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
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
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
(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.