[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67750-67751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28399]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2011-0107]


Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Charter Renewal and Request for Applicants for Appointment to Homeland 
Security Information Network Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the 
renewal of the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee 
(HSINAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties of the Department of Homeland Security. This 
determination follows consultation with the Committee Management 
Secretariat, General Services Administration.
    Qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee are 
invited to apply for appointment.

DATES: Applications for membership should be mailed to the individual 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and should reach the 
Designated Federal Officer, HSINAC on or before November 18, 2011. If 
you desire to submit comments on the establishment of this committee, 
they must be received within 60 days of the publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Applications for appointment to the HSINAC should include a 
resume of no more than two pages and a letter stating their interest in 
joining the committee. Applications must be mailed or Emailed to:
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: (202) 357-7678
     Mail: David Steigman, Designated Federal Officer, Homeland 
Security Information Network Advisory Committee, 245 Murray Lane, SW., 
BLDG 410, Washington, DC 20528-0426.
    If you desire to submit comments on this action, they must be 
submitted within 60 days of the publication of this notice. Comments 
must be identified by docket number DHS-2011-0107 and may be submitted 
by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected] Include the docket number, 
DHS-2011-0107, in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 357-7678
     Mail: David Steigman, Department of Homeland Security, 245 
Murray Lane, SW., BLDG 410, Washington, DC 20528-0426.
     Instructions: All comments received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and DHS-2011-0107, the docket 
number for this action. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov. including any personal 
information provided. Do not submit applications for appointment to 
this Web site.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Steigman, 245 Murray Lane, SW., 
BLDG 410, Washington, DC 20528-0426; [email protected]; telephone: 
(202) 357-7809; fax: (202) 357-7678.
    Name of Committee: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory 
Committee (HSINAC)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For the reasons set forth below, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the 
HSINAC is necessary and in the public interest. This determination 
follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General 
Services Administration.
    The HSINAC is being renewed in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. This Committee 
advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security 
on matters relating to the Homeland Security Information Network 
(HSIN), including system requirements, operating policies, community 
organization, knowledge management, interoperability, federation with 
other systems, and any other aspect of HSIN that supports the 
operations of DHS and its federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, 
international and private sector mission partners. The committee will 
meet approximately three times each year, usually in the Washington, DC 
metropolitan area, but may meet more often as the need arises.
    Balanced Membership Plans: The HSINAC will be composed of 
individual members possessing expertise, knowledge, and experience 
regarding the business processes and information sharing needs of one 
or more of the homeland security mission areas. Members shall be 
appointed based on their expertise in professions and disciplines 
engaged in homeland security operations and in support of homeland 
security mission requirements.
    Because a balance of perspectives is essential to ensure that the 
HSINAC truly represents the broad spectrum of HSIN users, HSINAC 
membership shall expressly include individuals from federal, state, 
local, tribal, and territorial governments and the private sector, 
including:
    1. Three members drawn from currently serving state, tribal, or 
local law enforcement;
    2. One member drawn from currently serving federal law enforcement;

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    3. Two members drawn from currently serving State Homeland Security 
Advisors;
    4. Two members drawn from currently serving emergency managers;
    5. Two members drawn from currently serving fire services;
    6. Two members drawn from currently serving public health or 
agriculture sectors;
    7. Three members drawn from currently serving senior managers in 
private sector industries deemed critical infrastructure or key 
resources in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan;
    8. One member drawn from currently serving in an Office of the 
Adjutant General of the National Guard;
    9. One member drawn from currently serving State or local Chief 
Information Security Officer or cyber-related position within State or 
local government;
    10. One member drawn from currently serving local, county/parish, 
or city government;
    11. One member drawn from currently serving tribal government;
    12. One member drawn from currently serving in any discipline with 
relevant expertise in state, local, tribal, or territorial homeland 
security.
    Of the above-described members, two shall serve in, or have direct 
oversight of, different state or major urban area fusion centers.
    Duration: The HSINAC Charter was filed with Congress July 14, 2011 
and remains in effect through July 14, 2013.
    Responsible DHS Officials: David Steigman, HSINAC Designated 
Federal Officer; Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, SW., 
BLDG 410, Washington, DC 20528-0426; [email protected], (202) 357-
7809.
    Applying for Appointment: The committee will fill all the positions 
listed above. The HSINAC will be composed of individual members 
possessing expertise, knowledge, and experience regarding the business 
processes and information sharing needs of one or more of the homeland 
security mission areas. Members are appointed based on their expertise 
in professions and disciplines engaged in homeland security operations 
and in support of homeland security mission requirements. Members will 
serve a term of two years. Members are appointed by the Secretary of 
Homeland Security at the recommendation of the HSIN Program Director.
    Members of the HSINAC will be appointed and serve as Special 
Government Employees (SGE), as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 
United States Code, except for those members who currently are serving 
employees of the federal government. As a candidate for appointment as 
a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). DHS may not release the forms 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). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the 
Office of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov), or by contacting the 
individual listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a 
completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered.
    Members serve at their own expense and receive no salary from the 
Federal government, although they may be reimbursed for per diem and 
travel expenses.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply for membership.

    Dated: October 18, 2011.
Deborah Kent,
Program Director, Homeland Security Information Network Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-28399 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]
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