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DOD - 423 - National Security Agency Advisory Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameNational Security Agency Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number423
Original Establishment Date1/1/1953Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/1/2005Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date2/28/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Secretary, NSA Advisory Board
Date Of Renewal Charter2/28/2006Designated Federal Officer PrefixMrs.
Projected Termination Date9/1/2005Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameB.
Specific Termination AuthorityNSA REG. 11-3Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Anderson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*NSA REG. 11-3Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 688-6449
Effective Date Of Authority*1/22/1953Designated Federal Officer Fax*(443) 479-0089
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NSA Advisory Board (NSAAB) receives its tasks from the Director, NSA, in response to specific needs for specialized studies. Tasks so identified are deemed to be of such significance to the accomplishment of the Agency's mission as to warrant an objective outsider's viewpoint. The NSAAB then accomplishes these tasks either in a committee-of-the whole or through smaller subcommittees formed from its membership and other duly appointed consultants. The results of these studies are presented to the Director in the form of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. A number of reports prepared by the Board have resulted in: a) significant improvements in relations with other Intelligence Community entities; b) heightened awareness and subsequent action by the Intelligence Community on a highly sensitive and timely issue; c) identification of state-of-the-art initiatives that the Agency might pursue to meet its future missions; and d) improved exploitation of high interest signals intelligence.
How is membership balanced?*Membership of the NSA Advisory Board is carefully selected to provide the broadest representation of business acumen, management and technologies that pertain to the various technical interests, missions and operations of the Agency. Emphasis is placed on the following technical areas: electronics, military operations, computer and associated technologies, telecommunications, satellite communications, communications security, and mathematics. Representation is distributed among experts in these fields from the academic, industrial, military and governmental sectors.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NSAAB meets at the call of the Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, to deliberate on issues presented to it by the Director and to provide him with its considered opinions and recommendations thereto. During FY04 the NSAAB met five times, generally in two day sessions. In addition to these plenary meetings, numerous subcommittee meetings were held. Without these meetings, at which members are briefed on the issues under study, deliberate, and prepare reports and recommendations, the NSAAB could not accomplish the tasks assigned to it by the Director, NSA.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Members of the NSAAB collegially possess a unique composite of broadly based experience with management and technical knowledge that make them particularly effective in providing objective and valuable advice on Agency operations. Their broad past and present association in industry and govermment ensures that the Agency benefits from the widest source of ideas on a given issue. There is no duplication of effort by any other committee within the Agency or with other agencies.
Why close or partially close meetings?Classified material is discussed.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee terminated by the Department of Defense. Committee replaced by the National Security Agency Emerging Technologies Panel, which Congress exempted from the FACA statute. Note that member listing for this oringal committee is classified; there were up to 20 members on the Advisory, and at the time it was active it had 17 members. All the committee meetings and reports to the decision maker are classified. Notwithstanding, the committee maintains and archives its minutes and reports in accordance with approved DoD and National Archives and Records Administration regulaltions.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction 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 CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess 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 OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is provided during plenary meetings and in meetings between the Board Chairman and the Director, NSA/CSS.Narrative Description*Members of the NSAAB collegially possess a unique composite of broadly based experience with management and technical knowledge that make them particularly effective in providing objective and valuable advice on Agency operations. The Board provides an objective outside view on many aspects of the Agency's mission to include the Agency Strategic Plan.
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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*$270,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$25,000.00Est. 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*$29,000.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$6,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$48,000.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$6,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$384,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-014947National Security Agency Advisory Board2004
 COM-015470National Security Agency Advisory Board2003
 COM-016948National Security Agency Advisory Board2002
 COM-017434National Security Agency Advisory Board2001
 COM-018984National Security Agency Advisory Board2000
 COM-019235National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board1999
 COM-020952National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board1998
 COM-021199National Security Agency Scientific Advisory Board1997