Public Agenda

Committee on Programs and Plans - NSB Meeting

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National Science Foundation
August 25, 2010
Open: 7:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Closed: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room 1235

Open Session: 7:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. February 3, 2010 CPP-CSB Joint Session Minutes
    2. May 5, 2010 CPP Minutes

  2. Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)
      Dr. Thomas N. Taylor, SOPI Chairman

    1. SOPI Chairman's Remarks
    2. U.S. Antarctic Program Review Polar Research Vessel Support
    3. OPP Director's Report

  3. Committee Chairman's Remarks
      Dr. Mark Abbott, CPP Chairman

    1. Reference Written Information Items
      1. NSB Information Item: NSF Director's Determination of Satisfactory Progress in the Management of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory by Associated Universities, Inc.
      2. NSB Information Item: Update on DataNet Awards to Johns Hopkins University and the University of New Mexico
      3. NSB Information Item: High Performance Computing Update: National Institute for Computational Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      4. NSB Information Item: Update on Implementation of NSF’s Revised Cost Sharing Policy in Response to the 2nd NSB Cost Sharing Report
    2. Other Items:
      • Status of DataNet Awards

  4. Discussion Item: Review of NSB Policy on Threshold for Awards Requiring NSB Approval

  5. NSB Discussion and Information Items: NSB Recompetition Policy Implementation

    1. NSB Discussion Item: Report on Recompetition Policy Implementation
    2. NSB Information Item: Plan for Terminal Award to Michigan State University for Support of the Operations of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)
    3. NSB Information Item: Plan to Recompete the Management of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)
    4. NSB Discussion

  6. NSB Discussion Item: Strategic Planning for Cyberinfrastructure

  7. NSB Information Item: LIGO: Possible Additional AdvLIGO Site

  8. NSB Information Item: Gemini Extension of Cooperative Agreement

  9. NSB Information Item: Renewal of Science of Learning Centers

  10. NSB Information Item: Arctic Logistics Contract

Open Session: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  1. Task Force on Support of Mid-Scale and Multi-Investigator Research (MS)
      Dr. Diane Souvaine, MS Chairman

    1. Task Force Chairman's Remarks
    2. Discussion and Approval of Charge
    3. Discussion of Information Gathering

Closed Session: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  1. Committee Chairman's Remarks
      Dr. Mark Abbott, CPP Chairman

  2. NSB Information Item: Update on High Performance Computing Awards

  3. NSB Information Item: Update on DUSEL


Sonya Mallinoff
Executive Secretary