Broadcasting Board of Governors June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-12220
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 6, 2017 meeting, a resolution honoring Voice of America's (VOA) Swahili Service 55th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Afghanistan Service 35th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Kurdish Service 25th anniversary, and a resolution honoring Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's North Caucasus 15th anniversary. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingjune2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 13. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Request for Comments on the Broadcasting Board of Governors' Implementation of a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch
Document Number: 2017-11832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-07
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Executive Order 13781, ``Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,'' signed into effect on March 13, 2017, directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to present the President with a plan that recommends ways to reorganize the executive branch and eliminate unnecessary agencies. As part of this process, the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be submitting a proposal for reorganization to OMB. This request for comments seeks public input on potential reforms at the BBG that would increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the agency. These comments will also be considered in the development of the BBG's 2018- 2022 Strategic Plan. The BBG is the federal agency charged with carrying out U.S. Government funded international media, overseeing the operations of five media networks: the Voice of America (VOA), Radio and TV Marti, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN).