Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting, 11022-11023 [2017-03194]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Strategic Analysis Inc. Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA and Virginia Tech Advanced Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA. 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’s 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 Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the Defense Science Board was unable to provide public notification concerning is meeting on February 14 through 15, 2017, of the Defense Science Board 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Countering Anti-access Systems with Longer Range and Standoff Capabilities, 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 DSB is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) scientific and technical enterprise. The objective of the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force is to explore new defense systems and technologies that will enable cost effective power projection that relies on the use of longer stand-off distances than current capabilities. System components may be deployed on manned or unmanned platforms with a range of potential autonomous capabilities. Use of cost reducing technology and advanced production practices from defense and commercial industry may be a major part of the strategy for deploying adequate numbers of weapons. The mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 study should investigate and analyze all of these areas and recommend preferred system options. This two-day session will focus on providing general threat briefings, to include country briefings and respective threat system capabilities. United States capabilities will also be briefed by combatant commands, Office of Secretary of Defense and the military services. Day One briefings will include an overview of the study and expectations from Dr. David Whelan and Mr. Mark Russell, task force co-chairs; a briefing on the operations and threats to military satellite communications and tactical networking from Mr. Al Grasso, President of MITRE; an overview of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) efforts to address Anti-access/Area denial (A2/ AD) by Mr. Michael Ramsdell, MDA; an overview of U.S. European Command’s (EUCOM) operational plans from Col Kelly Houlgate, the EUCOM Liaison Officer; an assessment of the DoD’s capabilities to counter A2/AD from Mr. Gregory Cox of the Institute for Defense Analyses; and an overview briefing on the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) architecture and approach to countering A2/AD. The remainder of this day will be the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force’s four panel break-out sessions: Architecture; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Basing, Delivery, and Weapons; Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber. These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze in support of the study. Day Two briefings will include an overview briefing on maintaining and preserving defense technological superiority by Mr. Mike Olmstead from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) (OUSD (AT&L)); an analysis of conventional prompt global strike by Ms. Amy Woolf of Congressional Research Service (CRS); and an overview of U.S. Defense space policy from Mr. John Hill from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Space). The day will conclude with the same four panel break-out sessions from the previous day: Architecture; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Basing, Delivery, and Weapons; Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber. These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze in support of the study. In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–2.155, the DoD has determined that the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force meeting will be closed to the PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11023 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 the meeting will be closed to the public because matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be considered. 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 material that it cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meetings. 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 Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force members 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 Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force until the next meeting of this task force. The DFO will review all submissions with the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to Long Range Effects 2017 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. 2017–03194 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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.

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

ADDRESSES: Strategic Analysis Inc. Executive Conference Center, 4075 
Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA and Virginia Tech Advanced 
Research Center, 900 Glebe Road, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA.

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's 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 Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the 
Defense Science Board was unable to provide public notification 
concerning is meeting on February 14 through 15, 2017, of the Defense 
Science Board 2017 Summer Study Task Force on Countering Anti-access 
Systems with Longer Range and Standoff Capabilities, 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 DSB is to provide independent advice and 
recommendations on matters relating to the Department of Defense's 
(DoD) scientific and technical enterprise. The objective of the Long 
Range Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force is to explore new defense 
systems and technologies that will enable cost effective power 
projection that relies on the use of longer stand-off distances than 
current capabilities. System components may be deployed on manned or 
unmanned platforms with a range of potential autonomous capabilities. 
Use of cost reducing technology and advanced production practices from 
defense and commercial industry may be a major part of the strategy for 
deploying adequate numbers of weapons. The study should investigate and 
analyze all of these areas and recommend preferred system options. This 
two-day session will focus on providing general threat briefings, to 
include country briefings and respective threat system capabilities. 
United States capabilities will also be briefed by combatant commands, 
Office of Secretary of Defense and the military services. Day One 
briefings will include an overview of the study and expectations from 
Dr. David Whelan and Mr. Mark Russell, task force co-chairs; a briefing 
on the operations and threats to military satellite communications and 
tactical networking from Mr. Al Grasso, President of MITRE; an overview 
of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) efforts to address Anti-access/
Area denial (A2/AD) by Mr. Michael Ramsdell, MDA; an overview of U.S. 
European Command's (EUCOM) operational plans from Col Kelly Houlgate, 
the EUCOM Liaison Officer; an assessment of the DoD's capabilities to 
counter A2/AD from Mr. Gregory Cox of the Institute for Defense 
Analyses; and an overview briefing on the National Reconnaissance 
Office's (NRO) architecture and approach to countering A2/AD. The 
remainder of this day will be the Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study 
Task Force's four panel break-out sessions: Architecture; Intelligence, 
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Basing, Delivery, and Weapons; 
Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber. These panels will meet 
simultaneously to discuss topics to analyze in support of the study. 
Day Two briefings will include an overview briefing on maintaining and 
preserving defense technological superiority by Mr. Mike Olmstead from 
the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, 
and Logistics) (OUSD (AT&L)); an analysis of conventional prompt global 
strike by Ms. Amy Woolf of Congressional Research Service (CRS); and an 
overview of U.S. Defense space policy from Mr. John Hill from the 
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Space). The day will conclude with 
the same four panel break-out sessions from the previous day: 
Architecture; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); 
Basing, Delivery, and Weapons; Command, Control, Communications, and 
Cyber. These panels will meet simultaneously to discuss topics to 
analyze in support of the study.
    In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-2.155, 
the DoD has determined that the Long Range Effects 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 the meeting will be closed to the public because matters 
covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) will be considered. 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 material that it cannot reasonably be segregated into 
separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of 
the overall meetings. 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 Long Range Effects 2017 Summer Study 
Task Force members 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 Long Range 
Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force until the next meeting of this 
task force. The DFO will review all submissions with the Long Range 
Effects 2017 Summer Study Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are 
provided to Long Range Effects 2017 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. 2017-03194 Filed 2-16-17; 8:45 am]
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