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DOD - 389 - U.S. Army Science Board - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Army Science BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number389
Original Establishment Date8/12/1954Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://asb.army.mil/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date5/21/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director, Army Science Board
Date Of Renewal Charter5/21/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Heather
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Gerard
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Department of DefenseDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 545-8652
Effective Date Of Authority*12/8/1977Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*heather.j.gerard.civ@mail.mil
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Army Science Board (ASB)shall provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to (a) the Army’s scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition, logistics, and business management functions; (b) environmental and water resource management issues involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to include the Military Program and the Civil Works Program; and (c) other Department of the Army-related matters as determined by the Secretary of the Army.
How is membership balanced?*The Board shall be composed of not more than 20 members who are prominent authorities in one or more of the following disciplines: science; technology; manufacturing; acquisition; logistics; business management functions natural (e.g., biology, ecology), social (e.g., anthropology, community planning), and related sciences; and other matters of special interest to the Department of the Army. The ASB is balanced across both the technical specialties needed to perform ASB studies, and across the sector in which they work, with a view to obtaining a balance across small businesses, medium to large businesses, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers and non-profit organizations, and academia.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Army Science Board holds a General Membership Meeting each year for all current members to discuss the annual study topic and form into panels to tackle the work involved in researching the issue and formulating a report. Additionally, the annual General Membership Meeting is the forum to educate new members about administrative requirements, to update member knowledge of current Army activities, hear from other Service and DoD boards, and review report findings and recommendations. Every opportunity is taken to conduct business asynchronously via e-mail. Teleconferences are also used to reduce travel costs. All physical meetings are carefully planned in advance with published agendas to ensure mission focus and judicious use of the time available.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary of Defense has determined that no other DoD advisory committee can provide the independent advice provided by the board to the Secretary of the Army on complex scientific and technical issues facing the Department of the Army.
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-1). Pursuant to DoD policy, closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor (i.e., the Secretary of the Army), after consultation with the Office of the Army General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksAnnually, ASB holds a Board meeting to deliberate and vote on recommendations generated by its subcommittees. As of January 2020, the Board presented three scientific studies. The final reports are underway as of the submission of this Annual Comprehensive Review.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*1,677Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY20, the Board submitted 46 recommendations. Because the numbers reflected in the GSA database for the ASB do not appear to be accurate, the ASB has initiated a full audit/inventory of all ASB study recommendations to determine the correct number of recommendations for all years. This will take time to go through each study the ASB has ever executed. The ASB’s estimate is 1677 cumulative to 2020 with 46 recommendations for the year 2020. These numbers will be refined in 2021.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*36.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNumber of adopted recommendations remained to be determined. The Army Science Board (ASB) Secretariat plans to track actions taken by sponsors and commands to adopt ASB recommendations through the Army's Chief Management Officer as respective Army organization have sufficient time to implement.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*44.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNumber of adopted recommendations remained to be determined. The Army Science Board (ASB) Secretariat plans to track actions taken by sponsors and commands to adopt ASB recommendations through the Army's Chief Management Officer as respective Army organization have sufficient time to implement.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Army Science Board (ASB) Secretariat receives input from the study sponsors in the Army Secretariat, Army General Staff and Army Commands regarding the ASB activies.Narrative Description*The Army Science Board provides independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Army’s scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition, logistics, and business management functions, as well as other Department of the Army related matters as determined by the Secretary of the Army,
Hide Section - COSTS

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*$285,666.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$440,941.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$216,098.08Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$350,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,237.38Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$50,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,304,686.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,977,000.00
Total Costs$1,811,687.46Est. Total Next FY*$2,817,941.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*4.00
Cost RemarksDue to COVID-19, the board had lower travel cost than expected for FY20.Est Cost RemarksEstimated "other costs" includes contracts.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Engineering
Mathematics
Statistics
Aviation
Aviation
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Materials Research
Microbiology
Physics
Business
Industry
Management Science
Manufacturing
Computer Technology
Applications
Computers
Information Technology
Internet
Semiconductors
Systems Engineering
Technology
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Privacy
Education
Training
Energy
Energy
Fuel
Fuel Transportation
Nuclear Power
Environment
Earth Sciences
Environmental Issues
Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
Waste Disposal
Food and Drugs
Biotechnology
Food and Drugs
Medical Devices
Health
Biodefense
Health Care
Physical Fitness
Radiation Protection
Treatment
Justice
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
Legislation
Legislation
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
Medicine and Dentistry
Radioactive Materials
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Research
Basic Research
Research and Development
Research and Statistics
Research and Statistics
Science and Technology
Innovation
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Space
Space and Aeronautics
Transportation
Surface and Vehicular Transportation
Water
Water Use
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032334Basic Sciences and Disruptive Technologies2020
 COM-032288Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Subcommittee2020
 COM-031478Systems Engineering, Integration, and Sustainment2020
 COM-032289Weapon Systems2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035684U.S. Army Science Board2019
 COM-033062U.S. Army Science Board2018
 COM-001393U.S. Army Science Board2017
 COM-002896U.S. Army Science Board2016
 COM-003572U.S. Army Science Board2015
 COM-005004U.S. Army Science Board2014
 COM-005544U.S. Army Science Board2013
 COM-007122U.S. Army Science Board2012
 COM-007695U.S. Army Science Board2011
 COM-009365U.S. Army Science Board2010
 COM-009818U.S. Army Science Board2009
 COM-011176U.S. Army Science Board2008
 COM-011710U.S. Army Science Board2007
 COM-013080U.S. Army Science Board2006
 COM-013571U.S. Army Science Board2005
 COM-014961U.S. Army Science Board2004
 COM-015474U.S. Army Science Board2003
 COM-017112U.S. Army Science Board2002
 COM-017413U.S. Army Science Board2001
 COM-018951U.S. Army Science Board2000
 COM-019244U.S. Army Science Board1999
 COM-020858U.S. Army Science Board1998
 COM-021191U.S. Army Science Board1997