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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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