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DOD - 5277 - Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass DestructionAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number5277
Original Establishment Date10/17/1998Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/17/2004Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date4/9/2003Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DASD/Office of Civil-Military Policy
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date2/17/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameG.
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L.107-107 12/28/2001Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Hathaway
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Sec. 1405, P.L. 105-261Designated Federal Officer Phone*703-695-7305
Effective Date Of Authority*10/17/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*703 692-9768
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The enabling legislation directed the engagement of a Federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC). The FFRDC for this project, RAND, provides extensive research and analysis to the panel members as part of their deliberations. The focus of the panel for FY04 was to build upon the previous four reports and provide the Congress and the President a vision of the new normal domestic security posture of the nation for the future.
How is membership balanced?*The panel is composed of representatives at all levels of government, although at the Federal level - because of statutory conditions - the panel members are former civilian or military personnel. There are representatives of municipal government, law enforcement, fire services, and the emergency medical community at the local level, as well as various representatives of emergency services at the State level.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The panel has scheduled four formal meetings a year, and has had three extended teleconferences. It has adjusted meetings to meet weather and member scheduling conditions.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*In establishing this Panel, the Congress determined that therehad been no comprehensive, authoritative analysis and assessment of domesticpreparedness for terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction,and Federal efforts with respect thereto. It therefore established thisPanel and commissioned a study, with specific reporting requirements to theCongress and the President.
Why close or partially close meetings?Some meetings may continue to be closed in whole or in part for the purpose of receiving and discussing national security classified information, or specifically exempt law enforcement information.
Recommendation RemarksThe Panel was extended until February 2004.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCopies of the Fifth Report may be obtained via the Internet at Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*19Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentCopies of the Fifth Report may be obtained via the Internet at of the 144 sustantive recommendations made by the panel in its first four reports have been adopted in whole or in major part, in legislation, executive action, or other processes.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNone of the final recommendations specifically addressed DoD. They were addressed to local, State and Federal agencies and the Private Sector.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSee previous comment.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentCopies of the Fifth Report may be obtained via the Internet at
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Panel was created by the Congress in 1999 to assess Federal efforts to assist State and local responders in combating terrorism. The Final Report attempts to define a future state of security against terrorism - one the panel chose to call America's New Normalcy.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$6,000.00Est 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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$4,000.00Est 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$25,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$35,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015443Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction2003
 COM-016951Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction2002
 COM-017281Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction2001
 COM-018933Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction2000
 COM-019226Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction1999