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Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting

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The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open session from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1777 F Street NW., Washington DC 20006. Entry and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study.

The following agenda topics will be discussed: (1) One-Form electronic filing, review and discuss recommendations for making electronic filing more cost-effective and efficient for industry; (2) Identify key areas of concern with the proposed definition for defense services in 80 FR 31525 (June 3, 2015); (3) Review and provide feedback to accurately and effectively define “manufacturing” and distinguish it from other related activities like assembly, integration, installment and various services; (4) Examine and discuss the current rules regarding the release of technical data to foreign dual-nationals and identify alternative options which sufficiently facilitates risk assessment and risk mitigation and (5) Discuss and provide assessment, including a cost-benefit analysis, of Start Printed Page 33940DDTC standardizing the expiration date for all new agreements to a fixed 10 year period from the date of initial approval.

Members of the public may attend this open session and will be permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee in writing.

As seating is limited to 125 persons, each member of the public or DTAG member that wishes to attend this plenary session should provide: His/her name and contact information such as email address and/or phone number and any request for reasonable accommodation to the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Anthony Dearth, via email at by COB Monday, August 28, 2017. If notified after this date, the Department might be unable to accommodate requests due to requirements at the meeting location. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. Government ID or other valid photo ID. For additional information, contact Ms. Glennis Gross-Peyton, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2862; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email

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Anthony Dearth,

Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Defense Trade Advisory Group, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2017-15316 Filed 7-20-17; 8:45 am]