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B Agendas for Meetings of the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs DECEMBER 12, 2002 National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland Wednesday, December 11 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Board and new Panel members Thursday, December 12 Open Session 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Linda Capuano, Chair, NRC Board on Assessment of NIST Programs 8:15 a.m. Introduction to NRC and Overview of Board/Panel Operations Scott Weidman, Director, Board on Assessment of NIST Programs, NRC 8:45 a.m. NIST Director's Address Arden Bement, Director, NIST 9:30 a.m. New Panel members continue with orientation Board goes into Executive Session Closed Session 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Board Balance and Composition 10:30 a.m. Fiscal Year 2003 Assessment Discussion · Review conclusions from fiscal year 2002; identify themes for fiscal year 2003 assessment 285
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286 Open Session 12:00 noon Lunch Closed Session APPENDIX B · Discuss proposed three-layer report structure for maximizing usefulness of report for multiple audiences · Discuss possible use of performance indicators in assessment 1:00 p.m. Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Assessment Discussion · Discuss possible biennial assessment process proposed for fiscal year 2004-2005 Open Session 2:15 p.m. Open Discussion with NIST OU Heads · Themes for fiscal year 2003 assessment · Proposed changes to report structure, use of performance indicators (for fiscal year 2003) · Proposed shift to biennial process (for fiscal year 2004-2005) Closed Session 3:30 p.m. Wrap Up 4:00 p.m. Adjourn Meeting Objectives Wednesday, May 14 Closed Session MAY 14-15, 2003 National Academies Green Building, Washington, D.C. · Development of the report's principal findings and recommendations · Discussion of specific questions and themes from 2003 and their placement in the report · Examination of the review process and useful modifications · Discussion of report format · Discussion of concerns and questions with NIST senior staff 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Statement of Meeting Objectives 8:35 a.m. Review of Panel Findings Each panel chair to summarize (15 minutes each) top findings by his or her panel 10:00a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Continue with Panel Summaries
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APPENDIX B 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon Lunch Develop Consolidated List of Conclusions for 2003 · Decide how to cover these topics in the report · Identify which assessment issues and concerns to discuss tomorrow with NIST senior staff · Determine what to say about specific themes for 2003: facilities, intellectual property, homeland security, balance between service and research, and performance indicators 12:45 p.m. Complete Plans for Presentation to NIST Leadership 1:15 p.m. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to the Review Process · Division site visits · Size of panels; how to increase their importance to the assessments · Process of selecting panel members · Board's charge 2:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 Closed Session Break Continue Discussion Adjourn for Day 8:30 a.m. Discussion of Possible Biennial Report Process 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Converge on Process Decisions and Plan for the Discussion with NIST Open Session 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 287 Lunch with NIST Senior Staff Discussion with NIST Senior Staff · Discussion of concerns and open questions from the 2003 site visits · Lessons learned regarding performance indicators · Any major modifications to the assessment process and report structure · Biennial report process Adjourn
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