Open Portion of Meeting Live Webcast: During this open meeting, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on science and technology enterprise planning, national security, and international affairs. PCAST members will also discuss reports they are developing on the topics of advanced manufacturing and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. Additional information and the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at:

Agenda as of November 2, 2010
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9:00 am


Welcome from PCAST Co-Chairs
John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); Co-Chair, PCAST
Eric Lander, Co-Chair, PCAST

9:05 am National Academies Study: Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching
Category 5
Speaker: Charles Vest
, President, National Academy of Engineering

9:35 am


National Research Council Study: S&T Strategy of Six Countries: Implications for the United States
Speaker: Dan Mote
, President Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park
John Gannon, President, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

10:05 am


National Academies Study: Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at a Crossroads
Speaker: Freeman Hrabowski
, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Peter Henderson and Earnestine Psalmonds, National Academies staff

10:35 am


Science, Technology, and the Quadrennial Defense Review
Speaker: Al Shaffer
, Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering
Department of Defense

11:05 am


JASON Study: S&T for National Security
Speaker: Michael Gregg
, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington

11:35 am


PCAST Study Update: Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program

12:05 pm

Public Comment

12:30 pm