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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameJoint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons SuretyAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number31
Original Establishment Date5/6/1992Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/4/2006Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*7
Current Charter Date9/4/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date9/4/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fedrigo
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 325-2073
Effective Date Of Authority*9/13/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 767-4238
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*john.fedrigo@dtra.mil
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee reviews high-level national security issues to include a comprehensive look at nuclear weapons readiness and surety practices. The Committee communicates (via correspondence and conversation) with the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (NCB), the Administrator of NNSA, leadership at the DOE National Laboratories, and high-level DOE managers. The value of Committee advice is manifested in key US Government decisions which incorporate the Committee recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*Members with former backgrounds and experience with DoD and DOE provide joint perspective; member composition - 3 DoD, 2 DOE, 2 DoE/DoD (all former high-level employees of either DoD, DOE, and/or both departments).
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The frequency of meetings average once every four to six months during the year. Nuclear safety, security, and control of the nation's stockpile remain an absolutely critical element of U.S. national security.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Only source which meets the criteria set forth by the congresionally-mandated Drell Panel, which envisaged a high-level, nonpartisan committee to give expert advice on nuclear surety matters.
Why close or partially close meetings?Closed meetings necessary to discuss highly classified information related to nuclear weapons security operations and design, in the interest of national security.
Recommendation RemarksOne committee report was submitted during FY06, and that report is classified.

Meeting minutes for all meetings are classified, but are retained according to the applicable guidelines.

This committee is programmed to merge with the Defense Science Board.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Departments have developed new guidance and procedures via departmental directives, manuals, and instructions.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee's recommendations resulted in changes in Departmental guidance and policies.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCommittee members serve without compensation (except for travel reimbursement) and provide high-level, necessary reviews for two Departments, which otherwise would cost millions.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*70Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee published their 2005 work in October 2006. Committee members briefed and discussed recommendations with senior leaders throughout 2006. No new recommendations were developed in 2006.Over the life of the committee, reports and recommendations have fluctuated as driven by need and topic. Average of 5-8 major recommendations per year beginning in 1991Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations of this committee have been codified in DoD and DOE policy documents.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe Committee receives direct feedback from Department officials.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Departments provide feedback via implementation plans, meetings, correspondence, and conversations with Committee members.Narrative Description*The Committee reviews high-level national security issues to include a comprehensive look at nuclear weapons readiness and surety practices. The Committee communicates (via correspondence and conversation) with the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (NCB), Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of NNSA, leadership at the DOE National Laboratories, and high-level DOE managers. The value of Committee advice is manifested in key US Government decisions which incorporate the Committee recommendations.
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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*$20,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$15,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$65,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$120,000.00
Total Costs$100,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$160,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013560Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2005
 COM-015010Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2004
 COM-015432Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2003
 COM-016983Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2002
 COM-017345Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2001
 COM-019093Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety2000
 COM-019368Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety1999
 COM-020937Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety1998
 COM-021226Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety1997