Department of Defense February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Army Science Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-3790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3672
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3671
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The Navy is proposing to exempt the system of records to protect the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process within the Naval Criminal Investigation Service.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is proposing to exempt the records contained in the Privacy Act system of records notice N12410-2, entitled `NCIS Training Academy Records. The exemption (5 U.S.C. 552a (k)(6)) is intended to preserve the objectively and/or fairness of the NCIS test or examination process.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3669
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend the Preamble to its Compilation of Privacy Act systems of records notices by updating the telephone number of the POINT OF CONTACT.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3668
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to exempt those records contained in DCIFA 01, entitled ``CIFA Operational and Analytical Records'' when an exemption has been previously claimed for the records in another Privacy Act system of records. The exemption is intended to preserve the exempt status of the record when the purposes underlying the exemption for the original records are still valid and necessary to protect the contents of the records.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3665
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add an exempt system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3664
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exempt system of records to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exemption rule for the system of records A0195-2c USACIDC, entitled `DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force Files'. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Meeting of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3662
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee will meet in closed session at the Pentagon on March 10, 2005 from 0900 to 2000 and March 11, 2005 from 0845 to 1500. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with independent, informed advice on major matters of defense policy. The Board will hold classified discussions on national security matters. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App II (1982)), it has been determined that this meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552B(c)(1)(1982), and that accordingly this meeting will be closed to the public.
Reserve Affairs; Meeting of the Defense Advisory Board (DAB) for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Document Number: 05-3661
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense
This DAB meeting will focus on the status of the Reserve Forces outlook, the ESGR strategic plan and support of the Reserve Forces Retention efforts through ensuring supportive employee relations.
Defense Science Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-3660
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Force Protection in Urban and Unconventional Environments will meet in closed session on SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. February 16-17, 2005; March 9-10, 2005; April 27-28, 2005; and May 25-26, 2005, at SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. This Task Force will review and evaluate force protection capabilities in urban and unconventional environments and provide recommendations to effect change to the future Joint Force. The mission of the Defense Science board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. Specifically, the Task Force's foci will be to evaluate force protection in the context of post major combat operations that have been conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the operations, loss of national treasure military and civilian, U.S. and other nationshas resulted from actions executed by non-state and rogue actors. The threat and capabilities these insurgent, terrorist and criminal actions present post a most serious challenge to our ability to achieve unified action. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3659
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Army, Department of the Defense, Army Department, Department of Defense
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3658
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Roles and Authorities of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering will meet in open session on February 24, 2005; March 14, 2005; April 18, 2005; May 16, 2005; and June 8, 2005, at SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard. The Task Force will examine the past and current roles and authorities for the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will review and evaluate concepts to determine appropriate future roles and authorities of the DDR&E including an analysis of the relationship of the Director to other senior science and technology (S&T) and acquisition officials of the military departments and the Defense Agencies; the relationship of the Director to the performance of the following functions: planning, programming, and budgeting of the S&T programs of the DoD; management of DoD laboratories and technical centers; promotion of the rapid transition of technologies to acquisition programs within the DoD; promotion of the transfer of technologies into and from the commercial sector; the coordination of DoD S&T activities with organizations outside the DoD; technical review of DoD acquisition programs and policies; training and education activities for the national scientific and technical workforce; development of science and technology policies and programs relating to the maintenance of the national technology and industrial base; and the development of new technologies in support of the transformation of the Armed Forces. The Task Force will also examine the duties of the Director as the Chief Technology Office of the DoD.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3657
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Installation Protection will meet in closed sessions on February 23, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA. The Task Force will access best practices for protecting US homeland installations and recommend various approaches to enhancing security and protection of these facilities. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will assess investments in technology and manpower in order to ensure proper security levels at our nation's high-value installations with particular emphasis on airports, harbors, nuclear power facilities and military bases. To that end, the Task Force will review existing best practices in force protection and security at civil, industrial and military complexes; assess shortfalls and deficiencies associated with operational security, identify promising technology and/or processes that will enhance security, and recommend methods for reducing overall manpower requirements without relinquishing robust security measures. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Establishment of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation
