[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 128 (Monday, July 6, 2015)]
[Pages 38453-38454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16517]



[Docket No. DHS-2015-0017]

Notice of Public Workshop Regarding Information Sharing and 
Analysis Organizations

AGENCY: Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection 
and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of public workshop.


SUMMARY: This Notice announces a public workshop on July 30, 2015 to 
discuss Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations, Automated 
Threat Information Sharing, and Analysis Capabilities and Requirements, 
as related to Executive Order 13691, ``Promoting Private Sector 
Cybersecurity Information Sharing'' of February 13, 2015. This workshop 
builds off of the workshop held on June 9, 2015 at the Volpe Center in 
Cambridge, MA.

DATES: The workshop will be held on July 30, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. The meeting may conclude before the allotted time if all 
matters for discussion have been addressed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting location is Silicon Valley at San Jose State 
University--1 Washington Sq., San Jose, CA 95192. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for the address to submit written or electronic 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 13691 can be found at: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
meeting, please contact [email protected] or Michael A. Echols, Director, 
JPMO, Department of Homeland Security, [email protected].

Background and Purpose

    On February 13, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13691 
intended to enable and facilitate ``private companies, nonprofit 
organizations, and executive departments and agencies . . . to share 
information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents and 
collaborate to respond in as close to real time as possible.'' The 
order addresses two concerns the private sector has raised:
     How can companies share information if they do not fit 
neatly into the sector-based structure of the existing Information 
Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)?
     If a group of companies wants to start an information 
sharing organization, what model should they follow? What are the best 
practices for such an organization?
    ISAOs may allow organizations to robustly participate in DHS 
information sharing programs even if they do not fit into an existing 
critical infrastructure sector, seek to collaborate with other 
companies in different ways (regionally, for example), or lack 
sufficient resources to share directly with the government. ISAOs may 
participate in existing DHS cybersecurity information sharing programs 
and contribute to near-real-time sharing of cyber threat indicators.

Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, 
contact [email protected] and write ``Special Assistance'' in the subject 
box or contact the meeting coordinator the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice.

Meeting Details

    Members of the public may attend this workshop by RSVP only up to 
the seating capacity of the room. We plan to audio record the Workshop 
Panels that

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take place in the San Jose State University Ball Room and to make that 
audio recording available on the ISAO Web page DHS.gov/ISAO. A valid 
government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver's 
license) will be required for entrance to the building and meeting 
space. Those who plan to attend should RSVP through the link provided 
on the ISAO Web page DHS.gov/ISAO 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests 
made after July 23, 2015 might not be able to be accommodated.
    We encourage you to participate in this meeting by submitting 
comments to the ISAO inbox [email protected], commenting orally, or 
submitting written comments to the DHS personnel attending the meeting 
who are identified to receive them.

Submitting Written Comments

    You may also submit written comments to the docket using any one of 
the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Although comments are being submitted to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal, this is a tool to provide transparency to the general public, 
not because this is a rulemaking action.
    (2) Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number in the 
subject line of the message.
    (3) Fax: 703-235-4981, Attn: Michael A. Echols.
    (4) Mail: Michael A. Echols, Director, JPMO-ISAO Coordinator, NPPD, 
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0615, 
Arlington VA 20598-0615.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
All comments must either be submitted to the online docket on or before 
July 20, 2015, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

    Authority:  6 U.S.C. 131-134; 6 CFR. 29; E.O. 13691.

    Dated: June 23, 2015.
Andy Ozment,
Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2015-16517 Filed 7-2-15; 8:45 am]