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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Technical Information Service Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number364
Original Establishment Date10/24/1988Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.ntis.gov/about/advisory-board/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*5
Current Charter Date6/5/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter6/5/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gregory
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Capella
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*15 U.S.C. 3704(b)(c)(1)Designated Federal Officer Phone*703-605-6532
Effective Date Of Authority*10/24/1988Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-605-6715
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*gcapella@ntis.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The primary purpose of the Board is to bring members' expertise to bear on the major financial, strategic, marketing and operational issues affecting NTIS' ability to meet the needs of its customers. To accomplish this purpose, the Board meets several times each year with senior NTIS staff to review and discuss current developments and plans for future endeavors. The Board provides advice on a broad range of NTIS issues, including pricing, new products and services, and strategic objectives.
How is membership balanced?*By law, members of the Board are to be experienced in using or providing technical information. Each Board member is directly involved in one or both of these activities at a senior level in his/her organization.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board has met two times in past years, a frequency appropriate to the Board's purpose. Fewer meetings would make it difficult for members to stay on top of issues on which their advice is desired. Greater frequency, while valuable to NTIS, would be an imposition on both the members and their organizations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Through the Board, NTIS has the opportunity to gain consistent advice and guidance from independent, customer centered individuals who are familiar with NTIS and who have expertise in both technical information and business operations. This seems to be precisely the role for which an advisory board is ideally suited.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksNTIS does not have any current board members and is awaiting new board members to be appointed.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentIn response to Board guidance, NTIS developed the National Technical Reports Library and Federal Sciece Repository Service as new subscription products. Currently NTIS is implementing the Public Access National Technical Reports Library as recommended by the Board.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*$100,001 - $500,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe collective knowledge of the Board results in advice and analysis that would cost substantially more than 100K if performed by a paid consultant(s).Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Board generally provides its recommendations and comments informally at Board meetings. These will be reflected in the minutes. FY recommendations are included in the Board's annual report.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback is generally provided at Board meetings and communications with the members.


NTIS did not have a Board meeting this year as the board has not had the new members appointed yet.
Narrative Description*The Board brings its collective experience in the information industry and academia to bear in advising NTIS on its Strategic Plan and initiatives
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034268National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2018
 COM-001358National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2017
 COM-002980National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2016
 COM-003428National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2015
 COM-005100National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2014
 COM-005537National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2013
 COM-007204National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2012
 COM-007677National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2011
 COM-009377National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2010
 COM-009757National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2009
 COM-011301National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2008
 COM-011618National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2007
 COM-013176National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2006
 COM-013471National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2005
 COM-015185National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2004
 COM-015405National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2003
 COM-016999National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2002
 COM-017363National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2001
 COM-019015National Technical Information Service Advisory Board2000
 COM-019302National Technical Information Service Advisory Board1999
 COM-020888National Technical Information Service Advisory Board1998
 COM-021171National Technical Information Service Advisory Board1997