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Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Reserve Forces Policy Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense.
ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting.
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 the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) will take place.
DATES: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The address is the Pentagon, Room 3E863, Arlington, VA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Steven Knight, Designated Federal Officer, (703) 681-0608 (Voice), (703) 681-0002 (Facsimile), address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 5113 Leesburg Pike, Suite 601, Falls Church, VA 22041. Web site:

Purpose of the Meeting:The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review and evaluate information related to strategies, policies, and practices designed to improve and enhance the capabilities, efficiency, and effectiveness of the reserve components.

Agenda:The Reserve Forces Policy Board will hold a meeting from 8:15 a.m. until 3:40 p.m. The portion of the meeting from 8:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. will be closed and is not open to the public. The open portion of the meeting will consist of administrative details, a final brief from the RFPB's Cost Methodology Project, and RFPB subcommittee briefs from the subcommittee on Ensuring a Ready, Capable, Available, and Sustainable Operational Reserve; the subcommittee on Supporting Service Members, Families & Employers; the subcommittee on Enhancing DoD's Role in the Homeland; and the subcommittee on Creating a Continuum of Service. The closed session of the meeting will consist of remarks from the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and all seven Reserve Component Chiefs on the current and future strategies for use of the Reserve Component; the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Chief of Staff of the Army will discuss Active and Reserve Component force mix; the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will discuss Operational Reserve Requirements and his thoughts on Active and Reserve cost studies.

Meeting Accessibility:Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, the open portion of the meeting is open to the public. To request a seat for the open portion of the meeting, interested persons must email or phone the Designated Federal Officer not later than December 5, 2012 as listed inFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix), 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the portion of this meeting from 8:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), with the coordination of the DoD FACA Attorney, has determined in writing that this portion of the meeting will be closed to the public because it will discuss matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1).

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, interested persons may submit written statements to the Reserve Forces Policy Board at any time. Written statements should be submitted to the Reserve Forces Policy Board's Designated Federal Officer at the address or facsimile number listed inFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.If statements pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting, then these statements must be submitted no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting in question. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Reserve Forces Policy Board until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submitted written statements and provide copies to all the committee members before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.

Dated: November 15, 2012. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.