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Defense Programs Advisory Committee

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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, under, 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.


August 25, 2020; 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Cisco WebEx Secure Video Conferencing.

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Rachel Barnhill, Office of RDT&E (NA-11), National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-7183;

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

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to finalize DPAC recommendations to the Stockpile Responsiveness Program and discuss the path ahead on new topics.

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: Welcome; reading of final draft of report; discussion of report, as necessary; (tentative) acceptance of report; 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 Rachel Barnhill at the address listed above.

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

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Signed in Washington, DC on August 5, 2020.

LaTanya Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-17404 Filed 8-7-20; 8:45 am]