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DOD - 5112 - Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Acquisition University Board of VisitorsAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number5112
Original Establishment Date2/17/1996Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/15/2019Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date7/11/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors Executive Secretary
Date Of Renewal Charter7/11/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date4/15/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityCMO memo to USD(A&S)Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Goulding
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 805-5412
Effective Date Of Authority*11/5/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 805-5909
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*BoV members are briefed on the status of DAU programs and initiatives, including the budget. Recommendations and advice are made and incorporated into the dynamic DAU Strategic Plan. As DAU pursues initiatives it seeks advice from the board during the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases. Board members provide advice, based on their experience and expertise, to the DAU President and leadership team and the USD(AT&L). Results of their contributions are relayed back to them, workforce data is provided and explained, student throughput is provided, evaluative results are shared.
How is membership balanced?*Members of the DAU BoV have been selected for their preeminence in the fields of academia, business, and industry. Ideally, the board includes representation from each of the military services with at least one retired flag officer from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. A balanced mix of expertise among members ensures expert perspectives for all issues discussed regarding DAU programs and initiatives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The DAU BoV has been established to advise on organization management, curricula, methods of instruction, facilities, and other matters of interest to the University. As a continuing advisory committee, the DAU BoV meets two or three times per year. This schedule affords sufficient time for advice to be implemented and results evaluated for most efforts.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*When the Defense Acquisition University was established, the Secretary of Defense determined the establishment of a separate board of visitors for the University was necessary and to provide the Secretary with advice on University matters such as curricula, methods of instruction, facilities, education/training standards, organizational management, and academic accreditation.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings have been and will continue to be open.
Recommendation RemarksThis discretionary advisory committee, the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors was terminated by the Department of Defense (DoD) prior to the signing of Executive Order (EO) 13875, “Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees”, dated June 14, 2019. Notwithstanding, the DoD in accordance with EO 13875 and OMB guidance included this discretionary advisory committee as part of DoD’s 1/3 reduction in discretionary advisory committees which was directed by EO 13875.

The committee does not publish separate reports; the recommendations to the decision maker are contained in the meeting minutes and are provided to the Under Secretary in a letter following each meeting.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe DAU Board of Visitors provides strategic guidance on University direction. Therefore we are not able to link specific cost savings to this committee. However, the Board of Visitors has been an integral part of promoting revised practices and course delivery that have resulted in reductions in student travel costs and average cost per student. The advice the board provides would be costly if sought from a consulting firm.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*46Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring early 2018, the Board made a significant number of recommendations. This was in part because they are reporting to a new Under Secretary and it was right before the split from USD(AT&L) to USD(A&S) and USD(R&E) and CMO took effect. Due to the changing environment, the board felt the time was right for identifying additional areas for improving not only DAU, but influencing a positive change in the Defense Acquisition Workforce's working environment as well.In September of 2017, there were six recommendations. Three have begun full implementation, one is a partial implementation and two are unknown as they are recommendations for the Under Secretary versus DAU.It has not yet been determined if the four recommendations from the January 2018 meeting will be implemented.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*54.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentFew recommendations are easily implemented; many are long-term solutions to issues that evolve on a regular basis.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*28.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentMany recommendations are partially implemented because of budgetary restraints, the continual evolution of the workforce we support, and changing congressional requirements or the evolutionary nature of the recommendation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*DAU provides the BoV an update of program changes, practices that have been implemented, and manpower and cost savings that have resulted directly or indirectly from their recommendations. Also, the USD(AT&L) acknowledges the value of the board's contributions and recommendations in response to the reports he receives from the board chair.Narrative Description*The mission of the Defense Acquisition University is to provide practitioner training and services to the DoD Acquisition Workforce. The DAU Board of Visitors is composed of expert practitioners in a variety of functional areas from academia, defense industry, and government. The Board of Visitors heavily influences our strategic planning process each year. Our vision of becoming a corporate university, our increasing use of e-learning, our development of a variety of learning assets that promote career-long learning, our increased focus on rapidly training the workforce on new policy initiatives, and our reengineering of internal business systems all resulted from recommendations from the Board of Visitors. Their stakeholder perspective has been invaluable.
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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*$11,500.00Estimated 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$11,500.00Est. 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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Job Training


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033068Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2018
 COM-001391Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2017
 COM-002887Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2016
 COM-003538Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2015
 COM-005022Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2014
 COM-005574Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2013
 COM-007175Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2012
 COM-007683Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2011
 COM-009331Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2010
 COM-009858Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2009
 COM-011270Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2008
 COM-011671Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2007
 COM-013125Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2006
 COM-013572Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2005
 COM-014975Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2004
 COM-015459Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2003
 COM-017109Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2002
 COM-017356Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2001
 COM-018866Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors2000
 COM-019225Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors1999
 COM-020793Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors1998
 COM-021209Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors1997