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DOE - 10762 - National Nuclear Security Administration Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameNational Nuclear Security Administration Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number10762
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/25/2003Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date6/25/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief Scientist, National Nuclear Security Administration
Date Of Renewal Charter6/25/2003Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date6/25/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Maureen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameI.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*McCarthy
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-586-5555
Effective Date Of Authority* Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-586-4892
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Since its establishment on June 25, 2001, the Committee met twice in FY 2001 and three times in 2002 to discuss the charge issued by the NNSA Administrator. The charge directed the Committee to review the current NNSA research and development portfolio, and to make strategic recommendations for strengthening NNSA leadership in science and technology. The Committee was asked to focus on experimental programs in the areas of Stockpile Stewardship and Nonproliferation Research and Engineering (see and to submit a Final Report by March 1, 2002. The first meeting, June 26-27, 2001, was designed to brief members on relevant programmatic issues and highlight areas of concern. The meeting also allowed the Committee to outline its strategic approach and operational workplan. Members agreed to establish two subcommittees -- the Defense Programs and Nuclear Nonproliferation Subcommittees – to examine their respective issues in more detail, and to report back to the full Committee. Subsequent meetings have been used for briefings and presentations to supply information to Committee members in support of NNSA tasking.
How is membership balanced?*Committee membership reflects an appropriately balanced and diverse membership among areas of technical know-how, various types of institutional affiliation, and geographic location. The membership is also balanced in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee anticipates holding four full Committee meetings per year, on an essentially quarterly basis. Subcommittees meet more frequently, including fact-finding visits and meetings prior to full Committee meetings. From its establishment in June 2001, through October 2002, the full Committee met five times. The NN and DP Subcommittees met as required. During full Committee meetings, the Subcommittees’ observations and proposed recommendations are presented, critiqued, and discussed by the full Committee, and help shape the Committee's recommendations to the Administrator.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is the only independent, advisory body charged with providing informed advice and recommendations directly to the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration on issues related to the NNSA Mission, including nonproliferation and stockpile stewardship, and their related technology, research and development. The outside experience this Committee brings to the NNSA does not exist anywhere else within the Department or Federal Government.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings involve discussion of restricted data and classified information specifically required by statute and Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national security. When possible, the Committee will open portions of meetings to the public.
Recommendation Remarks


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 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*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*NA
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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*$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*$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$0.00Est. 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-016920National Nuclear Security Administration Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017416National Nuclear Security Administration Advisory Committee2001