[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 157 (Friday, August 14, 2015)]
[Pages 48893-48894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20034]



[Docket No. DHS-2015-0044]

Homeland Security Advisory Council--New Tasking

AGENCY: The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of task assignment for the Homeland Security Advisory 


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 
Jeh Johnson, tasked his Homeland Security Advisory Council to establish 
a subcommittee entitled Cybersecurity Subcommittee on August 6, 2015. 
The Cybersecurity Subcommittee will provide findings and 
recommendations to the Homeland

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Security Advisory Council on best practices sourced from industry, 
state and local government, academic experts, and community leaders. 
This notice informs the public of the establishment of the 
Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is not a notice for solicitation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah E. Morgenthau, Executive 
Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, Office of 
Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 
(202) 447-3135 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeland Security Advisory Council 
provides organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific, and 
actionable 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.
    Tasking: The Cybersecurity Subcommittee will develop actionable 
findings and recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security. 
The subcommittee will address the following: (1) Identify the readiness 
of the Department's lifeline sectors to meet the emerging cyber threat 
and provide recommendations for building cross-sector capabilities to 
rapidly restore critical functions and services following a significant 
cyber event; and (2) How can the Department provide a more unified 
approach to support State, Local, Tribal and Territorial cybersecurity?
    Schedule: The Cybersecurity Subcommittee findings and 
recommendations will be submitted to the Homeland Security Advisory 
Council for their deliberation and vote during a public meeting. Once 
the report is voted on by the Homeland Security Advisory Council, it 
will be sent to the Secretary for his review and acceptance.

    Dated: August 7, 2015.
Sarah E. Morgenthau,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-20034 Filed 8-13-15; 8:45 am]