[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 65393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26325]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0063]


President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of an Open Federal Advisory 
Committee Teleconference.

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SUMMARY: The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 
Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Monday, November 5, 2012, via a 
conference call. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The NSTAC will meet Monday, November 5, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 
3:15 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee 
has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via a conference call. For access 
to the conference bridge, contact Ms. Deirdre Gallop-Anderson by email 
at deirdre.gallop-anderson@hq.dhs.gov by 5:00 p.m. October 29, 2012.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Documents associated with the 
issues to be discussed during the conference will be available at 
www.ncs.gov/nstac for review by October 30, 2012. Written comments must 
be received by the NSTAC Designated Federal Officer no later than 
November 19, 2012, and may be submitted by any one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting written comments.
     Email: NSTAC@hq.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the 
subject line of the email message.
     Fax: (703) 235-4981.
     Mail: Alternate Designated Federal Officer, National 
Communications System, National Protection and Programs Directorate, 
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0615, 
Arlington, VA 20598-0615.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket, including all documents and 
comments received by the NSTAC, go to www.regulations.gov.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on November 
5, 2012, from 2:15 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. Speakers who wish to participate 
in the public comment period must register in advance no later than 
October 29, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. by emailing Deirdre Gallop-Anderson at 
deirdre.gallop-anderson@hq.dhs.gov. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to three minutes and will speak in order of registration 
as time permits. Please note that the public comment period may end 
before the time indicated, following the last call for comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen F. Woodhouse, NSTAC Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, telephone 
(703) 235-4900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). 
The NSTAC advises the President on matters related to national security 
and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications policy.
    Agenda: The NSTAC members will receive an update on progress made 
to date by the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) 
Subcommittee as well as an update regarding the work of the Secure 
Government Communications Subcommittee. The committee is not taking any 
action on the work of these subcommittees at this meeting. The NPSBN 
Subcommittee is currently examining any NS/EP policy that should be 
considered when facilitating priority access across a diverse community 
of potential users of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, 
particularly during NS/EP events. Additionally, they are reviewing 
policy changes that could possibly encourage the innovative evolution 
of NS/EP functions by or through the NPSBN. The Secure Government 
Communications Scoping Subcommittee is charged with examining how 
commercial-off-the-shelf technologies and private sector best practices 
can be used to secure unclassified communications between and among 
Federal civilian departments and agencies.
    Additionally, NSTAC members will discuss and vote on their 
Executive Letter to the President regarding their review of the 
Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity and 
Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). This review was conducted 
June 2012--September 2012 and will provide the President with an 
assessment of whether the NCCIC has developed in ways consistent with 
previous NSTAC recommendations.
    The FACA requires that notices of meetings of advisory committees 
be announced in the Federal Register 15 days prior to the meeting date. 
A notice of the meeting of the NSTAC is being published in the Federal 
Register with less than 15 days notice due to an effort to assure the 
accuracy and validity of the NSTAC meeting agenda and contents. NSTAC 
changes in leadership and stakeholder approval of the NSTAC meeting 
discussion points created a longer than usual adjudication process. 
Although the meeting notice was published in the Federal Register late, 
the agenda will be published on the NCS Web site: www.ncs.gov and an 
email will be sent out to the NSTAC Members.

    Dated: October 19, 2012.
Allen F. Woodhouse,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the NSTAC.
[FR Doc. 2012-26325 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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