An Important Notice Concerning the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC)

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Source:  Mary C. McKiel, PhD, Communications Liaison Officer

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a Request for Information (RFI) via the United States Federal Register to gather feedback about the structure, function, and mission of OSAC 2.0. As you may recall, NIST has been clear since the beginning of OSAC three years ago that there would eventually be a time when OSAC 1.0 would transition to 2.0. Release of the RFI does not indicate that a transition is happening immediately, or when that might occur, but NIST is currently asking for feedback in order to make informed decisions about the future of OSAC. The announcement includes potential models for the transition; however, the models are not intended to be the only possible models. Other ideas are welcome.

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