Appendix B
National Academy of Public Administration: Charge to the Panel on Smithsonian Research and Panel Membership

Purpose and Scope

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) have been asked by the Smithsonian Institution, OMB, and OSTP to review the Smithsonian’s scientific research programs. The study objective is to examine the extent to which the Smithsonian should have a portion of its scientific research funding awarded through a competitive process.

NAS will concentrate on identifying whether research programs exist within the institution whose funding would be more appropriately awarded through a competitive grants program open to all researchers in the public and private sectors. With regard to more unique science programs not so treated, NAS will assess how best to evaluate the quality of the work. NAPA will examine how other research institutions divide research programs between in-house and competitive programs, assess the dollar implications of the NAS findings, develop alternative strategies for implementing any NAS recommendations on competition, and analyze the implications for overhead rates resulting from different strategies.

Panel Members

James E. Colvard, Chair Visiting Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Former Associate Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Deputy Director, US Office of Personnel Management; Director of Civilian Personnel Policy, US Navy; Deputy Chief of Naval Material; Technical Director, Naval Surface Weapons Center.

C. William Fischer Former Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, Northwestern University; Executive Vice President, Brandeis Uni-



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Appendix B National Academy of Public Administration: Charge to the Panel on Smithsonian Research and Panel Membership Purpose and Scope The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) have been asked by the Smithsonian Institution, OMB, and OSTP to review the Smithsonian’s scientific research programs. The study objective is to examine the extent to which the Smithsonian should have a portion of its scientific research funding awarded through a competitive process. NAS will concentrate on identifying whether research programs exist within the institution whose funding would be more appropriately awarded through a competitive grants program open to all researchers in the public and private sectors. With regard to more unique science programs not so treated, NAS will assess how best to evaluate the quality of the work. NAPA will examine how other research institutions divide research programs between in-house and competitive programs, assess the dollar implications of the NAS findings, develop alternative strategies for implementing any NAS recommendations on competition, and analyze the implications for overhead rates resulting from different strategies. Panel Members James E. Colvard, Chair Visiting Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Former Associate Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Deputy Director, US Office of Personnel Management; Director of Civilian Personnel Policy, US Navy; Deputy Chief of Naval Material; Technical Director, Naval Surface Weapons Center. C. William Fischer Former Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, Northwestern University; Executive Vice President, Brandeis Uni-

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versity; Vice President for Budget and Finance, University of Colorado; Assistant Secretary for Planning and Budget, US Department of Education; Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy; Deputy Associate Director for Human Resources, and Deputy Assistant Director for Legislative Reference, US Office of Management and Budget. Adam Herbert, Jr. Executive Director, Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership, and former President, University of North Florida. Former Chancellor, State University System of Florida; Dean, School of Public Affairs and Services, Florida International University; Director, Northern Virginia Programs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Delores Parron Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to this Dr. Parron served as Associate Director for Special Populations at the National Institute of Mental Health and Associate Director, Division of Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine. Maxine Singer President, Carnegie Institution of Washington, member of the Board of Governors and Scientific Advisory Council, Weizmann Institute of Science. Former chair of the editorial board of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, currently member of The Human Genome Organization, and member, Board of Directors, Johnson & Johnson, former trustee, Yale (University) Corporation, and director, Whitehead Institute. Jerry R. Schubel Visiting professor of biology and environmental studies and director of the Alternative Futures Forum at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Former President and CEO of the New England Aquarium in Boston, various positions at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, including Dean and Director of Stony Brook’s Marine Sciences Research Center; the University’s Provost; and acting Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies. Also served as an adjunct professor, research scientist and Associate Director of The Johns Hopkins University’s Chesapeake Bay Institute. Project Director Gerald Barkdoll (from NAPA web site www.napawash.org)