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DOD - 383 - Advisory Group on Electron Devices - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Group on Electron DevicesAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number383
Original Establishment Date3/13/1974Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2006Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date4/20/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter4/20/2008Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date4/19/2008Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Stubstad
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*DoD DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 588-7442
Effective Date Of Authority*3/13/1974Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-588-7560
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Electron devices play a critical role in military systems in determining overall system performance, reliability and, to a large degree, life cycle costs. Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Wisnieff, Chairman of the Advisory Group on Electron Devices (AGED) plays a key role in strengthening the defense posture of the United States by: --Helping to facilitate the development and maintenance of a comprehensive DoD electronics strategy so that our warfighters have access to the capabilities they need to accomplish their missions. --Providing advice on a continuing basis regarding electron device technologies for the Department of Defense, paying particular attention to technologies which will advance the defense capabilities of the warfighter. --Providing advice on the technology aspects of critical electronic components for the defense electronic supply base. --Advising on significant advances or discoveries in new areas or on anticipated barrier problems that may affect new warfighter capabilities. --Advising on electron device development impact on DoD systems, technical objectives and military payoffs. A key feature of the AGED is its use of consultants from industry and academia to provide expertise and experience in critical electronic and photonic technology areas of interest to DoD. These consultants, together with the AGED's government members, provide a unique and valuable contribution that is not available solely from government representatives. The AGED successfully provides a medium for the interchange of information among the DoD, other interested Federal Government Agencies, and Government contractors. The AGED has sponsored numerous Special Technology Area Reviews (STARs) aimed at providing DoD with background and insight necessary to competently formulate its technology investment strategy. A STAR on Low Volume High Performance Integrated Circuit Production was conducted on 26-27 October 2005. Its objective was to provide insight and information that may assist the Department of Defense (DoD) in defining and pursuing a revolutionary new capability for the creation of low volume highly flexible high performance integrated circuit production capabilities. In addition, a STAR on Superconducting Technologies was conducted on 1-2 March 2006. The purpose of this STAR was to provide insight and information that may assist the Department of Defense (DoD) in understanding the maturity, potential benefits, and limiting features of digital and mixed signal Superconducting Technologies and to identify and prioritize DoD focus on the identification of applications that may take advantage of this technology. The AGED continues to provide the department a valuable mechanism to evaluate advanced electronic and photonic technologies for applications to defense needs.
How is membership balanced?*The AGED provides balanced points of view both with regard to the fields of interest with respect to military-academic-industrial outlooks regarding how to best sustain the DoD's position in advanced electron device technology. The AGED membership reflects a broad spectrum of electronics and photonics technology expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The AGED meets approximate 6 times per year. The AGED also has approximately 4 Special Technology Area Reviews (STARs) per year. The frequency allows orderly and realistic workloads, including review of Service-sponsored electron device programs. Meetings, deliberations, reports and recommendations are structured to keep pace with evolving future military needs.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The AGED has been unique throughout its operation, bringing together top government laboratory and management personnel with experienced people from industry and academia to provide expert advice to the Director, Defense Research and Engineering. Its consultant members are leaders in industry and academia. Many are Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), members of the National Academy of Engineering and have been accorded recognition by their peers for outstanding professional contributions. AGED's ongoing interactive process between Government, industry and academic leaders in electronics technology allows DoD to achieve the best value from its investments in electronics R&D.
Why close or partially close meetings?It is necessary to close the AGED meetings because of the high probability that discussions will involve classified matters of national security. Military user requirements and systems that utilize technologies addressed by AGED are classified and discussed during AGED meetings and studies. These discussions cannot be reasonably aggregated from other topics without seriously diminishing the effectiveness of the meeting.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee issued no reports in fiscal year 2006.

The salary costs of and travel expenses for full-time federal employee members of this advisory committee are provided by their respective organizations. They spend only a small fraction of their time at committee meetings.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is the number of recommendations since the AGED was reformated with a new charted in 2004.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThis is the number of recommendations since the AGED was reformated with a new charted in 2004.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentDTIC
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is provided by the DFO.Narrative Description*AGED supports DDR&E's mission by bringing together experts from industry,academia, and the Services and Agencies. This synergistic approach enables the group to analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations on key DoD scientific and technology issues related to electronics and photonics.
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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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$7,550.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$10,000.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$155,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$245,000.00
Total Costs$162,550.00Est. Total Next FY*$255,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013594Advisory Group on Electron Devices2005
 COM-015006Advisory Group on Electron Devices2004
 COM-015446Advisory Group on Electron Devices2003
 COM-016993Advisory Group on Electron Devices2002
 COM-017367Advisory Group on Electron Devices2001
 COM-019079Advisory Group on Electron Devices2000
 COM-019408Advisory Group on Electron Devices1999
 COM-020852Advisory Group on Electron Devices1998
 COM-021271Advisory Group on Electron Devices1997