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DOD - 412 - Defense Policy Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Policy BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number412
Original Establishment Date8/27/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date9/3/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter9/3/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stacee
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bako
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*DepSecDef memoDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 571-9234
Effective Date Of Authority*8/27/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 697-8606
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, independent advice and recommendations on matters concerning defense policy in response to specific tasks from the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and shall focus on: (a) issues central to strategic Department of Defense (DoD) planning; (b) policy implications of U.S. force structure and force modernization on DoD’s ability to execute U.S. defense strategy; (c) U.S. regional defense policies; and (d) any other topics raised by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the USD(P).
How is membership balanced?*The DoD, in selecting potential candidates for the Board, reviews the educational and professional credentials of individuals with extensive professional experience in the areas of defense and national security affairs. Membership is diverse and not static.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The DPB shall meet at the call of the DPB’s DFO, in consultation with the DPB’s Chair and the USD(P). The estimated number of DPB meetings is three to four per year. The Secretary of Defense's continued personal interest in and appreciation of the Board's advice is demonstrated by his personal meetings with the Board's full membership and frequent informal discussions with the Board Chair concerning topics for future study.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary of Defense has determined that the independent advice provided by the Defense Policy Board on a wide range of geo-political and national security issues concerning the DoD cannot be obtained from any other DoD advisory 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 Under Secretary of Defense for Policy or designee, and only after consultation with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Defense.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee does not publish separate reports.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentIt is able to provide research and analysis on topics raised by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary of Defense.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*87Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY22 the Board provided 16 recommendations to the Department of Defense. The committee does not publish separate reports.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThrough OSD Public Affairs Office
Agency Feedback Comment*Updates the Board at their meetingsNarrative Description*In FY22 the Board provided 16 recommendations to the Department of Defense. Recommendations were discussed at the next meeting.
The committee does not publish separate reports.
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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*$68,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$68,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,667.30Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$17,000.00
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*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$10,000.00
Total Costs$78,667.30Est. Total Next FY*$99,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/26/2022 7:51 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est Cost RemarksThe costs listed represent anticipated costs for 4 annual full board meetings, and anticipated subcommittees. Cost include.5 of an FTE DFO who manages the Board..
Cost RemarksThe costs listed represent costs for 3 meetings with .5 of an FTE DFO support.

The committee does not publish separate reports.
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Interest Areas

National Defense
National Security and Defense


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039081Defense Policy Board2021
 COM-037557Defense Policy Board2020
 COM-035683Defense Policy Board2019
 COM-033061Defense Policy Board2018
 COM-001325Defense Policy Board2017
 COM-002889Defense Policy Board2016
 COM-003518Defense Policy Board2015
 COM-005062Defense Policy Board2014
 COM-005676Defense Policy Board2013
 COM-007220Defense Policy Board2012
 COM-007789Defense Policy Board2011
 COM-009283Defense Policy Board2010
 COM-009817Defense Policy Board2009
 COM-011230Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011624Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013058Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013595Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015077Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015424Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017009Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017260Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018877Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019317Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020820Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021280Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee1997