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Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense.


Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


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


Day 1—Open to the public Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Day 2—Open to the public Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


The address of the open meeting is the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Conference Center, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.

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Jessica C. Myers, 703-697-2122 (Voice), 703-614-6233 (Facsimile), (Email). Mailing address is 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 04J25-01, Alexandria, VA 22350. Web site: The most up-to-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the Web site.

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This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 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 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to receive briefings and updates relating to their current work. The meeting will open with the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) giving a status update on the Committee's requests for information. This will be followed with two panel discussions on the following topics: Assignments to Key Developmental Positions; and Pregnancy and Parenthood Survey Data. The Committee will then receive an overview briefing on the 2017 Focus Group Finding. Day one will end with a Public Comment Period. The second day of the meeting will open with two panel discussions on the following topics: Gender Integration; and Physiological Gender Differences. The Committee will then receive an update briefing from the Marine Corps.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017, From 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

—Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

—Request for Information Status Update

—Panel Discussion—Assignments to Key Developmental Positions

—Panel Discussion—Pregnancy and Parenthood Survey Data

—Briefing—Overview of 2017 Focus Group Findings

—Public Comment Period

—Public Dismissed

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, From 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

—Welcome and Announcements

—Panel Discussion—Gender Integration

—Panel Discussion—Physiological Gender Differences

—Briefing—Marine Corps Update

—Public Dismissed

Meeting Accessibility: 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.

Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 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 DACOWITS. 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., Monday, June 5, 2017. If a written statement is not received by Monday, June 5, 2017, prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the DACOWITS until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the DACOWITS Chair and ensure they are provided to the members of the Committee. 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 DFO 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 DFO, and will depend on time available and if the topics are relevant to the Committee's activities. Five minutes will be allotted to persons desiring to make an oral presentation. Oral presentations by members of the public will be permitted only on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 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.

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Dated: May 18, 2017.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2017-10546 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]