[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 29 (Thursday, February 12, 1998)]
[Page 7130]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-3503]



Office of the Secretary

Long-Range Air Power Panel Meeting

AGENCY: Under Secretary of Defense of Defense, Acquisition and 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for the 
meetings of the Long-Range Air Power Panel on February 18, 19, 20, 26, 
27, and March 13 and 14, 1998 from 0800 to 1800. In accordance with 
Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as 
amended [5 U.S.C. App. II, (1982)], it has been determined that these 
Long-Range Air Power Panel concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(1)(1982), and that accordingly these meetings will be closed to 
the public in order to allow the Panel to discuss classified materials.

DATES: February 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, and March 13 and 14, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The Tank, 1801 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA for 
February 18, 19, 20, and March 13-14, 1998 meetings. Whiteman AFB, MO, 
for the February 26 and 27 meetings.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Long-Range Air Power Panel (LRAP) was 
established October 8, 1997 in accordance with section 8131 of the 
Defense Appropriations Act, 1998. The mission of the Long-Range Air 
Power Panel is to provide the President and Congress a report 
containing its conclusions and recommendations concerning the 
appropriate B-2 bomber force and specifically its recommendation on 
whether additional funds for the B-2 should be used for continued low-
rate production of the B-2 or for upgrades to improve deployability, 
survivability, and maintainability.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE AND AGENDA: The Panel will meet in closed session 
from 0800-1800 on February 18, 19, 20, and March 13 and 14, 1998 in the 
Tank at the Institute for Defense Analyses Bldg, 1801 Beauregard 
Street, Alexandria VA. The Panel will also convene at Whiteman AFB MO, 
on February 26 and 27, 1998 and receive briefings at the flight line 
and in the SCIF facility. During the closed sessions DoD staff and 
contractor personnel will present the panel with briefings and status 
updates of current U.S. long-range air power capabilities, employment 
strategies and force structure plans for the future. The Panel will 
work to develop and complete their recommendations for the President 
and the Congress during the meetings on March 13 and 14, 1998.
    The determination to close the meeting is based on the 
consideration that it is expected that discussion will involve 
classified matters of national security concern throughout.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Colonel Vic Saltsman at 
(703) 695-3165.

    Dated: February 6, 1998.
[FR Doc. 98-3503 Filed 2-11-98; 8:45 am]