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AGENCY:

Department of Defense.

ACTION:

Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Industrial Structure for Transformation will meet in closed session on December 11 and, 2006; January 4 and 5, 2007; February 21 and 22, 2007; March 28 and 29, 2007; April 19 and 20, 2007; May 23 and 24, 2007; and June 12 and 13, 2007 at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. These meetings will characterize the degree of changed needed in industry due to the changing nature of DoD and the industrial base. The meetings will also examine the effectiveness of existing mitigation measures and make recommendations to ensure future competition and innovation throughout all tiers of the defense industrial base. The briefings will contain proprietary material from the private business sector.

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 Defense Science Board Task Force will: Describe the defense industry required to cope with the international security environment in the 21st century. Additionally the task force will address the implications for the industrial base of increased DoD acquisition of services, as well as the implications for the financial viability of the defense industrial base as the sector adapts to changing DoD needs for defense-related products and services.

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Maj Chad Lominac, USAF, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C553, Washington, DC 20301-3140, via e-mail at charles.lominac@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 571-0081.

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Dated: September 26, 2006.

C.R. Choate,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 06-8394 Filed 9-29-06; 8:45 am]

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