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Project Title: Survey of Surveys: Lessons Learned from the Decadal Survey Process

PIN: DEPS-SSB-13-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Smith, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Survey of Surveys: Lessons Learned from the Decadal Survey Process
June 23, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Dionna Willliams
Phone: (202) 334-3477


Tentative Draft Agenda (as of 6/13/2014)

Monday, June 23, 2014
Room 101


1:00 p.m.
SMD’s Expectations for this Study
John Grunsfeld (TBC)and Marc Allen NASA/SMD

2:00 p.m.
OMB’s Perspective on the Decadal Surveys
Grace Hu
Office of Management and Budget

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.
Congressional Perspective on the Decadal Surveys

4:15 p.m.
General Discussion of Presentations
Committee and Guests

5:00 p.m.
Activities suspended to reconvene in open session for a working dinner

8:00 p.m.
Adjourn for the day


Note to Observers: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its activities. The committee will examine the information and material obtained during open sessions in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on discussions during this meeting will be doing so prematurely. Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the committee’s activities.

Note to Presenters: If your presentation contains unpublished data, ITAR controlled and/or other sensitive information, please be aware that the open sessions at the meeting may be webcast and presentation materials given to the committee may be posted on a publicly accessible website. Please edit your presentations accordingly.

Keck Center: Is located at 500 Fifth St. NW, in Washington’s Penn Quarter district, adjacent to Judiciary Square and the Verizon Center. The closest Metro stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines; take “7th and F St.” exit and turn left) and Judiciary Square (Red line; take National Building Museum exit and turn left). Directions available at the following website:

Parking: There is plenty of free parking for meeting participants in the Keck Center’s underground lot. Access is at the F St. end of Sixth St.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Alan Dressler
Daniel Baker
David Bearden
Roger Blandford (telecon)
Stacey Boland
Wendy Calvin (telecon)
Athena Coustenis (telecon)
J. Todd Hoeksema
Anthony Janetos
Stephen Mackwell
Douglas McCuistion
Norman Sleep
Charles Woodward
Thomas Young

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Bias and Conflict Discussion
Review of statement of tasks
General discussion
Writing assignments
Plans for the next meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 23, 2014