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Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), DoD.


Meeting notice.


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 Audit Advisory Committee will be held.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.


Pentagon, Room 3E754, Washington, DC. (Escort required, see below.)

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The Committee's Designated Federal Officer (DFO) is Dave Smith, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)), 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C653A, Washington, DC 20301-1155,, (703) 695-7000. For meeting Start Printed Page 29681information please contact Katie Ingebretson, OUSD(C), 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 3E768, Washington, DC 20301-1155,, (703) 614-2039.

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(a) Purpose

The mission of the DAAC is to provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, independent advice and recommendations on DoD financial management to include financial reporting processes, systems of internal controls, audit processes, and processes for monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

(b) Agenda

Below is the agenda for the July 21, 2009 meeting:

3 p.m. Introduction and welcome.

3:05 Swearing in of the Committee Members.

3:10 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Review.

Open Session

3:15 Comments by DAAC Chairman.

3:30 Key DoD Financial Management initiatives.

3:50 Financial information and audit readiness: progress and next steps.

4:05 Discussion topics:

  • Roles and responsibilities during the audit.
  • Thoughts on making financial statements more useful to DoD managers.
  • Other government and private sector models.
  • Thoughts on publicizing the positive aspects of DoD financial management.

4:50 Next steps for Committee.

4:55 Closing Remarks.

(c) 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. Ingebretson at the number listed in this FR notice no later than noon on Monday, July 15th to arrange a Pentagon escort. Public attendees are required to arrive at the Pentagon Metro Entrance by 2 p.m. and complete security screening by 2:15 p.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. Ingebretson at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

(d) Procedures for Providing Written 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 Committee 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 Committee members for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via e-mail to the address for the DFO given in this notice in the following formats (Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, or Word format).

Please Note:

Since the Committee operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, up to and including being posted on the OUSD(C) Web site.

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Dated: June 17, 2009.

Morgan E. Frazier,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E9-14672 Filed 6-22-09; 8:45 am]