Document Number: 05-3656
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation is being established in consonance with the public interest and in accordance with the provisions of Pub. L. 92-463, the ``Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' Title 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2. This advisory committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense regarding matters pertaining to military compensation. The Committee shall identify approaches to balance military pay and benefits in sustaining recruitment and retention of high-quality people, as well as a cost-effective and ready military force. The Committee will consist of a balanced membership of seven members from the private sector selected on the basis of their preeminence in the fields of military compensation. The members will be appointed by the Secretary of Defense.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3655
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Strategic Strike Skills will meet in closed session on March 9-10, 2005; April 20-21, 2005; and May 12-13, 2005, in Arlington, VA. The Task Force will assess the future strategic strike force skills needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). The mission of the DSB is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. Last summer the DSB assessed DoD needs for future strategic strike forces. Assessed was the application of technology for non-nuclear weapons systems, communications, planning systems, and intelligence as well as the integration of strategic strike with active defenses as part of the new triad. This ``skills'' study will complement the previous strategic forces study by focusing on the people and the skills necessary to develop, maintain, plan, and successfully execute future strategic strike forces. At this meeting, the Task Force will: Assess current skills available, both nuclear and non-nuclear of current long-range strike forces; identify, assess and recommend new/modified/enhanced skill sets necessary for successful future strike force development, planning, and operations; and recommend a strategy for the successful evolution of the current skills to those required by future strike forces. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that this Defense Science Board Task Force meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Red Lessons Learned will meet in closed session on March 16-17, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. This Task Force will assess what useful information can our adversaries learn from U.S. military engagement and, particularly, what might they have learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; identify the channels through which adversaries learn about U.S. capabilities; is there any evidence an adversary is adjusting to U.S. capabilities and what might the U.S. do to counter this; what are the indicators or observables that the Intelligence Community can focus on to determine if an adversary is engaging in this type of practice and do the indicators change in peacetime or wartime; do different technology insertion models exist; is there any evidence potential adversaries are targeting the seams in the U.S. command and control alignment and planning process; and the preceding areas of concern focus primarily on the military operations phases, are the potential adversaries observing, analyzing and adapting during the preparation and stabilization phase? The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Munitions System Reliability will meet in closed session on March 30-31, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. On March 30, 2005 from 8:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. the Task Force meeting will be open. Should you want to attend this open portion of the meeting please contact CDR David Waugh, USN, (703) 695-4158 by March 18, 2005. This Task Force will review the efforts thus far to improve the reliability of munitions systems and identify additional steps to be taken to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions failures. The Task Force will: Conduct a methodologically sound assessment of the failure rates of U.S. munitions in actual combat use; review ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions systems failures, and evaluate whether there are ways to improve or accelerate these efforts; and identify other feasible measures the U.S. can take to reduce the threat that failed munitions pose to friendly forces and noncombatants. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Conduct a methodologically sound assessment of the failure rates of U.S. munitions in actual combat use; review ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions systems failures, and evaluate whether there are ways to improve or accelerate these efforts; and identify other feasible measures the U.S. can take to reduce the threat that failed munitions pose to friendly forces and noncombatants. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 05-3544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the forthcoming meeting of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. The purpose of the meeting is to present and discuss the findings of the 2004 Science and Technology Quality Review of Air Force Research Laboratory programs. Because classified and contractor-proprietary information will be discussed, this meeting will be closed to the public.
Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: 05-3543
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel is to report the findings and recommendations of the Analytic Engine Working Group to the Chief of Naval Operations. The meeting will consist of discussions of the Navy's analytic capabilities.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-3542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,825,801: Outer Loop Test Generator for Global Positioning System.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-3541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Application No. 10/904,062: Fabrication of High Air Fraction Photonic Band Gap Fibers, Navy Case No. 96,197, and any continuations, divisionals or re- issues thereof.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Cytoplex Biosciences, Inc.
