Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees, 73779-73780 [E7-25227]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices respective employees. E.O. 12829 also authorizes the Executive Agent to issue, after consultation with affected agencies, standard forms that will promote the implementation of the NISP. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence assigned DSS to exercise authority and responsibility for central operational management of DoD PSI workload projections, and monitoring of PSI funding and investigation quality issues for DoD components to include cleared contractors under the National Industrial Security Program. In the past, DSS has relied on historical data for agency budget projections regarding the numbers of PSIs required by cleared contractor entities; however, historical data did not provide a particularly accurate or credible estimate of such workload. In this annual collection of information, DSS asks the Facility Security Officers of cleared contractor entities to provide projections of the numbers and types of personnel security investigations required as well as providing a description of the methodology used for the projections, and the percentage of the cleared contractor’s projections representing DoD and non-DoD (NISP) agencies PSI requirements for cleared contractors. The data will be incorporated into DSS’ budget submissions and to track against actual cleared contractor’s actual PSI submissions. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has responsibility to conduct PSIs and the subsequent periodic reinvestigations (PRs) in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 736. Representative of various industry associations, the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC), the Military Services, various elements of the Department of Defense and other Federal Government Agencies are familiar with the annual survey. Dated: December 7, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25195 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DoD–2007–HA–0140] Proposed Collection, Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. ADDRESSES: To request more information on this proposed information collection, please write to TRICARE Management Activity—Aurora, Special Contracts and Operations Branch, 16401 E. Centretech Pkwy, Attn: Pamela A. Maloney, Aurora, CO 80011–9066, or telephone FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73779 Pamela A. Maloney, TRICARE Management Activity, Special Contracts and Operations Branch at (303) 676– 3709. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Mail Order Registration; OMB Control Number 0720–TBD. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain personal data from TRICARE eligible beneficiaries as application for enrollment into the Department of Defense’s TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy Program. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 15,000. Annual Number of Respondents: 60,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection Respondents are active duty members of the armed forces, eligible retirees and their family members who are the recipients of the TRICARE pharmacy benefits. All eligible beneficiaries must complete the registration form in order to enroll into the program. Once the form is completed and signed by the beneficiary; the form is mailed to the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts Inc. The information on the form is logged into a secure database. The form is destroyed after the data is transferred. Dated: December 7, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25196 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (hereafter referred to as the Committee). E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 73780 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to military personnel testing. The Committee shall review the calibration of personnel selection and classification tests to ensure the accuracy of resulting scores, review relevant validation studies to ensure that the tests have utility in predicting success in technical training and on the job, review ongoing testing research and development in support of the enlistment program, and make recommendations for improvements to make the testing process more responsible to the needs of the Department of Defense and the Military Services. The Committee shall be composed of not more than seven members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of educational and psychological testing. Committee Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve terms of three years on the Committee. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) shall select the Committee’s Chairperson. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee Members. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee shall meet at the call of the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing membership about the Committee’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–2554, extension 128. Dated: December 21, 2007. L. M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25227 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors National Defense University (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, instructional methods, facilities and other matters of interest to the National Defense University. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty-one members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of national defense, academia, business, national security affairs, and the defense industry. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve no more than fifteen years on the Board. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Board Membership shall select the Board’s Chairperson and the CoChairperson from the total Board Membership, and this individual shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff or designee. In addition, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73779-73780]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-25227]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: DoD.

ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the 
Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for 
the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (hereafter 
referred to as the Committee).

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    The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee 
established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of 
Defense independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to 
military personnel testing. The Committee shall review the calibration 
of personnel selection and classification tests to ensure the accuracy 
of resulting scores, review relevant validation studies to ensure that 
the tests have utility in predicting success in technical training and 
on the job, review ongoing testing research and development in support 
of the enlistment program, and make recommendations for improvements to 
make the testing process more responsible to the needs of the 
Department of Defense and the Military Services.
    The Committee shall be composed of not more than seven members, who 
are eminent authorities in the fields of educational and psychological 
testing. Committee Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who 
are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special 
Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee 
Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of 
Defense, and shall serve terms of three years on the Committee. With 
the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall 
serve without compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel 
and Readiness) shall select the Committee's Chairperson.
    The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as 
necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or 
working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 
1976, and other appropriate federal regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. 
Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on 
behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the 
Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not 
Committee Members.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee shall meet at the call of the 
Committee's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Under 
Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). The Designated Federal 
Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent 
part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with 
established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer 
or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all 
committee meetings and subcommittee meetings.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense 
Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing membership about the 
Committee's mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted 
at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of 
the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel 
Testing, and this individual will ensure that the written statements 
are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact 
information for the Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the 
GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military 
Personnel Testing. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may 
provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements 
that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in 
question.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-2554, 
extension 128.

    Dated: December 21, 2007.
L. M. Bynum,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E7-25227 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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