Monday, January 24, 2011

HSAC Meeting 02-08-01

DHS published a notice in today’s Federal Register for an upcoming meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) meeting on February 8th in Washington, D.C. This will be a mixed meeting with only a portion open to the public.

During the open portion of the meeting new members will be sworn in and the Council will receive information on:

• The “If You See Something, Say Something”TM public awareness campaign;
• Suspicious Activity Reporting programs; and
• DHS Community Resilience Efforts
During the closed portion of the meeting the Council will discuss threats to homeland security and will receive information on:

• Results from Cyber Storm III exercise;
• Information sharing within the Homeland Security Advisory System;• Threats at the southwest border; and
• Joint operations with Mexican law enforcement personnel to address violence and illegal border crossings.
The notice does not specifically discuss whether or not provisions are being made for public presentations during the open portion of the meeting. Such presentations, if allowed would typically need to be registered in advance with HSAC Staff at or 202-447-3135. Written comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket Number DHS 2011-0002).

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