[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Pages 14102-14103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04861]



[Docket No. DHS-2013-0019]

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 March 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: The HSAAC will meet Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 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 AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov 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 prior to the adoption 
of recommendations as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than Tuesday, 
March 12, 2013; must include DHS-2013-0019 as the identification 
number; and may be submitted using one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov. 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.
    One thirty-minute public comment period will be held during the 
meeting on March 20, 2013, occurring between approximately 2:00 p.m. 
and 4:00 p.m. Speakers will be requested to 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

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Engagement/Mailstop 0440; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray 
Lane SW.; Washington, DC 20528-0440, email: 
AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov, 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.
    Agenda: 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 Associates, Bachelors and Masters 
levels; how to apply the Transportation Security Administration (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 the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Management 
Institute and the higher education community to support Presidential 
Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), expand national capability, and support a 
whole community approach; how to expand DHS cooperation with the 
Department of Defense academies and schools to provide current DHS 
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 Research and Development into DHS operations and thought 
processes; how universities can effectively communicate to DHS 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, 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 the 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 networks. The meeting materials 
will be posted to the HSAAC Web site at: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-academic-advisory-council-hsaac no later than March 15, 2013.
    Responsible DHS Official: Lauren Kielsmeier, 
AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov, 202-447-4686.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Lauren Kielsmeier,
Executive Director for Academic Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2013-04861 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]