Establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board and Call for Nominations, 62279-62280 [2020-21834]

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AGENCY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), announces the establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board (The Board) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), as amended, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), a discretionary advisory committee. The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and, upon request, to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) on issues relevant jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 to the Federal Government’s engagement and support of technological innovation, and the incorporation and adoption of emerging technologies and innovative means to address critical technological challenges facing the Federal Government in its provision of services to the public, within the framework of applicable national policies. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) through the Department of Commerce (DoC) invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Board. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity. DATES: Nominations for the Board will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise effective October 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Alicia Chambers, Committee Liaison Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Nominations may also be submitted via email to Alicia.Chambers@nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Boehm, Director of Program Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. His email is Jason.Boehm@ nist.gov, and phone number is 301–975– 8678. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Committee Information: The Civilian Innovation Advisory Board (Board) is established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties: The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations through the Director of NIST to the Secretary and, upon request, through the Director of Technology Transformation Services (TTS) to the Administrator of GSA. Such advice and recommendations shall address strengthening the civilian Federal Government’s ability to engage with and support American innovation and the ability of the Federal Government to incorporate and apply innovative and emerging technological means to streamline organizational structure and process issues, modernize business and functional concepts, and accelerate the development and procurement of technology applications to enhance the Federal Government’s PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62279 service to the public. The Board shall provide recommendations and strategies to enable the Federal Government to adopt and keep pace with industry. In developing its recommendations, the Board shall identify critical advances in emerging technology, management, and IT service delivery that should be developed, piloted, or adopted within the Federal Government. These may include advances that are responsive to the rapidly evolving digital marketplace and approaches to accelerating the introduction and use of emerging technologies and approaches for governance, procurement, and management processes for Federal civilian IT systems, applications, services, and infrastructure. The Board shall submit a report to the Secretary, through the Director of NIST, providing its recommendations within two years from its establishment. Membership The Board shall be composed of no more than 15 members. The members must possess some or all of the following: (a) Proven track record of sound judgment in leading or governing large, complex private sector corporations or organizations; (b) demonstrated performance in identifying and adopting new technology innovations into the operations of large organizations in either the public or private sector; and (c) demonstrated performance in developing new technology concepts. The Board members will be authorized by the Department of Commerce to serve for three-year terms, and in accordance with DOC policies and procedures, including the limit to six years of consecutive service. Members of the Board who are not fulltime or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed to serve as special government employee (SGE) members. Members of the Board who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(h) to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. No member, unless authorized by the Secretary of Commerce, may serve more than two consecutive terms of service on the Board, to include its subcommittees. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service; and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, workforce development, education, management consulting, E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 62280 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 192 / Friday, October 2, 2020 / Notices environment, and international relations. Consistent with DOC policy, the Director of NIST, may appoint the Board Chair from among the Board membership approved in accordance with policy and procedures and, in doing so, shall determine the term of service for the Board Chair, which shall not exceed the member’s approved term of service. All Board members will be reimbursed for travel and per diem as it pertains to official business of the Board. Board members will serve without compensation. The Director of NIST on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, and pursuant to DOC policies and procedures, may appoint, as deemed necessary, nonvoting subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist the Board or its subcommittees on an ad hoc basis. These non-voting SMEs are not members of the Board or its subcommittees and will not engage or participate in any deliberations by the Board or its subcommittees. These nonvoting SMEs, if not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees, will be appointed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 on an intermittent basis to address specific issues under consideration by the Board. Members shall not reference or otherwise utilize their membership on the Board in connection with public statements made in their personal capacities without a disclaimer that the views expressed are their own and do not represent the views of the IAB, NIST or the Department of Commerce. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Miscellaneous Meetings will be conducted at least twice a year in selected locations across the country. 1. Generally, Board meetings are open to the public. Nomination Information: 1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. 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SUMMARY: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. TIME AND DATE: PLACE: Virtual meeting. STATUS: Open. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) will hold this meeting to consider the following matters: • Final Rule: Amendments to Compliance Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators on Form CPO–PQR; and • Memorandum of Understanding: MOU Between the CFTC and the Office of Financial Research Regarding the Sharing of Data and Information Collected on Form CPO–PQR. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board and Call 
for Nominations

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

ACTION: Notice of establishment and call for nominations to serve on 
the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), announces the 
establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board (The Board) in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), as 
amended, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), a discretionary 
advisory committee. The Board shall provide independent advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and, upon request, to the 
Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) on issues 
relevant to the Federal Government's engagement and support of 
technological innovation, and the incorporation and adoption of 
emerging technologies and innovative means to address critical 
technological challenges facing the Federal Government in its provision 
of services to the public, within the framework of applicable national 
policies.
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or 
Institute) through the Department of Commerce (DoC) invites and 
requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Board. NIST 
will consider nominations received in response to this notice for 
appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received. 
Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory 
Committees in an individual capacity.

