Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) originally scheduled an open session on Thursday, December 7, 2017 (See Federal Register/ Vol. 82, No. 212/November 3, 2017/Notices) however this session has been cancelled. The session has been rescheduled for February 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. If you wish to attend this meeting, you must submit your registration for the February session even if you previously registered for the December session. Entry will begin at 12:30 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. The following agenda topics will be discussed and final reports presented: (1) One-Form electronic filing, review and discuss recommendations for making electronic filing more cost-effective and efficient for industry; (2) Identify key areas of concern with the proposed definition for defense services in 80 FR 31525 (June 3, 2015); (3) Review and provide feedback in accurately and effectively defining ``manufacturing'' and distinguishing it from other related activities like assembly, integration, installment and various services; and (4) Examine and discuss the current rules regarding the release of technical data to foreign dual-nationals and identify alternative options that sufficiently facilitate risk assessment and risk mitigation. Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing. As seating is limited to 125 persons, each member of the public or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: his/her name and contact information such as email address and/or phone number and any request for reasonable accommodation to the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Anthony Dearth, via email at DTAG@state.gov by COB Monday, January 22, 2018. If notified after this date, the Department might be unable to accommodate requests due to requirements at the meeting location. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID.