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DOD - 80471 - Defense Legal Policy Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Legal Policy BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2014Committee Number80471
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2014Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date4/28/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter4/28/2016Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*James
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Schwenk
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Director for Administration and Management Memorandum, April 6, 2012Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 697-9343
Effective Date Of Authority*4/6/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-693-7616
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*At the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the Department of Defense General Counsel, the Board will examine and advise on legal and related legal policy matters within DoD, the achievement of DoD policy goals through legislation and regulations, and other assigned matters. In carrying out its duties, the Board shall consider, as appropriate:a. Issues and policies relating to legal and related matters;b. The interplay between laws and regulations, on the one hand, and the achievement of policy goals, on the other;c. Identifying and evaluating the process for compliance with such laws and regulations;d. Proposing necessary revisions to the Department’s policy goals, and to laws, regulations or procedures intended to achieve such goals; ande. Any other research and analysis of topics raised by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
How is membership balanced?*The Board shall be composed of not more than 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Defense; all appointments are renewed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense. The Department of Defense, in selecting individual members for this advisory committee, looks for individuals who have distinguished backgrounds in law, investigations, military command, governmental organizations, or related fields. The Department of Defense has found that viewing complex issues through a multidiscipline advisory committee provides the Department and, more importantly, the American public, with a broader understanding on which to base subsequent policy decisions. Candidates for appointment come from the private and public sectors, and individual appointments are based on the subject matter being reviewed by the Board and a review of the individual’s experiences and knowledge.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board's independent advice is essential in aiding the Secretary of Defense and his principal advisors in addressing numerous legal policy matters facing the Department of Defense. The DoD OGC along with the Advisory Committee Management Officer determined no existing DoD advisory committee, FACA or non-FACA, is available to assist the Secretary of Defense or his principal advisors in these matters.
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 Board's DoD Sponsor, and only after a written consultation with the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksThere were no meetings for FY14 as there was no new tasking.


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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*51Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Board has made its recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and they remain pending.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*N/ANarrative Description*The Board, through the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, independent, informed advice, opinions, and recommendations concerning matters referred to the Board relating to legal and related legal policy matters within the Department of Defense, the achievement of Departmental policy goals through legislation and regulations, and other matters as assigned.
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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*$600.00Estimated 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$600.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est Cost Remarks
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-029168Review and Assessment of the Application of Military Justice in Deployed Areas2014


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-005572Defense Legal Policy Board2013
 COM-007138Defense Legal Policy Board2012