Video Test. ToneyMinter will try to find someone to test the videoconferencing connection on Friday afternoon.
GBT Tour. Only one TAC member has replied positively so far and we have several (4-5) NRAO folks who wanted to go on the tour. For one group we need 7 or less. If more TAC members want to take the tour several NRAO folks agree to bow out to keep the number under this threshold.
NRAO/GBO/LBO. KarenONeil summarized her presentation for the TAC next week. One issue is whether or not to change the scoring. In particular whether or not to perform the linear rank normalization by SRP, as is currently done, or to do this by telescope. There is a line in our proposal to NSF to modify the scoring. Comparing the two methods indicates that while there are some noticeable differences for individual proposals, statistically there are no significant changes between the two methods over the last 8 semesters. If we change the scoring to be by telescope it is possible to have systematic differences by SRP since the scores can be changed during the telecon. The SRP members could game the system. TimBastian will draft a short memo describing the statistics and distribute it sometime today. There was also some discussion about coordinating the review process in 17A and it was agreed that although the GBO and LBO would perform some of the tasks they would still be coordinated by one person.