[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77663-77664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30550]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory 
Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, 
Technology and Logistics), DoD.

ACTION: Federal Advisory Committee meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense announces the following Federal 
advisory committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee 
(``the Committee''). This meeting will be closed to the public.

DATES: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, 
Virginia on January 28 and CENTRA Technology Inc., Arlington, Virginia 
on January 29.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Hostyn, DoD, Defense 
Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R-AC, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201. Email: william.hostyn@dtra.mil. Phone: 
(703) 767-4453. Fax: (703) 767-4206.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of Meeting: This meeting is being held under the provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (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 Committee will 
obtain, review and evaluate classified information related to the 
Committee's mission to advise on technology security, Combating Weapons 
of Mass Destruction (C-WMD), counter terrorism and counter 
proliferation.
    Agenda: Beginning at 1:00 p.m., January 28, and through the end of 
the meeting on January 29, the committee will receive a classified 
brief from the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), as the 
Commander of USSTRATCOM, Admiral Haney will review his CWMD priorities 
and discuss what issues the TRAC may be able to review and provide 
advice or recommendations. A classified C-WMD focused intelligence 
update will follow, where representatives from the Defense Intelligence 
Agency (DIA)/CWMD Division will provide the latest intelligence 
assessments for the Levant region and other regions of concern. The 
Committee will deliberate on the Cooperative Threat Reduction, in a 
classified setting, on initial recommendations to commission a study on 
metrics through a Systems Analysis FFRDC, ensure the development of 
vignettes to tell the story of the accomplishments of the CTR program, 
and that DoD must find a more productive method of engaging the COCOMs. 
Next, a classified deliberation on WMD-Elimination, where the Committee 
will review their progress in reviewing DoD's enduring counter-
proliferation and weapons of mass destruction elimination missions. 
Potential recommendations for deliberation will include a discussion 
regarding the organization of the Standing Joint Force Headquarters for 
Elimination. Following that, a classified deliberation will focus on 
Strategic CWMD Indications & Warnings. The Committee will discuss their 
review of the Global Combatting WMD Awareness System (GCAS) and discuss 
if GCAS can be developed into a relevant near term capability to 
support operational needs of the Combatant Commands. Additional 
discussion will include the need for further work to define what a 
strategic I&W capability should consist of and what role or gap the 
GCAS should fill. The following discussion will focus on Securing 
Special Nuclear Materials, at the classified level. This topic is a new 
area of review, therefore, the Committee will discuss the draft Terms 
of Reference that has been developed in an effort to achieve consensus 
on the direction of this focus area. The session will conclude with a 
classified discussion on the way ahead.
    Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102-
3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the meeting shall 
be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, in consultation with the DoD 
FACA Attorney, has determined in writing that the public interest 
requires all sessions of this meeting be closed to

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the public because the discussions will be concerned with classified 
information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Such classified 
matters are inextricably intertwined with the unclassified material and 
cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without 
disclosing secret material.
    Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Mr. 
William Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J/2/5/8R-ACP, 8725 
John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201. Email: 
william.hostyn@dtra.mil. Phone: (703) 767-4453. Fax: (703) 767-4206.
    Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 
and section 10(a)(3) of FACA, the public or interested organizations 
may submit written statements to the membership of the Committee at any 
time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written 
statements should be submitted to the Committee's Designated Federal 
Officer. The Designated Federal Officer's contact information is listed 
in this notice or it can be obtained from the General Services 
Administration's FACA Database--http://www.facadatabase.gov/committee/committee.aspx?cid=1663&aid=41.
    Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of 
the Committee may be submitted at any time. However, if individual 
comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned 
meeting, then these statements must be submitted no later than five 
business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal 
Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies 
to all committee members.

    Dated: December 18, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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