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AGENDA
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO
October 16-17, 2012
Building 81, Room 1A116

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Stephanie Shaw by October 9, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mountain Time

Session I - NIST Update

9:00 a.m. Call to Order, Announcements, VCAT Business
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
9:15 a.m. Agenda Review and NIST Update
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
10:00 a.m.
Discussion on NIST Update
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Visit by David Wineland 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Session II – Safety Subcommittee
10:45 a.m.
Review Activities of the VCAT Subcommittee on Safety
Tony Haymet, Chair, VCAT Subcommittee on Safety
11:00 a.m.
Discussion
Session III – The Next Generation of Measurement Services at NIST
11:15 a.m.
NIST on a Chip: Revolution in Measurement Services
Thomas O'Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division and Quantum Physics Division, Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), NIST
11:30 a.m.
Discussion
11:40 a.m. NIST Chip-Scale Atomic Sensors
Thomas O'Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division and Quantum Physics Division,
PML, NIST
11:50 a.m.
Tour of Quantum Voltage Laboratory
Samuel Benz, NIST Fellow, Quantum Electronic and Photonics Division, PML, NIST
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Session IV – Public Safety Communications Research
1:15 p.m.
Tour of the Public Safety Communications Research Demonstration Network
Dereck Orr, Program Manager, Public Safety Communications Research, Law Enforcement Standards Office, NIST
Session V – Centers of Excellence and Technology Transfer Policy
2:10 p.m.
Update on the NIST Centers of Excellence Program
Jason Boehm, Director, Program Coordination Office, NIST
2:25 p.m. Discussion
2:35 p.m.
Update on Technology Transfer
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Industry and Innovation Services, NIST
2:50 p.m. Discussion
3:00 p.m. Break
Session VI - Facilities Tour
3:10 p.m.

Tour of NIST Precision Measurement Laboratory
Michael Kelley, Acting Director, NIST Boulder Laboratory Operations

  • Clean Room
  • Precision Imaging Facility
  • Building Infrastructure
4:40 p.m. Reconvene
4:45 p.m. Adjourn Day 1
Wednesday, October 17, 2012**
Mountain Time
Session VII - Manufacturing
8:30 a.m.
Convene Meeting
8:35 a.m. Overview of NIST Portfolio of Manufacturing Programs
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
8:50 a.m.
Summary of National Research Council's (NRC) Report on A Review of the Manufacturing-Related Programs at NIST
Kanti Jain, Chair, NRC Panel on Review of the Manufacturing-Related Programs at NIST
9:10 a.m. Discussion
9:20 a.m. Update on the Administration's Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Industry and Innovation Services, NIST
9:35 a.m. Discussion
9:45 a.m. Discussion of White Paper and Potential Recommendations
Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
Alan Taub, VCAT Vice Chair and Chair, VCAT Subcommittee on Manufacturing
10:30 a.m. Break
Session VIII - Wrap Up and Report Preparation
10:45 a.m.
Wrap Up and Discussion of Recommendations and Path Forward for the 2012 Annual Report
Vinton Cerf, VCAT Chair
11:30 a.m. Adjourn
**Public comments will be inserted in the morning of October 17 if needed.