[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 119 (Thursday, June 19, 2008)]
[Pages 34945-34946]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-13832]



National Communications System

[Docket No. NCS-2008-0002]

President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 

AGENCY: National Communications System, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory 
Committee (NSTAC) will be meeting by teleconference; the meeting will 
be partially closed to the public.

DATES: August 4, 2008, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place by teleconference. For access to 
the conference bridge and meeting materials, contact Ms. Sue Daage at 
(703) 235-5526 or by e-mail at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. July 25, 
2008. If you have comments relating to the August 4, 2008 meeting, you 
must submit by August 11, 2008. Comments must be identified by NCS-
2008-0002 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include docket number in the 
subject line of the message.
     Mail: Office of the Manager, National Communications 
System (N5), Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20529.
     Fax: 1-866-466-5370.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and NCS-2008-0002, 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 NSTAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kiesha Gebreyes, Chief, Industry 
Operations Branch at (703) 235-5525, e-mail: [email protected] or 
write the Deputy Manager, National Communications System, Department of 
Homeland Security, CS&C/NCS/N5, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Building 410, 
Washington, DC 20528.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NSTAC advises the President on issues and 
problems related to implementing national security and emergency 
preparedness telecommunications policy. Notice of this meeting is given 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, (5 
U.S.C. App.).
    At the upcoming meeting, between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., the 
conference call will include government stakeholder feedback on NSTAC 
initiatives and updates on research and development, outreach efforts 
and traffic management. This portion of the meeting will be open to the 
    Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., the NSTAC will hold discussions on 
core network assurance and the NSTAC Work Plan. The NSTAC also will 
vote on the work plan. This portion of the meeting will be closed to 
the public.
    Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should 
indicate this when arranging access to the teleconference and are 
encouraged to identify anticipated special needs as early as possible.
    Basis for Closure: Discussions about network security will contain 
sensitive industry information concerning specific system threats and 

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physical/cyber vulnerabilities. Pursuant to section 10(d), 5 U.S.C., 
the Department has determined that this discussion will likely reveal 
trade secrets or financial information obtained from private parties 
which is privileged or confidential. Pursuant to section 10(d), 5 
U.S.C., the Department has also determined that this discussion will 
concern matters which, if disclosed, would likely frustrate the 
implementation of a proposed agency action. Accordingly, the relevant 
portion of this meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(9)(B).

James Madon,
Director, National Communications System.
 [FR Doc. E8-13832 Filed 6-18-08; 8:45 am]