[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37685-37687]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15315]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0032]


DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office is seeking 
applicants for appointment to the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity 
Advisory Committee.

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DATES: Applications for membership must reach the Department of 
Homeland Security Privacy Office at the address below on or before July 
23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, please submit the 
documents described below to Shannon Ballard, Designated Federal 
Officer, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by either 
of the following methods:
     Email: PrivacyCommittee@hq.dhs.gov. Include the Docket 
Number (DHS-2012-0032) in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 235-0442

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Ballard, Designated Federal 
Officer, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department 
of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, by telephone (703) 235-
0780, by fax (703) 235-0442, or by email to 
PrivacyCommittee@hq.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory 
Committee is an advisory committee established in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C.A. 
App. 2. The Committee was established by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security under the authority of 6 U.S.C. 451 and provides advice at the 
request of the Secretary and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on 
programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological 
issues within DHS that relate to personally identifiable information 
(PII), as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. The 
duties of the Committee are solely advisory in nature. In developing 
its advice and recommendations, the Committee may, consistent with the 
requirements of the FACA, conduct studies, inquiries, workshops and 
seminars in consultation with individuals and groups in the private 
sector and/or other governmental entities. The Committee typically 
meets four times in a calendar year.
    Committee Membership: The DHS Privacy Office is seeking applicants 
for terms of three years from the date of appointment. Members are 
appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of the 
Department of Homeland Security, and must be specially qualified to 
serve on the Committee by virtue of their education, training, and 
experience in the fields of data protection, privacy, and/or emerging 
technologies. Pursuant to the FACA, the Committee's Charter requires 
that Committee membership be balanced to include:
    1. Individuals who are currently working in higher education, state 
or local government, or not-for-profit organizations;
    2. Individuals currently working in for-profit organizations 
including at least one who shall be familiar with the data privacy-
related issues addressed by small to medium enterprises; and
    3. Other individuals, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.
    Committee members serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as 
defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code. As such, they 
are subject to Federal conflict of interest laws and government-wide 
standards of conduct regulations. Members must annually file 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450) for review and 
approval by Department ethics officials. DHS may not release these 
reports or the information in them to the public except under an order 
issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy 
Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Committee members are also required to obtain and 
retain at least a secret-level security clearance as a condition of 
their appointment. Members are not compensated for their service on the 
Committee; however, while attending meetings or otherwise engaged in 
Committee business, members may receive travel expenses and per diem in 
accordance with Federal regulations.
    Committee History and Activities: All individuals interested in 
applying for Committee membership should review the history of the 
Committee's work. The Committee's charter and current membership, 
transcripts of Committee meetings, and all of the Committee's reports 
and recommendations to the Department are posted on the Committee's Web 
page on the DHS Privacy Office Web site (www.dhs.gov/privacy).
    Applying for Membership: If you are interested in applying for 
membership on the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, 
please submit the following documents to Shannon Ballard, Designated 
Federal Officer, at the address provided below within 30 days of the 
date of this notice:
    1. A current resume; and
    2. A letter that explains your qualifications for service on the 
Committee and describes in detail how your experience is relevant to 
the Committee's work.
    Your resume and your letter will be weighed equally in the 
application review process. Please note that by Administration policy 
individuals who are registered as Federal lobbyists are not eligible to 
serve on Federal advisory committees. If you are registered as a 
Federal lobbyist and you have actively lobbied at any time within the 
past two years, you are not eligible to apply for membership on the DHS 
Data Integrity and Privacy Advisory Committee. Applicants selected for 
membership will be required to certify, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746, 
that they are not registered as Federal lobbyists. Please send your 
documents to Shannon Ballard, Designated Federal Officer, DHS Data 
Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by either of the following 
methods:
     Email: PrivacyCommittee@hq.dhs.gov.
     Fax: (703) 235-0442.

Privacy Act Statement: DHS's Use of Your Information

    Authority:  DHS requests that you voluntarily submit this 
information under its following authorities: the Federal Records 
Act, 44 U.S.C. 3101; the FACA, 5 U.S.C.A. App. 2; and the Privacy 
Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

    Principal Purposes: When you apply for appointment to the DHS Data 
Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, DHS collects your name, 
contact information, and any other personal information that you submit 
in conjunction with your application. We will use this information to 
evaluate your candidacy for Committee membership. If you are chosen to 
serve as a Committee member, your name will appear in publicly-
available Committee documents, membership lists, and Committee reports.
    Routine Uses and Sharing: In general, DHS will not use the 
information you provide for any purpose other than the Principal 
Purposes, and will not share this information within or outside the 
agency. In certain circumstances, DHS may share this information on a 
case-by-case basis as required by law or as necessary for a specific 
purpose, as described in the DHS/ALL-009 Department of Homeland 
Security Advisory Committees System of Records Notice (October 3, 2008, 
73 FR 63181).
    Effects of Not Providing Information: You may choose not to provide 
the requested information or to provide only some of the information 
DHS requests. If you choose not to provide some or all of the requested 
information, DHS may not be able to consider your application for 
appointment to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
    Accessing and Correcting Information: If you are unable to access 
or correct this information by using the method that you originally 
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submit it, you may direct your request in writing to the DHS Chief FOIA 
Officer at foia@hq.dhs.gov. Additional instructions are available at 
http://www.dhs.gov/foia and in the DHS/ALL-002 Mailing and Other Lists 
System of Records referenced above.

    Dated: June 15, 2012.
Mary Ellen Callahan,
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
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