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DOD - 399 - United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameUnited States Naval Academy Board of VisitorsAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number399
Original Establishment Date2/14/1879Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.usna.edu/PAO/Superintendent/bov.php
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date11/13/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Secretary, United States Naval Academy
Date Of Renewal Charter11/13/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMajor
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Raphael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Thalakottur
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*10 U.S.C. 8468Designated Federal Officer Phone*(410) 293-1503
Effective Date Of Authority*2/14/1879Designated Federal Officer Fax*(410) 293-2303
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*thalakot@usna.edu
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*During FY-20, the Board met three times. There were no subcommittee meetings. The Board received updates on institutional affairs to include the Superintendent’s vision for the academy, morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, diversity initiatives, as well as various requested topics by the Board. The Board completed its mission to report to the President on the affairs of the Naval Academy with the annual report dated January 31, 2020.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is well balanced with six (6) Presidential Appointees, four (4) Senators, and five (5) Congressional Representatives. The Presidential Appointees represent a blend of wealth of knowledge and experience in the private sector, military, and government service. Congressional members serve in a variety of critical committees, including the Armed Services Committee and the Appropriations Committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Under the provisions of U.S. Code Title 10, Sec. 8468, the Board of Visitors visits the Naval Academy annually. The Board decided to hold 3 meetings this year by mutual agreement between the Chairman of the Board and the Superintendent. During this past fiscal year, the board met on December 2, 2019; June 1, 2020; and September 14, 2020. The June and September meetings were held virtually.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Federal statute (10 U.S.C. 8468) requires the Secretary of Defense to establish this committee.
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, the Secretary of the Navy or designee, and only after consultation with the Office of the Secretary of the Navy General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee does not issue any specific report to the Superintendent. However, their recommendations are contained within their meeting minutes, which are reviewed by the Superintendent. The committee issues an annual letter to the President of the United States within 60 days of its annual meeting. The December meeting is designated as the "annual" meeting by the committee's bylaws.

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.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentTaken specific actions to improve specific programs at USNA.USNA leadership maintains a close relationship with senior Department of the Navy leadership and the Board of Visitors to address critical operational and social issues at the Academy.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Board of Visitors provides oversight to the U.S. Naval Academy and, as such, these performance measurements do not lend themselves to the BOV's role.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentThe Board of Visitors' authority does not involve issuing grants.
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn the past several years the Board has focused on minor improvements to policies already in place at the Naval Academy. A report of these improvements is included in the Board's Annual report to the President of the United States. USNA responds to any recommendations at each meeting and annually in the report. The Board then informally evaluates USNA's response to all recommendations. No formal recommendations have been issued from the Board of Visitors over the past several years including FY20.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSome recommendations are in areas that USNA will never determine to be complete, such as predictable funding for USNA and preventing sexual assault and harassment. All of the recommendations to the President have been acted upon and are tracking for completion.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSame as above.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe USNA BOV Annual reports are maintained on the GSA's FACA Database and also forwarded to the Library of Congress after Presidential Review.
Agency Feedback Comment*USNA feedback is part of the Annual Report to the President. Additionally, the Board asks for an update from USNA leadership at each meeting.Narrative Description*During FY-20 the Board provided 0 recommendations.

The Board of Visitors supports the mission by inquiring into the state of morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Naval Academy.
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COSTS

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*$19,977.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$19,977.00
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*$4,000.00
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$1,859.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,577.00
Total Costs$21,836.00Est. Total Next FY*$29,554.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
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Interest Areas

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Engineering
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Aviation
Aviation
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Biology
Chemistry
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Business
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Women
Computer Technology
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Information Technology
Technology
Education
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
Energy
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Environment
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Health
Physical Fitness
International
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Justice
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Administrative Procedure
Legislation
Regulations
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Social Sciences
History
Space
Space and Aeronautics
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Water
Harbors
Rivers
Water Use
Waterways
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035674United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2019
 COM-033052United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2018
 COM-001385United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2017
 COM-002863United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2016
 COM-003464United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2015
 COM-005095United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2014
 COM-005614United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2013
 COM-007125United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2012
 COM-007739United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2011
 COM-009302United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2010
 COM-009822United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2009
 COM-011238United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2008
 COM-011714United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2007
 COM-013098United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2006
 COM-013519United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2005
 COM-015013United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2004
 COM-015434United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2003
 COM-017015United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2002
 COM-017438United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2001
 COM-018963United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors2000
 COM-019380Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy1999
 COM-020821Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy1998
 COM-021196Board of Visitors, U.S. Naval Academy1997