Director, Information Technology Laboratory
2:55 pm
Discussion
3:10 pm
Industry Perspective on Issues and Challenges Associated with Health  Care IT
Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Information and  Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
3:40 pm
Discussion
3:55 pm
Importance of NIST Laboratory Research Programs to Support Health  Care IT Standards
Ms. Lisa Carnahan, Leader, Interoperability Group, Software and  Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory
4:15 pm
Discussion
4:30 pm
Enabling Clinical Information Sharing:  Standards and Testing Demo
Dr. Bill Majurski, Project Lead, and Ms. Lisa Carnahan, Leader, Interoperability  Group, Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Session IV:  Wrap-Up
8:30 am

Roundtable Discussion on Key Questions for the VCAT

  • What aspects of NIST’s federal coordination role best leverage the technical  capabilities of the NIST laboratories?
  • How could NIST enhance its support of other Federal agencies in meeting  U.S. Government needs for voluntary consensus standards?
  • What would be the potential impacts on the NIST laboratory programs of  NIST elevating the priority of its standards coordination role?
10:00 am
Break
10:15 am
VCAT Feedback Session – Jim Serum
Summary of findings and thoughts for 2009 VCAT Annual Report
11:30 am
Plans for October 2009 Meeting
11:45 am
Adjourn