NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting, 10674-10675 [2016-04428]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / Notices establishing a project management office and adopting a transition plan to facilitate migration to a cloud-based system, while retaining necessary support from current vendors. Core IT governance and procedures will be adopted during this phase, and market analysis of potential vendors completed. • Phase 1: The Office would assume interim control of existing IT systems and coordinate support for legacy systems. Phase 1 also would: Build core infrastructure and stand up the key back-office and desktop capabilities necessary to run IT operations; migrate the national recordation system to its target electronic platform; and continue design on solutions for additional core applications and services. • Phase 2: This phase includes full deployment of the remaining core mission Office applications. The existing registration system will be replaced in a way that improves user experience and includes a highly secure, certified digital repository, with appropriately serious attention to protecting electronically transmitted deposits. Existing copyright data would be migrated to a cloud-based system of records, linking registration with recordation data. Effective data management would facilitate efficient updating of records, promoting data accuracy. The Office would have the capability of directly interacting with outside organizations to share relevant data through APIs, thus facilitating business investment and entrepreneurship. By the end of Phase 2, the Office would have full control over its IT management, and some legacy support agreements could be phased out. • Phase 3: In Phase 3, the Office would be fully transitioned to its new environment. Focus will turn toward enhancing core Office services with continuous improvement. The CIO will identify future desired technology investments to increase service capabilities. At the conclusion of the four phases, the Office IT will operate within a steady state environment. Operations and maintenance will continue, with performance of existing services assessed relative to identified benchmarks. At the same time, the Office would continue to engage with stakeholders to identify potential new capabilities and services. Within this phased framework, there are a variety of ways to proceed with development. The Office is interested in maximizing flexible opportunities for outside entities to efficiently aid the effort. The Office would expect to leverage the experience of expert VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Feb 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 contractors for short-term projects, consider traditional contracting, consider no-cost contracting, and review other alternatives as well. B. Funding a Modern Information Technology System Creating a more flexible and robust IT system will require the Office to fund both capital and operating expenses, not only during the five-year IT Plan, but on an ongoing basis. Currently, the Office has two main funding sources: (1) Fees paid by individual authors, corporate entities, and other customers; and (2) annual appropriated dollars reflecting the value of the Office’s mission to entrepreneurs, the public, and the economy. Historically, fees have made up the lion’s share of the Office’s basic budget, ranging from 59% to 67% in the past five years. Congress decides, in the course of the federal budget authorization, how much income the Office may use to cover its costs. Thus, the Office may spend incoming fees, but only up to the amount authorized by Congress. Tax dollars comprise a smaller, but critical, part of the Office’s budget and reflect the value of the Office’s services to the general public— for example, by providing the public with a searchable database of copyright registration and ownership information. The Office also has a small reserve account, which includes any fees that exceeded the Office’s annual spending limit, de-obligated prior year funds, and other fees authorized for expenditure but not spent. The reserve fund, however, is not a revolving fund account and is subject to congressional review every year. The Office is considering changes to the structure overall, including the option to migrate costs previously categorized as capital expenses to operating expenses in order to fund infrastructure improvements, as reflected in the IT Plan. Since 1997, the Office has conducted studies every several years to assess and set appropriate fees for its services. The analysis is governed by section 708 of the Copyright Act, which specifies various services for which the Office may charge fees and provides that the Register may adjust these fees to ‘‘not more than necessary to cover the reasonable costs incurred by the Copyright Office for . . . [such services], plus a reasonable inflation adjustment to account for any estimated increase in costs.’’ 9 Additionally, fees for core services must be ‘‘fair and equitable and give due consideration to the objectives of the copyright system.’’ 9 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 708(b)(2). Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 These objectives include the value of copyright registration and recordation, and registration must remain relatively affordable to encourage applications, which are voluntary. The Office most recently adjusted its fees in 2014, when it issued a revised fee schedule that increased some fees, reduced others, and introduced a reduced fee for individual authors of single works. The Office fee-setting is an iterative regulatory process. In assessing its fees, the Office need not assume ‘‘one size fits all’’; indeed, the more flexible the IT of the Office, the more likely the Office can institute practices and regulations that meet the targeted needs of applicants, e.g., software developers or photographers or digital filmmakers. II. Subjects of Inquiry To assess both how to implement and fund a modern copyright IT system, the Office is interested in public comment on the following subjects: 1. Please comment on the proposed five-year timeline for IT modernization based on the phases set forth in detail in the IT Plan, which incorporate best practices of the federal government. 2. Should the modernization be funded from fees, appropriated dollars, or a combination of both, and, if both, is there an ideal formula or ratio? 3. What authorities or flexibilities, if any, should be included in 17 U.S.C. 708 regarding whether and how the Office may recover its reasonable costs of operation (including in the aggregate as opposed to based upon individual services), differentiate between customers or users, and/or fund future investments, not only as to the five-year plan but on an ongoing basis? 4. Should the Copyright Office fund capital and operating expenses differently? If so, how? 5. Please identify anything else that the Copyright Office should consider in relation to the funding strategy, benefits, or implementation of IT modernization. Dated: February 25, 2016. Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office. [FR Doc. 2016–04423 Filed 2–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (16–018)] NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / Notices Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–04428 Filed 2–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NRC–2016–0040] Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Biweekly notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Feb 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. 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Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC. DATES: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., EST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary for the NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202–358–0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll free access number 844– 467–6272 or toll access number 720– 259–6462, and then the numeric participant passcode: 329152 followed by the # sign. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10674-10675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04428]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (16-018)]


NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public 
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, 
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory 
Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.

DATES: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., EST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive 
Secretary for the NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA 
Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-0212, or 
beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public 
telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch tone phone to 
participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll 
free access number 844-467-6272 or toll access number 720-259-6462, and 
then the numeric participant passcode: 329152 followed by the # sign. 
To join via WebEx on March 24, the link is https://nasa.webex.com/, the 
meeting number is 993 607 814 and the password is Educate1! (Password 
is case sensitive). Note: If dialing in, please ``mute'' your 
telephone. The agenda for the meeting will include the following:

--Opening Remarks by Chair
--Discussion of Observations Presented to NAC
--Plans to Implement Observations
--Office of Education Organization Update
--Future Topics
--Other Related Topics

    It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-04428 Filed 2-29-16; 8:45 am]
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