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DOD - 84609 - Defense Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameDefense Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Sexual MisconductAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84609
Original Establishment Date11/30/2020Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date11/30/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DAC-PSM Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter11/30/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date11/30/2025Designated Federal Officer First Name*Suzanne
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityPublic Law 116-92 § 550BDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Holroyd
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 116-92 § 550BDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 232-8863
Effective Date Of Authority*12/20/2019Designated Federal Officer Fax*N/A
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Pursuant to section 550B(c)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (“the FY 2020 NDAA”), the Defense Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct (DAC PSM) shall review, on an ongoing basis, the following:
a) Closed cases involving allegations of sexual assault described in § 550B(c)(1) of the FY 2020 NDAA.
b) Efforts of institutions of higher education to prevent sexual assault among students.
c) Any other information or matters that the committee or the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate.

In addition to the reviews required by § 550B(c)(2) of the FY 2020 NDAA, for purposes of providing advice to the Secretary of Defense, the DAC PSM shall also consult and coordinate with the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces on matters of joint interest to the two advisory committees as directed by § 550B(c)(3) of the FY 2020 NDAA.
How is membership balanced?*In accordance with § 550B(b) of the FY 2020 NDAA, the DAC PSM shall consist of not more than 20 members, appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among individuals who have an expertise appropriate for the work of the DAC PSM, including at least one individual with each expertise as follows:

a) Expertise in the prevention of sexual assault and behaviors on the sexual assault continuum of harm.
b) Expertise in adverse behaviors, including the prevention of suicide and the prevention of substance abuse.
c) Expertise in the change of culture of large organizations.
d) Expertise in implementation science.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*2 meetings per year
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Required by statute.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed-meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor, who is the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and only after consultation with the appropriate General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksThe DAC-PSM held one meeting in FY22 (Aug 22, 2022).


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review* 
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentThe DAC PSM was not established by Congress to examine fiscal or budgetary matters.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations were submitted in FY 2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Not applicable yet.Narrative Description*By the end of FY22, the DAC-PSM had not prepared any recommendations for the Department's consideration. Following approval to restart after the Zero-Based review, Members were sworn in Aug 1, 2022, and not undertaken recommendation development prior to the end of FY22.
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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*$122,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$389,000.00
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*$60,000.00
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*$35,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$234,035.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$802,470.00
Total Costs$356,035.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,286,470.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/16/2022 9:37 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est Cost RemarksPer Charter (Section 7):
"Estimated Annual Operating Costs: The estimated annual operating cost, to include travel, meetings, and contract support, is approximately $945,000."

Payments to contract support ("Other costs") provide the Committee with meeting support, research and data gathering, analytics, and assistance with developing, publishing, and distributing report.
Cost RemarksThe DAC PSM Charter included estimated annual operating cost, to include travel, meetings, and contract support, of approximately $945,000. However, due to the Zero-Based Review, the DAC PSM was only operational during a portion of FY22. As a result, contract support ("Other costs") reflect only a portion of FY22 (June 15-Sept 30, 2022). Payments to contracts support provided the DAC PSM with meeting support, research, and data gathering.  
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Interest Areas

Schools and Academic Institutions
Federal Government
National Defense
National Security and Defense


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039164Defense Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct2021