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Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-23106
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI)
Document Number: 2019-02619
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
This final rule removes the DoD regulation issued to explain to contractors how the Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI) program could be used by DoD components to fund projects that improve productivity. This rule implemented an Executive Order which has since been revoked. The associated internal programs were discontinued, and internal guidance was cancelled. The content of this part is obsolete.
Defense Business Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-17147
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (``the Board'') will take place.
TRICARE, Formerly Known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services; Calendar Year (CY) 2012 TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) Program Premium Update
Document Number: 2011-30165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
The interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2011, (76 FR 23479-23485) sets forth rules to implement TYA. Included in this interim final rule were provisions for updating TYA premiums for each CY. This notice provides the updated TYA Program premiums for CY 2012.
Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-233
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 Department of Defense announces the following Federal advisory committee meeting. Name of Committee: Defense Business Board (DBB).
Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting Date Change
Document Number: 2010-32594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the Department of Defense announced by publication in the Federal Register (75 FR 77848) closed meetings of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee. These meetings have been rescheduled from January 19-20, 2011, to January 6-7, 2011. There are no other changes to the notice.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2010-32506
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of Section 33 U.S.C. 426-2, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.50, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board on Coastal Engineering Research (hereafter referred to as ``the Board''). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee and shall provide the Coastal Engineering Research Center, through the Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, independent advice and recommendations on reports of investigations made concerning shore erosion on coastal and lake waters and the protection of such shores. The Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations. The Board shall report to the Secretary of the Army through the Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Department of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, shall provide support as deemed necessary for the performance of the Board's functions and shall ensure compliance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b). The Board shall be composed of not more than seven members, of whom four shall be officers of the Corps of Engineers and three shall be civilian engineers recommended by the Chief of Engineers due to his or her special fitness in the field of beach erosion and shore protection. If the Secretary of Defense nominated the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Board by ex officio position, that person shall serve as the President of the Board; otherwise, the Board shall pick its president. Board members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal officers or employees, shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and shall serve as special government employees, whose appointments must be renewed on an annual basis. Pursuant to Public Law 91-611, Title I, Section 105, December 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1819, Board members who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal officers or employees, may be paid at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the rate for a GS-15, step 10, for each day of attendance at Board meetings, not to exceed thirty days per year, in addition to the traveling and other necessary expenses connected with their duties on the Board in accordance with the provisions of Title 5, United States Code, Section 5703(b), (d), and Section 5707. All other Board members shall receive compensation for travel and per diem for official travel. With DoD approval, the board is authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission. These subcommittees shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and other governing DoD and Federal statutes and regulations. Such subcommittees shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board; nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Board members. Subcommittee members, who are not Board members, shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense according to governing DoD policy and procedures. Such individuals, if not full-time or part-time government employees, shall be appointed to serve as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and shall serve as special government employees, whose appointments must be renewed on an annual basis.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-32398
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is deleting three systems of records notices from its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-27708
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 1), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces a closed meeting notice of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E9-16325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Scientific Advisory board (hereafter referred to as the Advisory Board).
