[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
[Page 59278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24170]



[Docket No. DHS-2010-0078]

Homeland Security Advisory Council

AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on 
October 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be closed to the 

DATE: The HSAC will meet on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 3 
p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at DHS Headquarters at the Nebraska 
Avenue Complex, Washington, DC 20528. Written comments must be 
submitted and received by October 8, 2010. Comments must be identified 
by Docket No. DHS-2010-0078 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.
     Fax: (202) 282-9207.
     Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of 
Homeland Security, Mailstop 0450, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Washington, DC 
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and DHS-2010-0078, 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 DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, go to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HSAC Staff at [email protected] or 202-447-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The HSAC provides 
independent, objective advice and recommendations for the consideration 
of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters 
related to homeland security. The Council is comprised of leaders of 
local law enforcement, first responders, state and local government, 
the private sector, and academia.
    The HSAC will meet for the purpose of receiving sensitive 
operational information from senior DHS leadership. The briefings will 
focus on sensitive sharing of real time information among TSA and 
federal and local law enforcement agencies concerning transportation 
infrastructure. Members will also receive domestic and international 
intelligence briefings that are focused on threats against the homeland 
which require responsive federal and law enforcement involvement. 
Members will learn about the potential capabilities and vulnerabilities 
identified in a cyber exercise and discuss potential methods to improve 
a federal response. Members will also be briefed on current operational 
plans for the Governors and Homeland Security Advisors January 2011 

Summary of the Agenda

    Sensitive Threat Briefings against the Homeland.
    Governor and Homeland Security Advisors' Transitions.
    Policy and Planning Issues related to the ``If you see something, 
say something'' campaign.
    Watch List Operational Improvements.
    Lessons Learned from the cyber exercise.
    Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that this HSAC meeting's 
briefings and discussions require closure. Premature disclosure to the 
public of information which is shared in real time among TSA and local 
law enforcement agencies, and premature disclosure of the Governors and 
Homeland Security Advisors transitions plan could disclose 
investigative techniques and procedures not generally available to the 
public. This would allow those with interests against the United States 
to circumvent the law, thereby endangering the life or physical safety 
of law enforcement personnel. Consequently, the meeting will be closed 
in accordance with the criteria in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(7)(E)&(F). 
Furthermore, premature disclosure of the information from these 
briefings, as well as the capabilities and vulnerabilities gleaned from 
the cyber exercise, is likely to significantly frustrate implementation 
of changes specifically focused on DHS' internal plans, planning and 
sensitive processes within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B).

    Dated: September 21, 2010.
Becca Sharp,
Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, DHS.
[FR Doc. 2010-24170 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]