Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments
The Department of Defense is considering recommending changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2008 Edition) (MCM). The proposed changes constitute the 2009 annual review required by the MCM and DoD Directive 5500.17, ``Role and Responsibilities of the Joint Service Committee (JSC) on Military Justice,'' May 3, 2003 (DoD Directive 5500.17). The proposed changes concern the rules of procedure and evidence and the punitive articles applicable in trials by courts- martial. These proposed changes have not been coordinated within the Department of Defense under DoD Directive 5500.1, ``Preparation, Processing and Coordinating Legislation, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Views Letters Testimony,'' June 15, 2007, and do not constitute the official position of the Department of Defense, the Military Departments, or any other Government agency.
Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee
Under the provisions of section 10[d] of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, Public Law 92-463, it is hereby determined that every Wage Committee meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b[c] and 5 U.S.C. 552b[c], and that, accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public. The DoD announces that the Department of Defense Wage Committee will meet in September, October, November and December 2009.
Defense Science Board Meeting
The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on October 28-29, 2009 to discuss interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture and homeland security.