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Committee NameTechnology Innovation Program Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number33509
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*0
Current Charter Date12/7/2011Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Acting Deputy Director, Technology Innovation Program
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Robert
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Sienkiewicz
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 110-69Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 975-2162
Effective Date Of Authority*8/9/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-869-1150
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The TIP Advisory Board will accomplish its purpose through providing the TIP Director with advice on programs, plans and policies of TIP; reviews TIP's efforts to accelerate R&D of challenging, high-risk, high-reward technologies in areas of critical national need; reports on the general health of the program and its effectiveness, and provides guidance on appropriate investment areas. The TIP Advisory Board provides an annual report to Congress.
How is membership balanced?*By statute, the TIP Advisory Board consists of 10 members, at least 7 of which shall be from United States industry. None may be Federal employees. The 7 industrial members are chosen to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines represented in TIP projects.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Beginning with the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, which was the 2012 Appropriations Bill for NIST, funding was discontinued for the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) resulting in all of its operations including the TIP Advisory Board to be terminated by September 30, 2012. This committee is now administratively inactive until or unless future funding is provided.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*TIP was created to assist U.S. businesses, institutions of higher education and other organizations to support, promote and accelerate innovation through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. Because the TIP Advisory Board is comprised of thought leaders from industry and other organizations, such as institutions of higher education, the Board offers a unique perspective on TIP programs, plans and policies.
Why close or partially close meetings?The TIP Advisory Board will advise TIP and NIST on its programs, plans and policies. As such, the Board is briefed at its meetings on budget and budget planning, and this may occur before the President's budget is released. Portions of the meetings may therefore be closed for these discussions in accordance with Section 552(b)(9)(B) of Title 5, United States Code, on the basis that they are likely to divulge matters that may significantly frustrate implementation of proposed actions.
Recommendation RemarksFrom #9, Agency Recommendation for Next FY: Discontinue.
Lack of Program funding.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*7Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNot ApplicableAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*70.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentTIP failed to receive any funding in the House or Senate versions of the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, therefore, TIP will not be able to implement 100% of recommendationsAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment.
Agency Feedback CommentDirector provides feedback at meetings.Narrative Description*The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the premier federal laboratory supporting the measurements and standards requirements of the nation. As an agency of the Department of Commerce, the research efforts at NIST are targeted at providing the technological measurement infrastructure that enables innovation and supports industrial competitiveness. As such, NIST maintains research programs and expertise in a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. High-risk research in these disciplines helps NIST prepare for the next generation of technologies and their related measurement and standards challenges. The TIP mission is to support innovation through funding high-risk, high reward research in areas of critical national need, and to do so by addressing ...critical national needs with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's areas of technical competence. (U.S.C. 271 Sec.28(l)(2)(B)). The TIP Advisory Board will support these goals by fulfilling its stated purpose of reviewing TIP's efforts to accelerate R&D of high-risk, challenging technologies in areas of critical national need and reporting on TIP's effectiveness in meeting its legislatively mandated mission.
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001332Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2017
 COM-002921Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2016
 COM-003441Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2015
 COM-005039Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2014
 COM-005600Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2013
 COM-007201Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2012
 COM-007702Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2011
 COM-009401Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2010
 COM-009764Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2009
 COM-011311Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2008
 COM-034280Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board2018