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DOD - 73529 - Education for Seapower Advisory Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameEducation for Seapower Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number73529
Original Establishment Date3/31/2010Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date6/24/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter6/24/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kelly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Van Niman
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Director for Administration and Management MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 695-7296
Effective Date Of Authority*3/31/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*
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 assesses the effectiveness of both schools in accomplishing their mission. The provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and/or Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Navy, on matters relating to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Naval War College (NWC) which include, but are not limited to, organizational management, curricula and methods of instruction, facilities, issues of accreditation, and other aspect of the organization and management of these programs.
Before making an assignment, detail, or selection of an individual for the positions of President, Provost and Academic Deans of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Secretary of the Navy consults with the Committee.
How is membership balanced?*The Board shall be composed of no more than 10 members, who are eminent authorities in the fields of academia, business, national defense and security, the defense industry, and research and analysis. Not less than 50 percent of Board members shall be eminent authorities in the field of academia. The Chief of Naval Personnel/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education and the Commanding General, U.S Marine Corps Training and Education Command shall serve as ex-officio members of the Board, having voting rights and counting toward the Board’s total membership.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The varied backgrounds of all board members provides the Secretary of the Navy with a level of insight and experience, with a degree of detachment and a civilian sense of responsibility which cannot be duplicated internally.The board advises the Secretary of the Navy on naval graduate education programs. At the meetings a complete and independent evaluation of the school's established goals and mission is accomplished. Additionally, the two subcommittees are required for both schools' accreditation.
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 Secretary of the Navy or designee, and only after consultation with the appropriate General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksWhile there is one (1) FTE associated with support of this committee in FY20, this represents 3 individuals - the DFO, an ADFO at the Naval Postgraduate School and an ADFO at the Naval War College. In FY20, the DFO also served as the GFO for the Navy.

This committee is allowed to meet twice a year per the committee charter, as are its two subcommittees. The Subcommittees meet on-site at their respective schools. The parent Committee meets in Washington, DC. Members travel from various places within the United States.

All related costs to this Committee and its Subcommittees are captured in the Committee Costs section. There are no costs input into the Subcommittee Costs tab.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe NPS and the NWC are able to maintain regional accreditations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentAn external board is required by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College (NWC) regional accrediting associations.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentWhile we are not able to determine exact cost savings, the advice provided by this Board to the Secretary of the Navy is significant.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*37Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Board did not meet in FY20.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*45.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment1. The Board received the full Navy Inspector General Report and met with the Secretary of Navy in person to discuss findings. 2. The Secretary of Navy appointed VADM (Ret) Ronald Route as President of the NPS. 3. ASN M&RA Memorandum of 15 April 2014 effectively closes the administrative loop on the 2012 NAVINSGEN Report. 4. Senior Navy Leadership have taken appropriate steps to emphasize the importance of the NPS to the Navy and to the Nation in the wake of the 2012 Inspector General report. 5. The Navy has conferred Flagship Institution status for the NPS and the NWC. 6. NPS has developed a formal exit interview program for departing faculty members with reason tracking. 7. There is now a tenure process at the Naval War College. 8. Navy issued full closure on the IG Report of 2012. 9. Secretary of Navy agreed that NPS Faculty should put papers forward proposing the work they want to do and he will assist. 10. NPS President now has the ability to accept gifts from its Foundation up to $250,000. 11. Secretary of the Navy has formed an eleven member NPS President Search Committee to include several members of the Board of Advisors to put forth a candidate for his consideration and a new Naval Postgraduate School President has been appointed. 12. The hiring freeze has been lifted this FY and NPS is now able to add faculty to the staff. 13. Many of the authorities have been restored to NPS leadership and the climate at the school is improving. 14. The Department of Navy has established the new position of Chief Learning Officer which will be filled in 2019. 15. The Board was provided the Navy's Education for Seapower Study report by Secretary Spencer. 16. The Board has received a copy of the Dept of Navy General Counsel's Memorandum offering legal interpretation of the appropriate relationship between the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. 17. The Navy has outlined, defined, and granted status to the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College as Flagship Institutions. 18. The Work Acceptance Process has been well defined and accepted by the Naval Postgraduate School. 19. There is now a functioning faculty council group at the Naval War College. 20. The Navy developed the POA&M for NPS Sailing Directions.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment1. Change to policy to allow enlisted service members access to postgraduate, resident education at NPS in the cyber warfare program.2. Navy leadership is moving forward to fill vacancies of the NPS/NWC BOA and its subcommittees. Three new members have been appointed within the last year.3. NAV OJAG and NAVINSGEN will work with NWC to provide a timeline for completion, strengthen the submissions, and forward the packages for the educational institutions time and attendance and copyright issues packages for legislative approval. 4. The Navy has placed renewed emphasis on timely vetting of new board members and reapprovals of sitting members.
5. The Naval War College has summarized the space shortages on campus and provided white paper on impacts to students. 6. Navy is currently reviewing the NPS President's Sailing Directions memo for full implementation. The majority of recommendations have been approved—some recommendations are pre-decisional or absorbed into other Navy initiatives. 7. The Monterey Cybersecurity Institute initiative is currently being reviewed and considered by Navy. 8. A review by Navy sponsors and Navy Leadership is underway of Center for Civil Military Relations (CCMR) and NPS relationship. 9. Naval Postgraduate School is currently forming partnerships with other academic and industry. 10. The Navy is clearing the way to permit the Naval Postgraduate School to be aligned with academic and industrial enterprises. 11. The Navy is working with proper legal authorities to enable the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation to help support the Monterey Cybersecurity Institute.
Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Secretary of the Navy, Undersecretary of Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant Marine Corps are invited to each meeting to brief the Board on new issues and to provide feedback on prior Board recommendations. Agency feedback is also provided by memorandum to the Board.Narrative Description*
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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*$15,092.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$153,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$222,000.00
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*$68,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$22,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$6,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$12,500.00
Total Costs$153,500.00Est. Total Next FY*$346,092.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Cost RemarksThe Board did not meet in FY20Est Cost RemarksEstimating that the parent committee, and each subcommittee will meet twice in FY21.
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032326Naval Postgraduate School2020
 COM-032053Naval War College2020


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035720Education for Seapower Advisory Board2019
 COM-033081Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2018
 COM-001421Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2017
 COM-002931Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2016
 COM-003580Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2015
 COM-005007Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2014
 COM-005617Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2013
 COM-007112Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2012
 COM-007701Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2011
 COM-009317Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College2010