Defense Business Board (DBB)
Document Number: E9-15594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 Department of Defense announces the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (DBB) will take place.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E9-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors, Marine Corps University (hereafter referred to as the Board of Visitors).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-8715
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Department of the Air Force proposes to delete a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-27197
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Health Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to operational programs, policy development, and research programs and requirements for the treatment and prevention of disease and injury, the promotion of health and the delivery of efficient, effective, and high quality health care services to Department of Defense beneficiaries. The Board shall be composed of not more than thirty members, who are eminent authorities within their respective disciplines related to clinical health care, disease and injury prevention, and health care delivery and administration. The Secretary of Defense, unless otherwise directed by statute, shall approve the appointment of all Board Members and Subcommittee Members, to include regular government employees. Board Members and Subcommittee Members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and serve as special government employees. The appointment of Board Members and Subcommittee Members, unless otherwise directed by statute, shall be reviewed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and no Board Member or Subcommittee Member shall serve more than four years on the Board. Board Members and Subcommittee Members, unless otherwise directed by statute or as determined by the Secretary of Defense, shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. The Secretary of Defense may appoint regular government officers or employees as Board Members or Subcommittee Members depending upon the individual's qualification or position within the Department of Defense. Regular government employees, who serve on the Board due to their position within the Department of Defense, shall be exempt from annual renewal as long as the Secretary of Defense continues the ex officio status of that position on the Board. The Secretary of Defense, based upon the recommendations of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness or designated representatives, shall appoint the President of the Board from the Board membership. The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, prior to his recommendation, may consult the Board membership. No Board Member shall serve more than two consecutive 2- year terms of service as Board President. Regular government officers or employees who participate in the Department of Defense's decision making process for this Board are prohibited from serving as Board Members or Subcommittee Members. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Defense Health Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.
Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-27193
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of section 1082 of Public Law 110-181, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents (hereafter referred to as the Panel). The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established under the authority of section 1082 of Public Law 110-181 and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a) to carry out an assessment of the capabilities of the Department of Defense to provide support to U.S. civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident. The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents is required by statute to submit a report within 12 months of its findings and recommendations. The report will be submitted to the Secretary of Defense and the Committees on Armed Services on the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents shall be composed of a chairperson and no more than nineteen additional members who have expertise in the legal, operational, and organizational aspects of the management of the consequences of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident. Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time or permanent part-time employees of the federal government, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. These experts and consultants shall serve as special government employees. The Department of Defense intends to authorize the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents to establish and use subcommittees, and the Panel, to include any subcommittees, will operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR, Parts 102-3 through 102-3.185. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel Members.
Termination of Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-25305
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is terminating the United States European Command Senior Advisory Group as of September 30, 2008. The United States European Command Senior Advisory Group is a discretionary federal advisory committee that is being terminated pursuant to section 906(b) of Public Law 110-181.
Notification of Cancellation of Meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (DAB-ESGR)
Document Number: E8-21703
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
This notice announces the cancellation of the meeting of the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2008 (1300-1500 hrs). The meeting is cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-13992
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel). The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the Director, TRICARE Management Activity independent advice and recommendations on the development of the uniform formulary. The Panel, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Creates transparency in the policy decisions regarding the DoD Uniform Formulary; (b) provides public forum where beneficiaries may voice their opinions regarding formulary changes allowing panel members, who represent their interests, to advocate for change within their member organizations and beyond. The Panel shall be composed of not more than 15 members, who shall include members that represent (a) Non-Government organizations and associations that represent the views and interests of a large number of eligible covered beneficiaries; (b) contractors responsible for the TRICARE retail pharmacy program; (c) contractors responsible for the national mail-order pharmacy program; and (d) TRICARE network providers. Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without compensation, unless otherwise authorized by the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall renew the appointments of these Special Government Employees on an annual basis. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) or designed representative shall select the Panel's Chairperson from the total Panel membership. The Panel shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel members.
Missile Defense Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: E8-9086
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of the Defense, Department of Defense
Due to the last minute unavailability of a quorum, the Missile Defense Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. was cancelled. At this date, neither the Department of Defense nor the committee's Designated Federal Officer has plans to reschedule the meeting.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-7988
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is amending the charter for the Board of Visitors National Defense University (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, instructional methods, facilities and other matters of interest to the National Defense University. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty-one members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of national defense, academia, business, national security affairs, and the defense industry. Three of the twenty-one Board members are Federal ex officio members: (a) The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; (b) the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration; and (c) the Department of State Director General. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. With the exception of the federal ex officio members, Board members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve no more than fifteen years on the Board. Board members shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. The Board Membership shall select the Board's Chairperson and the Co-Chairperson from the total Board Membership, and this individual shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff or designee. In addition, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-7612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
The Defense Logistics Agency is deleting two systems of records notices to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-7316
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (hereafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense, and the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), independent advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces and provide advice and recommendations on family issues related to. The Committee, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Reports and recommends healthcare issues specific to female service members; and (b) provides recommendations to military spouse career and employment opportunity. The Committee shall be composed of not more than 15 members, who represent a distribution of demography, professional career fields, community service, and geography, and selected on the basis of their experience in the military, as a member of a military family, or with women's or family-related workforce issues. Committee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve no more than three years on the Committee; the Secretary of Defense may authorize a Committee member to serve longer than three years on the Committee. Committee members shall serve without compensation, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee members.
Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-6531
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.85, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is amending the charter for the Board of Regents Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (hereafter referred to as the Board of Regents). The Board of Regents is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by 10 U.S.C. 2166(e) to assist the Secretary of Defense in an advisory capacity in carrying out the Secretary's responsibility to conduct the business of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Section 956 of Public Law 110-181 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008) amended the Board's membership provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2113(a). All other provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2113(a) remained unchanged. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2113(a), the Board of Regents shall be composed of fifteen members: 1. Nine persons outstanding in the fields of health and health education who shall be appointed from civilian life by the Secretary of Defense; 2. The Secretary of Defense, or his designee, who shall be an ex officio member; 3. The surgeons general of the uniformed services, who shall be ex officio members; and 4. The President of the University, who shall be a non-voting ex officio member. The terms of office for each member of the Board of Regents (other than ex officio members shall be six years except that: 1. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; and 2. Any member who term of office has expired shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed. One of the appointed members of the Board of Regents shall be designated as Chairman by the Secretary of Defense. The Chairman shall be the presiding officer of the Board. Members of the Board of Regents appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2113(e), shall receive compensation at a rate fixed by the Secretary of Defense, in addition to travel expense and per diem for official travel. The Board of Regents shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board of Regents for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board of Regents members.
Defense Business Board (DBB)
Document Number: E8-6526
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Defense Business Board (DBB)
Document Number: E8-5737
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: Defense Business Board (DBB). 2. Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008. 3. Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. 4. Location: Rockwell Hall, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon, IL. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: The mission of the DBB is to advise the Secretary of Defense on effective strategies for implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will deliberate on findings from three task groups: (1) Task Group on Tooth-to-Tail Review, (2) Task Group Industrial Base Strategic Relationship, and (3) Task Group on Enterprise Governance. Copies of DRAFT Task Group presentations will be available on Friday, April 11th by contacting the DBB Office. 6. Agenda: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Public Meeting. Task Group Reports: Tooth-to-Tail. Industrial Base Strategic Relationship. Enterprise Governance. 7. Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must contact the Defense Business Board no later than Noon on Monday, April 14th to be placed on a list of attendees. Members of the public without access to Scott AFB must arrive at the Visitor Center, Main Entrance, Shiloh Gate by 11 a.m. to be escorted to Rockwell Hall. Local Point of Contact is Mr. Lance Davidson, (618) 229-4098. Public attendees are required to bring two forms of identification upon arrival at Scott AFB: (1) A government-issued photo I.D., and (2) any type of secondary I.D. which verifies the individual's name (i.e. debit card, credit card, work badge, social security card). 8. Committee's Designated Federal Officer: Kelly Van Niman, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C288, Washington, DC 20301-1155, kelly.vanniman@osd.mil, (703) 697-2346.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-5312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Army Education Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army independent advice and recommendations in matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of the U.S. Army's educational programs, including activities of the U.S. Army's joint professional military education programs. The Committee, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Provides advice to their supported schools; (b) assist in the maintenance of the highest academic standards; and (c) ensure that Army educational policies and techniques are current and equal to those used in the finest institutions of higher education. The Committee shall be composed of not more than 15 members, who are distinguished members of the field of defense, management, leadership, and academia. Committee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs or designated representative shall serve as the Chairperson, and shall serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Army or designated representative. In addition, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Army or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Committee, and appoint consultants with special expertise to assist the Committee on an ad hoc basis. Committee members shall with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee members.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-5306
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing 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.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-4506
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the U.S. Army Science Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Army, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), the Chief of Staff of the Army, and Army Commanders independent advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition and logistics processes. The Board, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Provides sound recommendations for Army leaders in support of Soldiers, warfighters, and national defense; (b) conducts science and technology initiatives; and (c) provides invaluable and unbiased technical advice on science and technology systems, products, and applications. The Board shall be composed of not more than 100 members, who are distinguished members of the scientific, technical, and manufacturing fields. Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve a term not to exceed three years. The Secretary of the Army or designed representative, along with the Secretary of Defense may extend a member's term on the Board. The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) shall select the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from the total Board membership. Board members shall with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.
Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.85, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is amending the charter for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Operations Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by 10 U.S.C. 2166(e) to provide the Secretary of Defense through the Secretary of the Army, independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the operations and management of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Operations (hereafter referred to as the Institute). Section 956 of Public Law 110-181 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008) amended the Board's membership provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2166(e)(1) to include the commanders of the combatant commands having geographic responsibility for the Western Hemisphere. All other provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2166(e) remained unchanged. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2166(e), the Board shall: 1. Inquire into the curriculum instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Institute, other matters relating to the Institute that the Board decides to consider, and any other matter that the Secretary of Defense determines appropriate; 2. Review the curriculum to determine whether it adheres to U.S. doctrine, complies with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, and is consistent with U.S. policy goals towards the Western Hemisphere; and 3. Determine whether the Institute emphasizes human rights to include the rule of law, due process, civilian control of the military, and the role of the military in a democratic society. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2166(e)(1), the Board shall be composed of thirteen members: 1. Two members of the Senate (the Chair and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee or their designees); 2. Two Members of the House of Representatives (the Chair and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee or their designees); 3. One person designated by the Secretary of State; the senior military officer responsible for training and education in the U.S. Army (or designee); the commanders of the combatant commands having geographic responsibility for the Western Hemisphere (or designee); and 4. Six persons designated by the Secretary of Defense including, to the extent practicable, persons from academia, religious institutions, and human rights communities. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed for a two-year term, and may be extended for an additional term of two years. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Disestablishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), the Department of Defense gives notice that it is disestablishing the Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries and the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries. The Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries and the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries are non- discretionary Federal advisory committees that are being disestablished pursuant to section 906(b) of Public Law 110-181. The responsibilities of both advisory committees will continue; however, they will be done by the Department of Defense Board of Actuaries, which was authorized by section 906(a) of Public Law 110-181.
Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the Department of Defense Board of Actuaries (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 183. The Board shall: (1) Review valuations of the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1465(c) and submit to the President and Congress, not less than once every four years, a report on the status of the Fund including such recommendations for modifications to the funding or amortization of that Fund as the Board considers appropriate and necessary to maintain that Fund on a sound actuarial basis; (2) review valuations of the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2006(e), as amended, and make recommendations to the President and Congress on such modifications to the funding or amortization of that Fund as the Board considers appropriate to maintain that Fund on a sound actuarial basis; and (3) review valuations of such other funds as the Secretary of Defense shall specify for purpose of 10 U.S.C. 183 and make recommendations to the President and Congress on such modifications to the funding or amortization of such funds as the Board considers appropriate to maintain such funds on a sound actuarial basis. The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the Board has access to such records regarding the Military Retirement Fund and the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund as the Board shall require to determine the actuarial status of such funds. The Board shall be composed of not more than three members appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among qualified professional actuaries who are members of the Society of Actuaries. Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. The members shall serve for a term of 15 years, except that a member of the Board appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the end of the term for which the predecessor was appointed shall serve only until the end of such term. A member may serve after the end of the term until a successor has taken office. A member of the Board may be removed by the Secretary of Defense for misconduct or failure to perform functions vested in the Board, and for no other reason. Each member of the Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries or the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries, as of the date of enactment of section 906 of Public Law 110-181, shall serve as an initial member of the Department of Defense Board of Actuaries from that date until the date otherwise provided for the completion of such individual's term as a member of the Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries or the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries, as the case may be, unless earlier removed by the Secretary of Defense. A member of the Board who is not an employee of the United States is entitled to receive pay at the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay of the highest rate of basic pay then currently being paid under the General Schedule of subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, for each day the member is engaged in the performance of the duties of the Board. In addition, each member shall receive compensation for per diem and travel for official Board travel. Members shall not be reappointed for successive terms. The Chairperson of the Board shall be designated by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, for a five-year term. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3485
