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Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Department of Defense.

ACTION:

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will take place.

DATES:

Open to the public, Friday, July 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1432, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dwight Sullivan, 703-695-1055 (Voice), 703-693-3903 (Facsimile), dwight.h.sullivan.civ@mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is DACIPAD, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Web site: http://dacipad.whs.mil/​. The most up-to-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the Web site.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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.

For further information please contact the DAC-IPAD staff director, Captain Tammy Tideswell, JAGC, U.S. Navy, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, Virginia 22203 via email whs.pentagon.em.mbx.dacipad@mail.mil; phone (703) 693-3867; or facsimile (703) 693-3903. For submitting written comments or questions to the Panel, send via email to mailbox address: whs.pentagon.em.mbx.dacipad@mail.mil.

Purpose of the Meeting: In section 546 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291), as modified by section 537 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114-92), Congress tasked the DAC-IPAD to advise the Secretary of Defense on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct involving members of the Armed Forces. This will be the third public meeting held by the DAC-IPAD. At this meeting, the Committee will receive a presentation on the mechanics of a sexual assault investigation from a representative of each Service's military criminal investigation organization followed by a Committee strategic planning session.

Agenda: 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction; 8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Presentation on the Mechanics of a Military Sexual Assault Investigation; 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. DAC-IPAD Strategic Planning Session; 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. DAC-IPAD Strategic Planning Session (Continued); 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Public Comment; 4:45 p.m. Meeting Adjourned.

Meeting Accessibility: 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. Visitors are required to sign in at the One Liberty Center security desk and must leave government-issued photo identification on file and wear a visitor badge while in the building. Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) holders who do not have authorized access to One Liberty Center must provide an alternate form of government-issued photo identification to leave on file with security while in the building. All visitors must pass through a metal detection security screening. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact the DAC-IPAD at whs.pentagon.em.mbx.dacipad@mail.mil at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In the event the Office of Personnel Management closes the government due to inclement weather or for any other reason, please consult the Web site for any changes to the public meeting date or time.

Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 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 Committee about its mission and topics pertaining to this public session. Written comments must be received by the DAC-IPAD at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that they may be made available to the Committee members for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to the DAC-IPAD at whs.pentagon.em.mbx.dacipad@mail.mil in the following formats: Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. Please note that since the DAC-IPAD operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection. Oral statements from the public will be permitted, though the number and length of such oral statements may be limited based on the time available and the number of such requests. Oral presentations by members of the public will be permitted from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 Start Printed Page 31313p.m. on July 21, 2017, in front of the Committee members.

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Dated: June 30, 2017.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2017-14198 Filed 7-5-17; 8:45 am]

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