Document Number: 05-3540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Cytoplex Biosciences, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, to practice in the field of real time monitoring of molecular binding for pharmaceutical drug discovery in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government- Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 5,372,930: Sensors for Ultra-Low Concentration Molecular Recognition, Navy Case No. 73,568// U.S. Patent No. 5,807,758: Chemical and Biological Sensor Using an Ultra-Sensitive Force Transducer, Navy Case No. 76,628//U.S. Patent No. 5,981,297: Biosensor Using Magnetically-Detected Label, Navy Case No. 77,576//U.S. Patent No. 6,180,418: Force Discrimination Assay, Navy Case No. 78,183.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Smartband Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 05-3539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Smartband Technologies, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 5,963,169, Multiple Tube Plasma Antenna, issued October 5, 1999; U.S. Patent No. 6,118,407, Horizontal Plasma Antenna Using Plasma Drift Currents, issued September 12, 2000; U.S. Patent No. 6,169,520, Plasma Antenna With Currents Generated By Opposed Photon Beams, issued January 2, 2001; U.S. Patent No. 6,087,992, Acoustically Driven Plasma Antenna, issued July 11, 2000; U.S. Patent No. 6,046,705, Standing Wave Plasma Antenna With Plasma Reflector, issued April 4, 2000; U.S. Patent No. 6,087,993, Plasma Antenna with Electro-Optical Modulator issued, July 11, 2000; U.S. Patent No. 6,674,970, Plasma Antenna With Two-Fluid Ionization Current, issued January 6, 2004; U.S. Patent No. 6,650,297, Laser Driven Plasma Antenna Utilizing Laser Modified Maxwellian Relaxation, issued November 18, 2003; U.S. Patent No. 6,657,594, Plasma Antenna System and Method issued December 2, 2003; and U.S. Patent No. 6,806,833, Confined Plasma Resonance Antenna and Plasma Resonance Antenna Array, issued October 19, 2004.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-3538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 08/152,471: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING AND TRACKING PROJECT TRENDS //U.S. Patent No. 6,650,297: LASER DRIVEN PLASMA ANTENNA UTILIZING LASER MODIFIED MAXWELLIAN RELAXATION //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/553,510: SPECIAL SOUNDS VIDEO NARROWBAND PROCESSING SOFTWARE //U.S. Patent No. 6,657,594: PLASMA ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD //U.S. Patent No. 6,806,833: CONFINED PLASMA RESONANCE ANTENNA AND PLASMA RESONANCE ANTENNA ARRAY //U.S. Patent No. 6,827,791: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOVING PAINT FROM A SUBSTRATE // U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/037,808: SEPARATED FLOW LIQUID CATHOLYTE ALUMINUM HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SEAWATER SEMI-FUEL CELL //U.S. Patent No. 6,829,198: ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER HAVING COMPRESSION SCREW MECHANICAL BIAS //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/874,306: NON-LINEAR AXISYMMETRIC POTENTIAL FLOW BOUNDARY MODEL FOR PARTIALLY CAVITATING HIGH SPEED BODIES //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 839,449: LOW FREQUENCY SONAR COUNTERMEASURE //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/565,237: ADAPTABLE HIGH SPEED UNDERWATER MUNITION (AHSUM) CONTROL CIRCUITRY FOR HIGH SPEED VIDEO CAMERA OPERATION //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/463,907: ANTENNA FOR DEPLOYMENT FROM UNDERWATER LOCATION //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/672,963: ROTATING FEELER GAGE //U.S. Patent No. 6,822,928: ADAPTIVE SONAR SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 637,074: ACOUSTIC PROCESSING FOR ESTIMATING SIZE OF SMALL TARGETS // U.S. Patent No. 6,834,608: AN ASSEMBLY OF UNDERWATER BODIES AND LAUNCHER THEREFOR //U.S. Patent No. 6,809,444: FREE ROTATING INTEGRATED MOTOR PROPULSOR //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/627,103: ASYMMETRIC TOW SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE LINEAR SEISMIC ARRAYS //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,674: LAUNCHER ASSEMBLY WITH ELASTOMERIC EJECTION //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,675: PLUNGING TOWED ARRAY ANTENNA //U.S. Patent No. 6,819,630: ITERATIVE DECISION FEEDBACK ADAPTIVE EQUALIZER //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 679,677: SURF ZONE MINE CLEARANCE ASSAULT SYSTEM //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/730,184: UNDERWATER WEAPON SYSTEM HAVING A ROTATABLE GUN //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,687: GUN- ARMED COUNTERMEASURE //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/695,497: VORTEX ASSISTED PRESSURE CONTROL AT INLET OF UNDERWATER LAUNCH SYSTEM / /U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/663,059: GRAVITY-ACTUATED SUBMARINE ANTENNA //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/644,574: LASER-BASED ACOUSTO-OPTIC UPLINK COMMUNICATIONS TECHNIQUE //U.S. Patent No. 6,813,219: DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZATION PRE-PROCESSOR WITH TURBOEQUALIZER //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/456,140: ROTARY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCH TUBE //U.S. Patent No. 6,835,108: OSCILLATING APPENDAGE FOR FIN PROPULSION //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 652,078: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING VOLTAGE SPIKE WAVEFORMS FOR THREE-PHASE ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/652,079: APPARATUS AMD METHOD FOR CALIBRATING VOLTAGE SPIKE WAVEFORMS //U.S. Patent No. 6,813,218: BUOYANT DEVICE FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL ACOUSTO-OPTIC SIGNAL