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Committee NameIndustry Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number13857
Original Establishment Date10/25/2001Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date8/23/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/23/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christine
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authoritytitle 22 of the USC sections 2651a and the fsbaDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Foushee
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 USC 2651aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*703 875-4131
Effective Date Of Authority*10/25/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*N/A
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Members of OBO's Industry Advisory Group will advise with respect to areas of property management, including construction, engineering, research and development, aquisition and sales, design, sustainability, seismic issues, historic preservation, emergency operations, security, planning, operations and maientenance, and program developement. This committee is essential to ensure that OBO is knowledgeable about the most efficient processes, optional solutions, best new technologies, etc. possible to provide safe, secure and functional facilities for U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide and to oversee the Department of State's real property assets
How is membership balanced?*The Director of Overseas Buildings Operations will appoint no more than 35 U.S. public members that represent a cross-section of interested and qualified professionals with significant, relevant experience and diverse opinions. Members will be affiliated with professional organizations in many different industries, and serve as representatives of the company/organization for which they work. These industries include property management, design, engineering, construction, operations, security, maintenance, etc.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*It is anticipated that the IAG shall meet annually to provide the advice as requested by the Director. These meetings are open to the public. Subcommitee meetings are not limited on meeting frequency and will operate on a continuing basis as required and at the discretion of the OBO Director. In Fy 18, OBO held 8 subcommittee meetings related to design reviews and program evaluation. The FY 18 annual meeting was held on September 21, 2018. In FY 17, OBO held 15 subcommittee meetings in response to design reviews and program evaluations.In FY 16, OBO held 6 subcommittee meetings in response to design reviews. The Annual IAG public meeting occurred 11/3/2016, because the utilized large rooms were undergoing renovations for many months, not allowing the meeting to occur. Therefore costs in the subcommittee section are associated with subcommittee meetings. In FY 15, OBO held 16 subcommittee meetings in response to design reviews and program evaluations.In FY 14, OBO held 6 subcommittee meetings in response to design reviews and program evaluations.In FY13, OBO held 11 subcommittee meetings in response to design reviews and program evaluations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is essential to ensure that OBO is knowledgeable about the most efficient processes, optimal solutions, and best new technologies possible to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities for U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide and to oversee the Department of State's real property assets.
Why close or partially close meetings?The annual meeting is open to the public. Throughout the year, smaller subcommittee meetings are held with various industry advisory group members relating to their respective expertise and are closed to the public. These subcommitte meetings are closed due to the content discussed and materials reviewed during the meetings.
Recommendation RemarksThe meetings are essential to ensure the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is knowledgable about the most efficient processes, optimal solutions, and best new technologies. Due to the sensitive nature of Embassy construction abroad, OBO officials take recommendations/suggestions made by Group members and implement them where appropriate. As many of our buildings have classified functions, no reporting is required. Therefore, no official reports are produced as a result of the meetings.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentAdvice and recommendations provided assistance to the Bureau in enhancing and improving its programs and processes throughout the year. The industry participation in design, program and process reviews supports OBO's mission.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*279Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe majoriy of the recommendations are related to the subjects below:Excellence ProgramCost ControlPlanning, Programming and Design ProcessConsultant SelectionPeer ReviewProject DeliveryResearchIndustry OutreachPublic ArtPublic OutreachAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*79.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations given were fully implemented where feasible and appropriate.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPartially implemented recommendations are currently in the process of being implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*The Industry Advisory Group committee serves the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations in an advisory capacity with respect to industry and academia's latest concepts, best practices, methods, ideas and innovations related to property management related to OBO's mission to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$5,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$19,852.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$20,000.00
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*$3,538.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$5,000.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$23,390.00Est. Total Next FY*$30,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*29,640.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*30,000.00


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031658Industry Advisory Reviews2018


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001464Industry Advisory Group2017
 COM-002674Industry Advisory Group2016
 COM-003786Industry Advisory Group2015
 COM-004792Industry Advisory Group2014
 COM-005868Industry Advisory Group2013
 COM-006892Industry Advisory Panel2012
 COM-007824Industry Advisory Panel2011
 COM-009229Industry Advisory Panel2010
 COM-010011Industry Advisory Panel2009
 COM-010940Industry Advisory Panel2008
 COM-011743Industry Advisory Panel2007
 COM-012858Industry Advisory Panel2006
 COM-013786Industry Advisory Panel2005
 COM-014701Industry Advisory Panel2004
 COM-015523Industry Advisory Panel2003
 COM-016686Industry Advisory Panel2002