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National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2015-06098
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop entitled ``Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured ProductsAddressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications'' on July 7 and 8, 2015. This is a technical workshop with an aim to determine the state of exposure science and the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify exposure to engineered nanomaterials from consumer products. A main goal is to bridge toxicology with exposure science. The workshop will include an overview of the field by exposure science experts, breakout sessions to better understand the challenges and accomplishments thus far in exposure science, and a poster session.
Impact of the Select Agent Regulations
Document Number: 2015-05906
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
Public comment is requested on the impact that the Select Agent Regulations have had on science, technology, and national security, and on the benefits, costs, and limitations of these regulations. Drawing on these comments and other information available to it, a Fast Track Action Committee under the Committee on Homeland and National Security of the National Science and Technology Council will review the impacts and consider options to address the identified challenges or gaps concerning those regulations. Comments of up to three pages or fewer (12,000 characters) are requested and must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 30, 2015 to be considered.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Document Number: 2014-30888
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar in the series will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Notice of Public Webinar
Document Number: 2014-30325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Agencies and Commissions, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar in the series will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Notice of Public Meetings: Public Meetings of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Document Number: 2014-28570
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and in collaboration with the European Commission, will hold the 2015 ``EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts'' joint workshop on March 12-13, 2015, in Venice, Italy. The workshop will bring together the U.S.-EU Communities of Research (CORs), which serve as a platform for U.S. and EU scientists to share information on nanoEHS research. The six Communities were established in 2012 and are listed below. This workshopthe 4th since 2011is intended to further develop and support the CORs' activities. Exposure through the Life Cycle, with Material Characterization. Ecotoxicity Testing and Predictive Models, with Material Characterization. Predictive Modeling for Human Health, with Material Characterization. Databases and Ontologies. Risk Assessment. Risk Management and Control.
Microsatellite Technologies for Civil Earth Observations
Document Number: 2014-28178
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from interested parties on: (1) The current and near-term state of microsatellite technologies, and (2) whether microsatellite systems will be capable of meeting current and future civil Earth- observing needs. Public input provided in response to this RFI will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as to the state of technologies associated with microsatellites to meet the Nation's civil Earth observational requirements.
Achieving Interoperability for Latent Fingerprint Identification: A Report
Document Number: 2014-25298
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Science requests public comment on the draft report Achieving Interoperability for Latent Fingerprint Identification in the United States. The draft report will be posted at www.whitehouse.gov/ administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput. Comments of approximately three pages or fewer in length (12,000 characters) are requested and must be received by November 26, 2014 to be considered.
Notice Response to Comments and Notice of Final Action Regarding the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
Document Number: 2014-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
On February 22, 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a 60-day public notice in the Federal Register (Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36, Docket No. 2013-04127) to invite public comment on the proposed United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (hereafter, Policy for Institutional DURC Oversight or Policy). This Notice responds to comments received during this 60-day public notice, sets forth final changes to the Policy for Institutional DURC Oversight, and implements the final Policy for Institutional DURC Oversight. The Policy for Institutional DURC Oversight will be updated, as needed, following domestic dialogue, international engagement, and input from interested communities including scientists, national security officials, and global health specialists and announced in the Federal Register and at http://www.phe.gov/s3/dualuse.
Public Meetings of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Document Number: 2014-22302
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and in collaboration with the European Commission, will host meetings for the U.S.-EU Communities of Research (CORs) on the topic of environmental, health, and safety issues related to nanomaterials (nanoEHS) between the publication date of this Notice and September 30, 2015. The CORs are a platform for scientists to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and methods to overcome research gaps and barriers. The co-chairs for each COR will convene meetings and set meeting agendas with administrative support from the European Commission and the NNCO.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Agencies and Commissions, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a technical interchange meeting entitled ``Realizing the Promise of Carbon NanotubesChallenges, Opportunities and the Pathway to Commercialization'' on September 15, 2014. The meeting will be sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and co-sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The objectives of this meeting are to identify, discuss, and report the technical barriers preventing the production of carbon nanotube-based materials with electrical and mechanical properties approaching theoretical values, and to explore ways to overcome these barriers. Obstacles preventing the full exploitation of the multifunctional nature of carbon nanotube materials will also be discussed. This one-day meeting will assemble some of the Nation's leading experts in carbon nanotube research and development, as well as executives and experts from the Federal government, academia, and private sector.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology
Document Number: 2014-18715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop entitled ``Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization'' on September 11 and 12, 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from a wide-range of application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The aim of the workshop is to identify key challenges faced by sensor developers and determine the critical needs of the community, especially with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing. The workshop will include case study examples of commercialization success, a small business panel focused on challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors, and breakout sessions to explicitly address the RFI questions regarding standards, testing, manufacturing, and commercialization.
