[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 12, 2012)]
[Pages 56193-56194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22449]



Office of the Secretary

Defense Policy Board; Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

AGENCY: Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense 

ACTION: Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Notice.


SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the 
Department of Defense (DoD) announces the following Federal advisory 
committee meeting of the Defense Policy Board (hereafter referred to as 
``the DPB'').

DATES: From Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) through 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (7:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.), the DPB will hold 
a quarterly meeting under the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government 
in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 
Parts 101-6 and 102-3 (Federal Advisory Committee Management).

ADDRESSES: The Pentagon, 2000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Hansen, 2000 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-2000. Phone: (703) 571-9232.

    Purpose of Meeting: To obtain, review and evaluate classified 
information related to the DPB's mission to advise on: (a) Issues 
central to strategic DoD planning; (b) policy implications of U.S. 
force structure and force modernization and on DoD's ability to execute 
U.S. defense strategy; (c) U.S. regional defense policies; and (d) 
other research and analysis of topics raised by the Secretary of 
Defense, the Deputy Secretary or the Under Secretary of Defense for 
    Meeting Agenda: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 2 through the end 
of the meeting on October 3, the DPB will have secret through top 
secret (SCI) level discussions on national security issues regarding 
Iran, including Internal Political Dynamics and Security Posture and 
    Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 
41 CFR 102-3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the 
meeting shall be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense 
(Policy), in consultation with the Department of Defense FACA Attorney, 
has determined in writing that this meeting be closed to the public 
because the discussions fall under the purview of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) 
and are so inextricably intertwined with unclassified material that 
they cannot reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without 
disclosing secret or classified material.
    Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Ann 
Hansen, [email protected].
    Written 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 statements to the 
membership of the DPB at any time or in response to the stated agenda 
of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the 
DPB's Designated Federal Officer; the Designated Federal Officer's 
contact information is listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or it 
can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of 
the DPB may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments 
pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting then 
these statements must be submitted no later than five business days 
prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will 
review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all 
committee members.

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    Dated: September 7, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2012-22449 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]