Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 30551-30552 [2014-12334]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 28, 2014 / Notices Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building 101, Lecture Room A, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, telephone number (301) 975–2360, or by email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1), 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Board of Overseers and the Judges Panel will meet together in open session on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, composed of approximately eleven members preeminent in the field of organizational performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, make an annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with its recommendations for improvement of the Award process. The Judges Panel consists of twelve members with balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. The Panel includes members familiar with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. The Judges Panel recommends Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 May 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment. The agenda may change to accommodate the Judges Panel and Board of Overseers business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/ community/overseers.cfm. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Board’s affairs and/or the Panel of Judges’ general process are invited to request a place on the agenda. On June 12, 2014 approximately one-half hour will be reserved in the afternoon for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, firstserved basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ overseers.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Attention Nancy Young, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, via fax at 301–975–4967 or electronically by email to nancy.young@nist.gov. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Nancy Young no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, June 5, 2014, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Nancy Young. Contact Ms. Young, by email at nancy.young@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975–2361. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30551 Dated: May 20, 2014. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services. [FR Doc. 2014–12330 Filed 5–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting. AGENCY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2013 judging process; and the 2014 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. DATES: The Judges Panel will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The portion of the meeting, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will include discussions on the Judges Panel roles and processes and Baldrige program updates. This session is open to the public. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. The portion of the meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., will include discussions on lessons learned from the 2013 judging process and on the 2014 Award process. This session is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building 101, Lecture Room A, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 30552 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 28, 2014 / Notices Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, at telephone number (301) 975–2360, or by email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, chosen for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, services companies, small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. Members are also chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas. The Judges Panel will assemble to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2013 judging process; and the 2014 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. The portion of the meeting, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, will include discussions on the Judges Panel roles and processes and Baldrige program updates and is open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Panel of Judges’ general process are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour will be reserved for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 May 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 overseers.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Attention Nancy Young, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899–1020, via fax at 301–975–4967 or electronically by email to nancy.young@ nist.gov. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Nancy Young no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, June 5, 2014, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Nancy Young. Contact Ms. Young, by email at nancy.young@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975–2361. The portion of the meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, will include discussions on lessons learned from the 2013 judging process and on the 2014 Award process, and is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration, formally determined on March 25, 2014, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that a portion of the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(b [sic]) because for a government agency the meeting is likely to disclose information that could significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. Portions of the meeting involve examination of prior year Award applicant data. Award applicant data are directly related to the commercial activities and confidential information of the applicants. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 20, 2014. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services. [FR Doc. 2014–12334 Filed 5–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number: 131211999–3999–01] Solicitation of Letters of Interest To Form Participating Research Teams at the NIST Center for Neutron Research National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) announces its intent to form collaborations, called ‘‘Participating Research Teams’’ (PRTs), to develop and apply advanced cold and thermal neutron beam measurement capabilities at the NCNR to assist crucial and timely U.S. R&D on the structure and dynamics of advanced materials that enhance technology and manufacturing. The NCNR is therefore soliciting letters of interest in forming PRTs, which will be open to one or more U.S. companies, universities, and/or government agencies. Any resulting PRTs will be implemented through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NCNR. The appropriate percentage of cost sharing among the non-federal partners will be determined as part of the negotiations to form the PRT, and will be documented in the CRADA. SUMMARY: Letters of interest will be received on an ongoing basis, anticipated to continue for up to five years following publication of this notice. Should a date be reached when letters of interest will cease to be accepted, a notice will be posted at www.ncnr.nist.gov. DATES: Interested parties should send letters to Dr. Robert Dimeo, Director, NIST Center for Neutron Research, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–6100, or via email to robert.dimeo@nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dan Neumann, Group Leader, Neutron Condensed Matter Science (NCMS), NIST Center for Neutron Research, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 6102, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–6102, (301) ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30551-30552]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12334]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award (Judges Panel) will meet in on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to 
discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel 
and information received from the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda 
will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program 
updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2013 
judging process; and the 2014 Award process. A portion of this meeting 
is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be 
examined and discussed.

DATES: The Judges Panel will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 
9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The portion of the meeting, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will include discussions on the Judges 
Panel roles and processes and Baldrige program updates. This session is 
open to the public. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. The portion of the 
meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., will include discussions on 
lessons learned from the 2013 judging process and on the 2014 Award 
process. This session is closed to the public in order to protect the 
proprietary data to be examined and discussed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Building 101, Lecture Room A, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige

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Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 
20899-1020, at telephone number (301) 975-2360, or by email at 
robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, June 
11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is 
composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, 
chosen for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and 
competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, services companies, 
small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. 
Members are also chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and 
nonprofit areas. The Judges Panel will assemble to discuss and review 
the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information 
received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 
order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles 
and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; 
lessons learned from the 2013 judging process; and the 2014 Award 
process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to 
protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
    The portion of the meeting, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern 
time, will include discussions on the Judges Panel roles and processes 
and Baldrige program updates and is open to the public. Individuals and 
representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and 
suggestions related to the Panel of Judges' general process are invited 
to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour will be 
reserved for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a 
first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be 
determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be 
about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be 
included in the final agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/overseers.cfm. Questions from the public will not be 
considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their 
oral statements, those who had wished to speak, but could not be 
accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in 
person are invited to submit written statements to the Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program, Attention Nancy Young, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899-1020, via fax at 301-975-4967 or 
electronically by email to nancy.young@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, 
time of arrival, email address and phone number to Nancy Young no later 
than 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, June 5, 2014, and she will 
provide you with instructions for admittance. Non-U.S. citizens must 
submit additional information; please contact Nancy Young. Contact Ms. 
Young, by email at nancy.young@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975-2361.
    The portion of the meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
time, will include discussions on lessons learned from the 2013 judging 
process and on the 2014 Award process, and is closed to the public in 
order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. The 
Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for 
Administration, formally determined on March 25, 2014, pursuant to 
Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended by 
Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that 
a portion of the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed to the 
public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is 
likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential 
and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(b [sic]) because for a government agency the 
meeting is likely to disclose information that could significantly 
frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. Portions of the 
meeting involve examination of prior year Award applicant data. Award 
applicant data are directly related to the commercial activities and 
confidential information of the applicants.

    Dated: May 20, 2014.
Phillip Singerman,
Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-12334 Filed 5-27-14; 8:45 am]
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