Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 78943-78944 [2013-31041]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION Pakistan—Technical Support Team (TST) The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale to provide technical support services at Shahbaz and Mushaf Air Bases to assist in the oversight of operations in support of the Pakistan Peace Drive F–16 program. Also included: U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $100 million. This proposed sale will support continuation of the Peace Drive program, which contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a country that has been and continues to be a partner in overseas contingency operations. Pakistan is vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security goals in South Asia. The proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of two U.S. Government and 40 contractor representatives to Pakistan for a period of approximately five years to assist in the oversight of operations as part of the Peace Drive F–16 Program. The principal contractor is not known at this time and will be determined during contract negotiations. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action to temporarily store wheeled tactical vehicles at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The EA has been prepared as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (1969). In addition, the EA complies with DLA Regulation 1000.22. DLA has determined that the proposed action would not have a significant impact on the human environment within the context of NEPA. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required. DATES: The public comment period will end 30 days after publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. Comments received by the end of the 30-day period will be considered when preparing the final version of the document. The EA is available electronically at http:// www.dla.mil/Documents/WTV_DEA_ 12022013.pdf. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to one of the following: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Engelberger at (703) 767–0705 during normal business hours Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) or by email: Ann.Engelberger@ dla.mil. Dated: December 20, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–31055 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–30868 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0232] Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Notice of Availability (NOA) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Temporary Storage of Wheeled Tactical Vehicles at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia Director of Administration and Management, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. Notice of Availability (NOA) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Temporary Storage of Wheeled Tactical Vehicles at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) for the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a closed Federal advisory committee meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (‘‘the Commission’’). DATES: Date of Closed Meeting: Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78943 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 525, Arlington, VA 22202 and, as necessary, a secure video teleconferencing line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Marcia Moore, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301–1950. Email: marcia.l.moore12.civ@mail.mil. Desk (703) 545–9113. Facsimile (703) 692– 5625. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: The meeting on January 8, 2014 is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The Commission will address, correct, and approve the content of the classified annex to their unclassified report. The purpose of the classified annex is to allow individuals access to the classified analyses that contributed to and support the Commission’s recommendations, as granted by the Congress and the President of the United States. Agenda: The agenda and classified annex will cover the following topics: — The changing mix of active and reserve component force structures. — Whether the contribution of the reserve component to operational plans has increased since 1980. — Specific reserve component contributions to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. — The increase of reserve component structure for classified mission areas. — Descriptions of emerging, future capabilities. — Integrated Security Construct scenarios and the environment that shapes the requirements and subsequent resource allocation decisions. — Representative force mix models using actual data from Integrated Security Construct scenarios, whereby variables, such as numbers of aircraft, deploy to dwell and mob to dwell ratios, and budget targets are manipulated. — Various strategic-basing scenarios, some of which may have classified implications. — Projected challenges to the U.S. Air Force’s ability to meet the demands of multiple scenarios. — Classified documents that address financial, personnel, organizational and other factors for the Commission’s recommendations, including the Strategic Choices and Management Review, Program Objective E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 78944 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Memorandums, Defense Planning Guidance. — Other classified analyses as required. Meeting Accessibility: In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA, 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the DoD determined that the Wednesday, January 8, 2014 meeting will be closed to the public in its entirety. Specifically, the Director of Administration and Management, with the coordination of the DoD FACA Attorney, has determined in writing that this meeting will be closed to the public because classified information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be discussed. Written Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Commission in response to the stated agenda of the closed meeting or the Commission’s mission. The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) will review all submitted written statements before forwarding to the Commission. Written comments should be submitted to Mrs. Marcia Moore, DFO, via facsimile or electronic mail, the preferred modes of submission. Each page of the comment must include the author’s name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. All contact information may be found in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. While written comments are forwarded to the Commissioners upon receipt, note that all written comments on the Commission’s charge, as described in the ‘‘Background’’ section, must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2014 to be considered by the Commissioners. This deadline for emailed and faxed comments has been extended from December 13, 2013. The postmark deadline to mail comments was November 8, 2013. Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the scheduled meeting of January 8, 2014, of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force the requirements of 41 CFR 102–3.150(a) were not met. Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. Background The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112–239). The Department of Defense sponsor for the Commission is the Director of Administration and VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 Management, Mr. Michael L. Rhodes. The Commission is tasked to submit a report, containing a comprehensive study and recommendations, by February 1, 2014 to the President of the United States and the Congressional defense committees. The report will contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the Commission, together with its recommendations for such legislation and administrative actions it may consider appropriate in light of the results of the study. The comprehensive study of the structure of the U.S. Air Force will determine whether, and how, the structure should be modified to best fulfill current and anticipated mission requirements for the U.S. Air Force in a manner consistent with available resources. The evaluation factors under consideration by the Commission are for a U.S. Air Force structure that—(a) meets current and anticipated requirements of the combatant commands; (b) achieves an appropriate balance between the regular and reserve components of the Air Force, taking advantage of the unique strengths and capabilities of each; (c) ensures that the regular and reserve components of the Air Force have the capacity needed to support current and anticipated homeland defense and disaster assistance missions in the United States; (d) provides for sufficient numbers of regular members of the Air Force to provide a base of trained personnel from which the personnel of the reserve components of the Air Force could be recruited; (e) maintains a peacetime rotation force to support operational tempo goals of 1:2 for regular members of the Air Forces and 1:5 for members of the reserve components of the Air Force; and (f) maximizes and appropriately balances affordability, efficiency, effectiveness, capability, and readiness. Dated: December 23, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–31041 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Director of Administration and Management, DoD. PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Defense (DoD) announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (‘‘the Commission’’) will take place. DATES: Date of Open Meeting, including Hearing: Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. Please also see instructions to register for oral public comments in advance. ADDRESSES: 2521 South Clark Street Suite 200, Crystal City, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Marcia Moore, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301–1950. Email: dfoafstrucomm@osd.mil. Desk (703) 545–9113. Facsimile (703) 692–5625. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the scheduled meeting of January 9, 2014, of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force the requirements of 41 CFR 102– 3.150(a) were not met. Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. Purpose of Meeting: The members of the Commission will hear testimony from Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and oral comments from the public. Agenda: Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force will testify from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The public is invited to give oral comments to the Commission on the following topics that have been addressed in the Commission’s draft report. The Chairman will introduce each topic and subtopic. Individual members of the public will then comment on the topic. SUMMARY: 1:00 p.m.—The Uncertain Future Strategic Environment Office of the Secretary AGENCY: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting. ACTION: 1. The role of airpower in the postAfghanistan national security situations likely to be encountered by the Air Force capabilities and Airmen and the implications for the structure of the Air Force. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air 
Force