DATES: Nominations for the Board will be accepted on an ongoing basis 
and will be considered as and when vacancies arise effective October 1, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Alicia Chambers, Committee 
Liaison Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 
Bureau Drive, MS 1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Nominations may also be 
submitted via email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Boehm, Director of Program 
Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
100 Bureau Drive, MS 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. His email is 
[email protected], and phone number is 301-975-8678.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Committee Information:
    The Civilian Innovation Advisory Board (Board) is established 
pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
App.
    Objectives and Duties: The Board shall provide independent advice 
and recommendations through the Director of NIST to the Secretary and, 
upon request, through the Director of Technology Transformation 
Services (TTS) to the Administrator of GSA. Such advice and 
recommendations shall address strengthening the civilian Federal 
Government's ability to engage with and support American innovation and 
the ability of the Federal Government to incorporate and apply 
innovative and emerging technological means to streamline 
organizational structure and process issues, modernize business and 
functional concepts, and accelerate the development and procurement of 
technology applications to enhance the Federal Government's service to 
the public. The Board shall provide recommendations and strategies to 
enable the Federal Government to adopt and keep pace with industry.
    In developing its recommendations, the Board shall identify 
critical advances in emerging technology, management, and IT service 
delivery that should be developed, piloted, or adopted within the 
Federal Government. These may include advances that are responsive to 
the rapidly evolving digital marketplace and approaches to accelerating 
the introduction and use of emerging technologies and approaches for 
governance, procurement, and management processes for Federal civilian 
IT systems, applications, services, and infrastructure. The Board shall 
submit a report to the Secretary, through the Director of NIST, 
providing its recommendations within two years from its establishment.

Membership

    The Board shall be composed of no more than 15 members. The members 
must possess some or all of the following:
    (a) Proven track record of sound judgment in leading or governing 
large, complex private sector corporations or organizations;
    (b) demonstrated performance in identifying and adopting new 
technology innovations into the operations of large organizations in 
either the public or private sector; and
    (c) demonstrated performance in developing new technology concepts.
    The Board members will be authorized by the Department of Commerce 
to serve for three-year terms, and in accordance with DOC policies and 
procedures, including the limit to six years of consecutive service. 
Members of the Board who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
Federal officers or employees will be appointed to serve as special 
government employee (SGE) members. Members of the Board who are full-
time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will be 
appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.130(h) to serve as regular 
government employee (RGE) members. No member, unless authorized by the 
Secretary of Commerce, may serve more than two consecutive terms of 
service on the Board, to include its subcommittees.
    Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established 
records of distinguished service; and shall be eminent in fields such 
as business, research, new product development, engineering, workforce 
development, education, management consulting,

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environment, and international relations.
    Consistent with DOC policy, the Director of NIST, may appoint the 
Board Chair from among the Board membership approved in accordance with 
policy and procedures and, in doing so, shall determine the term of 
service for the Board Chair, which shall not exceed the member's 
approved term of service.
    All Board members will be reimbursed for travel and per diem as it 
pertains to official business of the Board. Board members will serve 
without compensation.
    The Director of NIST on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, and 
pursuant to DOC policies and procedures, may appoint, as deemed 
necessary, non-voting subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist the Board 
or its subcommittees on an ad hoc basis. These non-voting SMEs are not 
members of the Board or its subcommittees and will not engage or 
participate in any deliberations by the Board or its subcommittees. 
These non-voting SMEs, if not full-time or permanent part-time Federal 
officers or employees, will be appointed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109 on 
an intermittent basis to address specific issues under consideration by 
the Board.
    Members shall not reference or otherwise utilize their membership 
on the Board in connection with public statements made in their 
personal capacities without a disclaimer that the views expressed are 
their own and do not represent the views of the IAB, NIST or the 
Department of Commerce.

Miscellaneous

    Meetings will be conducted at least twice a year in selected 
locations across the country.
    1. Generally, Board meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information:

    1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new 
product development, engineering, labor, education, management 
consulting, environment and international relations. The category 
(field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular 
category should come from organizations or individuals within that 
category. A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be 
included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or 
former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In 
addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees 
to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the 
Board.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2020-21834 Filed 10-1-20; 8:45 am]
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