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DOC - 5281 - Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvanced Technology Program Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number5281
Original Establishment Date5/7/1999Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/9/2007Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*6-12
Current Charter Date12/28/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/28/2007Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date8/9/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*Marc
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Stanley
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary's Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*301-975-2162
Effective Date Of Authority*5/7/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-869-8972
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provides advice on ATP programs, plans, and policies; reviews ATP evaluation efforts; and reports on the general health of the program and its effectiveness in achieving its legislatively mandated mission.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is balanced by ensuring the Committee composition reflects the wide diversity of technical disciplines and industrial sectors represented in ATP projects. Because ATP is industry-led, the Committee has significant representation from industry. Members are also drawn from other communities having an interest in ATP, such as, but not limited to, universities, state, local or tribal government bodies, non-profit research institutions, the venture capital community, the economics assessment community and other Federal agencies or laboratories.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In a typical year the Committee meets at least once a year, and provides comments and feedback after each meeting. A more in-depth annual report is presented to the Secretary of Commerce that provides an assessment of the program, covering topics such as the effectiveness of the program in achieving the mission specified in its legislation, and recommendations for improving the program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*ATP provides cost-shared awards on a competitive basis to industry for development of high-risk, enabling technologies that can form the basis for new and improved products, manufacturing processes, and services. Since ATP is an industry-led program, often with university involvement, it is important to have a committee comprised of members from industry, universities, and other organizations having an interest in the program to provide the necessary advice and expertise to keep the program grounded in its guiding principles and focused on its strategic plans.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee advises ATP and NIST on its budget and future planning. As a result, the Committee is thoroughly briefed at its meetings on budget planning and the progress of budgetary actions before the President's budget is released. Portions of the meetings are 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 Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentATP has taken steps to improve ties with states and universities. ATP has taken steps to coordinate with other federal agencies. ATP has become more sensitive to industrial sectors, such as manufacturing.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*26Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis will vary from year to year. In a typical year there might be 3 or 4 major recommendations as well as a number of minor suggestions. The Committee meets twice each year. Recommendations are summarized and compiled in the Committee's annual report.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn the last report all of the major recommendations have been implemented to a considerable degree. Sometimes committee recommendations require ongoing continuing effect rather than a one-shot action to which an end-point can be defined. NIST strives to implement all of the recommendations of this committee unless they conflict with the ATP legislation or DoC policy. Implementation of some recommendations is out of the ATP's control (e.g., addressed to Congress).Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAnnual reports of the Committee and meeting minutes are posted on the ATP website.
Agency Feedback Comment*At each meeting, ATP and NIST officials brief the committee on actions taken in response to recommendations made previously by the Committee. Letters and emails to committee members between meetings may also be used to communicate new information and keep the Committee up to date on progress.Narrative Description*The Committee meets generally twice a year for discussion with ATP and NIST senior management and to provide feedback. In the past three years, the Committee has primarily examined the benefits of this program and has made recommendations to strengthen ties to states and universities and other federal agencies, as well as ways to improve R&D planning.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,091.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,355.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$9,446.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013131Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013480Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015109Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015366Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017049Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017255Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019049Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019212Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee1999