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Release No: 389-09
June 03, 2009

Defense Business Board Announces Schedule of NSPS Review

                The Defense Business Board’s task group created to review the National Security Personnel System announced its schedule of public meetings today.


                The meetings will be held June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and June 26 from 9 a.m. until noon, resuming from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hyatt-Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.  On June 25 the task group will invite experts who have previously testified before Congress on the NSPS.  On June 26 the task group will hear from select members of the public where the task group requires additional information or explanation regarding previously submitted written comments.  


                Members of the public are invited to attend and provide written comments. While comments will be accepted until June 26, comments received after June 18 may not arrive in time for task group consideration prior to the meeting.  Please refer to the Defense Business Board Web site, http://www.defenselink.mil/dbb under “NSPS Task Group” for specific instructions on submitting comments and additional information about the meeting.


                Written comments should be addressed to:


                Defense Business Board

                ATTN: Ms. Phyllis Ferguson

                2521 South Clark Street, Room 650

                Arlington, VA 22202


                The task group will present its findings to the Defense Business Board during a public meeting later this summer. The final report to the secretary of defense and the director, Office of Personnel Management is expected by the end of summer.


                The Defense Business Board, an independent advisory body that operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, was established to provide the secretary of defense independent advice and recommendations on effective management of the Department of Defense. The task group conducting the review of the NSPS is a subcommittee of the Defense Business Board.

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