[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 225 (Friday, November 26, 2021)]
[Pages 67484-67485]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25744]



[Docket No. CISA-2021-0017]

Notice of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 
Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) meeting; 
request for comments.


SUMMARY: CISA is publishing this notice to announce the following CISA 
Cybersecurity Advisory Committee meeting. This meeting will be 
partially closed to the public.

    Meeting Registration: Registration to attend the meeting is 
required and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) 
on December 8, 2021. For more information on how to participate, please 
contact [email protected].
    Speaker Registration: Registration to speak during the meeting's 
public comment period must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on 
December 8, 2021.
    Written Comments: Written comments must be received no later than 
5:00 p.m. ET on December 8, 2021.
    Meeting Date: The CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee will meet 
on December 10, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The meeting may 
close early if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee's open session 
will be held in-person at 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102. 
Capacity and location are subject to change based on DHS protocol 
regarding COVID-19 pandemic restrictions at the time of the meeting. 
Due to pandemic restrictions, members of the public may participate via 
teleconference only. Requests to participate will be accepted and 
processed in the order in which they are received. For access to the 
conference call bridge, information on services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance, please email 
[email protected]. by 5:00 p.m. ET on 
December 8, 2021.
    Comments: Members of the public are invited to provide comments on 
issues that will be considered by the committee as outlined in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Associated materials that may 
be discussed during the meeting will be made available for review at 
https://www.cisa.gov/cisa-cybersecurity-advisory-committee on November 
24, 2021. Comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 10, 
2021, and must be identified by Docket Number CISA-2021-0017. Comments 
may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Please 
follow the instructions for submitting written comments.
     Email: [email protected]. 
Include the Docket Number CISA-2021-0017 in the subject line of the 
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the Docket Number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration to 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket and comments received by the CISA 
Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, please go to www.regulations.gov and 
enter docket number CISA-2021-0017.
    A public comment period is scheduled to be held during the meeting 
from 3:10 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. ET. Speakers who wish to participate in the 
public comment period must email 
[email protected] to register. Speakers 
should limit their comments to 3 minutes and will speak in order of 
registration. Please note that the public comment period may end before 
the time indicated, depending on the number of speakers who register to 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Tsuyi, 202-594-7374, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee 
was established under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2021 (Pub. L. 116-283). Notice of this meeting is given under 
FACA, 5 U.S.C. appendix (Pub. L. 92-463). The CISA Cybersecurity 
Advisory Committee advises the CISA Director on matters related to the 
development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, 
planning, and training pertaining to the cybersecurity mission of the 
    Agenda: The CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee will meet in an 
open session on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
ET to discuss CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee activities and the 
Government's ongoing cybersecurity initiatives. The open session will 
include: (1) A keynote address; (2) an overview of CISA; and (3) a 
discussion on CISA's big challenges, priorities, and potential study 
topics for the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.
    The committee will also meet in a closed session from 10:30 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. ET during which time senior Government intelligence 
officials will provide a classified threat briefing concerning 
cybersecurity threats to the Government and critical infrastructure.
    Basis for Closure: In accordance with section 10(d) of FACA and 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), The Government in the Sunshine Act, it has been 
determined that one agenda item requires closure, as the disclosure of 
the information that will be discussed would not be in the public 
    This agenda item includes a threat briefing, which will provide 
CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee members the opportunity to 
discuss information concerning cybersecurity threats with senior 
Government intelligence officials. The briefing is anticipated to be 
classified at the top secret/sensitive compartmented information level. 
Disclosure of the threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques 
discussed during the briefing would present a risk to the Nation's 
cybersecurity posture, as adversaries could use this information to 
compromise commercial and Government networks. The premature disclosure 
of this information to the public would provide adversaries who wish to 
intrude into commercial and government networks with information on 
potential vulnerabilities, current mitigation techniques, and existing 
cybersecurity defense tactics.
    Therefore, this portion of the meeting is required to be closed 
pursuant to section 10(d) of FACA and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(l), (3).

Megan Tsuyi,
Designated Federal Officer, CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, 
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2021-25744 Filed 11-24-21; 8:45 am]