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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameGulf War Expert Scientific Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2000Committee Number1778
Original Establishment Date10/26/1993Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/10/1999Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date11/10/1997Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter11/10/1999Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/16/1999Designated Federal Officer First Name*Robert
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE.
Specific Termination AuthoritySecretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Allen
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENCY, by direction of Sec. for VA.Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-273-8451
Effective Date Of Authority*10/26/1993Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-273-9080
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*dr.robert.allen@mail.va.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*There were no activities to report. The charter was not renewed for this Committee. The Committee was replaced with the newly formed Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Continuation of the existing Gulf War Expert Scientific Advisory Committee would result in duplication of effort. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses is required under section 104 of Public Law 105-368. This Committee will provide advice to the Persian Gulf Veterans' Coordinating Board's Research Working Group on issues such as proposed research studies, research plans or research strategies relating to health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater or operations during the Persian Gulf War.
How is membership balanced?*The diversification of the Committee's membership included: Veterans Service Organizations' representatives, physicians from different medical school systems, together with VA physicians, members with other doctoral degrees and members of other federal organizations. Additionally, the membership provided geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, veteran status, period of service and branch of service.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee was scheduled to meet once per quarter or otherwise as needed, as determined by the Chief Public Health and Environmental Hazards Officer.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Advice and recommendations were received from a variety of sources on a variety of topics all related to the Gulf War experience. The Committee was required to review these diverse views and variety of data to finally recommend a reasonable strategy for the Department in clinical care, educational and research programs that involves the Gulf War experience. Further, the Committee membership had specific knowledge and expertise on the details of issues discussed. Hence, additional training and discussions were not needed to obtain relevant and useful advice, as would be the case if information was obtained on an ad hoc basis.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings were open to the press and public except for the times when individual medical records of specific patients and identifiable patient medical histories were discussed.
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback CommentNarrative Description*
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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*$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
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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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-019979Gulf War Expert Scientific Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020207Gulf War Expert Scientific Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021835Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee1997