Strategy for American Innovation
Document Number: 2014-17761
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Economic Council
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council request public comments to provide input into an upcoming update of the Strategy for American Innovation, which helps to guide the Administration's efforts to promote lasting economic growth and competitiveness through policies that support transformative American innovation in products, processes, and services and spur new fundamental discoveries that in the long run lead to growing economic prosperity and rising living standards. These efforts include policies to promote critical components of the American innovation ecosystem, including scientific research and development (R&D), technical workforce, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, advanced manufacturing, and others. The strategy also provides an important framework to channel these Federal investments in innovation capacity towards innovative activity for specific national priorities. The public input provided through this notice will inform the deliberations of the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which are together responsible for publishing an updated Strategy for American Innovation.
Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2014-14392
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on the Materials Genome Initiative requests public comments on the draft 2014 Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan (http://www.nist.gov/mgi/upload/MGI-StrategicPlan-2014.pdf).
Interagency Funding for Research and Engineering Projects Conducted by Federal Researchers
Document Number: 2014-06036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This Request for Information (RFI) solicits input from the public regarding interagency research awards via competitive grants, contracts, or other vehicles provided by a Federal agency to a researcher at a Federal laboratory that is managed, owned, or operated by another Federal agency. Applicable research awards include extramural research awards awarded to intramural researchers in Federal laboratories. Federal laboratories include Government-Owned, Government-Operated laboratories (GOGOs) and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). Research awards pay for research projects and supporting resources, including the salaries of the principal investigators. The public input provided in response to this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop best practices for agencies.
Government “Big Data”; Request for Information
Document Number: 2014-04660
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
On January 17, 2014, President Obama called for senior government officials to lead a comprehensive review of the ways in which ``big data'' will affect how Americans live and work, and the implications of collecting, analyzing and using such data for privacy, the economy, and public policy. The President requested that the review examine challenges confronted by both the public and private sectors; whether the United States can forge international norms on how to manage this data; and how we can continue to promote the free flow of information in ways that are consistent with both privacy and security. Once complete, the review will result in a report that anticipates future technological trends and frames the key questions that the collection, analysis, and use of ``big data'' raise for our government and nation. This notice solicits public input to inform this effort.
Spectrum Policy
Document Number: 2014-03413
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
On June 14, 2013, the President issued a Memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies on the subject of spectrum policy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/14/ presidential-memorandum-expanding-americas-leadership-wireles s- innovatio). The Memorandum directs the White House Spectrum Policy Team to make recommendations regarding market-based or other approaches that could give departments and agencies greater incentive to share or relinquish spectrum, while protecting the mission capabilities of existing and future systems that rely on spectrum use. This notice solicits public input to inform the development of those recommendations.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI)
Document Number: 2014-00404
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Office of Science and Technology Policy requests public comments to inform its policy development related to high-impact learning technologies. This Request for Information offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to identify public and private actions that have the potential to accelerate the development, rigorous evaluation, and widespread adoption of high- impact learning technologies. The focus of this RFI is on the design and implementation of ``pull mechanisms'' for technologies that significantly improve a given learning outcome. Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2014, to be considered. In your comments, please reference the question to which you are responding.
National Plan for Civil Earth Observations; Request for Information
Document Number: 2013-26890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for the development of a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations (``National Plan''). The public input provided in response to this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop this Plan.
Request for Information: NNI Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Document Number: 2013-23916
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Agencies and Commissions, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to enhance the value of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) entitled Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology in particular, by reaching out to the nanotechnology stakeholder community for input regarding specific needs for the accelerated development and commercialization of nanosensors. This RFI is intended to inform planning for a public workshop organized under the auspices of the sensors NSI.
