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The NTIS Advisory Board

The NTIS Advisory Board

The National Technical Information Service Advisory Board was established by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 212(c) of the National Technical Information Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 3704b(c)) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).


The NTIS Advisory Board reviews the general policies of NTIS, including those regarding fees and charges for its products and services.  Drawing upon the expertise of its members, the Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NTIS on such policies.  It also provides guidance regarding customer needs, trends in the information industry, and changes in the way NTIS customers acquire and use its products and services.

Notices of Upcoming Meetings


Previous Meeting Notice and Agenda

Notice of upcoming meetings of the NTIS Advisory Board are announced in the Federal Register. The next Advisory Board Public Meeting will take on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/05/2021-06954/national-technical-information-service-advisory-board-meeting

Meeting Agenda

National Technical Information Service

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May 24, 2021
I. NTIS Mission and Operational Update
1:00 PM Call to Order and Introductions of Board Members
  • Elizabeth Shaw, Designated Federal Officer
  • Greg Capella, Acting Director/Deputy Director
  • Dr. Ajit Gaddam, Advisory Board Chair
1:30 PM NTIS Update
  • Greg Capella, Acting Director/Deputy Director
1:50 PM Legal Update
  • Rebecca Hermanowicz, Senior Attorney
2:00 PM Operations of the Service and Lines of Business Overview
  • Greg Capella, Acting Director/Deputy Director
  • Elizabeth Shaw, Associate Director, Office of Program Development
  • Wayne Strickland, Acting Associate Director, Office of Program Management
  • Dr. Chakib Chraibi, Acting Associate Director, Office of Data Services
  • Allison McCall, Chief Information Officer
  • Andrea Patterson, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
2:50 PM 10-minute break
II. Discussion with Board Members
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Advisory Board Discussion with NTIS
  • Progress on implementing the new data mission
  • Guidance on the operation of the Service
III. Summary and Close
4:00 PM Review Feedback and Action Items
4:15 PM Members wrap up discussion and public comment*
IV. Meeting Adjourns 4:30 PM

* Speakers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes.
Questions from the public will not be considered during this period.