[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 231 (Monday, December 6, 2021)]
[Pages 69020-69021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26381]



Office of the Secretary

Defense Policy Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 

AGENCY:  Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Defense Policy Board, 
Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


SUMMARY:  The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the 
following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Policy 
Board (DPB) will take place.

DATES:  Closed to the public, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 9:28 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 

ADDRESSES: The closed meeting will be held at The Pentagon, 2000 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ms. Stacee Bako, (703) 571-9234 
(Voice), 703-697-8606 (Facsimile), [email protected]l (Email). Mailing address is 2000 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Meeting Announcement: Due to circumstances 
beyond the control of the Department of Defense and the Designated 
Federal Officer for the Defense Policy Board, the Defense Policy Board 
was unable to provide public notification required by 41 CFR 102-
3.150(a) concerning its December 15-16, 2021 meeting. 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., App.), the Government in the 
Sunshine Act (``the Sunshine Act'') (5 U.S.C. 552b), and Title 41 Code 
of Federal Regulations (C.R), Sections 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.
    Purpose of the 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 modernization on DoD's ability to execute U.S. 
defense strategy; (c) U.S. regional defense policies; and (d) other 
defense policy topics of special interest to the DoD, as determined by 
the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the Under 
Secretary of Defense for Policy.
    Agenda: On December 15-16, 2021 the DPB will receive classified 
briefings and hold classified discussions on the development of the 
Department of Defense National Defense Strategy (NDS) analysis and 
methodology. The board will be addressed by the Secretary of Defense 
and the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. The board will receive 
classified briefings on (1) a current intelligence baseline briefing on 
China military modernization; (2) a briefing on the NDS overall 
approach and security environment assessment; (3) a briefing on the NDS 
defense priorities, the strategic approach and integrated defense; (4) 
key considerations for nesting the NDS, the Nuclear Posture Review and 
Missile Defense Review; and (5) conduct classified member ``red team'' 
discussions and deliberation. Following discussions and deliberation, 
the DPB will provide their advice and recommendations to the Secretary 
of Defense for consideration.
    Meeting Accessibility: In accordance with section 10(d) of the FACA 
and Title 41 CFR, Section 102-3.155, the DoD has determined that this 
meeting shall be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense 
(Policy), in consultation with the DoD FACA Attorney, has determined in 
writing that this meeting be closed to the public because the 
discussions fall under the purview of Section 552b(c)(1) of the 
Sunshine Act and are so inextricably

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intertwined with unclassified material that they cannot reasonably be 
segregated into separate discussions without disclosing classified 
material. Written Statements: In accordance with Section 10(a)(3) of 
the FACA and Title 41 CFR, Sections 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140(c), the 
public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the 
membership of the DPB at any time regarding its mission or in response 
to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be 
submitted to the DPB's Designated Federal Officer (DFO), which is 
listed in this notice or can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--
http://www.facadatabase.gov/. 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 DFO will 
review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all 

    Dated: November 30, 2021.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2021-26381 Filed 12-3-21; 8:45 am]