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National Archives Federal Advisory Committees

An advisory committee is defined by the Federal Advisory Committee Act as any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, or other similar group, or any subcommittee or other subgroup that is established or used by the Federal Government to obtain advice or recommendations and is not composed solely of full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees.

The following active Federal Advisory Committees, both statutory, Presidentially-directed, and discretionary, report to NARA. Throughout the years, these committees have provided countless hours of advice and guidance to the agency.

The National Archives' active Federal Advisory Committees are:


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