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EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating Committee (EICC)

In Fiscal Year 1993 Congressional direction precipitated the formation of the EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating Committee (EICC). The Committee on Appropriations of the United States Senate, in reporting out the Fiscal Year 1993 Veterans, Housing and Urban Development and Independing Agencies Appropriations Act, page 161,

"direct[ed] the Foundation.........[to] produce..a plan to integrate all [Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research] EPSCoR programs into a single unified effort to maximize the taxpayers investment in this effort."

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the cognizant officials of those agencies EPSCoR-like programs agreeing to participate in an EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating Committee included: The Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The EICC serves as a working group and meets on a regular basis to achieve the following objectives:

* Coordinate Federal EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like programs to maximize the impact of Federal support while eliminating duplication in states receiving EPSCoR support from more than one agency.

* Coordinate agency objectives with state and institutional goals, where appropriate, to obtain continued non-federal support of S&T research and training.

* Coordinate the development of criteria to assess gains in academic research quality and competitiveness and in S&T human resource development.

Furthermore, as members of the EICC, the agencies agree to exchange information on pending legislation, agency policies, and relevant programs related to S&T research and training and, when appropriate, to provide responses on issues of common concern.

As the lead agency within the Federal-wide EPSCoR effort, National Science Foundation staff will serve as the Chair and Executive Secretary of the EICC. The current EICC Chair is Dr. Henry N. Blount, III, NSF EPSCoR Office Head, NSF EPSCoR Office, Executive Secretary is currently Denise Barnes.

The current EICC Membership is as follows:

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

CHAIR

Henry N. Blount, III
Telephone: (703)292-8683
E-mail: hblount@nsf.gov

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Denise Barnes
Telephone: (703)292-5179
E-mail: dbarnes@nsf.gov

Committee Members

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Peter J. Johnson
Telephone: (202)401-1896
E-mail: pjohnson@csrees.usda.gov

Nancy Cavallaro
Telephone: (202)401-5176
E-mail: ncavallaro@csrees.usda.gov

Liang-Shiou, PH.D.
Telephone: (202)401-5042
E-mail: llin@csress.usda.gov

B. Gail McLean, PH.D
Telephone: (202)401-6060
E-mail: gmmclean@csrees.usda.gov

Katrena Hanks
Telephone: (202)401-5286
E-mail: khanks@csrees.usda.gov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Evelyn Kent
Telephone: (703)588-1378
E-mail: evelyn.kent@osd.mil

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Timothy Fitzsimmons
Telephone: (301)903-9830
E-mail: Tim.Fitzsimmons@science.doe.gov

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Darrell Winner
Telephone: (202)343-9748
E-mail: winner.darrell@epa.gov

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Diane D. DeTroye
Telephone: (202)358-1069
E-mail: diane.d.detroye@nasa.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Sidney McNairy
Telephone: (301)435-0788
E-mail: mcnairys@mail.nih.gov

W. Fred Taylor
Telephone: (301)435-0760
E-mail: TaylorWF@mail.nih.gov

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