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HHS - 33551 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and ResponseAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number33551
Original Establishment Date11/5/2007Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.cdc.gov/phpr/bsc/index.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*21
Current Charter Date11/5/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Public Health Practice,Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR),
Date Of Renewal Charter11/5/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kimberly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lochner
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixScD
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.§ 217a) as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(404) 718-3420
Effective Date Of Authority*1/22/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*(404) 639-7977
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*kdl4@cdc.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), HHS; the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the Director, Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR, formerly OPHPR), concerning strategies and goals for preparedness and response activities pertaining to programs and research within the divisions and monitors the overall strategic direction and focus of the divisions and offices. The Board also may administer and oversee peer-review of CPR scientific programs. The Board may perform second-level peer review of applications for grants-in-aid for research and research training activities, cooperative agreements, and research contract proposals relating to the broad areas within the office. Second level peer review and review of other agreements or research contract proposals have not been scheduled at this time. The Board also utilizes working groups to facilitate its work. Currently the CPR BSC has one working group addressing biosafety and containment of polioviruses.
How is membership balanced?*CPR identified the need to have a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of experts to serve on the Board. The disciplines represented on the Board include business, crisis leadership, emergency response and management, epidemiology, health policy and management, laboratory science, medicine, mental and behavioral health, public health practice, risk communication, and social science. The Board members represent a geographic mix and a diverse sampling of professional backgrounds [academic, medical, government (national, state and local) and private not-for-profit]. CPR continues to identify and solicit nominees who represent a wide variety of ethnic and minority groups, as well as maintain and increase the geographic balance to obtain the broadest representation of different points of views.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The current charter specifies two meetings per calendar year. The BSC met in-person in January 2020 (one day) and due to COVID-19, virtually via Zoom webinar in July 2020 (one day) and continues to plan for at least two meetings each year. Meetings were open to the public in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and Federal Advisory Committee Act. Agenda topics for the meetings can be found in the Meetings section of this report. Meeting minutes are published on-line (https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/bsc/meetingminutes.htm).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Director, CPR, and CDC are committed to increasing the application of science and science-based principles into public health preparedness and response. This advisory group helps create and support a transparent, multi-disciplinary process for CPR to continuously improve processes, programs, and vision through the input of the Board. The Board’s input and recommendations are essential to provide advice and consultation on current and future research priorities; monitor program quality improvement initiatives; and promote innovation and alternative approach consideration related to the areas of CPR’s responsibility. The CPR OPHPR can engage in the process for program review, oversee the conduct of the review, and provide recommendations to CPR and CDC.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNo formal reports are required of this committee at this time.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction 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 CommentIt is anticipated that recommendations will impact CPR priorities, resource allocation, and other strategic program decisions.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review CommentNot applicable at this time.
Number Of Recommendations*290Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY 2020, the BSC CPR made 3 formal recommendations regarding biosafety and polio containment. Based on activity of the Biological l Agent Containment Working Group, at the January 2020 meeting, Board members voted to endorse a U.S. National Authority for Containment of Poliovirus (NAC) policy related to biorisk management systems and risk assessment in U.S. Polio Essential Facilities. In addition, at the July 2020 meeting, the Board recommended to sunset the Biological Agent Containment workgroup and establish the Polio Containment workgroup. The Board continues to provide recommendations that further promote and enhance strategic progress throughout the CPR Divisions and Offices. All applicable recommendations are presented to the respective CPR Office/Division or CDC Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs) and updates to recommendations may be requested and reviewed by the BSC at the next scheduled meeting. If warranted, responses are presented as agenda items and discussed at the next scheduled meeting. To date, the Board has held 27 meetings. In FY19 the Board made 3 recommendations based on findings from the Biological Agent Containment workgroup. The Board also has made recommendations on external peer reviews of OPHPR (now CPR) programs resulting in a total of 145 formal recommendations. Of the 145 recommendations, 10 were in reference to Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) 2020 Report and brought to a vote during the April 2-3, 2013 BSC Meeting. The 10 recommendations were accepted for action by OPHPR. The Board deliberated and provided 19 additional recommendations to OPHPR in January 2012 following an external review of OPHPR’s Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers completed on August 9-12, 2011. In 2011, the Board approved a total of 58 recommendations in two separate meetings. On April 22, 2011, the Board approved 45 recommendations from the external peer review of OPHPR’s Division of Emergency Operations conducted on January 26-28, 2010. On August 14-15, 2011, the Board approved 4 recommendations from the external peer review of OPHPR’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile conducted on July 28-30, 2009; and 9 recommendations from the external peer review of OPHPR’s CPR’s Career Epidemiology Field Officer Program completed on June 29-July 1, 2011. An external peer review for OPHPR’s Division of State and Local Readiness completed on September 15-17, 2009 resulted in 15 recommendations from the Board which were approved on April 27, 2010. On April 27, 2009, 14 recommendations were approved by the Board following the first external review of the OPHPR Fiscal Allocation Process program conducted on February 25-27, 2009. An additional 29 recommendations made during the August 13-14, 2009 Board meeting resulted from the external review of OPHPR’s Division of Select Agents and Toxins.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*54.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentCPR's programs continue to take actions to implement the remaining recommendations and will report progress to the Board as applicable.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*41.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll recommendations have been considered. Formal and informal BSC recommendations that have not been implemented are a result of CPR's mission and scope, resource limitations, or other programmatic or policy issues that limit implementation.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact DFO by email at OPHPR.BSC.Questions@cdc.gov.
Agency Feedback Comment*Annual reporting by CPR programs to the Board on actions taken to implement recommendations and advice are part of the review process that is deliberated on and approved by the Board. Programs that undergo external review by the Board are expected to provide a formal response after the Board deliberates and makes it recommendations. Since the Board usually meets twice per year, there could be up to a six-month lag time between completion of a program review and deliberation by the Board.Narrative Description*The Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR), provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH); the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and to the Director, CPR, concerning strategies and goals for preparedness and response activities pertaining to programs and research within the divisions and monitor the overall strategic director and focus of the divisions and offices. The Board may also administer and oversee peer review of CPR scientific programs.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,137.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$11,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$2,620.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$7,860.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$188,585.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$164,849.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$5,141.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$15,197.00
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$2,048.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$38,573.00
Total Costs$200,531.00Est. Total Next FY*$237,479.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.45Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.20
Cost RemarksCosts difference reflects a decrease in the number of in-person meetings held, and lower administrative and staff costs.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Management Science
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Disaster Assistance
Earthquake, Flood, and Fire Hazards and Administration
Health
Biodefense
Public Health
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Research
Research and Development
Social Sciences
Risk Communication
Social Sciences
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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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-036689Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2019
 COM-034904Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2018
 COM-001626Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2017
 COM-002278Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2016
 COM-003769Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2015
 COM-004745Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2014
 COM-006094Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2013
 COM-006590Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2012
 COM-008038Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2011
 COM-008661Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response2010
 COM-010319Board of Scientific Counselors, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response2009
 COM-011003Board of Scientific Counselors, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response2008