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DOD D 5105.18

1990 Edition, August 7, 2012

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DoD Intergovernmental and Intragovernmental Committee Management Program

Includes all amendments and changes through Change 1, August 7, 2012

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PURPOSE. This Instruction:

a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5105.18 (Reference (a)) as a DoD Instruction (DoDI) in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5105.53 (Reference (b)). b. Establishes policy, provides procedures, and assigns responsibilities for the DoD Intergovernmental and Intragovernmental Committee Management Program.


a. This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").

b. Nothing in this Instruction shall:

(1) Limit or restrict the free exchange of information, advice, and ideas between representatives of the DoD Components and other Federal agencies through ad hoc or occasional meetings or other means.

(2) Apply to any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, subcommittee or other subgroup, or any other similar types of groups that are:

(a) DoD intergovernmental and intragovernmental committees that are intended to or actually operate for less than 12 months.

(b) DoD-supported Federal advisory committees subject to the provisions of DoDI 5105.04 (Reference (c)).

(c) Internal DoD staff meetings, any accident investigation boards, safety mishap boards, flying evaluation boards, or medical evaluation boards; or boards to select members of the Military Services for promotion, reassignment, education, training, separation, or retirement.

(d) Organizations created by a non-Federal entity (such as a contractor or private organization) and not actually managed or controlled by an officer or employee of the Federal Government.

(e) Meetings initiated by one or more Federal officials with more than one other individual to obtain advice from individual attendees and not for the purpose of utilizing the group to obtain consensus advice or recommendations.

(f) Local civic groups whose primary function is that of rendering a public service with respect to a Federal program or any State or local committee, council, board, commission, or similar group established to advise or make recommendations to State or local officials or agencies.