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U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, DoD.


Meeting notice.


Pursuant to Section 9355, Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will meet in Harmon Hall, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3300, at USAFA in Colorado Springs, CO, on 4-5 February 2011. The meeting will begin on Friday, 4 February at 1330 p.m. and continue the next day, 5 February at 0710 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include updates on select USAFA metrics; an overview of the bi-annual Sexual Assault and Gender Relations Report; an overview of the USAFA diversity strategic plan; an overview of Don't Ask Don't Tell—the Way Ahead; and an overview of the Association of Graduates and University Endowment.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force has determined that a portion of this meeting shall be closed to the public. The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires two portions of this meeting be closed to the public because it will involve matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. The Character update/Status of discipline will discuss protected information on individual cases. Likewise, the focus groups will require cadets to share personal information, opinions and experiences concerning their superiors, peers, and the Academy. Closure of these portions of the meeting is appropriate under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) to protect the privacy of low level “employees.”

Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements must address the following details: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force Pentagon address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to, or considered by, the BoV until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request.

If, after review of timely submitted written comments, the BoV Chairperson and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairperson to allow specific persons to make oral presentations Start Printed Page 3618before the BoV. Per 41 CFR 102-3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairperson.

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To attend this BoV meeting, contact Mr. David Boyle, USAFA Programs Manager, Directorate of Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services AF/A1DOA, 2221 S. Clark St., Ste 500, Arlington, VA, 22202, (703) 604-8158.

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Bao-Anh Trinh,

Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-1122 Filed 1-19-11; 8:45 am]