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Defense Business Board (DBB) Meeting

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Department of Defense.




Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (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 Department of Defense announces the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (DBB).


The public meeting of the Board will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 1:15 p.m., with a break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Pentagon, Room 3E863, Washington, DC (escort required, see below).

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The Board's Designated Federal Officer is Phyllis Ferguson, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C288, Washington, DC 20301-1155,, (703) 695-7563. For meeting information please contact Debora Duffy, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C288, Washington, DC 20301-1155,, (703) 697-2168.

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(a) Background

The mission of the DBB is to advise the Secretary of Defense on effective strategies for implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will deliberate on draft recommendations from four subcommittees: (1) The Defense Contract Audit Agency Independent Review Panel, (2) A Review of Capabilities Requirements, (3) Best Practices on Export Controls, and (4) Transition Topics.

(b) Availability of Materials for the Meeting

A copy of the draft agenda and any available materials to be presented at the October 23, 2008 meeting can be obtained from the Board's Web site at http://www.defenselink.dod/​dbb under “Meeting Materials.”

(c) Public's Accessibility to the Meeting

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must contact Ms. Duffy at the number listed in this FR Notice no later than noon on Monday, October 20th to arrange a Pentagon escort. Public attendees are required to arrive at the Pentagon Metro Entrance by 8 a.m. and complete security screening by 8:15 a.m. Security screening requires two forms of identification: 1) A government-issued photo I.D., and 2) any type of secondary I.D. which verifies the individual's name (i.e. debit card, credit card, work badge, social security card).

Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Ms. Duffy at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

(d) Procedures for Providing Public Comments

Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Board about its mission and topics pertaining to this public session.

Written comments are accepted until the date of the meeting, however, written comments should be received by the DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the Board for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to the address for the DFO given in this notice in the following formats (Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, or Word format). Please note: Since the Board operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, up to and including being posted on the Board's Web site.

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Dated: September 25, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-23030 Filed 9-30-08; 8:45 am]