[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Pages 56662-56663]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22545]



[Docket No. DHS-2012-0053]

Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee 

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory 
Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on September 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC 
The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The HSSTAC will meet Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9 a.m.-4:30 
p.m. and Friday, September 28, 2012, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The meeting may 
close early if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate, 1120 Vermont Avenue 
NW. (Room 5-212), Washington DC.
    All visitors must pre-register in order to gain entrance to the 
building. To register, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below. Alternatively, you may register via 
this Web site: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=20124214E. 
Please provide your name, citizenship, organization (if any), title (if 
any), email address (if any), and telephone number.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below.
    The materials that are provided to committee members will also be 
provided to the public. Materials that are sent to committee members in 
advance will be posted on the public Web site below at the same time. 
Materials that are provided to committee members at the meeting will be 
made available to any members of the public present at the same time, 
and also posted to the public Web site below as soon as possible after 
the meeting. Check this Web site after Sept. 12: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-science-and-technology-advisory-committee-hsstac.
    To facilitate public participation, we invite public comment on the 
issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing, or 
both. If submitting in writing, please include the docket number (DHS-
2012-0053) and submit by one of these methods before September 25:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-254-6176.
     Mail: Mary Hanson, HSSTAC Executive Director, Science and 
Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray 
Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number. Comments 
received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the HSSTAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    A period is allotted for oral public comment on September 28 after 
DHS officials provide briefings on each issue listed below and prior to 
the members making their recommendations. Speakers are asked to pre-
register as such, and to limit their comments to three minutes or less. 
Please note that the public comment period may end before the time 
indicated, following the last call for comments. To register as a 
speaker, contact the person listed below.

Director, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland 
Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528, 202-254-
5866(O), 202-254-5823 (F), [email protected].

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 HSSTAC was established and operates in accordance with the 
provisions of the FACA. The committee addresses areas of interest and 
importance to the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, such as 
new developments in systems engineering, cyber-security, knowledge 
management and how best to leverage related technologies funded by 
other federal agencies and by the private sector. It also advises the 
Under Secretary on policies, management processes, and organizational 
constructs as needed.
    Agenda: Because this committee was recently reconstituted under a 

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charter, this first meeting will include administrative briefings and 
orientation. On the first day, members will receive introductory and 
administrative briefings from DHS officials about the Department of 
Homeland Security. On the second day, members will focus on the 
following issues: How Technology Can Address Homeland Security 
Challenges, Accelerating Innovation Through Systems Analysis, and 
Leveraging Industry for Impact. Members will first receive briefings 
and ``problem statements'' on these issues from Department officials, 
discuss and deliberate various approaches and responses, hear comments 
from the public, then recommend next steps to address the issue. At the 
end of the meeting and following input from the committee, Department 
officials will prioritize the issues discussed and provide direction to 
the committee, including the possible establishment of subcommittees to 
address the highest priorities.

    Dated: September 5, 2012.
Mary Hanson,
Executive Director, Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2012-22545 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]