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Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care

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Notice of meeting.

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Pursuant to 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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102-3.140 through 160, the Department of Defense announces the following committee meeting:

Name of Committee: Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care, a duly established subcommittee of the Defense Health Board.

Date of Meeting: April 18, 2007.

Time of Meeting: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place of Meeting: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20594.

Purpose of Meeting: To obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Task Force's congressionally-directed mission to examine matters relating to the future of military health care. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care during the public meeting.

Agenda: Discussion topics include: Efficiencies of the military healthcare system; outreach programs and mail order pharmacy issues.

Prior to the public meeting the Task Force will conduct an Administrative Work Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. to discuss solely administrative matters of the Task Force, and to receive administrative information from the Department of Defense. In addition, the Task Force, following its public meeting, will conduct a Preparatory Work Meeting from 4:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. to solely analyze relevant issues and facts in preparation for the Task Force's next public meeting. Both the Administrative and Preparatory Meetings will be held at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, and pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.160(a) and (b), both the Administrative Work Meetings and the Preparatory Work Meetings are closed to the public.

Additional information and meeting registration is available online at the Task Force Web site:

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Colonel Christine Bader, Executive Secretary, Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care, TMA/Code: DHS, Five Skyline Place, Suite 810, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3206, (703) 681-3279, ext. 109 (

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Open sessions of the meeting will be limited by space accommodations. Any interested person may attend; however, seating is limited to the space available at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center. Individuals or organizations wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Task Force should provide their comments in an electronic (PDF Format) document through the Task Force Web site ( at the “Contact Us” page, no later than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Due to scheduling difficulties the Task Force was unable to finalize its agenda in time to publish notice of its meeting in the Federal Register for the 15-calendar days required by 41 CFR 102-3.150(a). Accordingly, the Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement.

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Dated: April 5, 2007.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 07-1786 Filed 4-6-07; 10:40 am]