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Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) will take place.

DATES:

Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Sheraton National Hotel-Pentagon City, 900 South Orme St., Arlington, VA 22204.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Robert Bowling or DACOWITS Staff at 4000 Defense Pentagon, Room 5A734, Washington, DC 20301-4000. Robert.d.bowling1.civ@mail.mil. Telephone (703) 697-2122. Fax (703) 614-6233.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to 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), and Section 10(a), Public Law 92-463, as amended, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).

The purpose of the meeting is to receive briefings and updates relating to the Committee's current work. The Committee will receive a briefing on the Navy's Family Planning Initiatives. The Committee will also receive an update briefing on the Sexual Harassment Prevention Program, and a briefing on the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Program. Additionally, the Committee will receive briefings from the Services on their recruiting goals and outreach programs. The Committee will also receive an update briefing on the fielding of combat uniforms and equipment for females. Finally, the Committee will propose and vote on their 2013 recommendations.

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, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the point of contact listed at the address in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013. If a written statement is not received by Tuesday, September 24, 2013, prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services until its next open meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Chair and ensure they are provided to the members of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. If members of the public are interested in making an oral statement, a written statement should be submitted. After reviewing the written comments, the Chair and the Designated Federal Start Printed Page 55066Officer will determine who of the requesting persons will be able to make an oral presentation of their issue during an open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140(d), determination of who will be making an oral presentation is at the sole discretion of the Committee Chair and the Designated Federal Officer and will depend on time available and if the topics are relevant to the Committee's activities. Two minutes will be allotted to persons desiring to make an oral presentation. Oral presentations by members of the public will be permitted only on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in front of the full Committee. The number of oral presentations to be made will depend on the number of requests received from members of the public.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, this meeting is open to the public, subject to the availability of space.

Meeting agenda:

Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

—Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

—Briefing—Request for Information Update

—Briefing—Navy Family Planning Initiatives

—Briefing—Sexual Harassment Prevention Program Update

—Briefing—Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention Program

—Briefing—Services Recruiting Goals

—Briefing—Services Outreach Programs

—Fielding of Combat Uniforms and Equipment for Females Update

Friday, September 27, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

—Announcements

—Public Comment Period

—Committee Recommendation Proposals and Voting

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Dated: September 4, 2013.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2013-21861 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]

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