Meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), 4947-4948 [E9-1799]

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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a), Public Law 92–463, as amended, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the Defense Department PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4947 Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). The purpose of the meeting is to receive briefings and information on the 2009 topics. The meeting is open to the public, subject to availability of space. DATES: February 18–19, 2009, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Double Tree Hotel Crystal City National Airport, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MSgt Robert Bowling, USAF, DACOWITS, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Room 2C548A, Washington, DC 20301– 4000. Robert.bowling@osd.mil. Telephone (703) 697–2122. Fax (703) 614–6233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Agenda Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. —Rand Report on Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women and Delivery of Services to Reserve Component Families. —National Guard Support for Families of Wounded Warriors. —Public Forum. Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. —Additional Briefings on Women’s Roles during Deployment and Support to Families of the Wounded. —Review of Topics for 2009, Installation Visits, and Focus Group Discussions. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Point of Contact at the address detailed above not later than 5 p.m., Monday, February 16, 2009. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 28, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4947-4948]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in 
the Services (DACOWITS)

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a), Public Law 92-463, as amended, 
notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the Defense 
Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). The 
purpose of the meeting is to receive briefings and information on the 
2009 topics. The meeting is open to the public, subject to availability 
of space.

DATES: February 18-19, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Double Tree Hotel Crystal City National Airport, 300 Army 
Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MSgt Robert Bowling, USAF, DACOWITS, 
4000 Defense Pentagon, Room 2C548A, Washington, DC 20301-4000. 
Robert.bowling@osd.mil. Telephone (703) 697-2122. Fax (703) 614-6233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

--Rand Report on Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women and 
Delivery of Services to Reserve Component Families.
--National Guard Support for Families of Wounded Warriors.
--Public Forum.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

--Additional Briefings on Women's Roles during Deployment and Support 
to Families of the Wounded.
--Review of Topics for 2009, Installation Visits, and Focus Group 
Discussions.
    Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration 
by the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. 
Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement 
to the Point of Contact at the address detailed above not later than 5 
p.m., Monday, February 16, 2009. If a written statement is not received 
by Monday, February 16, 2009 prior to the meeting, which is the subject 
of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the 
Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services until 
its next open meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all 
timely submissions with the Defense Department Advisory Committee on 
Women in the Services Chairperson and ensure they are provided to the 
members of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the 
Services. If members of the public are interested in making an oral 
statement, a written statement must be submitted as above. After 
reviewing the written comments, the Chairperson and the Designated 
Federal Officer will

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determine who of the requesting persons will be able to make an oral 
presentation of their issue during an open portion of this meeting or 
at a future meeting. Determination of who will be making an oral 
presentation will depend on time available and if the topics are 
relevant to the Committee's activities. Two minutes will be allotted to 
persons desiring to make an oral presentation. Oral presentations by 
members of the public will be permitted only on Wednesday, February 18, 
2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. before the full Committee. Number of oral 
presentations to be made will depend on the number of requests received 
from members of the public.

    Dated: January 21, 2009.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E9-1799 Filed 1-27-09; 8:45 am]
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