Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting, 11021-11022 [2017-03189]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165 and subject to the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first to arrive basis. Attendees are requested to submit their name, affiliation, and daytime phone number seven business days prior to the meeting to Mrs. Ghostlaw, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140d, the committee is not obligated to allow a member of the public to speak or otherwise address the committee during the meeting, and members of the public attending the committee meeting will not be permitted to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the committee. 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The Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the committee Chairperson, may allot a specific amount of time for submitters to present their comments verbally. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03202 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–03–P DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Notice of Termination of the Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in Connection With Dakota Access, LLC’s Request for an Easement To Cross Lake Oahe, North Dakota Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In light of the President’s memorandum to the Secretary of the Army dated January 24, 2017, published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2017 (82 FR 8661), this notice advises the public that the Department of the Army (Army), as lead agency, effective immediately, no longer intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the Dakota Access, LLC’s request to grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe, which is on the Missouri River and owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Therefore, the Notice of Intent announced in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5543) is terminated. SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 1506.6 of the CEQ’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11021 Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Army and Corps’ NEPA implementation policies (32 CFR part 651 and 33 CFR part 230), and exercises the authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) by General Orders No. 2017–1, January 5, 2017. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03204 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–03–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Department of Defense. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Science Board (DSB) 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century’s Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment (‘‘the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force’’) will meet in closed session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Applied Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA and Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA. DATES: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Virginia Tech Applied Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA (February 14, 2017); and Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA (February 15, 2017). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via email at debra.a.rose20.civ@ mail.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084 or the Defense Science Board Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571–0079. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 11022 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the Defense Science Board was unable to provide public notification concerning it meeting on February 14 through 15, 2017, of the Defense Science Board 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century’s MultiPolar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment, as required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), waives the 15calendar 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. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the DoD’s scientific and technical enterprise. The objective of the Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force is to address the topic of nuclear force modernization and recapitalization, focusing on ways to reduce the affordability problem and on ways to respond to the changing strategic environment through technical, programmatic, and operational innovation. The Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force will consider the critical issues associated with the status and trends in major power threats and proliferator s that could threaten the United States or its allies, to include their nuclear, advanced conventional, and cyber capabilities that might threaten the operational viability of our nuclear deterrent; make our ability to control escalation through non-nuclear means problematic; or impact the assurance of U.S. extended deterrence globally. This two-day session will focus on the DoD’s Nuclear Weapons, Warheads, and Platforms. This meeting will provide overview briefings to study members on the future plans and programs that the DoD is currently pursuing. Day One briefings will include a mission, organization, and operations overview of the Nuclear Weapons Council by Mr. Wayne Hudson, Principal Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters; a mission, organization, and operations overview of the U.S. Strategic Command Enterprise by Mr. Jim Colasacco, Chief Global Strike Division, Capability and Resource Integration Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command; an operational and technical presentation on the Air Forces’ nuclear platform and warhead VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 programs by the Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Staff; an overview briefing on the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications domain by Dr. Richard Roca, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; an operational and technical presentation on the DoD’s nuclear platform and warhead programs by Mr. Tom Troyano, Director, Strategic Systems & Treaty Compliance, OUSD(AT&L); a brief on the Master Plan for Nuclear Warheads and the joint DoD and Department of Energy study on threats to the U.S. ability to maintain its strategic deterrence in support of the Joint Strategic Deterrence Review by Mr. Sean McDonald, National Nuclear Security Administration; and a mission, organization, and operations brief of DoD’s Cyber Command. The day two briefing will be an operational and technical presentation on the Navy’s nuclear platform and warhead programs by VADM Terry Benedict, Director, Navy Strategy Systems Program. The remainder of this day will be the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force’s six panel break-out sessions: Deterrence Theory, Scenarios; Cyber; Conventional Force Elements; Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Delivery Platforms and NC2; and Experimentation, Exercises, Messaging. These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze in support of the study. The day will conclude with a full session of the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force to share the discussions from the panel session. In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–2.155, the DoD has determined that the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), in consultation with the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that all sessions will be closed to the public because they will consider matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). The determination is based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions throughout will involve classified matters of national security concern. Such classified material is so intertwined with the unclassified information that it cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meeting. To permit the meeting to be open to the public would preclude discussion of such matters and would greatly diminish the ultimate utility of the DSB’s findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and to the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. In accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.l05(j) and 102–3.140, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force at any time regarding its mission or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the DSB’s DFO—Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at Karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571–0079 at any point; however, if a written statement is not received at least 3 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force until the next meeting of this task force. The DFO will review all submissions with the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force members prior to the end of the two-day meeting on February 15, 2017. Dated: February 14, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–03189 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Department of Defense. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Science Board (DSB) 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Countering Anti-access Systems with Longer Range and Standoff Capabilities (‘‘the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force’’) will meet in closed session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Strategic Analysis Inc. Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA and Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11021-11022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03189]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board (DSB) 2017 Summer Study Task Force 
on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century's Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat 
Strategic Environment (``the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task 
Force'') will meet in closed session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 
from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Applied Research 
Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA and Wednesday, 
February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Executive 
Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA.

