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DOD - 16581 - Transformation Advisory Group - Agency Authority


Committee NameTransformation Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2011Committee Number16581
Original Establishment Date8/6/2003Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/11/2011Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*24
Current Charter Date6/12/2009Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
Date Of Renewal Charter6/12/2011Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date6/11/2011Designated Federal Officer First Name*Timothy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityOSDDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Keating
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(757) 836-9163
Effective Date Of Authority*8/6/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*757-836-7345
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*U.S. Joint Forces Command's role to lead the joint transformation of our military requires that they seek the recommendations and advice of top leaders in industry, academia, and government sectors. USJFCOM TAG will provide timely advice on scientific, technical, intelligence, and policy-related issues to the Commander, USJFCOM. Additonally, information may be provided by establishing sub-committees, if required, in the aeas of broadening intellectual capital and shaping the Special Access Programs Agenda. Future topics may include providing strategic guidance improving response to catastrophic events; removing roadblocks to USJFCOM transformation progress and the improving the process for getting innovation to the War Fighter; moving from coordination to Unified Action, and how to effectively represent the activities of US Joint Forces Command to its customers.
How is membership balanced?*The USJFCOM Transformation Advisory Group is composed of a broad cross-section of personnel from industry, government, academia, and major journals encompassing a broad spectrum of ivergent points of view. Candidates have been carefully selected to represent those segments of the community they represent.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee meets up to twice a year and discusses issues of current interest to the Commander and also conducts addtional work in assigned standing committees in accordance with its charter.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Joint Forces Command does not have the staff or expertise to provide the level of advice and assistance with the depth and breath of knowledge furnished by this distinguished group of Americans from across the professional spectrum. There are no existing DoD staffs or committees performing an equivalent function for US Joint forces Command.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor (i.e., the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and only after consultation with the sponsor's General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksSome associated documents are classified. The committee keeps these documents as required by the statute, and are retained and archived in accordance with DoD and National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

The Group held no meetings in FY11.

Te Group was terminated based upon the Secretary of Defense's decision to distablish USFCOM.

Group terminated 6/11/2011

Department of Defense (DoD) policy between fiscal year 2007 and 2011 required that subcommittee members be listed separately in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database, even if they were duly appointed members of the parent committee. This policy, in some instances, caused a duplication of entries.

Beginning in fiscal year 2012, DoD will only list in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database those who are appointed to just a subcommittee. If an individual is appointed to the parent committee and to one of the committee’s authorized subcommittees then his or her subcommittee affiliation will be reflected in the parent committee membership section of GSA’s Database.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentImproved our documents.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe committee's advice was critical shaping an understanding of the potential role DoD may have in Strategic Communication.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*75Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe TAG provided advice on how to improve DoD futures documents (JOE/CCJO). The TAG provided 25 recommendations for consideration at the 14 Aug 09 plenary session. These are currently under study.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentA majority of the TAG's recommendations to improve the CCJO/JOE were fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome advice, such as on how to innovate in our mission areas, is continually addressed across TAGs.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The TAG received updated documents reflecting changes that were made to the CCJO and JOE based upon their advice.Narrative Description*Expert outside advice to the Commander
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$7,914.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$7,914.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-009259Transformation Advisory Group2010
 COM-009774Transformation Advisory Group2009
 COM-011210Transformation Advisory Group2008
 COM-011651Transformation Advisory Group2007
 COM-013092Transformation Advisory Group2006
 COM-013543Transformation Advisory Group2005
 COM-015051United States Joint Forces Command Transformation Advisory Group2004
 COM-015433United States Joint Forces Command Transformation Advisory Group2003