Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, 51758-51759 [05-17315]

Download as PDF 51758 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices participating in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of the Argentine Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces. The contemplated MOU would involve reciprocal waivers of buy-national laws by each country. This would mean that Argentina would be added to the list of ‘‘qualifying countries’’ in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and that U.S. products and services would be exempt from ‘‘Buy Argentine’’ laws applicable to procurements by the Argentine Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces. DATES: Comments must be received by September 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Attn: Mr. Daniel C. Nielsen, Washington, DC 20301–3060; or by email to barbara.glotfelty@osd.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Barbara Glotfelty, OUSD(AT&L), Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Program Acquisition and International Contracting, Room 5E581, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060; telephone (703) 697–9351. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reciprocal Defense Procurement MOUs DoD has with 21 countries are signed at the level of the Secretary of Defense and his counterpart. The purpose of these MOUs is to promote rationalization, standardization, and interoperability of defense equipment with allies and friendly governments. It provides a framework for ongoing communication regarding market access and procurement matters that affect effective defense cooperation. Based on the MOU, each country affords the other certain benefits on a reciprocal basis, consistent with national laws and regulations. For 19 of the 21 MOU countries, these include evaluation of offers without applying price differentials under ‘‘Buy National’’ laws (e.g., the Buy American Act), and making provision for duty-free certificates. Argentina was designated a Major Non-NATO Ally by the United States in January 1998, in recognition of its contributions to international security and peacekeeping. The countries with which DoD has Reciprocal Defense Procurement MOUs are identified in DFARS 225.872–1. Should an MOU be concluded with Argentina, Argentina would be added to the list of qualifying countries. If, based on and in conjunction with the MOU, DoD determines that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:39 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of Argentine defense equipment and supplies, Argentina would be listed in DFARS 225.872–1(a). If a determination will be made on a purchase-by-purchase basis, Argentina would be listed in DFARS 225.872–1(b). MOUs generally include language by which the parties agree that their procurements will be conducted in accordance with certain implementing procedures. These procedures include publication of notices of proposed purchases; the content and availability of solicitations for proposed purchases; notification to each unsuccessful offeror; feedback, upon request, to unsuccessful offerors concerning the reasons they were not allowed to participate in a procurement or were not awarded a contract; and providing for the hearing and review of complaints arising in connection with any phase of the procurement process to ensure that, to the extent possible, complaints are equitably and expeditiously resolved between an offeror and the procuring activity. While DoD has evaluated Argentine laws and regulations regarding public procurements, DoD would benefit from knowledge of U.S. industry experience in participating in Argentine public defense procurements. We are, therefore, asking U.S. firms that have participated or attempted to participate in procurements by or on behalf of Argentina’s Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces to let us know if the procurements were conducted in accordance with published procedures with fairness and due process, and if not, the nature of the problems encountered. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 05–17348 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary National Security Education Board Group of Advisors Meeting National Defense University. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92– 463, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the National Security Education Board Group of Advisors. The purpose of the meeting is to review and make recommendations to the Board concerning requirements PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established by the David L. Boren National Security Education Act, Title VIII of Public Law 102–183, as amended. The National Security Education Board Group of Advisors meeting is open to the public. The delay of this notice resulted from the short time-frame needed to coordinate the schedules of the various officials whose participation was judged essential to a meaningful public discussion. DATES: September 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: The Academy for Educational Development, Conference Center, 8th Floor, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Edmond J. Collier, Director for Programs, National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Rosslyn P.O. Box 20010, Arlington, Virginia 22209–2248; (703) 696–1991. Electronic mail address: colliere@ndu.edu. Dated: August 25, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–17310 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Threat Reduction Advisory Committee will meet in closed session on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and on Friday, November 4, 2005 in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. The mission of the Committee is to advise the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) on technology security, combating weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological defense, transformation of the nuclear weapons stockpile, and other matters related to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s mission. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix II), it has been determined that this Committee meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), and that accordingly the meeting will be closed to the public. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices Thursday, November 3, 2005, (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Friday November 4, 2005, (8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) ADDRESSES: Institute for Defense Analyses, Board Room, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia and the USD (AT&L) Conference Room (3D1019), the Pentagon, Washington, DC. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lieutenant Colonel Don Culp, USAF, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/AST, 8725 John J. Kingman Road MS 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201. Phone: (703) 767–5717. Dated: August 25, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–17315 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Dated: August 25, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 31, 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing Office of Innovation and Improvement Type of Review: Extension. Title: Parental Information and Resource Center Annual and Final Performance Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 84. Burden Hours: 504. Abstract: Recipients of grants under the Parental Information and Resource Center program must submit an annual performance report that establishes substantial progress toward meeting their project objectives to receive a continuation award. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2869. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at her DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:39 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51759 e-mail address Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 05–17297 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Notice of proposed information collection requests. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by October 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51758-51759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17315]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Threat Reduction Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Acquisition, Technology and Logistics).

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Threat Reduction Advisory Committee will meet in closed 
session on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the Institute for Defense 
Analyses (IDA), and on Friday, November 4, 2005 in the Pentagon, 
Washington, DC.
    The mission of the Committee is to advise the Under Secretary of 
Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) on technology security, 
combating weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological defense, 
transformation of the nuclear weapons stockpile, and other matters 
related to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's mission.
    In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix II), it has been 
determined that this Committee meeting concerns matters listed in 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), and that accordingly the meeting will be closed to 
the public.

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DATES: Thursday, November 3, 2005, (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Friday 
November 4, 2005, (8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)

ADDRESSES: Institute for Defense Analyses, Board Room, 4850 Mark Center 
Drive, Alexandria, Virginia and the USD (AT&L) Conference Room 
(3D1019), the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lieutenant Colonel Don Culp, 
USAF, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/AST, 8725 John J. Kingman Road MS 
6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201. Phone: (703) 767-5717.

    Dated: August 25, 2005.
Jeannette Owings-Ballard,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 05-17315 Filed 8-30-05; 8:45 am]
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