TRANSFER ACROSS THE AIR-WATER INTERFACE //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/672,964: A BROADBAND, TOWED LINE ARRAY WITH SPATIAL DISCRIMINATION CAPABILITIES //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,678: TOWABLE SUBMARINE MAST SIMULATOR // U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/456,245: MULTI-LOBED BUOYANT LAUNCH CAPSULE //U.S. Patent No. 6,822,373: BROADBAND TRIPLE RESONANT TRANSDUCER //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 730,187: HIGH VELOCITY UNDERWATER JET WEAPON //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/429,331: WATERWAY SHIELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/779,554: A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE PROPERTIES OF A SOLID MATERIAL SUBJECTED TO COMPRESSIONAL FORCES //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/385,448: PUNCTURE PROOF TIRE EMPLOYING AN ELONGATED BODY TUBE HAVING SHEAR RESISTANT FILM //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,684: CHROMATE-FREE METHOD FOR SURFACE ETCHING OF ALUMINUM AND ALUMINUM ALLOYS //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/679,682: CHROMATE-FREE METHOD FOR SURFACE ETCHING OF TITANIUM //U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/851,748: COMBINED IN- PLANE SHEAR AND MULTI-AXIAL TENSION OR COMPRESSION TESTING APPARATUS.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3472
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Per Diem Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, TRICARE Management Activity announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3230
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Telecommunications Services
Document Number: 05-3207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the acquisition of telecommunications services. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Specialized Service Contracting
Document Number: 05-3206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the acquisition of mortuary and laundry and dry cleaning services. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Bonds
Document Number: 05-3205
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the use of fidelity and forgery bonds under DoD contracts. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Polyacrylonitrile Carbon Fiber-Restriction to Domestic Sources; Correction
Document Number: 05-3204
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a correction to the final rule published at 70 FR 6374-6375 on February 7, 2005, that extended the ending date for phasing out domestic source restrictions on the acquisition of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber. The correction revises the terminology used to describe milestone B in the development of a major system, for consistency with the terminology used in DoD Instruction 5000.2, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Advisory and Assistance Services
Document Number: 05-3203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the acquisition of advisory and assistance services. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Source Inspection Requirements
Document Number: 05-3202
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to eliminate requirements for Government contract quality assurance at source for contracts or delivery orders valued below $250,000, unless certain conditions exist.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings
Document Number: 05-3201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to restrictions on the acquisition of foreign ball and roller bearings. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders
Document Number: 05-3200
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 816 increases, from $500,000 to $1,000,000, the threshold at which a DoD contract must include a requirement for the contractor to provide to cooperative agreement holders, upon their request, a list of the contractor's employees who are responsible for entering into subcontracts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Resolving Tax Problems
Document Number: 05-3199
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to resolution of tax problems under DoD contracts. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Utility Services
Document Number: 05-3198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the acquisition of utility services. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Utility Rates Established by Regulatory Bodies
Document Number: 05-3196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to utility rates established by independent and nonindependent regulatory bodies. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation;Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs
Document Number: 05-3126
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning travel costs. A request for public comments was published at 69 FR 39911 on July 1, 2004. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 05-3058
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning cost or pricing data requirements and information other than cost or pricing data. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 75935, on December 20, 2004. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License; Vector Test Systems, Inc.
Document Number: 05-3043
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Vector Test Systems, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice worldwide the Government owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Number 6, 399, 062 entitled ``Murine Monoclonal Antibody Protective Against Plasmodium Vivax Malaria'' issued 4 June 2002. The present invention relates to the field of development of immunochromatographic of dipstick assays for detection of Pv210 Antigen in Vectoring Mosquitoes.
Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Air-To-Ground Training at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida
Document Number: 05-2817
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1517), the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of utilizing Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR), Florida, as a location for high-explosive (HE) and inert/ practice air-to-ground ordnance training for East Coast carrier-based strike/fighter aviation squadrons. Squadrons would use APAFR in combination with other available air-to-ground range assets to meet the operational requirements of its Fleet Readiness Training Program (FRTP). FRTP air-to-ground training will encompass operations associated with Navy integrated and sustainment level training exercises and combat certification. The Draft EIS focuses on air-to- ground training alternatives within APAFR. These alternatives encompass varying mixtures of ordnance types among different impact areas within APAFR. This notice is to announce public hearings for the Draft EIS. An open information session will precede the scheduled public hearing and will allow individuals to review the data presented in the Draft EIS. Navy representatives will be available during the information session to clarify information related to the Draft EIS. The information session of the hearing is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., followed by a formal public hearing from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
National Security Personnel System
Document Number: 05-2582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are issuing proposed regulations to establish the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), a human resources management system for the DoD, as authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 108-136, November 24, 2003). NSPS governs basic pay, staffing, classification, performance management, labor relations, adverse actions, and employee appeals. NSPS aligns DoD's human resources management system with the Department's critical mission requirements and protects the civil service rights of its employees.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Fully Integrate the Overhills Property Into the Fort Bragg Training Program, Fort Bragg, NC
Document Number: 05-2697
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to fully integrate the Overhills property into the Fort Bragg Training Program, Fort Bragg, Cumberland and Harnett Counties, North Carolina. Presently, realistic training in Fort Bragg's Northern Training Area (NTA), one of Fort Bragg's largest training areas, is hampered by the two sets of training rules that govern training in the units. Although no physical barriers separate the Overhills training units, NTA V-VII, from NTA units I-IV, the Overhills Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) limits the number of personnel and types of activities during training exercises, effectively creating a training barrier. Applying the same training regulation to the Overhills that governs training on the rest of the installation's training program, and maximize training possibilities through the NTA.
Joint Navigation Conference
Document Number: 05-2491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
This notice informs the public that the Joint Services Data Exchange (JSDE), in conjunction with the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office and the Embedded GPS INS {Inertial Navigation System{time} (EGI) Program Office, will host a U.S. Government-wide Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) at the Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL, 11-14 April 2005. The 2005 JNC will be the largest U.S. military navigation conference of the year. This conference will focus on battlefield applications of GPS and other navigation solutions, as well as advances in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C), with emphasis on joint development, test, and support, logistics, and integration of the affordable GN&C systems. This is the only Navigation Systems Conference focused exclusively on Warfighter needs, issues, and experiences. Operational user participation is vital to the overall understanding of navigation warfare and is critical to the success of the JNC. The Conference will be held at the For Official Use Only (FOUO) designation and Secret levels. Attendance is restricted to U.S. Government, contractors, and invited Allied personnel. Advance visit requests and approvals are required of all attendees. Additional information, registration and security forms are provided for your convenience at the following Web site: http://www.jointnavigation.org. The Web site is the preferred method for registering to attend the conference. Visitors Access Request (VAR) may also be sent by fax to SMC/GPES 1-310-363-6387.
Availability of Draft Tiered Environmental Impact Statement for the Baltimore Harbor and Channels Dredged Material Plan, MD
Document Number: 05-2483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District has prepared a Draft Tiered Environmental Impact statement (TEIS) and Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) to analyze dredged material placement for the Port of Baltimore for 20 years of maintenance and new work dredging. USACE is making the document available to the public for review and comment through a Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register. The overall goal of the DMMP is to develop a plan to maintain, in an economically and environmentally sound manner, channels necessary for navigation for the Port of Baltimore, conduct dredged material placement in the most environmentally sound manner, and maximize the use of dredged material as a beneficial resource. The recommendations which will provide a minimum of 20 years of dredged material placement capacity for the Port of Baltimore are: Continued use of open water placement in Virginia (Dam Neck Open Water Placement; Rappahannock Shoal Deep Alternate Open Water Placement; and Wolf Trap Alternate Open Water Placement). Optimized use of existing dredged material management sites in Maryland, including Pooles Island Open Water Site, Hart-Miller Island Dredged Material Containment Facility, Cox Creek Confined Disposal Facility and Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project (PIERP). Multiple confined disposal facilities for harbor material in Patapsco River. Large Island Restoration-Middle Chesapeake Bay. PIERP Expansion. Wetland Restoration-Dorchester County. We are making the Draft TEIS available to the public for a 45-day review and comment period.