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AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
October 13-14, 2010
Administration Building, Portrait Room

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Stephanie Shaw (stephanie.shaw@nist.gov) by October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010*
8:30 am Call to Order, Announcements, and Agenda Review
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
8:40 am

Introductions, NIST Update, and Challenges for the VCAT
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director

9:20 am Discussion
9:40 am

Strengthening Planning and Performance Evaluation for NIST Measurement Services Session
Convene Concurrent VCAT Breakout Groups on NIST Measurement Services


Analytical Chemistry (Lecture Room C)
Dr. Stephen Wise, Division Chief, Analytical Chemistry, Material Measurement Laboratory

Ionizing Radiation (Portrait Room)
Dr. Lisa Karam, Division Chief, Ionizing Radiation Division, Physical Measurement  Laboratory

Mechanical Metrology (Lecture Room D)
Mr. Kevin Jurrens, Deputy Division Chief, Intelligent Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory

10:35 am

Conclude Breakout Groups

10:35 am
Break (Portrait Room)
10:45 am NIST Proposed Steps to Strengthen Planning and Performance Evaluation for NIST Measurement Services
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director
11:30 am Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

Strengthening Calibration Services through Improved Focus and Planning
Dr. James Olthoff, Deputy Director for Measurement Services, Physical Measurement Laboratory  

1:30 pm Discussion
2:00 pm Strengthening NIST's Standard Reference Materials Program
Dr. Robert Watters, Jr., Associate Director for Measurement Services, Material Measurement Laboratory
2:30 pm Discussion
3:00 pm Break
3:10 pm Administration's Priorities in Innovation
Mr. Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
3:40 pm Discussion
4:00 pm Wrap-up Discussion on NIST Measurement Services Planning and Management
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
Thursday, October 14, 2010
8:30 am
Measurement and Standards Needs in Forensic Science Session
Session Introduction
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director
8:35 am
Policy Perspective on Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
Dr. Randall Murch, Associate Director, Research Program Development, Virginia Tech-National Capital Region
8:55 am
Discussion
9:05 am
White House Response to the National Academy's Report on Strengthening Forensic Science in the U.S.
Mr. Rick Weiss, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications and Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
9:25 am
Discussion
9:35 am
Overview of Forensic Science Activities at NIST
Ms. Susan Ballou, Program Manager, Forensic Sciences, Law Enforcement Standards Office, NIST
9:55 am
Discussion
10:05 am
Break
10:20 am
Example of NIST Forensic Science Activities: Latent Fingerprints
Mr. Michael Indovina, Computer Scientist, Information Access Division, Information Technology Laboratory
10:50 am
Example of NIST Forensic Science Activities: Laboratory Tour of DNA in Forensic Science
(Building 227, Room B233)
Dr. Peter M. Vallone, Research Chemist, Applied Genetics Group, Biochemical Science Division, Materials Measurement Laboratory
11:40 am
Lunch
12:50 pm
Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) II Safety Management Discussion
Dr. Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1:10 pm
Update on External Needs Assessment Activities
Ms. Clare Allocca, Director, External Needs Assessment, NIST
1:30 pm

Discussion

1:45 pm
Wrap-up Discussion, Recommendations, and Plans for 2010 VCAT Annual Report
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
2:30 pm Adjournment
*Public comments will be inserted in the afternoon of October 13 if needed.