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Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee Charter

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Federal advisory committee charter.

SUMMARY:

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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it intends to renew the charter for the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jim Freeman, DoD Committee Management Office, 703-601-6128.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Committee, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.50(d), is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established to provide the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Military Departments independent advice and recommendations on matters regarding the professional standards, historical methodology, program priorities, liaison with professional groups and institutions, and adequacy of resources of the various historical programs and associated activities of the Department of Defense.

The Secretary of Defense and or the Secretaries of the Military Departments or their designated representatives may act upon the Committee's advice and recommendations.

The Committee shall be composed of not more than six members, who are the Historians for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Military Services. Committee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal employees, shall be appointed on an annual basis as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and serve as special government employees. In addition, they shall serve without compensation except for travel and per diem for official Committee-related travel.

The Historian for the Office of the Secretary of Defense shall serve as the Committee's Chairperson.

The Committee shall meet at the call of the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson. The estimated number of Committee meetings is one per year.

The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with DoD policies and procedures. In addition, the Designated Federal Officer is required to attend all Committee and subcommittee meetings. In the absence of the Designated Federal Officer the Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend the meeting.

With DoD approval, the Committee is authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission. These subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, 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 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.

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Dated: January 13, 2010.

Mitchell S. Bryman,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2010-839 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]

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