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Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

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Department of Defense.


Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.


The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors, National Defense University (“the Board).

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Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-692-5952.

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The Board's charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.50(d). The Board's charter and contact information for the Board's Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be found at​.

The Board focuses on the overall management and governance of the National Defense University (NDU) in achieving its mission to support the joint warfighter. The Board provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President of the National Defense University, independent advice and recommendations on accreditation compliance, organizational management, strategic planning, resource management, and other matters of interest to the NDU in its mission to support the joint warfighter through rigorous Joint Professional Military Education. The Board is composed of no more than 12 members who are eminent authorities in the fields of defense, management, leadership, academia, national military strategy or joint planning at all levels of war, joint doctrine, joint command and control, or joint requirements and development. All members are appointed to provide advice on behalf of the Government on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner free from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, Board members serve without compensation.

The DoD may establish subcommittees, task forces, or working groups to support the Board. All subcommittees operate under the provisions of FACA and the Government in the Sunshine Act, will not work independently of the Board, report all findings to the Board for full deliberation and discussion, and have no authority to make decisions and recommendations, verbally or in writing, on behalf of the Board. No subcommittee or any of its members can update or report, verbally or in writing, directly to the DoD or any Federal officers or employees.

The Board's DFO, pursuant to DoD policy, must be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and must be in attendance for the duration of each and every Board or subcommittee meeting. The public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Board membership about the Board's mission and functions. Such statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned Board meetings. All written statements must be submitted to the Board's DFO Start Printed Page 53130who will ensure the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration.

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Dated: August 8, 2016.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2016-19061 Filed 8-10-16; 8:45 am]