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education (hereafter referred to as the Council). The Council is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to provide the Department of Defense and the DoD's overseas dependent schools independent advice and recommendations on general policies for the operation of the DoD overseas school system, provided information and insights from the Department of Education regarding educational programs and practices found to be effective, and advised the Director, DoDEA on the various studies and surveys conducted by and about DoDEA. The Council, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Improved the High School Initiative, a 5-year program objective to improve system-wide academic consistency; (b) improved the Special Education Initiative, a program objective to enhance services provided to DoD overseas school system students with special needs; (c) enhanced school counseling services, especially in military communities with high forward deployment rates; and (d) provided invaluable insights into effects on DoD dependent students and CONUS local educational authorities of the impending Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR) and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission decisions. The Council shall be composed of not more than 16 members, who have demonstrated an interest in the field of primary or secondary education. Council members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Council members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense. In addition, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Education or their designated representative shall serve as the Council's co-chair. Individuals appointed to the Council from professional employee organizations shall be individuals designated by those organizations. Council members and consultants, if required, shall be entitled to compensation at the daily equivalent of the rate specified at the time of such service for level IV of the Executive Services under 5 U.S.C. 5315. Council members shall be entitled to compensation for travel and per diem for official travel. The Council shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Council, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Council for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Council nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Council members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense and the President of Defense Acquisition University independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, methods of instruction, facilities and other matters of interest to Defense Acquisition University. The Board, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Practitioner training; (b) career management; (c) services to enable the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics community to make well informed business decisions; and (d) deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the warfighter. The Board shall be composed of not more than 16 members, who are distinguished members of the academia, business, and the defense industry. Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) or designed representative shall select the Board's Chairperson from the total Board membership. In addition, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) shall be authorized to appoint, as required, non-voting consultants to provide technical expertise to the Board. Board members and consultants, if required, shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel). The Panel is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on a broad array of issues relating to (1) the role of the naval power in the international strategic environment, including issues of technology, manpower, strategy and policy; (2) current and projected Navy policies and procedures to enhance the Navy's effectiveness and efficiency in execution of national and defense policy; and (3) alternative policies and postures for fulfilling the Navy's mission in the face of evolving political, economic, technological, and military circumstances. The Panel shall be composed of not more than 40 members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of science, engineering, business and political-military. Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Panel members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense and, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Chief of Naval Operations shall select the Panel's Chairperson from the total Panel membership. The Panel shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-3482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that the charter for the Board of Advisors to the President, Naval Postgraduate School (hereafter referred to as the Board) is being renewed. The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense, pursuant to his authority in 41 CFR 102- 3.50(d), to provide independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, methods of instruction, facilities, and other matters of interest to Naval Graduate Education Programs. The Board shall be composed of not more than nineteen members, who are eminent authorities in the filed of academia, business, and the defense industry. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense and shall serve terms of four years. Following their initial four-year tour, Board Members may, at the discretion of the President Naval Postgraduate School, be considered for additional terms on the Board. The Board's Membership shall select the Board's Chairperson, who shall serve a two-year term. The Board's Chairperson shall select the Board's Vice Chairperson. The Secretary of the Navy or designated representative may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-2756
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of the Air Force independent advice and recommendations on science and technology for continued air and space dominance. The Board, in accomplishing its mission: (a) Provides independent technical advice to the U.S. Air Force leadership; (b) studies topics deemed critical by the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force; (c) recommends applications of technology to improve U.S. Air Force capabilities; and (d) provides an independent review of the quality and relevance of U.S. Air Force science and technology programs. The Board shall be composed of not more than 60 members, who are distinguished members of science and technology communities, industry and academia. Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Air Force shall select the Board's Chairperson from the total Board membership. In addition, the Secretary of the Air Force shall be authorized to appoint, as required, non- voting consultants to provide technical expertise to the Board. Board members and consultants, if required, shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. However, the Secretary of the Air Force, at his discretion, may authorize compensation to Board members and consultants in accordance with existing statutes, Executive Orders and regulations. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-2755
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service proposes to add a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-2496
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Logistics Agency is deleting two systems of records notices to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Missile Defense Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-2494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place. Name of Committee: Missile Defense Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Security clearance and visit requests are required for access. Location: 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-7100. Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Committee will receive classified briefings by Missile Defense Agency senior staff, Program Managers, senior Department of Defense leaders, representatives from industry and the Services on the appropriate role for the Missile Defense Agency in Cruise Missile Defense. Agenda: Topics tentatively scheduled for discussion include, but are not limited to administrative work; Current and Potential Service Capabilities and Responsibilities in Joint Cruise Missile Defense; Review of Governing Directives; and an Update on MDA's Engineering Capabilities and Responsibilities. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155 the Missile Defense Agency has determined that the meeting shall be closed to the public. The Director, Missile Defense Agency, in consultation with the Missile Defense Agency Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the committee's meeting will be closed to the public because they will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Committee's Designated Federal Officer: Mr. Al Bready, mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703-695-6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-7100.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-2492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is altering a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-1390
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established under the authority of 41 CFR 102-3.50(d) to provide the Secretary of Defense, in his capacity as the Nuclear Command and control System Executive Agent, a comprehensive review of the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System (NCCS). The Committee, considering the impact advanced technology, current and emerging threats, and evolving vulnerabilities have on the Nuclear Command and Control System, shall: A. Examine the full range of NCCS policies, procedures, responsibilities, functions, capabilities, management and oversight necessary to: 1. Meet national and department/agency policy and guidance; and 2. Maintain the highest standards required for planning, directing, and controlling nuclear weapons, weapons systems, and associated operations. B. Recommend changes to NCCS policies, responsibilities, functions, capabilities, management structures, and oversight mechanisms, as well as identifying other enhancements to NCCS elements (facilities, equipment, personnel, communications and procedures). The Committee's review shall not address nuclear force size and structure, deterrence strategy, and arms control/threat reduction analyses. The Committee shall be composed of a chairperson and no more than five distinguished members, who diverse expertise and background enable them to provide recommendations for improving the National Command and Control System to the NCCS Executive Agent. The Committee members shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense for the duration of the Committee, and their appointments will be renewed on an annual basis. Those members, who are not full-time Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee members, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without compensation. The Secretary of Defense shall select the Committee's Chairperson. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee Members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-986
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR Sec. 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that the name of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel is being changed to the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel), and that the Panel's charter is being renewed. The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established by 10 U.S.C. 7903 to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to the National Ocean research Leadership Council (hereafter referred to as the Council). Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 7903(b), the Council shall assign the following responsibilities to the Panel: 1. To advise the Council on policies and procedures to implement the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. 2. To advise the Council on selection of partnership projects and allocation of funds for partnership projects for implementation under the program. 3. To advise the Council on matters relating to national oceanographic data requirements. 4. Any additional responsibilities that the Council considers appropriate. As directed by 10 U.S.C. 7903(a), the Panel shall be composed of not less than 10 and not more than 18 members representing the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, ocean industries, State Governments, academia and others including individuals who are eminent in the fields of marine science, marine policy or related fields including ocean resource management. Panel Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense or designated representative, who are not full- time federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Panel Members, under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 7903, shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense or designated representative, and shall serve no more than four years. The Panel Membership shall select the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Panel for renewable one-year terms. In addition, the Secretary of Defense or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Panel, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Panel on an ad hoc basis. The Panel shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel Members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-207
