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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 105th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION (1998)


Date: October 6, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: High-Performance Computing Focusing on PITAC
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director
OLPA Staff Contact:
Tim Clancy


Date: September 28, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Remote Sensing
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: September 24, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Year 2000 Computer Problem
Committee: House Committee on Government Reform & Oversight and House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, & Technology (Joint Hearing)
NSF Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: July 30, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Hearing: Status of Oceanographic Monitoring and Assessment Efforts on Both Global and Local Scales
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 23, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Systemic Reform
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Daryl Chubin, Division Director, REC
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 24, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Systemic Reform (Postponed)
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Luther Williams, Assistant Director for Education & Human Resources
Other Witnesses: Dr. Allan Cromer, Northwestern University; Dr. Thomas Baird, Florida Dept. of Education; & Mark St. John, Inverness Research
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 18, 1998
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: H-140 Capitol
Hearing: Fy99 Appropriations Markup
Committee: House Appropriations VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: June 12, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Computers and the Power Grid
Committee: Senate Special Year 2000 Technology Problem
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: June 12, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Year 2000 Problem
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: June 10, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Role of Science in Making Good Decisions
Committee: House Science National Science Policy Study
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: June 10, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Future of the Domain Name System
Committee: House Commerce Telecommunications, Trade & Consumer Protection
NSF Witnesses: Dr. George Strawn, Division Director, Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: June 10, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Status Update on the Year 2000 Computer Problem
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: May 14, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Science Policy: Communicating Science & Engineering in a Sound-bite World
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: May 13, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Pending Legislation and Appointments: HR 2544, Technology Transfer Commercialization Act; HR 3007, Commission on the Advancement of Women in Science, Engineering, & Technology Development Act; HR 3332, Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: May 13, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Pending Legislation: HR 3736 - Immigration & National Act
Committee: House Judiciary Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 13, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: HR 2614 - Reading Excellence Act
Committee: Senate Labor & Human Resources
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 12, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Pending Legislation: HR 3736 - Immigration & National Act
Committee: House Judiciary Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 12, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Reorganizing the OMB
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 7, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: FY99 Budget for NSF & OSTP
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Lane, Director, NSF & Dr. Richard Zare, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: May 7, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Better Teachers for Today's Classroom: How to Make it Happen
Committee: Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 6, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The International Space Station: Problems and Options
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses:
Franklin Raines, Director, OMB, Duncan Moore, Assoc. Director, OSTP, Daniel Goldin, Admin. NASA, Jay Chabrow, Chairman, NASA Advisory Council
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date:
May 6, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: High Performance Computing Within the Federal Government (Cancelled)
Committee: Senate Governmental Affairs International Security, Proliferation & Federal Services
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 30, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Immigration Bill Markup
Committee: House Judiciary Immigrations & Claims
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 29, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: High Performance Computing Within the Federal Government (This hearing postponed until May 6, 1998)
Committee: Senate Governmental Affairs International Security, Proliferation & Federal Services
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 28, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Year 2000 Computer Problem
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 28, 1998
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Federal Research & Development
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology & Space
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses:
Senators Bingaman, Domenici, Gramm, Lieberman, & other Government Outside Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: April 23, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF's Budget Request
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, Director; Dr. John Hopcroft, Cornell University, Member of the NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 22, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building
Hearing: Small Business
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Kesh Narayanan, Engineering/Design, Manufacture, & Industrial Innovation (ENG/DMII)
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: April 22, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Science Policy: Funding Sources for Research
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses:
Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute and other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: April 22, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF's Authorization Hearing
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Lane, Director
Other Witnesses: Dr. John E. Hopcroft, NSB, Dean of College of Engineering; Cornell University
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: April 21, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Immigration & America's Workforce
Committee: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Claims
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: April 21, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Effectiveness of Inspectors General 20 Years After the Inspector General Act
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses: Senator Susan Collins R-ME, and other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: April 21, 1998
Time: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Location: H-143, The Capitol
Hearing: FY99 Appropriations (Outside Witnesses)
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: April 1, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Math & Science Education II
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses: Dr. David L. Goodstein, VP, California Institute of Technology and other Government witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: April 1, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: FY99 Appropriations, NSF
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, Director
Other Witnesses: Dr. Vera C. Rubin, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: March 31, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Greenpaper/Domain Names
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research & Subcommittee on Technology (Joint Hearing)
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other Witnesses:
Mr. Ira Magaziner, Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Development, Dept. of Commerce and other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 25, 1998
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: International Cooperation in Science
Hearing Summary
Committee: N/A
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Admiral James D. Watkins, President, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education Washington, D.C.; Dr. Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Dr. J. Thomas Ratchford, Director Center for Science, Trade and Technology Policy George Mason University, Professor Homer Neal, Director, Michigan ATLAS Program, Department of Physics, University of Michigan; Ms. Caroline Wagner, Senior Analyst, Critical Technologies Institute
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: March 18, 1998
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Year 2000 Computer Problem
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight
Subcommittee on Government, Management, Information & Technology
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: John Koskinen, President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion and Other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 12, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: FY99 Department of Defense Authorization for Science & Technology Programs
Committee: Senate Armed Services Acquisition & Technology
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Dr. Jacques Gansler, Undersecretary, Acquisition & Technology, Dept. of Defense & Other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 11, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Year 2000 Computer Problem
Committee: House Government Reform & Oversight Government Management, Information & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 11, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Defining Successful Partnerships and Collaborations In Scientific Research as part of the National Science Policy Study
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 10, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: HR 3007, The Advancement of Women in Science, Engineering, & Technology Development Act
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research & Subcommittee on Technology (Joint Hearing)
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Belkis Leong-Hong, President-elect, Women in Technology; Dr. Anne Petersen, Senior Vice President for Programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Other Government Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 5, 1998
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Kyoto Global Warming Treaty
Committee: House Science Subcommittee
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Stuart Eizenstat - Assistant Secretary, Global Affairs, Department of State
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: March 5, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Commercialization of Space
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology, & Space
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 4, 1998
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Math & Science Education for Children
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Bill Nye-Host, "Bill Nye The Science Guy;" Dr. Joel Schneider, Vice President for Education and Research, Children's Television Workshop; Ms. Sandra L. Parker, Distinguished Teacher - 1997 Recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Flint Hill School, Oakton, Virginia; Dr. Thomas H. Krakauer, President and CEO, North Carolina Museum of Life and Science; Dr. Susan Carey, Department of Psychology, New York University
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: February 25, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: High Tech Worker Shortage and Immigration Policy
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Subcommittee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: February 24, 1998
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Teacher Training
Committee: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Government and Other Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: February 23, 1998
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Education Standards and Testing in the States
Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce
NSF Witnesses: N/A
Other
Witnesses: Government and Other Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy