The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (DBB). The DBB was established by the Secretary of Defense in 2002 to provide the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense with independent advice and recommendations on how “best Start Printed Page 58291business practices” from the private sector's corporate management perspective might be applied to the overall management of the Department of Defense (DoD).
The public meeting of the Defense Business Board (hereafter referred to as “the Board”) will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. (Escort required; See guidance in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, “Public's Accessibility to the Meeting.”)
Room 3E863 in the Pentagon, Washington, DC (escort required; See guidance in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, “Public's Accessibility to the Meeting.”)
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Committee's Designated Federal Officer: The Board's Designated Federal Officer is Phyllis Ferguson, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B1088A, Washington, DC 20301-1155, Phyllis.l.Ferguson2@mail.mil, 703-695-7563. For meeting information please contact Ms. Debora Duffy, Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B1088A, Washington, DC 20301-1155, Debora.email@example.com, (703) 697-2168.
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This meeting is being held 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.
Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Board will deliberate the findings and draft recommendations from the “Addressing Major Business Issues Facing the Department in the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review” Task Group. The Board will also receive an update from the Task Group on “Applying Best Practices in DoD to Achieve More Effective Participation with Industry.” The mission of the Board is to examine and advise the Secretary of Defense on overall DoD management and governance. The Board provides independent advice which reflects an outside private sector perspective on proven and effective best business practices that can be applied to DoD.
Availability of Materials for the Meeting: A copy of the agenda and the terms of reference for the Task Group study may be obtained from the Board's Web site at http://dbb.defense.gov/meetings. Copies will also be available at the meeting.
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Task Group Outbrief and Board Deliberations on “Addressing Major Business Issues Facing the Department in the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review”
Task Group Update on “Applying Best Practices in DoD to Achieve More Effective Participation with Industry”
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 limited and is on a first-come basis. All members of the public who wish to attend the public meeting must contact Ms. Debora Duffy at the number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 to register and make arrangements for a Pentagon escort, if necessary. Public attendees requiring escort should arrive at the Pentagon Metro Entrance with sufficient time to complete security screening no later than 8:30 a.m. on October 17. To complete security screening, please come prepared to present two forms of identification and one must be a pictured identification card.
Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Ms. Duffy at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
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 meeting.
Written comments should be received by the DFO at least five (5) 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 the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section in either Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. Please note that since the Board operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board's Web site.
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Dated: September 18, 2013.
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-23049 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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