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OPEN SESSIONS: May 5, 2016 8:00–8:30 a.m.—Plenary introduction, NSB Chair and NSF Director Reports 8:30–9:30 a.m.—Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) 9:30–9:45 a.m.—Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF) 9:45–10:25 a.m.—Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP) 10:55–11:15 a.m.—Plenary speaker, NSB Public Service awardee 11:15–11:35 a.m.—Plenary speaker, Vannevar Bush awardee 11:35–11:55 a.m.—Plenary speaker, Alan T. Waterman awardee 3:05–4:30 p.m.—Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O) May 6, 2016 8:00–9:00 a.m.—Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25721 9:00–9:45 a.m.—Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB) 1:00–2:30 p.m.—(Plenary) CLOSED SESSIONS: May 5, 2016 10:25–10:40 a.m. (NPP) 1:00–2:55 p.m. (CPP) May 6, 2016 9:45–10:15 a.m. (CSB) 10:15–11:30 a.m. (Plenary) 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Plenary executive) MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Plenary Board Meeting Open Session: 8:00–8:30 a.m. • Introduction and NSB Chair’s report • NSF Director’s report Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) Open Session: 8:30–9:30 a.m. • CPP Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open CPP minutes for February 2016, and joint open CPP, CSB, and SCF minutes for February 2016 • Calendar year 2016 schedule of planned action and information items for NSB review: Update for the May 2016 meeting • An overview of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) infrastructure investments and directorate programs • CPP Chair’s closing remarks Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF) Open Session: 9:30–9:45 a.m. • SCF Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open SCF minutes from February 2016, and March 2016, and for closed SCF minutes from March 2016 • Discussion of past, present and planned SCF activities, including the Facilities Portal • SCF Chair’s closing remarks Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP) Open Session: 9:45–10:25 a.m. • NPP Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open NPP minutes from November 2015 meeting • NSF Director’s update, including root causes • NPP final report • NPP Chair’s closing remarks Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP) Closed Session: 10:25–10:40 a.m. • NPP Chair’s opening remarks E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 25722 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices • Approval of closed teleconference minutes from February 2016 • NSF Director’s update • NPP Chair’s closing remarks • Presentation on Transparency and Accountability • A&O Chair’s closing remarks MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: Plenary Board Meeting Friday, May 6, 2016 Open Session: 10:55–11:15 a.m. Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) • NSB Chair’s opening remarks • Guest speaker—Ms. Margaret Brandon, President, Sea Education Association, recipient of the NSB Public Service Award • NSB Chair’s closing remarks Plenary Board Meeting Open Session: 11:15–11:35 a.m. • NSB Chair’s opening remarks • Guest speaker—Dr. Robert Birgeneau, Recipient of the NSB Vannevar Bush Award • NSB Chair’s closing remarks Plenary Board Meeting Open Session: 11:35–11:55 a.m. • NSB Chair’s opening remarks • NSF Director introduces the Alan T. Waterman Awardee ˘ • Guest speaker—Dr. Mircea Dinca, Recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award • NSB Chair’s closing remarks Committee on Programs and Plans Closed Session: 1:00–2:55 p.m. • CPP Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of closed CPP minutes for February 2016 and the joint closed CPP, CSB, and SCF minutes for February 2016 • Information item—Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) • Information item—Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory (LIGO) • Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) • NSB action item—National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) • NSB action item—XSEDE 2 • CPP Chair’s closing remarks Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O) asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Open Session: 3:05–4:30 p.m. • A&O Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open A&O minutes from February 2016 • Management Fees and Discussion • Approval of OIG Semiannual Report materials and discussion of a Management Response • Presentation on OIG audit of Sunshine Act compliance • Inspector General’s update • Chief Financial Officer’s update VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Open Session: 8:00–9:00 a.m. • SEI Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open SEI minutes for February 2016 • Briefing on the outcome of the April 27–28 Indicators stakeholder workshop • Update on Science and Engineering Indicators outreach • Update on the next Companion Briefs: (1) Career destinations for STEM Ph.D.s, and (2) STEM diversity • Discussion on developing better indicators on K–12 STEM education • Indicators 2018 schedule • SEI Chair’s closing remarks Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB) Open Session: 9:00–9:45 a.m. • CSB Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of open CSB minutes for February 2016 • Update on FY 2017 budget • Discussion—Beyond the presidential transition: NSF’s ideas for future investment • CSB Chair’s closing remarks Committee on Strategy and Budget Closed Session: 9:45–10:15 a.m. • CSB Chair’s opening remarks • Approval of closed CSB minutes for February, 2016 • Update on FY 2016 pre-decisional budget items under renegotiation • NSF FY 2018 budget development • CSB Chair’s closing remarks Plenary Board Closed Session: 10:15–11:30 a.m. • NSB Chair’s opening remarks • NSF Director’s Remarks • Approval of closed plenary minutes for February, 2016 • Consideration and approval of NSB resolution for an award to XSEDE 2 • Consideration and approval of NSB resolution for an award to NSCL • Discussion of contract for financial statement audit • Discussion of pending MREFC legislation • Closed committee reports • NSB Chair’s closing remarks Plenary Board (Executive) Closed Session: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • NSB Chair’s opening remarks PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Approval of closed executive minutes for February, 2016 • Elections Committee report • Elections for NSB Chair, Vice Chair, and two members of Executive Committee • NSB Chair’s closing remarks Plenary Board Open Session: 1:00–2:30 p.m. • Approval of open plenary minutes for February, 2016 • NSB Chair’s opening remarks • Introduction of the NSF ‘‘LIGO Team’’ • NSF Director’s remarks • Review and approval of annual Executive Committee report • Open committee reports • Discharge NPP • Presentations to outgoing Board members • NSB Chair’s closing remarks MEETING ADJOURNS: 2:30 p.m. Ann Bushmiller, Senior Legal Counsel, National Science Board. 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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR 
part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 
1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), 
hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction 
of National Science Board business as follows:

DATE AND TIME:  May 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and May 6, 
2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

PLACE:  These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must 
contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email to 
nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and 
provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report 
to the NSF visitor's desk in the lobby of the 9th and N. Stuart Street 
entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

WEBCAST INFORMATION:  Public meetings and public portions of meetings 
will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/160505/ and follow the instructions.

UPDATES:  Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for 
additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, 
place, subject matter, and status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp.

AGENCY CONTACT:  Ron Campbell, jrcampbe@nsf.gov, 703-292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:  Nadine Lymn, nlymn@nsf.gov, 703-292-2490.

STATUS:  Portions open; portions closed.

OPEN SESSIONS: 

May 5, 2016

8:00-8:30 a.m.--Plenary introduction, NSB Chair and NSF Director 
Reports
8:30-9:30 a.m.--Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)
9:30-9:45 a.m.--Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)
9:45-10:25 a.m.--Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP)
10:55-11:15 a.m.--Plenary speaker, NSB Public Service awardee
11:15-11:35 a.m.--Plenary speaker, Vannevar Bush awardee
11:35-11:55 a.m.--Plenary speaker, Alan T. Waterman awardee
3:05-4:30 p.m.--Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

May 6, 2016

8:00-9:00 a.m.--Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)
9:00-9:45 a.m.--Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)
1:00-2:30 p.m.--(Plenary)

CLOSED SESSIONS: 

May 5, 2016

10:25-10:40 a.m. (NPP)
1:00-2:55 p.m. (CPP)

May 6, 2016

9:45-10:15 a.m. (CSB)
10:15-11:30 a.m. (Plenary)
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Plenary executive)

MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
 Introduction and NSB Chair's report
 NSF Director's report

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
 CPP Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open CPP minutes for February 2016, and joint open 
CPP, CSB, and SCF minutes for February 2016
 Calendar year 2016 schedule of planned action and information 
items for NSB review: Update for the May 2016 meeting
 An overview of Computer and Information Science and 
Engineering (CISE) infrastructure investments and directorate programs
 CPP Chair's closing remarks

Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

Open Session: 9:30-9:45 a.m.
 SCF Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open SCF minutes from February 2016, and March 
2016, and for closed SCF minutes from March 2016
 Discussion of past, present and planned SCF activities, 
including the Facilities Portal
 SCF Chair's closing remarks

Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP)

Open Session: 9:45-10:25 a.m.
 NPP Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open NPP minutes from November 2015 meeting
 NSF Director's update, including root causes
 NPP final report
 NPP Chair's closing remarks

Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (NPP)

Closed Session: 10:25-10:40 a.m.
 NPP Chair's opening remarks

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 Approval of closed teleconference minutes from February 2016
 NSF Director's update
 NPP Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 10:55-11:15 a.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 Guest speaker--Ms. Margaret Brandon, President, Sea Education 
Association, recipient of the NSB Public Service Award
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 11:15-11:35 a.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 Guest speaker--Dr. Robert Birgeneau, Recipient of the NSB 
Vannevar Bush Award
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 11:35-11:55 a.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 NSF Director introduces the Alan T. Waterman Awardee
 Guest speaker--Dr. Mircea Dinc[abreve], Recipient of the Alan 
T. Waterman Award
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

Committee on Programs and Plans

Closed Session: 1:00-2:55 p.m.
 CPP Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of closed CPP minutes for February 2016 and the joint 
closed CPP, CSB, and SCF minutes for February 2016
 Information item--Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and the Very 
Long Baseline Array (VLBA)
 Information item--Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave 
Observatory (LIGO)
 Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)
 NSB action item--National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory 
(NSCL)
 NSB action item--XSEDE 2
 CPP Chair's closing remarks

Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)

Open Session: 3:05-4:30 p.m.
 A&O Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open A&O minutes from February 2016
 Management Fees and Discussion
 Approval of OIG Semiannual Report materials and discussion of 
a Management Response
 Presentation on OIG audit of Sunshine Act compliance
 Inspector General's update
 Chief Financial Officer's update
 Presentation on Transparency and Accountability
 A&O Chair's closing remarks

MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
 SEI Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open SEI minutes for February 2016
 Briefing on the outcome of the April 27-28 Indicators 
stakeholder workshop
 Update on Science and Engineering Indicators outreach
 Update on the next Companion Briefs: (1) Career destinations 
for STEM Ph.D.s, and (2) STEM diversity
 Discussion on developing better indicators on K-12 STEM 
education
 Indicators 2018 schedule
 SEI Chair's closing remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
 CSB Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of open CSB minutes for February 2016
 Update on FY 2017 budget
 Discussion--Beyond the presidential transition: NSF's ideas 
for future investment
 CSB Chair's closing remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget

Closed Session: 9:45-10:15 a.m.
 CSB Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of closed CSB minutes for February, 2016
 Update on FY 2016 pre-decisional budget items under 
renegotiation
 NSF FY 2018 budget development
 CSB Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board

Closed Session: 10:15-11:30 a.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 NSF Director's Remarks
 Approval of closed plenary minutes for February, 2016
 Consideration and approval of NSB resolution for an award to 
XSEDE 2
 Consideration and approval of NSB resolution for an award to 
NSCL
 Discussion of contract for financial statement audit
 Discussion of pending MREFC legislation
 Closed committee reports
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board (Executive)

Closed Session: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of closed executive minutes for February, 2016
 Elections Committee report
 Elections for NSB Chair, Vice Chair, and two members of 
Executive Committee
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

Plenary Board

Open Session: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
 Approval of open plenary minutes for February, 2016
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 Introduction of the NSF ``LIGO Team''
 NSF Director's remarks
 Review and approval of annual Executive Committee report
 Open committee reports
 Discharge NPP
 Presentations to outgoing Board members
 NSB Chair's closing remarks

MEETING ADJOURNS: 2:30 p.m.

Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Legal Counsel, National Science Board.
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