Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Tuesday, March 29, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board's activities are available at https://csrc.nist.gov/ispab/.
Announcement of a Meeting To Explore Feasibility of Establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Fire Resistive Materials for Structural Steel
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a pre-consortium meeting on July 14, 2005 to be held on the NIST campus. The goal of the one-day meeting is to evaluate industry interest in creating a NIST/industry consortium focused on the materials science of fire resistive materials for structural steel. The goals of such a consortium would include the development of measurement methods for the thermal and adhesion properties of fire resistive materials, tools for the characterization of their three-dimensional microstructure, and linkages between microstructure and the above-mentioned performance properties. The consortium would be supervised and administered by NIST. Consortium research and development would be conducted by NIST staff members along with at least one technical representative from each participating member company. It is estimated that membership fees for participation in the consortium would be on the order of Twenty-five Thousand ($25,000) per year. The initial term of the consortium is intended to be three years.
Announcement of a Meeting To Discuss an Opportunity To Join a Cooperative Research and Development Consortium on Fire Retardant Foam Flammability
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a meeting on April 20, 2005 to discuss the possibility of setting up a cooperative research consortium. The objective is to develop high throughput foam preparation methods and flammability measurement methods to aid polyurethane manufacturers and additive suppliers in developing fire safe foams that are environmentally safe and cost effective. The primary outcome of this work being the creation of a structure- flammability property database for polyurethane foams.
Public Forum for U.S. Standards Strategy
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host, in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute, a public workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on April 15, 2005, at the Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop is to raise awareness of the effort currently underway to complete the United States Standards Strategy; to engage stakeholders in a dialogue of its principles, strategic initiatives and tactics; and to invite public comment. The results of the workshop discussions will be included in a compilation of public comments and considered in a final draft of the U.S. Standards Strategy. There is no charge for the workshop, but pre-registration is required. To register electronically, please send an e-mail message containing the attendee's name, title, organization, telephone, telefax and e-mail address to email@example.com or call 301-975-4000.
NIST Center for Neutron Research Financial Assistance Program; Availability of Funds
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Financial Assistance Program is soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2005. The NCNR Financial Assistance Program will offer financial assistance in the field of Neutron Research and Spectroscopy specifically aimed at developing new instrumentation for Neutron Research, conducting collaborative research with NIST scientists, and assisting visiting researchers at the NCNR.
Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, March 22, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee is composed of nine members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include presentations on Insights from the Task Force on Innovation; Science and Technology in Austria: Small County, Great Expectations; Survey of ATP Applicants 2002; and Insights from ``Innovate America: National Innovation Initiative Report. A discussion scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and to end at 3 p.m. on March 22, 2005, on ATP budget issues will be closed. Agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. 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, e-mail address and phone number to Donna Paul no later than Friday, March 18 and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Paul's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is 301/975-2162.