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DHS - 16599 - National Maritime Security Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Maritime Security Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number16599
Original Establishment Date11/25/2002Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*21
Current Charter Date3/30/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Office of Port and Facilty Compliance
Date Of Renewal Charter3/30/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixCAPT
Projected Termination Date9/30/2029Designated Federal Officer First Name*Andrew
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Meyers
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*§ 601 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-282, 132 Stat. 4190 and is codified in 46 U.S.C. § 70112Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 372-1080
Effective Date Of Authority*10/15/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202)372-1906
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NMSAC will advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in which the US Coast Guard is operating, via the Commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters affecting maritime security, including, but not limited to:·developing a national strategy and policy to provide for efficient, coordinated and effective action to deter and minimize damage from maritime related transportation security incidents;·recommending actions required to meet current and future security threats to ports, vessels, facilities, waterways and their associated inter-modal transportation connections and critical infrastructure;·promoting international cooperation and multilateral solutions to maritime security issues;·addressing security issues and concerns brought to the Committee by segments of the maritime transportation industry, or other port and waterway stakeholders; and,·such other matters, related to those above, that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security may charge the Committee to address. The Committee will be responsive to specific assignments, and may conduct studies, inquiries, workshops and seminars in consultation with individuals and groups in the private sector and/or other governmental entities.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee will consist of least 8 members, but not more than 21 members with particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters relating to the function of the Committee. Each member shall have at least five years practical experience in maritime security operations. To most effectively deal with the diversity of complex challenges that maritime security presents, members shall reflect a cross section of maritime industries and port and waterway stakeholders, including but not limited to: shippers, carriers, port authorities, facility operators, and agencies or organizations having responsibility for law enforcement, intelligence collection and analysis, and crisis and consequence management and response expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY22, the Committee held three virtual and two hybrid meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Provisions of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 directed that the NMSAC be established to advise, consult with, report to, and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national maritime security, including recommendations on developing a national strategy and policy to provide for efficient, coordinated and effective action to deter and minimize damage from maritime related transportation security incidents. There is no existing committee or other organization within the Federal government that can provide the range of expertise necessary to provide advice on national maritime security.
Why close or partially close meetings?Portion of the meetings of the NMSAC concern national security strategy and policy, actions required to meet current and future security threats and within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), this information is specifically authorized under criteria established by Executive Order 12968 to be kept secret in the interests of national defense or foreign policy. Accordingly, a portion of the NMSAC meeting will to be closed to the public.
Recommendation RemarksUnder 46 U.S.C. § 15109(m), the Committee is authorized to continue until September 30, 2029.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*82Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY22, the Committee provided 14 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) provides direct feedback during Committee meetings.Narrative Description*The Committee provides advice to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters of national maritime security.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$38,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$48,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$4,500.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$8,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,800.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$2,600.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$46,900.00Est. Total Next FY*$65,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/20/2022 9:52 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est Cost RemarksIn FY23, we anticipate two in-person meetings.
Cost RemarksIn FY22, the Committee held three virtual and two hybrid meetings.  
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Interest Areas

National Defense
National Security and Defense
Boating and Navigation


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039304National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038463National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036208National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032825National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001274National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003009National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003399National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005115National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005497National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007292National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007619National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009430National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009701National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011349National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011560National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013247National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013376National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015120National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015274National Maritime Security Advisory Committee2003