[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 15 (Monday, January 24, 2011)]
[Pages 4123-4124]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1345]



[Docket No. DHS-2011-0002]

Homeland Security Advisory Council

AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on 
February 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be partially 
closed to the public.

DATES: The HSAC will meet on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 9:20 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. EST. The open portion of the meeting will be from 
approximately 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Capital Ballroom at the 
Embassy Suites--Convention Center, 900 10th Street, NW., Washington, DC 
    Written comments must be submitted and received by February 2, 
2011. Comments must be identified by Docket No. DHS 2011-0002 and may 

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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-2011-0002, 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 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 information and 
swearing in new members.
    The open portions of the meeting will include opening remarks from 
the HSAC leadership, a ceremonial swearing in of new members, ``If You 
See Something, Say Something\TM\'' public awareness campaign, and 
Suspicious Activity Reporting'' Programs, a View From the Hill, DHS 
Community Resilience Efforts, and closing remarks.
    The closed portions of the meeting will address threats to our 
homeland security, results of a cyber security exercise, sharing 
information with others, and Southwest Border operations.
    Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that certain portions of 
the meeting require closure as the premature disclosure of the 
information would not be in the public interest. There will be 
briefings from DHS Intelligence and Analysis and a high level DHS 
official regarding domestic and international threats to our homeland 
security; a presentation on the timely sharing of specific incident 
threat and law enforcement information with State, local, Tribal and 
private partners within the Homeland Security Advisory System; and a 
briefing from Customs and Border Protection on threats at the Southwest 
Border and joint operations with Mexican law enforcement personnel to 
address violence and illegal border crossings. Under 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(7)(E)&(F), disclosure of this information could reveal 
investigative techniques and procedures not generally available to the 
public allowing those with interests against the United States to 
circumvent the law, thereby endangering the life or physical safety of 
law enforcement personnel. Additionally, under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), 
disclosure of these techniques and procedures could frustrate the 
successful implementation of protective measures designed to keep our 
country safe.
    A briefing on the Cyber Storm III Exercise will include lessons 
learned and vulnerabilities of cyber assets, as well as potential 
methods to improve a Federal response to a cyber attack. Under 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(9)(B), disclosure of this information would be a road map to 
those who wish to attack our cyber security, and hence, would certainly 
frustrate the successful implementation of preventive and Counter 
measures to protect our cybersecurity.
    Accordingly, this meeting will be partially closed to the public.

Becca Sharp,
Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, DHS.
[FR Doc. 2011-1345 Filed 1-21-11; 8:45 am]