[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Pages 14101-14102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04921]



[Docket No. DHS-2013-0014]

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 March 21, 2013 in Washington, DC The 
meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The HSSTAC will meet Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:30 a.m.--4:15 
p.m. The meeting may close early if the committee has completed its 

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 entry to the 
building. To register, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below. Alternatively, you may register via 
this Web site: http://www.dhs.gov/st-hsstac. Select the link labeled 
``Click Here to Register.'' 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 on or before March 
21. Materials that are provided to committee members at the meeting 
will be made available to public attendees, and also posted to the 
public Web site below as soon as possible after the meeting. Check this 
Web site after

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March 6, 2013: http://www.dhs.gov/st-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, in writing, or both. If submitting in 
writing, please include the docket number (DHS-2013-0014) and submit 
via one of the following methods before March 19, 2013:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: mary.hanson@hq.dhs.gov. 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 March 21, 2013, 
after each topic area and before any recommendations are formulated. 
Speakers are asked to pre-register and 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), mary.hanson@hq.dhs.gov.

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: Members will meet with the Under Secretary and Deputy Under 
Secretary for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) to 
discuss proposed areas for study and receive taskings from the 
Department. The committee will then receive oral and written reports 
from its subcommittees on the following issues:

--DHS S&T collaboration with industry, and the Department's request for 
HSSTAC input on how to improve that collaboration.
--Cyber Security and the evolution of the Cyber Security Division of 

The committee will review the information presented on each issue, 
deliberate on any preliminary recommendations presented by the 
subcommittees, and formulate initial recommendations for the 
Department's consideration. The last item on the agenda is a briefing 
and discussion regarding the recent creation of a Resilient Systems 
Division at DHS S&T. The committee will hear why this division was 
created and its strategic direction, and will formulate preliminary 
recommendations for consideration by the Department.
    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 new 
taskings to address the highest priorities.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Mary Hanson,
Executive Director, Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2013-04921 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]