[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)]
[Page 32241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12771]



Department of the Air Force

U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space 
Launch Assessment

AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for 
Space, Department of the Air Force, DOD.

ACTION: Request for information.


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 announces that the United States Air Force, 
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, seeks 
industry views and perspectives to inform an on-going strategic 
National Security Space Launch Assessment. To support this effort, the 
Air Force requests interested parties provide responses to the 
following questions:
    1. Describe your company's near-term and long-term plans to offer 
launch services to the U.S. Government.
    2. What are the critical issues that concern current and 
prospective launch service providers who intend to provide the 
capability to launch national security space payloads?
    3. What DoD policy recommendations would your company have to 
improve national launch capabilities or aid industry in lowering the 
cost of space access?
    4. What aspects of future DoD launch service or systems 
acquisitions would contribute to industrial base stabilization in your 
respective sectors?
    Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the United 
States Air Force should submit a written statement in accordance with 
41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Prefer 
that written statements be submitted electronically to the Designated 
Federal Officer at the addresses detailed below by 21 June 2013. The 
Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions and 
continue dialogue with parties submitting responses as needed. Any 
information submitted will be for U.S. Government use only and not 
shared with external parties.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The United States Air Force Designated 
Federal Officer, Lt. Col. Robert Long, 703-693-4978, Office of the 
Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, 1670 Air Force 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1670, [email protected].

Henry Williams Jr.,
Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-12771 Filed 5-28-13; 8:45 am]