AGENCY: Director of Administration and Management, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to 
announce a closed Federal advisory committee meeting of the National 
Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'').

DATES: Date of Closed Meeting: Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 10:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 525, Arlington, VA 22202 and, 
as necessary, a secure video teleconferencing line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Marcia Moore, Designated Federal 
Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 
Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email: 
marcia.l.moore12.civ@mail.mil. Desk (703) 545-9113. Facsimile (703) 
692-5625.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of Meeting: The meeting on January 8, 2014 is being held 
under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 
1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150. The 
Commission will address, correct, and approve the content of the 
classified annex to their unclassified report. The purpose of the 
classified annex is to allow individuals access to the classified 
analyses that contributed to and support the Commission's 
recommendations, as granted by the Congress and the President of the 
United States.
    Agenda: The agenda and classified annex will cover the following 
topics:
    -- The changing mix of active and reserve component force 
structures.
    -- Whether the contribution of the reserve component to operational 
plans has increased since 1980.
    -- Specific reserve component contributions to Operation Iraqi 
Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
    -- The increase of reserve component structure for classified 
mission areas.
    -- Descriptions of emerging, future capabilities.
    -- Integrated Security Construct scenarios and the environment that 
shapes the requirements and subsequent resource allocation decisions.
    -- Representative force mix models using actual data from 
Integrated Security Construct scenarios, whereby variables, such as 
numbers of aircraft, deploy to dwell and mob to dwell ratios, and 
budget targets are manipulated.
    -- Various strategic-basing scenarios, some of which may have 
classified implications.
    -- Projected challenges to the U.S. Air Force's ability to meet the 
demands of multiple scenarios.
    -- Classified documents that address financial, personnel, 
organizational and other factors for the Commission's recommendations, 
including the Strategic Choices and Management Review, Program 
Objective

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Memorandums, Defense Planning Guidance.
    -- Other classified analyses as required.
    Meeting Accessibility: In accordance with section 10(d) of the 
FACA, 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the DoD determined that the 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 meeting will be closed to the public in its 
entirety. Specifically, the Director of Administration and Management, 
with the coordination of the DoD FACA Attorney, has determined in 
writing that this meeting will be closed to the public because 
classified information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will 
be discussed.
    Written Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and 
section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, the public or interested organizations 
may submit written comments to the Commission in response to the stated 
agenda of the closed meeting or the Commission's mission. The 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) will review all submitted written 
statements before forwarding to the Commission. Written comments should 
be submitted to Mrs. Marcia Moore, DFO, via facsimile or electronic 
mail, the preferred modes of submission. Each page of the comment must 
include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime 
phone number. All contact information may be found in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section. While written comments are forwarded to 
the Commissioners upon receipt, note that all written comments on the 
Commission's charge, as described in the ``Background'' section, must 
be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2014 to be considered by the 
Commissioners. This deadline for emailed and faxed comments has been 
extended from December 13, 2013. The postmark deadline to mail comments 
was November 8, 2013.
    Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the scheduled 
meeting of January 8, 2014, of the National Commission on the Structure 
of the Air Force the requirements of 41 CFR 102-3.150(a) were not met. 
Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the 
Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-
calendar day notification requirement.

Background

    The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was 
established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2013 (Pub. L. 112-239). The Department of Defense sponsor for the 
Commission is the Director of Administration and Management, Mr. 
Michael L. Rhodes. The Commission is tasked to submit a report, 
containing a comprehensive study and recommendations, by February 1, 
2014 to the President of the United States and the Congressional 
defense committees. The report will contain a detailed statement of the 
findings and conclusions of the Commission, together with its 
recommendations for such legislation and administrative actions it may 
consider appropriate in light of the results of the study. The 
comprehensive study of the structure of the U.S. Air Force will 
determine whether, and how, the structure should be modified to best 
fulfill current and anticipated mission requirements for the U.S. Air 
Force in a manner consistent with available resources.
    The evaluation factors under consideration by the Commission are 
for a U.S. Air Force structure that--(a) meets current and anticipated 
requirements of the combatant commands; (b) achieves an appropriate 
balance between the regular and reserve components of the Air Force, 
taking advantage of the unique strengths and capabilities of each; (c) 
ensures that the regular and reserve components of the Air Force have 
the capacity needed to support current and anticipated homeland defense 
and disaster assistance missions in the United States; (d) provides for 
sufficient numbers of regular members of the Air Force to provide a 
base of trained personnel from which the personnel of the reserve 
components of the Air Force could be recruited; (e) maintains a 
peacetime rotation force to support operational tempo goals of 1:2 for 
regular members of the Air Forces and 1:5 for members of the reserve 
components of the Air Force; and (f) maximizes and appropriately 
balances affordability, efficiency, effectiveness, capability, and 
readiness.

    Dated: December 23, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-31041 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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