[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20718-20719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10318]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DHS-2009-0029]


DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office is seeking 
applicants for appointment to the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity 
Advisory Committee.

DATES: Applications for membership must reach the Department of 
Homeland Security Privacy Office at the address below on or before June 
8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, please submit the 
documents described below to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, 
DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by either of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov.
     Fax: (703) 235-0442.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha K. Landesberg, Executive 
Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department 
of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, by telephone (703) 235-
0780, by fax (703) 235-0442, or by e-mail to PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory 
Committee is an advisory committee established in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 
(Pub. L. 92-463). The Committee provides advice at the request of the 
Secretary of DHS and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, 
policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues within 
DHS that relate to personally identifiable information (PII), as well 
as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. The duties of the 
Committee are solely advisory in nature. In developing its advice and 
recommendations, the Committee may, consistent with the requirements of 
the FACA, conduct studies, inquiries, workshops and seminars in 
consultation with individuals and groups in the privacy sector and/or 
other governmental entities. The Committee typically meets four times 
in a calendar year.
    Committee Membership: The DHS Privacy Office is seeking applicants 
for terms to expire in January 2012, and January 2013, respectively. 
Members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of 
the Department of Homeland Security, and must be specially qualified to 
serve on the Committee by virtue of their education, training, and 
experience in the fields of data protection, privacy, and/or emerging 
technologies. Pursuant to the FACA, the Committee's Charter requires 
that Committee membership be balanced among individuals in the 
following fields:
    1. Individuals who are currently working in the areas of higher 
education or research in public (except Federal) or not-for-profit 
institutions;
    2. Individuals currently working in non-governmental industry or 
commercial interests, including at least one who shall be familiar with 
the data concerns of small to medium enterprises; and
    3. Other individuals, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.
    Committee members serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as 
defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code and must 
submit Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450) 
annually for review and approval by Department ethics officials. DHS 
may not release these reports or the information in them to the public 
except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise 
provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Committee members are 
also required to have an appropriate security clearance as a condition 
of their appointment. Members are not compensated for their service on 
the Committee; however, while attending meetings or otherwise engaged 
in Committee business, members may receive travel expenses and per diem 
in accordance with Federal regulations.
    Committee History and Activities: All individuals interested in 
applying for Committee membership should review the history of the 
Committee's work. The Committee's charter and current membership, 
transcripts of Committee meetings, and all of the Committee's reports 
and recommendations to the Department are posted on the Committee's Web 
page on the DHS Privacy Office Web site (http://www.dhs.gov/privacy).

Applying for Membership

    If you are interested in applying for membership on the DHS Data 
Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, please submit the following 
documents to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, at the address 
provided below by June 8, 2009:
    1. A letter explaining your qualifications for service on the 
Committee; and
    2. A resume that includes a detailed description of your experience 
that it is relevant to the Committee's work.
    Please send your documents to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive 
Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by either 
of the following methods:
     E-mail: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov.
     Fax: (703) 235-0442.
    In support of the Department of Homeland Security's policy on 
gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply for membership.


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    Dated: April 28, 2009.
Mary Ellen Callahan,
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
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