• XML/E-Business: eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Conformance Testing (Mark Skall, Information Technology Laboratory)

  • Service Life Prediction for Building Materials: The Photodegradation Laboratory (Jon Martin, Building and Fire Research Laboratory)

  • Standards for Healthcare Measurements (Joe Dalluge, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory)

4:30 p.m.

Transportation to Holiday Inn, Georgetown

Thursday, May 4


Closed Session


7:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast

Preparation for Meeting with NIST Organizational Unit Heads


8:00 a.m.

Complete Discussion of Overarching Themes

9:30 a.m.

Brainstorm on “Quality Metrics”

10:00 a.m.

Discuss Possibilities for Assessment of Interlaboratory Activities

10:30 a.m.

Globalization Issues

11:00 a.m.

Discuss Process and Lessons Learned

Open Session


11:30 a.m.

Discussion with NIST Organizational Unit Heads on Overarching Themes/Issues

12:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Discussion of “Quality Metrics”

1:30 p.m.

Discussion of Assessment of Interlaboratory Programs

2:00 p.m.

NIST Measurement and Standards Laboratories Budget: Current Budget Status and Strategies for Coping

Karen Brown, Deputy Director, NIST

Role of Board on Assessment in Budget Issues—Open Discussion

Closed Session


2:30 p.m.

Rethink Issues Based upon Meeting with NIST Staff

3:30 p.m.

Meeting Adjourns

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