AA&E Interagency Coordination Group Meeting Summary
The Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) Interagency Coordination Group (ICG) met on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at LMI’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Action items from the meeting and an attendee list can be found at the end of this summary.
Mr. Fred Schutz, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Transportation Policy) (OUSD [TP]), opened the meeting with welcoming remarks. Mr. Schutz reiterated the primary objectives of the meeting which include:
review status of the DoD AA&E Implementation Plan,
review roles, responsibilities, and expectations,
identify and discuss any new issues,
discuss Sub-Group efforts,
obtain ICG feedback.
In terms of progress, Mr. Schutz reported that eight of the fourteen total AIPs have been completed (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12). He noted, however, that some of the completed AIPs have “follow-on tasks”; therefore, some of the completed AIPs will be treated as on-going until the follow-on tasks are completed. AIP 9 will continue to remain open for new initiatives.
Mr. Schutz reported that the following key products were delivered since the December 2007 meeting:
Improving the Intransit Safety and Security of AA&E while in FMS Distribution Channels (May 2008)
REPSHIP, TRANSPORTATION CLOSEOUT, and TRANSPORTATION DISCREPANCY REPORTING: Integrating, Standardizing and Automating Processes for AA&E Shipments (March 2008)
He also reported the following progress from the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) since the last meeting:
AA&E Interagency Coordination Group Minutes – June 3, 2008