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Download as PDF 11234 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES effectiveness of these principles in the conduct of a cost comparison? 4. In 2010, the Department of Defense established business rules for use in estimating and comparing the full costs of military and civilian manpower and contract support. See Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09–007, ‘‘Estimating and Comparing the Full Costs of Civilian and Military Manpower and Contract Support,’’ available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/ directives/corres/pdf/DTM–09–007.pdf. What, if any, principles might be considered for adoption governmentwide? C. Small Business Considerations Section 1655 of the NDAA for FY 2013 requires OMB to publish procedures and methodologies to be used by Federal agencies with respect to decisions to convert a function being performed by a small business concern to performance by a Federal employee, including procedures and methodologies for determining which contracts will be studied for potential conversion. Section 5–3 of Policy Letter 11–01 includes management guidance in connection with small business contracting. Specifically, section 5–3: • Instructs agencies to place a lower priority on reviewing work performed by small businesses where the work is not inherently governmental and where continued contractor performance does not put the agency at risk of losing control of its mission or operations, especially if the agency has not recently met, or currently is having difficulty meeting, its small business goals; • encourages agencies to involve their small business advocates if considering the insourcing of work currently being performed by small businesses; and • instructs agencies that make a management decision to insource work that is currently being performed by both small and large businesses, to apply the ‘‘rule of two’’ to the work that will continue to be performed by contractors (the rule of two calls for a contract to be set aside for small businesses when at least two small businesses can do the work for a fair market price). 1. What additional factors might be considered, if any, in addition to those identified in Policy Letter 11–01, to determine where it may be appropriate to insource work that is otherwise suitable for performance by a small business contractor? 2. Section 1655 also requires OMB’s guidance to address procedures and methodologies for estimating and comparing costs. If a situation arises VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 where it is appropriate to consider a cost-based insourcing of work currently being performed by a small business, to what extent, if any, should costing procedures and methodologies differ from those used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of other than small businesses? Joseph G. Jordan, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–03581 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (13–014)] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of NASA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional Information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JF000, Washington, DC 20546, Frances.C.Teel@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract In accordance with Executive Order 13506 establishing the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Women@NASA Program was created to provide mentoring opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines for female students. To support the White House Educate to Innovate campaign, the Women@NASA Program was expanded PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to offer an equivalent program for young males called NASA Building Outstanding Young Scientists (BOYS). Both programs are designed to engage underrepresented rising 5th–8th grade students in a one-on-one virtual mentoring experience, under parental/ adult supervision, one hour per week for a five-week period. Participants will be selected from a diverse set of geographical locations across the USA. This clearance request pertains to the collection of information associated with the administration of electronic application forms, parental consent forms, and pre and post parent/student surveys. Surveys are designed to gauge participant interest in STEM subjects before and after the virtual mentoring experience, measure the program impact, access the effectiveness of the virtual mentoring approach and identify opportunities for improvement. II. Method of Collection Electronic. III. Data Title: NASA Girls and Boys Virtual Mentoring Program. OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of review: New Information Collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,800. Estimated Time Per Response: Variable. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,600. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $170,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices burden (including hours and cost; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents; including automated collection techniques or the use of other information technology. They will also become a matter of public record. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–03562 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Frances Teel, PRA Clearance Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [Notice 13–013] [FR Doc. 2013–03527 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] Information Collection Notice/NASA Great Moonbuggy Race BILLING CODE 7510–13–P National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: NASA Information Collection Notice; Correction. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meetings of Humanities Panel Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 76 FR 23339, Document Number 2013–01648, Notice Number 12–004, dated January 28, 2013. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration published a notice in the Federal Register of January 28, 2013, inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection; the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Correction: In Section III Data, the Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours is 118. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Frances Teel, NASA Clearance Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection supports the President’s initiative to create opportunities to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The Great Moonbuggy race is a vehicular engineering experience that targets high school and college students and connects classroom training to tangible activities that enable practical application of STEM disciplines, cultivates innovative thinking, and embraces teamwork. This event is inspired by the original lunar rover that piloted across the Moon’s surface in the early 1970’s. Participating students will design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy. Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions at NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that 16 meetings of the Humanities Panel will be held during March, 2013 as follows. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951–960, as amended). SUMMARY: See Supplementary Information section for meeting dates. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20506. See Supplementary Information section for meeting room numbers. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 529, Washington, DC 20506, or call (202) 606–8322. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the National Endowment for the Humanities’ TDD terminal at (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings 1. Date: March 12, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications for the Collaborative Research grant program on the subject of New World Archaeology and Anthropology, submitted to the Division of Research Programs. 2. Date: March 13, 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11235 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications for the Scholarly Editions grant program on the subject of Literature, submitted to the Division of Research Programs. 3. Date: March 18, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications for the America’s Media Makers Production grant program on the subject of U.S. History of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, submitted to the Division of Public Programs. 4. Date: March 19, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 421. This meeting will discuss applications for the America’s Historical & Cultural Organizations Implementation grant program on the subject of the U.S. South and African American History, submitted to the Division of Public Programs. 5. Date: March 19, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications for the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program, submitted to the Division of Preservation and Access. 6. Date: March 19, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications for the Scholarly Editions grant program on the subject of American History, submitted to the Division of Research Programs. 7. Date: March 20, 2013, Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications for the Collaborative Research grant program on the subject of Old World Archaeology and Classics, submitted to the Division of Research Programs. 8. Date: March 21, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 415. This meeting will discuss applications for the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program, submitted to the Division of Preservation and Access. 9. Date: March 21, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Room: 315. This meeting will discuss applications for the Scholarly Editions grant program on the subject of History and Literature, submitted to the Division of Research Programs. 10. Date: March 21, 2013. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11234-11235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03562]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice (13-014)]


Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 
NASA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional Information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA 
Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JF000, Washington, DC 20546, 
Frances.C.Teel@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In accordance with Executive Order 13506 establishing the White 
House Council on Women and Girls, the Women@NASA Program was created to 
provide mentoring opportunities in science, technology, engineering, 
and math (STEM) disciplines for female students. To support the White 
House Educate to Innovate campaign, the Women@NASA Program was expanded 
to offer an equivalent program for young males called NASA Building 
Outstanding Young Scientists (BOYS). Both programs are designed to 
engage underrepresented rising 5th-8th grade students in a one-on-one 
virtual mentoring experience, under parental/adult supervision, one 
hour per week for a five-week period. Participants will be selected 
from a diverse set of geographical locations across the USA.
    This clearance request pertains to the collection of information 
associated with the administration of electronic application forms, 
parental consent forms, and pre and post parent/student surveys. 
Surveys are designed to gauge participant interest in STEM subjects 
before and after the virtual mentoring experience, measure the program 
impact, access the effectiveness of the virtual mentoring approach and 
identify opportunities for improvement.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic.

III. Data

    Title: NASA Girls and Boys Virtual Mentoring Program.
    OMB Number: 2700-XXXX.
    Type of review: New Information Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,800.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Variable.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $170,000.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection.

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They will also become a matter of public record.

Frances Teel,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03562 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]
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