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Defense Business Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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Office of the Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense (DoD).


Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (“the Board”) will take place.


Open to the public Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


Due to the current guidance on combating the Coronavirus, the meeting will be conducted virtually or by teleconference only. To participate in the meeting, see the Meeting Accessibility section for instructions.

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Ms. Jennifer Hill, Designated Federal Officer of the Board in writing at Defense Business Board, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B1088A, Washington, DC 20301-1155; or by email at; or by phone at (571) 342-0070.

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Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Department of Defense and the Designated Federal Officer, the Defense Business Board was unable to provide public notification required by 41 CFR 102-3.150(a) concerning its meeting on August 5, 2020. Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C.), the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: The mission of the Board is to examine and advise the Secretary of Defense on overall DoD management and governance. The Board provides independent advice reflecting an outside private sector perspective on proven and effective best business practices that can be applied to DoD.

Agenda: The Board will receive an update from the Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) Assessment Study Task Group, discuss potential future work, and receive briefings from senior DoD government officials on acquisition/sustainment and data. The meeting agenda and task group presentation will be made available prior to the meeting on the Board's website at:​Meetings/​Meeting-August-2020/​.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal Advisory Committee Act and 41 CFR 102-3.140, this meeting is open to the public. Persons desiring to participate in the meeting are required to register. Attendance will be by virtual or teleconference only. To attend the meeting submit your name, organization, telephone number, and email contact information to the Board at Requests to attend the meeting must be received not later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, August 3, 2020. Upon receipt of this information, a link will be sent to the email address provided which will allow virtual/teleconference attendance to the event. (The DBB will be unable to provide technical assistance to any user experiencing technical difficulties during the meeting.)

Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Board in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the Board's mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Ms. Jennifer Hill, the Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. Written Start Printed Page 47193comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the Board. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submitted written comments or statements with the Board Chair, and ensure the comments are provided to all members of the Board before the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the Board until its next meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the Board is not obligated to allow any member of the public to speak or otherwise address the Board during the meeting. Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during the meeting only at the time and in the manner described below. If a member of the public is interested in making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least three (3) business days in advance to the Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Designated Federal Officer will log each request, in the order received, and in consultation with the Board Chair determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the Board's mission and/or the topics to be addressed in the public meeting. Members of the public who have requested to make a comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above will be invited to speak in the order in which the Designated Federal Officer received their requests. The Board Chair may allot a specific amount of time for comments. Please note that all submitted comments and statements will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board's website.

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Dated: July 30, 2020.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2020-16938 Filed 8-3-20; 8:45 am]