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Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E7-16726
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates And Place: September 11, 2007, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St. NW., Washington DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday September 11, 2007, at approximately 9 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to include three panels, with presentations and discussion. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on partnerships between universities and non-government entities in support of research. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on nanotechnology, including presentations on biomedical aspects of nanotechnology research and current Government activities supporting risk assessment and risk management. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on personalized medicine as part of the Council's study of policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of scientific and technological advances in this area. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/ PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E7-13374
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss development of the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Plan and the related Aeronautics Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of these Plans within one year. The Plans are to be guided by the National Aeronautics R&D Policy that was developed by the NSTC and endorsed by E.O. 13419.
Alignment of the Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) and the National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC)
Document Number: E7-12510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
At the April 27, 2007 joint meeting of the Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) and the National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC), the principals of both bodies formally voted and unanimously approved that the Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) established by the U.S. Ocean Action Plan (OAP), shall also serve as the National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC) established by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP); and all actions taken by the ICOSRMI related to the NOPP shall be deemed actions of the NORLC, unless otherwise expressly stated by the ICOSRMI in writing. The intent of this action is to maintain the interagency progress made through NOPP, thus building on a decade of experience made possible through the program, while avoiding duplication of effort with the new governance structure of the OAP. NORLC and the other NOPP committees are now conducting business as their functionally equivalent OAP bodies. This action will align, simplify and strengthen the Federal ocean governance structures.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-11978
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss development of the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Plan and the related Aeronautics Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of these Plans within one year. The Plans are to be guided by the National Aeronautics R&D Policy that was developed by the NSTC and endorsed by E.O. 13419. Dates and Addresses: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 233 of the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Duke Energy Center information is available at the: http://www.duke-energycenter.com/700/ mapsdirectionsparking.asp Web site. Registration is required because seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration Requests: Registration requests (including your name, address, and phone number) should be submitted to Jon Montgomery, Office of Aerospace and Automotive Industries, Room 4020, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482-3353, or e-mail your request to Jon.Montgomery@mail.doc.gov. Registration requests should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. (EST) on Friday, July 6, 2007.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E7-10822
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: June 25, 2007, Arlington, VA. The meeting will be held in Room 1235 of the National Science Foundation at 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E7-6844
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: April 24, 2007, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday April 24, 2007, at approximately 9 a.m. The co-chairs of the PCAST subcommittee on networking and information technology are tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST review of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The PCAST will hear presentations on modes of interaction between the private sector and traditionally Federally funded research communities. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on personalized medicine as part of the Council's study of policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of scientific and technological advances in this area. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/ PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E7-6308
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss development of the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Plan and a related aeronautics R&D Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419 National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of these Plans within one year. The Plans are to be guided by the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy that was prepared by the National Science and Technology Council and endorsed by E.O. 13419. Details on white papers requested for submission to the ASTS will also be given at the meeting.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E6-21984
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Draft National Assessment of Efforts To Predict and Respond to Harmful Algal Blooms in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E6-15837
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) publishes this notice to announce the availability of the Draft National Assessment of Efforts to Predict and Respond to Harmful Algal Blooms in U.S. Waters which was mandated by Congress in the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Amendments Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-456). This report reviews and evaluates short term harmful algal bloom (HAB) prediction techniques, and identifies current prevention, control and mitigation (PCM) programs and research for freshwater, estuarine and marine HABs operating at the national, State, local and tribal level.
