Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 9, 2009. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received 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: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Program (BNQP) Update, Baldrige Fellows Program, Baldrige Program Changes in 2010, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Board is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, science and technology, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Technology Innovation Program, 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 a TIP update, a discussion of state and regional partnerships, and a presentation on program evaluation at TIP. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will conduct a conference call on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this conference call is to conduct final judging of the 2009 applicants. The conference call will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks Comments on White Papers
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking comments on white papers prepared by TIP staff from any interested party, including academia; Federal, state, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; and professional organizations/ societies. The white papers are posted on TIP's Web site (URL). Comments will assist in the further refinement of areas of critical national need and the associated technical challenges that could be
Announcing a Tutorial Workshop on ISO/IEC 24727-Identification Cards-Integrated Circuit Card Programming Interfaces
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public workshop on December 1-3, 2009, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Board Room/Conference Center. The workshop is open to the public but registration is required. The registration fee will be $90.00. The purpose of the 3-day workshop is to provide a high-level tutorial of the six part standard, ISO/IEC 24727Identification cardsIntegrated circuit card programming interfaces, a multi-part standard for interoperable identification, authentication, and signature services for credentials and applications. The workshop will also provide sessions on the use of ISO/IEC 24727 to include an overview of NIST IR 7611, Use of ISO/IEC 24727Service Access Layer Interface for Identity (SALII): Support for Development and use of Interoperable Identity Credentials, which describes ISO/IEC 24727 from the perspective of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors.