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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number363
Original Establishment Date10/21/1980Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.uspto.gov/nmti/committee.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date2/13/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/13/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Palafoutas
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*15 U.S.C. 3711Designated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 272-9821
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*571-273-9821
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*john.palafoutas@uspto.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?*During the one formal meeting typically held during the year, the members discuss the nominations for that particular year and reach an agreement on the nominations to recommend to the Secretary of Commerce for his or her recommendation to the President of the United States for award of the Medal. Due to the extensive preparation done by the members prior to the meeting, the committee typically is able to conclude business in one meeting. The program is administered by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Prior to the meeting, the committee reviews all nominations submitted each year (approximately 50). This review requires an understanding of, and experience in, developing and utilizing technological innovation and/or familiarity with the education, training, employment and management of technological manpower. Much of the work is done in advance of the formal committee meeting by the members on their own time. This work is done through phone calls, letters, and emails without formal meetings or cost to the government.
How is membership balanced?*The membership of the Committee is reflective of the diversity of the American innovation system. Members are sought from small, medium-sized, and large businesses and academia, with expertise in a wide array of sub-sectors of the technology enterprise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee currently meets approximately once a year. Extensive preparatory work is done by the Members on their own time, prior to the formal meeting, at which nominations are reviewed, and those nominees selected by the Committee are forwarded to the Secretary. The Secretary then reviews the Committee's recommendations, and forwards a list of recommended nominees for the Medal to the President of the United States. At present this one meeting appears adequate for the Committee to fulfill its essential responsibilities of providing expert assistance for the recommendation of recipients for the Medal. Since this is a Presidential Award, and the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. for technological achievement, it is essential that a high caliber, independent Committee be retained to carry out the evaluation and recommendation process.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee provides the Secretary of Commerce with expert evaluation and advice from individuals in the private sector and academia with extensive knowledge and experience in developing and utilizing technological innovation and the education, training, employment and management of technological manpower. Such expertise is not available within the Department of Commerce. Also, the stature of Committee members and the composition of the Committee ensures balance, objectivity, and independence to the process.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee review and selection process must be conducted as a closed meeting because the Committee’s evaluation includes discussion of the nominees’ reputations, ability in their fields, professional backgrounds, and performance. Public disclosure of this information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. In addition, premature disclosure of the Committee’s recommendations could result in publicity causing professional embarrassment and harm to the reputations of those individuals or companies not ultimately selected and could result in the withdrawal of future nominees from consideration, thus significantly frustrating implementation of the Medal program.
Recommendation RemarksN/A
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNational recognition of American innovators who have made outstanding contributions to America's competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*235Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee did not meet in FY 2018, therefore, there were no new recommendations made. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce who in turn makes recommendations to the President. The number of names of recommendations is kept confidential until the White House and the Department of Commerce release a public announcement of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentUpon public announcement of the NMTI Laureates.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot applicable.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentAgency provides feedback to committee members through the program manager.Narrative Description*The Committee was established to assist the Department in executing its responsibilities under 15 U.S.C. 3711. Under this provision, the Secretary of Commerce is responsible for recommending to the President prospective recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The committee's recommendations are made after reviewing all nominations received in response to a public solicitation.
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COSTS

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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034271National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2018
 COM-001339National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2017
 COM-002998National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2016
 COM-003439National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2015
 COM-005033National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2014
 COM-005603National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2013
 COM-007259National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2012
 COM-007648National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2011
 COM-009402National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2010
 COM-009806National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2009
 COM-011309National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee2008
 COM-011608National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2007
 COM-013173National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2006
 COM-013462National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2005
 COM-015084National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2004
 COM-015402National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2003
 COM-017072National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2002
 COM-017343National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2001
 COM-018988National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee2000
 COM-019293National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee1999
 COM-020887National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee1998
 COM-021101National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee1997