From my sources, the recent 2007 Planetary Defense Conference will have NASA present the results of its December 2006 report to Congress on the next generation of search and characterization. This should be one of the first public forums where the results of this study will be presented on what Congress should do on Near Earth Object (NEO) detection, characterization, and mitigation.
Also, you can now see the attendees for the conference:
Link: 2007 Planetary Conference Attendees
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31 January 2007
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