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Defense Science Board; Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings

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The Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Impact of DoD Acquisition Policies and Practices on the Health and Competitiveness of U.S. Defense Companies will meet in closed session on February 22, 2000; March 7, 2000; and tentatively on March 21-22, 2000; April 5-7, 2000; and April 20-21, 2000. All meetings will be held at TRW Inc., 1001 19th Street North, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209.

The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will review the Department of Defense's acquisition policies and regulations governing the primary vendors of military equipment; determine whether these acquisition policies, processes and regulations have supported or weakened rational and economical business practices within the primary vendors of military equipment; and assess the impact of those policies, practices and regulations on the health and competitiveness of U.S. defense companies. The Task Force plans to hold sensitive programmatic discussions with the primary vendors during the course of this effort.

In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II, (1994)), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board meetings, concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c) (1) and (4) (1994), and that accordingly these meetings will be closed to the public.

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Dated: February 4, 2000.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 00-3070 Filed 2-9-00; 8:45 am]