[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 93 (Friday, May 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22893-22894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11350]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Defense Policy Board

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Modification of Federal Advisory Committee Charter.

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SUMMARY: 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 intends to revise the 
charter for the Defense Policy Board. Specifically, the Department is, 
(a) Changing the name of the committee from the Defense Policy Board 
Advisory Committee to the Defense Policy Board; (b) increasing the 
number of committee members from twenty-six to twenty-eight; and (c) 
updating the operating cost.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, DoD Committee 
Management Office, 703-601-6128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Defense Policy Board, pursuant to 41 CFR 
102-3.50(d), is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established 
to provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of 
Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, with 
independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense 
policy.
    The Board will focus on: (a) Issues central to strategic DoD 
planning; (b) policy implications of U.S. force structure and force 
modernization and transformation on DoD's ability to execute U.S. 
defense strategy; (c) U.S. regional defense policies; and (d) any other 
research and analysis of topics raised by the Secretary of Defense, 
Deputy Secretary or Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
    The Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) may act upon the Board's 
advice and recommendations.
    The Defense Policy Board shall be comprised of no more than twenty-
eight members, who have distinguished backgrounds in national security 
affairs,

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and no more than four of the members shall be Federal officers or 
employees.
    Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not 
full-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. Board members will be appointed to serve 
a term of two years, and their consultant appointments will be renewed 
annually. With the exception of travel and per diem for official 
travel, Board members shall serve without compensation.
    The Secretary of Defense shall select the Board's Chairperson from 
the membership at large. In addition, the Under Secretary of Defense 
for Policy may appoint consultants to advise the Board and Board's task 
forces and these individuals shall have no voting privileges.
    The Defense Policy Board shall meet at the call of the Board's 
Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson and 
the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. 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 duly appointed Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer shall attend all Board meetings and 
subcommittee meetings.
    The Defense Policy 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 Government in the Sunshine 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 Defense Policy 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 members of the Defense Policy Board.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Defense 
Policy Board membership about the committee's mission and functions. 
Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the 
stated agenda of planned meetings of the Defense Policy Board.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Defense Policy Board, and this individual will ensure 
that the written statements are provided to the membership for their 
consideration. Contact information for the Designated Federal Officer 
can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Defense Policy Board. The Designated 
Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the 
submission of written statements that are in response to the stated 
agenda for the planned meeting in question.

    Dated: May 12, 2009.
Morgan E. Frazier,
Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E9-11350 Filed 5-14-09; 8:45 am]
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