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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 108th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 253 Senate Russell Office Building
Hearing: The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Witnesses: Dr. Scott Borg, Section Head, Antarctic Science Section, Office of Polar Programs, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Cybersecurity Education - Meeting the Needs of Technology Workers and Employers
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Mr. Chet Hosmer, WetStone Technologies, Inc.; Mr. John Baker, Johns Hopkins University; Mr. Erich Spengler, Moraine Valley Community College; Second Lieutenant David Aparicio, Air Force Research Laboratory; Ms. Syndey Rogers, Nashville State Community College
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Hearing: Ocean Observing Systems in the United States
Committee: House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans
NSF Witness: Margaret Leinen, Assistant Director of Geosciences
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Defining Federal Information Technology Research and Development: Who? Where? What? Why? and How Much? - Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census
Witnesses: Panel I: Dr. John Marburger, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director, Executive Office of the President; Dr. Peter Freeman, Interagency Working Group Co-Chair and Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate Assistant Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Hratch Semerjian, National Institute of Standards and Technology Acting Director; Dr Raymond Orbach, Office of Science Director, U.S. Department of Energy
Panel II: Dr. Donna Fossum, RaDiUS Project Manager, RAND Corporation; Dr. Edward Lazowska, President's Information Technology Advisory Committee Co-Chair and Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington; Dr. William Scherlis, Principal Research Assistant, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon and Member, CMU's International Software Research Institute
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Thursday, June 24, 2004
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2003 (H.R. 2608)
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
Witnesses: Galip Ulsoy; Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The High-Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 - Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger, III, Director, OSTP; Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Vice President for Technology and Strategy for IBM Corporation; Dr. Rick Stevens, Director, Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory; Dr. Daniel Reed, William R. Kenan, Jr. Eminent Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OLPA Staff Contact: Neysa Call


Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Near-Earth Objects
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Witnesses: Panel I - Dr. Wayne Van Citters, Division Director, Astronomical Sciences, NSF; Dr. Lindley Johnson, Near Earth Object Observatory Program, NASA; Panel II - Non-government witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004 -- Hearing Postponed
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: U.S. Competitiveness in Innovation
Committee: Commerce, Science, and Transportation
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Thursday, April 1, 2004
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF's '05 Budget Request - Hearing Summary
Committee: Subcommittee on VA/HUD & Independent Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Acting Director, NSF; Dr. Warren Washington, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Hearing: Congressional Partners in Education Gold Medal
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Judith Ramaley, AD/EHR
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004 -- Hearing Canceled
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Homeland Security-Related Research and Development Across Federal Agencies
Committee: House Science Committee and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development of the Select Committee on Homeland Security
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., Acting Director, NSF; Additional witnesses TBD
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. John Brighton, NSF Assistant Director for Engineering
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: "Electronic Government: A Progress Report on the Successes and Challenges of Government-wide Information Technology Solutions."
Committee: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee On Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations And The Census
Witnesses:

  • Ms. Karen S. Evans, Administrator of E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget
  • Mr. Martin Wagner, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Ms. Linda Koontz, Director, Information Management, U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Mr. Norman Enger, Director, E-Government (E-Payroll), Office of Personnel Management
  • Ms. Kim Nelson, Chief Information Officer (E-Rulemaking Initiative), Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. George Strawn, Chief Information Officer, NSF
  • Ms. M.J. Jameson, Associate Administrator (USA Services), Office of Citizen Services and Communication, U.S. General Services Administration
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The 2003 Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: A Lesson Plan for Success
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Jonathan Roland, Baltimore, MD; Gail Bromiley McGee, Houston, TX; Jason Cushner, Estes Park, CO; Wendy Ehnert, Fairbanks, AK
OLPA Staff Contact: Sheila Macklin


Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Green Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2004
Committee: Committee on Science, House of Representatives
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Acting Director, NSF; Dr. Paul Gilman, Assistant Administrator for Research and Dvelopment, Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Berkeley Cue, Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer Global Research and Development; Mr. Steven Bradfield, Vice President of Environment Development, Shaw Industries, Inc.; Dr. Edward Woodhouse, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 192
Hearing: OSTP and NSF's '05 Budget Request - Hearing Summary
Committee: Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, US Senate
Witnesses: Dr. John Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Arden Bement, Acting Director, NSF; Dr. Warren Washington, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: FY05 R&D Budget - Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Charles E. McQueary, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security Mr. Phillip J. Bond, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, Department of Commerce; Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

See also: NSF & Congress Archive.