Notice of Release of Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States: Research Priorities for the Next Decade
Document Number: 06-7600
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the release of the Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States: Research Priorities for the Next Decade and Request for Public Comment by the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST). This draft document describes the ocean research priorities for the United States for the next decade. Dates and Addresses: Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States: Research Priorities for the Next Decade, a draft document that describes the ocean research priorities for the United States for the next decade is now available for public review (http:// ocean.ceq.gov/about/supjsostpubliccomment.html). Please note that all comments submitted will be available for public viewing. The NSTC JSOST must receive comments on this draft document no later than the close of business on October 20, 2006. Address for comments: Only electronic (e-mail) comments will be accepted. Individuals who wish to provide comments should refer to the guidelines for comment submission available at http://ocean.ceq.gov/ about/supjsostpubliccomment.html. Comments should be sent to: public-comment@jsost.org.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E6-14451
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: September 12, 2006, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in the Continental Ballroom of the George Washington University Marvin Center Building, 800 21st St. NW., Washington DC 20052. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday September 12, 2006, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to discuss its report and recommendations related to energy technology. The co-chairs of the PCAST subcommittee on networking and information technology are tentatively scheduled to provide an update on subcommittee activities and lead a discussion on the PCAST review of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. A presentation on ethical and societal issues related to emerging technology capabilities is also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
Notice of Release of Planning Document for the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-3396
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the release of the planning document for the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Request for Public Comment by the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST). This planning document was prepared to serve as a basis for discussion of theme priorities in the development of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan. Dates and Addresses: The planning document for the development of the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan is now available for public review and can be accessed at http://ocean. ceq.gov/about/docs/ jsost orppplandoc. pdf. Comments on the development of the U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan must be received by the National Science and Technology Council's Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology no later than the close of business on Monday, May 15, 2006 (45 days). Address for comments: Only electronic (e-mail) comments will be accepted. Individuals who wish to provide comments should refer to the guidelines for comment submission available at http://ocean. ceq.gov/ about/sup jsostpublic comment.html. Comments should be sent to: public-comment@jsost.org.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 06-2542
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 06-300
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This document extends the comment period for ``Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering'' published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2005. The proposed principles are intended to increase collaboration and consistency within the Federal agencies in support of graduate and postdoctoral education and training in science and engineering. Principles are: Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training Is a Critical Investment in the Future; The Federal Investment Portfolio Must Broadly Support Science and Engineering Disciplines; Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Must Receive Quality Education and Training; Federal Contributions toward Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training are Provided in Partnership with Academic and Other Non-Federal Institutions; Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Should Be Adequately Supported to Encourage Their Pursuit of Science and Engineering Careers; and Federal Agencies Should Collaborate in Areas of Common Interest.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E5-7776
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Proposed Principles for Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training in Science and Engineering
Document Number: 05-22744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The proposed principles are intended to increase collaboration and consistency within the Federal agencies in support of graduate and postdoctoral education and training in science and engineering. Principles are: Federal Support of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training Is a Critical Investment in the Future; The Federal Investment Portfolio Must Broadly Support Science and Engineering Disciplines; Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Must Receive Quality Education and Training; Federal Contributions toward Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Training are Provided in Partnership with Academic and Other Non-Federal Institutions; Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Should Be Adequately Supported to Encourage Their Pursuit of Science and Engineering Careers; and Federal Agencies Should Collaborate in Areas of Common Interest.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 05-17595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: September 20, 2005, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 of the National Academies Keck Center located at 500 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on research and commercialization activities in the areas of pharmacogenomics (or personalized medicine) and alternative energy. These are both areas in which PCAST may undertake studies regarding the Federal role in research and development and the barriers and possible implications surrounding widespread adoption. A review and update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) is also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information on the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources (CENR) Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations (IWGEO)
Document Number: 05-6224
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Office of Science and Transportation, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces an Integrated Earth Observation System Public Engagement Workshop by the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations (IWGEO) to discuss the nine societal benefit areas and the six near term opportunities identified in the Stratetic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System. This plan was developed to address the effective use of Earth observation systems to enable a healthy public, economy and planet.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 05-4610
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Dates and Place: March 22, 2005, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in the East Room (Lobby Level) of the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday March 22, 2005, at approximately 12:30 p.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to: (1) Pursuant to its designation as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel under the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, discuss a draft report assessing Federal nanotechnology programs and, pending the discussion, approve the report; and (2) discuss new topics areas to examine in the coming year. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information on the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Stan Sokul, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
Workshop on Manufacturing Research and Development in Three Priority Areas: Nanomanufacturing, Manufacturing for the Hydrogen Economy, and Intelligent and Integrated Manufacturing Systems; Sponsored by the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology, Interagency Working Group on Manufacturing Research and Development
Document Number: 05-1750
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
A public forum sponsored by the Manufacturing Research and Development Interagency Working Group (IWG) of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) will be held to review the current state of manufacturing research and development in three priority areas: nanomanufacturing, manufacturing for the hydrogen economy, and intelligent and integrated manufacturing systems.