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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 105th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION (1997)


Date: November 5, 1997
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Examine the Environmental Consequences of Global Warming Scenarios
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact:
Tim Clancy


Date: November 5, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Internet Domain Name Trademark Protection
Committee: House Judiciary Courts & Intellectual Property
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: November 5, 1997
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Oversight on the Federal Advisory Committee Act
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Government Management, Information, & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: November 4, 1997
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Management of the Next Generation Internet (NGI)
Committee: Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: October 29, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Science, Math, Engineering and Technology Education (SMET) in America
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Clifford Gabriel, Acting Associate Director, Science Division, OSTP; Dr. David E. Shaw, Chairman, Panel on Educational Tech., President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Tech.; Dr. Gordon Ambach, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers; Dr. James Rutherford, Chief Education Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: October 9, 1997
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Global Climate Change Treaty
Committee: House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: October 8, 1997
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Third International Math & Science Study
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: William Schmidt, Chairman, U.S. TIMSS National Research Coordinator, Michigan State University; James Hiebart, Professor, TIMSS Video-tape Study, Dept. of Educational Development, University of Delaware; Roger Bybee, National Academy of Science
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: October 7, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Global Climate Change Treaty
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee
Witnesses: Dr. Roy W. Spencer, Senior Scientist for Climate Studies, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL; Dr. Aristides A. Patrinos, Associate Director of Energy Research, and Director, Ofice of Biological and Environmental Research, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Wash., DC; Dr. Alan Robock, Maryland State Climatologist, Dept. of Meteorology, Univ., of Maryland, College Park, MD; Dr. Ronald G. Prinn, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Director, Center for Global Change Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: October 6, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Government Performance Act Review
Committee: House Government Reform and Oversight Government Management, Information and Technology Subcommittee
Witnesses: G. Edward DeSeve, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget; Gene Dodaro, Assistant Comptroller General, Accounting and Information Division, General Accounting Office
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: September 30, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Domain Name System
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
Witnesses: Mr. Anthony M. Rutkowski, Director World Internetworking Alliance; Mr. Andy Sernovitz, President, Assoc., for Interactive Media; Mr. Donald M. Heath, President and CEO, Internet Society; Ms. Barbara A. Dooley, Executive Dir., Commercial Internet Exchange
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 25, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Internet Domain Names
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director
Other Witnesses: Dr. Gabe Battista, Network Solutions, Inc.; Dr. Jon Postel, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; Dr. Brian Kahin, OSTP
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 25, 1997
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Simplifying Licensing Procedures for Inventions
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: September 24, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Science, Math, Engineering, & Technology Education (SMET) in America
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences; Dr. Gerald F. wheeler, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association; Ms. Gail Burrill, President, Technical Education Research Center; Ms. Barbara Sampson, President, Technical Education Research Center
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 18, 1997
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: International Space Station
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation - Science, Technology & Space Subcommittee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: September 17, 1997
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Mark up of Legislation: HR2429, HR860, HR112; Reauthorization of the Small Business Technology Transfer Program through 2002
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 10, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Next Generation Internet
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: John H. Gibbons, OSTP; David J. Farber, Pres. Adv. Cmte for HPCC, IT&NGI; and other witnesses.
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 4, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Small Business Technology
Committee: House Science Committee Technology Subcommittee
Witnesses: Daniel Hill - Assist. Adm. For Techn. SBA; Susan D. Kladiva - Acting Associate Dir., Energy Resources & Sci. Issues, GAO and other witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: July 30, 1997
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 24, 1997
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: NASA and NSF Program Efficiency
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director; Phil Sunshine, Deputy Inspector General
Other Witnesses: Susan Kladiva, GAO
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: July 23, 1997
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The State of Science, Math & Engineering Technology (SMET) Education in the U.S.
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Neal Lane, Director
Other Witnesses: Richard Riley, Secretary of Education
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: July 23, 1997
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 430 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Markup: NSF Authorization of 1997
Committee: Senate Committee on Labor & Human Resources
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 22, 1997
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Banning Federal Funding for Human Cloning Research
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: June 24, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Government Affairs Committee Joint Hearing
Witnesses: Franklin Raines, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and John Koskinen, Deputy Director of Management at the OMB
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 6, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Technology in the Classroom: Panacea or Pandora's Box?
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee, Technology Subcommittee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 22, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: OSTP & NSF FY 1998 Budget Requests
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Neal Lane, Director
Other Witnesses:
Dr. John Gibbons, the President's Science and Technology Advisor
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 16, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Federal Research and Development Funding and Trends
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Commerce Subcommittee On Science, Technology And Space
Witnesses: Dr. John Gibbons, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Al Teich, AAAS, Dr. Lewis Branscomb, John F Kennedy School of Government, and Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 10, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Hearing
Hearing Summary
Committee: Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. M. Christina Gabriel, Acting Deputy Director for Engineering
Other Witnesses:
Richard Krimm, Federal Emergency Management Administration; Dr. Robert Hebner, National Institute for Standards and Technology; Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, U.S. Geological Survey; and Dr. Arch Johnston, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 10, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: House VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
Hearing Summary
Committee: House VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, Director; Dr. Richard Zare, Chairman of the NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 9, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure Program
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, Director; Dr. Richard Zare, Chairman of the NSB; Dr. Paul Young, Senior Advisor to the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at NSF; and Dr. Shirley Malcom, Member of the NSB's Executive Committee
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 20, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Year 2000 Risks: What are the Consequences of Information Technology Failure?
Hearing Summary
Committee: Government Management, Information, and Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science - Join Hearing
Witnesses: Mr. Bruce Hall, Research Director, Gartner Group; Ms. Ann Coffou, Managing Director, Year 2000 Relevance Service, Giga Information Group; Mr. Vito C. Peraino, Attorney, Hancock, Rothert and Bunshoft; and Mr. Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 13, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: National Science Foundation's Math, Science and Engineering Education Programs
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Basic Research Subcommittee
Witnesses: Mr. Richard Mills, Commissioner of Education for New York State; Dr. Edward Friedman, Director of the Center for Improvement of Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens, Institute of Technology, NJ; Dr. Nathan S. Lewis, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; and Dr. Alfredo de los Santos, Jr., Vice Chancellor for Student and Educational Development, Maricopa County Colleges, AZ
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 13, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: The Agricultural Research System
Committee: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Mary E. Clutter, Assistant Director for the Biological Sciences
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 12, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: The U.S. and Antarctic in the 21st Century
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Neal Lane, Director
Other Witnesses:
Norman R. Augustine, Chairman of the U.S. Antarctic Program External Panel
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 5, 1997
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: NSF and NSB Heads Testify
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, Director; Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director; Dr. Richard Zare, NSB Chairman
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A