Under the provisions of 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 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it will renew the charter for the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee on January 23, 2008.
The Task Force, under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), provides independent advice and recommendations on matters regarding the professional standards, historical methodology, program priorities, liaison with professional Start Printed Page 48269groups and institutions, and adequacy of resources of the various historical programs and associated activities of the Department of Defense.
The committee is comprised of the historians from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Offices of the Secretaries of the Army and Navy, and the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition, the committee is authorized to establish subcommittees, and it has two subcommittees that currently deal with history-related issues involving the Department of the Army and the Department of the Navy.
Committee and subcommittee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees, and all members shall be appointed on an annual basis. With the exception of travel and per diem, the committee and subcommittee members will serve without compensation.
The Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the committee's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the chairperson. 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 committee meetings and subcommittee meetings.
The committee 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, the Sunshine in the Government 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 committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the parent committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not committee members.
Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee 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 meeting of the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee.
All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee, 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 Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee. 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jim Freeman, DoD Committee Management Office, 703-601-2554, extension 128.Start Signature
Dated: August 17, 2007.
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 07-4145 Filed 8-21-07; 11:34 am]
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