Notice of Meetings: Public Meetings of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Document Number: 2013-22551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and in collaboration with the European Commission, will hold the 2013 ``U.S.-EU Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts'' joint workshop on December 2-3, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop will bring together the U.S.-EU Communities of Research (CORs), which are a platform for scientists to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and methods to overcome research gaps and barriers and to address environmental, health, and safety questions about nanomaterials. The goal of this workshop is to publicize progress towards COR goals and objectives, clarify and communicate future plans, share best practices, and identify areas of cross-Community collaboration. NNCO and the European Commission will also host meetings for the CORs on the topic of environmental, health, and safety issues related to nanomaterials between the publication date of this Notice and September 30, 2014. The co-chairs for each COR will convene meetings and set meeting agendas with administrative support from the European Commission and the NNCO. The CORs were proposed at the first U.S.-EU workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts, which was held in Washington, DC, in March 2011. Based on feedback from the workshop participants, the following six Communities were launched in 2012: Exposure through the Life Cycle, with Material Characterization Ecotoxicity Testing and Predictive Models, with Material Characterization Predictive Modeling for Human Health, with Material Characterization Databases and Ontologies Risk Assessment Risk Management and Control
National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting: Open Meeting of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Document Number: 2013-18217
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-30
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on September 10-11, 2013, to engage stakeholders in discussion of perspectives on the perception, assessment, and management of the potential risks of nanotechnology. Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the general public are invited to participate. This workshop aims to facilitate: understanding of the state of practice for the consideration of risk used by industry, academia, and the general public; analysis of the role of comparative risk assessment in these evaluations, including decision analysis tools and gap analysis tools; identification, through case study presentations, of stakeholder values and risk perceptions that inform their decision making, and the potential integration of these values and perceptions that guide effective risk communication; current risk management practices in technology development communities; and determination of steps to improve the linkage of risk assessment to risk management and risk communication.
Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2013-13072
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issues this final rule to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as amended. This final rule implements the requirement of the FOIA by setting forth procedures for requesting access to, and making disclosures of, information contained by OSTP. This final rule contains provisions to comply with the President's January 21, 2009, Executive Memoranda on ``The Freedom of Information Act'' and ``Transparency and Open Government,'' and Attorney General Holder's March 19, 2009, Memorandum on ``The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).'' In addition, this rule reflects OSTP's policy and practices and reaffirms its commitment to provide the fullest possible disclosure of records to the public.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09729
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on June 11-12, 2013, to obtain input from stakeholders regarding the goals and objectives of an updated U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan that is currently under development and scheduled for completion by December 2013. Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the general public are invited to offer suggestions to the U.S. Government interagency group that is drafting the new plan, which is an update of the 2011 NNI Strategic Plan (see http://nano.gov/sites/default/files/ pubresource/2011strategicplan.pdf). In particular, participants will be invited to suggest additions to and provide feedback on wording and emphasis areas in the NNI goals, the objectives that support these goals, and the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives. Comments will also be solicited on the relationship between these topics and the revised Program Component Areas, which will be presented at the event.
United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
Document Number: 2013-04127
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The United States Government (USG) invites comments on the proposed United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern. The proposed Policy establishes institutional review and oversight requirements for certain categories of life sciences research at institutions that accept Federal funding for such research. These requirements are intended to address risks of dual use research not addressed under existing Federal regulations or guidelines. Requirement for compliance with this Policy, once finalized, will be incorporated by Federal funding agencies in accordance with their relevant statutory authorities, into the terms and conditions of awards with funded institutions that conduct research falling into the categories identified in the Policy. The public input provided through this Notice will inform future deliberations and issuance of a final Policy.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2012-24867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and in collaboration with the European Commission, will hold the 2012 ``EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts'' joint workshop on October 25-26, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. The purpose of this workshop is to further promote and deepen the EU- U.S. collaboration on nanosafety research and to develop the Communities of Research (CoRs). The event is aimed at administrators, policy makers, decision makers, and scientists from the EU and the U.S. NNCO and the European Commission will also host meetings for the CoRs on the topic of environmental, health, and safety issues related to nanomaterials between the publication date of this Notice and September 30, 2013. These CoRs will provide a platform for scientists from the U.S. and EU to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and methods to overcome research gaps and barriers. The co-chairs for each CoR will convene meetings and set meeting agendas with administrative support from the European Commission and the NNCO. The CoRs directly address Goal 4.2 of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan: ``Develop tools and procedures for * * * international outreach and engagement to assist stakeholders in developing best practices for communicating and managing risks.'' However, the CoRs are not envisioned to provide any government agency with advice or recommendations. The CoRs were proposed at the first U.S.-EU workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts, which was held in Washington, DC in March 2011. Based on feedback from the workshop participants, the following six CoR themes were announced in 2012: Exposure through the Life Cycle, with Material Characterization. Ecotoxicity Testing and Predictive Models, with Material Characterization. Predictive Modeling for Human Health, with Material Characterization. Databases and Ontologies. Risk Assessment. Risk Management and Control. The CoRs will hold several Webinars and/or conference calls between the publication date of this Notice and September 30, 2013. The envisioned end date for the CoRs is September 30, 2013.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Public Engagement Through Nano.gov Webinar
Document Number: 2012-22676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a webinar on September 20, 2012 to provide an open forum to answer questions and hear suggestions related to the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) public Web site, Nano.gov. Nano.gov, the primary mechanism for public engagement, was redesigned in April 2011. NNCO is seeking public comment and recommendations on potential updates to, improvements on, and opportunities for public engagement through Nano.gov.
