Business Meeting

By Sebastian Sprenger / September 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM

The Defense Business Board is slated to meet on Oct. 17 to discuss the findings of a task group charged with identifying “major business issues” that should be tackled in the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review, according to a Federal Register notice. Also on the agenda is an update from a separate working group dedicated to “more effective partnership” with industry, according to the release.

Members of the QDR task group were previously scheduled to present their recommendations at a July meeting, but the work was still incomplete at the time. The QDR began earlier this month, which means the business board recommendations will reach the review as it is already in high gear.

"The task group should consider the trends in the following areas: macroeconomic environment; technology; energy, resource use, and availability; personnel and health care costs; and information technology," Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wrote in the DBB study's terms of reference when he commissioned the study in May.