Notice of Meeting
OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (OSTP)
Meeting of the President's Committee of Advisors
on Science and Technology
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
DATES AND PLACE: May 24 and 25, 1999, Washington, DC. On May 24, this meeting will take place in the Truman Room (Third Floor) of the White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place, NW, Washington, DC. On May 25, this meeting will take place at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
TYPE OF MEETING: Open
PROPOSED SCHEDULE AND AGENDA: The President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is tentatively scheduled to meet in open session on Monday, May 24, 1999, at approximately 1:00 p.m. to discuss (1) Department of Transportation science and technology initiatives (2) the work of the PCAST panels (3) the impact of science and technology on the economy. This session will end at approximately 5:30 p.m. On May 25, the PCAST will host a session for public discussion of the principles on Federal government-university research partnership in the Presidential Review Directive Report NSTC-4.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: For the May 24 session, there will be
a time allocated for the public to speak on any of the above agenda items.
Please make your request for the opportunity to make a public comment five
(5) days in advance of the meeting. Written comments are welcome
any time prior to or following the meeting. Please notify Joan P.
Porter, PCAST Executive Secretary, at (202) 456-6101 or fax your requests/comments
to (202) 456-6026.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For information regarding time, place, and agenda, please call Joan P. Porter, PCAST Executive Secretary, at (202) 456-6101, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 1999. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited, and is available on a first-come first served basis.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Committee of
Advisors on Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 12882,
as amended, on November 23, 1993. The purpose of PCAST is to advise
the President on matters of national importance that have significant science
and technology content, and to assist the President's National Science
and Technology Council in securing private sector participation in its
activities. The Committee members are distinguished individuals appointed
by the President from non-Federal sectors. The PCAST is co-chaired
by the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and by John
Young, former President and CEO of the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Barbara Ann Ferguson
April 22, 1999.
Committee of Advisors
on Science and Technology
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20502