The office of the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO)Business Process and Systems Review (BPSR) requested IDAs assistance in answering two questions concerning DoD regulatory requirements for Federal Advisory Committees. The first question involved assessing how proposed legislative changes to the Federal Advisory Committee Act(FACA) would affect DoD. FACA defines how federal advisory committees operate and requires open meetings, chartering, public engagement, and reporting (P.L. 92-463. Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 1972). DoD was particularly interested in identifying the differences between DoD-originated provisions in its FACA processes and policy and regulatory requirements from external agencies. The second question concerned analyzing stakeholder feedback on the Federal Advisory Committee management process. DoD asked IDA to identify common themes in the feedback and determine whether DoD was able to control or influence potential solutions.