National Science Board to meet Feb. 25-26, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

Media Advisory 14-003
National Science Board to meet Feb. 25-26, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

Highlights of open sessions include NSF’s Annual Facility Plan and discussion of NSB’s draft Administrative Burdens report

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The National Science Board will meet in Arlington, Va., Feb. 25-26, 2014.
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February 21, 2014

The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Feb. 25-26, 2014, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. The meeting will be webcast.

Highlights include:

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 (Room 1235):

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.

Chairman’s Introduction

9:05 – 10:30 a.m.

Joint Committee on Programs and Plans & Committee on Strategy and Budget

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Committee on Strategy and Budget Subcommittee on Facilities

  • FY 2013 Annual Portfolio Review of Facilities
  • FY 2013 Annual Portfolio Review Draft Recommendations

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Committee on Strategy and Budget

  • NSF FY 2014 budget update

12:45 – 3:15 p.m

Committee on Programs and Plans

  • The iPlant Collaborative
  • NSB information items–Astronomy Portfolio and Antarctic Update

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 (Room 1235):

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Task Force on Administrative Burdens

  • Office of Management and Budget’s new administrative requirements
  • Draft Administrative Burdens report and recommendations

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Committee on Audit and Oversight

  • Inspector General’s update, including Annual Office of Audit Work Plan FY 2014

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators

  • Recap of Indicators 2014 release
  • “Digital Indicators” project
  • Update on companion report to Indicators 2014

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.


  • Chairman’s Report
  • NSF Director’s Report
  • Open Committee Rep

Visit the National Science Board’s public meetings page for the full meeting agenda.

The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the Board. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition.

Note: Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. All sessions will be held at the NSF headquarters, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting should contact Nadine Lymn at (703)-292-2490.


Media Contacts
Dana Topousis, NSF, (703) 292-7750,
Nadine Lymn, NSB, (703) 292-2490,

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