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2006(e), is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee established to: (1) Annually advise the Secretary of Defense on the actuarial status of the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund (hereafter referred to as the Fund); (2) shall furnish its advice and opinion on matters referred to it by the Secretary; review valuations of the Fund conducted under the provisions of 10 U.S.C., Sec. 2006(f); (3) report to the Secretary of Defense annually on the actuarial status of the Fund; and (4) recommend to the President and Congress such changes as, in the Board's judgment, are necessary to protect the public interest and maintain the Fund on a sound actuarial basis. The Board shall be composed of not more than three members appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among qualified professional actuaries who are members of the Society of Actuaries. The members shall serve for a term of 15 years, except that a member of the Board appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the end of the term for which the predecessor was appointed shall serve only until the end of such term. A member may serve after the end of the term until a successor has taken office. A member of the Board may be removed by the Secretary of Defense for misconduct or failure to perform functions vested in the Board, and for no other reason. Members may not be reappointed for successive terms. The Chairperson of the Board shall be designated by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, for a five-year term. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and shall, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2006(e)(1)(C), serve with compensation, to include travel and per diem for official travel. The Board shall meet at the call of the Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson, the Secretary of Defense or the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness). The Designated Federal Officer shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all Board meetings and subcommittee meetings. The Board is authorized to establish subcommittees and workgroups, as necessary and consistent with its mission. Board subcommittees and workgroups shall operate under the provisions of Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal regulations. Board subcommittees and workgroups shall not work independently of the Board and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Board subcommittees and workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the Board and may not report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not members of the Board. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and 41 CFR 102-3.140(c), members of the public or interested groups may submit written statements to the members of the Board. Written statements may be submitted at any time to the Board's Designated Federal Officer or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. The contact information for the Designated Federal Officer for the Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database: https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-25287
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25283
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new ``Blanket Routine Use'' to DoD systems of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E7-25227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (hereafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to military personnel testing. The Committee shall review the calibration of personnel selection and classification tests to ensure the accuracy of resulting scores, review relevant validation studies to ensure that the tests have utility in predicting success in technical training and on the job, review ongoing testing research and development in support of the enlistment program, and make recommendations for improvements to make the testing process more responsible to the needs of the Department of Defense and the Military Services. The Committee shall be composed of not more than seven members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of educational and psychological testing. Committee Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Committee Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve terms of three years on the Committee. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) shall select the Committee's Chairperson. The Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Committee Members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E7-25220
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors National Defense University (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on organization management, curricula, instructional methods, facilities and other matters of interest to the National Defense University. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty-one members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of national defense, academia, business, national security affairs, and the defense industry. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and shall serve no more than fifteen years on the Board. With the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Board Membership shall select the Board's Chairperson and the Co-Chairperson from the total Board Membership, and this individual shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff or designee. In addition, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or designated representative may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-24376
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing 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.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E7-24059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Business Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of Defense independent advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. The ultimate objective of this advice is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational support to the nation's warfighters. The Board shall be composed of approximately twenty members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of management, production, logistics, personnel leadership and defense industrial base. The chairpersons of the Defense Policy Advisory Board and the Defense Science Board shall be appointed as non-voting ex-officio members of the Defense Business Board and their appointment shall not count toward the Board's total membership. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board Members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Secretary of Defense may invite other distinguished Government officers to serve as non-voting Observers of the Board, and appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Meeting of the DOD Advisory Group on Electron Devices
Document Number: E7-23764
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense announces DoD Advisory Group on Electron Devices (AGED) closed session meeting.