6 April 2006


[Federal Register: April 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 66)]
[Page 17456]
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Office of the Secretary

Defense Science Board

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings.


SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board 2006 Summer Study will meet in 
closed session on August 7-18, 2006; at the Beckman Center, Irvine, CA. 
At this meeting, the Defense Science Board will discuss interim 
findings and recommendations resulting from two ongoing Task Force 
activities: 21st Century Strategic Technology Vectors and Information 
Management for Net-Centric Operations.
    The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary 
of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, 
Technology and Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they 
affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At this 
meeting, the Board will develop recommendations regarding: the 
operational value enabled by networks and networking and their impact 
on innovations across the Enterprise; the underlying framework, 
architecture, processes and organizational structures that are in place 
or being pursued to deliver the power of information to the DoD 
enterprise as well as potential external partners; and the state of the 
art in knowledge utilization.
    The Board will also review and develop recommendations regarding: 
previous attempts by DoD to identify critical technologies in order to 
derive lessons that would help illuminate the current challenge; 
identify the National Security objectives for the 21st century and the 
operational missions that U.S. military will be called upon to support 
these objectives; identify new operational capabilities needed for the 
proposed missions; identify the critical science technology, and other 
related enablers of the desired capabilities; assess current S&T 
investment plans' relevance to the needed operational capabilities and 
enablers and recommend needed changes to the plans; identify mechanisms 
to accelerate and assure the transition of technology into U.S. 
military capabilities; and review and recommend changes as needed, the 
current processes by which national security objectives and needed 
operational capabilities are used to develop and prioritize science, 
technology, and other related enablers, and how those enablers are then 
    In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been 
determined that this meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, this meeting will be closed to the 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, 
Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C553, Washington, 
DC 20301-3140, via e-mail at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 

    Dated: March 31, 2006.
L.M. Bynum,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 06-3300 Filed 4-5-06; 8:45 am]