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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 Defense Health Board (“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 provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, independent advice and recommendations to maximize the safety and quality of, as well as the access to, health care for DoD health care beneficiaries.

The Board is composed of no more than 19 members who are eminent authorities in one or more of the following disciplines: Health care research/academia, infectious disease, occupational/environmental health, public health, health care policy, trauma medicine/systems, clinical health care, strategic decision making, bioethics or ethics, beneficiary representative, neuroscience, and behavioral health. Except for reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, Board members serve without compensation.

The public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Board membership about the Board's mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Board. All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the Board, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration.

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Dated: November 16, 2016.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27968 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]