Saturday, February 2, 2013

DHS Announces HSIN Advisory Committee Meeting – 2-27-13

DHS published a notice (78 FR 7797-7798) in Monday’s Federal Register (available on-line today) announcing that the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Advisory Committee would be holding a two-day meeting on February 27th.

The Agenda

The agenda includes:

• HSIN update including OMB TechStat review;
• HSIN Release 3 update; and
• HSIN and the National Information Sharing and Safeguarding Strategy.

Additionally, the HSIN Program Management Office has requested that the HSINAC look at communication messaging and training guidance on the suggested topics of:

• Identity proofing;
• Migration;
• Two-factor authentication;
• Federated users; and
• Community of interest (COI) charter implementation.

Public Participation

The meeting is open to the public and the meeting will be available by teleconference. You may register by contacting David Steigman ( by February 25th. Written comments may be submitted on the agenda topics via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # DHS-2013-0005). A short period for public oral comments will be made available at the end of the meeting; register with David Steigman.

Interestingly the notice provides some details for how the HSINAC will deal with inclement weather should that arise for the scheduled meeting time. I can’t imagine why anyone would possibly expect weather to affect Washington, DC in February (minor sarcasm alert).

BTW: I can see some acronym confusion in the future. The use of ‘COI’ in this context could be confused with the CFATS use of ‘COI’ and both could be expected to come up in HSIN communications.

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