[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2013)]
[Pages 8160-8161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02457]



[Docket No. DHS-2013-0002]

President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

[[Page 8161]]

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


SUMMARY: The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 
Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2013, via 
conference call. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The NSTAC will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 2:00 
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the 
committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES:  The meeting will be held via conference call. For access to 
the conference bridge, contact Ms. Sue Daage by email at 
[email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
    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. The documents associated with 
the topics to be discussed during the conference will be available at 
www.ncs.gov/nstac for review by Monday, February 14, 2013. Written 
comments must be received by the NSTAC Alternate Designated Federal 
Officer no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 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: [email protected]. Include the docket number in the 
subject line of the email message.
     Fax: (703) 235-4981
     Mail: Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Stakeholder 
Engagement and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Division, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 
245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 3016B, 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 
Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 2:20 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Speakers who 
wish to participate in the public comment period must register in 
advance no later than Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. by 
emailing Sue Daage at [email protected]. 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 

Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, telephone 
(703) 235-4218.

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 telecommunications policy.
    Agenda: The NSTAC members will review and discuss the draft NSTAC 
Report to the President on the National Security and Emergency 
Preparedness Implications of a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband 
Network. The report recommends the President advance a set of 
organizational streamlining, policy changes, technical initiatives, 
reporting requirements, and funding measures to help implement the 
nationwide public safety broadband network. The NSTAC will also receive 
an update on progress made to date by the Secure Government 
Communications Subcommittee. The Secure Government Communications 
Subcommittee is 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 

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Michael A. Echols,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the NSTAC.
[FR Doc. 2013-02457 Filed 2-4-13; 8:45 am]