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Federal Agency Coordinating Committee (FACC)

The Federal Agency Coordinating Committee (FACC) provides the interface between the IAB Chair and Deputy Chairs and the sponsoring Federal Government agencies. It coordinates the interests and initiatives of the federal community with the first responder community.
Mission

The FACC provides the interface between the IAB Chair and the sponsoring federal government agencies. It coordinates the interests and initiatives of the federal community with the first responder community.

The FACC provides the funding for operation of the IAB, representing both the previous structure and the transition to the new organization under the FACC. Multiple federal agency representation allows the IAB to maintain its independence as an organization as well as to best use the resources and expertise of the federal community.

Roles and Functions
  • Coordinate and leverage ongoing federal research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts to meet the responder requirements as identified by the IAB
  • Solicit and coordinate mission support for the IAB, which includes activities such as organizational staff support, contributory funding, project sponsors, meetings, technical support, the IAB business cycle, and resulting products
  • Meet with the IAB Chair on a regular basis to review SubGroup recommendations and actions
  • Meet to coordinate federal requirements for action by the IAB
  • Attend general membership meetings
  • Review and approve the annual operating budget for the IAB, and maintain a support staff to facilitate the operation of the IAB
Michael Walter's picture
FACC Chair
Michael Walter
Senior Bio Defense Adviser
DHS, Operations Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction