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DOD - 10725 - Defense Business Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Business BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number10725
Original Establishment Date1/2/2002Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date7/3/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director, Defense Business Board
Date Of Renewal Charter7/3/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameS
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hill
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 614-1834
Effective Date Of Authority*1/2/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 614-4365
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense (CMO), independent advice and recommendations on critical matters concerning the Department of Defense (DoD). The Board shall examine and advise on DoD management, business processes, and governance from a private sector perspective. The Board shall report to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense through the CMO. The CMO may act upon the Board’s advice and recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*The Board shall be composed of no more than 25 members. The members must possess the following: (a) a proven track record of sound judgment and business acumen in leading or governing large, complex private sector corporations or organizations and (b) a wealth of top-level, global business experience in the areas of executive management, corporate governance, audit and finance, human resources, economics, technology, or healthcare.
The DoD, in selecting potential candidates for the Board, reviews the educational and professional credentials of individuals and bases its selection on this review and the subject matters expected to be handled by the Board. The DoD has found that viewing the complex issues facing the DoD through a multidisciplinary advisory committee provides the DoD and, more importantly, the American public with a broader understanding of the issues which inform subsequent policy decisions.
Each Board member, based upon his or her individual and professional experiences, provides his or her best judgment on the matters before the Board, and he or she does so without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Board members who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees shall be appointed as experts or consultants pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 3109 to serve as special government employee (SGE) members. Those who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees shall be appointed pursuant to 41 C.F.R. § 102-3.130(a) to serve as regular government employee (RGE) members. The DoD, unless otherwise required by statute or Presidential directive, does not use representative members on DoD established or supported advisory committees.
Membership will be fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the Board. The Board’s membership balance is not static and the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense may change the membership based upon work assigned to the Board by the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the CMO.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board will meet at the call of the Board’s DFO, in consultation with the Board’s Chair and the CMO. The estimated number of meetings of the Board is at least four per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board provides the Secretary of Defense with outside private sector perspectives and lessons learned on business management, culture, principles, and practices not otherwise available to the Secretary from within the Department. The Board's diverse, executive-level, global business skills and experience ensure its findings and advice are applicable and appropriate to the challenges faced by the Secretary. These private sector best business practices are highly applicable to large, complex enterprises such as the DoD, and have helped the Department achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings typically are not closed to the public unless the DoD 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 Secretary, Deputy Secretary, or DoD Sponsor (DoD CMO) and only after consultation with the Office of the DoD GC.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentBusiness Processes Improvement
Improved Governance
Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe DBB is committed to develop recommendations that will assist the DoD realize significant cost savings through efficiencies realized. Specific cost savings are not calculated in DBB reports; however, its recommendations are based on private-industry best practices employed by leading edge companies which have realized cost savings and other efficiencies through instituting similar improvements.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*907Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment47 recommendations in FY2020Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentFull implementation of a Defense Business Board recommendation is estimated on level of acceptance of those contained in a report by the Secretary of Defense or Deputy Secretary of Defense.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPartial implementation of Defense Business Board recommendations is estimated by long-term post report analysis as many recommendations are of long range impact which require time to be effected Department wide.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Oversight of implementation of DBB recommendations is continuous. Many recommendations, if adopted, may not be measured for implementation within the same fiscal year as presented to the DoD, as the implementation of such requires more than a year's time to effect.Narrative Description*The Defense Business Board was established by the Secretary of Defense in 2001 to provide both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense with independent advice and recommendations on how “best business practices” from the private sector’s corporate management perspective might be applied to the overall management of DoD.The Board consists of not more than 25 private sector executives with a proven track record of sound judgment in managing or governing large complex corporations or entities and a wealth of global business experience. The Board provides the Secretary of Defense independent advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. The ultimate objective of this advice is to enhance the overall management and governance of the Department of Defense in order to realize savings through such efficiencies.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$575,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$600,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$12,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$30,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$216,184.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$248,500.00
Total Costs$803,184.00Est. Total Next FY*$878,500.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.00
Cost RemarksTravel costs were lower this FY than estimated due to COVID-19 restrictions in travel. Two quarterly meetings were held virtually reducing the reimbursement of travel costs by Board members.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Management Science
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Federal Employment
Federal Employees and Personnel
Federal Government
International Economic Policy
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
International Commerce and Investment


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035836Audit/Performance Data Use in Private Industry2020
 COM-035837DLA & DISA Agency Charters Review2020
 COM-035834DoD Chief Management Officer Assessment2020
 COM-035835Mentor Protege Program Assessment2020


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035709Defense Business Board2019
 COM-033067Defense Business Board2018
 COM-001427Defense Business Board2017
 COM-002893Defense Business Board2016
 COM-003490Defense Business Board2015
 COM-004992Defense Business Board2014
 COM-005607Defense Business Board2013
 COM-007109Defense Business Board2012
 COM-007730Defense Business Board2011
 COM-009261Defense Business Board2010
 COM-009791Defense Business Board2009
 COM-011219Defense Business Board2008
 COM-011729Defense Business Board2007
 COM-013091Defense Business Board2006
 COM-013585Defense Business Board2005
 COM-015087Defense Business Board2004
 COM-015485Defense Business Practice Implementation Board2003
 COM-017026Defense Business Practice Implementation Board2002