AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS
ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on September 27 -28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be open to the public.
DATE: The HSSTAC will meet Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, September 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.
ADDRESS: The meeting will be held at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate, 1120 Vermont Avenue NW (Room 5-212), Washington DC.
All visitors must pre-register in order to gain entrance to the building. Please register via this website.
The materials that are provided to committee members will also be provided to the public. Materials that are sent to committee members in advance will be posted on the public website below at the same time. Materials that are provided to committee members at the meeting will be made available to any members of the public present at the same time, and also posted to the public website below as soon as possible after the meeting. Check this website after Sept. 12: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-science-and-technology-advisory-committee-hsstac
To facilitate public participation, we invite public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the “Supplementary Information” below. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing, or both. If submitting in writing, please include the docket number (DHS-2012-0053) and submit by one of these methods before September 25:
Registration website: When registering to attend the meeting, please include your written comment with your registration information.
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
Mail: Mary Hanson, HSSTAC Executive Director, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528
Agenda: Because this committee was recently reconstituted under a new charter, this first meeting will include administrative briefings and orientation. On the first day, members will receive introductory and administrative briefings from DHS officials about the Department of Homeland Security. On the second day, members will focus on the following issues: How Technology Can Address Homeland Security Challenges, Accelerating Innovation Through Systems Analysis, and Leveraging Industry for Impact. Members will first receive briefings and “problem statements” on these issues from Department officials, then discuss and deliberate various approaches and responses, hear comments from the public, then recommend next steps to address the issue. At the end of the meeting and following input from the committee, Department officials will prioritize the issues discussed and provide direction to the committee, including the possible establishment of subcommittees to address the highest priorities.