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Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.


Notice of closed meeting.


This notice announces a closed meeting of the Defense Programs Advisory Committee (DPAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Due to national security considerations, the meeting will be closed to the public and matters to be discussed are exempt from public disclosure under Executive Order 13526 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.


February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585.

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Dana Hunter, Office of RDT&E (NA-11), National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 287-6287.

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Background: The DPAC provides advice and recommendations to the Deputy Administrator for Defense Start Printed Page 2627Programs on the stewardship and maintenance of the Nation's nuclear deterrent.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting of the DPAC is to provide organizational updates, the path forward on the Committee report provided to the National Nuclear Security Administration in response to its charge, and to have initial discussion of the next charges to the Committee.

Type of Meeting: In the interest of national security, the meeting will be closed to the public. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, section 10(d), and the Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulation, 41 CFR 102-3.155, incorporate by reference the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b, which, at 552b(c)(1) and (c)(3) permits closure of meetings where restricted data or other classified matters will be discussed. Such data and matters will be discussed at this meeting.

Tentative Agenda: Opening Remarks; DP Programmatic Updates; Path forward on DPAC report; Subcommittee Update, Discussion of next charges; Conclusion.

Public Participation: There will be no public participation in this closed meeting. Those wishing to provide written comments or statements to the Committee are invited to send them to Dana Hunter at the address listed above.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will not be available.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2018.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-00759 Filed 1-17-18; 8:45 am]