Request for Public Comment on Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017
Document Number: 2012-12790
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (ARPA), Public Law 98-373, established the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) to develop national Arctic research policy five-year Federal research plans to implement ARPA. Chaired by the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), IARPC is composed of representatives from ten agencies. More information on IARPC can be found at: http:// www.nsf.gov/od/opp/arctic/iarpc/start.jsp. The IARPC's Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017 (Five-Year Plan) describes research priorities for the next five years that are expected to benefit from interagency collaboration; not all research conducted by Federal agencies is included in the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan focuses on seven priority areas designed to enhance the goals and objectives of Federal agencies in Arctic research: (1) Sea ice and marine ecosystem studies. (2) Terrestrial ecosystem studies. (3) Atmospheric studies effecting energy flux. (4) Observing systems. (5) Regional climate models. (6) Adaptation tools for sustaining communities. (7) Human health.
Implementing the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2012-10868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
With this document, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is proposing to issue regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The proposed regulations contain provisions to comply with the President's January 21, 2009, Executive Memoranda on ``The Freedom of Information Act'' and ``Transparency and Open Government,'' as well as Attorney General Holder's March 19, 2009, Memorandum on ``The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).'' In addition, the regulations reflect OSTP's policy and practices and reaffirm its commitment to provide the fullest possible disclosure of records to the public.
Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council Workshop
Document Number: 2012-5223
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold the ``2012 Regional, State, and Local (RSL) Initiatives in Nanotechnology Workshop'' on May 1-2, 2012. This workshop will bring together leaders of regional, state, and local organizations to engage in dialog with the Federal government; economic development groups; investors and entrepreneurs; technology leaders; and scientists and engineers from industry, business, government, and academia. The discussion will address a wide range of resource, organizational, and policy issues impacting RSL nanotechnology initiatives. The workshop, cosponsored by the Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), will examine the current landscape of U.S. RSL nanotechnology initiatives and their status; RSL best practices, business models, resources, and opportunities for partnering; and the role of nanotechnology RSLs in future U.S. economic growth and job creation. Dates and Addresses: The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown Hotel, 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR, 97204 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. For directions, please visit www.nano.gov/RSL12. Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the workshop is required. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should register online at http://www.nano.gov/rslregistration. Written notices of participation by email should be sent to RSL12@nnco.nano.gov or mailed to RSL 2012 Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached; otherwise registration will close on April 27, 2012 at 5 p.m. EST. Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at the meeting should also register at http://www.nano.gov/rslregistration. Written or electronic comments should be submitted by email to RSL12@nnco.nano.gov until April 27, 2012. The workshop will include an opportunity for any regional, state, or local nanotechnology initiative or related organization to present a poster explaining the activity. Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Halyna Paikoush by email (RSL12@nnco.nano.gov) or by telephone (410-467-9832) at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2012-2326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31187
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30095
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call 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), 5 U.S.C., App. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss PCAST's report on undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-29432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-29429
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-29424
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.
Request For Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting from Federally Funded Scientific Research; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The RFI is being corrected to change the response date to January 2, 2012 to reflect a 60 day response time. The RFI was published in the Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 214, on November 4, 2011, pages 68517-68518. In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and encouraging broad public access to unclassified digital data that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Interagency Working Group on Digital Data. Release Date: November 3, 2011. Response Date: January 2, 2012.
Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research
Document Number: 2011-28623
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Task Force on Public Access to Scholarly Publications. Release Date: November 3, 2011. Response Date: January 2, 2012.
Request for Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research
Document Number: 2011-28621
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and encouraging broad public access to unclassified digital data that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Interagency Working Group on Digital Data. Release Date: November 3, 2011. Response Date: January 12, 2012.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26151
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
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 partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
Request for Information: Building A 21st Century Bioeconomy
Document Number: 2011-26088
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for harnessing biological research innovations to meet national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while creating high-wage, high-skill jobs. The public input provided through this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint.
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; 2011 National Nanotechnology Initiative Environmental, Health, and Safety Strategy Webinar
Document Number: 2011-26048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2011, to provide an open forum to answer questions related to the 2011 Federal government's strategy for research on environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials. Nanomaterial Measurement Infrastructure, Human Exposure Assessment, Human Health, the Environment, Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methods, and Informatics and Modeling are the six environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the 2011 NSET Subcommittee document NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy (http:// www.nano.gov).
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing
Document Number: 2011-25000
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
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 an open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-21422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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 partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2011-16404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SoFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science will host a public forum in collaboration with the International Association for Identification (IAI) 96th International Educational Conference. The role of the SoFS is to coordinate Federal activities and advise the Executive Office of the President on national efforts to improve forensic science and its application in America's justice system. This special session will serve to provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on issues related to Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) latent print interoperability.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-14879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
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 partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-8750
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office; Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts: A Joint US-EU Workshop: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-3365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on March 10-11, 2011, to provide an open forum and engage in an active scientific discussion about environmental health and safety questions for nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products, to encourage joint US-EU programs of work that would leverage resources, and to establish communities of research practice, including identification of key points of contact/ interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers for near-term and future collaborations. This request will be active from February 10, 2011, to March 10, 2011.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-3039
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.
Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2011-2440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SoFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science will host a public forum in collaboration with the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The role of the SoFS is to coordinate Federal activities and advise the Executive Office of the President on national efforts to improve forensic science and its application in America's justice system. This special session will serve to provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on issues related to Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) latent print interoperability. Dates and Addresses: The session will be held in conjunction with the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus Hall KL, located at 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. The session will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information regarding the 63rd AAFS Annual Meeting is available at the AAFS Web site: http://www.aafs.org.
National Ocean Council; Development of Strategic Action Plans for the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2011-1316
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
On July 19, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13547 establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (``National Policy''). That Executive Order adopts the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (``Final Recommendations'') and directs Federal agencies to take the appropriate steps to implement them. The Executive Order creates an interagency National Ocean Council (NOC) to strengthen ocean governance and coordination, identifies nine priority actions for the NOC to pursue, and adopts a flexible framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning to address conservation, economic activity, user conflict, and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes. Purpose: The NOC is announcing its intent to prepare strategic action plans for the nine priority objectives identified in the Final Recommendations and is requesting input on the development of these strategic action plans. (For general information about the NOC and a copy of Executive Order 13547 and the Final Recommendations, please see: http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/oceans). Public comments will inform the preparation of the strategic action plans. All comments will be collated and posted on the NOC Web site. Public Comment: The NOC is seeking public input as it develops the strategic action plans for the priority objectives. To be considered during the development of the draft strategic action plans, comments should be submitted by April 29, 2011. Draft strategic action plans will be released for public review in the summer of 2011, allowing additional opportunity for the public to provide comments. Plans are expected to be completed by the end of 2011. In this public comment period, the NOC is interested in comments that address the opportunities, obstacles, and metrics of progress relevant to each of the priority objectives. Comments should take into account that the strategic action plans should address the key areas identified in the Final Recommendations, including, as appropriate, the importance of integrating local, regional, and national efforts. The NOC is requesting responses to the following questions for each of the priority objectives: What near-term, mid-term, and long-term actions would most effectively help the Nation achieve this policy objective? What are some of the major obstacles to achieving this objective; are there opportunities this objective can further, including transformative changes in how we address the stewardship of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes? What milestones and performance measures would be most useful for measuring progress toward achieving this priority objective? Comments should be submitted electronically at http:// www.WhiteHouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/comment or can be sent by mail to: National Ocean Council, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503.