Breaking with recent patterns, the next public meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled for a Thursday. The Council will meet in Washington on November 21, in an even briefer than normal half-day session. As usual, there will be a live webcast, which will be archived shortly after the meeting. Visit the webcasts page on November 21 to catch the meeting starting at 9 a.m. Eastern.
If the current agenda (effective November 4) is suggestive, PCAST may have two reports to release very soon. The meeting will cover a letter report (typically fewer than 10 pages) on Education Information Technology, and a lengthier report on Cybersecurity.
The wild card (at least for me) is the session on Privacy and Technology with Nicole Wong. While her official title may be Deputy Chief Technology Officer, she is considered the first Chief Privacy Officer in the White House. I suspect this may be where PCAST members get engaged with surveillance matters, if they haven’t already done so in a more private setting. But that’s just a guess.