[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 9, 2012)]
[Pages 61421-61422]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24841]



[Docket No. DHS-2012-0026]

Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will 
meet on October 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: The HSAAC will meet Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the 
committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Ronald Reagan International 
Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Floor B, Room B1.5-10, 
Washington, DC 20004. All visitors to the Ronald Reagan International 
Trade Center must bring a Government-issued photo ID. Please use the 
main entrance on 14th Street, NW.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, send an 
email to [email protected] or contact Lindsay Burton at 
202-447-4686 as soon as possible.
    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. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than Tuesday, October 16, 2012, and must be identified 
by DHS-2012-0026 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     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: 202-447-3713.
     Mail: Academic Engagement; MGMT/Office of Academic 
Engagement/Mailstop 0440; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray 
Lane SW., Washington, DC 20528-0440.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket, to read background documents or 
comments received by the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Two fifteen-minute public comment periods will be held during the 
meeting on October 24, 2012, the first occurring between approximately 
11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; the second occurring between approximately 
2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Speakers will be requested to

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limit their comments to three minutes. Please note that the public 
comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last 
call for comments. Contact the Office of Academic Engagement as 
indicated below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Burton, Office of Academic 
Engagement/Mailstop 0440; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray 
Lane SW., Washington, DC 20528-0440, email: 
[email protected], tel: 202-447-4686 and fax: 202-447-3713.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The 
HSAAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior 
leadership on matters relating to student and recent graduate 
recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and 
community resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.


    The five HSAAC subcommittees (Student and Recent Graduate 
Recruitment, Homeland Security Academic Programs, Academic Research and 
Faculty Exchange, International Students, and Campus Resilience) will 
give progress reports and may present draft recommendations for action 
in response to initial taskings issued by Secretary Napolitano at the 
March 20, 2012 full committee meeting, including: how to attract 
student interns, student veterans, and recent graduates to jobs at DHS; 
how to use social media and other means of communication to most 
effectively reach this audience; how to ensure that students and recent 
graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic 
Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other 
Minority Serving Institutions know of and take advantage of DHS 
internship and job opportunities; how to define the core elements of a 
homeland security degree at the associate's, bachelor's and master's 
levels; how to apply the TSA Associates Program model to other segments 
of the DHS workforce who wish to pursue a community college pathway; 
how to form relationships with 4-year schools so that DHS employees' 
credits transfer towards a higher level degree; how to enhance existing 
relationships between FEMA's Emergency Management Institute and the 
higher education community to support Presidential Policy Directive 8 
(PPD-8): National Preparedness, expand national capability, and support 
a whole community approach; how to expand DHS cooperation with the 
Department of Defense academies and schools to provide DHS' current 
employees with educational opportunities; how academic research can 
address DHS' biggest challenges; how DHS operational Components can 
form lasting relationships with universities to incorporate scientific 
findings and R&D into DHS' operations and thought processes; how 
universities can effectively communicate to DHS the universities' 
emerging scientific findings and technologies that will make DHS 
operations more effective and efficient; how to create a robust staff/
faculty exchange program between academe and DHS; how DHS can improve 
its international student processes and outreach efforts; how DHS can 
better communicate its regulatory interpretations, policies and 
procedures to the academic community; how DHS can accommodate and 
support emerging trends in international education; how colleges and 
universities use specific capabilities, tools, and processes to enhance 
campus and community resilience as well as the cyber and physical 
infrastructure; how DHS' grant programs may be adjusted to support 
resiliency-related planning and improvements; how campuses can better 
integrate with community planning and response entities; how to 
implement the whole community approach and preparedness culture within 
student and neighboring communities; how to strengthen ties between 
DHS' Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and campus law enforcement 
professionals; and how DHS can better coordinate with individual campus 
IT departments on the risks towards and attacks on computer systems and 

Responsible DHS Official

    Lauren Kielsmeier, [email protected], 202-447-4686.

    Dated: October 3, 2012.
Lauren Kielsmeier,
Executive Director for Academic Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2012-24841 Filed 10-5-12; 8:45 am]