The National Science Board (NSB), pursuant to NSF regulations (45
CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended, (42
U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C.
552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the
transaction of NSB business as follows:
DATE AND TIME: February 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., and
February 22, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. EST.
PLACE: These meetings will be held at the NSF headquarters, 4201
Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must contact
the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email to
email@example.com) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and
provide your name and organizational affiliation. Visitors must report
to the NSF visitor's desk in the lobby of the 9th and N. Stuart Street
entrance to receive a visitor's badge. Due to recent security changes,
visitors should allot some extra time for the entrance process.
WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings
will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/170221 and follow the instructions.
UPDATES: Please refer to the NSB Web site for additional information.
Meeting information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter,
and status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp.
NOTICE RE MEETING TIME FLEXIBILITY: The NSB is conducting a pilot
project to provide some flexibility around meeting times during the
February 2017 meetings. After the first meeting of each day, actual
meeting start and end times will be allowed to vary by as much as (but
no more than) 15 minutes in either direction. As an example, if a 10:00
meeting finishes at 10:45, the meeting scheduled to begin at 11:00 may
begin at 10:45 instead. Similarly, the 10:00 meeting may be allowed to
run over by as much as 15 minutes if the meeting chair decides the
extra time is warranted. The next meeting will start no later than
11:15. No meeting will start more than 15 minutes away from its
originally scheduled start.
NSB is implementing this pilot to improve the quality of NSB and
committee discussions, and to make more effective and efficient use of
NSB members' limited in-person meeting time. In prior meetings, the NSB
has experienced unusable time after short meetings, and has rushed the
discussion of important matters to meet the clock.
After the meeting day has begun, please arrive at the NSB boardroom
or check the webcast 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the
meeting you wish to observe. Members of the public are invited to
provide feedback on the scheduling flexibility pilot. Contact:
AGENCY CONTACT: Brad Guttierez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-292-7000.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Nadine Lymn, email@example.com, 703-292-2490.
STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.