DATES: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Virginia Tech Applied Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th 
Floor, Arlington, VA (February 14, 2017); and Executive Conference 
Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA (February 15, 
2017).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, 
Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, 
DC 20301-3140, via email at debra.a.rose20.civ@mail.mil, or via phone 
at (703) 571-0084 or the Defense Science Board Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO) Ms. Karen D.H. Saunders, Executive Director, Defense 
Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 
20301, via email at karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 
571-0079.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of 
the

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Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the Defense 
Science Board was unable to provide public notification concerning it 
meeting on February 14 through 15, 2017, of the Defense Science Board 
2017 Summer Study Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st 
Century's Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment, as required 
by 41 CFR 102-3.150(a). 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.
    The mission of the Defense Science Board is to provide independent 
advice and recommendations on matters relating to the DoD's scientific 
and technical enterprise. The objective of the Nuclear Deterrence 
Summer Study Task Force is to address the topic of nuclear force 
modernization and recapitalization, focusing on ways to reduce the 
affordability problem and on ways to respond to the changing strategic 
environment through technical, programmatic, and operational 
innovation. The Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force will 
consider the critical issues associated with the status and trends in 
major power threats and proliferator s that could threaten the United 
States or its allies, to include their nuclear, advanced conventional, 
and cyber capabilities that might threaten the operational viability of 
our nuclear deterrent; make our ability to control escalation through 
non-nuclear means problematic; or impact the assurance of U.S. extended 
deterrence globally. This two-day session will focus on the DoD's 
Nuclear Weapons, Warheads, and Platforms. This meeting will provide 
overview briefings to study members on the future plans and programs 
that the DoD is currently pursuing. Day One briefings will include a 
mission, organization, and operations overview of the Nuclear Weapons 
Council by Mr. Wayne Hudson, Principal Deputy to the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters; a mission, organization, and 
operations overview of the U.S. Strategic Command Enterprise by Mr. Jim 
Colasacco, Chief Global Strike Division, Capability and Resource 
Integration Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command; an operational and 
technical presentation on the Air Forces' nuclear platform and warhead 
programs by the Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Staff; an overview 
briefing on the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications domain by 
Dr. Richard Roca, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; 
an operational and technical presentation on the DoD's nuclear platform 
and warhead programs by Mr. Tom Troyano, Director, Strategic Systems & 
Treaty Compliance, OUSD(AT&L); a brief on the Master Plan for Nuclear 
Warheads and the joint DoD and Department of Energy study on threats to 
the U.S. ability to maintain its strategic deterrence in support of the 
Joint Strategic Deterrence Review by Mr. Sean McDonald, National 
Nuclear Security Administration; and a mission, organization, and 
operations brief of DoD's Cyber Command. The day two briefing will be 
an operational and technical presentation on the Navy's nuclear 
platform and warhead programs by VADM Terry Benedict, Director, Navy 
Strategy Systems Program. The remainder of this day will be the Nuclear 
Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force's six panel break-out sessions: 
Deterrence Theory, Scenarios; Cyber; Conventional Force Elements; 
Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Delivery Platforms and NC2; and 
Experimentation, Exercises, Messaging.
    These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze 
in support of the study. The day will conclude with a full session of 
the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force to share the 
discussions from the panel session.
    In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-2.155, 
the DoD has determined that the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study 
Task Force meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the 
Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), in 
consultation with the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in 
writing that all sessions will be closed to the public because they 
will consider matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). The determination 
is based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions 
throughout will involve classified matters of national security 
concern.
    Such classified material is so intertwined with the unclassified 
information that it cannot reasonably be segregated into separate 
discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the 
overall meeting. To permit the meeting to be open to the public would 
preclude discussion of such matters and would greatly diminish the 
ultimate utility of the DSB's findings and recommendations to the 
Secretary of Defense and to the Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
    In accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-
3.l05(j) and 102-3.140, interested persons may submit a written 
statement for consideration by the Nuclear Deterrence 2017 Summer Study 
Task Force at any time regarding its mission or in response to the 
stated agenda of a planned meeting. Individuals submitting a written 
statement must submit their statement to the DSB's DFO--Ms. Karen D.H. 
Saunders, Executive Director, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense 
Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301, via email at 
Karen.d.saunders.civ@mail.mil or via phone at (703) 571-0079 at any 
point; however, if a written statement is not received at least 3 
calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this 
notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Nuclear 
Deterrence 2017 Summer Study Task Force until the next meeting of this 
task force.
    The DFO will review all submissions with the Nuclear Deterrence 
2017 Summer Study Task Force co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to 
Nuclear Deterrence Summer Study Task Force members prior to the end of 
the two-day meeting on February 15, 2017.

    Dated: February 14, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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